A huge collaboration was started early on the morning of 7/25, with several members of our development team, along with Toshiba Thrive owners recruited from their Toshiba Thrive forum . The object was to gain root and superuser access to the thrive tablet. Along the way, this effort included zerofeel(who initiated the idea), DJSteve, RaYmAn, Blazingwolf, drust, datepl, austeregrim_, Natolx, machetezen, secmonk, DeeDawg, flipper, Bilge_PC_Thrive, Drum747, and many others who contributed their time and knowledge. The first success was to push Superuser access onto austeregrim_’s tablet, although it ended up in a boot loop. Still, having su allowed the boot image to get pulled. Eventually, the team was able to install Clockwork Mod, and then created an update.zip file which allows root and superuser. You currently need android sdk to install the CWM recovery. After that, the update.zip can be installeed from external sd card. Then a reboot, and go to the market and download Superuser. The process is a little more complicated than described here, so head to http://tabletroms.com/index.php/2011/08/18/toshiba-thrive-easy-root/ for instructional videos and links to the latest guides and downloads. Now Thrive owners can expect to see custom roms on their machines soon.