Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 Developer Edition now on sale

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the Samsung Galaxy S3 Developer Edition for Verizon, but a heads up for all awaiting their chance to drop $600 dollars on the unlocked, unstrapped version of the device. Samsung’s site now has the handset available for sale after first showing it as ‘coming soon’ back in July.

The Galaxy S3 Developer Edition is identical to the version of the handset released through Verizon’s carrier subsidy, except it provides user a more open experience for hacking and modifying the phone’s software. The model released over the summer came with a locked bootloader, much to the dismay of custom ROM users everywhere.

[via Samsung | Thanks, jonkranked!]

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  • Go Hawkeyes

    Funny, my S3 magically turned into a developer version back in August.

    Now only if this new developer version came with stock Android…

  • Spoken Word™

    It says back-ordered on both the 16 and 32GB versions. So it’s really not for sale yet.

  • AJA0

    Uhh, can’t you many ANY S3 a “developer edition”, since you can flash an unlocked bootloader ?

    • ari_free

      OK so when they release locked phones everyone complains and when they release unlocked phones, they complain that it’s easy to unlock the locked ones. Just can’t win.

      • AJA0

        No, people get mad because they paid for the exact same phone as the “developer edition”, with the exact same hardware, yet the manufacturer limits the software.

        • ben7337

          Wrong, the bootloader was unlockable on all models except the verizon one. Verizon, the carrier locks the phone. Don’t blame samsung when it is clearly verizon’s fault.

  • Ken Bosse

    I have had mine for a while now, thanks anyway VZW.

    Hopefully this doesnt set the tone for the rest of their phones. Just unlock the BL from the start and be done with it. No point on wasting money on useless hardware like this

    • nick olaguez

      No boot loader comes unlocked…..

  • Crimsonshadow774

    Waiting on my locked (Oh wait I unlocked it myself) S3 to come back from Samsung. lol

  • onebyone

    Sorry Verizon is no longer my friend..lol

  • phinn

    Waste of $. Wait a couple months for the 4th Nexus.