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Debating on Rooting or Not

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by CC268, Jun 5, 2011.

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    By the time my Fascinate got water damaged (today haha) I had become quite the expert at the rooting game and installing roms, kernels, themes, etc. It was like I had a whole new phone. I just picked up my thunderbolt today and was curious if I should root it already or keep it as is?
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    I came from the fascinate, same as you got real into flashing... But i did it so much that i ended up killing my 3g reception, just went dead and had to get a replacement after going back to stock with no luck. Flashing is definitely fun but i dont want to screw up another phone, and this one is pretty awesome just stock, and gingerbread is coming soon. I probably wont mess with this one.

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    Most people on here will tell you to root but I havent and I don't have any of the issues I have a stock battery and last all day no problem with 4g on 8-10 hours a day and only a few reboots until I did a factory reset and then none


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    hmm we will see, I loved my rooted fascinate, I will wait and see what everyone says
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    yeah I haven't had a reason to even consider rooting mine yet
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    I came from the Droid 1 where I was rooted and flashing roms, but with my droid 1 I felt like I needed to because frankly it was a little slow and laggy on stock rom. But with my Thunderbolt, I'm sticking with stock cause it works well, sure I've had some random battery drains, a single random reboot, thankfully, but it's just so smooth and working great on stock, I don't feel the need to root it at this time.
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    On actually surprised that there are that many people who don't root.

    I'd root it if it were me...but I did mine day 2

    ridin the lightning
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    Haven't rooted yet. Maybe when my warranty runs out I will.
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    I've had my TB since the third day it was released. It does everything I need smoothly, quickly, with little to no hick ups. I am a hard core user and pretty much a geek, however until it starts giving me grief I won't be rooting anytime soon. This thing is sweet and fast just the way it is. Other than Netflix not running on froyo I'm happy. Gingerbread will be coming out in a few weeks or so and hopefully our TB's will be even better!
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    I just can't have a Droid without rooting it. I use too many root apps in my daily phone use. I waited about 2 or 3 weeks after getting my phone to do the root just to get a feel for the stock. Then I rooted and got a lot of the bloatware frozen. I had no problems so I went ahead and flashed a rom a couple days ago. WOW, this phone continues to impress me. I've had zero issues since flashing to ThunderRom and it's incredibly smooth and snappy.
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    I rooted my Fascinate every way you can imagine--because it needed it.

    With my TB, I don't feel the need. It is fine as is. I do believe the Extended Battery is mandatory (You get used to the size).

    I will not root until after Gingerbread and then see where things are at. If CM7 is ever stable, I'm in! I'd like to go back to stock Android, that is the ONLY reason why I want to root. Debloating is nice as well.
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    thinking about rooting, stock battery life is pretty bad, can barely get a full day with 20% brightness, etc...I did wonders on my Fascinate battery and could get 2 days easy...I am very good with battery life and I feel rooting might be my answer as it will get rid of all the bloatware
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    Just do it you'll fall in love again I did and don't regret it running bamfs 1.7 overclocked and underbolted quadrant scores 2418 not bad huh.

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    Yea I might just do it tonight, I heard its better to do it manually through adb, what is the best way to root?
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    Yeah that's how did it go to thunderbolt forum's you'll find everything you need I just did a wipe on my phone so lost track of the link but it's not hard to find

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    alright I will watch the adb video
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    It's not hard bro...just copy and paste.

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    Hey found it take a look seems lengthy but b patient and read well before jumping in everything u need and step by step instructions I installed HTC sync before rooting of course just copy and paste, good luck
    http://www.thunderboltforums.com/forum/htc-thundebolt-hacking-guides/1233-rs-guide-how-root-your-thunderbolt.html
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