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DROID Incredible2 Running Gingerbread And Thunderbolt Receive S-Off, Thanks To Unrevoked

AlphaRev and Unrevoked have joined forces and are making it very easy to own an HTC device. For quite some time now, the Unrevoked team has been the way to go when rooting select HTC devices. Owners of the DROID Incredible2 running Gingerbread, and the HTC Thunderbolt can now enjoy full S-Off support, plus a much easier rooting process. We know that the Thunderbolt owners are getting sick and tired waiting for the Gingerbread update, so why not take it upon yourself?

If you have been looking to root your Inc2, or Thunderbolt, now is the time. Feel free to head over to their site to get the full list of instructions. Be aware, you take the plunge at your own risk. We are pretty sure you won’t regret it though.

Via: Phandroid

Cheers Pete, Zane!

  • http://twitter.com/EconomistaTerry Terry X™

    Please i have an HTC Droid incredible 2, with the following HBOOT info:

    VIVO_W XB SHIP S-OFF RL
    HBOOT-0.97.0000
    RADIO-1.09.01.0622
    eMMC-boot
    Apr 13 2011,21:20:07

    I have tried every method available online to get this rooted but all efforts have yielded no fruit, the device wont simply root. When i use the “revolutionary” method, it gets stuck at “waiting for device. . .” with the device connected properly when i check with this command “adb devices”. USB Dbg is also enabled when doing this with fastboot unchecked, same story when checked. Again i tried “superoneclick” which verifies my device software but also gets stuck at “waiting for device…”, meanwhile it recognizes the device and is able to detect the software version. I have also tried flashing cwm-recovery.img using fastboot and i get this feedback:

    writing ‘recovery’. . .
    FALED (remote: not allowed)
    finished. total time: 1.123s

    I have also tried the method of copying a file to a FAT32 formatted SD card, and allowing it to do its own thing, mine doesnt. I have again tried z4root and gingerbreak. I really need help with this one, i feel like smashing this phone against my wall, really frustrated. If it cant be done too, kindly let me know. Thanks a lot. 

  • Bob

    I cant get my phone sim card to unlock on any custom roms  any ideas?

  • Needs help.

    Can you unrevoked a Droid2?

  • Namaste Bodhisattva

    what if the only inter net connection I have is through the phone I am rooting. Say pdanet or via easytether

  • Namaste Bodhisattva

    what if the only inter net connection I have is through the phone I am rooting. Say pdanet or via easytether

  • Namaste Bodhisattva

    what if the only inter net connection I have is through the phone I am rooting. Say pdanet or via easytether

  • cardi

    toflash roms on do you have to use rom manager or can that revolutionary do it

  • Jackson Emch

    I’ve been trying to root my DI2 but every time it say waiting for Fastboot (once moar) I fails and I’m not rooted, anyone else having this problem? 

  • Vigman06

    dasBAMF here I come!

  • Rchan326

    the http://revolutionary.io/ is not working for me. says gateway timeout. what da hao???

  • http://www.whatsyourissue.tv/ HeathCliff Rothman

    I am already rooted but not gingerbread. I have 2.2.1

    I’d love Gingerbread.

    How do I use Unrevoked if I’m ALREADY rooted but with 2.2.1?

    • http://twitter.com/HenriDevious Henri Devious

      you dont need to re-root to have Gingerbread. If you’re already rooted (and i’m assuming Clockwork Recovery is on your phone also) then it’s as easy as going to forums.rootzwiki.com and downloading a GB ROM onto your phone, wiping, and flashing. I personally Recommend UberBAMF if you have the TB. I love it.

      • http://www.whatsyourissue.tv/ HeathCliff Rothman

        Henri – I’m rooted but I have 2.2.1, so I have the old radio.  That’s why I’m concerned.  Sorry, not as knowledgable as many on here.

  • Guest0930

    Use MyBackup first to backup all your apps prior to rooting your phone, you don’t need root to use the app.

  • Melissa McKinney

    OK I am sick of waiting for Gingerbread and willing to give this a try but where do you get gingerbread when you are done with these steps…or is it on when you are done?? Am I missing something?

  • Chris Keosayian

    Can I install clockwork mod recovery from ROM Manager on Thunderbolt or do we have to just boot into Recovery to flash ROMs, kernels, etc.?

  • Chris Keosayian

    Can I install clockwork mod recovery from ROM Manager on Thunderbolt or do we have to just boot into Recovery to flash ROMs, kernels, etc.?

  • Mattcrouse0509

    A few things here…..I never performed the last update to my TB(pre july 6) and I have been using daily my 4g hotspot at no charge…..question is if I upgrade to GB will I loose the hotpspot? Does this upgrade have sense 3.0.  Also I have the top right corner of the screen is cracked and does not affect the view but should I send this in for insurance replacement first or not worry about it?  Plan is to get a replacement and then sell to get a vigor…thanks for the help.

    • Mattcrouse0509

      Anyone with thoughts on these questions?  Really want to root…..

      • Guest

        Root it and download WiFi tether and you will still have the free hotspot with that app. Download version 2.0.8 its more stable then the beta 3.1 version.

  • Anonymous

    Took them long enough. Though I had root since day after launch.

  • HydroRadio

    This video will show you how to do everything. Its very detailed!! http://youtu.be/-UK_CiB2SYk

  • Israel Ray Gonzalez

    Have never rooted a phone before but I’m going to take my first plunge.  I know once I root I am able to remove the bloatware, install custom ROM’s etc. Kind of a noob question……once rooted, is HTC Sense still on there automatically or does it revert to stock android?  Or is it a situation where Sense is still on there and I keep it unless I flash a new ROM? I’d rather not have HTC Sense and go with stock gingerbread. In fact, I use a launcher in the market that mimics that. Would the only way to get stock gingerbread be by flashing a ROM? I’ve seen alot of posts about Cynamod 7 and really am not a fan of the look of it imo.  Would love my dinc2 to look exactly like the nexus s. 

  • Mark Nelson

    I now have Recovery. Do I need to rename the file for root access or just leave it (su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip)?

    • Android Addict

      You don’t need to rename the file, just make sure you Choose zip from SD card rather than the one that says Apply update.zip.

  • Kevin Watkins

    I would really like to have gingerbread but Im too scared my phone will brick :(

  • Anonymous

    Would love to see a video of this. Love the old school walk throughs that used to be done.

    • Anonymous

      Those videos were great!

    • Anonymous

      Those videos were great!

  • http://twitter.com/bookysocks bookysocks

    Why should I root my phone? What are the advantages?

    • Anonymous

      Removing bloatware is one advantage, as well as installing custom versions of Android and overclocking the processor.

    • Anonymous

      Removing bloatware is one advantage, as well as installing custom versions of Android and overclocking the processor.

  • http://twitter.com/Drstrange462 Thomas Ellis

    Anyone have a “detailed” instruction guide for this? I’ve read their wiki page, but the instructions there seem vague. Thanx.

    • Angryunibrow

      I remember the days when Droid-Life would actually show us how to do this with a video…man those days are long gone!

      I’d like some step by step instructions also…

      • Chris Keosayian

        Step-by-step instructions can be found here:

        http://wiki.rootzwiki.com/index.php/Revolutionary

        • http://twitter.com/Drstrange462 Thomas Ellis

          Awesome! Thanks for the info. :)

        • http://twitter.com/Drstrange462 Thomas Ellis

          Awesome! Thanks for the info. :)

      • Zfliss

        I miss Custom Rom Fridays!!

  • AleksmIlosevIc96

    Can I overclock the thunderbolt

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely!

  • Eric

    This is awesome, hopefully more Moto devices get some love took, like Droid X :p 

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know about mac support?

    • NikonD300

      I second the question about Mac support!

      • Anonymous

        OR is there a way to use linux and root…

  • Patrick Bateman

    I have massive wood.  Been waiting for unrevoked for my TBolt.  Tonight shall entail a massive spliff, unrevoked goodness, then railing my GF, Patrick Bateman style.

    http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/patrick-bateman1.jpg

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      I love you Patrick Bateman! hah

    • http://www.whatsyourissue.tv/ HeathCliff Rothman

      I am already rooted but not gingerbread. I have 2.2.1I’d love Gingerbread. How do I use Unrevoked if I’m ALREADY rooted but with 2.2.1?

  • DaBruise

    Man i just rooted my dads TB this friday.  Took me hours to figure out.  If i would of waited til today id be slightly more sane

  • Chris

    Just root my Thunderbolt with this and it was easily the EASIEST root I have ever done, aside for z4.

    • Chris Keosayian

      Does this tool still wipe data? My Thunderbolt is my first HTC phone.

      • Josh Flowers

        yes. full wipe. it’s like getting the phone for the first time from the store after the process is completed. setup everything again. make sure to back up/sync everything you can before doing this.

        • Chris

          that’s not correct revolutionary does not wipe your phone

      • Chris

        No this tool does not wipe your data, but before you install a new rom go ahead and make a backup of your stock rom and then wipe. 

    • HydroRadio

      How did you get revolutionary to recognize your phone? It keeps saying waiting for device… Did I miss a step?

      • Chris

        turn on your usb debugging, see if that will work. 

        • HydroRadio

          That worked! Thanks man!

  • Anonymous

    WOOOO HOOOOO!!! It’s about friggin time! I love these guys :)!

  • Guest

    Is there a way to UN-root if needed if you use this method?

  • jimbob

    Maybe I’ll actually root my TB now, haha.

    • Chris

      I was very hesitant a first as well with all of the other root methods. But now I’m fully rooted once again ( had on og droid before upgrading to a Tbolt)

  • Anonymous

    Well, I just took the plunge & rooted my Tbolt the long way last night (& installed Das BAMF). But I’m glad to see they’re making it easier!

  • Curtiscomeclean

    I have a Mac. This says windows and linux supported…any “easy” suggestions?

    • Curtiscomeclean

      Oh, have stock TB that I’ve rejected the latest firmware upgrade every day for a month…I really like the free tethering…

      • LionStone

        I was wondering if anyone still had it going…nice. I finally gave in when I was getting a weird message about not recognizing my sim card, so I didn’t want to risk screwing that up so I bit the bullet. But NOW its ON! Another great way to start the week!!

    • http://www.atonalitymobile.com Will

      Bootcamp and install Windows 7, or throw a Linux distro on there.  I’ve got Win7 and Ubuntu alongside OS X.  Or borrow a friend’s PC.  That might be easier.  

  • Ohorac

    anyone in question…. root it! Have been on mine for over a month. We have some good and big name devs on board and its getting better everyday.

    From my dinc2 on cm7

  • Anonymous

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, BidFirst.com

  • http://twitter.com/lpklemmer Larry Klemmer

    So simply running the tool gives me S-Off and flashing their generic root file gives me root? Seems WAY too good to be true…

    • DBK

      But it is true. I have used it for my Incredible and my friend used it for his EVO. There is some prep involved though.

      • http://twitter.com/lpklemmer Larry Klemmer

        Haha might root once more just to see how this goes, gotta tell the girlfriend I won’t be reachable for awhile! xD

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      It’s true! :)

  • Marlo

    what does this entail?

    • Josh Flowers

      flashing custom ROMs, kernels, themes, MODs.
      preparation=download the program, make sure you have the right drivers installed & the specified HTC Sync & potentially the SDK/JDK

      • Melissa McKinney

        Where do you get the custom roms, etc after you are rooted

  • http://twitter.com/Ghub1 Chris Ghubril

    So this is for the Dinc2 running stock GB from HTC right?

    • Harroprease

      no from motorola.

  • DBK

    Lol Took them long enough. Great stuff as always, though.  :)

  • Anonymous

    This is great but isnt there already s-off for the thunderbolt or am i missing something?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Different ways of obtaining. This is Unrevoked :)

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Different ways of obtaining. This is Unrevoked :)

    • DBK

      This way is faster and probably safer.  :P

  • planetes42

    fantastic!  Now my Dinc2 will get rooted!

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Make sure you’re running GB! :-)

      • planetes42

        A *first* AND a direct response from Tim-o-tato??  I must be livin right!

        I’m showing Android Version 2.3.3 — that’s good enough right?

        • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

          That’s definitely GB :-)
          Just check their site from the link, they have all the info

          woot woot!