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    Help with rooting Thunderbolt

    To start, I am not new to android or ADB, only HTC. I have been messing with Motorola android devices for years. I have downloaded the required RUU downgrade from the XDA thread at least 15x and every time I get finished and attempt to open it to move the files I get an error that says the .zip is invalid so I cannot move forward. Anyone else having this issue? I have downloaded the custom update and moved all files to platform-tools no problem, but it seems no matter what I do I cannot get this dang downgrade right. Thanks!
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    There is a great guide on thunderboltforums.com (or .net) I don't have the link right now but it has all you need.

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    Look at the thread I created right below this one, I linked that guide on my original post. Great guide.

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    It happened to me too. I downloaded it about 10 times and it said the samething. I asked some one on www.thunderboltforums.com and they said try to put it on your sd card. I did and used astro on my phone to look at it and it showed all the files there. My problem is trying to get htc sync to connect to my phone so I can root.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btf_firefighter View Post
    It happened to me too. I downloaded it about 10 times and it said the samething. I asked some one on www.thunderboltforums.com and they said try to put it on your sd card. I did and used astro on my phone to look at it and it showed all the files there. My problem is trying to get htc sync to connect to my phone so I can root.
    Are you using this guide?
    [RS Guide] How to Root Your Thunderbolt

    I followed it step by step and I couldn't be any happier, it covers the whole HTC sync drivers too. I think I'm going to make an account on TBforums just so I can say thank you to the OP of the guide lol
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    Yes I did. I dont know whats going wrong cause HTC Sync will not detect my phone which is not letting me root.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btf_firefighter View Post
    Yes I did. I dont know whats going wrong cause HTC Sync will not detect my phone which is not letting me root.
    When you plug in your phone to your computer, do you select the "Disk Drive" option on your phone (you can pull down the notification bar and select it form there if it doesn't automatically pop up)?

    I'm sorry I really don't know where you're stuck at...did you download the file off the HTC website? I think there's an auto-root method floating around the forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexSB View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by btf_firefighter View Post
    Yes I did. I dont know whats going wrong cause HTC Sync will not detect my phone which is not letting me root.
    When you plug in your phone to your computer, do you select the "Disk Drive" option on your phone (you can pull down the notification bar and select it form there if it doesn't automatically pop up)?

    I'm sorry I really don't know where you're stuck at...did you download the file off the HTC website? I think there's an auto-root method floating around the forums.
    I have tried Disk Drive but I was told when doing the command prompt to keep it in charge only. And when I tried to connect to HTC Sync I used Htc Sync on the phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by btf_firefighter View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by btf_firefighter View Post
    Yes I did. I dont know whats going wrong cause HTC Sync will not detect my phone which is not letting me root.
    When you plug in your phone to your computer, do you select the "Disk Drive" option on your phone (you can pull down the notification bar and select it form there if it doesn't automatically pop up)?

    I'm sorry I really don't know where you're stuck at...did you download the file off the HTC website? I think there's an auto-root method floating around the forums.
    I have tried Disk Drive but I was told when doing the command prompt to keep it in charge only. And when I tried to connect to HTC Sync I used Htc Sync on the phone
    Oooooh there we go, I'm pretty sure you're supposed to keep it on disk drive the whole time. Also when you connect it to the computer Don't run anything from the phone don't use htc sync.

    Also make sure USB Debugging is checked, it's under Settings > Applications > development

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    Well I have tried everything. I left it on Disk drive and tried everything and even went to command prompt started the prompts and it says devices attached and thats it. Doesnt give me my serial number or anything.
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