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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MythX, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. MythX

    MythX Newbie
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    I have a Thunderbolt with the 2.11.605.9 firmware....yeah, upgrade before I looked into the rooting......actually, to be honest, I was happy with the phone until this update when they took away my mobile hotspot and told me it would be an additional $30/month.

    Anway, I can't afford to buy another Thunderbolt, so if I brick mine, it's back to the stone age of a non-smart phone for a while. So, what are the real risks using the revolutionary method? If I follow the directions properly, and don't suffer a computer crash in the process, is the success rate 100%? I'm comfortable with a CLI, been doing computers since the mid 80's, have been doing the impossible with computers since the days of DOS.

    Thanks in advance for your input.

    Jason
     



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  2. angldvl81

    angldvl81 Android Expert

    As long as you follow the instructions, you'll be fine. If you run into any problems, just ask. I've rooted 2 tbs using Revolutionary (the latest being .9 firmware) and had no issues.
     
  3. I agree. Just follow the instructions in the pinned topics here and you'll be fine.
     
  4. MythX

    MythX Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Has anyone done the revolutionary root from Linux using wine?
     
  5. MythX

    MythX Newbie
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    Alright, running into problems already.

    I'm following these directions: http://androidforums.com/thunderbolt-all-things-root/418539-thunderbolt-root-unroot-thread.html

    I'm stuck on step 7 of "how to root 2.11.605.9/2.11.605.19 WITHOUT downgrading"

    It's not seeing my device (or any devices). I've removed all the drivers (HTC Sync) and such. I've verified that my phone is in Charge only mode, and that It's set for USB debugging.

    It prompts me for drivers when I plug it in, but I don't install them.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    BTW, I'm running Windows Vista (Only windows OS I have).
     
  6. MythX

    MythX Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Looks like I answered by own question. Shouldn't have removed the driver.
     
  7. angldvl81

    angldvl81 Android Expert


    Exactly! Hope you got it working!
     
  8. MythX

    MythX Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Successfully rooted tbolt last night.....revolutionary wouldn't do it automatically, so had to do it manually. All is good now.

    Can anyone suggest a good tethering app? Would like infrastructure mode with wpa encryption.

    Thanks for the support
     
  9. fendee1

    fendee1 Newbie

    Barnacle tether, and open garden, wifi tether, I use one if not working then use the other. Works great. Phone vibrates when connected. Using now for a year.
     

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