Ever since images leaked of the Samsung Galaxy Note on Verizon, the Android modding community knew exactly what to expect in terms of hackability: a locked bootloader. Today, the boys at Brief Mobile were able to get in touch with one of their trusted tipsters who was able to confirm these suspicions.
So what does that mean for the average Android user? Probably not very much. But for those that like to tinker around with the software of their device, doing wild and crazy things like installing custom software, they’ll have to play the cat and mouse game that is finding a root exploit before it can be patched. Shouldn’t worry too much though, a similar situation occurred on the Verizon Galaxy S3 and we all know how that story turned out.