Important Opinions: Verizon is Full of It
This week Verizon has proved they are indeed full of it. As you may already be aware, Verizon’s Galaxy S3 has a locked bootloader. Verizon’s so-called reason for the locked bootloader, is they don’t want phones with unlocked bootloaders causing issues on the network and affecting other customers. While on the surface this may sound like a reasonable reason, when you look a little closer it becomes clear that is complete bull. If Verizon was truly concerned about devices with unlocked bootloaders causing network issues, they would never have allowed the Galaxy Nexus to hit their network with an unlocked bootloader. Furthermore, now Samsung is selling Verizon Galaxy S3′s with unlocked bootloaders directly. If there really was a network threat because of unlocked bootloaders, then why would Verizon be willing to activate Galaxy S3′s with unlocked bootloaders sold directly by Samsung? If there was any doubt, Verizon has now eliminated it. They are indeed full of it.