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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root/Unroot The Thunderbolt with Revolutionary

    i rooted on thunderbolt no problem the first time. i tried rooting a different thunderbolt and the new key that i got when i punched it in to revolutionary keeps saying is invalid...please help
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root/Unroot The Thunderbolt with Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by O.G Incredible View Post
    i rooted on thunderbolt no problem the first time. i tried rooting a different thunderbolt and the new key that i got when i punched it in to revolutionary keeps saying is invalid...please help
    The program is most likely still recognizing the first phone. Try rebooting your computer and try again.. if not, delete the Revolutionary.exe from your computer and redownload it... you may need to even delete and reinstall the Windows sync drivers also. Make sure your entering the device info for the second phone and that its not the same info from the first phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Warrior View Post
    The program is most likely still recognizing the first phone. Try rebooting your computer and try again.. if not, delete the Revolutionary.exe from your computer and redownload it... you may need to even delete and reinstall the Windows sync drivers also. Make sure your entering the device info for the second phone and that its not the same info from the first phone.
    i put the right info for the 2nd phone ill try deleting the Revolutionary and re-install it. Thanks, ill keep you posted
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    Edit* I figured it out thank you for your help
    Last edited by O.G Incredible; 10-04-2011 at 03:20 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by O.G Incredible View Post
    Edit* I figured it out thank you for your help
    Just out of curiosity.... what was it?
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    rooted last night .. took about 20 mins start to finish. i went slow and wrote everything down. worked like a charm. thank you!!.. now to kill the bloat. and dive into the roms. aaaaaand to delete that htc tracker apk that is collecting all of my private data...
    Last edited by Cyber Warrior; 10-04-2011 at 08:15 PM. Reason: Language Filter: watch your language please.
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    I'm looking into rooting my phone for the first time, but one thing I have not seen in this guide (or any other others for that matter) is instructions on backing up the phone beforehand. Is this because backing up the phone (whether through CWMod or otherwise) requires root access?
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root/Unroot The Thunderbolt with Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by dah328 View Post
    I'm looking into rooting my phone for the first time, but one thing I have not seen in this guide (or any other others for that matter) is instructions on backing up the phone beforehand. Is this because backing up the phone (whether through CWMod or otherwise) requires root access?
    Backing up the entire phone (Nandroid Backup):
    [Guide] How to Backup, Restore & Install ROMs on The Thunderbolt
    Yes... you need to be rooted for this. One of the benifits of rooting the phone. More explained in the beginning of that guide "Making a Nandroid Backup"....first part of the guide.

    Backing up your apps and info before getting ready to root the phone:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/thu...-new-roms.html
    You don't need to be rooted for this... use an app called MyBackup Pro.

    Everything you need can be found in the stickies at the top of the forum.

    Rooting with the Revolutionary method by the way won't wipe your data... so no need to worry about that but always make sure you back everything up anyways before making any changes to the phone.

    If you need help or have any questions... just ask. Always glad to help out.
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    Thanks, I had read the first thread you listed, but not the second.
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    I am thinking of rooting. I am on the original software that came on my bolt when I bought in march. Will the revolution root method work on my software version? Would you recommend another root method over revolution? Last thing, is there a way to backup my stock radios after I root so I can revert back to them after trying different radios if I wanted to.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root/Unroot The Thunderbolt with Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by droid747 View Post
    I am thinking of rooting. I am on the original software that came on my bolt when I bought in march. Will the revolution root method work on my software version? Would you recommend another root method over revolution? Last thing, is there a way to backup my stock radios after I root so I can revert back to them after trying different radios if I wanted to.

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    I would either use Senior Adviser DroidXcons Auto Root Method... it works with all the updates except for the latest Gingerbread update.
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    Use Revolutionary to root the phone.

    Here's the difference:
    Revolutionary
    -works with all the updates from Verizon (MR1, MR2 & MR3)
    -its the easiest root method... but the unroot method is a little harder.
    -doesnt wipe the phones data/doesn't downgrade you.

    Auto Root... by DroidXcon
    -works with Verizon update.. MR1 & MR2. It will not work with the latest MR3 Gingerbread update.
    -somewhat easy to root but not as easy as Revolutionary. On the otherhand, the unroot process is very simple compared to Revolutionary.
    -you will need to wipe out the phone/you will be downgraded back to the MR1 update... which then can be updated by manually flashing the MR3 update.

    The two root methods basically balance each other out. One is easier to root and one is easier to unroot.

    This is what I would do if I were still using MR2 and was thinking about rooting. I would try and use DroidXCons Auto Root method. Its not that hard to use and the unroot process is very simple. If for some reason you're having problems or can't get it figured out... Then use Revolutionary which is very simple to use.

    If you don't think the Unroot process for Revolutionary is difficult... then use it. It has some advantages over the other methods. If for some reason you accidently accept an OTA or flash an RUU, you will not lose root. The boatloader is locked tight and the only was to unroot the phone is to follow the guide. With the Auto Root method... if you accept an OTA or flash an RUU, you can run into problems and lose root.

    ****Again.. this advice is only for if you are still running the MR2 update and have not updated yet to the newer MR3 Gingerbread. DroidXcons Auto Root Method will not work with the Gingerbread update... only Revolutionary will work with the new update. ****
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    As for the radios... you don't need to back them up. You can flash to which ever one you want at any time as long as its compatible with the ROM you're using.
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    First timer looking to root and I've got a question. I am looking to root mainly just to get the bloatware off of my phone. My question is if I root, do I HAVE to install a ROM, or will the phone work just like it always did, with the exception of having root access?

    Edit: Just rooted. Not a single problem. Great guide, I assume it helped a little with all the iPod jailbreaking I've done in the past. Now to spend the next few days finding a good ROM to use.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root/Unroot The Thunderbolt with Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by AntiAppel View Post
    First timer looking to root and I've got a question. I am looking to root mainly just to get the bloatware off of my phone. My question is if I root, do I HAVE to install a ROM, or will the phone work just like it always did, with the exception of having root access?

    Edit: Just rooted. Not a single problem. Great guide, I assume it helped a little with all the iPod jailbreaking I've done in the past. Now to spend the next few days finding a good ROM to use.
    No... you don't have to install a custom ROM. You can just stay rooted and enjoy the benefits of having root permissions. Free tethering, deleting bloat, making full backups, using apps that require root permission and so on.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root/Unroot The Thunderbolt with Revolutionary

    I was able to go all the way to step 10, everything worked the same way as the video. However, after pressing Recovery my phone seems to be stuck at the "HTC" loading screen. I've been waiting for at least ten minutes so I assume something messed up. Should I just re-boot and try again?

    Edit: Nevermind. It's working now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Warrior View Post
    Just out of curiosity.... what was it?
    I think the problem was that I had the phone on "disk drive" while trying to root instead of "charge only" and instead of typing the key I decided to Copy and paste the key and it worked...

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    Once rooted and stock I had planned to install CWM and Titanium...backup data and make a nandroid of stock rooted setup. Ok so far?

    Next I planned to do a factory reset. Can I do that when rooted or would I lose root?

    Finally, I wanted to put the nandroid version back on to make sure I know what I'm doing.

    Still need to do more research on how to wipe, clear cache and dalvik cache before trying a custom Rom.
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    Want to root and this looks like this easiest way to do it, but what's the HTC driver file for? Don't see anywhere in your procedures about using the HTC Driver?
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root/Unroot The Thunderbolt with Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by joe_5962 View Post
    Want to root and this looks like this easiest way to do it, but what's the HTC driver file for? Don't see anywhere in your procedures about using the HTC Driver?
    Its a Windows driver so your computer can communicate with your phone. Its not used during the procedure but is needed for the phone to be recognized by your computer.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root/Unroot The Thunderbolt with Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    Once rooted and stock I had planned to install CWM and Titanium...backup data and make a nandroid of stock rooted setup. Ok so far?

    Next I planned to do a factory reset. Can I do that when rooted or would I lose root?

    Finally, I wanted to put the nandroid version back on to make sure I know what I'm doing.

    Still need to do more research on how to wipe, clear cache and dalvik cache before trying a custom Rom.
    Loaded my first rom the other day. So I have a long ways to go in learning and understanding these processes better.

    I dont know if you would lose root after factory reset or not. Even if you do, not like it takes any time to get it back.

    If you follow Cyber Warriors [Guide] How to Backup, Restore & Install ROMs on The Thunderbolt
    for learning on how to wipe and clear the caches you will do just fine. I followed it step by step after reading it a few times to make sure I understood it. Worked like a charm!
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    Yea... You wont lose root from a factory reset. Actually flashing ROMs wipes the phone just like a factory reset. Follow the ROM Guide as mentioned above and you will be fine. Its actually pretty simple... Most of the info in the guide is precautionary stuff but still important. Also read the guide thats stickied on backing up apps and data by PaintDrinkingPete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Be Zachh View Post
    I was able to go all the way to step 10, everything worked the same way as the video. However, after pressing Recovery my phone seems to be stuck at the "HTC" loading screen. I've been waiting for at least ten minutes so I assume something messed up. Should I just re-boot and try again?

    Edit: Nevermind. It's working now.
    This is where I'm at right now. It's been at this screen for at least 15 minutes.

    Does it usually take this long?
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root/Unroot The Thunderbolt with Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by O.G Incredible View Post
    I think the problem was that I had the phone on "disk drive" while trying to root instead of "charge only" and instead of typing the key I decided to Copy and paste the key and it worked...

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    It sould not take that long. Mine was very quick.
    Did you check to see if this fixed it? Might just have to start over and make sure you have charge only selected.
    Last edited by stratejaket; 10-08-2011 at 12:44 PM. Reason: updating information.
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    Hi everyone. Ive been following this forum for a long time now but I finallly registered today so Im not sure if im posting this in the correct place so im srry if messed up. I tried posting somewhere else but nobody has replied. I rooted my droidx a long time ago and loved it but upgraded to tb. I missed the root but was scared to root the tb because it was so confusing at first. When the Revolutionary root came out I decided to give it a try and it went perfectly the first day. The next day I was unable to download the root apps from the market or browser so I restarted the phone. Then it got stuck on the TB logo. After trying a lot of different things I finially factory reset it. Now when I try to reroot it gives me this messege "waiting on device" but it never recognizes it. Can anyone tell what went wrong. This is my 3rd TB so I called verizon because I still couldnt download anything. They are sending me a droid charge. Is this a mistake and is it easy to root cus ive looked for the drivers to download and cant find them. Please help cus I really want to root one of these phone. If I can fix the TB ill send the charge back if not ill keep the charge.
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    At one time I asked if rooting with revolutionary but remaining stock would prevent ota's from being pushed while we sleep. I think the answer was something like "I think so". Does anybody know for sure? I don't want to get an ota while rooted and stock.
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