Rooting HTC Thunderbolt

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  1. Sam S.

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    Just joined so please don't yell at me if this is the wrong place. Just point me to the right place. Thanks in advance.
    I have a Thunderbolt and want to root it so I can get at hotspot feature. I don't have a clue on an easy way. Is there a one click app that will do it. Are there user groups in different cities that can help you out?
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    Well, thunderbolt hmm... haven't heard about it actually does it runs Android OS? I would say if it runs Android OS then hotspot can be activated by heading over to the
    Settings>Wireless Networks>More Settings>Tethering and HotSpot. o_O I don't think there is any need to root device ! Well, anyway let me know I'll tell you about the .....
     
  4. UrbanBounca

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    The ThunderBolt was the first LTE device released on Verizon Wireless.

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    I am pretty sure that it was also one of the worst phones for the Devs too. I am not 100% sure. I seem to recall it being the Thunderbolt. I could be wrong.
     
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    My recollection was that the Thunderbolt was an extremely *difficult* phone to root. A friend of mine, who was quite knowledgeable had one hell of a time rooting her phone and the process she described sounded closer to an exorcism than a rooting procedure - so good luck on your quest.
     
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    Either way, as expected, the Thunderbolt is no longer supported by development. It was definitely a well-built device, but like everything else, time eventually catches up.
     
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    I don't recall it being that hard to root, but again it's been a while since I did it. There for a while there was quite a few roms for it. BAMF what I ran most of the time.

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    Well, thanks for the information @UrbanBounca I didn't know about it ! :rolleyes: