HTC Thunderbolt

The Thunderbolt's latest update brings minor software improvements.

Those still wielding an HTC Thunderbolt can expect a new update soon from Verizon. Labeled version 7.02.605.10, this update weighs in at a scant 19.3MB. Although not as groundbreaking as the recent Ice Cream Sandwich update, new software improvements are always a plus. Among the improved features are the microphone, text messaging app, email, HTC Watch, and newly visible amber alerts.

Reports of users receiving this update have yet to come out. If you're one of the first, let us know in the forums.

Source: Verizon

 
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I never wanted to love a phone more than the Thunderbolt

andunn31 says:

Thank God! I got tired of my text messages randomly getting cut off and not receiving the entire message after the ICS update. Hopefully this update will fix and rectify this.

I stopped caring about these tbolt upgrades I just went aosp

OmahaPlaya says:

Yeah I rooted my 'bolt ages ago. Frankly it sits as a part time paperweight and part time toy when my daughter comes to visit.

I was also one who wanted to love the HTC Thunderbolt. I now wield an S3 and a Note 2 I feel I am in a much better loved world with Samsung than I did with HTC

jimbo says:

I think Verizon had a lot to do with the update lag. Besides, based on hardware, Thunderbolt users have been given proper care. Does Verizon lag updating Samsungs?

I believe Sprint has updated HTC's fast and ahead of Samsung. Can anyone truthfully explain the real reason why Verizon's HTC Rezound with dual core and 1 MB internal memory is not getting the JB update?

MarkSeven says:

I wish I really knew! I can tell u that ICS has done this phone no favors! (The Rezound)

jcastag says:

Yes very simple, there are 2 reasons.

First, VZW needs to put the software through its rigorous testing process to make sure it should be pushed out.. Yet somehow every update they push out still has bugs, lol

Second, HTC does not care about devices that are more than 4 months old, they push out devices, and just move on to the next one.

DaRkL3AD3R says:

Yes, at this point in time (over 8 years on Verizon) I am confident that almost all delayed/nonexistent updates are at fault to Verizon themselves for delaying or outright holding updates from being released at all.

It's been something that has been ongoing for years now, and with my Galaxy Note 2 I am finally confident to make the call that it is in fact Verizon's fault. Why? Every single other variant of the Galaxy Note 2 has received an update to 4.1.2, save for the Verizon Note 2. I mean, every. Single. Variant. We on Verizon are dead last, and still waiting.

At this point, it's 2 + 2 for me. If it weren't for my unlimited LTE I'd be long gone.

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hannsoft says:

Um, no, software updates to the Thunderbolt are NOT always a good thing. It was software updates that introduced just about every single issue the Thunderbolt ever had. Remember spontaneous reboots? Thank you, HTC update. Random data drops? Thank you, HTC update. This phone would have been much better left completely alone.

It is available in the chicago area. Just downloaded it.

Droid Stew says:

Available in the NYC area. Downloading it now as well.

obidos says:

Just got my update. Thought it was a late April Fools from VZW!

cadzilla74 says:

ROFL!!!! No doubt. If this went live yesterday I would have thought the same thing obidos.

quarter2five says:

Available in Grand Rapids Mi now

jcastag says:

Yes very simple, there are 2 reasons.

First, VZW needs to put the software through its rigorous testing process to make sure it should be pushed out.. Yet somehow every update they push out still has bugs, lol

Second, HTC does not care about devices that are more than 4 months old, they push out devices, and just move on to the next one.

Unobtanium says:

I rechecked this afternoon and pulled it down. After its last update, Chrome seemed to slow down and it feels faster now. Will know more after a few days of use.