1. PolarBear8's Avatar
    I see that the developers edition of the S5 is available at verizon.
    This comes with an unlockable bootloader.

    Since I bought my S5 outright (full price) how can I unlock my bootloader ?
    I believe I have that right since I paid full price.
    05-06-2014 07:33 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I am going to be honest, I am not sure. When I searched, I kept getting hits for the developer edition. I could not find anything for the regular S5 and unlocking the bootloader.
    05-06-2014 03:08 PM
  3. PolarBear8's Avatar
    I have yet to ask verizon because I expect them to say no.
    05-07-2014 06:26 AM
  4. thegrants82's Avatar
    I am pretty sure that you cant.
    I see that the developers edition of the S5 is available at verizon.
    This comes with an unlockable bootloader.

    Since I bought my S5 outright (full price) how can I unlock my bootloader ?
    I believe I have that right since I paid full price.
    05-07-2014 07:47 AM
  5. ab304945's Avatar
    another reason why verizon/at&t sucks, locked bootloaders. If you want unlocked bootloaders, go with Tmobile or sprint.
    05-07-2014 08:50 AM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    another reason why verizon/at&t sucks, locked bootloaders. If you want unlocked bootloaders, go with Tmobile or sprint.
    Of those two, Verizon is worse than AT&T.

    From an SOKP Nexus 5
    05-07-2014 08:51 AM
  7. ab304945's Avatar
    Of those two, Verizon is worse than AT&T.

    From an SOKP Nexus 5
    For those on AT&T, some guys on xda got a tmoble s5, and is using it on att just fine, with unlocked bootloader
    05-07-2014 09:08 AM
  8. PolarBear8's Avatar
    See my argument is that there is a developer version available from verizon with unlocked bootloader but more importantly I OWN MY PHONE.

    Would that not be enough ?

    Who would I call first ? Tech Support ? Go to the local store ?
    05-07-2014 11:05 AM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    See my argument is that there is a developer version available from verizon with unlocked bootloader but more importantly I OWN MY PHONE.

    Would that not be enough ?

    Who would I call first ? Tech Support ? Go to the local store ?
    I agree, you should be able to do whatever you want as you own the device. I don't know how far you would get with Verizon or Samsung, as they both would probably say no.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using AC Forums mobile app
    05-07-2014 04:12 PM
  10. arisenfury's Avatar
    You're out of luck, sell or return your phone and buy the developer edition. Simple research would've given you this info prior to buying the locked version.

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    05-07-2014 06:44 PM
  11. Paul627g's Avatar
    You're out of luck, sell or return your phone and buy the developer edition. Simple research would've given you this info prior to buying the locked version.

    Posted via Android Central App
    No need to further drag the member across the coals. I'm sure at this stage they are aggravated enough.


    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    05-07-2014 09:24 PM

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