thunderbolt

As we all know, yesterday the HTC Thunderbolt was finally released on Verizon, and from what we saw a ton of you went out and picked yours up already. If you are in the group of people that have already purchased you may have began to come across some issues with the device, some are common, and some may not be so common. Let's take a look at some of the common issues we have seen in the Android Central forums, and some solutions that have been found.

1.) Problem: Finding Blackberry equivalents in Android.
  • Solution: This article we posted, has a lot of good info for former BB users. I'm not saying it solves all your problems, but it's definitely a good read.

2.) Problem: Swype does not have an emoticon button nor does it automatically insert spaces in the messaging app.

  • Solution: With Swype keyboard open, long press and select input method. Select other keyboard, same steps and select Swype keyboard again. Had this same glitch on my EVO. Keyboard should work until next reboot.... Credit Imex99.

3.) Problem: No toggle switch for 4G. Worried this affects battery life.

  • Solution: It does not affect battery life if you are in a 3G area and cannot get a 4G signal. There will be an update that enables a toggle at a later time.

4.) Problem: Loss of network/WiFi connectivity when the battery cover is removed.

  • Solution: The antenna is integrated into the battery cover. Re-attach.

5.) Problem: Old version of Market app.
  • Solution: Go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> "All" Tab -> Scroll to 'Market' and open it, then hit 'clear data' and 'clear cache'. Then reboot and open the market and it should be the newer version. Credit biff6789

While this does certainly not cover every issue that every user is seeing, it certainly does assist with some of the simpler ones, as well as some that new Android users may have missed. If you are seeing other issues with your device, be sure to head into the forums and discuss them with our awesome members!

Keep track of our identified issues, with solutions here.

 

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Thunderbolt problems and solutions [from the forums]

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"3.) Problem: No toggle switch for 4G. Worried this affects battery life.

Solution: It does not affect battery life if you are in a 3G area and cannot get a 4G signal. There will be an update that enables a toggle at a later time."

Tell me if I am wrong, but I there is a "Mobile" widget, it is not on the initial list of widget, but go under "Browse all HTC widgets"
this widget does in fact turns on and off my G4. Please get it a try.

Turns off my entire mobile network -- go a head and test it, turn it off and then see if your browser works. gMail and other things work because they are cashed on the phone but browser does not. Good find though.

played with thunderbolt today and i was whatever about the phone,i think the phone i had in my hand had a glitch or something,i turned out auto-correction or auto- something lol to finish the rest of my word. And the phone still did the auto spelling and i was like wtf.

Problems: Too heavy. Unusable in sunlight, Battery life is horrible in 3G, much less 4G. Single core chip in a flagship phone - in March 2011?

Solution: Return it.

Swype for texting is unusable. Battery is the worst I have ever seen, and I have a DInc. But overall its for sure the most advanced phone on the market today. Even when the Moto Bionic hits the TB will still have more ram so TB FTW.

The stealth may have something worth talking about so long as they stay away from Bing. As far as any other networks upcoming phones I don't want to hear about it, unless they are LTE they are not 4g phones. I don't want to hear about WiMax it was a crappy idea even Sprint wants to cut ties with Clearwire, get over it Sprint fanboys. Get a job and some credit and get off the cheap network and come in for the big score.