When he’s not jailbreaking iPhones or getting in trouble with Sony’s lawyers, the infamous PS3 hacker known around the web as Geohot is using his talents for the greater Android good. Take the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (SGH-i537) which hit AT&T stores about 2 weeks ago and users on XDA were quick to put out a bounty for anyone with the know-how on rooting the device. Well, it looks like the bounty, which has since risen to $455, may finally be claimed and by none other than Geohot himself.
On his way home from the beach, Mr. Hotz picked up the S4 Active and quickly rooted the device, apparently, completely unaware of the bounty. Somehow he stumbled upon the thread on XDA where he posted a few images of his newly rooted GS4 Active, but without any instructions on how he did it, we’re all still left in the dark and the bounty unclaimed.
It’s still not clear whether or not he intends on sharing, or if he’s merely showing off, but in either case, if you’re an S4 Active user looking to gain root access on your waterproof device, you might wanna keep an eye on XDA’s Galaxy S4 root bounty thread for updates.