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Verizon Finally Approves Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Thunderbolt as Build 7.02.605.06

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You probably don’t believe this, but Verizon has approved Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Thunderbolt. After missing their self-imposed August deadline, the update is finally ready now that we are in January of 2013. The official build number is 7.02.605.06. Once updated, your phone will be running Android 4.0.4 with Sense 3.6.

Welcome to the club Thunderbolt owners, you poor abused souls.

In this update you’ll find lock screen notifications, a custom launch bar, easily create folders, multitask with ease, and more. It’s a major update from Gingerbread.

The update is 395MB in size. 

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  • Benmartin1974

    Id been pondering ordering a HTC Thunderbolt for a while. I read plenty of reviews and this one was great http://search4reviews.net/ , I received my package last month and am very happy. I Would highly recommend to anyone still unsure:

  • KCFann21

    Like the new update but I hate the lack of skin choices. Only 3! That’s a freakin joke. Worse, the main color on all of them is puck black!!

  • Joe

    Woke up this morning to the update. MUUUUUUUUUUCH better! About freaking time. Now to upgrade my phone to the galaxy S4 when it comes out. lol!

  • Badverizon

    I dont know what they did, something with the fonts, but I’m finding it so so hard to read web pages on the screen. It seems to not be re-sizing and font edges are blurry. I really gotta switch phones and find a carrier that doesnt force the upgrades on you. Arrgh very frustrating when you have problems with software they PUSH on you without consent.

    • jjjmmmhhh

      I’m having the same font problem but, overall, I’m quite pleased with the update.

  • TheDarkJaguar

    I unrooted my Thunderbolt, last night, and updated to ICS. It is like my phone went Super Saiyan because it is a new beast! Finally, things work right! Now, I need to find out if I can reroot it. If anyone has been able to root their TB after the OTA update, please reply with a link to the video/instructions that you used (I found the video that I used the first time, but I do not know if it still works now that my phone is updated…I don’t want to brick it).

  • Oogzy

    Awesome. My phone refuses to update to ics. I hate my thunderbolt so much.

  • Miles Loretta

    anyone able to update without a verizon contract? phone is off the network. thanks

  • Downloading…let’s see what breaks!

  • TONY!


  • the Dealer

    Downloading my OTA now!! finally!

  • ugh

    so uh, did this turn out to be a hoax? where’s the update?

    • cottonpunk

      It is coming out in phases….mine just updated today

  • Yep

    Stillllllllllllll waiting….

  • jjjmmmhhh

    Stilllllllllll waiting….

  • E Dziadowicz

    So where is it, My Thunderbolt says no upgrade available

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  • iNfAMOUS70702

    only thing i miss from my old tbolt is the kickstand

  • Syrio35

    Don’t know what I am missing but there is no update as far as I can see.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Observation- The date on the PDF shows 2012 on the bottom left. The PDF properties show the date modified and created 1-17-2013.

  • Mark Komarinski

    I upgraded to a GS3 two months ago (bought the tbolt the day it was released). Never getting HTC again, and I spent a lot of time debating if I wanted to remain with VZW.