09-29-2011 03:02 PM
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  1. jdg1's Avatar
    I've been waiting for the GB update now for weeks so I can pull the trigger to go ahead and root my TB. Don't flame me but I just want the official GB to be my baseline before I venture down the rooting path.
    Of you guys that went ahead and loaded the leaked version, were you still able to root the phone? Better yet, any idea if the OTA will be rootable? The answer to this may change my whole way of thinking especially with the potential that he latest release may bring some undesirable bugs.

    Also I haven't seen anyone mention any improvement on benchmarks like Quadrant. Its my understanding that most the GB goodies are under the hood. It did make a significant difference on my DX.

    Thanks,
    09-27-2011 06:27 PM
  2. spartanguy81's Avatar
    There are already roms using 605.3.

    Stock rooted as well as deodexed and debloated available at xda or rootzwiki.

    Bamf forever is "upgradeable"though adr considers it a downgrade from 605.0.

    The ruus have been available for a while, there is already a bug thread you can read up on.

    Might want to take a few extra steps to improve performance...running bamf forever (a sense 3.0 ROM) with imos 3.8.0 lean kernel over clocked to 1.4ghz and my phone is flying with battery performance better than stock.
    09-27-2011 07:01 PM
  3. jdg1's Avatar
    There are already roms using 605.3.

    Stock rooted as well as deodexed and debloated available at xda or rootzwiki.

    Bamf forever is "upgradeable"though adr considers it a downgrade from 605.0.

    The ruus have been available for a while, there is already a bug thread you can read up on.

    Might want to take a few extra steps to improve performance...running bamf forever (a sense 3.0 ROM) with imos 3.8.0 lean kernel over clocked to 1.4ghz and my phone is flying with battery performance better than stock.
    All that you said is greek to me now but I hope to be able to understand it soon. I was definitely looking at BAMF forever. I saw it on a youtube video and it looks awesome. I definitely have no idea about what the different kernels do. I'll have to take baby steps.

    Do you have any opinion on benchmarks being better, I know they don't mean much more than just bragging rights
    09-27-2011 07:39 PM
  4. nate44's Avatar
    Don't know if it's rootable, but like spartan said there is a ROM based off this leak that's completely stock and debloated based off of 2.11.605.3

    You're missing out though if you root, and stay stock. There are Sense 3.0 ROMS (BAMF Forever) and there's even a Sense 3.5 ROM that is in progress. Once these devs get their hands on the source, these ROMS will go to another level paired with proper custom kernels.

    There's also some great guides up in the rooting forums on how to flash/backup ROMS, rooting FAQS, backing up and restoring data, etc. And if you have any other questions there is always someone there to help you along the way. Good luck
    09-27-2011 07:49 PM
  5. wildman's Avatar
    Here is some links to get you going but PLEASE make sure to READ AND WATCH EVERYTHING before you proceed...

    Revolutionary Root

    Revolutionary

    Root Video


    Unroot Video
    How to Unroot - HTC Thunderbolt (After Revolutionary) - YouTube
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    09-27-2011 10:34 PM
  6. nate44's Avatar
    Has anyone confirmed that Revolutionary works on 2.11.605.3?
    09-27-2011 10:44 PM
  7. Rob_B's Avatar
    Has anyone confirmed that Revolutionary works on 2.11.605.3?
    I'd like to know this also (the Verizon OTA one) Thanks
    09-28-2011 07:13 AM
  8. jdg1's Avatar
    Since I have never rooted before I'm a little nervous but now that I have Gingerbread ( Ho Humm!) I would like to know if Revolutionary will still work.
    09-28-2011 09:19 AM
  9. jackmei2's Avatar
    it should still work, but why not just try it out for yourselves! it'll be ok...
    09-28-2011 09:59 AM
  10. jdg1's Avatar
    it should still work, but why not just try it out for yourselves! it'll be ok...
    I guess I am a chicken.
    I was gonna wait and see if someone else had any luck before I tried it.
    Scared to death of bricking my phone
    09-28-2011 10:33 AM
  11. jackmei2's Avatar
    I actually flashed the RUU over my phone which had revolutionary on it and everything was ok... missed the sense 3.0 stuff and flashed back to bamf 20 min later.
    09-28-2011 10:36 AM
  12. jdg1's Avatar
    OK, time to get off the sideline.
    Gonna give it a shot.
    The OTA f'ed up my voicemail notifications anyway (Damn Verizon/HTC)!!!!!!
    Das Bamf Forever here I come.
    Wish me luck and I'll report back with the results.
    09-28-2011 10:44 AM
  13. waker's Avatar
    OK, time to get off the sideline.
    Gonna give it a shot.
    The OTA f'ed up my voicemail notifications anyway (Damn Verizon/HTC)!!!!!!
    Das Bamf Forever here I come.
    Wish me luck and I'll report back with the results.
    Good luck. Is be scared to try rooting the new OTa just yet but I guess we will see. Haven't read anything about rooting this. Yikes.

    Sent from my Bolt via Tapatalk.
    09-28-2011 11:09 AM
  14. whodatkiid's Avatar
    I actually flashed the RUU over my phone which had revolutionary on it and everything was ok... missed the sense 3.0 stuff and flashed back to bamf 20 min later.
    Where did you get the RUU from? Wanna flash this also... would you flash it as normal and will it wipe all data?
    09-28-2011 11:14 AM
  15. boyer61's Avatar
    Revolutionary works with the latest update.
    09-28-2011 11:37 AM
  16. jackmei2's Avatar
    Where did you get the RUU from? Wanna flash this also... would you flash it as normal and will it wipe all data?
    [Exclusive Download] Gingerbread Build 2.11.605.3 Full RUU And New Radio For HTC ThunderBolt

    you flash it via hboot. all instructions are in the link. and it WILL wipe all your data.
    09-28-2011 11:47 AM
  17. jdg1's Avatar
    We Have Root!!!!!!
    Also the clockwork recovery step failed the 1st time just like the video.
    I just restated the phone and restarted revolutionary and it worked.
    Thanks for the push to the other side

    Now to see how to load some Das BAMF forever
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    09-28-2011 11:50 AM
  18. jackmei2's Avatar
    We Have Root!!!!!!
    Also the clockwork recovery step failed the 1st time just like the video.
    I just restated the phone and restarted revolutionary and it worked.
    Thanks for the push to the other side

    Now to see how to load on Das BAMF forever
    sweet! glad it worked! welcome to the wonderful world of rooting
    jdg1 likes this.
    09-28-2011 11:52 AM
  19. mrtonk's Avatar
    Has anyone confirmed that Revolutionary works on 2.11.605.3?
    Worked for me.
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    09-28-2011 11:55 AM
  20. waker's Avatar
    We Have Root!!!!!!
    Also the clockwork recovery step failed the 1st time just like the video.
    I just restated the phone and restarted revolutionary and it worked.
    Thanks for the push to the other side

    Now to see how to load some Das BAMF forever
    Awesome!!!!

    Sent from my Bolt via Tapatalk.
    09-28-2011 12:17 PM
  21. jdg1's Avatar
    DAS BAMF FOREVER.......Got it and loving it!
    My very first attempt rooting.
    Thanks everyone for the help!
    09-28-2011 02:22 PM
  22. the Ramen Noodle's Avatar
    Revolutionary works on the Gingerbread OTA and doesn't wipe data?

    But flashing Das Bamf Forever, CM7, or any other ROM does wipe the data? If so, can I easily back it all up (programs, app settings and data, photos, docs, etc.) and restore after a ROM switch?
    09-28-2011 03:30 PM
  23. jdg1's Avatar
    Revolutionary works on the Gingerbread OTA and doesn't wipe data?

    But flashing Das Bamf Forever, CM7, or any other ROM does wipe the data? If so, can I easily back it all up (programs, app settings and data, photos, docs, etc.) and restore after a ROM switch?
    I believe you can use backup apps like titanium after you get root however I'm not sure how to use it.
    Google, the App Market, and Amazon do a good job of restoring most apps. Google restores contacts as well as microsoft exchange if you use that. The only thing I really ended up setting up is the home screens which you would probably want to do anyway with this new ROM and its newer widgets.
    Hope this helps.
    09-28-2011 03:46 PM
  24. nate44's Avatar
    Revolutionary works on the Gingerbread OTA and doesn't wipe data?

    But flashing Das Bamf Forever, CM7, or any other ROM does wipe the data? If so, can I easily back it all up (programs, app settings and data, photos, docs, etc.) and restore after a ROM switch?
    Yes a full wipe of data and caches is required when flashing a new ROM

    Read this: http://forums.androidcentral.com/thu...-new-roms.html
    09-28-2011 03:50 PM
  25. OhioG's Avatar
    All rooting does is move files around and gives you superuser permission.

    When you flash roms, they want you to wipe data so before you install an new rom use titanium back up or some other program to back up stuff and then once you load the rom, use that program to get your stuff back
    09-28-2011 03:51 PM
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