Monday, March 28, 2011

How to Root Video Walkthroughs

I have posted some walkthroughs on how to root the thunderbolt. Check them out on youtube or on the "How to Root" page on this blog.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The HTC ThunderBolt™ inspired by you

Meet the people at HTC that were inspired by YOU to make the HTC ThunderBolt™ smartphone. The first in a series of videos highlighting the people who make HTC smartphones, tablets and experiences.”

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Root Guide v2

Today androidpolice (posted by jcase) released the version 2 of the root guide. It appears very daunting but I think I will give it a go and post some videos.

Link to Guide

Update: The guide has now been updated to version 2.5

Friday, March 18, 2011

CM7 Thunderbolt Port

Tony Layher aka Slayher will be taking over the development of cm7 for the thunderbolt Over at the xda developers forum members ran a donation to get slayher a thunderbolt so he can start development. They raised enough money for an off-contract tb on launch day, so the wait should not be too long.

Rooted On Launch Day

Well the thunderbolt has already been rooted! Although, it’s not very user friendly at the moment so hopefully by monday when my tb arrives there will be a better solution. I plan on posting a video on my rooting process. Link is below for the ‘dirty’ method.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Why A Thunderbolt?

I thought it would be appropriate for my first post to explain why I upgraded to the htc thunderbolt. I’ve been rocking a rooted motorola droid 1 since it’s launch, and I have really enjoyed the phone and the android platform. Android’s freedom and customizable ui make it the perfect mobile operating system for me. I really enjoy following the different rom developers and always being on the cutting edge of this platform, that only root access can provide.

The thunderbolt seemed like the perfect upgrade for me because I wanted a phone I could have a similar experience on with rooting and customization but with a phone with far superior specs. Yes, I could have waited for the bionic or something with better specs coming later this year, but honestly, I didn’t want to wait when there is no guarantee of them having unlock-able boot loaders. So far, there seems to be enough evidence that the thunderbolt with gain root, quickly and easily. We will see in the coming days. Also, I love most of the aspects of the thunderbolt including the next gen snapdragon processor, the 768mb ram, 4.3” slcd screen, 1.3mp ffc, etc, etc.

This blog will track my adventures and experiences with the htc thunderbolt and provide help and resources for other thunderbolt owners. Stay tuned as I will be receiving my thunderbolt Monday from wirefly.