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    AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 has a locked bootloader


    If youíre looking for a Samsung Galaxy S 4 that you can easily flash custom firmware to, you might want to steer clear of AT&Tís version. Steve Kondik has confirmed that device has a locked bootloader. For the average customer this might not be a huge deal but thereís a huge segment of users that want to root and flash third party ROMís to their device and thatís not going to be an easy feat with this device. Iím pretty sure its just a matter of time before this thing is cracked but to avoid a possible bricked device, T-Mobile and Sprint seems to left their bootloader unlocked out the gate so either of those two carriers would be a better choice.

    AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 has a locked bootloader
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    Wow! Who'd a thunk AT&T would end up doing this? I imagine it's due in part to people who don't know what their doing soft bricking their phones and returning them under warranty, thus making it difficult for everyone.
    But of course this is pure speculation on my part. (Edit: I just read Steve's Google+ comment and that was his thought as well.....interesting!)
    I don't see it stopping the dev community (for very long at least) from bypassing it just as they did with the Verizon S3.
    Last edited by cr6; 04-30-2013 at 11:13 AM.

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    As long as it's not completely unlockable like the Atrix lineup, it will be Ok.

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    Wow really att

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    no biggie. One it will get unlocked. 2) users can always buy an unlocked version and use it on their network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pc747 View Post
    no biggie. One it will get unlocked. 2) users can always buy an unlocked version and use it on their network.
    Can I borrow the extra $450 from you?
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    Thanks for sharing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leeshor View Post
    Can I borrow the extra $450 from you?
    Try closer to $650. The Galaxy S4 International version sold on NewEgg is something retarded like $899.

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    He was probably already factoring in the 2 bills he would have to shell out regardless. LOL
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