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Verizon phones will not accept any custom ROM. This has been done this way since the S4/Note 3. The way Verizon locks their bootloader effectively prevents other ROM’s from being installed - even the reference Samsung ROM from the Unlocked by Samsung series. AT&T is also guilty of doing this so Verizon isn’t alone.
 
The feature Verizon uses is knowmknown as Samsung KNOX. The feature they use is boot signature enforcement, which verifies the ROM signature is correct and permitted to run. The phone will not boot without the Verizon ROM installed since the signature won’t match. This “feature” prevents you from removing the Verizon ROM or modifying it to remove their bloatware :(.
The feature Verizon uses is knowmknown as Samsung KNOX. The feature they use is boot signature enforcement, which verifies the ROM signature is correct and permitted to run. The phone will not boot without the Verizon ROM installed since the signature won’t match. This “feature” prevents you from removing the Verizon ROM or modifying it to remove their bloatware :(.
 
How I’d sell it is I’d sell it as unlocked for any carrier, but explicitly mention it’s a Verizon phone. This is sufficient because while it’s SIM unlocked, it is still a Verizon phone. It will also deter buyers who want the ability to tinker with the ROM, so you will not need to worry about the KNOX 0x1 flag being tripped and never being able to use KNOX again. You are better off losing 1 sale so you know the next buyer is genuinely okay with the limitations imposed by Verizon.

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Verizon is a complete no go forphones will not accept any custom ROM use; it’sROM. This has been thatdone this way since the S4/Note 3. The way Verizon locks their bootloader down effectively prevents other ROM’s from being installed - even the reference Samsung ROM they use onfrom the Unlocked by Samsung series. AT&T is also guilty of doing this around the same timeso Verizon isn’t alone.
Verizon is a complete no go forphones will not accept any custom ROM use; it’sROM. This has been thatdone this way since the S4/Note 3. The way Verizon locks their bootloader down effectively prevents other ROM’s from being installed - even the reference Samsung ROM they use onfrom the Unlocked by Samsung series. AT&T is also guilty of doing this around the same timeso Verizon isn’t alone.
 
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You’re stuck with the bootloader image and Verizon bloaware :(.

How
How I’d sell it is I’d sell it as unlocked for any carrier, but explicitly mention it’s a Verizon phone. As soon as the wordThis is sufficient because while it’s SIM unlocked, it is still a Verizon comes up andphone. It will also deter buyers who want the buyer likesability to tinker, theytinker with the ROM, so you will run awaynot need to worry about the KNOX 0x1 flag being tripped and never being able to use KNOX again. You will lose theare better off losing 1 sale butso you will also know the next buyer doesn’t mind or needs to a Verizon phone and doesn’t have any discretion to work withis genuinely okay with the limitations imposed by Verizon.
You’re stuck with the bootloader image and Verizon bloaware :(.

How
How I’d sell it is I’d sell it as unlocked for any carrier, but explicitly mention it’s a Verizon phone. As soon as the wordThis is sufficient because while it’s SIM unlocked, it is still a Verizon comes up andphone. It will also deter buyers who want the buyer likesability to tinker, theytinker with the ROM, so you will run awaynot need to worry about the KNOX 0x1 flag being tripped and never being able to use KNOX again. You will lose theare better off losing 1 sale butso you will also know the next buyer doesn’t mind or needs to a Verizon phone and doesn’t have any discretion to work withis genuinely okay with the limitations imposed by Verizon.

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Edit by: Nick ,

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Verizon is a complete no go for custom ROM use; it’s been that way since the S4/Note 3. The way Verizon locks their bootloader down effectively prevents other ROM’s from being installed - even the reference Samsung ROM they use on the Unlocked by Samsung series. AT&T is also guilty of doing this around the same time.
 
This is because of Samsung KNOX. KNOX has a feature called boot signature enforcement that verifies the ROM signature on the phone matches the permitted ROM. If you install a different ROM, the signature will be different and the phone will not boot until the Verizon ROM is reloaded. Verizon uses this feature.
This is because of Samsung KNOX. KNOX has a feature called boot signature enforcement that verifies the ROM signature on the phone matches the permitted ROM. If you install a different ROM, the signature will be different and the phone will not boot until the Verizon ROM is reloaded. Verizon uses this feature.
 
You’re stuck with the bootloader image and Verizon bloaware :(.
 
 
 
How I’d sell it is I’d sell it as unlocked for any carrier, but mention it’s a Verizon phone. As soon as the word Verizon comes up and the buyer likes to tinker, they will run away. You will lose the sale but you will also know the buyer doesn’t mind or needs to a Verizon phone and doesn’t have any discretion to work with.

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Edit by: Nick ,

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Verizon is a complete no go for custom ROM use; it’s been that way since the S4/Note 3. The way Verizon locks their bootloader down effectively prevents other ROM’s from being installed - even the reference Samsung ROM they use on the Unlocked by Samsung series. AT&T is also guilty of doing this around the same time.
 
This is because of Samsung KNOX. KNOX has a feature called boot signature enforcement that verifies the ROM signature on the phone matches the permitted ROM. If you install a different ROM, the signature will be different and the phone will not boot until the Verizon ROM is reloaded.
 
You’re stuck with the bootloader image and Verizon bloaware :(.
 
 
 
How I’d sell it is I’d sell it as unlocked for any carrier, but mention it’s a Verizon phone. As soon as the word Verizon comes up and the buyer likes to tinker, they will run away. You will lose the sale but you will also know the buyer doesn’t mind or needs to a Verizon phone and doesn’t have any discretion to work with.

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Edit by: Nick ,

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Verizon is a complete no go for custom ROM use; it’s been that way since the S4/Note 3. The way Verizon locks their bootloader down effectively prevents other ROM’s from being installed - even the reference Samsung ROM they use on the Unlocked by Samsung series. AT&T is also guilty of doing this around the same time.
Verizon is a complete no go for custom ROM use; it’s been that way since the S4/Note 3. The way Verizon locks their bootloader down effectively prevents other ROM’s from being installed - even the reference Samsung ROM they use on the Unlocked by Samsung series. AT&T is also guilty of doing this around the same time.
 
This is because of Samsung KNOX. KNOX has a feature called boot signature enforcement that verifies the ROM signature on the phone matches the permitted ROM. If you install a different ROM, the signature will be different and the phone will not boot until the Verizon ROM is reloaded.
 
You’re stuck with the bootloader image and Verizon bloaware :(.

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Original post by: Nick ,

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Verizon is a complete no go for custom ROM use; it’s been that way since the S4/Note 3. The way Verizon locks their bootloader down effectively prevents other ROM’s from being installed - even the reference Samsung ROM they use on the Unlocked by Samsung series.

This is because of Samsung KNOX. KNOX has a feature called boot signature enforcement that verifies the ROM signature on the phone matches the permitted ROM. If you install a different ROM, the signature will be different and the phone will not boot until the Verizon ROM is reloaded.

You’re stuck with the bootloader image and Verizon bloaware :(.

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