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HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread Update, How Is It Then

Those of you that have been waiting on the HTC Thunderbolt Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update will be very happy to know it is now available.

If you go into your HTC Thunderbolt settings and the Software update and “Check new”, you should see it there. Like Droid-Life has asked, we would love to know also if Google Talk with Video is working, please do use the commenting area below to let us know.

The new Android Gingerbread update on the HTC Thunderbolt includes enhancements and fixes, along with better Bluetooth audio quality, new customizable dock icons, patch for SMS misrouting problems, more reliable Camera app, as well as better data connectivity.

HTC has been promising this Android update for a while now, but finally it is here for all to enjoy, so go pull it Thunderbolters.

Main Enhancements Include: App and Power Management has been enhanced where you will now see a new “Running” tab that displays a list of active applications and the storage and memory being used by each. Power efficiency mode option has also been added under Settings > Power, New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colours, New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps, plus App Launcher and Contacts icons are replaced within a customizable dock. Three swappable icons and the App Launcher icon are fixed to the Dock at the bottom of all home screen panels for easy and instant access.

Device Features Include: Decreased wait time when saving audio attachments, Alarm notifications will no longer appear while in Emergency Mode, New Google Books app, Improved data connectivity, Reduced Force Close errors while using TuneWiki, V CAST Tones now comes preloaded, plus Improved audio quality while using Bluetooth, SMS messages send to correct recipient, Enhanced UI for data roaming, Audio on BT Car Kit no longer reroutes to phone when receiving a SMS message, and Reduced Force Close errors when using the front camera. Full details over at Verizon Wireless

We would love to here from all Verizon customers that own the HTC Thunderbolt smartphone, anything you can tell us about the Gingerbread update the better. So how is it? Please let us what the best feature is, what problems you are encountering, and of course if the OTA download went smoothly. Thanks

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20 thoughts on “HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread Update, How Is It Then”

    1. Reply
      Raph Widerski says:

      I agree. Battery life was not improved whatsoever. If it has, it must be 5minutes. Wonder if there’s anyway Thunderbolt owners can complain or simply exchange for another phone. Iphone is looking great right about now compared to this phone. I can almost guarantee that this will be considered one of HTC’s poorer products. Battery was not thought of at all.

  1. Reply
    John Stewart says:

    Finally got the Gingerbread update for my Thunderbolt. Very disappointed. Version 2.3.4, no sense 3.0, uses more RAM, Voice mail notification doesn’t work. Should have rooted and put on what I liked…

  2. Reply
    Anonymous says:

    The new dock feature is a 100 percent improvement over the previous version. Friendstream, weather, etc. are all now part of the dock screen. Worth the upgrade right there!

  3. Reply
    Anonymous says:

    The new dock feature is a 100 percent improvement over the previous version. Friendstream, weather, etc. are all now part of the dock screen. Worth the upgrade right there!

  4. Reply
    Brandon Yow says:

    Google Talk works…but not with the front-facing camera…which means it is a waste of space on my phone. HUUUUGE letdown!

  5. Reply
    Andy Meinert says:

    It looks like VZW pulled the update off and also their update PDF sheets from their Thunderbolt website which were posted this week regarding the improvements for today’s download. My voicemail notifications are gone as well.

  6. Time to switch to moto bionic. HTC really screwed the pooch on this one. Sad part is, its all software issues. Perfectly good hardware ruined by hot garbage software. HTC just lost a fan….

  7. Reply
    Anonymous says:

    My wife’s Thunderbolt got the Gingerbread update. When I enable video and voice for Google Talk, she only appears from other Talk clients as having voice available. Calling her on voice drops the connection immediately. When she clicks to video chat with me on my Bionic or Xoom, the call never reaches me, and only her back-facing camera is enabled. BAH.

  8. Reply
    Chuck Henegar says:

    Have lost with this update both the missed call and new voicemail notification functions from the notification bar.

  9. Reply
    Jennifer says:

    I checked for the new update on my phone and it said no new software update available. How do I fix this?

  10. Reply
    Jman1547 says:

    Still not able to connect to 4G LTE even when in LTE/CDMA mode, i have to use CDMA only just to be able to use 3G correctly. HTC really fucked us over here. iPhone is looking pretty nice right about now…

  11. Reply
    Nmsengineer says:

    Did the OTA update just fine last night. I’m running Launcher Pro, and needed to install Home Switcher as it kept reverting back to the default HTC Sense…

  12. Reply
    krish says:

    Did update today cant make video calls from gtalk its going to offline if i made a video call update sucks 

  13. Reply
    MatthewJay says:

    The Verizon Thunderbolt an expensive and risky investment. It’ll send
    txt messages to
    the wrong people (which can cause damage to your personal and business
    life); the
    camera claims a forward facing feature, but frequently crashes the
    camera… a
    solution to the crashes requires an unnecessarily long process which is
    only a short-term fix as the camera will crash again. Also, the flash
    to the camera sometimes won’t work because of a non-existent “call” that
    is in
    progress. It’s hard to tell if the poor audio of the calls is a result
    of the
    famed 4G network or a defective speaker. Worst yet, Verizon refuses to
    uphold
    its side of the contract. When customer service is called regarding the
    various
    issues, they blame htc and offer remedies that are a fraction of the
    cost to
    the customer. If a customer upholds their end of a contract by making
    regular
    and consistent payments with the expectation of receiving a certain
    level of
    service, the customer can rest assured Verizon will not uphold their end
    when they
    fail to provide that service – don’t expect compensation because you
    won’t get
    it.

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    stopupdatingmyphonewhileisleep says:

    This is one of the worst phones I’ve ever owned.  They keep pushing updates, things stop working.  My camera hasn’t worked in a month since the update and now the phone keeps arbitrarily entering ‘airplane mode’.   Thanks, I can’t tell you the last time I needed ‘airplane mode’ ….  I’d go back to a blackberry over this POS.

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