Verizon customers who want to indulge in the more in-depth parts of Android don’t often get the chance, thanks to the carrier’s tendency to lock down bootloaders and close off most of the avenues to custom ROMs. But for major releases, manufacturers often sell contract-free variants with an unlockable bootloader. Like the S4 before it, the Galaxy S5 now has the option, and you can buy one directly from Samsung. Verizon won’t sell it to customers online or in retail stores.
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Verizon Galaxy S5 Developer Edition Now Available From Samsung For A Cool $600 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.