Need help rooting my TB...!!!

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  1. 305rev305

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    Hello all. I've had about three Android phones and the TB since day 1. Always been opposed to rooting but I finally want to take the plunge. Need help. Someone told me to get ROM Manager and just get Bamf or CM7 but do I have to root first or will this root my phone? Also, don't I need Titanium Backup to save my existing stuff on my phone?? What are the exact course of actions do I need to do? I would like a Rom that's working and not being tested out at the moment...I can always unroot and back to my original TB, right? Thanks all
     
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    First you must root and unlock your bootloader. Go here.

    Once you're finished there, download ROM Manager from the market and use it to flash clockworkmod recovery.

    You can't use Titanium Backup until you have root privileges, and the rooting process will wipe all your data. I'm not sure about other methods of backing up apps and/or data...MyBackup Pro, perhaps? Not sure what needs root and what doesn't.

    I'm running BAMF 1.8.6 (Froyo with MR2 radio) and I find it to be super stable and functional.

    Good luck.
     
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    You could also AUTO ROOT... Makes everything unbelievably easy just follow all the instructions. Also, it depends on what version of Android you want to run, but I am currently running BAMF Sense 3.0 GB, with the MR 2.5 radio, and it is also very stable. Can't go wrong with BAMF!
     
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    Auto root takes the challenge out of rooting, and is definitely the way to go.

    Sent by my Bolt powered by Thunder
     
  5. pdroid

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    Cmon...adb ain't that hard... ;)

    Sent from my NookColor
     
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    You know what this is what i needed to force me to root.

    I use to flash roms like a maniac on my D1 but the thunderbolt scares me because it is brickable.

    but screw it i'm sick of waiting for gb

    i'm rooting
     
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    so once i root and back up the stock root I will need help flashing the updated radio
     
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    The process is a bit more involved but once you get there and get clockwork installed you'll feel right at home. :)

    sent from my bolt
     
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    How is the camera on bamf, I hear some roms have Laggy cameras.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums
     
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    No lag here, that might be an issue on some of the gingerbread builds. 1.8.6 is froyo

    sent from my bolt
     
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    A few weeks ago I had rooted with the auto root and everything seemed to be fine. I installed Rom manager and downloaded a Rom but it would never reboot and install like it would it would on my Droid 1. If i I manually went into the boot loader and installed the properly named zip file it would fail. Any one have an idea what went wrong. I would love to root again, but that is holding me back right now.

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    This is holding me back from auto rooting

    anyone else have this issue?