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Thread: Samsung Will Offer Developer Edition Galaxy S III with Unlockable Bootloader

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    Samsung Will Offer Developer Edition Galaxy S III with Unlockable Bootloader



    This is good news and then at the same time it is really bad news. I am glad that Samsung has decided to step up to the plate here and offer a developer friendly option. The main issue that I have with this is that thousands have already preordered their phone. Some of those who preordered have already received and activated said phone. Also this version will run you $599 and there is no subsidized option through Verizon you will have to purchase this directly from Samsung. The overwhelming majority of people won’t purchase this version. This just proves that the locked bootloader was Verizon’s decision. The best scenario would be to issue an unlocking tool for all devices with the understanding that you would be voiding your warranty. I am an adult let me make the decision!
    Sound off below what are your thoughts. Will you be ponying up the $600 for the developer version, or are you going to rely on the development community to hopefully come up with a workaround?

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    Looks like I'm buying an S3 afterall. Developer edition it is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked View Post
    Looks like I'm buying an S3 afterall. Developer edition it is.
    I'm with you on this!!!
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    Just gonna go kevin mitnick and make my way into the building as a parcel service guy to hijack a terminal and copy the bootloader unlock software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by welsalex View Post
    Just gonna go kevin mitnick and make my way into the building as a parcel service guy to hijack a terminal and copy the bootloader unlock software.
    hahahaha


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    hahahaha
    I bet kevin already has the unlock software for every phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked View Post
    Looks like I'm buying an S3 afterall. Developer edition it is.
    Good then you can just send me your GNEX since you'll have no use for it ;-)

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    This is either Samsung's payback for vzw trying to throw them under the bus about the locked bootloader, or Samsung's way of throwing us a bone and hopefully there is a key to unlocking all devices in the dev phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukyfan View Post
    Good then you can just send me your GNEX since you'll have no use for it ;-)

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    I would love to own it for about half the price

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