Hello, I have a new thunderbolt I am trying to root. I have tried one of the one-click methods, and I have tried manual. They are getting stuck at the same spot. For the manual method I have referenced several places that all have same process such as Updated (4/21/2011): [Exclusive] How To Root The HTC ThunderBolt And Unlock Its Bootloader. I get to the point I push PG05IMG_downgrade.zip to the phone and rename it to PG05IMG.zip.
I have seen multiple other people have issues here, but mine seems to be different. I have 100% verified it is named correct, with a 0 instead of o, with just .zip, not .zip.zip. (verified 2 ways - 1) with Astro file manager, 2) in ADB, I did adb shell. Then I did /data/local/busybox ls /sdcard - essentially doing an LS on the /sdcard directory...)
When I issue the adb reboot bootloader command, it does reboot into bootloader. When I select the bootloader option and hit the power button, it comes back and flashes up the screen saying it could not find the image. When I reboot, I look and the PG05IMG.zip file is no longer on the SD card.
I didn't figure it was the problem, but I did format the SD card via the phone (settings - SD & phone storage - unmount, then formatted). Then I tried again with same results. So, I went on and took the time to do a complete format of the SD card (mounted as disk drive and used windows to do a full format, then used the phone to format again). Still no luck.
In moving the PG05IMG_downgrade.zip file over, I have tried moving it 2 different ways - "adb push PG05IMG_downgrade.zip /sdcard/PG05IMG.zip" and also by mounting as disk drive and just copying over (and then renaming).
My phone is running software 1.70.605.0. My computer is windows 7 64 bit. I did set it to show me the file extensions, again to verify not doing the double .zip extension.
I am at a loss right now. The only thing I can think is I am moving the file into the wrong directory on my phone. I am putting it straight into /sdcard/ But, none of the step by step instructions I have seen have actually shown the command. I am pretty sure its right though. I have spent 3 days digging through threads looking for a solution and either I am blind, not lucky, or it is buried deep. If I just missed it, I apologize.
Can anyone help?