Verizon Galaxy S III Bootloader gets unlocked

The Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III has a locked bootloader. This is the only version of the Galaxy S III where this is the case. Either way, some folks over at XDA Developers have now managed to unlock the bootloader thanks to some help with someone who leaked some software.

At the moment it requires you either run a Mac or Linux to run the software that unlocks the SIII bootloader although it is said to be available to work on Windows but requires a bit more than just a click to function… read the instructions first (link).

One thing to note with this bootloader unlock is that you should never install standard Samsung firmware again on your device unless you take the necessary precautions. The reason for this is that an official Samsung update could, and will likely, cause your device to be bricked. Unlocked and rooted Verizon devices fall foul of the Verizon terms and they wont help if you break it.

If you are happy running custom firmware on your Galaxy SIII then by all means, go ahead and test if you like taking risks. The full instructions can be found over on XDA Developers on this post. As I mentioned already, make sure you read the instructions fully and understand what you are getting in to. Official Samsung updates are not recommended after unlocking the bootloader, so stick to custom builds if you opt to go this route.

The video below demonstrates how the unlock is done and provides step by step instructions that you can follow.

Via: SlashGear

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