The Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent phone with great specs, there is no denying that. One frustration with the phone for Verizon users though, has nothing to do with the phone itself- it’s that pesky encrypted bootloader. One of the great things about Android is the flexibility and freedom that comes with it. You can easily unlock devices and add custom ROMs, but this isn’t the case with the Verizon version of the Galaxy S3.
The good news is that the XDA developer, Adam Outler, has managed to created a new method that will open up your bootloader. Doing this will allow you to have the open environment for custom ROMs that you normally would. Before considering this though, remember that there is a possibility that you could brick your device in the future if you aren’t careful. You can check out the XDA forum for detailed instructions on how to make the process work, and what to avoid if you don’t want to brick you phone.
This is great news for those on the Verizon network, just remember to install responsibly.