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[Updated: 3/26]Easyroot + S-Off [Version 1.6.3.11]

Does this program work for you?

  • Yes, flawlessly.

    Votes: 86 24.7%
  • Yes, with a few bugs but good overall.

    Votes: 173 49.7%
  • No, you need to fix it.

    Votes: 89 25.6%

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dbzfanatic

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This is my easy-rooter for the Thunderbolt. I do not personally have a thunderbolt but I have tested it and fixed as many problems as I could. As far as I'm aware this will only work with firmware versions lower than version 1.12.605.9.
If adb does not see your device try installing the htc sync drivers. If that doesn't wok install PDA.net. If it still does not register please post here. If you have a 64-bit version of windows replace the files in the rar with these

THIS IS A WINDOWS-ONLY PROGRAM. You must have windows or a windows VM to use this.

As always there is a small chance of bricking your phone.

DISCLAIMER: AndIRC is not affiliated with this program and by using it you agree that neither AndIRc nor myself is responsible for any damages caused by this program.

This provides all necessary files and gives you in-program instructions.

Please read this before using this.

Known bugs:

  • Sometimes you need to redo step 3. If the phone does not reboot on its own simply press the step 3 button again.

Issues:

  • The files take a long time to push. It could be anywhere from 3-10 minutes.
  • Once you have completed step one do not redo it for any reason! If it flashes only continue from step 2!


Credits:
Team AndIRC - for developing the root method found here
XDA - for giving me the chance to make programs like this
me - for making it

Donations:
Please donate to charity first and myself only if you want to. Please make donations in AndIRC's name as well as your own. You can donate here, to the Japan Relief Fund, or any other worthy charity.

since I just saw jcase's thing about my donation link (apparently I'm blind) here it is for those of you who wish to donate to me.

Downloads:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=28H4U0QS

mirrors:



Instructions:
For those of you who can't follow or understand the directions in the program here is a pdf with instructions.

For anyone having problems getting steps 1 and 2 to work the first time through here's something to try.
lado44 said:
Hey man, I'm new so can't post in dev forum.

Your method worked for me - one thing I found. It was hanging at step 1 like some folks have reported, pushing the files (could see .ZIP on SD card), but would fail to reboot. This happened several times with Fast Boot enable under Settings>Applications. When I unchecked Fast Boot and re-ran Step 1 it worked first try. Couldn't tell you why or if just coincidence, but might help others.

Cheers.

For those of you who are interested in how this method works, here's the explanation. I will be focusing on what the program does,not user interaction so much except where necessary.
Push busybox, psneuter,and misc.img to /data/local/
Push PG05IMG_downgrade.zip to /sdcard and rename to PG05IMG.zip
chmod psneuter and busybox
execute psneuter
check the md5 hash of misc.img
flash misc.img to /dev/block/mmcblk0p17 if the hash is c88dd947eb3b36eec90503a3525ae0de
reboot into the bootloader
press power to enter bootloader and flash PG05IMG.zip (done by user)
once back in android:
remove PG05IMG.zip
push busybox, psneuter, and wpthis to /data/local
chmod all 3 files
run psneuter
run wpthis
push the engineering hboot(hbooteng.nb0) to /data/local/
check the md5 of the hboot file (it should be 6991368ee2deaf182048a3ed9d3c0fcb)
if it is flash hbooteng.nb0 to /dev/block/mmcblk0p18
push the PG05IMG.zip file to /sdcard
reboot into the bootloader
again press power and flash PG05IMG.zip (done by user)
push su, busybox, and psneuter to /data/local
chmod psneuter and busybox
run psneuter
mount /system as read/write (rw)
copy su to /system/xbin/su
chown and chmod su
install superuser and RomManager
I do recommend learning ADB as it is quite helpful but I realize that for some people that is a daunting task at first glance. I remember being a n00b and this will allow you to fully utilize your phone while still learning at your own pace on the side.

I am attaching just the updated exe.
 
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jaskru

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May 23, 2010
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Great idea showing what happens. Cool that you put something together for TBOLT owners, I just hope people will try and figure out what is going on when they use this.

After seeing a lot of issues people having with setting up adb I guess I should share this link... ADB For Dummies by AndroidSamurai

Even has an app to set everything up in the right spot.

This is a great thread on altering the android_winusb.inf for compatibility with Thunderbolt (adb driver).

<open>Can of Worms</open>
 
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dbzfanatic

Senior Member
Jun 21, 2010
1,063
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You're welcome, and if the program functions properly you shouldn't need to setup adb beforehand as it comes with the necessary files for interaction. If it doesn't work properly try the debugging steps I posted in the OP and if that doesn't work setting up adb as a system command (adding the tools folder to PATH) should fix things.
 

ksizzle9

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Jun 17, 2010
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Knoxville
Ooking o walk a friend through this.later on tonight. And he camt boot into to the bootloader so im anxious to hear any feedback about this. If u guys dont mind please post anything you feel needs to be known about this, or just post that it rocks ass

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dbzfanatic

Senior Member
Jun 21, 2010
1,063
282
Hey guys, I didn't think about it when I created the thread but I want to have a bit of a poll here. If it works post here letting us know, and I'm fairly certain if there's a problem I'll hear about it so I don't think I need to say anything about posting them :p
 

htowngator

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Mar 31, 2008
998
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BTW what do you mean "ADB needs to be setup as a system command"?

My ADB works properly and I can see the device so I assume that's the one I'd need to download and not the one that says "ADB need not be previously setup"?
 
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    This is my easy-rooter for the Thunderbolt. I do not personally have a thunderbolt but I have tested it and fixed as many problems as I could. As far as I'm aware this will only work with firmware versions lower than version 1.12.605.9.
    If adb does not see your device try installing the htc sync drivers. If that doesn't wok install PDA.net. If it still does not register please post here. If you have a 64-bit version of windows replace the files in the rar with these

    THIS IS A WINDOWS-ONLY PROGRAM. You must have windows or a windows VM to use this.

    As always there is a small chance of bricking your phone.

    DISCLAIMER: AndIRC is not affiliated with this program and by using it you agree that neither AndIRc nor myself is responsible for any damages caused by this program.

    This provides all necessary files and gives you in-program instructions.

    Please read this before using this.

    Known bugs:

    • Sometimes you need to redo step 3. If the phone does not reboot on its own simply press the step 3 button again.

    Issues:

    • The files take a long time to push. It could be anywhere from 3-10 minutes.
    • Once you have completed step one do not redo it for any reason! If it flashes only continue from step 2!


    Credits:
    Team AndIRC - for developing the root method found here
    XDA - for giving me the chance to make programs like this
    me - for making it

    Donations:
    Please donate to charity first and myself only if you want to. Please make donations in AndIRC's name as well as your own. You can donate here, to the Japan Relief Fund, or any other worthy charity.

    since I just saw jcase's thing about my donation link (apparently I'm blind) here it is for those of you who wish to donate to me.

    Downloads:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=28H4U0QS

    mirrors:



    Instructions:
    For those of you who can't follow or understand the directions in the program here is a pdf with instructions.

    For anyone having problems getting steps 1 and 2 to work the first time through here's something to try.
    lado44 said:
    Hey man, I'm new so can't post in dev forum.

    Your method worked for me - one thing I found. It was hanging at step 1 like some folks have reported, pushing the files (could see .ZIP on SD card), but would fail to reboot. This happened several times with Fast Boot enable under Settings>Applications. When I unchecked Fast Boot and re-ran Step 1 it worked first try. Couldn't tell you why or if just coincidence, but might help others.

    Cheers.

    For those of you who are interested in how this method works, here's the explanation. I will be focusing on what the program does,not user interaction so much except where necessary.
    Push busybox, psneuter,and misc.img to /data/local/
    Push PG05IMG_downgrade.zip to /sdcard and rename to PG05IMG.zip
    chmod psneuter and busybox
    execute psneuter
    check the md5 hash of misc.img
    flash misc.img to /dev/block/mmcblk0p17 if the hash is c88dd947eb3b36eec90503a3525ae0de
    reboot into the bootloader
    press power to enter bootloader and flash PG05IMG.zip (done by user)
    once back in android:
    remove PG05IMG.zip
    push busybox, psneuter, and wpthis to /data/local
    chmod all 3 files
    run psneuter
    run wpthis
    push the engineering hboot(hbooteng.nb0) to /data/local/
    check the md5 of the hboot file (it should be 6991368ee2deaf182048a3ed9d3c0fcb)
    if it is flash hbooteng.nb0 to /dev/block/mmcblk0p18
    push the PG05IMG.zip file to /sdcard
    reboot into the bootloader
    again press power and flash PG05IMG.zip (done by user)
    push su, busybox, and psneuter to /data/local
    chmod psneuter and busybox
    run psneuter
    mount /system as read/write (rw)
    copy su to /system/xbin/su
    chown and chmod su
    install superuser and RomManager
    I do recommend learning ADB as it is quite helpful but I realize that for some people that is a daunting task at first glance. I remember being a n00b and this will allow you to fully utilize your phone while still learning at your own pace on the side.

    I am attaching just the updated exe.
    3
    so confused. so many questions...

    i dont know adb or have it so which file do i download?
    Descriptions are a little vague, to me. YGA7K9GM or BQUA990B ?

    where do i put the files?
    once, i put the file in its designated place, what then?
    do i unzip something? run something?

    do i have to be in debug mode?
    how long must one wait for files to be pushed?
    (i tried earlier and the damn things was at Pushing Files for a good 30 minutes and nothing. had to kill it.)

    thx in advance:D

    Since you are new... FIRST READ THROUGH ALL 30 something pages of posts on this so you can see where people are having the most trouble and you can hopefully avoid it. Then reread the OP, after that... Here is the initial phone/file setup.

    1.

    If you dont have ADB installed ---------->>>>

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YGA7K9GM

    mirrors:
    http://www.filefactory.com/file/ca4d...rbolt_Root.rar
    http://d01.megashares.com/dl/ecb4348/Thunderbolt Root.rar

    You need to download ONE of the above files. Once it's finished downloading, EXTRACT ALL THE FILES into a folder on your C:\ drive or a folder on your desktop.

    If you HAVE ADB INSTALLED -------------->

    Download this file

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BQUA990B

    Once it's finished downloading, EXTRACT all the files into a folder on your C:\ drive or a folder on your desktop.


    2. Enable USB Debugging On Your Phone
    Step A

    Launch the Settings app on your phone. This can be found in your App Drawer, or by Pressing the menu button on the outside of your device.

    launch settings app or from settings button after you tap your menu button on the bottom of your screen.

    Step B

    Tap Applications.

    Android Applications Settings
    Step C

    Tap Development.

    Android Development Applications Settings
    Step D

    Check the box for USB debugging.*


    Your phone should now be in Debug Mode, if you go into the notification bar you’ll find an Ongoing alert stating USB debugging connected. Remember how to do this, you will have to turn this on multiple times throughout this process.

    3. Go to the folder you placed the extracted files to and click on the ' Rooter.exe ' File. Follow the instructions to a T that are posted in the OP.

    ***If you cant get your phone to be seen by the program. Try downloading the htcsync program and running it to install the drivers. You can find it on HTC's website or at this mirror. http://www.filefactory.com/file/ca4e6e5/n/setup_3.0.5511.exe . Then unplug (if you had it plugged in during installation) and plug back in your phone. It should say something about installing drivers, if that finishes okay then you are one step closer. :) If it doesnt work after installing sync, you may have to install PDANet but i dont know where you need to get that from or why it would have drivers that HTC's program wouldnt. I would just try restarting the computer after installing the htc sync first before i tried any other programs. You can also try plugging your phone into a different usb port.***
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    Well I'm not home and I won't be for a few hours but I did get a job.

    Sent from my T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide using XDA Premium App
    2
    One of the conditions for release was that I explain what happend. Hope this helps people out.
    2
    Yes, it's exactly the same method, just automated to make things easier.