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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wjstoney, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. wjstoney

    wjstoney Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I e-mailed HTC this morning ,asked when this update is going to take place?
    They told me they had no Idea,they will let me know...WTF?!!..
    don't get me wrong,I like the Thunderbolt,it reboot like maybe
    3 times a week,not too bad,but sill,...my son got the update on his
    Facinate,and I like it,...I told HTC..I spent a lot of money on this phone
    And want this rebooting to stop,I don't wanna root,and I don't wanna do a reset
    What the hell they waiting for,....I want give the Thunderbolt up
    Excellent phone,...would be more excellent with gingerbread,..get on the ball HTC!!


  2. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    You can do the MR2 leaked update that will fix the reboot issue. might not be GB but it fixes the problem.
  3. nateap87

    nateap87 Android Enthusiast

    Why do people ways quote the op when they're the second person?
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  4. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Bad habit. Got a problem with it? :rolleyes:
  5. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Well-Known Member

    I'm glad you posted this. HTC will see this one post and give us the update we've all been asking for


    In other news, I'm loving the hell out of my phone and gb will only serve as the cherry on top because if i had serious deal breaking problems, after the 30 day return window my dissatisfaction is my fault since i could've bought a perfect bug free phone. Btw...which one is that?
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  6. I spoke with a rep yesterday from HTC, and he confirmed that an update is coming in mid July, but it is NOT going to Gingerbread. It's going to be a simple software fix. Sorry folks.
  7. DJ_10

    DJ_10 Well-Known Member

    They also confirmed the TB would launch February 14th. I wouldn't listen to them. And unless im mistaken. The fixes come from Verizon. And since HTC already released GB it's up to VZ to get it to our devices once they add bloat and etc.
  8. qingshan

    qingshan Lurker

    I really like the phone but gb is last years news and Ice cream is now being talked about. I am getting annoyed with both HTC and Verizon. Why does Sprint have 2 gb phones out and Verizon has not upgraded it's flagship phone?

    Don't have to beg - have 2 lines I can take today
  9. Shel

    Shel Well-Known Member

    It is annoying... :D
  10. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast

    This is going to be the update that turns off the Free Mobile Hotspot... GB OTA won't be here until September
  11. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Yeah I think the GB update won't come until HTC figures out what is causing the reboot issue exactly. They won't release another update before then because it could cause the problem to get worse. By then everyone will have rooted and we may have experimental ice cream sandwich roms out
  12. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Android Enthusiast

    Please. They know whats causing it and already have a fix. When they leaked the MR 2.5 radio I believe that was the fix because every since I rooted and changed the radio I havent had a reboot issue since.
  13. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Android Enthusiast

    I also don't think HTC is the problem. I think its verizon. All the other HTC devices are being updated.
  14. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Well I've been using the MR2.5 radio for a few weeks and still have 3-5 reboots a week so while it may have fixed it for you it hasn't completely fixed it for everyone. I may try downloading it again and re-flashing to see if that helps.
  15. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Android Enthusiast

    Really thats weird. Mine stopped. I haven't had a reboot since installing the new radio. Also a couple other people I know that upgraded their radio stopped with the reboots too. Anyway all Im saying is I went from 7 reboots a day to 0
  16. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    I'll download and reflash the 2.5 radio again. Maybe that will resolve the issue for me. I've also been getting connection issues recently so maybe the one I got was named wrong or something. If that really does resolve the issue I can't imagine why VZW/HTC would not release an OTA, even if it wasn't GB, just to resolve reboot issues.

    Do you know of a way to check MD5 hash sums on the phone itself?
  17. DoctorZaius68

    DoctorZaius68 Well-Known Member

    Astro File manager allows you check MD5 sums - long press on on your Rom and hit details on the menu. It works on the free version you can download from the Market.
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  18. WuBoy

    WuBoy Well-Known Member

    I just want them to release a fix for the GPS. If I could get that, I'd be perfectly content with the phone as is. Google Navigation is one of the best features of the phone IMO and it's close to useless because of the GPS problem.
  19. JnEricsonx

    JnEricsonx Android Enthusiast

    I just want more speaker volume and Netflix.
  20. Pretkomel

    Pretkomel Well-Known Member

    I just want another phone. :)
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  21. WhenForever

    WhenForever Newbie

  22. DJ_10

    DJ_10 Well-Known Member

    Im not too frustrated. My phone works fine. But i know one thing. Ice Cream Sandwhich better come to our TB and it better be amazing. Because If there is a good 4G Windows Phone on VZ by february, im jumping to them. Nothing against google. Im just a smart phone junky and like new platforms.
  23. thorthunderblt

    thorthunderblt Android Enthusiast

    Getting pissed when im in the middle of playing baseball superstars, or navigation and BAM F#$KING REBOOT. At first it was manageable now it is just getting frustrating, and really making me regret this purchase.

    I really hope that HTC dosent get scared to make a TB 2. I would really love to see that phone happen.
  24. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    They won't be scared. They released the first LTE smartphone on the nation's fastest network. They must have known there'd be issues and they'd take somewhat of a PR hit. The only thing that worries me about a sequel is the TB isn't DROID branded. Then again they have 3 different EVO's on Sprint so anything is possible.
  25. dylo22

    dylo22 Android Enthusiast

    Well we're suppose to get get an update tonight 8ET. It's not gingerbread but it might help with your reboot issues.

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The HTC Thunderbolt release date was March 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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