HTC Thunderbolt Finally Rooted – Locked Files Caused Trouble
AndIRC developers thought it would be easy but they were wrong; the devs reportedly spent the last 72 hours readying the new HTC Thunderbolt for custom ROMs. Today, they emerge victorious, but that victory is bittersweet, because it may signify the end of a hacker-friendly era from the folks over at HTC. Traditionally, the devices from the Taiwanese manufacturer have been easy to modify but this time the hacker community found Verizon’s LTE flagship fully locked down, with a signed kernel, signed recovery image, and a signed bootloader. Of course, if you’re just looking for a way to overclock your Thunderbolt, you probably don’t care about all that. The instructions on how to unlock the device was written by the folks over at Android Police.
You can check out a video of some of the action below as well: