***Updated*** Easy Root Available. 3 step process

Discussion in 'Thunderbolt Hacks' started by cnmsales, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. yakitori

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    Hi! Im new to the Tbolt community. I rooted plenty of D1 and a Dinc no probs. Definitely not a noob when it comes to flashing things.

    I just got this tbolt yesterday and want to root it. Reading through this method seems to be iffy for some people.

    I see that this method works for the version listed in the OP but my phone ran 2 OTA updates the instant I walked out the store with it. My current software version is 1.13.605.7

    How can I root with this version? Should I do the ADB route, or the easy root route?

    Also, if I root, will it block future OTA updates as flashing the .sbf did on the D1? Or will an OTA update still push...removing my root access? Id REALLY like to get the bloatware off my phone and improve battery life...and try liquid thundersense.

    Someone please point me in the right direction.
     
    #361 yakitori, May 17, 2011
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  2. Doulandroid

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    Bump for this,I have the same questions.

    sent from Dali's moustache.
     
  3. vettz500

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    To everyone wondering if this Easy Root works with the current version of the Thunderbolt Firmware (the one released in the second week of May) It does. I just rooted mine with that newest firmware and it went through pretty easily. Everything just got set back to the older firmware, no big deal :)
    I had to run step 1 three or four times b4 it actually pushed the files and rebooted the phone into recovery, but it did work.
    Thank you so much for this easy way to root! It helped a lot!!!
    :]
     
  4. vettz500

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    You can use this Easy root to root your thunderbolt. I rooted mine with the Easy Root running 1.13.605.7 and it went in smoothly :)
    I had to repeat step 1 a few times to get it to take but I think it was because my screen kept shutting off after while it was pushing the files, the time I kept the screen awake while it was pushing the files it went right through and booted into the recovery screen it was supposed to.
    But your good to go to use this to root it, just as stated in the description, you take full responsibility if your phone gets bricked or breaks in someway. But, if you follow all these instructions and take your time, you wont have any problems :)
    Good luck! :]
     
  5. Doulandroid

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    My phone gets to the fastboot screen and then hangs.Tried it 20 times. Will not finish step one for some reason. Very frustrating.

    sent from Dali's moustache.
     
  6. SCDroid

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    I can't get past step 2, any suggestions? when it reboots (which is rare) it doesn't give me the option of volume up to flash the pg50img.zip file.
     
  7. jimmydene84

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    MAN if the file would ever finish downloading i would root this beast! 858MB DANG!
     
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    step 1 worked....now on step 2 i get ERROR! contactdbzfanatic at XDA DO NOT REBOOT (if this error comes up before a hash is displayed you're fine. choose the bootloader option)

    I DONT HAVE THE BOOTLOADER OPTION! it didnt reboot?!? am i still fine, did others get this message??

    UPDATE----GOT IT ROOTED!! making a backup now!!!!! man, that was much more daunting that on an OG droid haha
     
    #368 jimmydene84, May 21, 2011
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    I think I'm having the same problem. I hit power when the Bootloader option is highlighted and then it tries to load the img and says either no img or the wrong img is there and won't continue.
     
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    I cannot get ezroot to recognize my phone..Help
     
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    Am w/you on this man..I am trying this other method as well. Although it looks long, it makes Great Sense:)..Not to Discredit OP but I cannot get my TB to work w/Ezroot program:icon_evil:
     
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