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Thread: Team Epic Releases Kexec Bootloader Workaround Proof Of Concept for VZW Galaxy S III

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    Team Epic Releases Kexec Bootloader Workaround Proof Of Concept for VZW Galaxy S III

    By now we all know that the Bootloader is locked down on the Verizon version of the Galaxy S III. This sucks as it tends to cripple development or at the very least slow it down. Last night Samsung released the Kernel source for our device which doesn't do a whole lot of good being that it is locked. The good news is that Team Epic is already making headway on a workaround! The saving grace comes in the ability to flash custom recoveries. Team Epic has recently ported their Kexec hardboot (a mehtod of booting kernels through recovery without needing to flash them to the device) to the Sprint version of the SGS3. They have now put together a proof of concept of the kexec method for the Verizon version as well. It is actually available via Team Epic's blog right now for you to try out. However at this point it is just a proof of concept and is meant for developers. It adds zero new features. This is exciting news! It just kind of stinks that we have to come up with these workarounds. If it were up to me i would sign a waiver which killed my warranty in lieu of the unlocked bootloader. Who knows maybe that will come one day.

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    kexec method....so its come to that for the GS3? Oh well......all I will say is we cant blame or hate Moto all the time now. Whether its Verizon's call or Samsung following in Moto's footsteps. Should still be a great phone regardless. I never ran ROMs on my RAZR...and I love my RAZR to death...lol. My Droid 1 is still on 2.0.1 after I had to sbf back to fix it. Its been on it for almost a year now. I did eventually put one on my DX1 in Dec 2010, got the phone July 2010....then went back to stock for an OTA. Been stock ever since.

    I just dont have the urge for custom ROMs anymore. Now...if I had a phone with a totally open bootloader...I would probably be into it again. I might throw on my RAZR now thats its officially on ICS.
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