HTC Thunderbolt Rooted Last Night

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    Although the full details haven't been released yet, Phandroid reported today that some quick working XDA Developers have already rooted the HTC Thunderbolt. Here are some links below. As soon as anyone notices when the details on rooting this device go live, sound off in the forums.

    Source: Android.net via Phandroid and XDA Developers
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011
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    awesome, we can soon see what the issue plaguing the internal memory may be about.
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    i think this memory issue might be the actual os and files size, but it really should not matter being that it comes with a 32gb so i really wouldn't mind about that...
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    Looking forward to uninstalling all the bloatcrap and downclocking the CPU when not in use.
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    Subscribing

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    Doesn't the CPU already drop the multiplier when not in use? While running Elixir I could see it spike to 1Ghz when doing something, but most of the time it hovered around 200mhz.
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    Will there be a step-by-step guide? I was too chicken to root my D1. Then when the 1-click root came out, I could never get it to work. If I got a TB and it turned out I'd be stuck with the crapware, I'd vomit.
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    I would wait on this

    "The root procedure currently requires flashing a slightly older version of the firmware (RUU_Mecha_VERIZON_WWE_1.05.605.0_Radio_1.07.00.0108r_NV_8K_1.38_9K_1.54_release_166255), which could potentially have more bugs. Right now, we cannot confirm whether LTE/battery bugs are present in this version or not."
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    I installed SetCPU and watched the clock speed go up and down according to use. Seems to me it's already clocked down for non-use.

    Nate
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    Nope. Not until I get recovery will I attempt that.
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    This is a list of bloatware from the Engadget review. This is enough to make me want to replace it with a custom rom ASAP.

    • Adobe Reader
    • Bitbop: A subscription service that offers a variety of movies and television shows streamed to your phone, along the lines of Hulu Plus.
    • Blockbuster
    • City ID: A service that displays the city and state of incoming calls -- handy, admittedly, but probably not for the $1.99 they charge after your 15-day free trial expires. Too bad you can't uninstall it if you don't want to subscribe!
    • FM Radio: Yes, that's right -- the Thunderbolt's got an FM radio tuner. Nothing fancy in the app, which -- like most phones -- requires a headset be plugged in to use (it doubles as the antenna).
    • Kindle
    • Let's Golf 2: A trial of a 3D golf game with a silly name. $4.99 to buy the full version.
    • Quickoffice: Many Android phones have one version or another of Quickoffice in ROM, but the Thunderbolt's got full Word and Excel editing capabilities at no extra charge -- a nice touch.
    • Rhapsody
    • Rock Band: This is actually nothing more than a shortcut to download a trial version of Rock Band from EA. That's already uncool, but what's even more uncool is that when we tried, it just went to a black screen and hung. The only thing worse than crapware is broken crapware.
    • Slacker
    • TuneWiki
    • V CAST Apps
    • V CAST Media
    • VZ Navigator
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    ya

    1) don't tell me what apps I want
    2) don't make it a 'root requirement' to remove apps, that I don't want

    right?
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    if it were me i really wait before i root this phone lol, last thing you want to have is a pretty good looking paper weight...:icon_ banana:
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    but in the first 14 days...
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    With S-ON and no recovery it just doesn't seem like its worth rooting the device. But this is promising for the thunderbolt owners. You figure that manufacturers would get the point and give us the option do do what we want with our devices. But I do see why they don't. Then they would have to deal with a lot of warranty repairs because people tried to do things that they don't know anything about. I would pay extra to get a device that comes unlocked but then again I know how to restore software and fix things on my own.

    Sent from a galaxy far far away.....
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    Satisfying the small percentage of users like us that care about this stuff is far less profitable for them than the money they make selling out to these apps.
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    TAKE THAT VERIZON.. MY TB HAS ROOT!!! Now my app draw looks so empty.. but that's a good thing.. freaking mini golf was over a 100 mb itself... time to copy over my titanium from my D1 and get my apps and data back.. I LOVE ANDROID!!! Second day with phone and I got root.. :icon_ banana:
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    They have S-OFF, actually. Though we're still waiting for recovery, ofc.
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    Correct it is S-off.. but it works great. Wouldn't suggest to anyone that doesn't know how to use ADB, but it was really easy and as long as you don't stray from the steps then you shouldn't have to worry about bricking the phone.. of course I must say I can not guarantee everyone would not brick, but really.. it's not hard to root with basic ADB knowledge.. for the rest I bet by next week at the latest they will have this thing going with an easy root.. IMO
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