Official: Samsung Galaxy Note II Coming to All 5 Major U.S. Carriers by November

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    Samsung has given the official word now. The Galaxy Note II will launch on all 5 major U.S. carriers (including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile & U.S. Cellular) by the middle of November. That means that some of the carriers might have it out earlier than that, but they will all at least have them for the Holidays. (Also, we have heard several reports that the bootloader will be locked on Verizon and maybe other carriers.) Here's the full press release,

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    GIMME, GIMME! my TB will be due for upgrade! guess i've found my new phone!
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    Also, this does seem to confirm that even the Verizon model will have the Exynos Quaddy! <Yes!>
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    Wonder when the release dates are for Asia

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    I really hope this doesn't surprise anyone... Seriously vzw doesn't care about how we feel it's "their" network. :dry:

    I'd still get it that's one sexy looking device and only slightly bigger than the SGS3 with a much larger screen. I absolutely love the s-pen idea as well.
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    Can't wait to try one out!
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    Still cannot figure out why VZ insists on locked bootloaders. The modding community is such a small percent of a percent of their user base that this stance is beyond unnecessary.
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    I know it's huge (like the original Note), but has anyone used this primarily as their phone?

    I mean, how is it as far as putting it in a pocket, holding it in your hand, etc. I don't mind bigger phones (and was waiting for the Razr HD), but this seems cool as well.

    Thanks all...
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    I know for a fact that they'll find a way to unlock the bootloader like on the S3. It should be pretty similar too if I'm not mistaken. THIS is my next phone. Get C10 on it and you're flying.
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    I thought the Verizon GSIII bootloader was still locked but they bypass it by flashing custom recoveries and booting off the recovery. That's very different from unlocking the bootloader in my book.
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    I have been sitting on 2 upgrades for this one. Can't wait. I want to go tell that VZW Rep that I was right & he was full of $h1t!
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    It's kernel execution kexec.... though I did read they were actually flashing custom kernels not just bypassing it with kexec. who knows, either way we win.

    you go girl!!! :biggrin:
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    Don't come down on him too harshly. The VZ reps are usually the last to know anything.
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    Well He claimed he worked @ corporate & knew for a fact that the LG Intuition was all they were getting and said the Note 2 would be Exclusive to AT&T.
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    However, wasn't this unsecured bootloader found on a leak? I don't know that I'd count on that happening again...I'd rather just jump to T-Mobile or AT&T and flash to my heart's content.
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    Yeah, it was "donated" by someone on the inside, but it was what allowed all U.S. GS3's to be modded so quickly. Likely the same will happen for the note.
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    Reason is, many peeps who are not-mod savvy try to mod their phones and brick them, then they go to Verizon crying. I don't blame Verizon.
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    As noted elsewhere though, the more difficult they make the modding process, the more likely inexperienced users will created a hard brick. Just make the process simple and those who want to mod will be satisfied. Besides, it's not like VZ repairs bricks under their warranty anyway. I'm guessing though that because the mod community is so small it will still be some time before anyone decides to push this. Whatever VZ puts into their contracts the legality of exerting such control over customer's phones is still questionable. So long as a user does not modify the phone in a way that does actually cause harm to the network their claim is bunk. I don't recall anyone bringing the world to a halt with their unencrypted OG Droids.
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    Exactly what he said. Make it easier and you'll have less bricks. Require us to give up or warranty entirely

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