On July 9th, Verizon and Samsung confirmed the existence of a locked bootloader on the carrier’s flagship Android phone— the Galaxy S III. Today, thanks to some fantastic developers (and a handy leak source) over at XDA-Developers, we can announce that the Verizon Galaxy S III’s bootloader has been unlocked. Once applied, users with unlocked bootloaders can never accept a software update from Samsung or Verizon, because flashing a locked bootloader may brick devices.
Utilizing a CASUAL tool created by AdamOutler, users can root their device, flash an unsecured “Aboot” and then use Odin or a custom recovery to flash custom kernels. Of course, unlocked bootloaders means that true custom ROMs will start to flow on various developer websites. Hit up the source link for the download.