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[FULFILLED BOUNTY] Z3 lineup - Root with LB method *ROOT ACHIEVED, BOUNTY FULFILLED*

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By Pyres, Senior Member on 14th November 2014, 09:59 PM
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Sony XPERIA Z3 Lineup: Z3 (D6603, D6633, D6643, D6653, and D6616), Z3 Compact (D5803 and D5833) and Z3 Tablet Compact (SGP611, SGP612, SGP621 and SGP641)


THE Z3 AND Z3COMPACT BOUNTY HAS BEEN FULFILLED BY USER zxz0O0. ALL PLEDGERS ARE THEREFORE INVITED TO DONATE.
Introduction
Prior to everything, I'd like to thank users open1your1eyes0 and Demiurge7, whose bounty threads I took as model and inspiration in creating this.
This thread, initially created in regards of the needs of Z3 Compact owners, just like myself, is now for the owners of any Z3 device, i.e. Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact (and possibly any device of the entire XPERIA Z lineup, with latest updates), who would like to have his device rooted but isn't willing to lose all the Sony proprietary technologies like miracast, noise cancelling audio and, especially, low-light photo enhancing quality algorithms.

What this is all about
The bounty's fulfillment requires obtaining root access in order to be able to backup the TA partition, where the DRM keys for the aforementioned technologies are stored. Once we have a backup for our TA partition, we can unlock the bootloader with the official Sony tool and then restore the DRM keys. In the event of hardware failure, we will be able to restore to stock the phone and to have no warranty issue.

Claiming requirements
In order to claim this bounty, you will need to fulfill each and every one of this points:
1. Be the first person to create or find a method to obtain root access in the latest available software release on the aforementioned devices, without neither unlocking the bootloader nor compromising (or affecting) the TA partition in any way that could prevent a correct and successful backup of it;
2. Give proof of point #1 by posting an adequate quantity of screenshots to illustrate it, together with step by step instructions, in a fashion such that everyone can follow them and reproduce the exploit;
3. Wait for at least 10% of pledgers (fastest quorum achieved between per capita and per pecunia criteria*) to give confirmation about the method functionality;
4. Claim your bounty via PM from pledgers.

*i.e. the fastest between 10% of the number of people and 10% of the amount of money pledged as bounty.

Payment will be processed between each member and the bounty collector via PM on an individual basis.

List of pledges:
1. Pyres - $ 5,00
2. jug6ernaut $ 50,00
3. Jliax $ 10,00
4. lcohen999 $ 15,00
5. adamk7 $ 20,00 (0,05 BTC, exchange rates may vary)
6. Kev1000000 $ 50,00
7. SsezZ $ 20,00
8. aegixnova $50,00
9. Dsteppa $ 10,00 (+$ 20,00 if fulfilled by Dec 10 2014, otherwise void pledge)
10. sansart $ 20,00
11. ang3lical $ 10,00
12. wooki $ 30,00 (extra $20,00 if fulfilled by Nov. 30 2014)
13. someone755 $ 6,00 (5,00 €, exchange rates may vary)
14. sxtester $ 25,00
15. gamingforfact $ 50,00
16. kertong $ 50,00
17. arr13 $ 40,00 (0,1 BTC, exchange rates may vary)
18. DarK_MischieF $ 50,00
19. XanSama $ 30,00
20. charlie460 $100,00
21. dillalade $ 100,00
22. tomwas54 $ 25,00
23. Dancube $ 20,00
24. geronimoid $ 30,00
25. TheFrozen4 $ 10,00
26. Alex2x3 $ 20,00
27. curiousgeorge $ 20,00
28. armis $ 50,00
29. jbrechtel $ 40,00 (0,1 BTC, exchange rates may vary) (TMO Z3 D6616)
30. SONiX-GERMANY $ 25,00 (€ 20,00, exchange rates may vary)
31. Kr1tikalMas $ 10,00 (exchange rates may vary)
32. Maroon Mushroom $ 10,00
33. ThiasDE $ 30,00
34. XQC $ 20,00
35. MinimalistChris $ 20,00 (Sony XPERIA Z3 D6603)
36. clouds5 $ 20,00
37. adamreid $ 25,00
38. Kakashi2k4 $ 20,00 (Sony XPERIA Z3 D6603)
39. hedgie123 $ 20,00
40. Michealtbh $ 10,00
41. Polso $ 20,00
42. JTdevAndroid $ 25,00 (€ 20,00, exchange rates may vary)
43. newk9 $ 25,00 (€ 20,00, exchange rates may vary)
44. Fruktsallad $ 20,00
45. londahl $ 15,00
46. metalmilo12 $ 15,00 (TMO Z3 D6616)
47. quim135 $ 19,00 (€ 15,00, exchange rates may vary)
48. M1P $ 10,00
49. JamesK852 $ 22,00 (AUD 25,00, exchange rates may vary)
50. bullghost $ 100,00 (Z3)
51. the fez $ 19,00 (€ 15,00, exchange rates may vary)
52. Klaus N. $ 37,50 (€ 30,00, exchange rates may vary)
53. cajunflavoredbob $ 30,00 (Z3 D6603)
54. tgwhth $ 25,00 (€ 20,00, exchange rates may vary)
55. Leetosc $ 15,00
56. rndinit0 $ 30,00 (Z3 Compact D5803)
57. msnxda $ 19,00 (€ 15,00, exchange rates may vary)
58. nosklo $ 10,00
59. hrsa $ 25,00 (€ 20,00, exchange rates may vary)
60. a43 $ 10,00
61. juppi $ 12,50 (€ 10,00, exchange rates may vary)
62. Shuthefrontdoor $ 50,00
63. CAL7 $ 10,00
64. woebetide $ 25,00 (€ 20,00, exchange rates may vary)
65. mociulski $ 25,00 (€ 20,00, exchange rates may vary)
66. hawkiz $ 20,00
67. Huey85 $ 17,00 (AUD 20,00, exchange rates may vary)
68. Gobiastard $ 25,00 (€ 20,00, exchange rates may vary)
69. biggrz $ 20,00
70. spyvsspy $ 20,00 (Z3 Compact D5833)
71. khalisz $ 10,00 (Z3 Compact D5803)
72. vittogn $ 20,00 (Z3 D6603)
73. lordzurp $ 10,00
74. Swordsman_NL $ 50,00
75. andyneouk $ 15,00 (GBP 10,00, exchange rates may vary)
76. Aldo6 $ 5,00
77. jjpro45 $ 12,50 (€ 10,00, exchange rates may vary)
78. FSRBIKER $ 20,00
79. Thenetstriker $ 50,00
80. unclecaveman $ 50,00
81. shauncore $ 100,00
82. greatbooga $ 10,00 (Z3 Compact D5803)
83. rennelaus $ 25,00 (€ 20,00, exchange rates may vary)
84. PhillySaxon $ 40,00 (GBP 25,00, exchange rates may vary)
85. egzeros $ 20,00 (Z3 Compact D5803)
86. RainbowSwag $ 12,50 (€ 10,00, exchange rates may vary)
87. eskamhl $ 6,00 (€ 5,00, exchange rates may vary) (Z3 D6603)
88. izzner $ 16,00 (INR ₹1000, exchange rates may vary)
89. maxp84z $ 15,00
90. fknpwned $ 75,00 (€ 60,00, exchange rates may vary)
91. Nathan-NL $ 10,00 (Z3 Compact D5803)
92. Dijk $ 20,00 (€ 15,00, exchange rates may vary) (Z3 Compact D5803) (€ 10,00 if working on another Z3 device only)
93. guidojusto $ 30,00
94. easyfly $ 12,50 (€ 10,00, exchange rates may vary)
95. boxy240 $ 15,00 (GBP 10,00, exchange rates may vary)
96. tearexairz $ 50,00
97. rideoutthetide $ 50,00
98. theskig $ 10,00
99. wazzle638 $ 20,00 (BTC 0,05, exchange rates may vary)
100. wiwcomm $ 10,00 (Z3 Compact D5803)
101. czrealov $ 10,00
102. elyenm $ 15,00 (Z3 Compact D5803)
103. sidvizioso $ 19,00 (€ 15,00, exchange rates may vary)
104. Luhccas-X10 $ 10,00
105. Nickcer $ 50,00
106. LastSilmaril $ 25,00
107. dsmero $ 20,00
108. tomcatoggo $ 19,00 (€ 15,00, exchange rates may vary)
109. spychodelics $ 12,50 (€ 10,00, exchange rates may vary)
110. padde0711 $ 30,00
111. omnikai $ 30,00
112. AdiSimpson $ 20,00
113. ChristianLetti $ 30,00

Total pledge: $ 3017,00
Last updated: Nov 29 2014, 12:43 GMT+1


Rules of this bounty thread
- Please note before making a post in the thread please refer to the below list to see if your post will be acceptable. If it is not part of this list, your post will be reported and you may risk getting an infraction as per forum moderators.
- 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 be advised that if Sony is to release an official method of rooting without unlocking the bootloader or restoring TA partitions lost by officially unlocking the bootloader (extremely unlikely but must be accounted for) prior to any member of XDA's submission, this bounty automatically becomes invalidated.
- Please do not PM a pledge, for it will not be counted.

List of Acceptable Posts:
- New bounty submission or increase of current bounty;
- Questions or assistance in development of a root, recovery, or bootloader unlock method;
- Questions and answers regarding bootloaders on this device;
- Questions and answers regarding the nature of lockdown on this device;
- Questions and answers regarding kernel and bootloader-related exploits;
- Any kind of updates about unfinished or still work-in-progress methods that would at the moment of posting be unfit for fulfilling the bounty;
- Bounty's fulfillment.
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14th November 2014, 09:59 PM |#2  
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Disclaimer: This thread has been extended to the entire Z3 lineup since throughout it the software similarities abound and, therefore, an exploit in any device of this series would result in a 99,9999% probability of an exploit in each and every device of the series.
I'm currently exploring any way to give this thread maximum visibility and the largest public in order to maximize our bounty and get more developers to work onto this.
If anyone has any suggestions and/or observations, feel free to PM me. Please do not pollute this thread, the list of acceptable post can be found in the OP.
Thank you and have a good day.
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14th November 2014, 11:19 PM |#3  
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U forgot xz3c d5833
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15th November 2014, 01:27 AM |#4  
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Is this root for Kit Kat or Lollipop? Or either?

I realize Lollipop isn't out yet but it seems like it's just around the corner and who knows how long it will take (if ever) for root to be achieved for Kit Kat.
15th November 2014, 01:44 AM |#5  
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Put me up for $50.
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15th November 2014, 04:09 AM |#6  
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Thumbs up
Ill add 10$
15th November 2014, 05:24 AM |#7  
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I'll put up 15

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15th November 2014, 05:37 AM |#8  
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I'm in for 50mBTC (0.05 Bitcoin)

Here's the bounty thread for the S5. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2728051
I found this comment pretty interesting: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=112

People pledged a lot individually, the most from one person being $4000 (!).
Do we know how many people came through with paying?
15th November 2014, 06:22 AM |#9  
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Excuse my ignorance, where is the link to check in ??
And this exactly ??? serving to create root.
Thank you
15th November 2014, 06:35 AM |#10  
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I'm in for $50.
15th November 2014, 09:37 AM |#11  
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I think this thread must be started in sony crossdevelopment brunch. Root will be the same for all z devices on new firmware, because they are practicaly the same. And amount of money we can collect will increase . Anyway I'm in 20 $
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