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HTC Thunderbolt MR2 Radio Update Leaked, Should Fix Reboot Issues

Well, a new radio has been released for the HTC Thunderbolt (thanks chingy51o!) that should fix many of the reboot issues previously experienced.  From we’re being told, this is the “MR2″ update that could be out for devices in the very near future to fix a variety of things.  There is one major thing to note here and that is the fact that the leakers are recommending that no one running Froyo attempt to flash this file.  Apparently this radio only works on Gingerbread (except CM7).

If you are running Gingerbread on your Tbolt though, you can grab the file below and see what new goodness this radio has to offer.

Instructions:

1.  Download this file and rename it to PG05IMG.zip  [MD5:  4072b5954bf0032103b62c5ae69cb13e]
2.  Drop on the root of your SD card.
3.  Load the file from HBOOT.

*Note - The full RUU of MR2 is apparently on the way.  We’re thinking this will be the love that Froyo users are looking for.  Stay tuned…

*Note 2 - Reason this radio will only work on Gingerbread ROMs (via humungus):

The leaked radio for the new Froyo OTA uses the new RIL, which was previously incorporated into the GB leak but not in the older Froyo releases. Thus, it works on the current GB roms but not on Froyo roms.

Full support can be found at this XDA thread.

Cheers Steve!

  • Gecko251

    Any body know where to get the MR2 update now? none of the links seem to work anymore.

  • Gecko251

    Does anybody know where to get this file now? The link above does not seem to work any longer.

  • Dakotabaker98

    will this update whipe my phone?

  • JimnyCricket

    Someone clarify this for me.  We are waiting for MR2 by Verizon and GB update by HTC?  

  • Anonymous

    I installed this and i had service for about 10 mins and then it never came on again PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

  • Maxxmentum

    Hi All, lots of useful comments.  Who is using the GB with this hot fix?  My froyo is not rebooting but I am getting data connect issues intermittently…If GB fixes it I am game.  The story about bricking later after a GB install has me concerned.  So I am hoping to hear form ppl who have done it

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2a7usxg

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp  

  • Rich

    so how the heck is this going to work on any Thunderbolt if it needs 2.3 or gingerbread to work and we have 2.2 a no update to 2.3? is there going to be an 2.3 update then this radio fix or is the update a 2.3 and a radio update? if not then this is useless unless your rooted…

    • Pman

      Yeah it’s useless unless your rooted, does that mean they shouldn’t post it? If you’re not rooted then I think your out numbered on this site. It’s not useless to a TON of people so stop complaining or root so you can avoid these types of “problems” in the future.

  • http://twitter.com/lpklemmer Larry Klemmer

    PS. My phone is next to flawless after a factory reset which everyone should know to do whenever there is any kind of update to be free and clear of bugs.

  • Anonymous

    Can someone please explain to me why Verizon (supposedly America’s premier carrier) is getting crap phones while T mobile and Sprint get the good stuff? 

    • Henry Enriquez

      Because Motorola runs Verizon, htc runs tmobile its all about favorites sucks they were making the htc sensation (tbolts better twin) when they were also making the thunderbolt bolt but decided not to put much effort on the tbolt

    • Stevebro6510

      Verizon wireless has quite strict standards for their phones which trends toward delayed releases. Verizon being CDMA which is only in the U.S. but GSM is the global standard which makes GSM first at bat even though it is slower. Does this answer your question?

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  • JayBeeZy

    will this radio work with Gingeritis? 

    • fillyo

      Yes, I flashed this afternoon and everything works great, running Imoy’s 3.0 BG kernal.  Definately upgrade.

  • Maxxmentum

    Think this will help with the GPS  being off by 1000 to 1500 ft, and about 4 times I have had connections interruptions, no reboot just cant connect. Anyone else have this?  Did this patch fix it?

    • Warlike1919

      the patch made it worse on my thunderbolt,, it works perfect for a day when i uninstall google maps update, then it started messing up again

  • Anonymous

    Despite what rumors are, HTC person told me the issue was related to the wrapper that goes around the FOTA package. Nothing to do with radio.

  • Mdawg64e

    I’ve never had problems with my TB rebooting, but when i was using it as a GPS the other day, it shut down quite a few times (I waited to see if it would reboot and it did not, so i turned it back on). is this related? I ended up uninstalling Google Maps update and it only did it one more time after that.

  • Mdawg64e

    I’ve never had problems with my TB rebooting, but when i was using it as a GPS the other day, it shut down quite a few times (I waited to see if it would reboot and it did not, so i turned it back on). is this related? I ended up uninstalling Google Maps update and it only did it one more time after that.

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    ThunderCrap. Crap battery, Crap OS.

    • Anonymous

      Care to give any reasons, or should we just assume you’re trolling?

      • sgtguthrie

        He’s trolling…D1 to Thunderbolt was a HUGE step up!  I love it, but some people will always insist everything is broken!  Unless it’s theirs, or their favorite ;-) Some people just need a reason to complain, so they fabricate one to do so!!!

        • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

          Right, no one said the battery life is bad. No one said it reboots, the update was becuase people were bored……

        • http://www.adamalter.com/ Adam Alter

          For the hell of it today, I started checking off on paper every time I noticed my TBolt rebooting, just sitting here on my desk.  I counted 18 times in 8 hours, and I probably missed a few.  Maybe that’s not broken, but it’s sure as hell not working as intended.  It has always randomly rebooted, but not like the last couple of weeks where I avoid even making calls knowing it may reboot.

          The VZ rep (today) said she’s been getting a lot of complaints and that a fix should be released within 2 weeks.

          • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

            What? A problem with a Thunderbolt? You must be a troll……….

          • Nope

            Are you running stock?

          • http://www.adamalter.com/ Adam Alter

            Yeah 100% stock, even did a phone reset and removed the battery for 30 minutes.  I didn’t install ANY apps or customize it at all and it’s still doing it.  My wife’s TBolt, half the screen went blank and she had to get a replacement.  The one she got didn’t have the update and it was rebooting still ~5 times a day).

            Sometimes mine will do 3-4 back to back reboots, other times it will reboot every 10 minutes for a few hours, but sometimes it’ll go a couple hours without rebooting.  I’m even talking about with it not in use, just sitting there keeping time.

            My co-workers girlfriend is going through the same thing.  He talked her into the TBolt after hearing me talk it up lol.  She wants to kill him now he says.  It’s rebooting like crazy too.

          • Nope

            Then you have a lemon get it replaced.

          • http://www.adamalter.com/ Adam Alter

            Wow, great advice lol.  First time I went to VZ (last week) they said it was probably a bad app and my problem, not theirs.  I reset the phone and left all the apps off, still did it… the second time (this morning-my wife went for me) they said there’s no point in replacing it because many of them are having the problem and the update in 2 weeks will fix it.

            …so, yeah. Sure I can take some personal time and go raise hell to get a replacement that may do the exact same thing, but I’d rather be a good example to my kids, suck it up, and talk about it on the boards while I wait on this update lol.

            I’m not stretching a single fact, anyone in Austin, by all means you’re welcome to come check this thing out and verify my story of the phone rebooting, being stock, my wife’s phone rebooting, my co-workers GF phone rebooting, and I’ll take you to the VZ rep I talked to as well.  As for your story of having 12 friends and family ALL with a TBolt and NO problems, I’ll take your word for it, just doesn’t sound possible with my experiences and what the VZ rep told me about the many problems.

          • Anonymous

            My stock phone was rebooting about once a day.  I rooted it to Das Bamf 1.63 and haven’t had a single reboot since.  It’s not the phone, it’s the OS.  Root your phone, you won’t be sorry! :)

          • Maxxmentum

            Have you tested the camera, GPS, SMS/MMS yet.  Not to drop a work load on you :P

          • Anonymous

            Probably shouldn’t invite random people to your home. iPhone fanboys will burn your house down

          • http://www.adamalter.com/ Adam Alter

            Wow, great advice lol.  First time I went to VZ (last week) they said it was probably a bad app and my problem, not theirs.  I reset the phone and left all the apps off, still did it… the second time (this morning-my wife went for me) they said there’s no point in replacing it because many of them are having the problem and the update in 2 weeks will fix it.

            …so, yeah. Sure I can take some personal time and go raise hell to get a replacement that may do the exact same thing, but I’d rather be a good example to my kids, suck it up, and talk about it on the boards while I wait on this update lol.

            I’m not stretching a single fact, anyone in Austin, by all means you’re welcome to come check this thing out and verify my story of the phone rebooting, being stock, my wife’s phone rebooting, my co-workers GF phone rebooting, and I’ll take you to the VZ rep I talked to as well.  As for your story of having 12 friends and family ALL with a TBolt and NO problems, I’ll take your word for it, just doesn’t sound possible with my experiences and what the VZ rep told me about the many problems.

          • Nope

            I know a dozen friends and family running GB some stock with no issues at all. 

    • Anonymous

      No idea what you are talking about. The phone runs flawlessly with no reboots, and the battery lasts all day. You should ask someone to show you how to use your phone.

      • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

        Sure it does, when you leave it in a drawer and don’t use 4G. Are you blind? Have you not seen thousands of complaints about 4 hour or less battery life? Bugs, Reboots, etc?

        • Anonymous

          I’ll take the experience I have with my own phone as sufficient evidence to counter the claims made by people who don’t have one.

          No reboots here and I get enough juice out of the battery to cover me for the day, even on LTE.

          • Anonymous

            wow…you’re right, since you’re not having any issues, theres no way anyone else could be. /s

            you are an idiot

    • Nope

      Very informative post.  Try gingeritis with the new radio…..then say your sorry…or return your phone because you have a defective device.

    • Anonymous

      i can’t imagine an actual human being taking the time to post the comments you do on every thread.

  • Jeremy Gentry

    never had an issue with my thunderbolt rebooting, then…..it rebooted as i was reading this post…WTF! LOL

    • Anonymous

      You, my friend, are cursed. Remember to knock on wood. =P

  • http://twitter.com/labratNJ Labrat

    Been running this since last night w/ BAMF 2.0 5……Not a issue or a reboot  :)

  • Anonymous

    Lets hope this one actually fixes the reboots and doesn’t cause them like the first update

  • http://twitter.com/Pucuck Nicholas Ringhiser

    It would be cool to see a write up on the Thunderbolt for flashing some of the newer roms that use this radio. I know the information is out there on forums but I’d imagine lots of people come to Droid-Life for this sort of thing.

  • Twofourturbo

    Just love me some Thunderbolt sweetness..

  • http://twitter.com/lpklemmer Larry Klemmer

    Hooray! Only a month later to push a fix that should have been pushed within a week of the first update…

    • Nope

      wasnt an update it was a leak…who are you mad at?

      • http://twitter.com/lpklemmer Larry Klemmer

        A leak that is eventually going to be the update to fix the problem they created when they released the update back in may.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rahiem-Graham/100000489273746 Rahiem Graham

    If it only works with Gingerbread then that can only mean that Gingerbread for the Tbolt is not far off!

    • Anonymous

      No, but you can use it with the Gingerbread leak.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1639081047 Joseph DiPierno

    i think im just gonna wait till gingerbread

    • palomosan

      Actually they should release Gingerbread and the reboot+GPS fix software all together and get it over with.

      • Anonymous

        Google is supposed to come out with an update to fix the gps map… I checked the gf’s D2 and it put us out in the middle of the lake! Turn by turn directions are ok, like on the TB but the location on the map is whack…

        • Anonymous

          That’s strange.  My Bolt locks on my exact location in less than 5 seconds every time. When I first got it it sucked because they were having network issues, but has been perfect since they got that resolved.  

          • Anonymous

            Dang, you lucky then…mine was the opposite, before the update my gps worked like it should, then afterwards it got broke :-(

  • Anonymous

    The whole issue with the last radio was that it wasn’t “leaked” but rather nabbed off of an HTC server. 

    I’m gonna be switching back to my Das Bamf 2.0-5 as soon as I can this evening.

    • Nope

      Das Bamf is for people who dont know any better.  Cant even send a text with out error on Das Shat…

      • Anonymous

        Weren’t you dissing the Thunderbolt earlier today? Troll.

        • Nope

          Tried both on my thunderbolt retard….das bamf sucks.

          • Nope

            Disagree with FrenchFag = Troll….watta retard…

          • Anonymous

            you’re labelling an entire community of users of a ROM as not knowing any better. You are either a troll or a huge douche bag (basically the same thing)

            I use das bamf still with no issues. plus it lets you use netflix. Never had any issues sending txt etc.

          • Jibblykibbleson

            if you get a market fix with chainfire 3d you can get netflix on any rom because they updated it. it may even ust work without market fix

      • Anonymous

        I have heard of people having issues sending messages…BUT ONLY AMONGST THOSE WHO DIDN’T WIPE, OR FLASHED WITH ROM MANAGER!

        YOU CAN’T JUDGE A ROM BASED ON YOUR INABILITY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS!

        HOW DARE YOU BASH A DEVELOPER WHO MAKES FREE ROMS FOR IGNORANT TROLLS LIKE YOU ON THEIR PERSONAL FREE TIME!!!

  • Anonymous

    The leaked radio for the new Froyo OTA uses the new RIL, which was previously incorporated into the GB leak but not in the older Froyo releases. Thus, it works on the current GB roms but not on Froyo roms.

    • http://twitter.com/labratNJ Labrat

      The Froyo ROM for this is “supposed” be be out later today  :)

  • chingy51o

    this radio does not mean gb is right around the corner. actually its no where near. the reason why this froyo (mr2) radio works on gb is because the mr2 and gb are using the same and newer ril then the mr1

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for clarifying.  Post has been updated. And thanks for releasing. :)

      • chingy51o

        thanks for the shoutout kellex!

      • chingy51o

        thanks for the shoutout kellex!

  • Noles419

    Is this a developer radio fix? Or is this something we can expect to be pushed OTA?

    • chingy51o

      this is the radio that is going to be included on the mr2 which is going to be posted shortly

  • http://twitter.com/richie681 Eric Richardson

    HTC, better idea from here on out: Make sure shit works the first time, kthx? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    I went back to Gingerbread a while back. Not too worried about the bricking and I missed the Sense 3.0 elements. Probably will flash this radio later.

  • Anonymous

    Excited. This (to my brain) says the 2.3 update is right around the corner. Bring it on!

  • http://twitter.com/bd7349 bd7349

    Be warned that this radio may still causing bricking!

    • http://profiles.google.com/jdunn82 John Dunn

      are you just talking out your ass here? I highly doubt a official released radio would cause bricking…

      • Mustang

        This isn’t an “Official” released radio.

        • http://profiles.google.com/jdunn82 John Dunn

          it was pulled from the MR2 update… and of course flashing anything radio related can brick the phone. what I was talking about what the person put there before re edited what he put. he said this radio will still cause bootloop bricking.

          • Nope

            can brick if your extremely unlucky or retarded…

      • Anonymous

        A.) This isn’t official
        B.) Any time something is flashed there is a possibility for a brick. It’s the risk we all take. Hell, I’ve had friends have their phones brick from OTA updates, Verizon Store folks using the “Official” software and such to reload software etc, and they still break.

        Not all tech is 100% foolproof. In fact, I’d say that none of it is.

        • Bullet Tooth Tony

          What about velcro shoes? That’s a technological innovation that’s 100% fool proof….

          • Anonymous

            Not when the little hooks get lint in them. You’re flying without a wingman, then.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jdunn82 John Dunn

      are you just talking out your ass here? I highly doubt a official released radio would cause bricking…

    • http://twitter.com/afallucco Anthony Fallucco

      This fixes the reboot issues and the bricking of phones. A bad flash will brick a phone but that’s the only way with this radio.

    • Nope

      Proof ?