New update for the HTC ThunderBolt is not Android 4.1

New update for the HTC ThunderBolt is not Android 4.1
When you heard that the HTC ThunderBolt was about to receive a software update, we're sure you hoped against hope that this was Android 4.1 coming, even though HTC already made it clear that the T-Bolt was all done with Ice Cream Sandwich. What is coming is and believe it or not, it actually has a changelist courtesy of Verizon.

According to Verizon, the update will bring HTC Watch, showing video titles available for purchase or viewing. Also, Amber Alerts are now visible and the text messaging app has been improved. The Microphone now works with the HAC enabled and the update adds improvements to Yahoo and Microsoft Exchange Email Connectivity. The whole shebang weighs in at 19.3MB which is about as lightweight as these things go.

The OTA update takes 2 to 3 minutes to download and 3 to 4 minutes to install. During the installation process you won't be able to make or take calls. If you own the HTC ThunderBolt, this might be your last hurrah, so enjoy it while you can.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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1. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

even though i don't have a HTC Thunderbolt, it's pretty darn bad. htc is great but they're sometimes like LG

2. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I disagree the thunderbolt was the best phone I ever had! and my sister is using it now and its still working great.. Wish I could say the same for my s3 I'm waiting for vzw to get another htc phone so I can warranty replace my s3 and sell it I'm pretty sure I got a dud but my screen broke on a fall off the couch lol either way I'm done with samsung ..

3. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

You have GOT to be kidding me. The HTC Thunderbolt is the biggest piece of garbage I've ever seen. How long is your battery life, 3-4 hours at most? The phone is slow as balls and its just a ginormous huge brick of a phone. However, it would be a great paperweight. Have you ever used any newer phone? How can you honestly say the Thunderbolt is a good phone? Are you blind?

4. zrated

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

he said "was" and you said "is". those are two different statements. but i agree that the thunderbolt was a great phone. i still have mine and it still works. it's beyond obsolete now, but i remember when it was top dog. never had a problem with it.

5. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

What zrated said and didn't you read the "my screen broke on a fall off the couch" about his Galaxy S3, i see his point, he rather have a "ginormous huge brick" than a phone that breaks that easily..

7. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Yup he obviously didn't read the comment.. My brother in law wants my s3 when i get a warranty replacement so then I'll get me a new phone full retail so I keep my data.. I also found that the thunderbolt got way better reception than my s3 but then again my s3 has problems so it might be mine specific but I read Sammy radios are rather weak!

6. LDC207X

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

HTC Seems to be upgrading some of there old phones. Just last week there was a update for my evo 3D, but no mention of it on PA. So maybe it was nothing important

8. vincent95

Posts: 17; Member since: May 19, 2012

Updated yesterday. My phone is working much better now. The stock text messaging app, which wasn't working for a little over a month after updating to ICS, is now working perfectly again, I've uninstalled Handcent SMS and Go SMS Pro and I'm back to using the stock app, which worked MUCH BETTER. (:

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