David Watt · Oct 20, 2012 at 07:00 pm

Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 7″ Bootloader Unlocked

We all know that Verizon seems to have some kind of fear of unlocked bootloaders, as is evident on their Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Tab 2. We also know that XDA’s developers and device owners alike have a hatred of locked bootloaders, so there has to be some give at one point or another. And on this occasion, it’s a win for the developers and in turn, device owners.

XDA Forum Member id_ram managed to get his hands on a ‘prototype’ Verizon Galaxy Tab 2, which turned out to have an insecure bootloader. XDA Senior Member MrHyde03 then worked with id_ram to pull the required image files from the device and carried out further testing on his own device. If successful, he would have an unlocked Galaxy Tab 2. If unsuccessful, he would have a dead Galaxy Tab 2. Luckily for him, the former scenario played out, and the result of this can be found in the bootloader unlocking thread.

In order to unlock your bootloader, all you need to do is root your device, flash the insecure bootloader image, and enter a few simple commands using adb or a terminal window.

Happy unlocking!


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David Watt

the_scotsman is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users.
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