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Verizon Galaxy S III Bootloader Locked; Workaround Already Found

by Brandon Russell | July 7, 2012July 7, 2012 10:00 am PDT

samsung-galaxy-s-iiiDon’t expect to have complete control over Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S III when it arrives at your doorstep. The device, according to multiple reports, comes with a locked bootloader, meaning hacking is off limits straight out of the box. Luckily, such dark corners of the Internet like RootzWiki exist, where one intrepid soul has reportedly already found a workaround.

Samsung isn’t one to keep the vault door locked on its flagship handsets. After all, the company’s other Galaxy S III variants were left free as a bird. That means Verizon is the prime suspect in the case of the S III’s ball and chain.

Why Verizon would force the hand of Samsung to lock the device in the first place is puzzling. As is always the case, someone in the Android community will sooner or later find a solution. This issue seems to be no different.

[via Engadget]


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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