Dear ADF - I could use some help rooting my HTC TB


  1. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    So first off, I'm very new to rooting android Devices, but I am not new to the term "rooting" as I know that
    Android is a derivative of Linux - and to gain "root" access is to gain administrative control over your device/utility/whatever you're working with.

    So here's a few reasons as to why I want to root my device and a few of my worries about doing so - a list of "why I want to" and "what's keeping me from doing so".

    Why I WANT to root my HTC Thunderbolt

    1. I'd like to be able to use my phone to it's full potential
    2. I've noticed HTC hasn't been doing much development for the Thunderbolt and I don't want to have to keep up with a new device when mine is perfectly fine.
    3. Bloatware is a pain.

    What's keeping me away from rooting my HTC Thunderbolt

    1. Bricking it beyond repair
    2. Malicious applications gaining root access to my phone and accessing my personal data along with phone data
    3. not being able to revert back to stock - aka unroot.

    Here's what my phone is running so far as version of Android and HTC information:
    Any help with this is appreciated - and would love to hear responses.

    To do any further contact with me outside of xda: Alex Poulos (alexanderpoulos) on about.me

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  2. trter10

    trter10 Active Member

    1) Bricking your phone beyond repair is HIGHLY unlikely.
    2) malicious apps cannot gain root access without you accepting a superuser popup
    3) you can unroot easily.

    Root & unroot with my all in one tool.
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  3. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    Is your tool compatible with Ubuntu?
  4. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    Hey folks,

    So I'm looking to root my Stock Thunderbolt for the first time, and I was curious if I could get some help with it. I run Ubuntu (Linux) so if there's a way to root through Ubuntu or any tools I can use through Ubuntu that'd be really nice.

    Also - a few questions I have:
    1. How would I make/revert back to a Stock Rom if I wanted to?
    2. What are the ramifications of running an OTA update on a Rooted device?
    3. Are there any noob friendly tools that/instructions for rooting the HTC TB through Ubuntu?

    Here's what my phone is running so far as version of Android and HTC information:
  5. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

  6. quickaudi

    quickaudi Well-Known Member Contributor

    #1 make a backup
    #2 usually goes badly
  7. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    So how would I root my phone using Ubuntu? Also my phone is running 2.11.605.19. I heard there's not much of a way to be root it when it reaches that update.
  8. trter10

    trter10 Active Member

  9. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    So would you be able to help me with doing this another way? I'm using the latest OTA update for my TB, will your device work through a Virtualbox on a 32 bit box.
  10. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    I could use some help rooting my Thunderbolt through Ubuntu - Im on the latest OTA update - is this a problem?
  11. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    1)make a backup with a custom recovery. then restore it
    2)ramifications are anything from a recoverable bootloop to a non-recoverable brick :eek:
    3)you might check out http://androidforums.com/thunderbolt-all-things-root/563593-all-one-htc-thunderbolt-tool.html
  12. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    why dont you just borrow a windows laptop,or go to a friends house and use their desktop? the tools and drivers are small downloads,and very unintrusive,and the process is quick. 20-30 minutes tops to use manual methods or trter's tool to:
    -temp root .19
    -run revolutionary/install recovery
    -flash root files in recovery

    failing that,do you have the sdk setup on your PC? there is a linux download for the revolutionary tool,and the adb commands to manually run fre3vo are very basic and straightforward. you can find them in the OP of http://androidforums.com/thunderbolt-all-things-root/418539-thunderbolt-root-unroot-thread.html
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  13. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    Does trters tool work on 32 bit or just 64 bit? and when I use it, what do I do exactly? do I just basically let it run? I do have the SDK on my computer and know how to use it somewhat.
  14. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    What are the instructions to rooting with your phone using the latest OTA update - the 2.11.605.19 710RD update - how would I perform this on a Windows computer? the Temp root then full root? does your device do it automatically? or do I need to do extra?
  15. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    ;)
    ill let him answer those questions :)
  16. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    I read that thread, but I don't understand what exactly I need to do. I heard that I need to downgrade..?
  17. trter10

    trter10 Active Member

    My tool will presumably work on 32 bit. I haven't tried.

    It will root any version and no Need to temp root its part of the process
  18. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    So basically, just make sure I don't have HTC Sync installed - disable firewall, No EasyTether or Doubletwist - keep my phone in Dev mode with Stay Awake - so then what's the process afterwards?

    What do I do first? it shows me 1,2,3,4, - do I just type in any of those?
  19. trter10

    trter10 Active Member

    Yep that's all you need to do
    Choose option 1

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2
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  20. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    And the rest just does it? Because I'm not sure what to do afterwards or would I need to do anything afterwards? there are instructions in the readme correct?
  21. trter10

    trter10 Active Member

    Yep you don't need to do anything that it doesn't walk you through
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  22. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    So - does this also disable OTA updates? and if I wanted to flash a new rom - say the CM7 TB JellyBean rom that just got released - would I need to do something special?

    I've been reading through these threads: http://androidforums.com/thunderbolt-all-things-root/418539-thunderbolt-root-unroot-thread.html and been sort of confused on what to do. Some say I need to go through Revolutionary, some say I need to use the adb - I'm a total noob at this and just want to get familiar with how to do all of this.
  23. trter10

    trter10 Active Member

    Yep it does in the rooting process
    To install the rom you just follow normal procedures

    Those threads are old and need un stickied IMHO
    EDIT: Not talking about Scottys. I mean ones that are for older software like ones on other forums
  24. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl Well-Known Member

    what would be the normal procedures?
  25. trter10

    trter10 Active Member

    Wipe data, cache, etc then install
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