Verizon Galaxy Note 2

Well that certainly didn't take very long. The folks over at XDA, as they like to do, have unlocked the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 bootloader. You'll need to jump through a few hoops and have some patience to get through it all, but if you're willing to do it there's a pretty granular walkthrough at the source link below. Before you do, remember to hack at your own risk -- bad things can happen when you start messing around with this stuff.

Unlocking the bootloader still won't get rid of that big 'ol Verizon logo on the home button, though. You'll need a sticker for that job.

Source: XDA

 
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Alrighty then, it looks like I'll finally be using my upgrade this weekend.

hmmm says:

Cool. I always thought Verizon had phones encrypted. I guess that's a Motorola thing.

KTMKTM says:

The bootloader on the Verizon Note 2 IS locked (or, as you say, encrypted). XDA just reverse engineers a method to unlock it by using an unlocked Note 2 from another carrier to find out how to do it. Moto phones don't have the same luxury cause most are Verizon exclusive.

randyw says:

When is Big Red going to wise up? It's impossible to get away with locking Bootloaders. Given time it will get cracked. And a whole lot of folks will not even buy a phone with the Bootloader locked.

Still an ugly Verizon button.

Verizon Yuk...Any other carrier is the Bomb...

Aww...come on Dicky.

Don't pretend that you weren't singing Verizon's praises this time last year when you dropped Sprint & your (then) precious EVO line for the VZW GNEx. So it didn't work out for you, that's life.

Don't worry though, we all know that you are a very outspoken fanboy of whatever device & carrier you are with on any given day. You'll move on from T-Mobile & Samsung devices soon enough, I'm sure.

squiddy20 says:

What an adult response from a 50 or so year old man. -.-
Also, as Dr. Droidberg stated, don't pretend you weren't "applauding" Verizon and saying how "bitch slapping" or "boss" it was not even a year ago. You're just mad because you couldn't afford the bill Verizon was charging you. Time to grow up little boy.

scabsk8s says:

Verizon logo, Verizon logo, whaaaaaaaaaaaa whaaaaaaaa whaaaaaa ... Good god, I've never heard people complain so much about something so small.. Verizon has always had branding on the face of they're devices & I have to say the little logo on the button is a hell of a lot smaller then most of they're other branding.

seanlongoria says:

Verizon logo = B.F.D.
Touchwiz = best reason to learn how to flash custom ROMs

tim242 says:

The logo on the home button is the smallest logo they have put on the front of a phone. It doesn't bother me. However, I had to get rid of it because I work for a competitor. The side of a scissor blade rubbed it right off. Now, it's just a silver button. I thought about getting the set of metal stickers, but it looks fine as is. As far as TouchWiz...it is leaps and bounds better than it once was. It adds a ton of features like multi window and S-Pen stuff that I'm not sure I could do without. Coming from a Galaxy Nexus, I was worried. However, they have done a great job balancing new features, and stock Jelly Bean. Stop hatin!

vertebra says:

Do you lose the S-Pen functionality with a custom rom?