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  1. Eryl Flynn

    Eryl Flynn Well-Known Member

    I preordered the GS3 and turns out they locked and encrypted the bootloader. Something I swore to not buy another phone with. I can cancel the wifes preorder easy, but mine is shipped. Will be here Monday. What is the easiest way to get it returned and money in my pocket quickest?

    Thinking it is time for the wife and I to head over to AT&T.

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  2. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member

    I'm returning my 2 pre ordered GSIIIs as well. Verizon sucks for being the only US carrier to lock the bootloader.

    I'm definitely thinking about paying the early termination fee for my line with the GNex and switching to another carrier. Not AT&T though, I'd rather switch to T Mobile but I just might wait out my contract through 2013 then switch. Unless Verizon wises up.

    I won't be holding my breath for that to happen though. :rolleyes:
  3. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member

    Sorry, to answer your question, you can either refuse shipment on the phone, or return it, unopened to a Verizon corporate store to get credited for the return. This is according to the Verizon rep I spoke with today. My 2 phones were already being shipped out so it was too late to cancel my pre order.
  4. IMUcarmen

    IMUcarmen Well-Known Member

    Just refuse delivery.
  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Geeze, Verizon is not very root friendly are they.


    And every phone comes with a locked bootloader. Some are just harder to unlock than others.
  6. IMUcarmen

    IMUcarmen Well-Known Member

    Not all Verizon phones have locked bootloaders. Mine doesn't
  7. Eryl Flynn

    Eryl Flynn Well-Known Member

    Sounds like quickest is to accept and return to a store. Still deciding if we are leaving VZW now or later. This is becoming a big mess and pain, the only thing for sure is 2 years from now we will not be on Verizon. Just debating if it is worth putting the wife through the return and all the switching right now. Been a rough week having to put our dog down and explain it to our 3 year old.
  8. ImgBurn

    ImgBurn Well-Known Member





    Sorry to here about the lose of your dog . Losing a dog can be tough on the family especially a child. Keep the faith be strong for your wife & child .Best of luck God Bless.




    +1 on this turd VZ :mad:
  9. IMUcarmen

    IMUcarmen Well-Known Member

    I guess if you never leave the city and don't like having good 4g coverage even riding down the highways and interstates then leaving Verizon is a good idea.
  10. Cares

    Cares Well-Known Member

    Moving forward basically all Verizon phones will have locked bootloaders.
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