[BOOTLOADER] Locked bootloader research and news [Updated: 7/16/2012]
Since locked Verizon SGS3 is now the main problem, i'v decided to split my kernel thread to separate one that focus directly on unlocking bootloader and progress in that matter.
Summary of the problem
Verizon model is protected from flashing unsigned/modified boot.img and recovery.img. Which means there is no known root method as for now for SCH-I535.
And that is where our adventure starts ....
Rooted stock boot.img issue:
CWM Recovery.img flash issue:
<ID:0/008> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/008> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/008> FAIL! (Auth)
Research status: 50%
<ID:0/003> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/003> NAND Write Start!!
<ID:0/003> Complete(Write) operation failed.
+ 20% - Some devs stated that RIL is hacked and there is also sucessfull Kexec implentation in works - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=262
Stay tuned for more news. Kexec proof-of-concept thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1760678
+ 20% - phone can boot from unsigned boot.img flashed to recovery partition, this will leave you without recovery and requires to boot-trough-recovery every time u rebooting phone! (thanx invisiblek)
+ 10% - phone rooted
trough system.img tricks -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1756885
boot.img -> signed
recovery.img -> signed
system.img -> not signed
cache.img -> not signed
News about locked Verizon model is spreading over the websites and main tech-related portals. Hopefully we will get some detailed info soon.
It looks like it has been rooted by using system.img trick (system.img is not signed)
Enjoy! and thanx to invisiblek
Update [07/15/2012] VZN insider confirmed this is not a true info
One of thread members chatted with verizon reps over mail & chat and got info that there may be possible unlocker released for bootloader at vzn locked phones. Here's the screenshots of chat: http://i.imgur.com/0lX3o.png
At this is not confirmed yet officialy, it may be interesting finding.
Adam Outler posted he's own research info in separated thread, read it. It may help a bit -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1769411
Galaxy S III Verizon Developer edition shows up on Samsung Website! -> http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cel...SCH-I535MBCVZW
█ Not Recognized Developer
█ Tools: Galaxy Unlocker , Samsung Cache Ripper
█ Web: Samsung Updates
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