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Old May 29th, 2012, 07:17 AM   #301 (permalink)
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how did you talk verizon into replacing our phone,but letting you keep it? they are not expecting it back?

if you want to try a solid stock rom,try jrockers stock rooted ota rom,wich is at the top of the forum. it has radio downloads as well,if youre still on older radios.

i perosnally would try running a .exe file and re-rooting after. if your hboot is the old eng 1.04.2000,then you may wish to consider flsahing shadowmites permanent patched hboot first(available in the radios,recoveries,and hboots thread) so you will still be s-off after running the .exe.

the eng 1.04.2000 hboot does not protect itself from being overwritten,and thus will be replaced with the hboot from the .exe. if you want to re-root you can do so easily by installing the recovery of your choice,and flahing this file in recovery: superuser 3.0.7

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Old May 29th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #302 (permalink)
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how did you talk verizon into replacing our phone,but letting you keep it? they are not expecting it back?

if you want to try a solid stock rom,try jrockers stock rooted ota rom,wich is at the top of the forum. it has radio downloads as well,if youre still on older radios.

i perosnally would try running a .exe file and re-rooting after. if your hboot is the old eng 1.04.2000,then you may wish to consider flsahing shadowmites permanent patched hboot first(available in the radios,recoveries,and hboots thread) so you will still be s-off after running the .exe.

the eng 1.04.2000 hboot does not protect itself from being overwritten,and thus will be replaced with the hboot from the .exe. if you want to re-root you can do so easily by installing the recovery of your choice,and flahing this file in recovery: superuser 3.0.7
I called Verizon and had them escalate me to a Level 2 tech. I told him the phone was boot looping and had been all day (true), and that I've only been able to actually get past boot 2 or 3 times out of the close to 100 loops I've been getting (also true). He tried to walk me through a factory reset, but I stopped him right there and told him I can't even get into hboot. Since my phone fell out of warranty only 2 weeks ago, he agreed to let me upgrade at new contract pricing . But yeah, I cannot actually answer your question--I have no idea why he allowed this without even asking for my current phone in return. Out of the probably 7 times I've called Verizon with major customer service issues in the past three years, this is the ONLY time someone has actually worked with me and solved my problem to my complete satisfaction without having to fight. Very confusing indeed.

Ok, so let me make sure I understand you correctly. Your recommendation is to first flash Shadowmite's hboot before doing anything. Should I flash in hboot or from recovery (currently running Clockwork 5.0.2.1)?

Secondly, I should run an .EXE. Are you talking about an auto-unrooting tool? If not, what exactly will this process do? And is there a specific one you recommend I run?

Thirdly, I can re-root once I have completed the first two steps. What is now the preferred method for rooting? Is it the Revolutionary method? Or can I just download Superuser and flash in Recovery?

Finally, thank you for the ROM recommendation. I have no clue what radio I'm using as I was an idiot and went flashing things all over when I first got it rooted. Do all ROMs come with a radio version? Do you have any clean & stable AOSP Rom/Radio thoughts? Lastly, should I use stock kernel or do you have any recommendations for solid kernels?

Thank you again so much.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #303 (permalink)
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I called Verizon and had them escalate me to a Level 2 tech. I told him the phone was boot looping and had been all day (true), and that I've only been able to actually get past boot 2 or 3 times out of the close to 100 loops I've been getting (also true). He tried to walk me through a factory reset, but I stopped him right there and told him I can't even get into hboot. Since my phone fell out of warranty only 2 weeks ago, he agreed to let me upgrade at new contract pricing . But yeah, I cannot actually answer your question--I have no idea why he allowed this without even asking for my current phone in return. Out of the probably 7 times I've called Verizon with major customer service issues in the past three years, this is the ONLY time someone has actually worked with me and solved my problem to my complete satisfaction without having to fight. Very confusing indeed.
oooh,gotcha. so they arent actually replacing that phone with another for warranty. its not so wierd that they let you keep your old phone with an early upgrade.

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Ok, so let me make sure I understand you correctly. Your recommendation is to first flash Shadowmite's hboot before doing anything. Should I flash in hboot or from recovery (currently running Clockwork 5.0.2.1)?
correct. flash shadowmites permanent hboot before doing anything. flash the hboot in hboot as a PG05IMG,not in recovery.

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Secondly, I should run an .EXE. Are you talking about an auto-unrooting tool? If not, what exactly will this process do? And is there a specific one you recommend I run?
not an unroot tool,just flashing htcs official signed files. there are 2 ways to do it:
1)as a PG05IMG
2)as a .exe that is run on your pc. just download the .exe file,and run it as administrator. follow the onscreen directions and plug in your phone when it tells you to. it will update everything to the most current(except the hboot,wich will protect itself from the new hboot flash)

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Thirdly, I can re-root once I have completed the first two steps. What is now the preferred method for rooting? Is it the Revolutionary method? Or can I just download Superuser and flash in Recovery?
since youll still be s-off,all youll need to do is:
1)install recovery as a PG05IMG in hboot
2)flash superuser in recovery.

thats it. its amazingly easy and uncomplicated

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Finally, thank you for the ROM recommendation. I have no clue what radio I'm using as I was an idiot and went flashing things all over when I first got it rooted. Do all ROMs come with a radio version? Do you have any clean & stable AOSP Rom/Radio thoughts? Lastly, should I use stock kernel or do you have any recommendations for solid kernels?

Thank you again so much.
for AOSP roms,look at liquid 3.2 or thundershed 1.5. both are cm7 based(AOSP gingerbread)

for radios,just use the most curent. not all roms will come with a radio. jrockers radio in the rom i linked,is currently the newest
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not an unroot tool,just flashing htcs official signed files. there are 2 ways to do it:
1)as a PG05IMG
2)as a .exe that is run on your pc. just download the .exe file,and run it as administrator. follow the onscreen directions and plug in your phone when it tells you to. it will update everything to the most current(except the hboot,wich will protect itself from the new hboot flash)
I think I'd rather flash from hboot as I'm on a Mac and I'm too lazy to create a Windows partition. Do you have a link to a zip?


Thanks again for the quick and concise response! Looking forward to getting this thing back in good shape.
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I think I'd rather flash from hboot as I'm on a Mac and I'm too lazy to create a Windows partition. Do you have a link to a zip?


Thanks again for the quick and concise response! Looking forward to getting this thing back in good shape.
there are both linked in the root/unroot thread in post 4. however,there is a specific reason i reccomended the .exe over the PG05IMG.

we have seen the .exe files "fix" bootlooping phones on other occasions. theoretically the PG05IMG file should be doing the same ting,but we cant say for sure... the .exe files may be restoring/fixing some part of the phones that the PG05IMG isnt.
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Strange. I'll get the old Windows partition up and running again and try the .exe.

I found jrockers thread where he posted some radios and a couple zips. I downloaded the complete 3.03 zip but I'm not sure how to proceed as there's quite a few files compressed in there. Do I need to only flash the ROM?
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I have a Thunderbolt that was rooted using Revolutionary. Now, my touch screen is not working, and I need to send the phone back to Verizon for replacement. I cannot use ADB to achieve S-ON, because the phone is not being recognized by USB.
Is there a file I can copy to my SD card and flash to achieve the S-ON, rather than using ADB commands?
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I have a Thunderbolt that was rooted using Revolutionary. Now, my touch screen is not working, and I need to send the phone back to Verizon for replacement. I cannot use ADB to achieve S-ON, because the phone is not being recognized by USB.
Is there a file I can copy to my SD card and flash to achieve the S-ON, rather than using ADB commands?
no. you need adb to make the permanent hboot overwriteable.

what do you mean "not being recognized by usb" ?

if you mean your charger port is proken,then you can unroot using the directions herepost #3

if your charger port is working,and you just arnet getting a responce from "adb devices" or "fastboot devices" then you can just fix that issue.
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It appears that my USB port on my phone may be defective, as well as my touch screen. When I connect my TB to my PC while the phone is on, Windows attempts to install drivers (it takes about a minute before the PC recognizes that this "new device" has connected) then fails. If I go into Device Manager on my PC to see what failed, it shows 2: USB Mass Storage Device, and HTC Ethernet Adapter 9k #4. I tried the following:
1) Uninstalled anything HTC related on my PC (all I actually found was the HTCDriver3.0.0.007)
2) Reinstalled HTCDriver3.0.0.007
3) Tried connecting to a different USB port on my PC. Same two drivers fail.
4) Deleted drivers, disconnected phone
5) Booted phone into HBOOT mode, connected phone to PC. Driver fails to install again (USB Mass Storage Device only this time).
6) Wiped phone completely, restored a backup from a month ago. Attempted to connect via USB. Same issues as before.
I cannot use the ADB over wifi, because I would need to install the software, which I cannot do because my touchscreen is not responding.
Any suggestions on your part would be greatly appreciated, as always!
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are you certain that usb debugging is enabled on the phone?

if you put the phone in fastboot,do you get a response from fastboot devices ?

only thing i can think of off the top of my head,if the phone is not recognized in fastboot mode is try a different pc. borrow a laptop,or go to a friends house and use their desktop.

i dont believe the issue is your usb port,i believe there to be something interefering with the phone on your PC. i have seen many cases where people with conncetion issues tried everything but stand on their head without success,then have no prollems whatsoever on a different pc.

you could certainly run an ruu and get bacl to stock software with a pg05img on the sd,but removing the permanent patched hboot requires you to at least get the phone recognized by a PC in fastboot mode.
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When I put the phone in fastboot and connect to my PC, no response at all in fastboot devices or adb. The pc does not recognize it as a device (looked in device manager to see if there were any faulty devices listed there, none).
I tried all the same on a second pc, and get the same results.
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When I put the phone in fastboot and connect to my PC, no response at all in fastboot devices or adb. The pc does not recognize it as a device (looked in device manager to see if there were any faulty devices listed there, none).
I tried all the same on a second pc, and get the same results.
you do have a working fastboot utility and the needed things to run it?

unfortunately,im out of ideas... there shouldnt be any reason that you cant get working drivers and your phone recognized in fastboot. do you have access to another htc phone that you could check a few commands in cmd?

i will ponder it,but if your charger port is in fact semi-broken to where it wont connect in any mode to a PC,and you have no way to install the adb wireless app and check usb debugging on your phone,i dont think there is a way to get rid of the "revolutionary" or shadowmite permanent hboot.
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I'm going to give up on this one. The phone is insured; i'll just pay the deductible. Thanks for the help, and happy 4th!
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im sure this is prolly now a day late,and a dollar short,but if you happen to still have the phone ive figured out a way to get rid of the permanent hboot,if you want to be the guinea pig.

it turned out to be incredibly simple once i made some time to try it. ive tested it on my phone and found it to work. im not sure if i should change the original unroot thread now to accomomdate it. let me know if you need it and ill get you a link for an overwriteable hboot what will overwrite the permanent one. you can simply flash it in hboot.

sorry i didnt get to it sooner
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im sure this is prolly now a day late,and a dollar short,but if you happen to still have the phone ive figured out a way to get rid of the permanent hboot,if you want to be the guinea pig.

it turned out to be incredibly simple once i made some time to try it. ive tested it on my phone and found it to work. im not sure if i should change the original unroot thread now to accomomdate it. let me know if you need it and ill get you a link for an overwriteable hboot what will overwrite the permanent one. you can simply flash it in hboot.

sorry i didnt get to it sooner
I have a tbolt that I need to send back it was rooted a long time ago and I just need to get it put back so I can send it back. usb isn't working any help you could offer, I really don't want to mess with all of it, but I don't want to get dinged for it either. they are sending me a replacement, once I get the battery charged and put back in the old one then I will be ready to start the process of putting it in some kind of factory order.
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is your phone revolutionary rooted? if so then you can use the directions in post 3 to use wireless adb,or you can use the directions in post 7 to replace the revolutionary hboot with a modified one that is overwriteable.

ive tested the post 7 directions on my phone and no issue,but be aware youd be the guinea pig for other users these directions you can do almost without a computer,but youll need a cardreader to transfer the files to and from the sd card in order to flash them in hboot.

the post 3 directions are a lil more complex,but have been tested my myself and a couple others.im pretty comfortable wit them.

its up to you and your comfort level,but if youre sending the phone back anyway,youve not much to lose either way

if you happend to have rooted the old skool way and have the 1.04.2000 eng hboot,all you need to do is flash the 2 files from the OP:
"no hboot" first
"hboot only" second
*very important to flash in the correct order

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How do I find out which hboot I have and what is the OP?
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Would someone be willing to walking me through the unroot process without usb access.

I download everything, verify the md5 sum get through the command prompts till I get to the point where it wants to verify the

/data/local/busybox md5sum /data/local/hbooteng.nb0 checking the old eng hboot. this must output 6991368ee2deaf182048a3ed9d3c0fcb if it does not,STOP redownload,and start over.do not procede if it doesnt match

but the prompt says it's not found...what am I doing wrong...please help!!

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are you able to copy/paste the rest of your cmd window? sicne your usb port isnt working,did you get the wifi app installed and working?

in order to see where the adb commands failed, we need to see the rest of the commands and the repsonses.

to tell what hboot version you have,you can turn of the "fastboot" setting in settings/power,then power off the phone. press and hold vol down,then power and hold both until you see hboot,wich is a white screen with colored letters.

let us know what it says at the top. if you rooted via revolutionary,it will be pretty obvious: youll see a the letters revolutionary across the top.

figuring out what hboot you have,may be the best next step.
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I have revolutionary. I did get the wifi app installed and connected just fine.

If I can get the PGom5 no boot file to complete a download I was thinking I may just try to flash that so I can at least get the phone to "look" stock and just leave it and take the risk when I send it back.

Is there a problem with just doing that rather then trying to mess with the wifi and all the other stuff if I just want the phone to look stock?

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I have revolutionary. I did get the wifi app installed and connected just fine.

If I can get the PGom5 no boot file to complete a download I was thinking I may just try to flash that so I can at least get the phone to "look" stock and just leave it and take the risk when I send it back.

Is there a problem with just doing that rather then trying to mess with the wifi and all the other stuff if I just want the phone to look stock?

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with the revolutionary hboot in place,it is obviuos that you have modified the phone if they boot to hboot,and they could potentially try and charge you the full retail value of the phone.

since youre having trouble with adb,go ahead and try the directions in post 7. its just 3 different hboot flashes. just make sure you do them in the correct order
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the unroot method may change in the future,but for now i will leave it as is.

if you are running a permant patch hboot(revolutionary or shadowmite) and find yourself without a working touchscreen or usb port,fear not, you can still get back to full stock s-on.

download these files:

-the current "no_hboot" file from the OP.
-the current "hboot_only" file from the OP
-the downgrader hboot from here: www.mediafire.com/?koldajo4245f6v2

inside the zip,there is an md5 for the zip inside. make sure that you check it

once youve verified the integrity of the zip inside the download,the directions are simple:

1)rename the downgrader zip from inside the download to PG05IMG and flash in hboot. reboot
2)rename PG05IMG,and flash the "no_hboot" file. reboot
3)rename PG05IMG and flash the "hboot_only" file. you MUST FLASH IT LAST
*this is important*

is there a way to get the file to load without having to volume up? I can volume down but up doesn't work...
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so I followed all the directions and have tried this four times and this is what happens...what am I don't wrong?

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Users\Sarah>cd c:\mini-adb_tbolt2

c:\mini-adb_tbolt2>adb connect 192.168.1.3:5555
connected to 192.168.1.3:5555

c:\mini-adb_tbolt2>adb devices
List of devices attached
192.168.1.3:5555 device


c:\mini-adb_tbolt2>adb push busybox/data/local/
Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.26

-d - directs command to the only connected USB devic
e
returns an error if more than one USB device is
present.
-e - directs command to the only running emulator.
returns an error if more than one emulator is r
unning.
-s <serial number> - directs command to the USB device or emulator w
ith
the given serial number. Overrides ANDROID_SERI
AL
environment variable.
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disconnect <host>:<port> - disconnect from a TCP/IP device

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adb push <local> <remote> - copy file/dir to device
adb pull <remote> [<local>] - copy file/dir from device
adb sync [ <directory> ] - copy host->device only if changed
(see 'adb help all')
adb shell - run remote shell interactively
adb shell <command> - run remote shell command
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adb logcat [ <filter-spec> ] - View device log
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forward specs are one of:
tcp:<port>
localabstract:<unix domain socket name>
localreserved:<unix domain socket name>
localfilesystem:<unix domain socket name>
dev:<character device name>
jdwp:<process pid> (remote only)
adb jdwp - list PIDs of processes hosting a JDWP transport

adb install [-l] [-r] [-s] <file> - push this package file to the device and i
nstall it
('-l' means forward-lock the app)
('-r' means reinstall the app, keeping its data
)
('-s' means install on SD card instead of inter
nal storage)
adb uninstall [-k] <package> - remove this app package from the device
('-k' means keep the data and cache directories
)
adb bugreport - return all information from the device
that should be included in a bug report.

adb help - show this help message
adb version - show version num

DATAOPTS:
(no option) - don't touch the data partition
-w - wipe the data partition
-d - flash the data partition

scripting:
adb wait-for-device - block until device is online
adb start-server - ensure that there is a server running
adb kill-server - kill the server if it is running
adb get-state - prints: offline | bootloader | device
adb get-serialno - prints: <serial-number>
adb status-window - continuously print device status for a specifie
d device
adb remount - remounts the /system partition on the device re
ad-write
adb reboot [bootloader|recovery] - reboots the device, optionally into the boo
tloader or recovery program
adb reboot-bootloader - reboots the device into the bootloader
adb root - restarts the adbd daemon with root permissions
adb usb - restarts the adbd daemon listening on USB
adb tcpip <port> - restarts the adbd daemon listening on TCP on th
e specified port
networking:
adb ppp <tty> [parameters] - Run PPP over USB.
Note: you should not automatically start a PPP connection.
<tty> refers to the tty for PPP stream. Eg. dev:/dev/omap_csmi_tty1
[parameters] - Eg. defaultroute debug dump local notty usepeerdns

adb sync notes: adb sync [ <directory> ]
<localdir> can be interpreted in several ways:

- If <directory> is not specified, both /system and /data partitions will be u
pdated.

- If it is "system" or "data", only the corresponding partition
is updated.

c:\mini-adb_tbolt2>adb push hbooteng.nb0/data/local/
Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.26

-d - directs command to the only connected USB devic
e
returns an error if more than one USB device is
present.
-e - directs command to the only running emulator.
returns an error if more than one emulator is r
unning.
-s <serial number> - directs command to the USB device or emulator w
ith
the given serial number. Overrides ANDROID_SERI
AL
environment variable.
-p <product name or path> - simple product name like 'sooner', or
a relative/absolute path to a product
out directory like 'out/target/product/sooner'.

If -p is not specified, the ANDROID_PRODUCT_OUT

environment variable is used, which must
be an absolute path.
devices - list all connected devices
connect <host>:<port> - connect to a device via TCP/IP
disconnect <host>:<port> - disconnect from a TCP/IP device

device commands:
adb push <local> <remote> - copy file/dir to device
adb pull <remote> [<local>] - copy file/dir from device
adb sync [ <directory> ] - copy host->device only if changed
(see 'adb help all')
adb shell - run remote shell interactively
adb shell <command> - run remote shell command
adb emu <command> - run emulator console command
adb logcat [ <filter-spec> ] - View device log
adb forward <local> <remote> - forward socket connections
forward specs are one of:
tcp:<port>
localabstract:<unix domain socket name>
localreserved:<unix domain socket name>
localfilesystem:<unix domain socket name>
dev:<character device name>
jdwp:<process pid> (remote only)
adb jdwp - list PIDs of processes hosting a JDWP transport

adb install [-l] [-r] [-s] <file> - push this package file to the device and i
nstall it
('-l' means forward-lock the app)
('-r' means reinstall the app, keeping its data
)
('-s' means install on SD card instead of inter
nal storage)
adb uninstall [-k] <package> - remove this app package from the device
('-k' means keep the data and cache directories
)
adb bugreport - return all information from the device
that should be included in a bug report.

adb help - show this help message
adb version - show version num

DATAOPTS:
(no option) - don't touch the data partition
-w - wipe the data partition
-d - flash the data partition

scripting:
adb wait-for-device - block until device is online
adb start-server - ensure that there is a server running
adb kill-server - kill the server if it is running
adb get-state - prints: offline | bootloader | device
adb get-serialno - prints: <serial-number>
adb status-window - continuously print device status for a specifie
d device
adb remount - remounts the /system partition on the device re
ad-write
adb reboot [bootloader|recovery] - reboots the device, optionally into the boo
tloader or recovery program
adb reboot-bootloader - reboots the device into the bootloader
adb root - restarts the adbd daemon with root permissions
adb usb - restarts the adbd daemon listening on USB
adb tcpip <port> - restarts the adbd daemon listening on TCP on th
e specified port
networking:
adb ppp <tty> [parameters] - Run PPP over USB.
Note: you should not automatically start a PPP connection.
<tty> refers to the tty for PPP stream. Eg. dev:/dev/omap_csmi_tty1
[parameters] - Eg. defaultroute debug dump local notty usepeerdns

adb sync notes: adb sync [ <directory> ]
<localdir> can be interpreted in several ways:

- If <directory> is not specified, both /system and /data partitions will be u
pdated.

- If it is "system" or "data", only the corresponding partition
is updated.

c:\mini-adb_tbolt2>adb shell
# chmod 777/data/local/busybox
chmod 777/data/local/busybox
Usage: chmod <MODE> <FILE>
# /data/local/busybox md5sum/data/local/hbooteng.nb0
/data/local/busybox md5sum/data/local/hbooteng.nb0
/data/local/busybox: not found
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is there a way to get the file to load without having to volume up? I can volume down but up doesn't work...
unfortunately no... without the volume rocker you are back to wireless adb in step 3.

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unfortunately no... without the volume rocker you are back to wireless adb in step 3.

i can help you with that,if you want.

How every you could help that would be awesome...!!! I am ready to go whenever you have time.
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PLEASE!! I posted above the scrip error I get when I try to check the md5 sum
you dont have the command quite right:

your command:
adb push busybox/data/local/

should be:
adb push busybox /data/local/

the spaces seem insignifcant,but are important

try and copy the command from the thread,then paste it into the cmd promt,and see how the rest goes. i have to step out for a bit,but ill check in on you later
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you dont have the command quite right:

your command:
adb push busybox/data/local/

should be:
adb push busybox /data/local/

the spaces seem insignifcant,but are important

try and copy the command from the thread,then paste it into the cmd promt,and see how the rest goes. i have to step out for a bit,but ill check in on you later
that little bit of help was all I needed to get it all done!! thanks so much...I think I had just been looking at all of it for so long that I wasn't pay attention to my mistakes in the script! Thanks again!!!
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If someone could please help me on my threads I've made for actually rooting my Thunderbolt - I'm a noob and would love some help. Please give me some walkthroughs. A lot of this is hard to keep up with coming from a noob perspective.

also, I'm running ubuntu linux.
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If someone could please help me on my threads I've made for actually rooting my Thunderbolt - I'm a noob and would love some help. Please give me some walkthroughs. A lot of this is hard to keep up with coming from a noob perspective.

also, I'm running ubuntu linux.
there are directions in the OP to maually run fre3vo and then run revolutionary. there is a linnux download for revolutionary,and the fre3vo commands could prolly easily be modded to run from terminal in linux. use google to find some guides on getting the sdk set up on ubuntu if you dont allready have it

failing that,you can borrow a windows desktop or laptop and use the manual directions as-is,or use trter's tool. the downloads are small and unintrusive,and the process is quick.
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there are directions in the OP to maually run fre3vo and then run revolutionary. there is a linnux download for revolutionary,and the fre3vo commands could prolly easily be modded to run from terminal in linux. use google to find some guides on getting the sdk set up on ubuntu if you dont allready have it

failing that,you can borrow a windows desktop or laptop and use the manual directions as-is,or use trter's tool. the downloads are small and unintrusive,and the process is quick.
I'm going to be as honest and polite about this as possible, but seriously, these instructions aren't noob friendly and don't explain to me the process, all I've read are multiple ways of rooting a single phone - one is harder than the other and one requires you downgrade your phone. I'm upset as a new user that even the simplest of questions don't get answered but rather pointed to this thread or another stickied thread. Its upsetting and downright aggravating - These instructions don't really explain at all to someone new to rooting as to what is going on - and therefore resulting in bricks or loops.

In fact most of the help I've received here doesnt make me feel any better about rooting my phone, but rather worse and even more confused. Someone says "use Revolutionary" and someone else says "use miniadb_tb.zip" and gives a bunch of sdk commands to move files around.

If you're going to make a forum for helping with rooting - make something that caters to people who are stuck on trying to understand, not just throwing them into the pool and expecting them to doggie paddle to the edges.
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I'm going to be as honest and polite about this as possible, but seriously, these instructions aren't noob friendly and don't explain to me the process, all I've read are multiple ways of rooting a single phone - one is harder than the other and one requires you downgrade your phone. I'm upset as a new user that even the simplest of questions don't get answered but rather pointed to this thread or another stickied thread. Its upsetting and downright aggravating - These instructions don't really explain at all to someone new to rooting as to what is going on - and therefore resulting in bricks or loops.

In fact most of the help I've received here doesnt make me feel any better about rooting my phone, but rather worse and even more confused. Someone says "use Revolutionary" and someone else says "use miniadb_tb.zip" and gives a bunch of sdk commands to move files around.

If you're going to make a forum for helping with rooting - make something that caters to people who are stuck on trying to understand, not just throwing them into the pool and expecting them to doggie paddle to the edges.
since were being honest,and i will try and be as polite as possible as well. the directions in the OP are as noob friendly as i can possibly make them. all you need to do is follow thes directions step by step to do it manually:
how to root 2.11.605.9/2.11.605.19 WITHOUT downgrading


1)download miniadb_tbolt2.zip from here: mini-adb_tbolt2.zip
md5: ef01f616471673d3eeb71b4cac4b8118

2)set up adb:
-extract miniadb_tbolt2.zip and place the unzipped folder onto the root of your C\ drive on your PC
-open a command window. windows 7,click on start bubble,type "command" in the search box. a small black window should open up

3)download DHD Downgrade folder

4)open the DHDDowngrade.zip file,then the folder contained inside of it. transfer "Fre3vo" into the tbolt2 folder with adb/fastboot.(ignore the rest of the files in DHDDongrade,fre3vo is the only one you need)

5)in your command window: change to the tbolt2 directory by typing:
cd c:\mini-adb_tbolt2 (your promt should change to c:\mini-adb_tbolt2>)
*note that in the next few steps,anything in bold type is an adb command. you can directly copy from this window,and paste into your command window to eliminate typos.

6)enable usb debugging,plug in your phone via usb. select "charge only" mode.

7)make sure adb is seeing your phone:
adb devices (should return your serial number)

8) enter the commands from your link,one at a time,hit enter after each:

adb push fre3vo /data/local/tmp

adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/fre3vo

adb shell /data/local/tmp/fre3vo -debug -start F0000000 -end FFFFFFFF


9)make sure it worked. when you see "exploiting device" then your command prompt again:
adb shell (if your prompt changes to a # youre good to go)

10)run revolutionary again. this time it will work really fast. you can have it install clockwork if you wish to use that recovery.

10)flash the superuser 3.07 files linked on revolutionarys info page

youre done


heres what youll see in the command window(red are my inputs,blue are just additional comments):
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Scott>cd c:\tbolt2

c:\tbolt2>adb devices
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached
HTxxxxxx    device


c:\tbolt2>adb push fre3vo /data/local/tmp
956 KB/s (9796 bytes in 0.010s)

c:\tbolt2>adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/fre3vo

c:\tbolt2>adb shell /data/local/tmp/fre3vo -debug -start F0000000 -end FFFFFFFF
fre3vo by #teamwin
Please wait...
Attempting to modify ro.secure property...
fb_fix_screeninfo:
  id: msmfb
  smem_start: 802160640
  smem_len: 3145728
  type: 0
  type_aux: 0
  visual: 2
  xpanstep: 0
  ypanstep: 1
  line_length: 1920
  mmio_start: 0
  accel: 0
fb_var_screeninfo:
  xres: 480
  yres: 800
  xres_virtual: 480
  yres_virtual: 1600
  xoffset: 0
  yoffset: 0
  bits_per_pixel: 32
  activate: 16
  height: 94
  width: 56
  rotate: 0
  grayscale: 0
  nonstd: 0
  accel_flags: 0
  pixclock: 0
  left_margin: 0
  right_margin: 0
  upper_margin: 0
  lower_margin: 0
  hsync_len: 0
  vsync_len: 0
  sync: 0
  vmode: 0
Buffer offset:      00000000
Buffer size:        8192
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Potential exploit area found at address f9fd6200:e00.
Exploiting device...

c:\tbolt2>adb shell
# <-indicates that you have temp root access
__________________________________________________ ________________________________

if you have specific questions,id be happy to answer them,but your questions are all very broad,and im honestly not sure what youd like us to tell you. there is a wealth of information here on the forum if youre willing to spend some time browsing and reading.

if you do not want to use this manual method,trters tool is about as easy as it gets. i have not used it,but in another post he just to run it and press 1

i am truly sorry that you do not feel like youre being helped. as i mentioned, these directions are as noob friendly as i can make them,and i spend alot of time putting things together and keeping them updated. i point you here,as there is not anything different i can tell you.

rest assured that the above will not result in a brick or bootloop.
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since were being honest,and i will try and be as polite as possible as well. the directions in the OP are as noob friendly as i can possibly make them. all you need to do is follow thes directions step by step to do it manually:
how to root 2.11.605.9/2.11.605.19 WITHOUT downgrading


1)download miniadb_tbolt2.zip from here: mini-adb_tbolt2.zip
md5: ef01f616471673d3eeb71b4cac4b8118

2)set up adb:
-extract miniadb_tbolt2.zip and place the unzipped folder onto the root of your C\ drive on your PC
-open a command window. windows 7,click on start bubble,type "command" in the search box. a small black window should open up

3)download DHD Downgrade folder

4)open the DHDDowngrade.zip file,then the folder contained inside of it. transfer "Fre3vo" into the tbolt2 folder with adb/fastboot.(ignore the rest of the files in DHDDongrade,fre3vo is the only one you need)

5)in your command window: change to the tbolt2 directory by typing:
cd c:\mini-adb_tbolt2 (your promt should change to c:\mini-adb_tbolt2>)
*note that in the next few steps,anything in bold type is an adb command. you can directly copy from this window,and paste into your command window to eliminate typos.

6)enable usb debugging,plug in your phone via usb. select "charge only" mode.

7)make sure adb is seeing your phone:
adb devices (should return your serial number)

8) enter the commands from your link,one at a time,hit enter after each:

adb push fre3vo /data/local/tmp

adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/fre3vo

adb shell /data/local/tmp/fre3vo -debug -start F0000000 -end FFFFFFFF


9)make sure it worked. when you see "exploiting device" then your command prompt again:
adb shell (if your prompt changes to a # youre good to go)

10)run revolutionary again. this time it will work really fast. you can have it install clockwork if you wish to use that recovery.

10)flash the superuser 3.07 files linked on revolutionarys info page

youre done


heres what youll see in the command window(red are my inputs,blue are just additional comments):
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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Users\Scott>cd c:\tbolt2

c:\tbolt2>adb devices
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached
HTxxxxxx    device


c:\tbolt2>adb push fre3vo /data/local/tmp
956 KB/s (9796 bytes in 0.010s)

c:\tbolt2>adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/fre3vo

c:\tbolt2>adb shell /data/local/tmp/fre3vo -debug -start F0000000 -end FFFFFFFF
fre3vo by #teamwin
Please wait...
Attempting to modify ro.secure property...
fb_fix_screeninfo:
  id: msmfb
  smem_start: 802160640
  smem_len: 3145728
  type: 0
  type_aux: 0
  visual: 2
  xpanstep: 0
  ypanstep: 1
  line_length: 1920
  mmio_start: 0
  accel: 0
fb_var_screeninfo:
  xres: 480
  yres: 800
  xres_virtual: 480
  yres_virtual: 1600
  xoffset: 0
  yoffset: 0
  bits_per_pixel: 32
  activate: 16
  height: 94
  width: 56
  rotate: 0
  grayscale: 0
  nonstd: 0
  accel_flags: 0
  pixclock: 0
  left_margin: 0
  right_margin: 0
  upper_margin: 0
  lower_margin: 0
  hsync_len: 0
  vsync_len: 0
  sync: 0
  vmode: 0
Buffer offset:      00000000
Buffer size:        8192
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Potential exploit area found at address f9fd6200:e00.
Exploiting device...

c:\tbolt2>adb shell
# <-indicates that you have temp root access
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if you have specific questions,id be happy to answer them,but your questions are all very broad,and im honestly not sure what youd like us to tell you. there is a wealth of information here on the forum if youre willing to spend some time browsing and reading.

if you do not want to use this manual method,trters tool is about as easy as it gets. i have not used it,but in another post he just to run it and press 1

i am truly sorry that you do not feel like youre being helped. as i mentioned, these directions are as noob friendly as i can make them,and i spend alot of time putting things together and keeping them updated. i point you here,as there is not anything different i can tell you.

rest assured that the above will not result in a brick or bootloop.
Okay then now how would I do this on an Ubuntu system? Why would I need to downgrade as stated above?
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I appreciate you taking the time out to explain it all to me, although I'm still a little confused, is it possible to do all this on an Ubuntu system? And if it's not needed to downgrade anymore then why are the options still there? Also, what's the difference between this way & trtr's tool?
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The adb commands should be the same regardless of the platform you're on.
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Okay then now how would I do this on an Ubuntu system? Why would I need to downgrade as stated above?
no where that i can see does it say you need to downgrade. the OP list it as an option,or alternative. if you run trters tool.or manually temp root you do not need to downgrade.

just to give you a lil more info,revolutionary does not work "out of the box" anymore. 2 firmware versions ago(2.11.605.5) the exploit it used was fixed. so this is why we do not say "just run revolutionary".

you need to give revolutionary a means of temp root(the directions i listed) oryou need to downgrade the older firmware. the way im recomending is the temp root,as the downgrade will wipe your data,and is possibly not even working with this latest firmware,anyway.

as far as suing ubuntu,im not 100% sure. i dont know the specifics,but basically:
-download the linux version of revolutionary
-install the android sdk
-figure out what slight differences there may be with the commands
- place fre3vo into the proper folder
-run the commands in terminal
when you get to the end,if you get the # as is described,then run the revolutionary program

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I appreciate you taking the time out to explain it all to me, although I'm still a little confused, is it possible to do all this on an Ubuntu system? And if it's not needed to downgrade anymore then why are the options still there? Also, what's the difference between this way & trtr's tool?
sure you can do it on ubuntu. unfortunately,youre on your own to set up the android sdk and modify the commands slightly.

again,no where does it say you have to downgrade. it was one of t possible ways to be able to run revolutionary,as i described above. in the other thread,i reccomended you to forget having read about downgrades. the option is still there in case folks do not want to use adb and temp root. i actually am pretty sure the downgrade option will NOT work with the .19 firmware,but i cannot test. as soon as a user post up and says "i tried to downgrade and it failed" i will modify those directions.

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The adb commands should be the same regardless of the platform you're on.
for the most part. but there may be slight differences,and i do not know enuff about linux and ubunto to direct him.
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I got all the way to #9 and it changed to a #. But Im not sure what 10 and 11 are asking me to do or I dont know how to? If anyone can give me some more details on what to do that would be great. Thank you!
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Okay i figured out how to run revolutionary now i just dont know how to do the last step. flash the superuser 3.07 files linked on revolutionarys info page. How do you flash that?
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Okay i figured out how to run revolutionary now i just dont know how to do the last step. flash the superuser 3.07 files linked on revolutionarys info page. How do you flash that?
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So I recently acquired a Thunderbolt from a friend because it keeps getting stuck at HTC splash screen. I have tried to follow this method but cannot find my device when I try adb devices from the bootloader since I cannot get into android OS. Once I get into fastboot USB however, I am able to use fastboot devices to see my device.

Any one run into this before? Thanks in advance..

P.S also tried going into recovery, deleting data from bootloader and it takes me back to HTC screen. Anyone have the latest RUU.exe? In fastboot I can do fastboot oem rebootRUU and takes me to dark htc screen but it fails when I run executable..
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the phone is prolly on the latest software,2.11.605.19,for wich there is not an executable. you can verify by a 1.49.00.0406w_1 for the baseband in hboot.

if you had the 2.11.605.9 firmware,youd see a baseband of 1.48.00.0930w

if you are indeed on .19,your best bet is to run a PG05IMG in hboot. you can download fom here: Shipped ROMs

footballs folder is here: FileFactory Folder View - Mecha

if your baseband is not one of the above,you can find a list here: Radios, Recoveries and HBOOT **UPDATED 4-18-12**

make sure the hboot is not htcdev unlocked. if so,it will need to be relocked to run an ruu(.exe or .zip)

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the phone went to the screen with the 3 android on skateboards at bottom. I tried to go and do the fastboot but it would say an error loading image...

ok, I just want to factory reset the phone (having issues anyways and saved all I want with My Backup Pro) but with superuser installed. My main thing is wipe phone, root phone, able to tether.

I just used the reset option on the skateboard screen and it just went to my regular home screen with my apps.

I have been reading forums and forums from site to site and so many different things. I thought I had it but nothing. I downloaded the PG05IMG that is "rooted" but dunno what to do with it if I even need it.

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Power and on into hboot and tell us all the info on that screen.

Then,select recovery with the power button and vol rocker and tell us what happens.
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I apologize in advance if this was posted in the wrong place, or if I should not link to apps in the Google Play Store (I didn't see anything in the rules), but I thought that this was well worth posting.
I was unrooting a friend's TBolt earlier for an insurance replacement (nothing to do with me rooting it and flashing custom ROMs on it for him, the screen cracked after it fell out of its case while he was running). I never had to unroot a TBolt, although I've rooted several for friends, so I didn't have the files that I needed to unroot. In the course of looking up info about unrooting a TBolt and getting it back to factory stock GB, I came across an app called "HTC Thunderbolt Restore" on the Google Play Store. It cost $1.99, but it was incredibly easy. I downloaded it, and ran it, and I can confirm that it most definitely worked beautifully, and it couldn't be any easier. It takes awhile for it to do everything it needs to do, maybe 15-20 minutes, but it did exactly what it was supposed to do; S-ON, no trace of the fact that it was ever rooted, and everything worked as it should.
For those who are having trouble finding the files to unroot, or don't want to go through the process, I highly recommend it.

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I didn't write the app or even heard of it until a few hours ago, and I only tried it once. So, if for some reason, it doesn't work for you, don't send me hate mail! Just thought I'd give anyone needing to unroot a heads-up that there is another option. :-)
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Can someone help me understand the root instructions for "transfer 'Fre3vo' into the tbot2 folder with adb/fastboot."

What do you mean by "with adb/fastboot" am I supposed to transfer adb/fastboot folder(s) into the file? If so, where do I get these?

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Can someone help me understand the root instructions for "transfer 'Fre3vo' into the tbot2 folder with adb/fastboot."

What do you mean by "with adb/fastboot" am I supposed to transfer adb/fastboot folder(s) into the file? If so, where do I get these?

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tbolt2 contains adb,fastboot,and the files needed for them to work. transfer fre3vo into this folder,so adb,fastboot,and fre3vo are all in the same place.
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hi, i have 2012 htc TB, firmware 2.3.5, baseband ver: 2.15.00.01.15, kernel ver:2.6.35.10,

I wana do this right the 1st time, d/l revolutionary, htc driver, but link to new updated SU zip was bad, IDK if this is the file Kaosdroid-deb-8.00beta1-2 ??? If sum1 has correct SU zip 4 my cell please post it, next question my carrier is sprint which i have unlimited data plan so I wana root 4 free wifi hopspot but what rom do i need 2 get hopspot like Trev MOD etc? Lastly I dont have 2 do half root then full my cell is already for full root setup? Thank You all and Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!
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hi, i have 2012 htc TB, firmware 2.3.5, baseband ver: 2.15.00.01.15, kernel ver:2.6.35.10,

I wana do this right the 1st time, d/l revolutionary, htc driver, but link to new updated SU zip was bad, IDK if this is the file Kaosdroid-deb-8.00beta1-2 ??? If sum1 has correct SU zip 4 my cell please post it, next question my carrier is sprint which i have unlimited data plan so I wana root 4 free wifi hopspot but what rom do i need 2 get hopspot like Trev MOD etc? Lastly I dont have 2 do half root then full my cell is already for full root setup? Thank You all and Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!
Are you sure you have a thunderbolt? Not sure how you can be using a Verizon phone on sprint.
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