[Bounty 2/23/16 $1000] ATT S6 Active root

eurosport360

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Update: $1000 in pot as of 2/23/16
Update: CVE-2016-0728 is gaining attention
Update: DM-Verify is the main issue
Update: User PeregrineX is working on root here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s6/galaxy-s6-active/5-0-2-to-check-t3314576
MESSAGE HIM IF YOU CAN HELP

PLEASE MESSAGE ANY DEVS WHO YOU THINK CAN WORK ON THIS...SPREAD THE WORD

Since we have been waiting a long time without root still, its time to kickstart this subforum with some incentive.

No quickroot toolkit works with the S6 active at the moment (odin, kingroot, pingpong, etc.), so to anyone who can bypass DM-Verify and can utilize any current exploit, money is the reward.

Some example bounty threads that were lucrative:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/att-galaxy-s6-edge/general/bounty-att-s6-edge-rootof4-t3254147
or this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2728051

I will start the pledge at $50, payed through paypal.

If someone gets/knows how to get root and posts working instructions, they can cash out on the pot.

In my opinion, I am going to use this phone daily for years to come, so pledging any small amount is definitely worth it.

If anyone has any suggestions to improve this thread, please comment.


List of people who pledged:

eurosport360: $50
kuby5: $20
alynxi: $20
AKfortyseven: $30
medieval81: $25
zaurav: $50
uscg.matthew: $100
wednesday 13: $50
olbez: $25
Markbuar: $25
lirex: $50
wardawgmalvicious: $25
huur: $25
cyphersys: $25
Bones2374: $25
shamanos: $25
ankushkool: $50
Quixtrike: $50
MrCheveux: $150
Techman2207: $25
hodatch00: $25
Imike6453: $25
jaybeaster: $35
h-tech: $35
pentoss: $25
Runamok81: $50
xaaronfx:$10

2/23/16 Total: $1000
 
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Rekan_

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Since we have been waiting a long time without root still, its time to kickstart this subforum with some incentive.

No quickroot toolkit works with the S6 active at the moment (odin, kingroot, pingpong, etc.), so to anyone who can bypass DM-Verify and can utilize any current exploit, money is the reward.

Some example bounty threads that were lucrative:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/att-galaxy-s6-edge/general/bounty-att-s6-edge-rootof4-t3254147
or this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2728051

I will start the pledge at $50, payed through paypal.

If someone gets/knows how to get root and posts working instructions, they can cash out on the pot.

In my opinion, I am going to use this phone daily for years to come, so pledging any small amount is definitely worth it.

If anyone has any suggestions to improve this thread, please comment.
What is the difference on the normal AT&T S6 and this one software wise?
 

eurosport360

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What is the difference on the normal AT&T S6 and this one software wise?
Someone correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe there is no significant difference. However, the s6 active's software is post May 15. May 15 was when a patch for the kernal was released which fixed a rootable exploit.

As of now, CVE-2016-0728 is getting attention for its potential to gain root for the active. DM-Verify is also a problem that needs to be solved for root access as well.
 

arter97

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Another thing :

Is bootloader locked?
Go check OEM unlock on Developers Settings.

If it's not unlockable, you'll need someone like geohot to root.
 

arter97

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Assuming that SM-G890A has bootloader unlocked:

Here's a quick mashed-up TWRP for latest G890AUCU3BOJE firmware.

/* Disclaimer */

Your warranty is now void.
I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this kernel
before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you. Hard. A lot.

/* Downloads */
1. You need to use ODIN 3.10.7
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2711451
2. TWRP for G890AUCU3BOJE
http://arter97.com/g890a
3. SuperSU 2.67 BETA (systemless)
https://download.chainfire.eu/897/SuperSU/BETA-SuperSU-v2.67-20160121175247.zip

/* Steps */
1. Put SuperSU zip file to your phone's internal storage
2. Allow OEM unlock from Settings -> Developers Settings (this maybe optional)
3. Unzip the TWRP zip and flash the tar file with ODIN 3.10.7
4. Enter recovery (probably volume up + home button + sleep button)
5. Install SuperSU
6. Reboot
7. Profit!


If this doesn't work, it's very likely that your bootloader is locked.
If so, you guys are probably out of luck completely since SELinux on recent versions of Android/Touchwiz is very strong that even if you get exploits to the kernel, the root permission wouldn't do anything to install su binary to the system.
 

lucbinhdinh

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1. Put SuperSU zip file to your phone's internal storage
2. Allow OEM unlock from Settings -> Developers Settings (this maybe optional)

how to enable Allow OEM unlock
thks you
 

eurosport360

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I messaged some developers that have experience with unlocking bootloaders, but it would be great if everyone could message any devs they think could work on this as well. Just link this bounty so they notice the interest we have here.
 
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I'm also in with $50. It's worth it!
In another threads here and here people were pledging money for a possible bounty as well. I'll message them about the official bounty thread here so they can join in. If they do we can expect another $2-3k added to the bounty :)
 
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