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Finally, the HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread Update Appears to be Ready as Build 2.11.605.3

I’m not sure what to even say at this point, but HTC seems to be on track to hit their self-imposed September update for the Thunderbolt.  The Gingerbread support document has gone live on Verizon’s site, which is usually a pretty good sign that we are just days away from rollout.  As build 2.11.605.3 and weighing in at 146MB, this update includes a brand new dock and set of widgets, icons, and screens – things we weren’t exactly expecting (Sense 3.5?).  Update:  Ignore the “Dock Icons” section of the document. Verizon pulled that from a Moto Gingerbread update and has no idea what they are talking about.

To check for the update, head into:  Menu>Settings>Software update and “Check new.”

More info.  

And if you don’t feel like waiting for this build to become available to pull, then you can manually update with an RUU that leaked over the weekend.  Just know that this will wipe your phone completely clean, when the OTA update will actually keep everything in tact.

Instructions:

1.  Download this file and rename it to PG05IMG.zip. (via Android Police)
2.  Drop the file onto the root of your SD card, meaning it is not in a folder.
3.  Power down your device.
4.  Hold Volume Down + Power to boot into the bootloader.  (Quick boot from the market also works)
5.  Your phone should recognize the file. Follow the on-screen instructions.
6.  Once everything finishes, choose the option to reboot.  Enjoy!

Cheers David!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=55712305 Lee Sandy

    Did anyone have problems with the radio? I cannot connect to 4glte with my TBolt. I am going to try the app called LTE On/Off….but did anyone else have problems? Do I just need to wait for 4g to “boot up”? As I was uploading this AndriodPolice (400mb) file onto  my phone, I noted that my radio number was: r1.48.09.06w_1…is this a correct file or not? 

  • Tylerlovestech

    DO YOU HAVE TO ROOT YOUR PHONE?

  • Goodfella8585

    google talk works perfect and i use google voice for voicemail so this is a SCORE

  • Colin Crum

    the RUU says 2.11.605.2??? add says 605.3… which is it?

  • Justin B

    Still hasn’t fixed company directory for me… Works on CM7 just fine though

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001058325379 TheTotal Creation

    Teambamf has fixed the voicemail notification issue with the thunderbolt gingerbread.  

    They have step by step instructions how to root and install custom roms.  They made it super easy, even for an idiot like me.   They release fixes and patches all the time that are also simple to install and they are very very helpful with any questions you have.  Blows crappy HTC and verizon support out of the water.  
    http://teambamf.net/showthread.php/1713-GB-2.11.605.0-Sense3.0-BAMF-Forever-1.0.6

    • Greg G

      sounds great but really I don’t want to root my phone.  It would be nice to have vm notifications without rooting, otherwise what’s the point of waiting for “OFFICIAL RELEASE SOFTWARE”?  Thanks for the info. though.

  • Biffsbiz

    What about hotspot? I haven’t updated to the last update because it would have removed this unlimited free capability. Does the Gingerbread also remove this capability? Or will it leave it alone on my phone. And if not, is Gingerbread worth giving it up for?

  • http://twitter.com/Hawkm Alex C

    No new Sense. :( I was wishing for HTCSense.com capability….