For those looking to get a Samsung Galaxy S5 on Verizon where you can unlock the boot loader and such, well you’ll have to pick up the Developer Edition. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, since Verizon has locked their boot loaders pretty tight over the past few years – in which AT&T has also followed suite. But it’s a bit easier to get around that. Simply buy the Developer Edition of the Verizon Galaxy S5. But there’s one catch, well two actually. You’ll be paying full price, and you’re warranty will void after you unlock the boot loader. This is where I think Samsung needs to take a cue from Motorola. Recently, Motorola changed their policy on developer edition devices to where unlocking the boot loader and rooting the phone does not void their warranty.
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There’s no word on when exactly this Developer Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available. But one thing to note here is that it’ll only be on Samsung’s site, and not Verizon’s unfortunately. So that if you were looking to get the Galaxy S5 Developer Edition from Verizon, that won’t be happening. Normally these Developer Editions show up later on. So they could be available next week, next month or even next year. From what we gather, there’s not a whole lot of people buying them, so they don’t make as many and don’t release them as quickly as the normal Galaxy S5.
If you just want a regular Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon, Amazon’s got your back. Amazon is currently selling the Galaxy S5 for $189 on a new contract. Which it appears that they are sold out of all the carrier models right now. Hopefully that changes rather soon though. For those interested, we’ve got the links down below, and you can also buy them from Verizon’s website – who’s backordered until next week.