How to Root Verizon HTC Thunderbolt on Mac OS X

As we have rooted the HTC Thunderbolt on Windows. Now we discus that how you will root your HTC Thunderbolt on a Mac OS X as stated . To root Thunderbolt following instruction will be followed:

Requirements:

Android SDK installed, Root Kit, Older Firmware and Custom Firmware.

HTC Thunderbolt

Instructions:

  • Download the Android SDK, Root Kit, Older and Custom Firmware.
  • Decompress root kit, radio in Platform-tools folder and place Custom Firmware to desktop.
  • Name the Older Firmware PG05IMG.zip and copy in root of SD card.
  • Open the Folder android-sdk-mac_x86, open tools folder, click on Android.
  • A screen will appear; select option Available Packages and Install Android SDK Platform-tools.it will download missing ADB. Make sure in your phone settings USB Debugging option is checked.
  • Now open the terminal on your system and go to Platform-tools folder, and enter commands:

./adb push psneuter /data/local/

 

./adb push busybox /data/local/

 

./adb push misc.img /data/local/

 

./adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/psneuter

 

./adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/busybox

 

./adb shell

/data/local/psneuter

  • Now ADB will close and restart as root. Check md5 of misc.img:

/adb shell

/data/local/busybox md5sum /data/local/misc.img

If it doesn’t return c88dd947eb3b36eec90503a3525ae0de, download the file again and try again.

When phone restart, select bootloader option and press power, this will flash ROM and select YES to Upgrade.

After restart it will delete PG05IMG.zip which was in the SD Card.

If it doesn’t return 6991368ee2deaf182048a3ed9d3c0fcb download the file again and try again.

If it doesn’t return 6991368ee2deaf182048a3ed9d3c0fcb try again and if still not working than check out the help.

Restart your phone and copy Custom Firmware in root of SDcard, now flash the phone through bootloader.

 dd if=/data/local/misc.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17
 exit
 adb reboot bootloader
/adb push psneuter /data/local/
/adb push busybox /data/local/
/adb push wpthis /data/local/
/adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/psneuter
/adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/busybox
/adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/wpthis
/adb shell
/data/local/psneuter
/adb shell
/data/local/wpthis
exit
/adb push hbooteng.nb0 /data/local/
/adb shell
/data/local/busybox md5sum /data/local/hbooteng.nb0
dd if=/data/local/hbooteng.nb0 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18
 /data/local/busybox md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p18
/adb reboot bootloader
/adb push busybox /data/local/
/adb push su /data/local/
/adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/psneuter
/adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/busybox
/adb shell
/data/local/psneuter
/adb shell
mount -o remount,rw -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p25 /system
/data/local/busybox cp /data/local/su /system/xbin/su
chown 0:0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 6755 /system/xbin/s

Install Superuser App, restart your phone and now you have permission of full root also install ROM manager and Thunderbolt recovery.

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