Customers that have just purchased a Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon, have been quite furious about the carrier’s decision to lock the bootloader. Because that’s fair right?! Well, now the carrier is being scolded for its decision, relieving its customers of ”non-open-source” pain.
Kellex at Droid-Life, has recently contacted the carrier, as well as Samsung, to see if the CDMA Galaxy S III would have an unlocked bootloader at a later date. And luckily, both representatives spilled the beans!
It is hard to say, but the Verizon Galaxy S III will later be unlocked in two possible ways. One, the Samsung representative stated that there would be some kind of “unlock tool” for the device, presumably a “one-click” type of deal. The second method, by the Verizon chat assistant, was that there would be an OTA, that would unlock the device.
I guess for once, these large companies have answered the requests of the customer, because honestly, what is an Android phone without the option of “modifying the software”? Whatever the case, customers are expressing their happiness though social media feeds.
However, there is no “set” release-date for the update/ tool. All that we know is, that with Verizon, give it 5 years. And sooner or later you will have your unlocked bootloader, living the “Android Dream”.
What do you think about the carrier and manufacturers decision to unlock the bootloader on the S3? Will this help you with your custom ROM and kernel pleasures? I would love to hear your comments.