HTC THUNDERBOLT Posts on XDA

It is Illegal for Verizon to Lock Some Bootloaders (Updated)

Verizon Wireless breaks the law if the bootloaders are locked on some phones.  By the end of this article, you’ll know why.As I was recording my show for XDA TV this week, I had a moment.  You can see it for yourself.  I was recapping my article about Motorola and Verizon not unlocking the bootloader...

Update: m10 File Tools Finally Released!!!

Well, it really didn't take the devs much time. Just this morning, we published an article describing a new set of tools that will be crucial for devs working on Sense 3.0 ports to be able to reduce the image sizes and get them to "fit" the screen. XDA members Flemmard and DiamondBack2010 have finally released their...

How To Compile Your Own Kernel From Source

Seen all the threads at XDA about kernels? Waiting for a new release? Well, if you fancy having a go at compiling your own, take a look at the comprehensive guide that XDA forum member adrynalyne has helpfully put together.If you don't feel up to the challenge just yet, the guide is also a good...

CM7 Knocks on the HTC Thunderbolt’s Door

The Thunderbolt is one of HTC's latest and greatest devices, and the first one to sport 4G LTE (Evo's WiMax counterpart if you are keeping tabs). Many people were puzzled and disappointed at the fact that the device came with Froyo as a stock, considering that it is so late in the Froyo game and...

Working On The Sense 3.0 Port? Here’s Something Useful…

XDA-developers has been dancing to this particular beat for a very long time. Many of you who have joined after 2008 will probably have no clue about this, but when the original Manila 3D (precursor to Sense) came about, HTC claimed that it would be impossible for older hardware to run it (even the HTC...

Remove Sense LockScreen On Your Thunderbolt

If you're not a big fan of the HTC Sense LockScreen that comes default on your new Thunderbolt, XDA forum member Master™ has posted a simple script to remove it from your Android device.It's a simple script for ClockWorkRecovery that removes the HTC Sense LockScreen files, so that you can use the stock AOSP LockScreen....

Thunderbolt’s Kernel Source Code Released!

Looks like many of our beloved phone manufacturers are beginning to realize that the true development for their devices does not happen in their labs, but rather as soon as they hit the streets. As a result of that (and GPL licensing requirements), we are seeing that many companies are releasing the source code for...

One Click Root Script for Thunderbolt

After a very nice discussion article regarding the pros and cons of One Click Root utilities, we figured it would be good timing to introduce a script created by XDA Moderator Captainkrtek (and tons of testing by NetForce-TX) to root the newly released HTC Thunderbolt. The script currently has a Windows version and it is, in...

Thunderbolt Rooted!

For those of you who were hoping to get a rooted device by the time you picked up your brand new Thunderbolt from the store, your prayers have been heard. Thanks to XDA members jamezelle, jcase and a few other devs, inclu, the HTC Thunderbolt has been successfully perm rooted. Coincidentally, it got perm root on...

Post CES Fora Added – Introducing the HTC Thunderbolt, EVO Shift 4G, Motorola Xoom, and Advent Vega

CES brought quite a few new surprises (and some not so new) to the table of mobile technology. There have been many Android devices that were unveiled (officially anyways) and we can't help but to get excited as we think that this will bring newer life into our forums. With that being said, we wanted...