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

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