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New HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread Builds Released for Non-Rooted and Rooted Users

We’ll start this off by saying that this is NOT the final Gingerbread build that your HTC Thunderbolt will receive from Verizon whenever it gets approved.  This is technically an “official” build from HTC and Verizon, but again, is not THE build you will see when they start rolling out 2.3.  What I’m trying to tell you, is that if you load this, there is also a chance that you could be stuck with it for good (non-rooted users of course).  That make sense?

If you are interested though, our buddy Chingy has made version 2.07.605.0 available for both non-rooted and rooted users to test drive.  Actually, “test drive” is a bad word since this is no longer a test build and is the closest thing we’ve seen to a final release.  I know that both the Incredible and Incredible 2 received 2.3 before it, but at least we’re finally getting close.

Download links can be found over at the Mik Mik. (You’ll have to register, sorry.)

Via:  RootzWiki

Cheers Steve!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1350640870 Amal Shah

    Is there any way to get rid of the gingerbread update after i’ve upgraded? I’ve tried the factory data wipe, but it didnt work…help please!

  • Ashah414

    How do i go back to 2.2 after i upgraded?

  • Alg94

    Is anybody’s camera not working after pitting this on? Mine won’t even start up

  • Droidchevere

    So if I flashed the first leak that stopped the rebooting without needing to be rooted what should I do to make sure I can get the Official update when its ready ?

  • Brent Richards

    I gotta tell ya, prior to finally rooting my TB two days ago, I was losing interest quickly and looking towards the purchase of another device. However, after taking the plunge and flashing BAMF-Sense3.0-RC4.9, I have a newly found love and appreciation for my device. :)

  • Oscar011187

    Link Is Not Working

  • Anonymous

    anybody know how this is working on the non-rooted version of the phone?

  • Anonymous

    A rooted, modified one. Root itself does nothing.

  • Anonymous

    Whooooo bring on the trolls that will get mad cuz the Thunderbolt is the Droid 1 of 4G phones

  • Ewhyte12

    Does the camera work with this build?

    • The Observer

      Do voicemail notifications work? They haven’t worked with any of the previous GB leaks.

  • MOTOX

    I decided i didn’t feel like rooting my thunderbolt on a mac… and i want to try the new update for non-rooted users but is there anyway to back up my stuff? Im not rooted i know about software for rooted but id rather not…

  • MOTOX

    Just making sure like last times: when i flash this everything gets erased right? 
    Also is there anyway to back up my stuff for a non-rooted user…never felt like rooting with my mac. Not that into it…

    • Guest

      You gotta learn somehow…use Mybackup to back up all your stuff, just don’t back up your system settings under data because that can mess up your phone after your root it. You have the options on MyBackup just select everything except System Settings under data. Easy program and it works on non-rooted phones and I personally think its better then Titanium Backup.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get the stuck with it nonsense, why can’t you run the RUU and switch to any “official” version from HTC, much like the typical ADB rooting instructions have you downgrade anyway… ???

  • Guttatae22

    I don’t care nothin else about this phone I’m just waiting for the HTC vigor my update is ready on my account and Imma sell this phone so basically its a win win situation for me

  • Anonymous

    just read the threads on chingys site and rootzwiki…seems like everyone lost root access after flashing the rooted version

    • Phil Austin

      agreed, i lost it.  had to revert back to 2.2.  thank the lord for backups.

      i will say that i’ve never seen a phone boot so fast as it did with the gingerbread rom installed.  holy balls.

  • Anonymous

    i prefer cyanogenmod 7 1.6.1 running GB 2.3.5…screw sense -_- AOSP for me

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555794297 PeePaw Zegalia

      checxk out droidth30rys roms. they are on xda

  • Anonymous

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/Bid1st

    NOW 100% WORKING

  • Matthew Hilliard

    This may be one of the most confusing posts that i’ve read on here. Can someone explain what is meant by “if you load this, there is also a chance that you could be stuck with it for good (non-rooted users of course).”? Will the official update not come down to non-root users if they load this?

    • Anonymous

      if you are not rooted and you load this you will not get future updates over the air

      • Matthew Hilliard

        So the best way to load this is root and flash it. 

  • Anonymous

    I’ve doing some research but I cant seem to find the “one click root” for Mac users… can you guys help me?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555794297 PeePaw Zegalia

      yeah step one is to throw out your garbage mac lol

      • Maxxmentum

        lol not nice ROFL

      • t.o

        Don’t hate on mac just cuz u don’t have one

      • Anonymous

        Funny man if you dont know how to root in a Mac then STFU!!!!!

        lol

    • http://twitter.com/tarund TarunD

      I’m not sure where you were searching but Droid-Life did post info about an updated rooting method, a collaboration of unrevoked and AlphaRev. You can get all the info and instructions here – http://revolutionary.io/

      enjoy…

    • Anonymous
  • http://profiles.google.com/ewhitak Eric Whitaker

    Now that this release is out the dev community can go crazy. All the GB builds have been alright but nothing rock solid yet.

    • Anonymous

      Have you tried Bamf 4.9?

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully it includes a better radio too.

    • Anonymous

      You can download the radio. Running it now on bamf 4.9. I’m not noticing a major difference, but I wasn’t having problems before either.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ewhitak Eric Whitaker

    Finally.

  • Maisonpulaski

    Rioting may ensue after they lose root privileges- but I meant to use the word “root”& not “riot”

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  • Maisonpulaski

    You should have mentioned that at the moment the rioted version is broken- as in no riot access. You may have some angry readers on your hand if they flash this.

    • Adam Elghor

      lol its root not riot

      • Maisonpulaski

        Yeah. I posted a correction- I thought. But really I did not I guess.

    • Anonymous

      Which one did you flash?

  • Interstellarmind

    “What I’m trying to tell you, is that if you load this, there is also a chance that you could be stuck with it for good (non-rooted users of course).  That make sense?”

    no. can someone explain?

    • WormDoes

      Up until recently the GB OTA from HTC wasn’t rootable. I believe Alpharevoked has solved that and GB can be rooted now

      • Anonymous

        …also, when the final release is sent OTA, you will likely not be able to pull it when everyone else does, if at all, sense your phone will think you already have it.

  • Rich

    Man forget HTC and their broken promises… Forget update killer Sense skin… Forget this old 2.3.3 GB update seeing how Gb 2.3.4 which I need is more current and has been released for months now, so there should be no reason not to get it…

    Forget all phones with shitty skins which cause us pain, and the lack of updates…

    • http://twitter.com/BHagey1 Brandon Hagey

      Sense 3.0 is pretty badass i prefer it over ANY skin or ASOP

      • Anonymous

        i have used a couple gingerbread roms with sense 3.0 and they were always laggy. i really like sense 2.5 anyway

        • http://twitter.com/BHagey1 Brandon Hagey

          Depends how overloaded ur phone is. i noticed when i put more apps on the phone it causes some bottle necking but i have no lag issues anymore.

        • Anonymous

          With a fresh install I have no lag whatsoever.

        • http://twitter.com/kujayhawks77 Michael Radcliffe

          Some of that laggy feeling is due to hardware constraints. The Inc2 also experiences this with certain widgets/features. It has to do with the 3D 10s that was designed for the Pyramid 

      • Anonymous

        The Sense 3 lockscreen is great unless you don’t use the stock messaging or mail apps.

        • Awesome

          Hey toughguy, you can change the shortcuts on the Sense 3.0 lock screen to any apps you want to use.

          • Anonymous

            Interesting. The ROM I was running with Sense 3.0 did not allow that.

          • t.o

            Use bamf 4.9 best sense 3.0 ROM I have used

    • Anonymous

      Thunderbolt isn’t getting 2.3.3, it’s going straight to 2.3.4. You might need to check your facts…

  • Anonymous

    Over/Under on the Bionic public release vs. Tbolt Official 2.3 Gingerbread?

    • Anonymous

      Good one :)

  • Kguuurl

    I’m quitting the Thunderbolt.

    • http://www.facebook.com/JosephWoodward33 Joe Woodward

      why quit it? it is awesome I am running a gingerbread ROM with Sense 3.0 and I love it!

      • Tonyr0802

        Which ROM are you running that has GB/Sense 3.0?

        • Anonymous

          I’m running Chingy’s Gingeritis 3D, its great.

          • http://twitter.com/BHagey1 Brandon Hagey

            BAMF RC 4.9, Skyraider rom are both fantastic as well. I personally dont like Gingeritis.

          • Anonymous

            and Skyraider Zeus Rom is freaking awesome IMO its alot more stable that BAMF RC 4.9 but thats just me

          • Maxxmentum

            does the cam work on with SKyraider?  When I went to GB my cam started stuterings, so went back to froyo

        • http://twitter.com/HenriDevious Henri Devious

          UberBAMF ftw..

        • Anonymous

          We’ve been running 3.0 roms for some time now.

          Das Bamf 3.0 version 4.9 is very nice.

          Uber Bamf has bits of everything …

          I’m surprised people don’t realize all the great stuff out there for the thunderbolt.

          • HydroRadio

            Yeah, I’m loving the Bamf 4.9! Finally a rom where everything (as far as I can tell) actually works

        • Anonymous

          We’ve been running 3.0 roms for some time now.

          Das Bamf 3.0 version 4.9 is very nice.

          Uber Bamf has bits of everything …

          I’m surprised people don’t realize all the great stuff out there for the thunderbolt.

      • http://twitter.com/cpuangel cpuangel

        What ROM?

      • Maxxmentum

        any camera stutering on your GB TB?

  • Murphy

    Better than nothing.

  • Anonymous

    tried to register but it kept messing up. im going to wait until someone roots the actual official one when it drops. my stock rooted thunderbolt still works awesome

    • Anonymous

      Yes it does! 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555794297 PeePaw Zegalia

        no it doesnt lol. not compared to a rooted one. period

        • Anonymous

          read closer. mine is the stock rom but rooted. i have the newest update rooted

  • Anonymous

    nice i have a thunderbolt… sure hoping i wont brick it

    • Anonymous

      There are plenty of Gingerbread ROMs out there that won’t brick your device. Most of them don’t help with the rebooting issue, though, which is why I went back to a Froyo ROM with the MR2 radio and I’ve been 13 days without a reboot.

      • Jothen2002

        Yeah every phone seems to have a slightly different experience. I was having a few reboots a week ek on average. I rooted and flashed das bamf 4.9 and have not had one single reboot since. That rom is a gingerbread 3.0 sense. I will say that my radio seemed to work better on my OG. my friend tells me that is hard ware and not software though. Motorola just has better radio than HTC

      • archie

        I’m on Ginger3dth3ory v6.1 (2.3.4, sense 2.1) never once had a reboot :)