The HTC Thunderbolt root has been achieved by a developer at the XDA, just a few days after its release. You could now permanently root HTC Thunderbolt using this method. But, keep in mind that this rooting method is a complex one and so do it only if you aware what you are doing.
NOTE : We are not responsible for any damage caused to your device due to this.
How to Root HTC Thunderbolt :
Note: Watch this space for updates and other improvements to the current root method (updated instructions will be versioned and dated).
First, download these files:
- psnueter & busybox
- Custom misc.img
Also make sure adb is working prior to attempting.
Setup busybox, and psnueter. Unzip exploit.zip and run the following commands:
adb push psneuter /data/local/
adb push busybox /data/local/
adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/psneuter
adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/busybox
Unzip su.zip and push su to /sdcard:
adb push su /sdcard/su
Unzip misc.zip to your sdcard
Gain temp root, and flash the custom misc.img:
Now the shell should display “$”
You will now be kicked out of adb, and adb will restart as root. Let’s confirm the md5 of misc.img:
At this point, the shell should display “#”
/data/local/busybox md5sum /sdcard/misc.img
Output should be c88dd947eb3b36eec90503a3525ae0de. If it’s anything else, re-download the file and try again.
Now lets write misc.img:
dd if=/sdcard/misc.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17
Here you will rename the ruu as PG05IMG.zip and place it on your sdcard, then flash it:
adb reboot bootloader
Your device should now be booting into the bootloader and checking the image. Once this flashes and you are rebooted, write protection to /system has been disabled. Please repeat step 2 and get psnueter and busybox back on your phone.
Now delete PG05IMG.zip off your sdcard.
After that, make sure to re-enable USB debugging and installing from unknown sources.
At this point, you should have root.
Now remount /system:
mount -o remount,rw -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p25 /system
/data/local/busybox cp /sdcard/su /system/xbin/su
chown 0:0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 4777 /system/xbin/su
Install Superuser from the Market.
Reboot your phone. You should be done and have full perm root.
via Android Police