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HTC Thunderbolt Update 2.11.605.9 is Ready, Minor Bug Fixes Included

Still rockin’ the HTC Thunderbolt? An update for it has been approved by Verizon that should improve issues with contact ringtones, notification volume, and local streaming playback. The Twitter API for Peep has also been updated, the clock app will now show up in your app list, and Exchange ActiveSync will see improvements. It’s not Ice Cream Sandwich or anything major, but hey, who doesn’t love a good update?

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  • Kimani Lauren

    My phone has been acting like it’s on crack ever since this update. It erases playlists from my music gallery. It duplicates my contacts 3 & 4 times over. It sets whatever sounds it feels like as my ringtones. Not happy with this at all.

  • fchamp89

    I don’t know why I got excited and thought the update was ICS. -________- it wasn’t. Hopefully thunderbolts get the ICS update.

  • Tired of TB

    Did the update and now mobile network turns itself off.

    • dear phone-please work

      im having the same problem…

  • Marty

    what is the bast way to root thunderbolt with new update

  • Marty

    How can I root it with the new update?

  • David

    Looks like this update removed Carrier IQ. Just checked the detector app and its gone now.

    • Mike

      It was never there, troll.

  • Anonymous

    This update has broken my Easytether app. It no longer works. I’ve installed it and still nothing. I wouldn’t update. Honestly I don’t see any operational difference since it.

  • Thegame6903

    I never got the gingerbread update yet my fiance did, I tried everything from battery pulls to
    Wiping the phone and no go, my phone is also stock, what can I do? Someone please help, anyone
    Have the ota zip file? PLEASE HELP ME! THANKS!

    • Tswonger84

      Email HTC, they will send u a link to do it manually, I just did it 2 days ago…..

  • Nanllyn

    I have the Thunderbolt with no roms or anything.  I’m thinking of getting CM7 but have never put a rom on a phone.  I just want a phone that works.
    Anyway, one of my problems with the phone is the battery life, the ring tones weren’t ringing correctly (but I see they fixed that with this update) and for some reason my mp3 album covers are so screwed up.  They are correct on my computer but as soon as I put them on my phone they are 75% wrong. So I wiped the phone and copied everything again.  No luck.  I used Google Music and the stock music player.  They are messed up.  Since I have winamp pro on my computer thought I would give it a try on the phone, still messed up.  So it has to be something with the phone and not the software or the tags.  As the tags are correct on my computer and MY Sync on my Ford.
    Anyone else having the problem?  Any solutions?

  • Steve DeBellis

    Rolling out now. I am able to pull it from the Software Update menu.

  • LionStone

    Just received this update, it’s 36mb file. All is well.

  • Alex9483

    I have an update!   36.152MB
    I’m assuming this is it.  Stock TB in Chicago.

    • Alex9483

      Yup,  2.11.605.9
      Downloading now.

    • Thegame6903

      I have a non rooted thunderbolt and NEVER got the gingerbread update
      I tried everything and could never get it, even tried wiping the phone.
      Now as far as this update I never got it also, HELP PLEASE! what can I do
      To get the update? Anyone have the ota zip file?

  • Anonymous

    Nice to see the TB still getting support

  • Anonymous

    For those of you not in the know. I highly recommend the OEM Rezound battery. Verizon had it the last few weeks for $20. Fits the Thunderbolt and I am getting 30-40% better battery life. With of course VirusRom’s Eternity with Sense 3.5 with the Dark Horse theme. Still loving my Bolt!! Galaxy who?? 

    • lvlorpheus

      i just picked ip the Rezoind battery for $20 and the otterbox defender for $30 at my local store an hour ago. I think it is thinner than the 2750 mAh battery that i just took out of it and it is protected now.

  • Bawboh

    It is rolling out now? I just upgraded to the G-Nex, but my girlfriend still has her Thunderbolt and would like her ringtones to work correctly again.

    • Bawboh

      I meant “Is it” not “It is”.

  • Rich

    Also, no update as of yet, even with the Settings-Software Update-Check New

  • Rich

    Hope they fix the damn you-tube issue…

    • LionStone

      Can you describe the damn you-tube issue?

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully my Exchange calendar will start syncing again…

  • Anonymous

    BAMF is a godsend, but my wife still won’t let me root hers, so she may be excited by this :-)

  • Havoc70

    I will wait to see if this update actually fixes things or just ends up breaking more, dont trust VZ or HTC with their lame updates

    • Rich

      I agree, and to note DO NOT CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE because they will just flip-flop responsibility to one another and give you a run-a-round…

      Just to point out, any thing wrong with the phone software wise or hardware, It is indeed HTC’s responsibility and this comes from Google themselves… HTC has licens to use their software and as such, they have to fix or maintian it epecially when they use skins or update it…

  • Mike

    Does it fix the issue of the clock app and the system time going out of sync?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Pomacat David Poma

    ICS is coming via Liquid

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1386061282 Kristian Tzokanow

      Alpha 4 if I stand corrected?

  • Balls

    “Still rockin’ the Thunderbolt?”  Seriously?  The phone is 9 months old.  Of course I’m still “rockin’ the thunderbolt”. 

    Eventually after two weeks you will be asking “Still rockin’ the Droid 12?”

    • Anonymous

      Ditto! Battery life has been mitigated pretty nicely via custom ROMs, kernels, and having a spare $2 battery or two from ebay (which will give me an extra 6-9 hours of use) handy.  With the initial reports I’m seeing on battery life from the G-Nex I’ve reconsidered upgrading.  I REALLY enjoy my Thunderbolt with Team BAMF’s Skyraider Zeus ROM…there isn’t a single thing I would change about the phone although I’m of course envious of ICS as a whole.  And I’m sure that ROM is around the corner :)

      • Anonymous

        I just turned LTE off on my Thunderbolt entirely, and haven’t noticed it once.  Battery life went from 12 to 48 hours like that.

        • Q2t0

          How do you turn off LTE?

          • Ryan

            Free app on the marketplace called, “LTE OnOff.”

          • Anonymous

            Not necessary.  It can be done from the settings.

          • Anonymous

            Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Network Mode

            Change from “LTE/CDMA” to “CDMA Only”

    • Anonymous

      I read that first line and thought the exact same thing

    • Anonymous

      Is a bit of a silly question… though you really dont hear much about phone anymore

  • David Henry

    I can’t believe there are people who still use the Tbolt without using a mod. Waiting for the even the most minor of updates was infuriating. Go Team BAMF!!

    • Michael Forte

      Yeah I don’t see how anyone could use the stock software on the Thunderbolt. When I had one I was using Team BAMF’s ROMs for a while, and eventually switched over to CM7. It just goes to show you that if your phone has developer support, it can be made a lot better.

      • Anonymous

        No support, they did something so my tethering app doesn’t work now. My easy tether app has worked flawlessly for months, and now after the update, its broken. Thanks Verizon.

        • LionStone

          Yep, its called Tether Guard…turn on Mobile Hotspot and check running services in applications.

  • Anonymous

    I still don’t have my gnex. my upgrade is 1/17/12 and they won’t let me upgrade… I might call customer service and get those morons to give me a 30 day early upgrade.

    • Draco Bunbury

      They did my early upgrade but i had to speak with 4 people but finally i got it good luck

      • Anonymous

        ugh. I don’t really feel like doing that. how long was each phone call?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Christopher.Raymond.Brown Chris Brown

    Whenever my Galaxy Nexus gets here (apparently in transit right now!) someone will be upgrading to my current Thunderbolt. So they’ll be happy, at least! Any word if the Thunderbolt will ever get ICS, though? Knowing how long it took to get GB, I won’t hold my breath….

    • Michael Forte

      It’s CAPABLE of ICS, but for some reason I feel that the Thunderbolt, Charge, and Revolution will not be receiving updates to ICS. It’s a shame because the Thunderbolt being the oldest phone of the three, is only 9 months old. So much for that 18 month plan of supporting devices, right?

      • http://www.facebook.com/Christopher.Raymond.Brown Chris Brown

        It would be awesome if one day it did get it officially.

        • Anonymous

          it will get it…the day before the next nexus launches with jelly bean or whatever they call the next version.

          • http://www.facebook.com/Christopher.Raymond.Brown Chris Brown

            I think it would be more likely the day after…

    • Anonymous

      did you pay full price?

      • http://www.facebook.com/Christopher.Raymond.Brown Chris Brown

        I was able to convince my sister that she wanted to give me her upgrade :)

        • Anonymous

          oh. hah. I got mine on launch day… they won’t let me upgrade until 1/17/12… I am about to call customer service… bahaha

          • http://www.facebook.com/Christopher.Raymond.Brown Chris Brown

            Ordered mine at 1 a.m., waiting for it to get here still though….

          • Anonymous

            1/17? It didn’t launch until March.

          • Eric Shelley

            you only had to wait 10 months for upgrade on a 1 yr contract

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

    Any word on when the update will roll out?

    • Lyddanes

      Any info on update for rooted users

  • Anonymous

    It’s disgusting that it took them this long to fix some of these problems. I’ve got my GNex and I am never looking back.

    • Pooper

      And your GNex will be out dated in six months.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Christopher.Raymond.Brown Chris Brown

        I’m hoping that with Google being in charge of updates, I’ll get a decent amount of time with updates….well decent meaning slightly longer than most other devices.

    • Michael Forte

      The G-Nex has its fair share of problems too; low volume, weak signal (even after the 4.0.2 update), battery life, etc. Every new phone has problems, so don’t think the G-Nex is the perfect phone. But I forgot, it’s a Nexus so it has to be the best phone ever…

      • Anonymous

        If you read his comment he didn’t say the nexus had no problems he said since its a nexus it won’t take 9 months for a tiny update. Nice try though. smh

        • LionStone

          He didn’t say that either…he whined that it took a long time to fix some problems and that he’s got a Nexus now. It’s kind of a given here that the Nexus will be updated frequently, but given that, it’s still has some issues that people still have to deal with. 

          • Anonymous

            Difference is that the Nexus has been out for less than 2 days. And you’re damn right I ‘whined’ about these problems that have taken HTC 9 months to fix. 

          • LionStone

            Man…I hope you don’t find something to whine about with your new phone, hope you enjoy it.