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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by brettxw, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. brettxw

    brettxw Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Can you root the thrive on 3.2.1?

  2. Darkseas

    Darkseas Well-Known Member

    Yes and no.

    To root, you'll need to start from version 0032 of 3.1. You won't be able to root directly if you've loaded 3.2.

    For more detail you'll want to look at thriveforums.org
  3. phonefreedom

    phonefreedom Lurker

    This is not completely correct now. You can root the thrive now even if you had installed all the updates that removed fastboot. I just rooted both my units after doing the Toshiba updates without having to roll back to an earlier ROM.
  4. Being new to this process, DarkSea can you explain the steps or if there is a particular link, can you post it. Many thanks. I have 3.2.1.x installed on my Thrive. Build number ends in 0002.
  5. Darkseas

    Darkseas Well-Known Member

    Then you'll want to read here at thriveforums.org:

    Forum: Toshiba Thrive ROMs
    Sub-Forum: Dalepl

    Try starting with this thread: [ROM] DaleNet HTK55D.31.5.0002 OOM Rooted ROM (US HC 3.2.1)

    There's a lot of information. I recommend that you read that lengthy thread before you actually start rooting.
  6. newsomer

    newsomer Lurker

    Receiving my factory refurb 10.1 this Fri or Mon. I have been seriously considering rooting it but am not sure it's worth doing. I am mostly interested in performance improvement. I know that rooting many phones provides a significant performance enhancement but have heard no one talk about this aspect for a rooted Thrive. I'm not sure I have a great need for superuser or many of the apps that require root. Or, do I?
  7. DerekElensar

    DerekElensar Well-Known Member

    The biggest part of rooting the Thrive would be for customization. Many people like to have custom bootloaders, and other ROM's that get rid of the 3GB limit on apps. Others like to overclock, others yet like to underclock... it's all about choice. I know that I'm rooted(I did this a short while ago),a dn have done 2 nandroid backups just to make sure my tablet was always safe.

    But like I said, it's all about personal preference. Please note, though, that if you do root, you lose access to google play movies. There are soem other things too, but I'm not sure what they are. Mostly rooting, in my eyes anyeays, is a positive thing, and I would say, if you want to root, go for it. You can always unroot. :)
  8. newsomer

    newsomer Lurker

    Thank you Derek. Thrive received and rooted. Now to see what I can do to make it dance.
  9. DerekElensar

    DerekElensar Well-Known Member

    if you want a good and active place to get help, ROMs, etc. you can go to Toshiba Thrive Forums since this place seems to not be all that active. :p

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