Was the only disappointment in the Samsung Galaxy S3 its encrypted bootloader? Relax, good old Sammy has a solution for you. The company is offering a special developer edition of the Galaxy S3 Android smartphone for those who want full access, and it will be on Verizon Wireless.
So you can tinker away, but problems caused by unlocking the bootloader and installing custom software will not be covered by the warrant, says Samsung in a Q&A for the developer edition. Just make sure you don’t brick the phone, that’s all.
Samsung and the Big Red recognize that there are many enthusiasts and professional developers who are interested in customizing their devices with third-party ROM software. Samsung warns that unlocking the bootloader can put the stability of the phone in jeopardy; therefore, only experienced developers should attempt to unlock the bootloader.
Motorola had also released a developer edition of its RAZR smartphone in Europe.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 developer edition on Verizon will be available only through samsung.com for the full retail price of $599.