Verizon Galaxy Note 2 bootloader unlock method now available

Just as we told you this past Monday, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for Verizon has had its bootloader unlocked. Our beneficiary, Adam Outler, teased us earlier this week with his progress, but wouldn’t let us in on the full details of the unlock until he revealed it this morning on XDA TV. There was a guessing game, initially — either it would be a hardware mod or a software mod — but Outler eased our souls this morning when he revealed that we wouldn’t have to physically crack the device open in order to gain a full unlock.

Outler proudly exclaims that the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 has gone from “the most secure device on the market, to the least secure device [publicly] available.” Outler has been particularly rebellious throughout the process as his driving motivation was to stick it to Verizon and the carrier’s unhealthy obsession with locking devices down. He even went as far as naming one of the tools needed to unlock the device the “Suck it Verizon Odin Package.”

The Verizon Galaxy Note 2 gained a root method just a couple of days after it launched, but a full bootloader unlock will allow developers to do so much more. Custom recoveries, custom ROMs and more will all be the result of Outler’s hard work, and if you think that deserves a beer or six for him you can donate to his XDA user account appropriately.

If you just want to break the chains on your device and let it roam around in smartphone peace and tranquility, though, be sure to head to the thread for everything you need. Remember to read the instructions fully and carefully before getting started, and remember that your device is your responsibility — anything that happens as a result of applying this unlock is your own fault, and no one is liable for any damages but yourself. That said, have fun!

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  • lynyrd65

    Suck it VERIZON!

  • deh2002

    Why does Verizon even bother, do they not realize that the great minds at xda and other forums will always find ways around.

    • Crimsonshadow774

      There are still a lot of ignorant users out there. Sadly.

    • C-Law

      If anything, Verizon will just force every manufacturer to use the same encryption as Motorola eventually. No one has broken that

      • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

        Please don’t give them any ideas.

  • wickets

    hhahahaha….THANKS!! just got a note a few hours ago, came home and first thing i did was come here to learn how to unlock…..timing couldnt be more perfect

  • 路人

    馥甄