Rooting The Toshiba Thrive
By Will765 On 26 Jul, 2011 At 11:30 AM | Categorized As Featured | With 21 Comments

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 file which allows root and superuser.   You currently need android sdk to install the CWM recovery.  After that,  the 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  for instructional videos and links to the latest guides and downloads.   Now Thrive owners can expect to see custom roms on their machines soon.


About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years

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  1. sasidhar says:

    Cool. I have observed the whole thing on IRC you guys are awesome. Is there anyway we can share this with Engadget in a biting fashion so that Toshiba can get the message ?

  2. Drum747 says:

    Best group of guys ever!! Tabletroms rocks!

  3. fireslayer26 says:

    I was there! I saw history in the making! :) And yes, I have a ROOTED Thrive!

  4. ruben says:

    I just got a thrive and I’m wondering, what r the pros about rooting it?

  5. Zibi13 says:

    Hi guys I rooted my toshiba and it works, Thanks! but I can’t mounted sd card from level of clocwork recovery or to do backup on my sd card it’s tell me can’t mounted sd-ext. Zibi

  6. Will765 says:

    Try going to the Thrive forum to find an answer, if it’s not there, post a question on the forum.

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