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

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  1. nola

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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?
     
    #15 sbenson, Aug 16, 2012
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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
     
  7. MissionImprobable

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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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    Good thing Samsung didn't call Moto and ask to use their unbreakable encryption!
     
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    I hope someone at Samsung let this slip as a big F.U. to Verizon for making them look bad.
     
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    What is better than coming home from Verizon after getting this phone and seeing this? nothing this is awesome.

    also it is totally do-able on windows

     
    #23 rolrctermaniac, Aug 16, 2012
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    Still happy with my decision to drop Verizon and go back to AT&T even if I lost my unlimited data. I'm finding AT&Ts HSPA network to be pretty damn fast (10Mb down and about 8Mb up average). My cost is the same and I dont' run as high of a risk of bricking my phone.

    But....YAY for all you Verizon folks!!
     
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