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Just got the Thunderbolt, need help rooting!!!

Discussion in 'Thunderbolt Tech Support' started by woogyboogy, Apr 7, 2012.

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    So I just got the HTC Thunderbolt from my brother and I want to root it, just came from a Droid X and it was rooted so I wana root the Thunderbolt,


    It of course is 2.3.4, and the Software number is 2.11.605.9


    I'm not very good with rooting so if anyone can post the EASIEST way to root that would be awesome! Thanks!!!
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    I'm going through the process right now...I just installed the fastboot drivers and I hit enter and it says "waiting for device..." I've been stuck at this screen for 10 mins.

    Any ideas?
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    Usb debugging on?

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    I got it to recognize my phone, I just had to unplug it then plug it back in.

    I'm at the part where you wrote a message titled "PLEASE READ" and it says click the download button, but then click cancel...?

    I'm not sure what to do here cause I don't want to brick my phone or something...
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    Scroll down to the download for Windows, click it, then cancel the downLoad. That's just so you can get your beta code w/o having to waste time downloading

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    I figured that part out, I selected my phone and entered the serial number in, but what is my HBOOT version #? I don't know what to type in there???
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    Youre on 1.5
    (Info you need is in the revolutionary window)

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    Ok I just manually typed in the BETA key now my phone is restarting it looks like...im scared lol I'm at the screen with 3 droids on skateboards at the bottom...not sure what I should do now?
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    The popups told you what to do

    (Using power to select and vol. Buttons to navigate, select bootloader, wait a few seconds, then select recovery. Then once on recovery, select install zip from SD, then select choose zip from SD, then scroll down to su.zip, select it, then select yes. Then hit back until at main menu and select reboot system now)

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    I clicked bootloader, waited a couple seconds then clicked recovery, and now all I see is a phone with a red triangle and an exclamation point inside it...


    FML!!!!!
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    You needed to flash cwm through revolutionary , just pop out your battery, reboot, plug in phone, open support files folder in downgrade bypass, run revolutionary.exe, enter Y in revolutionary to flash recovery.

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    I got to the recovery screen but in yellow it says "E: Can't open /cache/recovery/command"

    I tried selecting "Apply Update from sd card" then clicked "su.zip" and it says "E; failed to verify whole-life signature" "E: Signature verification failed" "Installation aborted.
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    Answer above

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    I'm so confused...I have to restart everything I just did?
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    No, just run revolutionary.exe and it will ask you if you want to flash cwm

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    I don't even know what that is...and what do you mean when you say "open support files folder in downgrade bypass" This is so confusing
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    In the folder where the program is, open the support files folder, and run revolutionary.exe

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    Ok I just did that now I'm back at the screen with the 3 skateboard droids...is this where I do the bootloader, reboot then su.zip?
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    Right

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