[BOUNTY] New Root Method Exploit or Full Bootloader Unlock ***Updated Daily***
Samsung Galaxy S4
(Live in a world of infinite possibilities)
So as we all know, the new VRUAME7 update that came out on July 9th (initially starting as just an update via Samsung Kies or the Verizon Upgrade Assistant) and the following day releasing as an official OTA for everyone has officially broken the current root method that is available. The reason being is the new bootloader now prevents you from flashing the VRUAMD2 pre-release kernel (or any kernel for that matter) and even prevents you from downgrading the bootloader itself back to the original VRUAMDK firmware that came on our devices. As a result, everyone that has received this update has officially lost root (no surprise there), with no way of getting root back at the moment (slightly surprising there but ultimately not).
Since this is XDA, a vast percentage of us here desperately need root for many of our apps and mods that we use on a daily basis (including myself), not to mention custom recoveries so we could flash custom ROMs and such. It is now very critical that we (at the minimum) get root access back on this new firmware as soon as possible. As a result of this necessity, I would like to personally offer a $100 bounty to the first person able to find or create a method, exploit, or unlock that allows us to fully root and provide the necessary steps for rooting the Verizon Galaxy S4 here on XDA. I know it may not be much but seeing as how the previous root exploit was provided for free impressively quick with a huge thanks to Dan Rosenberg, I am hoping this small bounty will be able to motivate a few advanced developers or security experts to attempt and do likewise on this new highly secure update for our devices.
Whoever you are, you will be doing us and many other upcoming owners of this device a great justice and for that consider this as a token of my appreciation. I also greatly encourage and welcome anyone else willing to chip in to this bounty to post here and I will have the OP updated of all users' donations to this request.
Greatly looking forward to anyone interested in becoming a candidate.
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Please note if you do not explicitly state separate prices for root/recovery and full bootloader unlock bounties, your contribution of the same price will be add to both lists.
Please note you may not submit a contribution for only ONE bounty. If you post a contribution, one price will be applied to both bounties unless separate prices are explicitly stated.
Please note you do not have to pay for both bounties separately. Whichever bounty gets fulfilled first is the one that you pay for upon collection. This is why your contribution is added to both lists automatically.
Please note you may not make any specific restrictions or requirements that aren't listed in the OP. By making a post with your contribution price you are agreeing to paying out based on all terms listed in OP only and nowhere else.
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Please be advised that if Verizon or Samsung is to release an official method of unlocking the bootloader (extremely unlikely but must be accounted for) prior to any member of XDA's submission, this bounty automatically becomes invalidated.
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