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HTC Thunderbolt Easy Root Released

Couldn’t handle the manual root instructions for the HTC Thunderbolt?  XDA member dbzfanatic has you covered, although we’re not sure that’s a good thing.  Some times people need to learn to do things the hard way, but for those that don’t have time, here is your easyroot method.  (Windows-only)  I still highly recommend that you read through the full root instructions to get an idea as to what is really happening to your phone during this process.  And don’t forget, we posted up a video of the entire thing just yesterday.

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Download:  New Download at XDA Thread

I’m downloading the file now, have not used it or seen it in action yet, but it should work.  As we find out more about this tool, we’ll be sure to share.

Via:  XDA

Cheers Carlos and Matt!

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1005292
  • Pagan E Ramon

    Question.  Rooting the TB voids the Verizon warranty.  What if one needs to restore the original OS to a non-rooted version to deal with a warranty issue?  Is this process reversible, or is there an easier method to bring back th Verizon OS, or is that not possible

  • Acbs003

    I have always heard about how rooted phones are so much better… help me out here I am completely in the dark when it comes to complicated (at least to me) things like this. I want to make sure that I back everything up on my phone and that it is possible to unroot if need be. So I probably sound really dumb but I am asking for advice before I screw my phone up. I have never attempted anything like this before. help?

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    I’m finally sick of ads, etc., on my Thunderbolt, and I want to root.

    Per the XDA thread, this easy root method “…will only work with firmware versions lower than version 1.12.605.9.”
    After the recent OTA update, my tbolt is now 1.13.605.7.

    I don’t mind rooting manually or via basically any method, but I’m looking for some help as to which method is supported for my current firmware.  Help / advice?

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    I’m finally sick of ads, etc., on my Thunderbolt, and I want to root.

    Per the XDA thread, this easy root method “…will only work with firmware versions lower than version 1.12.605.9.”
    After the recent OTA update, my tbolt is now 1.13.605.7.

    I don’t mind rooting manually or via basically any method, but I’m looking for some help as to which method is supported for my current firmware.  Help / advice?

  • Phil Hamlin

     This easy root method seems to suggest (over at XDA) that it’s only 

  • http://twitter.com/qudwls6933 BJ P.

    need help!! first time cmdim using windows 7 64bit and trying to learn adb and cmdi was watch how to install adb and following..after installing adb and drivers and added adb on system variablesi type cmd and then typed C:android-sdk-windowsplatform-toolsafter that i typed adb devices but got an error C:android-sdk-windowsplatform-toolsadb.exe is not a valid Win32 application.what do i have to do here?? T.T

  • plechich

    Hello, I just successfully rooted my Thunderbolt and installed ClockworkMod recovery in order to do a complete backup of my device before loading a ROM and over-clocking. When I tried to boot into recovery mode by holding Power Volume Down the device booted into the 1 click EasyRoot root screen and what to me looked like the root process starting again with no ability to navigate using volume up/down. I freaked and pulled the battery not wanting to lose root and happily the device rebooted fine.

    But I am able to boot into recovery via USB cable and running adb reboot recovery via command line. I’m wondering if in one of my multiple attempts to root the phone before actually getting it done I copied the wrong files to my SD card thus causing my own problem? Or is there something I need to do to make booting into recovery the default action of restarting the phone and holding volume down?

    Any help appreciated, and many thanks to the developers and contributors!

    • guest

       after booting the phone normally, go into rom manager app (download from market) and make sure to flash clockworkmod rcovery, it should be somewere near the top of the options

      there is no reason to use any other bootoader

  • Devi8

    I got this method to work like a charm, the other easyroot never restarted the phone after step one

  • Azbryan

    I had to run step 2 about 6 times before it worked. Had to then run step 3 about 9 times. Installed Super User and ROM Manager from the market and had to to rerun step 3 a few more times. After ALLL that reboot about 635293056 times and it worked fine. Seems to have a major lag sometimes and 4g drops connection randomly but no other issues I can see. Oh, and Titanium Backup can’t access root permissions somehow.

  • Leearmijo91

    ok ive ran through this multiple times all the same outcome no root. even started to try the adb long method.. didnt work.. can somebody push me in the right direction.

  • Balticzar

    Can’t get this to work. Oh well. Guess I have to wait a few more days.