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Breaking: HTC Thunderbolt Update is Available Now! (Updated)

HTC Thunderbolt owners, you may want to head into Settings>Software update and hit the “Check New” button…

This would be the same update we uncovered almost two weeks ago and is also the same one that was cancelled on the day it was supposed to be released to the world.  After updating, you should have a much stronger 3G connection and better GPS functionality.  Feel free to accept it, although we’re not sure how that will affect root at this time.

Update:  We thought this was funny.  The Verizon support site for the Thunderbolt claims that the update is rolling out tomorrow…of course we know that’s not the case. (Cheers @DroidMatters!)

Cheers George and @snmemx!

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  • Acbs003

    I have always heard about how rooted phones are so much better… help
    me out here I am completely in the dark when it comes to complicated (at
    least to me) things like this. I want to make sure that I back
    everything up on my phone and that it is possible to unroot if need be.
    So I probably sound really dumb but I am asking for advice before I
    screw my phone up. I have never attempted anything like this before.
    help? 

  • Lilcricketgt

    my phone crashed after i did this update on a rooted phone. I would suggest dont do it unless you know how to fix it. looks like i have toss mine in the toilet and get a new one :(   (this sux)

  • Hoespeak

    The inadequacies of my Thunderbolt a tainting my vies of Verizon and are becoming embarassing, 

  • vegasjones

     Am I missing something here? I downloaded the file, renamed it properly (triple checked), put it on the root of my SD and when I go into recovery it kicks me into a red triangle/exclamation point screen. I’d really like to get this update because as of now I hate the TB because of connection issues and only have a few more days before my 14 day return period is up and really want to like this phone and hoping this update helps. Thanks in advance.Am I missing something here? I downloaded the file, renamed it properly (triple checked), put it on the root of my SD and when I go into recovery it kicks me into a red triangle/exclamation point screen. I’d really like to get this update because as of now I hate the TB because of connection issues and only have a few more days before my 14 day return period is up and really want to like this phone and hoping this update helps. Thanks in advance.

  • Kb17

     After update quite a few power cycling issues. Sigh.. i want to love this phone but i sense more fail coming.

  • Marty B

    what’s the best way too root the tbolt 

  • Teelo7

    I’ve gotten several random reboots since the update yesterday. I have had my Thunderbolt since March 27th and have NEVER had a random reboot. This update is definately the reboot culprit. I hope they fix this. Its annoying! 

  • Smtxom

    My phone randomly reboots on its own after I installed the update yesterday afternoon. Has done it twice now (that Ive noticed).  Im using a stock Tbolt, non rooted.

  • http://twitter.com/crasgar Craig Garvin

    Anyone else having issues with their news widget not updating anymore?
     

  • Mikesk84life

    is it out already bc i just pressed check new update and an error came out…. help !! 

  • Trombone Dixie

    My phone got all sorts of messed up today and was stuck on 1X for the longest time. The update was only showing up on 1X and it would queue out and cancel the download. Now that I’m back on 4G it’s not showing up when I check for it. WTF Big Red? This is so damned ridiculous!

  • Tswonger84

    Tried it, started download, then said download error, notw keeps sayng service unavailable, seriously, wtf…… 

  • http://profiles.google.com/tucker.nebel Tucker Nebel

     Here is a link to the update

    http://www.multiupload.com/ALWVK5LOPP

  • tomNasty

    In Vegas…downloaded it on 1X,,,,no problems so far. I dont use maps so can’t see no difference yet….NON ROOTED

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.obrien3 Ken O’Brien

     Is anyone else having severe problems post update with text messages.  Since I updated, every message i send just sits pending, until i reboot the phone, then it will send after i reboot.  I cant deal with this, not being able to text is killing me

  • Imbombero

    HELP!! HELP!! HELP!!
    Tried to install this upadate on my rooted TB….when it restarts it only gets to anime of file being loaded and then freezes with exclamation point surrounded by triangle little droid looking on….DID I JUST BRICK MY PHONE???
    Anyone know how to get back to running normal??
    Please help….

  • Anonymous

    Ooooh heres a problem after

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGFGW5UGESWEM7BSPZJ3LRJWTY JayDub

    Just got my update at 730pm EST so far so good !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGFGW5UGESWEM7BSPZJ3LRJWTY JayDub

    just got my upate at 730pm EST so far so good !!!!!!

  • Khoff566

    I wonder if this update will remove the free mobile hotspot function.

    • Sssbbb

      Intrigued by your comment, I went and checked.  It’s been a week or two since I used the feature, but this is the first time I’ve seen this message: 

      “For a limited time, Mobile Hotspot and Mobile Broadband Connect services are available on this device for no additional charge.  When the promotional period expires, you will need to subscribe to the applicable service to continue using this application.”

      That being said, the mobile hotspot still looks like it’s working for me.