We all know that Android manufacturers don’t particularly like owners or developers tinkering around or rooting their devices. In a bid to avoid such occurrences, Samsung has decided to lock down the bootloader of the Galaxy S5 even deeper than its predecessor, thus making it difficult for developers to gain root access.
And a few members of the XDA Forums have now come together to offer a reward or bounty for a developer who is clever enough to gain root access on the Galaxy S5 running on the VRU1ANCG build. Collected from individual donations and pledges, the $18,000 will be offered to the developer who comes up with a working root for the device.
If you think the solution is with you, make sure you submit a post on XDA with a step-by-step guide on how to do it, so that other users can try it too. You will also need to provide legitimate proof that your procedure is functional by posting valid screenshots. The cash reward will then be wired to you via PM by each member who pledged to offer the reward.
Via: Phone Arena