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General Sound Off...When was your Thunderbolt produced?

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  1. sean76

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    Ok fellow Android lovers, let's all sound off as to when our beloved Thunderbolts were produced? You can find out by removing the battery cover, and inside the battery cover you should find a date. Also feel free to state any issues you may be having, concerning build quality, and software issues.

    Date mine was produced- 12/30/10

    Issues with my device-
    Power button has become recessed
    2 small specs of dust under screen
    Volume button not nearly perfect
    Stock Battery is unreliable
    Subpar call quality & Bluetooth volume is extremely low

    Even with these issues, I absolutely have come to love this device!
     

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    on/off button recessing just a bit...
     
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    1/9/11

    green dot on box - YES
     
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    People all over are now removing their battery covers ...
     
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    OP - can you possibly update your post for this suggestion? I was in BB land for years and one of the things we saw was when a device currently in production was updated at the factory or at VZW before being sold, the box had a little green dot sticker on it. Curious if everyone can indicate next to their mfg date if their box had a little green dot. Mine did, and I don't have any of your problems. Couple of my own, but anyhow.....

    Look for the green dot...
     
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    Yes mine has the little green sticker. And interestingly enough there looks to be 2 stickers with IMEI numbers, the newer one covering the older one.
    Hmmm?
     
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    Didn't even notice that - mine has a second sticker over the original one too. I can barely see the last bunch of digits in the software version on the old sticker underneath and it's different:

    Old sticker - (last bunch of digits)
    1.08.605.1

    new sticker -
    1.12.605.6

    Clearly they flashed new software and perhaps this is what caused the perceived delay?
     
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    I agree...flashing all those phones would most likely have something to do with the date being pushed back.
     
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    Where do you guys see this sticker at? On the black box it came in?
     
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    Yes, about 90% of the sticker is showing on the same panel as imei sticker. It's like they put on the dot barely on top of the old sticker, just on the edge, then put the new imei sticker on.
     
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    Unrelated, but wonder how many got bricked in the process of re-flashing thousands of devices.... Must have sucked for the bottom line to have to put that much time into what was thought to be a done deal...
     
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    I would guess not many, since they probably have a huge manufacturing table where they can plug in hundreds or thousands of devices and push the software.
     
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    True, but if they were all boxed up on crates and ready to go, it had to be the suck...lol
     
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    Agreed, that would still suck no matter how the flash happened. At least these boxes didn't come with tamper-proof seals or anything like that that would force them to discard the boxes and use new ones.
     
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    1/23 - no problems
     
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    Mine is like that also. I don't think they did a re flash I think the bar codes were bad so they had to re do them all. I would bet this was the reason for the launch delay.
     
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    Not sure about that - why would the sw version change then from the old sticker of 1.08.605.1 to the new one of 1.12.605.6? Phone information shows the new 1.12.605.6 in the Software number in settings - about phone. Maybe they had the boxes all made with stickers attached before actually loading the software? Anyhow, it's interesting that there is a replacement sticker at all. The green dot leads me to believe it was VZW, not HTC, since I've seen the green dots on verizon bb's as well. In fact, there were a few times where people wouldn't even buy a bb at vzw unless it had the green dot, knowing that the software had already been updated.
     
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    1/14/11
    white large sticker, green dot, white large sticker
    no problems
     
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    1/11/11 -no issues here

    My box has a green dot and a white dot right next to each other...
     
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    1/20/11 - No issues so far.
     
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    Lol...I'm lookin like the Lone Ranger with a TB produced in the last days of 2010.
     
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