Going to respond to each section on its own and break it up to make it clear and better to understand.
Why I stated overnight is probably because I was excited, I wish I could have gotten same day.. lol, [and well if I wanted to get technical and be a douche about it I could say because there was also an option for regular and I wanted everyone to know I got one day, but that's not why I said it]
Yes I got the same phone as everyone else, ordered from the VZW corporate store near me, and yes it was my belief at the time that the stock VZW phones were coming locked with an unlockable bootloader just like the Xoom, which is why I pushed it even though I shouldn't have been, and I later realized that and tried to correct my mistake and I believe I apologized already, we all know how it is when you get a new toy. Every kid and adult too want to brag to their friends and everyone else about their new toys.
As far as the custom ROM section I made this thread in my D1 section and it got moved here, I did mention to make me a section to an admin because again I FIGURED it would be coming unlockable, keyword here is FIGURED. As far as your leaked SBF file I've had them I've tried them they brick the production versions That SBF was pre-production I ASSUMED it would work on the production, and i was wrong, I wish I had a production SBF but I havn't been able to get me one yet, I am working on it and hope to have one soon, but as of now I do not and if I did it would be posted. To be honest VZW corporate stores near me don't even the SBF yet, I took in the D3 in the bootloader to all the 4 corporate stores near me and they all told me they don't have the files they would need to program my phone and I would have to send it back or wait until they get them. So as far as an SBF file coming I'd say it wont be coming in the next few days, most people are actually saying stores near them don't even have the device in stock, all the stores near me have a few of them but not many and most were sold out, and NONE of them had accessories for it. Mind you this is 4 corporate stores, 3 other retailers and 2 mall outlets, and the mall ones didn't even know the device was out when I asked for accessories they guy actually asked to see it because he hadn't even saw one yet, lol. So at this time as far as I KNOW SBF is not in the next few days, again though this is me and in my part of the country, as far as more popular regions like NY they may very well have the SBF and it could be released tonight or tomorrow or at any time.
Answered above mostly. If I really wanted a development version of the phone I could probably check into and possibly get one, I don't know for sure, if I was offered would I pass it up probably not, but like you said I would state that and let people know. We all know why we can't name sources people can't afford to lose their jobs over this stuff as much as it helps all of us, we have to consider where these files come from as well, its a big risk for everyone involved with handling and transferring of the files, we've all seen the C&D's from Moto and others, so we all know how serious it is.
But anyways, then it is inferred:
I think this is my favorite.. lol.. I said this because I DIDN'T have the production version yet and I figured it would be unlockable just like the pre-production. To be honest to me if the pre-production version had it and with all the controversy and complaints about the locked bootloaders I figured it was 95% shot that it was coming unlockable. I was wrong.
as far as my sources If I COULD give details I would, it would be great to truly give give the credit behind all the leaks to the person actually behind them, instead we all recognize the person who posts it, sometimes the same person who actually gets the leak, but not always. I have meet countless people over the past year most of which work in the IT/Tech industry and they have all been great people to talk with and work beside and most of which I talk to daily. I know some of them personally and others only over the forums or chat. As far as custom ROMs I DO strongly believe that even if a future update does not enable an unlockable bootloader like what was done with the Motorola Atrix then someone in the community will get it, just like many of the phones have been. I am not saying it will be me, it could be anyone everyone has the same potential on new phones like this, its mostly a luck of the draw because everything up to this point isn't working and this needs something new so who knows who will unlock it and when. Yeah I wish it could be me would be nice to accomplish that on a personal level not just for the popularity here. I have been working with birdman to try some new methods and old methods of trying to root we haven't been successful yet but hey we learned how to not root the D3! 2 of my favorite quotes of all time.
“There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them.”
“I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong”
To me its not about the failures, its what you gain from them, and the success you find in them that matters, nothing else.
Stirrin' the pot. . . .
If I missed something or you have further questions or want me to clarify something else feel free to ask man.