ThunderBolt update

Finally, the Gingerbread update for the HTC ThunderBolt (that'd be the one we told you about this morning) is once again pushing out. This is the second time Gingerbread's headed to the ThunderBolt; it was pulled earlier because of some bugs, including by not limited to voicemail.

Go to settings>software update to get things going, and hit the forums link below to see how it's going for everybody.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!
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ThunderBolt's Gingerbread update once again pushing out


Damn.. I hope they finally got this right this time. I'm just sorry for those poor souls who is dying to have the features of gingerbread. I'm looking forward to ICS update.

I have had my gingerbread update from the last time and it worked perfectly? Never had a problem and it made the phone so much better

I updated mine the first time it came out and it seems to be fine. Phone performance greatly improved. I believe battery improved too...that is until 4G was recently turned on in my area lol

Its sad when you try and update with mind you all bars showing and you get Error: Service Unavailable. In the famous words of Ed Lover: "C'MON Man!!!"

Now the question arises, do I unroot and revert to stock just for the update or not? (Previously running Das BAMF Sense 3.0 GB)

Scottg no if ur running bamf ur allready running GB no need to inless you just want to run stock for some crazy reason

It pushed out to my phone. I picked it up earlier tonight and had the update notification on the screen. perhaps because i also finished the last update before it was pulled.

I've had Gingerbread for a while now. Smart people root their phones and download updates at their own leisure.

What the the heck does service unavailable even mean? I am getting the same error on my phone and my wife's!!!!!!!

I got GB the first day it was released and my phone has been working just fine.

Now I get service unavailable as well. Atlanta, GA

Yes VZW you have the best coverage in my area but I still hate you! Your just the lesser of the evils. I'm glad I'm rooted and getting wifi teathering for FREE and more! Bastards...

Service unavail... Phx, AZ... 1x does work either! I mean come on! Got my tbold on day one and it was outdated before I turned on! Weakness!

"Error: service unavailable"
here is NJ (right near VZW corp HQ)
I have the first GB update hat was pulled with all the issues

just got this right this sec



I received my update automatically around 0550, EST, in Dayton OH. So far, I have found no problems and the 4G issues I was having seem to be better. I got in early on the original update, but I found no Serious problems with, except the 4G issues. I was really concerned about the HTC Logger issues when it was revealed, but I paid extra attention to my security.

Just downloaded 2.11.605.5 took about 5 mins, only about 13MB. I had 2.11.605.3 from the first "update". Location Philly.

Who was the lucky mofos who told you the update was out and on thier phones. This is bullshit. Error since last night. HTC Rezound here I come dAmmit

Chill dude! It goes in batches. Not everyone will get the update immediately. Constantly mashing that "Check for new software" button isn't going to make it appear any sooner. If you're that impatient, go get the full RUU (ex. from Android Police) and flash your phone with it. Of course that wipes your phone, so back up your data first. Otherwise, patience young padawan, patience. :)

Still service unavailable. I wish I had the cajones to root and tether and do all the naughty stuff, but I am a loyal, by the book customer and this is how I am treated! VZW is pissing me off!

I am having the same issue & also don't know if I have the balls to root.. But once the nexus comes out then I can take this phone a try & root it

I will attempt the root procedure after my warranty is up and I get the upgrade notice. That way if I brick it by doing something stupid I'll just order a new device. I'm pretty savvy with tech devices but the thought of voiding my warranty before it's up and not having a local friend that can give me a quick hands on in person is keeping me away from trying it especially when the instruction basically give a big warning before it should be attempted.

Is anyone else having rebooting problems.., when I try to reboot my TB sometimes it takes 3 to 4 times to get it to turn back on.. That's with battery pulls.. This just started happening about a week ago & also not receiving calls every now & then.. I was on call at work, they were trying to call my phone fur almost an hour till it finally rung.. Hopefully thus update helps.. If not I am going to have to try & root it..

I was able to update last time and don't have any issues that I've noticed but I would still like to get the new update to bad Reno Nevada has no service either

I got the original gb update. Messed up my vm alerts and other problems. Have not received a pushed update. When I try to check for new updates, I too g et the Service unavailable

I just spoke with a Verizon tech. He said the Gingerbread update isnt out yet... Smh! Do they communicate with each other?

So I called VZW and they have no idea why the Service Unavailable error is happening and shifted me over to HTC support.. and wouldn't you know it.. HTC claims the update has not officially been released and that is the reason for the error AND anyone who claims to have gotten the update already may not be telling the truth or obtained the update by "other" means.

Also looking on the HTC Tbolt forums a poster claims it WILL NOT be available for manual update and you MUST wait for it to push to your phone via VZW and that could take up to 3 weeks... hrmm

Actually, my phone was just able to get it through the check for new software means. I got the original GB push before they halted it so this comes in at 13.927 MB (version 2.11.605.5). I'm almost done with the install and hoping the TBolt is as good as ever.

The update went well, does not seem to be any issues so far. I got original Gingerbread update so I don't see anything really new, but I will check it later. I guess they are pushing this out in waves,so just take a breath, I am sure all of you that are getting the error message will soon get update. I too got the error for a long time, but eventually it will come. :)

I was able to pull the update last night around 10:30pm. However after the download and the phone restarted I get the error image of the "!" mark in the triangle. Luckily I had a backup to go back onto. Should also mention I am rooted but without a custom rom.