x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Leaked unsecured bootloader for Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III may mean developer model won't sell

Leaked unsecured bootloader for Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III may mean developer model won't sell

Posted: , by Alan F.

Tags:

Leaked unsecured bootloader for Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III may mean developer model won't sell
This leak can lead to an unlocked bootloader on your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III

This leak can lead to an unlocked bootloader on your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III

Remember that special developer version of the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III that the Korean firm plans on offering with an unlocked bootloader? Thanks to a leaked unsecured bootloader, the developer model might not sell as much as expected. The leak has led to a hack that will replace the bootloader on the regular consumer version of the phone. Developers will now be able to come up with custom kernels and flash them using Odin.

There are tons of caveats which makes this something that only those with experience should try. For example, should Samsung ever update the bootloaders on the device, using the tool could result in your phone becoming a building material (brick). If you go ahead and install this, you cannot accept any  update without first flashing the Odin Packages found at the sourcelink.

Perhaps the best thing to do is wait to see what some of the more advanced developers do with this.

source: XDADevelopers via AndroidCentral

Like this story? Like us on Facebook to follow our posts:

2 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 16 Aug 2012, 02:45 2

1. Phullofphil (Posts: 798; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


I hope this speeds up development of custum jelly been roms for my phone.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 02:46 2

2. Phullofphil (Posts: 798; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


I cant believe How long this news has been up and there has been no coments yet. Come on people wake up this is pretty signifacit( you know you cant spell when word prediction has no options for your wrong spelling on a well used word) story.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories