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

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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Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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