Stock firmware image available for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III

Stock firmware image available for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III
Now that some Verizon Samsung Galaxy S IIIs started arriving at customer’s homes early and the official release is two days away, many Android aficionados may be ready to start tinkering with their new handsets. Luckily for them, the folks over at Samsung Updates have posted the factory firmware image for the device, so you can easily get back to stock in the event your experiments don’t go as planned.

As we previously reported, Verizon’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III appears to have a locked bootloader, but at least one site in the hacking community says they believe they have a workaround. If for some reason that one doesn’t work, we’re sure that once the device is released, tools and techniques on the modding side of things will progress quite rapidly.

Related phones

Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.00h talk time)



1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Now Verizon customers can enjoy a King of Android phone.

2. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Again another poor iPhone copy. Why has it not been banned yet? It must be banned like the Nexus.

4. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

ah, what part??srsly?? where?

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Don't pay atention, he is just a troll.


Posts: 97; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Better than ur cheap shattering glass. Better than ur overpriced midrange phone. Better than ur half baked os. Better than ur restrictions. Better than ur iTunes that totally sucks. Better than ur iPhone which can't even play 1080p and 720p lags and struggles. Better than being typical. Better than people calling u cheap lowlife nasty degrading names. Go to Google and type I$h?? P Better than being a cult and hipster and brainwashed z@mbies.

7. PhoneBug

Posts: 14; Member since: May 29, 2012

" Go to Google and type I$h?? " Thats funny,its actually in Urban Dictionary.

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

+ Better than Siri.

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Leave it too Verizon to f**k up a wet dream. Oh well, at least the stock image is already available.

10. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

My gs3 is coming in the mail tomorrow. Haven't been this excited in a while =D


Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

im using mine; blue 32gb, and writing back. Loving it, Enjoying it!

16. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Have fun with yours ! I know I will with mine !

12. Vince805

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Mine is also coming tomorrow!!! I can't wait!!! Have never wanted or used any other smartphone besides a HTC so im pretty excited =)

13. techman01

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Just held the sprint version in my hand and guys this phone is awesome i thought it would be way to big and wouldnt have good grip but i was wrong its fantastic i also held the evo 4g lte and to be honest the evo doesnt fell as good but thats my opinion so as soon as this hits verizon i will be one of the first in line. P.S at walmart it is cheaper

14. tgom222

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

Got mine on Friday. This phone really is as good as advertised.

15. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

My gf got her on Tmobile on saturday, that phone is awesome. Just the wealth of options available is a bit overwhelming but it's just incredible to see how far smart phones have come in such a short time. I love the screen, it's razor sharp and it's snappy processor coupled with copious amounts of RAM really make this phone something to behold. I might have to get me one from VZW, but I am awaiting what other beast Motorola comes up with for the Droid Line up, 6 months past the Razr's release we are due for a Flagship running ICS and 4.5" screen. 2GB of RAM is really needed to run smartphones flawlessly, funny this is my laptop has 2GB of RAM in it and it's like 5 years old. Only thing about Samsung phones that confuse me is how it does things with stock settings, one thing I don't enjoy is how stupid the file system on the phone is. I doesn't remember your last position before you opened a folder making you scroll the list again from the top irritating to say the least, but it's a minor niggle. The phone is awesome though, had limited time with S Voice it's ok I guess, probably better stuff in the Google Play store. This might be my first Samsung smartphone, it's that good.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.