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I i was a developer i would wait until the bounty grows huge before i release anything. There may be a dev that already has the exploit but wants to wait for the bounty to get bigger. Maybe you should close the bounty at 2000-3000? If it goes that far!
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I i was a developer i would wait until the bounty grows huge before i release anything. There may be a dev that already has the exploit but wants to wait for the bounty to get bigger. Maybe you should close the bounty at 2000-3000? If it goes that far!
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I i was a developer i would wait until the bounty grows huge before i release anything. There may be a dev that already has the exploit but wants to wait for the bounty to get bigger. Maybe you should close the bounty at 2000-3000? If it goes that far!
Please no hate, just a suggestion.
Just my opinion but while there may be financial gain involved, I don't believe developers primary motivation for what they do is money. I'm not saying people won't respond to a bounty but if a way is possible, with or without a bounty a way is likely to be found. The primary goal of a bounty is to help entice one with the skills to focus their attention our way. Just take a look at this site. Many devs work in teams.....and also have friendly (and possibly unfriendly) competition with others. If you had a way and were sitting on it for a bounty pot to get bigger, you run the risk of losing out to someone who beats you to the punch.

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I cannot see how anyone can do the bootloader unlock. Its not confirmed but most likely a QFuse is blown and unless something leaks or miraculously qualcomm has another exploitable method

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I cannot see how anyone can do the bootloader unlock. Its not confirmed but most likely a QFuse is blown and unless something leaks or miraculously qualcomm has another exploitable method

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It seems ridiculous to me to say "root is possible" and "root is easy, we just want unlocked bootloader" and then not share the root exploit. Considering soft root isn't linked to the unlocked bootloader at all, why not go ahead and help those of us out who could care less about an unlocked bootloader?

I'd be perfectly happy with soft root and a locked bootloader if it's all I could have, as I'm sure other ME7 users would.

I stupidly un-rooted and updated thinking root/loki (or some equivalent) would be relatively easy to obtain with time considering the size of the GS4 user base, but now I'm getting worried. And the ridiculous fighting in this thread isn't making me feel much better. There's no reason to have a ... measuring contest around here. It's pretty clear who knows what.
 
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It seems ridiculous to me to say "root is possible" and "root is easy, we just want unlocked bootloader" and then not share the root exploit. Considering soft root isn't linked to the unlocked bootloader at all, why not go ahead and help those of us out who could care less about an unlocked bootloader?

I'd be perfectly happy with soft root and a locked bootloader if it's all I could have, as I'm sure other ME7 users would.

I stupidly un-rooted and updated thinking root/loki (or some equivalent) would be relatively easy to obtain with time, but now I'm getting worried. And the ridiculous fighting in this thread isn't making me feel much better. There's no reason to have a ... measuring contest around here. It's pretty clear who knows what.
Actually, it would be stupid to share one before the other was ready, when the other likely requires the first. Why you might ask? Because they could patch the root before the bootloader was done. Of course people always complain about work that doesn't belong to them, no matter what.
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It seems ridiculous to me to say "root is possible" and "root is easy, we just want unlocked bootloader" and then not share the root exploit. Considering soft root isn't linked to the unlocked bootloader at all, why not go ahead and help those of us out who could care less about an unlocked bootloader?
There are reasons root exploits are not always shared (especially for free). Believe it or not but sources other than people who use the devices value root exploits as well (in almost all cases at a far pricier payout too).

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Actually, it would be stupid to share one before the other was ready, when the other likely requires the first. Why you might ask? Because they could patch the root before the bootloader was done. Of course people always complain about work that doesn't belong to them, no matter what.
I'm not complaining. I don't know enough about it (yet) to really say one way or the other. But I've been around long enough to know my fair share.

I was under the impression that obtaining root at the ROM level wouldn't be affected by the bootloader at all. Obviously you know more about it than me, so care to explain to the rest of us how the bootloader and root at that level is linked?

I think the majority of us are here to learn, so any guidance is appreciated.

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