TalkAndroid Guide: Rooting Your HTC Thunderbolt (Mac) From Start to Finish

So you’ve gotten yourself a shiny new Thunderbolt, huh? You’ve heard of this magic “rooting” shenanigans, and the stuff you see over at xda. There are hundreds of guides for Windows but none for Mac. What to do? After rooting a friend’s Thunderbolt I decided it would be beneficial to help all the other Mac-Thunderbolt users out there. This guide is for absolute novices. If you follow this guide your Thunderbolt will be rooted even if you have no idea why or what you did.
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TalkAndroid exclusive: Free promo code for $5 off Lookout Premium

Do you love Lookout as much as we do? Of course you do, silly! Well, lucky for you (and us), Lookout has given us an exclusive promo code for $5 off an upgrade to Lookout Premium… for TalkAndroid users only. The code is only good until end-of-day 6/20/11, so make sure you get on the security gravy train as quickly as possible. The promo is to help celebrate Lookout’s new deal with Sprint, as well as their new Safe Browsing features, which help your phone from getting phished. UPDATE: We got word from Alicia at Lookout that this promo has been extended until midnight, PT on Wednesday, 6/22.

Want to know all the cool stuff you get for going premium? Be sure to check out Lookout’s page on the matter, and maybe even give them a like on Facebook or a shoutout on Twitter! Of course, if you don’t already have the app, you can download it here. Hit the break for the exclusive promo code, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

[Thanks Alicia!]


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Lookout Mobile Security teams up with Sprint for Safe Browsing

Lookout is at the top of the list when it come to mobile security here at TalkAndroid. Just search our past articles and you’ll find plenty to read on the application. I wont speak for the rest of the TalkAndroid staff, but I’ve been using Lookout since it was in private beta on a Windows Mobile 6.1 device, bearing the name, Flexilis. Some of you may remember that. I still use it today on my Evo 4G on the Sprint network.

The free version is available in the Android Market, and after installing can be upgraded to a premium account for a monthly or yearly fee. Back in November TalkAndroid published an article outlining all the features of the premium version. Read about it here - Review: Lookout Mobile Security Premium - for a complete overview of the app.

Now on to the news and an exclusive give-away we wanted to bring our faithful readers!


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Think you’re good at Words With Friends? Try your luck with the TalkAndroid team!

That’s right, for those of you that have been living under a rock Words With Friends is available for Android. Well, now’s your chance to challenge the staff here at TalkAndroid! While there’s no prize for beating us (other than a pride boost and knowing we’ll cry like babies) and we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to accept every game, throw us an invite and you may find yourself playing us! Our user names are listed after the break.


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TalkAndroid.com – now with a mobile version!

You heard right, folks! We’ve heard your cries, and we’ve responded. We now have a mobile version of the site! All you have to do is visit TalkAndroid.com on your mobile device, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and choose “view mobile version”. Let us know what you think of the new plugin in the comments below… even from your phone! ;)

TalkAndroid’s CES 2011 Continuous Coverage Post

CES can be a pretty hectic time, for both us and you, the reader. To make life a little bit easier for everybody, we’ve decided to create this little one stop shop for all of our CES related stories this week! Here’s how it’s going to work: This post will be firmly planted at the top of the homepage until Monday, so check back often for a list of all of our CES posts in (mostly) chronological order. You can also reference our CES 2011 category page, which will be the most up to date list of all the goods. Finally, be sure to follow us on Twitter at @TalkAndroid for the latest breaking stories. You can also follow yours truly at @tylerbcunning, and our fearless editor in chief at @dustinkarnes

Continue along after the break for more CES news than you can shake a stick at.


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TalkAndroid will be at CES, and you can follow all the action

So I’m sure most of you know about CES (Consumer Electronics Show) going on this week in Las Vegas. And guess what? TalkAndroid will be there! That’s right, folks, both myself and our editor, Tyler Cunningham, will be in attendance starting tomorrow, 1/5/10, and staying through Sunday for all the CES goodness. We’ll be giving you all the latest on what’s up, what’s out, and what’s around.

So, be sure to keep a close eye on TalkAndroid.com for the next week or so, as we bring you all the latest from Sin City. You can also follow us via:

Of course, not all of it will be up on the site, so also be sure to follow our personal Twitter accounts as well for every second of the action:

We look forward to bringing you all the latest from Las Vegas, and be sure to keep it here! Let us know what you most want to hear about in the comments!

TalkAndroid Presents: The Ultimate Holiday Giveaway – Bluetooth Speakers, Android Figurines, Apps and More

Do you love TalkAndroid.com? Well, since you’re here, we sure hope you do. But now, the big question – how much do you love us? We want to know how crazy you’re willing to get for us – and, in return, we’ve got some pretty awesome prizes for you.

Here’s how this is going to work. We want you to show us how crazy you are for TalkAndroid. We want you to submit videos or pictures of you doing something to show the world how much you love our site. Put up a huge banner on the side of a building, put flyers on cars, shout it from a rooftop… be as creative as you can! Remember, the more original the idea, the more likely you are to win the first place prize pack. And, of course, keep it legal, and keep  it appropriate! Here’s what the winners will receive:


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TalkAndroid Ultimate Android Throwdown: HTC Evo 4G beats competition, voted best Android device in the US

Well, folks, the tallies are in. It was a long road, with many brutal battles and war scars, but we finally have a winner in the Ultimate Android Throwdown.

The HTC Evo 4G on Sprint has staked its claim as the #1 Android device in the US, not only available now, but of all time. The Evo beat out the Nexus One in the final round, with a face-melting 467 votes, in comparison to the 273 taken for the Nexus One. While we can all agree that the Nexus One was and still is an outstanding phone, the masses have spoken, and it’s the HTC Evo 4G that has risen above all the others to be declared the best Android phone in the United States.

Be sure to hit up the break for the final leaderboard, and see where the votes came from and how the HTC Evo 4G on Sprint was finally declared as the winner. Let us know what you think in the comments!


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TalkAndroid Ultimate Android Throwdown: Round 5 – Final Battle, HTC Evo 4G vs HTC Nexus One

All the battles, brackets, war scars, victory and defeat, it’s all come down to this. The ultimate battle in the Android realm to pick the one and only champion. The two victors now stand, ready to duel out the final round, so who will your pick be? The wildly popular and capable HTC Evo 4G? Or the record-setting, constantly bar raising HTC Nexus One? It’s time to make your decisions, folks. Who is the best, and who goes home crying to Google? Hit the break for the updated leaderboard and to cast your vote. The official winner will be announced Thursday, Nov. 25th. Be sure to let us know your pick and why in the comments.

Let the battle begin!


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