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  1. The_Superhoo

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    Man this sure is looking tougher. Why arent there any basic all-encompassing instructions out there? :-(
     
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    Its not really as hard as it looks and if you get stuck i'm sure everyone here on androidforums will help you out
     
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    Well, I downloaded Android SDK, but now I have no clue what I'm doing.

    I have my phone plugged in to my computer, but which connection option do I pick? Disk drive I think?

    It never prompts me to install any drivers for SDK, except for VZW's vcast crap.
     
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    No leave it in charge only
     
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    The drivers are in the "Thunderbolt Support" part of HTC's website, just download them and install them
     
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    I got HTC Sync from the Thunderbolt support page on HTC's website.

    When I plug my phone in, it says "No device connected" in the HTC Sync window, and in the taskbar tray it says "HTC Sync port of ADR6400L is not responding. Please disconnect cable and reconnect after 10 seconds."

    wth?


    (I have windows 7, but the video you linked above says downloading Sync from the website makes it work...)
     
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    I don't know, i've never seen it do that
     
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    Have you tried connecting to it with adb, its possible that error doesn't matter
     
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    half the stuff he talks about doesnt exist. He doesnt have a link to the adb for dummies site he references several times...


    *EDIT* OK so I just read off his video rather than finding the site myself. I got to the point where i'm supposed to go into the command prompt and check to see what adb devices I have installed

    His just said "List of devices attached" and then listed a bunch of letters and numbers followed by "device"

    When I did it on my computer, it first says "adb server is out of date. killing..." then "* daemon started successfully *" and then listed a device, but the letters and numbers are different from his...
     
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    Link to download:
    adf.ly/Xfyl

    Wait 5 seconds and click the "skip ad" button in the top right corner and the download should begin
     
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    Yeah I got that part, but there's no link to the forum page he refers to.


    anyway, i did that part, and as I said, got to the first part with the command prompt, and i don't get the same stuff he does when I enter "adb devices"
     
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    Thats ok, my #s are different from his too, as long as it recognises your phone, just keep going
     
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    Good luck with rooting your phone and don't worry setting up adb was the hard part, rooting it just takes time and being able to use cut and paste
     
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    Geez I feel hopeless lol.

    OK so I'm continuing with Step 2, and I'm comparing the md5sums...only the Exploits.zip file matches. the other 2 do not. wth?
     
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    Try redownloading the files, different md5sums usually mean a corrupt download
     
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    Doing that now.
     
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    Did you get the correct md5sums this time?
     
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    Have to download them from a different mirror, and it's uber slow.

    Got one file nearly complete and accidentally turned off my surge protector. So it begins again...haha
     
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    psssst! *tapping shoulder*

    did you catch that part he said about clcking the link "in the video description"?

    if you click at the top to "watch on you tube" there is a "show more links" in the video description. click it an youll see this:

    Show more for links

    ADB for Dummies Link
    AdF.ly - shrink your URLs and get paid!
    Contact Support

    Variable value: C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools

    Driver Link
    Android SDK ADB Driver

    Rooting Guide Link
    Updated (4/21/2011): [Exclusive] How To Root The HTC ThunderBolt And Unlock Its Bootloader | Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police

    but it sounds like youre figuring it out nonetheless :)

    also,you might consider using xdas guide,if android poliece really hasnt been updated since 4/21
    [ROOT] MR1/OTA PermRoot + Unlock Bootloader - Safer/Easier 5/12/2011
     
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    yeah, but when I clicked the link for ADB for dummies, it only gave me the file download. NOT the forum link
     
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    I tried to copy the link from the video and found out the forum don't exsist anymore
     
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    my bad... that bottom one used to take you there. he must have done something to that sight,as the link from his xda thread goes to that same androidsamuri page: [HOW-TO] ADB for Dummies(How-To Learner's Guide) - xda-developers

    edit: i sent vanilla tbone a pm. if hes still got a the guide somewhere ill add that to the post so it doesnt cause folks confusion in the future. again,sorry it wasnt there for you.
     

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