Rooted and CM7 installed NO ISSUES!


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  1. mattcat1

    mattcat1 Member

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I got my Thunderbolt day before yesterday and did all my research here. Had a DX and loved the Android system. Was not liking the Sense and heard from you all that it is a resource hog.

    So...last night I rooted with Revolutionary method (no problems at all!)

    After that I noticed the most recent release of CM7 had come out so I backed up my current rom with ROM manager then installed CM7.

    Everything works as far as I can tell.

    Saw some had issues with using Swype on Handcent with the auto spacing. It works fine on Handcent for me but I use Dolphin Mini browser and there the auto space does not work for searches.

    So in order I did the following:

    Rooted (Revolutionary) ***
    Backed up ROM
    Downloaded CM7 and Google Apps
    Installed CM7 through ROM manager
    Used WiFi to download/install Radio (Should have downloaded everything before install but live and learn)
    Downloaded RootCheck App (Ran it to verify boot)
    Downloaded Barnacle WiFi Tether (It works)
    Downloaded JuiceDefender Premium (works well)
    Downloaded SwypeBeta and installed

    Now I have a BadASS TB with CM7 Rom.

    It is fast as hell but some may think the smooth transition is slow...its just not abrupt like some ROMs...smooth and fast transitions!

    And the juice defender makes my battery last as well as my DX did at least. I am still learning to configure JD and once that is done I think the battery life will improve drastically!

    Not sure if I can answer any questions being fairly new (To the TB anyway...I rooted and ROMed the hell out of my DX) but I will gladly try!

    Thank you all again for all the great advice!!!

    Matt :p

    *** be advised that when you look up the revolutionary method there is a youtube video embedded in the website. During the rooting process he refers to a SU video download link...it is not in the site where the video is embedded. Just follow the video directly to youtube and in the video info section the SU file is there for download.

    PS: DO NOT FORGET THAT IF YOU ARE TIRED OF YOUR CURRENT SMART PHONE (WITH VERIZON ANYWAY) THEY MAY TAKE YOURS ON TRADE IN...GOT ALMOST $100 FOR MY DX SO MY TB ONLY COST ME $100 TOTAL!!!

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  2. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    awsome! glad you had a good experience and little trouble :) we defiantely appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to help out others,the more the merrier,our comunity is growing :)

    my only advice,would be to become familiar with recovery and how to make backups,wipe,and flash roms there,if you are not allready.

    rom manager is an app,in a working rom,and as such will not always be available for you to use,making recovery youre only option to fix bootloops or bad flashes.

    after your comfortable with recovery go ahead and use rom manager if you want(tho i personally do not)

    and dont forget to pick up your cigar and blazer from the table :D
  3. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    Swype for the bolt has auto space issues for some reason with some text programs. I don't think it is present with go SMS pro. If heard the evo version works fine but not sure how you can get the apk
  4. mattcat1

    mattcat1 Member


    From what I've seen you are right about using recovery in lieu of rom manager. Doing that with my DX always made me feel smarter...lol.

    Quick question though..how do I get in to recovery with the TB?
  5. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    several ways :)

    -use rom manager to "boot into recovery for manual management"
    -use "quickboot" or similar app
    -power off the phone. power on,while holding volume down. this will take you to hboot,wich is where youll flash new radios and recoverys,or full RUUs if needed. its a while screen with colored letters. use the volume rocker and power button to select "recovery". this will take you to clockwork recovery(unless you chose to install a different one)
    -with cm7,holding the powerbutton takes you to a "power off" menu. you can select reboot,then recovery
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  6. mattcat1

    mattcat1 Member

    Ahhh! So rom manager does have a use! LOL

    Thank you so much! It is very appreciated!
  7. Thats

    Thats That guy is This VIP Member

    I personally would say to ditch ROM manager. I also would recommend that you look into getting Team Win Recovery!

    Also look into flashing your bootloader with a permanent S-off from here. This will allow you to always be able to root any ROM, and you should feel nice and safe knowing you can just reflash a recovery and be back to root territory. Scotty says it is "so safe, so snuggly."

    Welcome to the true side of Android! Enjoy your stay.

    And scotty, I never got my cigar or blazer. I want them!
  8. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    What?! How can that be? My apologies,thats, your cigar and blazer are on the table. :D

    Since he rooted with revolutionary,he's got the warm snuggly permanent hboot by default. :) (or I'd have definately suggested it!)
  9. Thats

    Thats That guy is This VIP Member

    Those guys are just ingenius! I shouldn't have even doubted!

    Isn't it fun using "Thats" in a sentence?
  10. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    "Thats" now that is a cool name auto correct doesn't like it however

    And be careful with that cigar my avatar had a cancer scare a few weeks ago but everything is okay ;)
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