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
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

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  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh

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2 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

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

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

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