This is my first bounty thread created so if by any means I am missing anything, in the wrong forum, or this is not allowed (MODS) please PM me before infracting!
As we all know, the international variant (of course) has already been unlocked with custom recovery (TWRP).
This thread is a bounty thread for the USA Snapdragon variants of the S8 and S8+.
This includes but not limited to said devices on TMO, ATT, SPR and VZW.
As we all know all the US variants have the SAME model numbers.
There is a USERDATA partition that appears to be carrier specific but outside of this the stock TAR is the same and flashable to any US variant within the US.
There is also (so far) a factory binary firmware for each variant (S8/S8+)
So far we have achieved PERMISSIVE selinux on stock firmware. This factory binary can also help in repairing IMEI, DRK, FRP bypass etc. IF you know what you are doing.
Requirements to obtain bounty:
1. Full Root that sticks after a reboot
2. Files/Instructions for the end user to achieve said root.
3. At least 5 users/testers OTHER THAN those involved in the original process have used said method and verify successfuly rooting their device.
4. Work is original and collaborated and not taken from another user without their consent.
5. Root is maintaned even after a full reboot (i.e.perm root, temp root is not sufficient.)
6. Method (once achieved) is shared free of charge on XDA.
7. Proper credits are given to those involved in the process.
8. Similar files/process are also applicable for BOTH VARIANTS ( S8 & S8+.) With both devices being very similar, if an ENG or DEBUG firm etc. is leaked we would receive a version for each device.
9. *** FOR BL BOUNTIES, ABOVE REQUIREMENTS WITH FULLY WORKING TWRP RECOVERY
EDIT* There will be 4 separate bounties within this thread. All will have above requirements (BL Unlock and fully working TWRP Recovery is ONLY required for TWRP bounties). 2 will be for the S8 (G950U) and the other 2 for S8+ (G955U).
If you find a method for perm root on both devices at once, you will get BOTH BOUNTIES.
ANY USER WHO SPENDS MONEY TO PURCHASE LEAKED FIRMWARE SUCH AS ENG OR DEBUG THAT DIRECTLY LINKS TO PERMANENTLY ROOTING EITHER OR BOTH DEVICES WILL GET THE FIRST PAYMENTS TO REIMBURSE MONEY SPENT TO PURCHASE SAID FIRMWARE.
The rest will be divied up between those responsible for the perm root.
In order for devs attempting root and to achieve bounty you must join Hangouts group by pming me for an invite. This way we know FOR CERTAIN who is responsible for purchasing firmwares and/or putting in the work to get us perm root so we can know who the bounties go to.
If any mods would like to be in the HO to moderate and/or monitor legitimacy are welcome to join.
DONATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED. THIS IS A BOUNTY THREAD. YOU PROMISE A CONTRIBUTION, WE HOPE YOU KEEP YOUR WORD AND PAY OUT IF ABOVE CONDITIONS ARE MET. THIS BOUNTY IS FOR PERM ROOT, UNLOCKED BL IS NOT AN EXPECTATION BUT WOULD BE MORE THAN WELCOME IF IT OCCURS.
If the bounty is satisfied, we will determine at that point in time where to donate the funds via paypal. Funds will most likely be sent to a mod or myself and then divided/provided to those who earned it.
THE PURPOSE OF THE HANGOUTS IS NOT ONLY TO ENSURE LEGITIMACY AND KNOWING WHO IS DOING WHAT FOR BOUNTY PURPOSES, IT IS ALSO TO GET US WORKING TOGETHER AND HAVE A MORE 'REAL TIME' MEANS OF COMMUNICATING AND TO HOPEFULLY SPEED UP THE PROCESS.
ROOT FOR THE S8 AND S8+ HAS BEEN ACHIEVED! CHECK OUT THE DEVELOPMENT SECTION FOR EACH DEVICE FOR THE ROOT THREADS! FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MADE PLEDGES OR DIDN'T MAKE PLEDGES FOR ROOT AND ARE SATISFIED WITH THE ROOT, YOU CAN DONATE TO MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT AND THE BOUNTY WILL BE DISPERSED BETWEEN THE 4 CONTRIBUTORS! MY PAYPAL LINK IS IN MY PROFILE/SIG OR MY PAYPAL EMAIL IS firstname.lastname@example.org