Got this wonderful idea from @open1your1eyes0 in the Verizon thread so I figured I'd post it over here.
The other bounty thread was almost dead, this one is explicit and serious (and for the new firmware), you are asked NOT to make a pledge and then not pay when and/or if these methods become known.
As I'm sure you all know already AT&T released an update on July, 9 2013 with the build number UCUAMF3. This update blocked the motochopper exploit and Loki exploit.Samsung / AT&T blew a QFUSE when they sent the update to our devices.
This means you cannot downgrade from MF3 as the device will not accept it as the monotonic counter went up and cannot go backwards from this point. There would need to be some different kind of exploit to allow a custom recovery to be ran on MF3. If you change the boot loader in any way you the device will NOT accept it and you may be met with a hard brick. (Thanks @Aou)
This thread is a last cause to speak to get each and every developer and 'mastermind' to become Very encouraged to either unlock our devices permanently or Root and allow us to use custom recoveries just like the LOKI method did.
Root and Recovery Bounty
Originally Posted by open1your1eyes0
1. Be the first person to create or find a method to achieve the following:
Exploiting a fully stock UCUAMF3 build to get root and custom recoveries (loki or new method)
2. Make a post in this thread with the following:
Proving it works with appropriate photos and/or screenshots
Providing full step-by-step instructions for which anyone else can follow
3. Wait for at least one member to follow the same method and confirm it works the same on their fully stock device with UCUAMF3 build
4.Claim your bounty via PM from donator(s)
Payment will be processed between each member and the bounty collector via PM on an individual basis.
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 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.
[*]Please note once you make a post with your contribution you may not withdraw it at any time and are responsible for paying out once the bounty is claimed. The only changes that can be made are another post raising the prices if you choose so. No exceptions!
[*]Please be advised that if AT&T 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.
chances are i wont use anything but the ROM i have but in the name of freedom im in for $50
'01 Nokia 5165 - '02 Sony Ericsson T61
'03 Nokia 1110 - '04 Nokia 3200
'04 Sony s710a - '06 ATT 8525/HTC Hermes
'07 ATT Tilt/HTC Kaiser - '09 iPhone 3G
'11 Motorola Atrix - '12 Samsung Galaxy S III
'13 Samsung Galaxy S IV
ATTN: AT&T UPDATE UCUMF3 KILLS ROOT, ODIN, AND CUSTOM RECOVERY/ROMS
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