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    rebooting during phone calls and while using my gps... this is a piece of crap. i was very content with my phone prior to this update, and now i want to throw it out of the window.
     

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    Mine rebooted while idle. It was in my holster on my hip. No phone calls or any other use of the phone for at least half hour before it rebooted.
     
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    I had 4-5 reboots yesterday, never had any prior to update.
     
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    any way to get 100% refund from Verizon for these phones? This is ridiculous, and the fact that they release an update with KNOWN reboot issues is just beyond acceptable.
     
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    Not my 1st android by far. All I am saying is that the device is Sharp, however it was designed to be so much better. Feel me. How long will it be before the notification is sent from Verizon, Do you think.
     
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    *shrug* Seems the same, to me. Biggest thing I see people talking about is the GPS issues and how the OTA fixed them, but I don't really use the GPS, so I wouldn't know. Haven't noticed any random reboots, but then again, my phone is in my pocket for most of the day, so for all I know, it could be rebooting when I'm not paying attention.

    When I first downloaded the OTA yesterday, I thought it improved the speed at which it picked up my data connection, as after it rebooted from the install, it picked up my 4G connection in a matter of seconds (usually takes a minute or two). Today, though, it took the typical 1-2 minutes, so I guess that was just a fluke.

    Biggest annoyance I've been having with the Thunderbolt is that, every now and then, it won't pick up 4G and defaults all the way down to 1X, unless I use the LTE OnOff app to force it into 3G. Only rebooting the phone seems to help. I'm *hoping* the OTA fixed this issue. I didn't encounter this problem at all when I turned on my phone this morning, but that's only one day's use. I'll have to wait and see how consistent it is this next week.
     
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    Just like its ridiculous you installed an update with a known issue.:rolleyes:
     
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    OK now that it has been a while, I have no issues. I am not sure I notice anything difference, since I didn't have any issues since launch. Thanks HTC!
     
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    Update is MANDATORY

    Meaning that even if you hold out, it will be forced onto your phone whether you like it or not.

    Not his fault that the update is possibly faulty. Even if he DID knowingly install faulty software, he has no choice in the matter.
     
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    I cannot see any changes. The phone worked fine before and after the update.
     
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    I've got to throw my hat in the ring with this reboot issue. My stock thunderbolt never did this before the ota update. It has done it twice tonight and numerous times since the update. As far as I can tell, there is no rhyme or reason as to when or why it is happening. Everything else seems to be operating the same or better though.
     
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    Well I did the update about 6 hours ago and I have not seen any difference. I wasn't aware that they finally released it. I went to the Verizon store since my phone was stuck on 1x and the rep said maybe the update would fix it. While the rep was playing with my phone another rep came over and joined in the conversation. He said that this was actually an old update and the new one was right behind this one. He said it would not do much but fix the 4g to 3 g switch and that the new update would have many more fixes. He was a Small business Verizon rep so I will give his words a little more weight then the first rep. Time will tell. My main concern is having a signal when I lose the 4g and hopefully not drop all the way down to 1x like the last 2 days.
     
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    Battery life with standard battery is still terrible!
     
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    Sounds about right man..
     
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    Possible fix for update issues:

    The update process is imperfect for major updates on all Android, leading to any number of odd problems.

    Many find these problems go away with a factory reset.

    In this first link below, I think I explain this (better than I did previously) what the cause of random problems are, where some suffer, some do not. It links from there to the Evo thread that gives as many strategies as possible to save and restore your stuff so you lose little to none from the reset. The Evo thread was proctored by me, but was a community/team effort to get this squared away for us Evo users.

    Since then, this advice has traveled far and wide on our forums with many positive results - so it's not just an Evo thing or HTC thing or even a Froyo thing.

    The worst thing that happens for you following our steps is that you get a good backup strategy in case the reset doesn't work and you get your replaced - not too shabby.

    You have to work around the Sprint-specific stuff, but I imagine you cats will see through that quickly.

    Sorry the instructions for backup are long - they're accommodating rooted and regular users and those who can afford to pay for backup apps as well as those that cannot. Just scan first, then read, so you'll see it a clear procedure with branching for your particular case - then it won't seem so long to read and adopt.

    The Facebook links are out of date - sorry, consult this forum for any FB info for the Bolt.

    Ignore the warning to avoid if not your phone - that was actually for Droid X users whose phones would brick until that all got resolved.

    This is really a staff favorite, guides, mods and even admin, so that's your recommendation right there. ;)

    Really hope this clarifies why to do this, and then helps.

    http://androidforums.com/fascinate-support-troubleshooting/323542-how-fix-froyo.html

    BTW - rooters actually do this often from their bootloaders or ROM Manager when swapping roms sometimes - this way is way more better (I meant to do that).

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    Conventional wisdom - if you're rooted, never accept an OTA update. You should be able turn that off in your settings under Updates. Look for your updated rooted stock rom at XDA.

    Your Thunderbolt rom and kernel master listing is here:

    The Official Thunderbolt ROMs and Kernels Listing (Updated 5/12/11 1:40 PM CST) - xda-developers

    Hope this helps, even if only a little!
     
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    all's well so far for me. seemed like better battery life today, though it's only one day
     
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    Had one random reboot yesterday and had not had another today until just now when I started reading this thread. I think VZW is spying on me. lol

    They seriously need to get a quick fix for this. I never had a random reboot before the update yesterday.
     
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    My phone restarted randomly once
     
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    Anyone give vzw a call regarding rebooting issue? What was the response?
     
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    I have. Several times. Every Technical support representative knew ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the phone rebooting at all. No, "yeah I heard that it was happening with the Thunderbolt." or the other standard reply, "I just looked in the system and this is the first time anyone's reported it as an issue."

    I've also gone to great lengths to call HTC and to call Verizon PCD which serves as the middleman between HTC and Verizon. Both of those companies in their respective tech support centers, gave me the same response as the Verizon tech support representative. The person I spoke with at HTC said very specifically NO ONE else had reported the issue and had checked the records several times.

    If you truly are having problems with your phone, please, call Verizon and HTC and explain to them that you are indeed having problems. The more that they know about this, the more they can address the issue.

    It's really great that there are places like this where everyone tries to help each other out with problems, but if that's all that happens, then the people responsible for manufacturing and support will never hear it.
     
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    I'm pretty pissed with this update. My TB was near perfect before it. Last night at work I had 4 random reboots and absolutely NO gps!!!! I tried everything including gps fix from the market, battery pull and making sure all the appropriate location boxes were checked. My gps worked flawlessly before, now....nothing!!! It is vital for my job. Will be calling later today to B!tch!
     
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    The only problems I've had since the ota are the OS lagging a bit randomly, and freezing on the conversations list for text messages. I can hit a persons name, and have to wait 2 minutes for it to do it thing
     
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    So far after the update, I've had one random reboot. Never did this before the update. On top of that, my Gps is also worse!! It will not lock on what so ever now. I also called VZW, they gave me the same crap.answer of "no one else has reported any of these problems". Now when I came to this thread and read off how people have called in saying the same thing. Also telling them that no one has called, all of a sudden she changed her story. Then said, oh no people have called in about the reboots, but nothing with the Gps. Just kept changing their story everytime. It's like they cant admit that they pushed out a bad update and have to blame it on something else
     
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    Rebooting - sometimes cured by reset, per my post above.
     
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