If you've been looking to unlock your HTC Thunderbolt but have been putting it off until a one-click solution springs up, you may start rolling up your sleeves - you've got some downloading to do. dbzfanatic from xda released the first one-click easyroot + S-OFF, which uses AndIRC's lengthy, yet effective, instructions, but wraps them up in one easy to use package. The program runs on Windows and weighs in at over 800MB, so fire up your PCs and get ready for some heavy downloading.

Disclaimer: As always, Android Police, team AndIRC, and dbzfanatic accept no responsibility for any damage to your device, including potential bricking. Proceed at your own risk - in fact, I strongly encourage you to read some of the comments in the easyroot thread first.

Having gotten that out of the way, proceed to grab the download link from the xda forum post and let us know how it goes!

Source: xda, thanks Justin

Artem Russakovskii
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  • http://www.themobizone.com/ MePascal

    I'm glad I got root with AndIRC's first exploit. That was my first experience with SDK and ADB and it open my eyes to so much more than just rooting a device.
    Got some great help through the Android community as well.

    But, it was inevitable that the one-click method was going to drop. Good luck all!

  • pax

    You've got to be kidding me!!! 800Meg?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, the ROM images are quite large nowadays on phones.

  • Doug

    how can i download this, says i dont have sufficient privileges to view thread?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Works fine for me - unless you're trying to download files attached to the thread, in which case you'd need an xda account. You shouldn't need to though - the download links are also in the body.

  • http://n/a rorizzy

    This sounds incredibly stupid, but do you run the zip from the phone or just extract it on the computer? Thanks in advance!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      It says you need Windows to use it, so you would run the download on your Windows machine.

  • dually

    Is the reasonn that the download is so big because you have to downgrade the rom?

  • Ablac

    How it working really want to root but can't afford to brick.