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Leaked notice shows June 30th OTA update for HTC ThunderBolt bringing Gingerbread and more

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Leaked notice shows June 30th OTA update for HTC ThunderBolt bringing Gingerbread and more
A source called a "Verizon Insider" by Android and Me has provided two screenshots of a release notice for the HTC ThunderBolt. According to the notice, the LTE enabled handset is expected to receive an OTA update on June 30th that...get ready...will load up the phone with Android 2.3.4, which means gTalk support. Also included with the update is Skype video capabilities and a pre-installed Amazon AppStore.

This sounds like a dream come true for HTC ThunderBolt owners who have been watching and waiting as other handsets have been receiving Gingerbread. With the latest and greatest Android OS release soon to be under the hood, if the screenshot is for real, this could change the mind-set of the typical T-Bolt owner who had been wondering if they made the right decision to jump onboard Verizon's first 4G enabled handset.

Start the countdown. While the source did say that there could be some changes to the download, the June 30th date is allegedly firm. Of course, regardless of which Android phone you own, you have heard that song before. Hopefully, there will be no glitches.

source: AndroidandMe

This release notice says that the HTC ThunderBolt will be receiving a major update on June 30th
This release notice says that the HTC ThunderBolt will be receiving a major update on June 30th

This release notice says that the HTC ThunderBolt will be receiving a major update on June 30th


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posted on 18 Jun 2011, 11:09

1. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


I just rooted my Tbolt today thinkin I didn't wanna wait much longer to get gingerbread and now this comes through, hahah. Well either way better to be rooted and just keep getting awesome roms, that and this is supposed to not be that credible of a source. So we will see.

posted on 20 Jun 2011, 01:39

14. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


well I can't comment on the credible source, but i can on the screen print cause I seen it myself today.

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 14:06

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeehaw. If you are patient, good things will come to you. I am impressed with the relative speed with which Gingerbread is being pushed out to handsets.

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 14:25

3. Rich (unregistered)


i already have skype with video on my TBolt... i want gingerbread tho

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 14:47

4. tbolt83 (unregistered)


Its not real. I was excited this morning when i saw this. But the word is out. FAKE news.

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 15:13 1

5. Jad911911 (unregistered)


I'll believe it when I see it announced officially from Verizon and it is on my phone.

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 18:05

6. zomg (unregistered)


No fake ploz.

posted on 18 Jun 2011, 22:30

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


If any Verizon LTE phone needs the gingerbread update badly, it's the Droid Charge. My roommate has the phone and he bought his girlfriend the Thunderbolt. He has had nothing but issues with the phone, insane lagging. Even when he made it so he only has three homescreens and a basic wallpaper the phone lags like crazy. I had him use the instant kill on his Task Killer and it only showed afterwards that he had 70MBs of free memory left. My Droid X usually gets 140-160MBs of free memory after a instant kill on task killer. I tried out the Samsung Infuse, worked perfectly very fast and snappy.

The Thunderbolt also works very well too. The only problem with the Bolt is that it does NOT have a Gorilla Glass. His girlfriend dropped her Thunderbolt once, the screen cracked. I also had a Thunderbolt when it first came out and suffered the same fate. I bought it from Best Buy and had the black tie insurance on it. They gave me a brand new one a couple weeks after they "tried to repair the screen". Needless to say, I decided to sell the new phone as I did not want to experience this again.

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 08:34

9. chullen (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


I agree with you that the droid charge needs gingerbread. But you don't need a task killer on the phone it can all be done from setting screen under the applications tab under manage applications and under the running tab. Chose the program you want and force stop it to close the running program. I work in the Tech department for Verizon and it is not recommended to have a task killer. I have a droid charge and have no problems with my phone, I have all 7 homescreens and it is very fast and snappy with zero lag. If you roomate is having problems, I would go into verizon and have the phone looked at.

posted on 24 Jun 2011, 18:33

17. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


My Thunderbolt auto kills when I press the back button. I have also heard that Taskkillers on any Android 2.2 and higher is worst on the phone. Just my opion though.... :)

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 06:46

8. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Yeah this sounds like verizon just trying to get a little press since they have been plastered by so many carriers throughout the year with there WEAK profolio of smartphones. People on verizon are definately NOT geting the BANG FOR THE BUCK that's for sure

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 08:48 2

10. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


You're funny.

posted on 20 Jun 2011, 00:10 1

13. tuminatr (Posts: 693; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


I disagree the tbolt is very fast, close in speed to the upcoming dual core phone because it is 800 x600 res. and if you live where LTE is it is MUCH faster than the competitors networks. oh and don't forget there 4g plans are still unlimited not true of its competitors

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 09:18

11. StillStuckWithDroid (unregistered)


I wouldn't care if they were putting ice Cream Sandwich on it..... no HDMI out and mirror image.....wouldn't buy a TB

I agree though.....Verizon portfolio is very weak right now. Every phone has fatal flaws. I had hope for both the Charge or Revolution and they came up short.

I literally think Verizon reads these forums and their plan all along is to keep the top end stuff off the market till after tiered pricing.....knowing that so many are waiting to upgrade

If it is true that the Function will not be 4G then I am done and moving to a different carrier

posted on 20 Jun 2011, 11:46

16. Guess you didn't know... (unregistered)


Almost all HTCs support Video Out via an HTC tv out cable, complete with mirror mode.

posted on 19 Jun 2011, 10:51 1

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Now Im really piss off that my Atrix is the only phone left NOT TO RECIEVED GINGER BREAD. I still feel like I gott screwed again even though the Atrix came out first before the Thunderbolt. Looks like my cappy Atrix will never recieve GINGER BREAD. FK U MOTOROLA!

posted on 20 Jun 2011, 10:33

15. krauser1 (unregistered)


There are too many errors in that advertisement for it to be an official Verizon advertisement. I think someone used the May 13 update advertisement and edited it using Adobe Acrobat (or some other program). If you look at the top graphic you will notice that the program that this was being viewed on has been blacked out and then at the bottom graphic, the code number at the bottom right corner of the ad has also been blacked out.

Not to mention there are spelling errors: "Extentions" , "Enchanced"....

posted on 30 Jun 2011, 08:00

18. CEHLS10 (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


As of this moment (Thursday, June 30, 2011 9:00 a.m.), I have not received my OTA update.

posted on 30 Jun 2011, 09:06

19. i3izkit311 (unregistered)


June 30 is here - no update available... saw moto delayed their gingerbread release... maybe (with no surprise) HTC did as well...

posted on 30 Jun 2011, 21:59

20. thunderbolt 37086 (unregistered)


Still no update. June 30 .2011 @ 22:00 and still no update.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 16:17

21. mike (unregistered)


Well its july 1st at 5pm on the east coast usa. No updates on my thunderbolt. What gives. I want my random reboots gone.

posted on 03 Jul 2011, 14:18

22. T-Rex (unregistered)


Well I seen a few posts on the net and it appears the update is due mid July.... Who really knows, pretty sad for support

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