On the heels of a Verizon Galaxy Note 2 bootloader unlock method comes the arrival of the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 Developer Edition which will bring an unlocked bootloader to interested parties without the need for tinkering with the software.
The listing for the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 Developer Edition appeared today on Samsung’s website, showcasing the exact same Verizon Galaxy Note 2 that was released back in November, save for one detail. While it doesn’t explicitly say it anywhere, the name “Developer Edition” implies that this device will be arriving with a unencrypted, unlocked bootloader which means that owners will be able to install custom ROMs right from the get-go.
The current Verizon Galaxy Note 2 does have a bootloader unlock method already but those that don’t wish to go through the steps of unlocking it may want to opt for the Developer Edition of the Galaxy Note 2, whenever it arrives.
Oddly enough, the listing on the page reveals no details about how much the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 Developer Edition will be when it arrives or, better yet, when the device might be touching down. There isn’t even the usual “Coming Soon” sign plastered on the page which could mean that interested parties will be in the for a long wait. It took several months for the Verizon Galaxy S3 Developer Edition to arrive for order so the same could happen here.
While the release date is unknown, what is known is that customers will likely have to pay a premium for this device. Exactly how much remains unclear but given that the Galaxy Note 2 is expensive already, retailing for $299.99 on-contract, it could be that the device checks in somewhere in the $600 range.
That will likely be too expensive for most considering the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 has already been rooted and unlocked courtesy of developers. But for those with money to spend and little time, the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 Developer Edition might be a proposition worth considering.