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Root comes to the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II even after the new software update

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Jan 2013, 01:02

Verizon can't keep the Dev Community down, and as it turns out, Adam over on XDA Forums has now come up with away around this. So in essence, the software update to version I605VRALL4 that is to prevent rooting and unlocking of the phone....has been circumvented. By following Adam's instructions and downloading the required programs on your PC, you can still root and unlock the Samsung Galaxy Note II, even after Verizon's OTA software update has been installed.

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posted on 28 Jan 2013, 01:13 1

1. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


posted on 28 Jan 2013, 06:33

6. caseball2051 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

yup FU big red.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 02:47 1

2. MartianMe (unregistered)

i taught they just passed a law that makes it illegal to unlock your phone

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 02:56 1

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Just because it's illegal doesn't mean people won't do it. Even then, you can unlock it legally, just with your carrier's consent.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 04:59 1

5. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

This is not a carrier unlock. This is a bootloader unlock.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 17:10

8. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

This is a rooting procedure, not an unlocking one. The two concepts are fundamentally and functionally very different.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 03:19 1

4. MartianMe (unregistered)

you are right,but how is that going to work out?? are these carriers going to allow everybody on their network to do it? if so .. then what's the point of the law? and besides these carriers are the ones behind this law i'm sure.

posted on 28 Jan 2013, 06:34

7. caseball2051 (Posts: 31; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

this isnt against the new law. this is different than carrier unlocks. this is bootloader unlock

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 09:01

9. Ralston1983 (Posts: 70; Member since: 03 Feb 2011)

A carrier unlock allows you to take your Sprint gn2 over to Vzw and vice versa. A bootloader unlock just allows you to modify the OS on the phone and not alter the service provider

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