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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

  • Q


  • 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.

  • Rob Black

    Still waiting for Incredible 2 update?!?!?!?!?!!?

  • Tbolt’s were awesome phones 3 years ago.

  • Syrio35

    Did they pull the update? Checking for new updates brings up zilch.

  • Michael Lewis

    And Xperia play owners are falling even farther behind…

  • Hatyrei

    how about HTC INC2?

  • Bionic

    Who the hell has a thunderbolt still?

    • Chris

      Who the hell has a Bionic still? Oh the people who are stuck in a 2 year contract. 😛 I’m stuck with my DINC 2 until around October.

      • Exactly I don’t get why people are coming on here commenting if they DONT have a Thunderbolt or just want to leave comments like that, lol sh*t not all of us can afford a phone at $500+ full price to keep our Unlimited Data… it’s been a Verizon Strongarm.

        • JoshGroff

          You can get a used Rezound, G-Nex, or Bionic for around 200 now, and actually were able to for quite a while. T-bolts still sell around 100-ish. I don’t see why one wouldn’t upgrade. I buy my subsidized phone whenever and upgrade whenever I see a new phone (not brand new, I usually wait for the price to drop a bit) I want and wouldn’t cost much to upgrade.

  • Geoff Atteberry

    So basically, Verizon held back this update until 75% of the people who own a Thunderbolt had already moved on to a new phone. Nice Verizon.

  • Shaggy723

    This is just bad comedy…

  • BigFonz

    Has anyone actually been able to pull this yet? I’ve been trying for a while now. Or do I hav to wait for the OTA?

  • kebwer

    Lol wtf did I just read…?

  • Ben

    Tbolt was first phone that had simultaneous voice and data for me. I carried 3 batteries to deal with the issue. Now it is a media server. VZW grandfathered unlimited data to my Razr Maxx because i had the Tbolt. I have no regrets….it just didn’t keep up. Btw…Iphony 5 can’t do simultaneous voice and data!

  • tomNasty

    Nobody even has this phone anymore!!!!

  • jacob pomrenke

    i ditched my thunderbolt yesterday…..

  • Anthony G.

    I am actually really happy about this. Thank Verizon and HTC for this because they need to feel that this was worth it for them to continue to update older phones.

  • Jim McClain

    You mean someone is still using that thing?

  • drummer609

    how do u download it? im trying the normal “check new software” way and it
    cant find it

    • JoshGroff

      It’s an OTA roll out, it may still take a week + to hit all devices. I wonder if anyone grabbed the RUU for the update and posted it up.

  • Manny

    Wow..buying a thunderbolt at full price was probably the worst electronic purchase I’ve ever made.Does any body still own one of these

  • DailyRunner

    Too late for me. After my experience with the Thunderbolt, I will never own another HTC product. I purchased a Galxy S III a couple weeks ago an love the phone. No more having to plugin to charge at noon! The S III actually makes it through the day.

  • reggie1225


  • Joey Niolet

    I’ve still got mine. I pretty much just use it as a remote for my google TV and to check FB and twitter while my GNex is charging. This should be fun to play with

  • motta2003

    Eff VZ & HTC (said as I caress my G Nex).

  • Brent

    Really? Like this news should make me feel appreciated, maybe warm and fuzzy? Too little too late. I have moved on, and all other thunderbolt owners should as well. Verizon and HTC have showed us no respect.

    • Chris

      Definitely not HTC’s fault. To my knowledge they had this ready long ago. Look at the Samsung Droid Charge, and how long it took the Bionic? Even look at the Galaxy Nexus and how it doesn’t have 4.2 on Verizon but Sprint just got it. Blame Verizon, but it’s definitely not HTC.

  • As someone who is stuck with my thunderbolt for a little longer…I hate you HTC

  • i agree with everyone that it has taken way too long, but i hate samsung more because of the droid charge. newer than the thunderbolt and not getting it. but im glad for those still with the thunderbolt.

  • There is hope for the Incredible 2… now that my 20 months is almost up.

    • Skippy2000

      Exactly…thanks fer nuthin! Buh bye HTC, HELLO Razr M!

  • Rodeojones000


  • Man everyone who can’t believe people are still using these want to give someone who is a new and better phone lol.

  • Trevor

    That’s awesome they just got ICS! But at the same time, that is so sad they just got ICS. Wow

  • DR Frankenstein

    ITS ALIVVVVEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • how do i get “word prdiction and spellcheck” to stop running on htc thunderbolt 4.0.4?

  • jeesung

    it’s obviously a hoax since they’re saying they’ve removed some bloat.

    “Verizon Apps, Blockbuster, Rhapsody, Verizon Video and Mobile IM app have been removed.”

    • it’s not a hoax Verizon closed down there App store and ALL devices will see there bloatware disappear come end of March

  • This version of Sense looks like some weird bastard child in-between of GB and ICS. So confused…

  • Chris

    Nowe for the Droid Incredible 2, Which i’m stuck with until like October.

  • coolsilver

    All I can hope is this lasts me until an Moto X Phone comes

  • chris125

    Well this is a good thing for the 5 or so people who still own the phone.

  • coolsilver

    ICE CREAM !!!!

  • Too late. Bought gsm gnexus paying 100/month for 2 lines unlimited hspa 1k mins unlimited texts . compared to 175/month same deal. Left Verizon for this reason, good riddance.

    • Shaggy723

      Exactly. People need to wake up.

    • KleenDroid

      $175? Wow… They were raking you over the coals. I pay $200 per month for 5 lines with unlimited data on each including insurance on all of them. I got the deal where you only pay $10 per line for unlimited that they had here on DL a year or so ago.

      I might be looking elsewhere though if they make me pay full price for 5 phones to keep my unlimited.

  • reggie1225

    I’m calling fake. You can see the pixels. Also everyone knows ICS doesn’t exist for the Blunderbolt. Stop trying to trick me. You’re after my lucky charms. LALALALALALA *plugs ears*

  • imns

    “when you rely on verizon wireless, you know you are getting the cutting-edge devices and technology…”

    If I was drinking something, I would have spit it out after reading that.

  • Joe Isaacson

    Oh thank you so much Verizon! I celebrated by buying a nexus 4 the other day so you can count another customer lost to your horrible excuse for an update schedule. Your poster is an insult too saying cutting edge device and technology! The Thunderbolt and ICS update are both outdated and not cutting edge. Nice false advertisement

  • Daniel Aceves

    people still own thunderbolts?

  • bolted to gs3

    Too bad I got a gs3 now sorry HTC

  • Bigwavedave25

    Nice. I read the title and chucked. Good for the tank!

  • Koosh808

    So…. the Droid Incredible 2… is next… right… RIGHT!!?

  • Verizon + HTC updates are pathetic. Up next “Droid DNA set to receive 4.2 in Q2 2014”

  • Wow…will this make the resale value of this POS any better? I’ll take the update but this phone is being replaced with the SG III

  • nightscout13

    So 6 people get the update?

  • Glad I have a rooted GNex, Currently running the latest build of Cyanogen, you can always count on the developer community to stay up to date better than Verizon.

  • Tinker27

    Too late…..got my Note 2 a couple of weeks ago

  • Tom Z

    I guess I will have to move my SIM card over and give it a try.

  • Tom Z

    It’s really kind of funny. I wonder how many people still have fully working Thunderbolts that can use this.

    • Mine’s been working fine since i put a Rezound battery in it. I’m trying to hold out for the Motorola X phone

      • coolsilver


  • Jeff Miller

    waited long enough on this…..

  • April Fools?

    • Diablo81588

      January fools.

  • Fresh

    What is the point?! Seriously… don’t they have like 45 other things they could be investing their time in?

    • I guess the point would be to upgrade us from Gingerbread since it came out, to ICS that they promised us Thunderbolt users months ago, ICS has been out over a year now, if they would invest their time in not lying to customers, the would have already been spending their time on other things.

  • Tech Pro

    Finally, another one of few things HTC beats Samsung in addition to 1080p screen. Samsung Droid Charge will never get official ICS.

    Verizon probably think HTC is crazy and do not want to do this at all. Because it does not make any business sense. Why gives people reazon not to buy a new phone. Finally, HTC bugs Verizon enough for Verizon to give in and release.

    I still have my almost 2 years old TB as mobile device at home after getting RAZR MAXX. I used it as home phone through Google voice with WIFI only and check out nba gametime, ebay and craiglist. 1 full charge will last 3 days.

    • Chris

      Finally, someone who understands it’s not HTC’s fault!

      • Yeah no doubt, I can see why people might if they aren’t into tech stuff or rooting, but it’s almost no excuse to not know it’s Verizons fault, after all that ICS leak came out months ago. SMH Verizon!

    • dpc2962

      perhaps the reason it moved is the new M7. If like you said, HTC bugged VZ to release it, maybe it was leverage. Why else would VZ release it without the bloat?

  • Is this out now?

  • Terry

    Unbelievable! I see Dinc 2 owners, (if you’re still using them) are left out in the cold again. Well, after all, it is the middle of winter, not August……

    • David Dudovitz

      I’ve already moved on to the DNA.

      • Hezinhemet

        Glutton for punishment?

        • Having bought a DNA earlier in the week, I can reliably say that’s it’s a MUCH better phone than the Incredible 2 (which wasn’t terrible by an means).

          • bleeew

            I have the dna. The battery lasts really long and its really smooth.

  • Sqube

    Verizon, seriously… f*ck you. You should feel bad for this.

  • Randy Luna

    about time. let’s celebrate everyone.

  • Where’d I put my thunderbolt… *looks around* uh… I think i gave it away? Oh well

  • Detonation

    I guess this gives hope to Galaxy Nexus users that they will eventually get 4.2….at the end of this year.

    • Verizon stopped selling GNex… i doubt you ever see another update

      • KleenDroid

        Do they still sell the Thunderbolt?

  • jose

    Too Late VERIZON !!!! I have already moved on. This was my first Android tied to you and it was also my last. I have regretted buying it with a 2 year contract every single day. I am now using Nexus 4 on StraightTalk and never been happier.

  • Detonation

    I’ll bet that this update was more than likely ready in August, but Verizon held it back so Thunderbolt owners would hit their upgrade period and just buy a new phone instead.

    • hkklife

      Good theory and I agree completely. TB came out in March 2011 so yeah, Nov-Dec 2012 was when the initial TB adopters became eligible for renewal.
      Dragging their feet on the TB ICS also probably helped get a bunch of unlimited data users into tiered plans as well. Remember, the Bionic was the first LTE device that launched after the introduction of tiered data. The Charge, TB and Revolution all snuck in under the old unlimited plans.

      Adding insult to injury that TW and Sense, unlike Blur, require an active SIM card/service/cellular signal to pull an update. So the handful of people with TBs using them on wi-fi only media players or VOIP handsets cannot even pull the update easily.

      • dozy

        blur on my bionic required active sim card/service/etc to upgrade from GB to ICS.

    • Exactly!! That and lose their Unlimited Data plans! VZN Tweeted me a couple weeks ago “Sir, you can just pay FULL PRICE and keep Unlimited Data…” Who should have to pay full price especially after the way VZN has treated T-bolt owners.

    • TylerChappell

      I am in fact, one of those people, lol. But also, the vol+ on my Thunderbolt stopped working, if it wasn’t for that, I may have held out a little bit longer, but I couldnt resist the temptation of JB, S4 pro, 1080p screen, new camera, and 2GB of RAM.

  • MichaelFranz

    Damn wish I never got rid of mine for a Galaxy nexus, and then a Galaxy S3…..


  • Justin

    How soon will this be available for download?

    • Tilden

      Just got off the phone with Verizon technical support, who indicated upgrade push will begin on February 1. Users may begin manual upgrade on February 10 or 11.

  • omfg..

  • i have mine sitting right next to me with a cracked screen… glad i have my galaxy Nexus now… might have to boot it up to see how ICS feels on it…

    • Jeff Miller

      check ebay, you can replace it easily for under $35 with LCD already attached.

  • Octotron

    Wow.. with this upgrade you guys might be able to enjoy a taste of 2011 for like.. 5 or 6 whole hours before the battery goes dead. Awesome!

  • JoshGroff

    Build number isn’t that much different from the leak that happened last August.

    • jeesung

      well it’s 4.0.4 vs. 4.0.3 for the leak and baseband numbers are much different.

  • MikeCiggy

    This should allow me to disable all of the bloatware on my dad Tbolt that he complains about all the time. Thank god.

    • MikeCiggy

      Correction it looks like in the changelog many have already been removed. HOLY CRAP!

      • LionStone

        Yea, nobody talks about how they REMOVED bloatware! 🙂

  • Bowen9284

    Stories like this make me glad I left Verizon for prepaid.

  • KleenDroid

    This is great news! My wife has my old Thunderbolt and I still know a few others with it.

  • belsonc

    Due to other reasons, I switched off from my TB to a Charge, but never upgraded the OS on the TB the last time. I was holding onto it, in part, just to see what it would do when faced with two major OS upgrades… (And I’m using a DNA now and absolutely loving it, even root.)

  • ddevito

    Thunderbolt owners, welcome to 2011.

  • Michael Quinlan

    Verizon continues to insult their customers, but they keep coming back for more.

    • 4n1m4L

      Not me. Solavei here I come

  • Cody Stamps

    I’m shocked they removed the crap apps.

    • They may have had no choice. The system partition might be too small for ICS and all the crap apps on top of it. I know the GTablet users ran into this problem when going to ICS.

      • coolsilver

        I had the ICS leak on my phone for ages and recently switched back to GB cause data drops got too annoying. Anyway… the system partition still had some space left.

        • hkklife

          HTC has long used the excuse of “inadequate flash space” (sometimes legitimate but usually due to Sense’s bloat) as a reson not to upgrade older handsets’ OS. The Desire HD debacle still sticks in my mind.

          • bleeew

            The Desire HD really had no space left. To get ICS roms you would have to erase stuff.

  • Hopefully now the source for the ICS kernel will be released, and they can use the ICS kernel to port JB to it.

    And I know this phone is going on 2 years old, but its still a good, capable 4G phone if you can get it used. Hell, its $90 on cowboom right now. I got one for my mom and its plenty for her.

    • John Malin

      I don’t see why it couldn’t run it. THere are some great ICS builds already, and if source is released it’ll make them better.

      The smasung fascinate (with much less specs) has cm10

    • They have to release the source, they have 90 days after release to do so.

  • John

    Wow, now that just about everyone moved on to a better phone. HTC and Verizon is not a match made in heaven. Last of the mohicans on updates. I had to move on. Especially when my contract was going to end. I guess I can still load it on the TB and play with it or get rid of it.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Looking out my office window for the four horsemen coming from the west…..

    Honestly didn’t think this would happen in my lifetime.

  • Destroythanet

    Hated my TBolt as a phone, but it’s a pretty good wifi hotspot.

  • Mike

    Maybe they’ll update the bionic now too

    • coolsilver

      Bionic already got ICS.

  • Yep

    No New Software Update Available

    -My TBolt just now

  • Rolo P

    Atleast this got remembered… Didnt suffer the horrible death of the red headed step child Droid X2. Still have mine, but in paper weight form now o.O

    • hkklife

      The Moto Devour, Samsung Continuum, Droid X2, Droid Pro, Droid 3, Xperia Play and the horrible LTE launch triumverate (Charge, TB, Revolution) all need to go down in the VZW hall of shame. Did I leave anything out? Oh, don’t forget the Galaxy Tab 7.7 as the token tablet entry.

      • Andrew P

        Incredible 2
        forever forgotten

        We have a 90% working CM10, PACROM, MIUI v4, etc though
        Nonetheless, no official updates

        • Mike

          Inc2 update is still coming according to HTC. It shares guts with the Tbolt so it should be following shortly behind it. Honestly Inc2 is a great phone. Thunderbolt without glitches, and without 4G and without the awful battery life.

          In other news, if anyone’s been in the midwest, hell has in fact, frozen over. So this update isn’t surprising.

          • ERIC REED

            I’m in Columbus and it is now approaching single digits after being in the sixties the last two days…this is nuts!!!

  • SkullOne

    Honestly, I’m surprised they even bothered. Gotta give Verizon some credit for at least pushing ICS to the TBolt. However, this late in game after the devices release most have already upgraded or are due an upgrade in the next few months.

    Mine will rot with 2.3.4 on it. Now if Verizon would only update the wife’s RAZR to JB and actually push 4.2.1 for the GNex. I could use new radios. 😉

  • jakemyster84

    Did hell just freeze over?

    • Chris

      It must have froze over, since they remover some bloatware as well o_O

  • LionStone

    Haha bitches! Love it! 2 full os upgrades!

    • 2 OS upgrades…. when the phone came out it had FroYo…. well after GingerBread was released. Should have always had GB and got ICS a year ago, and we should now be getting JB

      • LionStone

        Should, would, could…regardless…it’s getting it’s second major upgrade and yet people still complain, even those WITH the phone still. There was so much smack talk about this phone and HTC and their updates, well, the haters are eating a big slice of cheese right now 🙂

  • dapbmonkey4u

    Best late than never but want kernel source released NAOH PLEASE!

  • breadable

    Dusting the T bolt off for the upgrade now. Man, I missed the kickstand

    • kickstand ftw! i actually got a case with a kickstand for my new phone because i couldn’t go without it

  • smtxom

    So my TB is rooted and has TeamBAMF ICS ROM right now and my battery barely lasts 12hours. It’s even the extended battery. If I update OTA I will loose root right? I just gotta reroot it I guess after update? I just want my wifi tether back. The other apps I could care less about. I love liquid smooth ICS but I can’t go without my camera or bluetooth.

    • KleenDroid

      Just wait and install a rooted version. Much easier.

  • I have a Droid Charge that will likely never see ICS and it started selling after the Thunderbolt.

    • Danrarbc

      It won’t, because TouchWiz + ICS wouldn’t fit on Galaxy S handsets.

  • bloopersz

    TB’s ICS update was delayed for so long probably because of VZW strict policies, just like what they’re doing now with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus…

  • bakdroid

    Great! No one cares! Now where is JellyBean for the Razr and Bionic?

  • moelsen8

    Anybody still have one of these? Alright, on to the next post.

    • Yeah there’s quite a few that have had to stick with the Thunderbolt that can’t afford to spend extra money to upgrade seeing how most of us have Unlimited Data still on the T-bolt and don’t want to pay $600 for a new phone just to keep Unlimited Data.

      • moelsen8

        I really was just joking since it’s 2 years old now, but I didn’t actually consider that. Good point.

  • Too late…Already jumped 3 months ago to a Galaxy Nexus…and to even hold out that long was ridiculous enough.


      You must love terrible battery life, those two phones ate it up!!

      • Josh Flowers

        haha, Thunderbolt–yes. my GSM nexus gets 21 hours on a charge. the Thunderbolt should have required a larger battery from the get-go at POS

        • ERIC REED

          I had the LTE version of the Gnex, and the battery life was just horrible. Glad to hear the GSM side was better. Also had the Thunderbolt, man we were duped on that one!!

          • Shaggy723

            Verizon has a history of duping people and ruining seemingly awesome phones.

      • Alexander H

        Verizon GNex actually lasts about half as long (less with more screen time….wow that gnex battery chart is a steep cliff) as the Thunderbolt extended battery. Somehow the TB was a “oo, low battery, i’ll charge later” phone, and 15% warning meant that it could be charged once home (made it through day with 15% at 10am! with mega power save settings. GNex….maybe an hour? The gnex screen is awful for battery, and it just doesn’t know how to sip…

  • Ken Bosse

    Wowwwwwwwwwww, finally.

  • Only a year and 4 months after ICS was released!


  • Thomas

    ICS ??? What’s that ?..lol ;). Seems like sooo long ago.

    • Justin Winker

      Too bad this update’s about a year and a quarter behind my Nexus xD

  • 4.2.1baby


    – sent from my gnex

  • Crickets….

    • Bob


      • 4n1m4L

        I remember when I broke this story. Like a year ago?

        • Thomas

          You obviously haven’t been watching The Droid Life Show, especially last nights fine episode. 😉

      • 1bad69z28

        LOL Know we have a Tim A Tato new phrase “Weak Sauce” That’s exactly what Verizon is on this post!!!!!

        I guess my GNex wont get 4.2.1 or the other updates till sometime in 2014 LOL Way to show persistence Verizon We knew you could do it LMAO!!!!!!

        • michael arazan

          I’m guessing they either cancelled updating the Nexus all together or are just going to wait till KeyLime comes out.

  • mustbepbs


    Hopefully it doesn’t break anything. Boy would that be bittersweet.

    • my thoughts exactly. the TB wasn’t that bad of a phone, but was really let down by vzw

      • 5h1f7

        Oh, no, it’s a terrible phone. (I should know, still using it.) I’m hoping this makes it better.

        • ha – fair enough. i admit i moved on, but the last couple OTAs weren’t bad, and Thundershed rocked. I was usually able to go a whole day on a charge

          • Chris Hollenbeck

            I turned mine into a bedside alarm clock and mp3 player after I upgraded to the S3. Works great with a Bluetooth speaker.

          • ToddAwesome

            the whole day? are we talking about the Thunderbolt? no freakin’ way.

          • Yep, you can get a full day out of the Thunderbolt, at least me owning one since May 2011, and being rooted since June ’11 i’ve been able to

          • Alexander H

            I typically got 2 full days with it (extended battery), sometimes into day 3, record was into day 5 with light use and good signal.

          • Greg

            I agree with you Mr.E. With Thundershed I loved my thunderbolt. It was a good phone and to have LTE was awesome! I think the only problem with it was VZW software. I should also note that I bought the phone used for $100 and only had it for 6 months before I got the Razr HD.

        • I’m still using it too and installing AOSP ROM completely transformed it and into pretty good phone. Sense, on the other hand…

      • 5h1f7

        Not a bad phone, a terrible one.(I should know, I’m still using it.) Hopefully this makes it better.

      • DB Evans

        Other than battery life, I never had a problem with my Thunderbolt. Others complained of random reboots, etc … but I never saw any of those claimed problems.

        Still, without adequate battery power, it seriously limited the usability. Games drained the battery fast, as did any video calls. I always kept mine tethered to a power cord at work and on a dock at home, so that it would have the juice it needed. But, that negated the whole “mobile” concept of having a cell phone.

        I do blame Verizon for the delay – HTC is pretty decent with upgrades when not restricted by a carrier. But the laughable battery size was a fundamental design flaw that HTC has a bad habit of frequently repeating.

    • John

      It can’t be any worse than it is now 😉