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Samsung Registration Page Outs Verizon Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition?

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A reader of ours was cruising through Samsung’s product registry site recently to input his brand new Galaxy Note 3 and noticed a listing that should grab the attention of the tinkerers in the building. Listed along with the black and white Galaxy Note 3 variants for Big Red was another listing for a Developer Edition with a “Coming Soon!” note attached. We had yet to hear of Samsung’s plans for a developer edition of the new Note 3, but in the past have seen them release phones with unlockable bootloaders sold at full retail prices. Devices like the Note 2 and Galaxy S4 both came in Developer Editions

We still have no official word on a release, but we tend to see a buffer between the carrier launch of a phone and the release of a developer edition. Sometimes we see DEs become available in a matter of weeks; other times it can be months.

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I’d imagine the phone would be priced around $699, which is the current full retail of the Note 3 through Verizon.

Via:  XDA

Cheers Luke!

  • SavioR

    Verizon galaxy note 3 developer edition is now available on samsung website

  • Dominick S.

    I’d be very interested in the Developer Edition for the Note 3 on Verizon, but one correction to the article is while the Note 2 Developer Edition was listed as coming soon on the Samsung site, it never actually came out.

  • Such

    Here’s the link on Samsung’s website:


  • Donnie M.

    Will this have the Knox warranty void as well. If so what’s the point. Why has none one at droid life mentioned anything about this issue.

    • JoshGroff

      Warranty is always voided if you’re tampering with software, whether they allow you to or you bypass with other means.

  • FknTwizted

    next best thing to a nexus.

  • Landshark535

    Wasn’t there supposed to be a 64 GB variant of the Note 3?

  • Chippah

    After being stuck on a Vzw gnex for 2 years I will say this.

    The Note 3 with Touchwiz is amazing.

    I dont see the big gripe about it.
    there are a few small annoyances, but everything is impressive with this device.
    its smoking fast, I cant make it crash.
    Root-bootloader and some small tweaks and we are good.

    Touchwiz adds many features that you cant even get in a custom rom without major framework.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Staying with the regular Galaxy Note 3 is the Joy of what Samsung produced. Why would I want a stock version of the current Note 3 that would be a total waste in my book. The software implementations and feature solutions are what make the Note 3 the current industry leader it is today.

      • JoshGroff

        GPE = stock AOSP
        Developer edition = unlocked bootloader
        Please, for the love of god, stop mixing them up.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Oh man, decisions decisions decisions.
    OK, I’ll wait…

  • Armus

    No surprise really, just a shame I have to wait for it

  • Bigsike

    Just give us root and I’ll be happy. 🙂

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  • Mike Hilal

    If it’s out in the next 14 days, I’ll be returning my GN3

    • flosserelli

      Oh please oh please oh please

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  • zmancbr

    $699??? NOT A CHANCE. Verizon will mark it up somehow…I’d expect 749+

    • JoshGroff

      They can’t, it’s purchased directly through Samsung.

      • zmancbr

        But it runs on V’s network so they get the final say…

        • No, you actually complete the sale entirely through Samsung. The only thing VZW can do is charge you an activation fee.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Not surprising if there is.

  • SA_NYC

    This will very likely be my next phone. (I’ll be buying full retail in any case.) So good news.

  • Philip J. Fry

    Side note: disqus is pissing me off not letting me change images after I’ve posted one. Anybody else having that problem?

  • DroidzFX

    If they are willing to release developer editions then just leave the bootloaders unlocked on all phones. keep it simple

  • MrKevinH

    is there a difference between the “Developer Edition” and the Google Play Editions?

    • Keith Hollis

      related question, would ROMs for 1 work with the other. I like the hardware, i just don’t like all the touchwiz junk.

    • JoshGroff

      GPE is stock-ish software, Developer Edition just means it has an unlocked bootloader, touch wiz would still be there.

  • s0uth

    Only if there’s no boot loader unlock would one want to buy one of these correct? And of course to develop.

  • crazed_z06

    WOnder what use the s-PEN will be without Sammy Software

    • Anon

      Would become a regular stylus as it does on the Note 2.

    • sk3litor

      This is exactly what I was thinking. Majority of people buy the note series is for the spen and wacom digitizer features. Now it just becomes a big phone with a generic stylus. I don’t care how people spend their own money I just don’t see this being very lucrative for Sammy. Now if this is an actual note 3 that just happens to have an unlocked bootloader then color me a happy man but if it’s running stock Android them again I just don’t see the purpose. Now I LOVE stock Android but only on a phone that doesn’t have much software to offer.

      • JoshGroff

        Consider yourself a happy man.

  • Philip J. Fry
  • It’s going to be like $1000….

    • Big Red Dong

      And Verizon blows.

  • Walter Partlo

    Why are they releasing so many developer editions when “nobody is buying them?”

    • JoshGroff

      Because it’s probably just a simple change for them.

    • MikeCiggy

      The dev edition doesn’t require them to spend any money. All they do is flash the correct software and ship it out. This is to keep everyone quiet about Verizon locking boot loader’s. Basically you can’t complain when you have the choice to by the dev edition but you decided not to.

    • Walter Partlo

      I was being facetious folks. 🙂