Certain Galaxy Tab 10.1 might be getting sold with Unlocked Bootloader?

June 17, 2011
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If you haven't rushed to the nearest Best Buy or Fry's Electronics to get yourself a shiny new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 we might have some news that will make you want one. Just like we told you yesterday the Tab is officially for sale starting today. Now some reports are streaming in that some lucky users that went home and turned their Tab on were greeted with a familiar splash screen we have seen before. It shows as being "unlocked"

Many devices on boot don't show anything down at the bottom, I know when I rooted my Nexus One after unlocking it I got the same symbol on my splash screen. We are seeing reports of both 32GB and 16GB models being unlocked and most of them bought at Best Buy but I doubt it is that specific.

This news is just coming in and you can read all about it over in the XDA forums. A popular guy by the name of Pershoot has jumped into the thread to see if he can be of any help, he is widely known in the android world for his amazing dev support and kernels. If you have just brought home your Galaxy Tab 10.1 and you have the same screen feel free to tell us below in the comments. As more news unfolds regarding this we will be sure to bring it to you as soon as possible.

[via XDA Forums]


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  • Willmottwj

    If you have that symbol then it is unlocked? i had that symbol on mine when i turned it on and i got mine from amazon.

  • http://twitter.com/TommyDaniel Tommy Thompson

    Got the white one today and it appears to be unlocked.

  • nonbias

    this is awesome ! hope mine will be unlocked as well.

  • Clouser Lee

    Mne is unlocked. What does that mean for a novis like me?

  • Chuck

    My 32gb is also unlocked

  • Balls, Hairy

    White 16gb from Bestbuy! —> locked :-(

  • Danielsjam

    16gb grey purchased at Best Buy. Unlocked

  • Jmrives

    Ordered my 32Gb grey via Amazon. It shipped from Circuit City. It came unlocked!

  • tester man

    Metallic Grey 32gb – Bestbuy New Mexico – Unlocked!!

  • http://stergion.com Pete716

    White 16gb white Best Buy Online —> unlocked!

  • http://stergion.com Pete716

    White 16gb white Best Buy Online —> unlocked!

  • Nitemask

    Gray 32g – Best Buy – Unlocked

  • Nitemask

    Gray 32g – Best Buy – Unlocked

  • Nitemask

    Gray 32g – Best Buy – Unlocked

  • Phil Holmes

    Grey 16g – Best Buy near White Marsh, MD – Unlocked

  • Goduke81

    Ibought my graphite 10.1 at Best Buy and mine shows that icon as well.

  • Goduke81

    Ibought my graphite 10.1 at Best Buy and mine shows that icon as well.

  • Kpurdu1

    I just got a grey from best buy hunt valley and it has the unlocked icon

  • Kpurdu1

    I just got a grey from best buy hunt valley and it has the unlocked icon

  • dEViN

    Best Buy 32GB gray, I have it unlocked, is that like being rooted?

  • dEViN

    My unlocked tab says there’s no update so I can’t get touchwiz, anyone else having that problem?