- Oct 6, 2011
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The S6 has been here now for a few weeks. If you are a fan of root then you have already figured out that Samsung devices are not ideal for those who love root and are on the AT&T or Verizon carrier network. Both AT&T and Verizon have decided to lock down their devices and force OEMs to make their devices unrootable. Samsung is the only OEM that seems to strictly follow the no root policy. Other OEMs especially HTC and LG leave some holes which make rooting and bootloader unlocking possible.
Most developers have moved over to T-mobile or Sprint since phones come bootloader unlocked for the most part on these carriers making development pretty easy. We have learned on Verizon and AT&T that we have to take some pretty drastic measures to get root on our devices. It has been common place to pledge a donation to attract root development. The S5 was rooted thanks to a huge bounty which attracted "geohot". He worked on the exploit for about a week and had the S5 rooted. The Note 4 has been out for more than 6 months and has still not been rooted. Many bounty pledgers have actually pulled their pledge stating that they have moved on.
Their is already a Bounty which is quickly growing for the Galaxy S6. It has already surpassed $1200! This is the total for both the AT&T and Verizon variants. If you want to see your S6 rooted this is probably your best hope. Head to the link below to make your pledge.