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    Default GS5 with unlocked boot loader?

    Looking at getting a GS5 and a guy in my area posted an ad selling a brand new white verizon version. He says it has an unlocked boot loader yet it is brand new. I emailed him asking if he meant sim unlocked as opposed to unlocked boot loader and he replied back and said sim unlocked but then replied back again a few minutes later and said they are both unlocked. Is that even possible on a new device from verizon? Since the dev edition is black I know it's not a dev edition. I'm guessing this guy just doesn't know what he's talking about right? Don't want to buy this and get scammed. He says it's brand new and he had pics in his ad. I am not interested in rooting so don't really need an unlocked boot loader. Is there a way for me to tell if the boot loader is unlocked and if it has been rooted? If I call to verify the ESN is clean would verizon be able to tell me? Thanks for any advice you guys might have. It's a good price and I'm ready to jump on it, just not ready to get ripped off.
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    Default Re: GS5 with unlocked boot loader?

    I suggest you assume that it is just an unlocked phone that you can use on any carrier.

    ATT/Verizon - Towelroot was just introduced a couple days ago, but even that does not unlock the bootloader. It just allows you to have root access.

    If you are not concerned with it actually being totally rooted and it is a good price, buy it, after he proves it is working.
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    Default Re: GS5 with unlocked boot loader?

    You might want to install this on the phone via WiFi or your own SIM card and check to verify that the KNOX counter is still zero.

    ★ 'Refurbishment Check'
    - Supports ALL Samsung models (formerly '[Note 3] Fake / Clone Detector').
    - 'Device Usage Counter'

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...uyen.phoneinfo
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    2 each, Verizon Galaxy S5, KK 4.4.4, ART
    MyPhoneExplorer allows file access if ur phone crashes.
    Nova Prime, Textra, Blue Mail, Qi wireless equipped
    MacroDroid extends your battery life.
    MacroDroid senses Screen off, turns Wifi & Data OFF
    OTA updates via WiFi only:
    my WiFi is permanently OFF until Verizon fixes 5.0

    Thanked by:

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