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Another New MR2 Radio Leaks for the HTC Thunderbolt

With the original MR2 update for the HTC Thunderbolt having been cancelled (rumor), it only makes sense that a new version with a new radio should appear, right?  That’s exactly what has happened thanks again to chingy51o over at XDA.  No one is exactly sure what this radio fixes yet since it’s so new, but it’s available for you to flash if you understand all the risks involved.

Download:  (MR2.5)PG05IMG.zip

Instructions:

1.  Download the file from above and rename to PG05IMG.zip
2.  Drop it on the root of your SD card (not in a folder).
3.  Reboot into hboot, choose Bootloader and allow the file to flash.

*Tip – An app called QuickBoot can get you right into the bootloader if you don’t know how.

4.  Report back to us if this looks like it has fixed anything.

Via:  XDA

Cheers xstahsie and Gorgio!

  • Guest

    how do we flash back to the original software.  hard reset wont do it I know

    • Guest

      Any help would be great.. Ever since I downloaded the new Radio I can’t pick up 4g 90% of the time now..

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000930969653 Kimberly Degener

    I dont understand why everyone is having so many problems with their thunderbolt.. I bought mine on release day.. and maybe half a month in, I rooted it (for superuser stuffs/apps) and I didnt load any roms, or run any updates or anything and Ive not had one single problem with my phone…? Im so confused, I guess the people with problems are the ones that arent rooted and did verizons update, or are rooted and flashed roms/etc… *shrug*

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VI3NZYOZ7QGTPO3WUJI4VKOHU George Lopez

      Not rooted here, and have a ton of apps and even Launcherpro on my Tbolt and i have not had 1 issue with it.

    • Guest

      Any help would be great.. Ever since I downloaded the new Radio I can’t pick up 4g 90% of the time now..

  • Jay

    Anyone here use Pandora? if so, my Pandora seems to be loading pretty slow when ever the song changes. I’m running Gingeritis with the previous MR2 leaked radio. Wondering if this radio will help with the loading on Pandora or if Pandora is just effin up. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/leezrok Lee DiNapoli

      yes, pandora is buggy for me on mr2

  • tomNasty

    Who wants a rooted TB $350 i’m done with this phone

    • Anonymous

      Cool! I would consider buying from you. I would fix it to make it work perfectly and give it to my wife or daughter.  I paid full price for mine so I don’t mind paying… but how about $275?  I think it would be fair to say that you are not happy with your phone and you think it sucks. So I think that would be a very fair price for a phone that sucks…. right? 

      • Anonymous

        Hello… where did you go? Do you really want to sell?

        • Rosalvo

          How about you contact me, and I’ll give you mine for the $275

          • Anonymous

            What’s the deal with yours?

          • Rosalvo

            Just really tired of all the problems it has.  Actually looking forward to getting a blackberry after so many years of being with android, but i’m really tired of all the horrible devices that manufacturers are coming up with.  

          • MJ73

            Trade ya for my BlackBerry Bold 9650 works perfectly!
            or I’d sell it for a reasonable price either way… $250 it’s barely even been used only had it a year, and 
            used it for a few hours.

            I have not tried the new radio yet, I have 0 issues with the current one on the Liquid GingerSense rom so…

    • Anonymous

      I’ll give you $199 for it.

  • The King Of Kars

    I cannot get mine to update downloaded placed on sd card. put in bootloader goes thru the process of uploading the update goes to the install and goes right back to bootloader.. what am i doing wrong?

    • storm34x

      Check the file size of the download. I had this problem the first time i flashed and the file was only like 33kb in size. i redownloaded and got a much larger file

      • Triple7vens

        Is this for rooted only?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tucker.brennan Tucker Brennan

    I flashed this radio and now I have no signal using CDMA or LTE.  Any thoughts?  Does anyone have a link to the Froyo radio?

    • Tekk654

      The same thing happened to me.  

    • http://twitter.com/labratNJ Labrat

      Are you running a GB ROM?  Sounds like not….. re-flash a Froyo radio here…
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1048128

    • Ouroborus2012

      Tucker, sometimes it takes a little bit for a freshly flashed radio to settle down… is it just saying 1x?

    • Anonymous

      Probably because MR2 is for Gingerbread roms or the new Froyo RUU that comes with it. Here is a link to all the radios out there..just choose the one you need. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1048128

  • Anonymous

    This is nice. I’m running Gingerbean Rom (latest release 4 from 6/6) and it is so nice. Guys this is one of the most under rated roms ever. Why is it that so far this is the only rom for the thunderbolt that is able to successfully run the aosp contacts, browser, and mms ? (Aside from cyanogen, which still needs some radio love)

    • Jeremy Gentry

      link to the rom? i’m using das bamf 2.0-5 beta but the amount of time it takes to charge my phone is pretty ridiculous. i get around 11 hours of battery with it, wish i was back to the das bamf 1.6 remix days where i was getting a steady 24 hours battery life…..

  • http://profiles.google.com/leezrok Lee DiNapoli

    my gps locks so quickly with mr2, i’ll wait until more ppl try this out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

    There should be a  *WARNING, DO NO FLASH THIS* after what happened last time people flashed experimental radios to their thunderbolts.

    • Anonymous

      What are you talking about? I hope you are not talking about the 1/50,000 who bricked due to unrelated issues?  There is nothing wrong with the MR2 radios.

      • Pistolpete665

        I’ve been on gingerremix and the first radio since week one and no problems I think there’s no need for any warnings

    • http://twitter.com/labratNJ Labrat

      Oh goodness….MR1 and 2 are 100% safe….

  • MOTOX

    Oh ok…. and @comineeyeaha:disqus im not rooted because i have a mac and i really don’t feel like doing all that coding stuff on adb and command that you do to root it…via: androidcentral.com…

    • Anonymous

      Ok, then nothing for you to worry about.

    • BillyT

      wow.  takes all of 20 minutes.  anyway – your call.

  • MOTOX

    Question: i just flashed the origional mr2 radio update…but after i flash this one, will i still get ota updates like for gingerbread?

    • Anonymous

      Not sure, but if you’ve done this already, you can probably do the gingerbread update the same way. You may even get it a little early. 

    • Anonymous

      Not sure, but if you’ve done this already, you can probably do the gingerbread update the same way. You may even get it a little early. 

    • Taxidriver5

      If you are rooted absolutely do not accept any ota update.

    • Anonymous

      Why would you repeat the same question?

      • MOTOX

        from below?….no one was answering XD

  • MOTOX

    Question: i just flashed the origional mr2 radio update…but after i flash this one, will i still get ota updates like for gingerbread?

  • MOTOX

    Question: i just flashed the origional mr2 radio update…but after i flash this one, will i still get ota updates like for gingerbread?

  • MOTOX

    No non-rooted user love? :(

    • Anonymous

      Here’s my take on this: if you’re willing to install a leak like this, why AREN’T you rooted?

      • Anonymous

        Some people are lazy and like to complain… lol

    • Anonymous

      Here’s my take on this: if you’re willing to install a leak like this, why AREN’T you rooted?

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2a7usxg

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been running it all morning. Some people over at XDA reported faster 3G speeds, but so far everything seems the same to me. Waiting until I’m out and about today to see if GPS is any better, which would make me cry tears of joy. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/dominiccronshaw Dominic Cronshaw

      I’m with ya and surprised at the lack of coverage and complaints about GPS reception on the TB.  My #1 complaint, no question.  I find it really bizarre that some folks have no issues and others (like me) take 3+ minutes, at best, to get a decent fix that often never gets down to within 10-15 yards as it should.   GPS status app – not helping.  Leaked 1.13.605.7 build with the “fix” – not helping.   Additional sad bit – old school MT3G locks like a champ in two seconds.  I can’t imagine that this is rocket science!

      • Anonymous

        That is strange, mine locks almost immediately most times. Sometimes it takes up to 10 seconds.

        • Flying Cat

          Mine takes a solid 5-6 minutes.  I have all three location services options checked off.  I’ve tried everything I can possibly think of.  I’ve searched boards high and low, I’ve downloaded the GPS status software.  What’s killer is that my Incredible locked instantly. 

          The TBolt seems to know approximately, where I am, but takes minutes for the “Searching for GPS” to go away.

          • Anonymous

            With you having tried everything I wish I could offer anything that would help… but I have no idea. Like mentioned above it’s strange that some people have no issues while others have plenty. 

            The only time I had problems was right at the beginning when they were having network issues. Back then it really sucked like you are saying. Makes me wonder if the network in some areas.

            Are you rooted and flashing roms?  

          • http://profiles.google.com/dominiccronshaw Dominic Cronshaw

            Rooted and on both VirusROM and DasBAMF, no joy.   Still, stock was the same for me on two units!  Going to fire up the CM7 build this weekend and cross my toes.  I can’t think it’s network related as my girlfriend’s VZ Blackberry locks on quickly.  I live in Washington DC and it does not matter where I am; in the ‘burbs 5-6 miles away, in the heart of the city or standing near the Washington Monument – all the same behavior.

          • Chnsawalex

            Ready for the kicker… when using hotspot and connecting with my itouch it knows the exact location but the phone doesn’t.

      • Anonymous

        mine was pretty bad and then i noticed i had turned off the Verizon Location in helps of hoping battery life… now anytime i need GPS it locks almost immediately.  Just a thought :)

        • Anonymous

          I haven’t ever turned on Verizon location. The only time it has ever locked on me has been on wifi, but thats kinda the point.

        • Anonymous

          I do not have Verizon location on.  I only have the gps and google location. Locks right away…

          At the moment I am on the original Froyo radio and it works just fine. But when I use MR2 it also works fine….

        • http://profiles.google.com/dominiccronshaw Dominic Cronshaw

          Yeah Biyobe: been there, done that.  All three (VZ, Standalone, Google) on or off – every combination tried and STILL – no joy.  Even got handset replaced a week after I got it back at launch, but no joy.  Quickly locks to a 10-12 block radius, but then just sits there…the blue circle of sadness.

      • Kinkong

        load the gingeritis rom, it fixed my lock from 5 minutes to almost instant

      • Anonymous

        UPDATE: MR2.5 has completely fixed my GPS. It now only takes about 5 seconds to lock. In case you’re wondering, yes, I did cry.

  • MOTOX

    Question: i just flashed the origional mr2 radio update…but after i flash this one, will i still get ota updates like for gingerbread?

    • Anonymous

      If you are rooted why would you even want to take an ota update? 

      When Gingerbread comes out you will have the option to install the rooted version the very same day by way of the developers. No need to worry, you will never miss out on anything. 

  • Yourissues

    Is this for all? Or only rooted.. doesn’t say..

    • Anonymous

      you prob need to be rooted.

      • Yourissues

        kind of thought so.. just want to check.. and is this like the last one where it whips everything or more update level?

        • Anonymous

          It’s just an update to the radio.

          • Anonymous

            Yes but are you even able to install any of the MR2 radio’s without installing the RUU that came with it? the first MR2 did not work with Froyo roms, you had to install the Froyo that came with it. The first MR2 could only be used with Gingerbread or the new Froyo. If you installed it with your stock Froyo you didn’t have internet connection.  At least this is what I thought.

          • Anonymous

            You are correct. If you’re still stock, this radio does nothing. You either have to run the RUU, or be on a leaked Froyo/GB ROM.

  • Anonymous

    Im chilling with MR2 everythings perfect.
    Kellex whats your daily phone? 

  • Todd

    Where is the Gingerbread love for the Thunderbolt?

    • Anonymous

      I have GB running on mine — its there. This is more so for the radio fix.

  • Alpatron5

    Is it for rooted or does matter.

    • Anonymous

      rooted only, it is not the signed one

    • Anonymous

      rooted only, it is not the signed one

  • StealthVoodoo

    “*Tip – An app called QuickBoot can get you right into the bootloader if you don’t know how.”

    If you don’t know how to get to the Bootloader, you probably shouldn’t be messing with leaked radios lol

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

      Or most custom ROMs have an option under restart after holding the power button to reboot into the bootloader.

  • Anonymous

    Running it now.. no issues at all.

    I have noticed that my standby battery power is much improved when 4G is on. It has gone from 94% to 91% in an hour. Normally I’d lose 10% an hour if I left 4G on.

    • Anonymous

      my phone is losing ~10% / hr with 4G on with the new radio. doesn’t seem to have improved from MR2 for me.

      • Anonymous

        i am getting a more consistent 4G connection from my house now where before it was more 3G with the occasional 4G thrown in to tease me.

        . . . of course, just as i’m typing this, my data connection changed to blank and then 1X ;-)