The Verizon Galaxy S III Bootloader Has Been Unlocked!!!

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    Some had discounted that this could ever be done, but thanks to a generous leaker we now have access to an unsecured bootloader! Before you read any further you should know that if you plan to use this you will not want to receive any official OTA updates without first flashing your device back to stock via the Odin packages. If you accept the OTA after unlocking the bootloader it could brick your device. This will not work once Verizon releases an OTA update, so you should get in on this while you can.

    For now the tool will only work on Mac and Linux or Ubuntu on Windows.

    The process is pretty simple.

    You will open the tool
    Select Root with DebugFSroot
    Select Flash Unsecure Aboot
    Use Odin or CWM Recovery to flash the Kernels

    Apparently there is already another exploit method tucked away that will be released as soon as Verizon patches this method!

    Via XDA
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    Nice!
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    this makes me want one that much more >_> I really don't know if I can wait until october or the next possible nexus device damn, decisions decisions
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    will i have to first unroot my device before i can use this method? i have rooted my gs3 with the Odin method a few weeks back.
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    Wait...what? :mad:
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    Geez just go download an Ubuntu live image and burn it to a cd or a bootable flash drive.

    You must be so tired from all the effort YOU put forth unlocking this boot loader. Oh wait. Yea...

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    Ouch! Lol
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    For real though, Ubuntu is free so just wu-sah and download that ish so you can unlock...

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    copy that! Do I need to unroot first?
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    This is awesome.
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    Congrats S3 owners! Shouldn't have gave up so quickly on mine, but I wasn't going to put up with that crap. Who did it? AdamOuter on XDA.? Has the person / team claimed their bounty?
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    No idea. That screenshot says read comments at xda for help. Honestly I don't even have an sgs3, I've just been following this. I have a CM10 Bionic. But Ubuntu is free, and you don't have to fully install it over windows either, just run a live cd and check the comments over there.

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    I wonder if you can do this at the Apple store. It's a thought!! Those of you who are stuck with ancient Windows XP computers, let us know how this works out!!

    ps- Reading the article at XDA, it does indeed look like it was AdamOutler. No clue how much help he received from other members. I don't even own an S3, but I might just donate to him as a big F-U to Verizon.

    Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Unlocked – xda-developers
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    Yup, it was Adam. His dedication to cracking this thing was unbelievable. I've never seen so many likes (or thanks at xda) on one single post. :)

    Whoever (African-Canadian Sock Monkey? WTF is that?) leaked the bootloader deserves a big thanks as well. Someone at Sammy maybe?
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    Man that is Awesome!! People that have the SIII better donate their butts off to this guy!! :hail:
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    I like Adam's quote in the bootloader unlock R&D thread:

    Why not just buy a developer edition
    GTFO! Not a single person got started developing by buying a developer phone. They started developing because they were unhappy with the features of their device and wanted something better. They wanted something more. This developer phone is a tax on developer innovation. We do not stand for that. We will break the security and we will enable XDA-Developers to do what they do best.
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    Love it! Hmmm, sales forecast for the "developer edition"? Cloudy and poor! :D
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    That's what happens when you try and raid people's wallets for what should be available to them in the first place.DancingNexus
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    Well I don't blame Sammy for the developer edition. I put the blame on Verizon. If Verizon didn't ask for the locked down version, Samsung just would have released an unlockable version.

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