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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #101 (permalink)
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We should get Geohot on the bootloader. He cracked Sony and Apple he can crack Samsung.

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Old July 14th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Found this on r/android. Interesting. This isn't me but figured it was worth sharing. Supposedly a Samsung patch is on the way to remove the bootlocker.

Verizon SGS3 bootloader patch? : Android

Also a screenshot in the email.


I am not convinced and I will not be holding my breath on it. I personally think the rep is referring to the developers edition rather than a patch. Who knows though!
I don't know him personally but I looked up the WFM number and am really reeeeallyy tempted to shoot him an email to try and find out more.
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Old July 15th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #104 (permalink)
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I hope it's real

Verizon Support is Telling Customers the Galaxy S3 Bootloader Will Soon be Unlocked Via Software Update? – Droid Life
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Old July 16th, 2012, 11:37 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Not real. Article updated.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Not real. Article updated.
Oh well...wish in one hand and crap in the other, see which one gets filled first.

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Old July 17th, 2012, 07:48 AM   #107 (permalink)
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How can I tell if my bootloader is locked?
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Old July 17th, 2012, 10:29 AM   #108 (permalink)
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How can I tell if my bootloader is locked?
If you're on verizon...it's locked.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #109 (permalink)
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What are the chances this thing will be cracked? I have only two more days left on my return and if they can't crack it I'm returning to my Nexus.
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Old July 17th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #110 (permalink)
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What are the chances this thing will be cracked? I have only two more days left on my return and if they can't crack it I'm returning to my Nexus.
the chances of it being cracked are much higher then the other devices that were locked before it. Reason being is we've seen from both samsung and verizon that an update was in the works. There will be more development for this phone then on ANY other carrier, so if you can wait til fall I would say everything should be figured out. However there is NO beating the openness of a nexus, so if you have one then just sell your galaxy and save the money for something come fall
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Reason being is we've seen from both samsung and verizon that an update was in the works.
There is no freakin' way Samsung or Verizon are going to unlock the bootloader on this device AFTER they've announced the developer edition. They'd get lynched.

Can you imagine? "Hey everyone, thanks for spending $600 on the developer edition that has an unlocked bootloader. Oh, did we mention we were going to unlock everyone else's too? Ha ha! Suckers."
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There is no freakin' way Samsung or Verizon are going to unlock the bootloader on this device AFTER they've announced the developer edition. They'd get lynched.

Can you imagine? "Hey everyone, thanks for spending $600 on the developer edition that has an unlocked bootloader. Oh, did we mention we were going to unlock everyone else's too? Ha ha! Suckers."
True, but like you said, AFTER. So a month later they will be laughing.
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Just a heads up for hope... I had the Verizon Police come after me with the whole "You did hoodrat things with unapproved software" when messing with the bootloader.

Phone bricked? Well, not if you know where to look. I was able to get a new bootloader (stock) onto it. Soooo... if you can get a bootloader that was locked out back in action... there's no reason we can't flash on a bootloader that spoofs security... or bypasses it entirely.

Working in the industry I'm in (web hosting) we deal with custom kernels and all kinds of security issues--- there's always a way around it with root access. If you have Odin, it can be done.

It's going to probably take some time... but remember this is basically a little linux computer. You CAN work around most everything.

Keep hope. As I said... I had Verizon drop the hammer on me and brick my phone. Well, an hour later I was texting my buddies telling them hope is not lost. The simple fact of if you are locked out by the "Verizon Police" and can get things back to normal, there's no reason at all you can't get custom kernels/bootloaders/etc running and spoof it.

I posted in another thread about it, and would be happy to share how to get it back to factory settings if you DO screw up the bootloader.

KEEP HOPE is tattooed across my knuckles. (and the lower ones say rm -rf * if anyone gets a kick out of that). Just a waiting game now... I'm sure one of my guys at work can take a look at it as well. If anyone wants to donate a S3 (lend, not GIVE) to someone who develops kernels and custom hardware for one of the leading hosting companies in the industry... I'm happy to get some outside eyes on it.
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