Verizon subscribers, if you were a bit bummed at the fact that your Galaxy S3 came with an encrypted bootloader, thus making the loading of custom ROMs and kernels pretty much impossible, you will be pleased to learn that thanks to elite recognized XDA developer, Adam Outler, the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 now has an unlocked bootloader. For those wondering what this means, it means that the bootloader is now open and will now let users customize the device to their hearts’ content. The unsecure bootloader can be download via the XDA forums and as Adam Outler has stated in the forums, using this unsecure bootloader can potentially brick your device should Samsung ever release an updated version of their bootloader. What this means is that in order to avoid bricking your brand new handset, you should probably avoid factory updates unless you flash the Odin Packages first. If this sounds like a foreign language to you, then you should probably avoid downloading the unsecure bootloader without doing your homework first. In the meantime we expect that many Verizon Galaxy S3 users are happily flashing custom ROMs and whatnot onto their device.

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