1. Crispy's Avatar
    I was anxiously waiting for this phone for months, following every bit of news. and eager to finally get decent network speeds with LTE. My only option is CDMA due to bad GSM coverage where I live, and I'm tired of Sprint's slow speeds.

    But I refuse to get a phone with a locked bootloader. Putting a custom rom/kernel is almost essential for me. This may get cracked soon, it may not, but it will never be as easy and painless as the other GS3 versions, and will always delay updates.

    So I've decided to stick with my Evo 4G and hope for a new Nexus phone. And hopefully VZW will get it on LTE and not lock it down (like the current Nexus).
    07-10-2012 01:59 PM
  2. raw2000j's Avatar
    Verizon dont care bout its customers I will never give them a penny dont waste your time.If they dit it to nexus and gs3 next nexus will be the same.
    raisinbrannon likes this.
    07-12-2012 04:59 PM
  3. lbkiml's Avatar
    Why can't people just use the phone as it is, without all of the tinkering and custom roms.
    caddy197 likes this.
    07-12-2012 05:11 PM
  4. Forgetful's Avatar
    Why can't people just use the phone as it is, without all of the tinkering and custom roms.
    Booooooooo

    Shun the unbelievers

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
    WillC and markhallyo like this.
    07-12-2012 05:59 PM
  5. Ricky Babalu's Avatar
    I was anxiously waiting for this phone for months, following every bit of news. and eager to finally get decent network speeds with LTE. My only option is CDMA due to bad GSM coverage where I live, and I'm tired of Sprint's slow speeds.

    But I refuse to get a phone with a locked bootloader. Putting a custom rom/kernel is almost essential for me. This may get cracked soon, it may not, but it will never be as easy and painless as the other GS3 versions, and will always delay updates.

    So I've decided to stick with my Evo 4G and hope for a new Nexus phone. [HL]And hopefully VZW will get it on LTE and not lock it down (like the current Nexus).[/HL]
    That will happen when hell freezes over!!
    07-12-2012 06:07 PM
  6. razortaz18's Avatar
    I have faith in the devs.

    Sent from my Verizon Galaxy S III
    07-12-2012 06:34 PM
  7. WillC's Avatar
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    I was anxiously waiting for this phone for months, following every bit of news. and eager to finally get decent network speeds with LTE. My only option is CDMA due to bad GSM coverage where I live, and I'm tired of Sprint's slow speeds.

    But I refuse to get a phone with a locked bootloader. Putting a custom rom/kernel is almost essential for me. This may get cracked soon, it may not, but it will never be as easy and painless as the other GS3 versions, and will always delay updates.

    So I've decided to stick with my Evo 4G and hope for a new Nexus phone. And hopefully VZW will get it on LTE and not lock it down (like the current Nexus).
    "But I refuse to get a phone with a locked bootloader. Putting a custom rom/kernel is almost essential for me. This may get cracked soon, it may not, but it will never be as easy and painless as the other GS3 versions, and will always delay updates."

    At first I was really ticked off about the locked bootloader. Even now I'm not thrilled about it but I can cope. If the bootloader is eventually cracked, great! If not, I can satisfy most of my needs with root. In regards to updates, this is Verizon we're talking about, updates will always be delayed.

    "So I've decided to stick with my Evo 4G and hope for a new Nexus phone. And hopefully VZW will get it on LTE and not lock it down (like the current Nexus)."

    I could be wrong but my guess is, it WILL be locked down.

    I like this phone and I'm patient enough to wait and see how this whole affair plays out. You have to decide what's best for your circumstances. Nothing wrong with that and no matter what your decision I wish you the very best.
    07-12-2012 06:37 PM
  8. racedog's Avatar
    Mine gets returned tomorrow because of the bootloader. This is probably my last visit to the S III forums as tomorrow I will be returning to my GN and those forums

    R
    07-12-2012 06:41 PM
  9. WillC's Avatar
    Mine gets returned tomorrow because of the bootloader. This is probably my last visit to the S III forums as tomorrow I will be returning to my GN and those forums

    R
    Oh man! Hang in there a little bit longer Racedog! :-(
    07-12-2012 06:51 PM
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