VZW Galaxy S3: Bootloader Question, Unlockable?

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S3' started by alquimista, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. alquimista

    alquimista Member

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    There's one very very special person out there that has a very interesting boot spalsh. See link below.

    [via] xda-developers - View Single Post - Custom Unlock Icon on Boot, what does it mean?

    Looks like Qualcom secureboot is enabled on the VZW SGS3 though. :angry:

    [via] xda-developers - View Single Post - Custom Unlock Icon on Boot, what does it mean?

    I'm not so familiar with Samsung phones, still have my OG Droid. But that "QUALCOM SECUREBOOT" looks ominous in a bad way.
     
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    alquimista Member

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    See ya on Monday

    If I can't find any good news for the VZW SGS3 by EOD Monday, I'll probably have to go with the GNex or jump ship and go with AT&T or worse Sprint.

    I'm still a bit shocked that Verizon got Samsung to lock up this flagship phone. There is some extra check that is added to the VZW variant of the phone, that will not allow unsigned boot.img to be flashed. From what I have read, and I've read way too much about this today, the VZW SGS3 is the only SGS3 that has this extra super fun roadblock to getting plain old root. Not to mention custom recovery, kernel, and full on ROMs.

    I'll keep me fingers crossed, but I won't hold my breath.

    L8's
    ALQI
     
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    Jesus, Verizon is getting to be as bad as Apple! Glad I didn't wait for this turd... Guess it's time to take a good hard look at Sprint.
     
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    Repost from my XDA post.


    I just got off the phone with Samsung Level II tech support. Verizon requested the bootloader be signed and encrypt
    ed. They are the only carrier according to Samsung who made this request. The Level I tech I talked to had no clue so she transferred me to Level II who took about 10 minutes to research the issue and found a note in his system that specifically mentioned the Verizon signed/encrypted.

    That's about as official of a reply as I could get. I was told if I wanted an unencrypted device I should go get an AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint device NOT Verizon. That's exactly what the rep said.

    Next call is back to Verizon Corporate. I just talked to them again yesterday. Another angry voice mail in route.
     
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    I should call them (sammy) tomorrow. Actually I will.
    What's the number?

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Thalinor New Member

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    800-726-7864

    They were there as of an hour and a half ago. Not sure, but it may be a 24/7 staffed phone number.
     
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    Good news....It's been rooted over at XDA.
     
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    Just saw that... lol. There's always a way.
     
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    Do you have a link? I can't seem to find it. Thanks for the good news this morning, I went to bed in a sour mood last night.
     
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    Forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1756885

    Sent from my Android Smartphone. Please forgive formatting, content length, auto-correct, and typing mistakes.
     
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