CM7 for HTC Thunderbolt Gets Update, Looking More Stable Every Day

The CM7 build for the Thunderbolt that slayher has quietly been working on hit v0.6 yesterday and we wanted to point out how far it has come.  From its early pre-alpha stage, many of you were a little hesitant to go with it, and rightfully so – the warnings were pasted all over that original post.  Since then though, our very own MrPicolas has grown quite fond of it and even made it his daily driver.  He mentioned that some people are having to toggle their 3G and 4G from time to time, but he hasn’t had to at all.  And let me tell you, for a guy that uses his device for everything and rarely touches a computer, a ROM better be good for him to stick with it for a long time.  Pretty good sign right there.


Doesn’t work:  Slow GPS (although Picolas hasn’t had any troubles), mic on video is broken (might be fixed actually), possible data/voice bugs.

Does work:  Everything else.

*The original Thunderbolt radio is recommended.  And I’m actually not even sure if the new radio will work.  So I highly recommend you flash back to the original radio if you plan on running this.

Load it up as you would any other ROM.

Full support can be found at this RootzWiki thread.

Full MR2 Update Leaks for HTC Thunderbolt, Fix Those Reboot Problems Now

Earlier in the week we received the new radio for the Thunderbolt which will accompany the MR2 update that is scheduled to be released by Verizon in the next couple of weeks.  And when we say “MR2,” we’re talking about the update that will fix all of the random reboot problems that many of you have experienced after taking the MR1 update from a few weeks back.  Today though (thanks to Chingy and TeamAndIRC), we have the full MR2 RUU for non-rooted users to run and a set of ROMs based off of it for those with root to flash.

We’re still waiting on an official changelog from Verizon, but as you can see from the screenshot above, they have finally included the ability to turn off 4G without having to load up a separate app.   (more…)

HTC Thunderbolt MR2 Radio Update Leaked, Should Fix Reboot Issues

Well, a new radio has been released for the HTC Thunderbolt (thanks chingy51o!) that should fix many of the reboot issues previously experienced.  From we’re being told, this is the “MR2″ update that could be out for devices in the very near future to fix a variety of things.  There is one major thing to note here and that is the fact that the leakers are recommending that no one running Froyo attempt to flash this file.  Apparently this radio only works on Gingerbread (except CM7).

If you are running Gingerbread on your Tbolt though, you can grab the file below and see what new goodness this radio has to offer.


1.  Download this file and rename it to  [MD5:  4072b5954bf0032103b62c5ae69cb13e]
2.  Drop on the root of your SD card.
3.  Load the file from HBOOT.

*Note - The full RUU of MR2 is apparently on the way.  We’re thinking this will be the love that Froyo users are looking for.  Stay tuned…

*Note 2 - Reason this radio will only work on Gingerbread ROMs (via humungus):

The leaked radio for the new Froyo OTA uses the new RIL, which was previously incorporated into the GB leak but not in the older Froyo releases. Thus, it works on the current GB roms but not on Froyo roms.

Full support can be found at this XDA thread.

Cheers Steve!

Thunderbolts Running Leaked Gingerbread Turning Into Bricks? Might Want to Consider Reverting Back to Froyo

Forget about the random reboot issues on the HTC Thunderbolt for a minute, we may have something that needs your immediate attention.  While we have yet to see or hear about this from our readers, there are enough reports of Tbolts turning up as bricks after running the leaked Gingerbread over at XDA that a warning has been released by @TeamAndIRC.

What exactly is happening?  Well, we’re not sure, but phones out of no where will just start endless bootlooping – leaving you without the ability to even load up a recovery or revert back.  Anyone running one of the leaked GB ROMs (not including CM7 alpha) with the new radio should think about reverting back to Froyo.   (more…)

Sense 3.0 ROMs Popping Up for HTC Incredible and Thunderbolt (Updated)

When the HTC EVO 3D was announced as running Sense 3.0, there were a few of us with Thunderbolts and Incredibles that were possibly a little jealous.  That new lock screen was just too sexy to not envy, plus we love that the notification bar has built-in toggles for WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.  Well, guess what?  Some of our fine friends in the ROM game have already popped out fully-working Sense 3.0 Gingerbread ports for you to try out.  Actually, I shouldn’t say “try out” since almost everything seems to be working on them and would easily hold up as your daily driver.




1.  Download the ROM that fits your device and drop it on your SD card.
2.  Boot into Clockwork Recovery and backup your current settings.
3.  Then perform a factory reset/full wipe.
4.  Load up the .zip of the ROM that you downloaded above.
5.  Enjoy!

Cheers Nicholas!

Netflix Hacked to Work on HTC Thunderbolt

Now before we get too far into this post, we should point out that this will not work for the majority of Thunderbolt owners.  There are a couple of qualifications you must meet before you can even attempt this:

1.  You have to be rooted.
2.  You have to be running the leaked Gingerbread or a GB ROM.

So if you met both of those, then let’s jump into this.   (more…)

Download: Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) for the HTC Thunderbolt

The leaked Gingerbread test build for the HTC Thunderbolt has already been zipped up and is ready for rooted users to flash.  We’re hearing that the camera may be busted, but the rest of it should all work.  It’ll upgrade you to Android 2.3.4 which is fun and all, but for the first time that I can recall on an HTC device, will upgrade the version of Sense to 2.1.  All credit to @TeamAndIRC!   (more…)

Monday Poll: What HTC Thunderbolt ROM are you using?

When the HTC Thunderbolt was first released we talked a lot about rooting it, but once some custom ROMs starting popping up, we sort of backed off until we heard from readers on their favorites.  We were also waiting to see which ROMs were popping up as the most popular and with the most support before we started pimpin’ any of them.  Well, it’s time we start pinging some of our brave rooted and ROM’d readers to see which Thunderbolt ROM is fulfilling their needs.  Is it Das BAMF?  Liquid Thundersense?  Let us know!

What HTC Thunderbolt ROM are you using?

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