Another software update due for the HTC ThunderBolt soon?

Another software update due for the HTC ThunderBolt soon?
Even though the HTC ThunderBolt received its second software update last week (version 1.70.605.0), we've got word from one of our tipsters that another update may only be a couple weeks away.

The customer had contacted Verizon support via e-mail this week due to some issues with their ThunderBolt and was told about a new update that is due out soon. Some of the fixes are to include an issue with SMS/MMS messages going to the wrong contact, Gmail, and to resolve the pesky 4G data connection issue.

Unfortunately, no information was given if this update would also upgrade the phone to Gingerbread, or would still be Froyo. We'll keep you updated when we learn more.

Thanks to our tipster!

Related phones

  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.30h talk time)



1. AntonioCruz

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

All I want is Gingerbread :'(

2. idaman12000

Posts: 39; Member since: May 03, 2011

Gingerbread update please along with louder volume through speakerphone and earpiece. Better signal bars on phone and faster loading when phone is either turned on or restarted.

28. me unregistered

There is a setting for that. Fast boot

3. idaman12000

Posts: 39; Member since: May 03, 2011

One last thing for improvement is longer extended battery life

4. funny stuff unregistered

same shtuff was said about the g2x. "update could be happening very soon" this was said on the third of MAY. i wasnt holding my breath then and will continue to breath easy

5. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

problem after problem.. complete failire of a phone. should have never been released. i had six of the tb and when the 7th one started rebooted i told vw to send me a charge. motorola realized the bionic was not ready and the phone was sent back to production to fix all the errors. htc releases a phone with problems and then try to fix with constant otas over thr air updates

6. downbeat4

Posts: 94; Member since: Dec 03, 2010

Sucks that so many people are having issues. Mine has been nearly perfect...not as good as my Incredible, but I still have my original.

10. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Agreed. I still have my original.

21. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

thumbs up for both of you for not being the whiny complaining posters that plague this site.

24. ns unregistered

Mine works pretty good. Battery was too short but they sent me a replacement battery and I uninstalled task killer and now its not horrible. Other than battery life though mine's been great. In terms of long start up times...who cares, once a week when I shut my phone I have to wait a hoo. Even if it was once a day, how often do you really start up your phone that it makes such a difference.

7. JB unregistered

Personally I did not do the other software update - nor will I do this one. It was worth it, as all of the issues are not fixed, to keep the free mobile hotspot. The only thing that would be better than free mobile hotspot is Gingerbread.

8. dissapointed unregistered

This phone continues to become one of the worst phones i ever purchased, I shold of stuck with my original droid

9. rich unregistered

I also think it sucks people r having problems. I'm on my first and it has been nothin but great. Loved my incredible and I love my TB also. Maybe im just lucky

11. david hum unregistered

Wow.... good thing i didn't get the thunderbolt and got the incredible 2 instead. My droid incredible 2 actually has gingerbread and none of those pesky issues the thunderbolt has. :P

12. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

My lists of smartphones within the last year and a half or 2 years include: BB Pearl, 8330 Curve, 8530 Curve, Storm, Tour, Moto Droid 1, Palm Pixi, HTC Incredible, and finally the Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt blows every other phone out of the water in terms of ability.

16. koutrelakos

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

Had the Incredible a year, it was better than any Thunderbolt. It can't be blowing it outta the water when the battery can't last 7 hours on normal use. That's a computer, not a phone. Thanks for being a guinea pig.

17. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

If your only complaint is the battery life you're silly. First off, it's got a much larger screen, and secondly it has LTE so I knew damn well the battery life wouldn't be that great. And honestly the battery lasts me just as long or nearly as long as my incredible did.

13. HTC_Fan23 unregistered

I have had only 2 TB but its was due to my volume button not working. I love my phone and don't want anything else

14. shawndog1

Posts: 34; Member since: May 21, 2011

Me and my wife are on our originals with no issues .

15. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I had a thunderbolt and loved it but it had problems. Hopefully VZW fixes them. At least now i have an iphone and this phone is amazing.

18. ajk23az unregistered

If you want longer battery life, try an app called "2x Battery". When you turn your screen off, it automatically shuts off data connection and every 15 minutes, it will turn it on and gather the text messages and push notifications you would have received otherwise. Battery lasts all day for me!

19. shawndog1

Posts: 34; Member since: May 21, 2011

sounds good ill try it thanks .

23. haes unregistered

Nice article.Thanks for sharing. Project Management Services

25. dickenson

Posts: 8; Member since: May 03, 2009

I wonder why we have not had any news about HTC Inspire 4G and the Gungerbread update. The Infuse 4G is one of their most popular phone ever released.

26. spikeb unregistered

Just got of the phone with HTC the lady said gingerbread was out and when I said it wasn't she started talking about the weather. Lol quality costumer support right there

27. BoltofThunder unregistered

What's with all the complaining? I have had no problems with the phone? I got the first OTA, but it was my ignorance that got me out! XD I attempted to root, failed, but still had lower firmware, manually downloaded this update 2 days ago, and boom! It's an awesome phone, its just your expectations are outrageous.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.