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Rooting a phone

Discussion in 'Thunderbolt Tech Support' started by ram1970, Dec 30, 2011.

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    I just downloaded a Rom called Gingeritis. I'm new to this. Can anybody give some tips on installing this on my Thunderbolt?

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    Have you unlocked the bootloader, installed recovery, etc... ?

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    No. I haven't done any of that just yet. Trying to set aside some time to get it done in one shot. What do you recommend on unlocking and recovery?

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    In your settings under about phone what does it say your software number is? 2.11.605.9?

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    Yes it's the exact number you typed in your reply.

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    Well from what I know there is no easy way to root that version but I think it can be rooted. As far I know the revolutionary tool won't work and the HTC dev tool doesn't gain S-OFF.

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    Am I out of luck with this. My phone literally just did a firmware update about a week ago. Did that ruin it for rooting?

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    No, but it will make it a lot harder for the average Joe which is my problem. I have that firmware version on my phone as well and revolutionary didn't work in both windows and linux on 3 different PCs so a one click method won't work

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    Oh I see what you're saying. More reseach required then I guess. I'm going to look around on the net to see what I can see.

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    I know there's a method using adb but I'm personaly not knowlageable to use it, you might wanna look into that method it you you way around commands


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    I will check that out and let you know. I'm also thinking of waiting a bit to see if someone finds a simpler method. This latest firmware is only about a week old so maybe we should wait to see what others are doing.

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    The HTC unlock tool doesn't give you s-off, but it does unlock the bootloader allowing you to install custom roms, it just requires you to use HTC signed radios, which you will do anyway.

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    Is that why I can't flash a new recovery like clockwork or team win???


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    It should let you flash a recovery if its truly unlocked. You have to flash it through the bootloader with a PG05IMG file. Recovery shouldn't have anything to do with s-off only radios according to htc's FAQ on HTCdev.

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    I just tried it again and it told me: "Checking..[PG05IMG.zip]" (it was like that for 20 minutes) and that's all it says but that's after I see the blue scanning bar in the top right hand corner


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    That's odd if its unlocked it should let you flash it. You might contact HTC and complain, or try revolutionary and see if their method will unlock it and give you s-off, theirs installs a new bootloader so it should let you flash recovery, but that method won't give root since the newest update, you'll have to install a rooted rom after you get recovery on it. In short on revolutionary, it should unlock and install recovery, but root will fail. Install a rooted rom and it should be rooted.

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    I have tried revolutionary but it still failed. I try and find a way to contact HTC because if I'm haveing this much trouble I would advise people not to use the HTCdev tool just yet

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    I'm very nervous about bricking my phone because I am new to this. Listening to what you guys are talking about here I guess I'll just wait and see if an easier method surfaces. I guess this new firmware update makes this a pain.

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    Where did revolutionary fail at? If it succeeded in flashing their custom bootloader you may have s-off.

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    It fails at "Zerging root..."

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