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[Full HTC Thunderbolt Review] Announced at CES 2011 by Verizon and HTC, the Thunderbolt is Verizon's first 4G LTE smartphone. The Thunderbolt comes loaded with HTC Sense 2.0 on top of Google Android 2.2.1. It has a 4.3-inch WVGA 480 x 800 Super LCD display. Inside the HTC Thunderbolt smartphone is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 768MB of RAM and 7.5GB of ROM. It features an eight-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat. Read our Thunderbolt coveragefor the best HTC phone reviews, news, and videos:

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    We've got a few updates on phone updates (no pun intended) which we've already talked to you about before, concerning the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon and the lack of Windows Phone 7.8 for Nokia's Lumia 710 on T-Mobile. Right at the end of January, we got a big surprise when we saw that Verizon had posted documents on its HTC Thunderbolt support page indicating that the phone's Android 4.0.4 update was finally going to arrive. The update was supposed to come to the phone last summer, and after going absent for so long, we had really started to ...

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    HTC's Thunderbolt launched as Verizon's first LTE smartphone nearly two years ago. That makes it practically ancient by smartphone standards, and its single-core 1GHz SoC, tiny 1400mAh battery, and low-res WVGA screen sound like the kind of phone you couldn't even give away in today's market. Still, it manages to lumber on, while its users eagerly await the arrival of the phone's long-promised Ice Cream Sandwich update. We last updated you on progress towards that end in August, when it seemed clear that Verizon was going to miss its deadline to have the update out by the end of the month. ...

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    HTC may have pulled the plug on the Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Desire HD, but despite the similarities between that hardware and the Thunderbolt on Verizon, the latter's update has remained on the books. We've seen leaks of the manufacturer's progress towards preparing an update, with the promise that it was "still planning to finish updates for all announced devices by the end of August". The clock is rapidly running out on August, so where's the Thunderbolt's update? Did it get canned, too, after all? HTC says not to fret, and the update is still being worked on. In response to a ...

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    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the official version, is still on track for an August release according to the latest company input we've seen on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. However, those who are eager to get an OS bump don't need to wait until then in order to get Android 4.0 in their Thunderbolt. There's a leaked ROM available for download with build number 7.00.605.2, containing Android 4.0.3 and HTC Sense 3.6. It also happens to be pre-rooted with "all of the HTC spyware" removed. In order to grab it follow the source link below; it is pretty stable according to the poster as ...

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    According to an official response to an inquiry posted on HTC's official Facebook account, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt is still on track for an August release. Furthermore, HTC's Facebook response states that the company is "still planning to finish updates for all announced devices by the end of August". If you have an HTC device and you're still waiting for Android 4.0, this information should be reassuring. However, finishing updates by the end of August and having them installed on users' phones are two different things. Expect an early ...

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    Late last week, we learned that Canadian carrier Telus was informing its users that, despite earlier reports that HTC's Desire HD would be getting an update to bring the phone Ice Cream Sandwich, those plans were now scrapped. In its latest update schedule, Telus explains the canceled Desire HD update by saying that HTC itself was dissatisfied with the phone's ICS performance. That wasn't just bad news for Desire HD owners, but also raised concerns that the Tunderbolt, the CDMA version of the Desire HD, would have its own ICS update similarly canceled. We've still got plenty of questions ...

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    HTC's been talking about which of its Androids would be seeing updates to Ice Cream Sandwich for some time now, so we've generally had a good idea for what to expect. We've already seen the company start delivering those updates to some of its lineup, leaving the question of just when it would get around to hitting the rest of them. To help with answers, the manufacturer has put together a convenient table, detailing just when it expects to make ICS available for those remaining devices. It looks like the majority of phones that haven't yet started getting ICS will do so next month. That ...

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    The 2.11.605.19 update for the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon was leaked almost one month ago, bringing new radios and fixes, but unfortunately no trace of Ice Cream Sandwich. Still, the phone will receive Android 4.0 sometime in the future! Until then, the documents regarding the 2.11.605.19 refresh have been posted online which means that the roll-out process should start in a matter of weeks. According to the changelog, it brings improved data connectivity, improved device stability, improvements to the mail application as well as other fixes which you can see in the screenshot above. ...

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    Someday, Verizon will release an update that will bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to HTC's Thunderbolt, the carrier's first LTE-supporting smartphone. At least, the phone's among those Verizon's published on its official list of phones getting ICS, but for the moment, no one's quite sure when that will be. It looks like the Thunderbolt will be getting at least one more maintenance update before making the jump to ICS, as revealed by the release of a newly-leaked RUU. For the moment, there are no signs on Verizon's end that this update, build 2.11.605.19, is in the pipeline; we usually ...

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    So far, news about which Android handsets will be making the journey to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and which will be left behind to stagnate has largely been coming from the manufacturers themselves. Some, like Motorola, have detailed support pages up outlining which models should be seeing updates, and when. Other are content to release snippets of their progress on the likes of Twitter and Facebook. Today, though, that news is coming from a carrier, with Verizon publishing a list of devices on its network that are slated to receive Ice Cream Sandwich. Verizon calls this a list of its ...

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    A little earlier this month, HTC updated us all on its plans for bringing its stable of Androids up to Ice Cream Sandwich, committing to the first updates arriving for Sensation-series models sometime during March. Today the company had even more Android 4.0 news to share, especially concerning its phones available on Verizon. We already knew that HTC was planning to bring Ice Cream Sandwich to the Rezound on Verizon, but considering that handset's current hardware specs, that's hardly surprising. Today the manufacturer adds to that list of Verizon phones that are confirmed for ICS with ...

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    Besides "don't download apps from sketchy sources", one of the big rules of keeping your Android device safe is "think carefully about approving app requests for system permissions". That latter one can be tricky to encourage, since it requires the user to do a bit of critical thinking at the time of installation; does that Sudoku-solving app you downloaded really need the ability to send SMS messages? The idea is, though, that if you are smart about granting permissions, you can stop malicious apps from taking advantage of you. Sometimes it's not that simple, and the request of a ...

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    "All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011 are unlockable", said HTC in an official statement, adding all the phones in the above-mentioned category to the list on HTCdev.com. Thankfully, HTC's changes to the site also include the addition of two phones released prior to September 2011: the HTC Thunderbolt and the Incredible 2. If the hacks and tweaks you wanted to apply were stopped by the locked bootloader, you can now unlock your phones, given you understand that this voids your warranty. As far as Verizon is concerned, HTC either found a way around the carrier's policy ...

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    After plenty of leaked ROMs, and running into trouble during the first attempt at OTA distribution, HTC and Verizon finally managed to bring Thunderbolt users their long-awaited update to Gingerbread earlier this fall. With that one out of the way, there may be nothing big to look forward to until news of an imminent Thunderbolt Ice Cream Sandwich update arrives. That doesn't mean we won't see some more low-key updates show up in the interim; news of a fresh release containing a collection of tweaks and bugfixes has been posted to Verizon's Thunderbolt support page. The Thunderbolt's ...

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    Early this month, a security vulnerability in a number of HTC-manufactured Androids was revealed, letting apps get unauthorized access to your personal data. HTC quickly responded to news of the threat, announcing that security updates would be forthcoming for affected models. We've already seen some of those start to arrive, but it looks like the big push has just begun, at least for HTC users in the States. Several EVO-series models on Sprint are now in the process of getting updates correcting the bug. These are generally small, around 10MB, and exclusively target one vulnerability. ...

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