Exclusive: Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Bootloader = Locked

Filed under News by Adam on September 18, 2012 at 5:18 PM
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Verizon)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Verizon)

We confirmed the existence of a Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on Sunday of last week. Since then, we’ve seen some pictures flood in that confirmed our exclusive news— including the fact that the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 comes with carrier branding on its button (see above). Now, we are hearing more about the device from the same source who was able to get us the early information from last week.

Regrettably, the Verizon version of the Galaxy Note 2 will indeed have a locked bootloader that prevents its users from installing proper custom ROMs with kernels and radios. This news shouldn’t shock the Android world too much, considering the Galaxy S III recently launched on Verizon with the same restrictions. Still, it’s a sad day for Verizon customers.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Verizon)

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Verizon)

4 responses to “Exclusive: Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Bootloader = Locked”

  1. corymcnutt says:

    I really don’t care about such stuff…I realize some do, and I respect that…but I am just so glad the Note 2 is coming to Verizon, period. I just hope it gets here SOON, ha!

  2. Richard Yarrell says:

    Sadly if this is exactly what arrives on Verizon ”If I was Samsung I would never allow another one of my devices to hit any of there shelves ever again. It’s a mockery if this is what shows up on launch day at VZW. Why is it they feel the need to be the ONLY odd ball out of the bunch to change the looks of the device. Especially since all the other carriers are going with the straight up look of the international model with ”NO CARRIER BRANDING THIS TIME AROUND” Thank god I kicked Verizon to the curb in june cause this is what would make me leave anyway…Verizon sucks anus juice….

  3. AJA0 says:

    I pray that we’ll get a similar exploit for the Note 2 that the SGS3 got.

    My upgrade is available the 25th.. Come on Note 2, where are you at?!