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" 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. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I never plan to root my beloved Galaxy S3 is wasting time and warranty will be voided.

3. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Ive never had warranty voided for a root even though they say it voids it they have no way of knowing or you can always unroot so that is not a problem. And rooting a phone is def not wasting your time you need to check out all the possibilities My favorite is backing up my apps not only does it back up the apps but the saved files in the apps so if you change your phone anythings saved be it games files notes or anything you dont have to start from scratch.

5. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

while not rooting is fine for many users, you're certainly missing out on a lot of things.

2. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

With each article I find I'm liking verizon less and less. The only locked bootloader on a SGSIII in the world?! That's an infamita!! Please Moto, use your partnership with verizon to make one more nexus for us......

6. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

all the recent moto phones on VZW are locked too...

4. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

Developers = real freedom

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