HTC ThunderBolt is being blessed with a future maintenance update

HTC ThunderBolt is being blessed with a future maintenance update
Long ago, well, earlier in the year to be more specific, the HTC ThunderBolt screamed onto the scene bringing forth Verizon’s newly established 4G LTE network to the masses – and what a great feeling that was! Since then, the now perceived mid-range smartphone ended up getting its dose of Gingerbread, but we bet that there are owners out there dreaming about Ice Cream Sandwich.

Well, they can probably continue to dream seeing that there are no exact details about that possibility, but in the meantime, it’s getting some love in the form of a future maintenance update. Of course, it’s not going to be considered as a substantial thing, though, it’s nonetheless something to look forward to.

Specifically, the anticipated 36MB update will bring the smartphone’s build number to 2.11.605.9. There might not be a whole lot of new features along for the ride, rather, it appears to mostly consist of bug fixes and enhancements, which are the common things we tend to find with most maintenance updates. Nevertheless, it’ll bring smiles to some people. Although it’s tagged as “coming soon,” it wouldn’t surprise us to see it roll out before the end of the year.

The software update consists of the following:

Device Features
  • Resolved issue with contact ringtones.
  • Improvements to notification volume.
  • Updated local streaming playback mechanism when network connection is not available.

Apps & Widgets
  • Updated Twitter API for Peep/FriendStream.
  • Clock app included in All App list.
  • Improvements in Exchange ActiveSync.

source: Verizon via PocketNow

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. dago

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

Got the update, downloading right now!

2. CapedCrusaderRobin

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 19, 2010

Installing as we speak!

3. i3izkit311

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

getting rid of this phone was one of the smartest things i've ever done.

4. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

dont 4get to buy a htc rezound battery for your thunderbolt it fits, manjy people still dont know that

5. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Lol at how you made it seem as though ics was a possibility then just crushed their dreams.

6. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

HTC...blah, i have a Rezound...& it is shall we say...unexciting. it's like if you've had've had them all. 1.5 dual core is ok but similar to what they have already put out there. i've given on HTC until they do something different from the ground up.

7. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

so in other words, crap. Thats ok, come end of next year I think I will end up grabbing something real special.

8. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Love how people diss on a game changing phone that was a first of its' kind.

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