Oh, Man...That Feels Good!

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    Like a brand new pair of boxer shorts...what a relief. It's rooted! Phew.

    I used the One Button Root posted on Android Police. If I did it again I would just do the manual method. The thing did not work smoothly and if I did it manually I would have known which step was srewing up and could have corrected it easier and faster. But it is done...now I can make it do what I want it to do.

    I'm leaving Sense on it. I use Launcher Pro most of the time anyhow.

    Freedom feels so good!

    Nate
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    Im seeing all this rooting stuff out there. Could you post a link to what you recommend? At this point I am so lost in the permaroot, manual and one button. If you dont mind, I would appreciate that
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    Wait, what was wrong with the one button root? I was waiting for the easiest possible way to hack this phone...One button root sounds easy enough.
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    Yes please post what we can do to avoid the headache and have a smooth transition.
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    The "One Button Root" works but you have to down load some big was files first. Then you have to be sure you ADK Tools are set up and working on the PC and with the Thunderbolt. Once you get that far you may as well just follow the instructions for a manual root. the One Button Root has no instructions and presumes you understand certain things about sdk and adb. And then there is the fact that the One Button Root has three buttons to push.

    Not saying it is not a useful tool. It certainly saves you from typing mistakes. But is is not noob friendly. If you're looking for an "Easy Root" option you still have some waiting to do. If you're a noob and can't wait, follow the manual root guide. First download sdk tools and learn how to get that working then follow the guide and you'll be fine.

    Nate
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    The Android sdk and all that stuff you have to do will come in handy for other things in the future.
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    Besides basic debloat and the four or five roms published over at xda, what, can you do with it now?

    - Powered by 1.21 Gigawatts of Android.
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    Whatever you want, that's the point :rockon:
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    Bahahahahahaha for 600 bucks it better sing to me in the mornings and rock my children to sleep.
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    For me there are a number of things. The number 1, an app called keyboard manager. It allows you to have two separate keyboards for landscape and portrait without entering the settings everytime. For instance, I use Slide It in portrait and Smart Keyboard in landscape.

    2, screen grabs. I'm a mod on another site and this is a great feature to have to help diagnose and solve issues. I know this can be done without root but the answer lies in my 3rd reason...

    3, my home computer blows. It works but barely. So if I can avoid using it, I will. Being able to write and re-write files, download and extract zips directly from my phone is Godly.

    All this and we haven't begun to talk about Roms, themes, metamorphs, ninjamorphs, free wireless tether, titanium backup...the list goes on. But to each his own. Some people don't need these features.

    Sent From My ThunderBOLT
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    http://m.youtube.com/#/profile?user=nat3mil

    I followed this guys step by step and it worked flawlessly. Included in the video are all the links you will be needing. He also has another video that shows you the actual root procedure but it moves real fast.

    The whole process took me about 1 hour so make sure you have a full battery. I rushed the 1st time and missed a step. Had to start from the beginning again.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums App
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