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Verizon Galaxy S III buyer's remorse avoided, as working root and recovery grace its locked bootloader

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Verizon Galaxy S III buyer's remorse avoided, as working root and recovery grace its locked bootloader
The whole Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III community must have shed a tear or two after learning that their beloved device will come with a locked bootloader, which usually makes rooting and loading fancy custom ROMs a pain in the you know what.

After all, rooting exploits were found for all the other US versions, running on AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile, so Verizon's cusotmers might have felt hung out to dry that the newest kid on the country's most expansive 4G network will come with a locked bootloader.

Fret not, though - those ever-charging souls at XDA-Devs decided to roll up their sleeves and address the matter before the potential wave of depression and anger management courses swept over the potential owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III on Big Red. Turned out that root and CWM, all that good stuff, is entirely possible, even with the locked bootloader, so if you are interested in tinkering with the handset when you get it, visit the thread below.

source: XDA-Devs

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posted on 09 Jul 2012, 06:52 1

1. khmer (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


I never plan to root my beloved Galaxy S3 is wasting time and warranty will be voided.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 10:03

3. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Ive never had warranty voided for a root even though they say it voids it they have no way of knowing or you can always unroot so that is not a problem. And rooting a phone is def not wasting your time you need to check out all the possibilities My favorite is backing up my apps not only does it back up the apps but the saved files in the apps so if you change your phone anythings saved be it games files notes or anything you dont have to start from scratch.

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 10:54

5. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


while not rooting is fine for many users, you're certainly missing out on a lot of things.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 08:57 1

2. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


With each article I find I'm liking verizon less and less. The only locked bootloader on a SGSIII in the world?! That's an infamita!!

Please Moto, use your partnership with verizon to make one more nexus for us......

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 10:54

6. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


all the recent moto phones on VZW are locked too...

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 21:33

4. fanesxx (Posts: 73; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Developers = real freedom

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