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HTC ThunderBolt and HTC Desire S to be updated to Android 4.0 by the end of this month

0. phoneArena 10 Aug 2012, 11:00 posted on

HTC has answered customers questions about the manufacturer's remaining Android 4.0 updates and stated that both the HTC ThunderBolt and the HTC Desire S will get their just desserts sometime before the end of this month...

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posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:10 3

1. johnriii (Posts: 220; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


somehow, I'm not really excited about this news. the Tbolt has been acting really weird since the last update, so I'm afraid of any other OTA update.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:14

2. N.Reynolds (Posts: 254; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


My TBolt is rooted with a custom ROM on it, will I need to bring it back to stock to get the ICS update when available?

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:19

3. ReallyEhly (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


I am almost positive that you would need to Mr. Reynolds.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:41

4. MikeG77 (Posts: 348; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


You will def need to unrooted and back to stock to get the OTA.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 12:03

6. sprockkets (Posts: 942; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Just wait for the xda people to get this rom to make it workable for rooted devices.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:03

11. N.Reynolds (Posts: 254; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


I will end up putting a custom ICS ROM on there but I want to get ICS right away so will go stock for a few days.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 20:40 1

15. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


No. Just wait and let people get the OTA and upload it, and then pretty much everyone will integrate the changes into their ROM the same day it comes out.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:41 1

5. MikeG77 (Posts: 348; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the Thunderbolts will get its update 1st week of Sept. Probably Sept 3rd or 4th.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 12:16

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i guess this includes the Droid Incredible 2 as well. o:

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 13:08

8. taz89 (Posts: 1948; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Thunderbolt and desire HD are essentially the same phone yet one gets ICS and the other doesn't.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 13:29 1

9. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 335; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I switched from the Thunderbolt to Bionic and I will scream if even the TBolt of all phones gets ICS before the Bionic.. >:O

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 15:31 2

12. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 244; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


HA...HA!!!

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 17:55 1

13. saspcguy (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


and I shall join that chorus of shrieking!

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 23:31 2

17. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Prepare to scream

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 13:01

24. johnriii (Posts: 220; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


that WOULD be bad if we got it before the Bionic. but still, kinda funny.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 14:21

10. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Y u no update desire HD

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 19:35

14. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I know. It has the exact same processor, gpu and ram as the desire s.. With WORSE specs in some departments eg ROM storage. Makes me angry when this happens.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 06:03 1

22. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)


root your phone :D

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 23:28

16. Mr_Carter2 (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I've had my eye on the htc droid incredible 4G LTE but if HTC doesn't update the thunderbolt to ics, they will never get my business again. I know the phone is old now, but when ICS first came out, the thunderbolt was only half a year old...

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 09:24

18. NateAdam8 (Posts: 130; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


The HtC 4G Slide is acting weird but not getting anymore updates

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 12:31

19. pittsburgharab (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 May 2010)


what version of sense does the thunderbolt have? does it have the lock screen with the ring? and if it doesnt will the ics update add that lock screen?

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 12:39

20. ReallyEhly (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


The Thunderbolt has HTC Sense 2.1 on it.

No, I believe HTC Sense 3.0 and higher have it as well as Android 4.0 and higher.

With this Ice Cream Sandwich update I hope to be updated to at least HTC Sense 3.0 as well :)

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 11:45

21. ahhxd717 (Posts: 302; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


It'll probably get Sense 3.6 with the update. So it'll get the lock screen with the ring.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 12:49

23. vincent95 (Posts: 17; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Hell yes, I've been waiting for this (:

Also, @pitsburgharab to answer your question, I'm a Thunderbolt owner, and no the Thunderbolt doesn't have the ring lock screen, it has the slide to unlock one. The ICS update will most likely come with an HTC Sense update. (:

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 10:07

25. jimmybo (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Well....here it is ...Sept. 1st and no ICS update.....Come on people...We'er waitind....LOL

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 12:49

26. johnriii (Posts: 220; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


and is ANYONE really surprized that the update isn't here yet? My Tbolt is fine (that's a relative term) the way it is. I've gotten used to the random reboots once or twice a month, and the subpar battery life. just leave well enough alone.

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