Verizon Galaxy S III’s Bootloader Will Remain Locked

Just yesterday we reported that Verizon would be unlocking the bootloader of their Galaxy S III, but that no longer looks to be the case. Customer service reps were telling inquiring customers that a new software update would unlock the phone’s bootloader, which is not quite what the truth. As it turns out, their will be an update for the S III on Verizon, but it will be unlocking the phone’s GSM radio.

So there we have it, the Verizon Galaxy S III will remain locked down. Those who purchased the device will have to wait on the developer community, or grab one of the Samsung unlocked versions. Anyone disappointed that there phone will be keeping the locked bootloader?


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