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Just Rooted My Thunderbolt, Now What?

Discussion in 'Thunderbolt Hacks' started by Kevin18, Apr 13, 2011.

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    This was my first time rooting an android device. I used the 3 step method that is stickied in this thread. Now that my thunderbolt is rooted, now what? What are some things I should absolutely do, and how? and what are some cool things I can do now that it's rooted and how?
    Thanks.
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    Make a backup!!!!!!
    Before doing anything make a backup.

    After that, you can overclock that bad boy, there's some ROMs out for it. Get rid of some of the bloatware. It all depends on what you want to do.

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    I back up all of my apps and system data using Titanium Backup. Would you be able to tell me, or at least provide a link to how to get rid of bloatware, and over/underclock the phone?
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    Better to make a backup in recovery vs Titanium. If something goes wrong, an app isn't going to be much help. You'll need SuperUser and ROM Manager from the market to flash Clockworkmod Recovery.

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    For indepth info on the Tbolt head over to thunderboltforums.com there's a good group of people there.

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    See you there :)

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    Ditto on the suggestion to make a full backup in recovery as well as using titanium to backup individual apps. If you put clockwork recovery it's a breeze, if a bit slow.

    If you're not using the paid version of titanium I recommend you do so; it will save tons of time when you decide to flash a few roms just to try them out (and you will. We all do).

    I also recommend buying root explorer. It's easy to use that to clean up the bloatware. If you have the apps backed up in titanium (in case it turns out to be important) you can use root explorer to navigate to system/apps/ and delete the .apk files for the apps you don't want. Root explorer has many other uses that you will discover.

    For over/underclocking you will need to download and install a custom kernel that allows overclocking and a utility like SetCPU to set the speeds. Remember when you first try a new kernel and clock speed make sure not to select "set on boot" in setcpu until you know a setting is stable. I've had to do some restorations that should have been avoided.

    Other than that, google, read on the forum, and have fun.

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    How do I make a back up in recovery? Sorry Im a n00b.
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    Once you get the apps I mentioned, I'll walk you through making a backup..no sweat.

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    The phone had those two apps when I did the root.


    And thanks you, jeffly777, thats a crap ton of information that i dont really 100% understand now, but im sure ill be able to make sense out of in a day or two, haha.
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    You'll still need the SuperUser from the market, trust me.
    Once you get it, open ROM Manager and you'll see an option at the top to "Flash Clockworkmod Recovery". When finished, you can select "Reboot to recovery". If it worked, you'll be in Clockwork Recovery (if it didn't, you'll see a triangle and an android). Let me know which it is.

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    Rebooted into clockwork recovery.
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    Ok good. Now use your volume keys and scroll down to Backup/Restore and press your power button to select. Then press it again on Backup (will take a few to finish).
    When its done, Reboot System Now should be highlighted. If so, select it with the power button. If not, scroll down to Go Back and then follow the same steps.

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    Yeah, sorry my post wasn't all that noob friendly. I sometimes forget that I wasn't born knowing what an .apk or rom is.

    Feel free to pm me with specific questions, otherwise there are a lot of great resources on this forum and others.

    And remember, have fun. As long as you're careful to follow instructions at first, you won't break anything permanently. Read, goof around with it, and try stuff out. That's how I learned android.

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    Hey Kevin, where did you get the root and what is it called?
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    I used this. Its stickied on this forum.
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/th...dated-easy-root-available-3-step-process.html

    Make sure you read the instructions carefully. Click on the link at the top to the original post on another website, and download the megaupload file. And use the .pdf file at the bottom of the link I gave you. It helps a lot.
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    +1. Used the same source because I was too lazy to do it with adb. Just follow the instructions to the letter. The pdf instructions even predict what errors you might encounter and tells you how to deal with them.

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