by Kellex on Mar 18, 2011March 23, 2011 News Root Thunderbolt HTC Thunderbolt Rooted. NOTE: AN EASY ROOT METHOD HAS BEEN RELEASED. At exactly 11:35PM last night, members of XDA Forums gained permanent root to the HTC Thunderbolt. Yep, that was fast. We now await instructions, recovery from @Koush, and s-off. Via: XDA Cheers Incredible and kly142!