By Stephen Schenck | August 4, 2011 12:25 PM
About a month ago, HTC and Verizon pushed out an update to the Thunderbolt, designed to nip the problem of random device resets in the bud. While well-appreciated, it wasn’t the Gingerbread update that the smartphone’s users have been waiting for. Prior to its release, we had been hearing about both this bugfix update (correcting problems introduced by an even earlier update) as well as Gingerbread being in the works for the Thunderbolt. Gingerbread had a rumored June 30 release date, so for a short while we had our hopes up that we might see both updates combined an arriving at once in early July. That’s long-passed, and while we still don’t have a hard ETA, HTC has reportedly started telling its customers that the Thunderbolt Gingerbread update will be hitting Verizon before the end of Q3
Worst-case scenario, as it looks now, you might have to wait eight more weeks for your update to arrive. Considering the problems some Thunderbolt users have had with bricking-related issues when trying certain leaked Gingerbread ROMs on them, it’s probably best you keep patient and wait it out. We’ll keep our fingers crossed that, when it does get here, Gingerbread arrives without any repeats of Thunderbolt’s earlier, buggy updates.