Want a Verizon Galaxy S3, But Don’t Want a Locked Bootloader? Samsung’s Got You Covered.
If you’re a Verizon customer put off by Big Red’s locking of the Galaxy S3 bootloader, I’ve got some good news and bad news. The good news is Samsung will be offering a developer edition Galaxy S3, to Verizon customers. The Galaxy S3 Developer Edition will feature the same specs as the mainstream Verizon Galaxy S3. Where the Developer Edition differs, is it will ship with an unlockable bootloader, as opposed to the locked one the mainstream Verizon version ships with. The bad news on the other hand, is the price. With no carrier subsidies available, the Galaxy S3 Developer Edition will set you back $600 (no contract involved). Those wishing for a Verizon Galaxy S3 with an unlockable bootloader, can have their wish granted at developer.samsung.com.