Time to sharpen your coding and tinkering skills. LG G4 users have assembled and managed to collect over $2000 USD. The purpose? Giving it all to the first person to come up with a new root method or full bootloader unlock for LG’s latest flagship smartphone.
The original thread has been posted at the XDA Developers forums, where an onslaught of LG G4 owners have shown their interest in finding a way to tinker with their smartphones. The included list shows dozens of participants cooperating with whatever amount of money they can share.
More specifically, the group is looking to get a root method or full bootloader unlock for the Verizon and AT&T LG G4 iterations. These are usually the hardest to crack, given the carriers’ tighter hold on hardware/software control.
There are two separate bounties: one for root and the other for unlocking the bootloader. Both would ultimately achieve a similar goal, so whichever bounty is taken first will dictate the qualifying winner. Sadly, the bootloader unlock bounty is a bit lower at $1485 (at this point). On the other hand, achieving full root and recovery alone will get you a generous $2205.
In order to get your cash reward, you have to be the first to create or find a method, make a post in the thread proving your procedure works and provide step-by-step instructions to your solution. In addition, a separate user has to follow the same instructions and confirm their validity. When all of that is out of the way, the discoverer can claim his bounty via PM from donators. Yes, it will be a hassle, but this is 2 grand we are talking about!
Interested? You can go to the original threads and learn all the details. And if you are an LG G4 owner trying to get a new root method, you can also pitch in for the cause there. Are any of you going to test your skills with this? Will you be donating?