Verizon Wireless subscribers who tend to tinker around with their Android handsets have a new option to consider: the Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition. We’ve known about Samsung’s plans to release the dev version of the phone — complete with unlockable bootloader — since the phone popped up on Samsung’s site earlier this month. Today, it’s now officially available from Samsung and retailing for $600 (same as the full priced “regular” model).
The GS5 Developer Edition comes with everything on display on Verizon Wireless store shelves (read: bloatware), only you wont have to jump through any hoops when it comes to rooting the phone for the easy installation of custom recoveries and/or ROMs. Keep in mind that the Developer Edition is only available in black, and is the 16GB version of the device. Those interested can buy direct from Samsung via the link below.