So if you have spend your pretty green bucks on Verizon variant of Samsung Galaxy S3 in hope that you will be able to root it with the same method as other Samsung Galaxy S3 variants were rooted, its better to come out of the dreamy world because Verizon has played a trick to escape its variant of GS3 from rooting.
The other variants of S3 were rooted by flashing the insecure kernel via Odin, flashing custom recovery and Superuser, while the Big Red’s Bootloader is either Locked or encrypted. According to developers Verizon has probably embedded a security check in its devices which creates obstacles for unsigned boot and recovery images to flash via Odin. The issue was highlighted by XDA Senior Member AdamLange, who has failed to root Verizon Galaxy S III despite of many hard attempts of flashing the insecure kernel via Odin.
Well this is definitely a bad news for all Verizon GS3 owners who fancy rooting, it has not disappointed and frustrated owners and developers a lot. Nevertheless developers are not sitting ideally, and they are hard at work to get you out of it. XDA renowned developer incubus26jc has started Verizon Bootloader Petition demanding an officially unlocked bootloader. The developer stated that “I want this bootloader change to be reverted, it’s a huge mistake Verizon makes here.
Also, clearly I suggest to anyone here returning their device, get your money back, switch of carrier if needed and buy something else instead.”
Note that the Bootloader can be unlocked unofficially in the near future but would you like to join developers to demand officially unlocked bootloader by Verizon? If so sign in from here.
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