This success may mean the end of a generally hacker-friendly era from the people at HTC. Rooting your Thunderbolt can be a great thing providing you don’t download pirated Android apps. Devices from Taiwanese manufacturers usually prove to be simple to amend but comparatively Verizon’s LTE flagship was found fully locked down, signed boot leader, signed kernel and signed recovery image, by the hacker community.
Let’s have a look at advantages and disadvantages of Rooting the HTC Thunderbolt
-Root with read/write access to /system
– Ability to downgrade and flash any RUU (i.e. signed firmware)
– Fully unlocked boot loader
– Voids warranty
– Could brick your phone if you aren’t careful
Users who simply want to over lock Thunderbolt device can find all the instructions at Android Police, the only issue with these instructions may be the exceptional length.