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  1. Left Coast DJ

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    Got a stock Thunderbolt and I think I'm ready to root and flash a new ROM. My T-Bolt is running 2.11.605.9.

    I'm looking for a super fast and super stable ROM. Could someone please direct me to step by step instructions on how to:

    1) Back-up my TBolt

    2) Root

    3) Flash a new ROM (what's the fastest and most stable?)


    Any help for this noob is much appreciated!
     

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    all info can be found from this thread:
    http://androidforums.com/thunderbol...10-htc-thunderbolt-all-things-root-guide.html

    in particular check out these 2:
    http://androidforums.com/thunderbolt-all-things-root/418539-thunderbolt-root-unroot-thread.html

    http://androidforums.com/thunderbol...91-how-some-root-terminology.html#post2812075

    read thru those threads,and post up if you have more specific questions that you cnat find answers to.

    in a nutshell:
    1)check your firmware number if it is 2.11.605.9 youll need to downgrade to 2.11.605.5
    2)run revolutionary. allow it to install clockwork recovery
    3)use clockwork to make a backup of your stock rom
    4)read about various roms,pick one you want to try. wipe data/factory reset,cache,and dalvik cache and flash the new rom using the menus in clockwork recovery.
    5)???
    6)profits!

    1 piece of advice: if you want to remain on a rooted stock rom,i wouldnt even bother with your stock rom. just flash jrockers rooted rom available here: http://androidforums.com/thunderbol...ated-1-14-12-rooted-ota-2-11-605-9-files.html he is doing a spectacular job of "noob support" :D you will find answers to alot of very common questions on his thread.

    if you want a custom rom,there is no "fastest" or "best" its all a matter of opinion. i dont like htc sense,and always run AOSP when possible,as i feel it gives me the best battery life,speed,and performanace,but your mileage may vary. youre going to have to flash a few different ones and find one you like.


    good luck :)
     
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    Scotty, can I use HTCdev.com to root without rolling back my TBolt?
     
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    To add to what Scotty stated above. Every phone is different in how they respond to the different ROMs available, especially kernels! It's quite simple to flash ROMs once you're comfortable doing it. The best thing to do is try a few out there and see what works best for you. There was a time when Sense ROMs outperformed AOSP on my phone but now there are a couple of AOSP ROMs that are better than Sense. But it took me trying out different ones until I found what was best for me.
     
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    You can... but I would not advise that. Revolutionarys s-off has some distinct advantages,plus does not void "all or parts of your warranty" ;)
     
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    Could you please link me to step-by-noob-step instructions to roll back my firmware to .5?
     
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    l am gonna follow anong on your post I got new Thunderbolt as well :)
     
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    in the 4th post of the root/unroot thread you will see links for both PG05IMG and .exe files.

    the PG05IMG will be renamed "PG05IMG" and placed on the root of your sd card. when you boot into hboot,the phone should find the file,and ask you to update. tell it yes. when its done reboot. folks seem to have a lot of trouble getting PG05IMG files to work for various reasons,even tho the requirements are simple. more info on flashing PG05IMG files here in the 3rd post of the how to thread. just follow the directions to flash in hboot :)

    the .exe file is prolly a lil simpler. simply download the file for the 2.11.605.9 firmware( direct link ) right click on the download and "run as administrator" if your version of windows gives that option. a program will run on your PC that updates the firmware. just follow the onscreen directions on when to plug in your phone and let it do its thing :)
     
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    The HTC unlock doesn't have any advantages, unfortunately its probably going to be the only option going forward.

    Until then, read, read, read, and when you're ready, roll back to 605.5, and use Revolutionary.

    Keep the step by step video up so you can follow along, as you complete each step.

    Revolutionary makes things very easy, somewhat, IMO, to the detriment that you lose out on the learning experience of the older methods.
     
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    Also following this thread as I am a noob looking to root my HTC TB. Any successes? Failures? Other problems along the way?
     

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