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Prompt [Q] Failed to get Root

Simple as the title.

Was following this and downloaded Revolutionary beta by putting in my info.

My device (HTC Thunderbolt) is found, but I get this:

Zerging Root... this might take a minute or so.. Failed to get Root!
Press (almost) any key to exit.


I did a factory reset prior to this and I have my SIM card removed. I am wanted to root my device to use it as a programmable device. Unfortunately I can not even get past this first step

I am seeing something about zerg exploit no long works but I really do not know what this means. Is the guide I am following which is a sticky wrong and should not be promoting Revolutionary?

Is there a simple guide to get me root access and update the OS?
 
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If your thunderbolt is on the official ICS ota you won't be able to use revolutionary to get root. There is a guide at infectedrom.com that can help you get root if you are on the official ICS.

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If your thunderbolt is on the official ICS ota you won't be able to use revolutionary to get root. There is a guide at infectedrom.com that can help you get root if you are on the official ICS.

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Yeah I have never rooted it or anything so it would be stock. It has been dormant for about a year so I am not sure what OS it would have been upped to but it is currently at Android 2.3.4

I went to infectedrom but I do not see anything. In fact I see absolutely no threads inside the Thunderbolt listings.


Seems like a dead community
 
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You have to register I'm pretty sure to see the threads. If you're on 2.3.4 and you're sure of it you need to make sure you have the proper version of revolutionary for your hboot version. You also need to make sure you uninstall any HTC drivers from your PC and use the drivers they provide. Sometimes disabling antivirus helps during the process and make sure to give the command prompt administration rights before you use it. If that doesn't work try a different USB cable or USB port on your PC.

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You have to register I'm pretty sure to see the threads. If you're on 2.3.4 and you're sure of it you need to make sure you have the proper version of revolutionary for your hboot version. You also need to make sure you uninstall any HTC drivers from your PC and use the drivers they provide. Sometimes disabling antivirus helps during the process and make sure to give the command prompt administration rights before you use it. If that doesn't work try a different USB cable or USB port on your PC.

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I did register and I see "stuff", but I do not see anything in the Thunderbolt forum nor am I able to search (I get an access denied). In other words I can't find the guide

So Are you implying I can use Revolutionary?

I do not have HTC drivers on this machine. Revolutionary does connect to my device, but just fails to get root
 
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Did you go here http://unrevoked.com/rootwiki/doku.p.../revolutionary
And download the windows drivers they say you need?

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Did you go here
And download the windows drivers they say you need?

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I did that, but to be sure it was clean I removed and re-did. Now it is worse

When I plug the phone in Windows is telling me the driver is not installed properly and wants me to go to the HTC site to download one. Since it is not properly registering Revolutionary just hangs on waiting....
 
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Did you go here
And download the windows drivers they say you need?

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Drivers may have munged up do to removal etc.

I rebooted after removal and then installed what they have linked. It connects but still fails to root...

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