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HTC Thunderbolt Update is Ready: Enhances 3G Connectivity, Fixes SMS Bugs, and Speeds Up GPS Load

We were wondering when Verizon was going to ready this update for the HTC Thunderbolt as it has been in the works and talked about behind the scenes for weeks now.  The update is 22.28MB and will enhance connectivity to Big Red’s 3G network and also help load times for GPS updates on Google Maps.  There are some other minor bug fixes in there for SMS and such, but the connectivity is huge.

After the update, you will be on version 1.13.605.7 and your baseband will remain the same.  

Web Browsing and Data Access
+ Enhanced data connectivity when accessing the Verizon 3G network.

Email and Messaging
+ SMS and MMS messages are stored properly in the MessagingApplication (Inbox, Sent, etc.).

Additional Device Features
+ Timing for device activation has been improved.
+ “Backup Assistant” is correctly displayed in the Application menu.
+ Stability improvements for data centric applications such as Facebook, KAYAK, Yahoo! Mail, My Verizon and more.
+ Accurate location is displayed when accessing the Weather Widget.
+ Quickly load GPS updates for Google Maps and VZ Navigator™.

More info.

Cheers everyone!

  • Davee106

    Since the new update my GPS icon always shows that it is turned ON.  Even when it’s turned OFF. 
    Details HTC Details!!!!

  • Davee106

    Since the new update my GPS icon always shows that it is turned ON.  Even when it’s turned OFF. 
    Details HTC Details!!!!

  • Ricarmduf

    i dont see updates on my thunderbold yet

  • mike

    Should we undo the *#*#4636#*#* and ##778# before upgrading?

    • Tom

      I did. better to be safe than sorry?

  • d-roids

    no update here….

  • http://profiles.google.com/brandontosch Brandon Tosch

    Man I really hope they made some changes to this from the radio that leaked a while ago with the same claims… That one really messed up my GPS and halved my battery life, had to revert back. 3G/4G handoffs were much better but it wasn’t worth it for it did to everything else…

    Here is what I get on Das Bamf 1.4 with the stock radio: http://twitpic.com/4sge5q

  • http://profiles.google.com/brandontosch Brandon Tosch

    Man I hope they changed this from the one that leaked a little while ago… That one borked my GPS and ruined my battery life… had to revert back to the stock radio. 3G/4G handoffs were much better but everything else suffered.
    Got this with the stock radio and Das Bamf 1.4 http://twitpic.com/4sge5q

  • Barlog

    ? Um….update? ….

  • Barlog

    ? Um….update? ….

  • Godfrey2009

    Wheres the update?