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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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    The Android Gingerbread update for the HTC Thunderbolt rolled out and was quickly pulled by the carrier because of some bugs but Verizon promised last week that it should be available again soon. A new ROM with the version number 2.11.605.5 and Android Gingerbread is ready for the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt and should be hitting devices really soon. It contains some improvements but most important, the ROM fixes the bugs which determined the carrier to pull the first refresh attempt (broken voicemail notifcations and security vulnerability). Hopefully those who updated to the first attempt of ...

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    It looked like an official release of Gingerbread for the HTC Thunderbolt might finally be on its way late last month, but shortly after the update started going out, the discovery of unexpected bugs in the code forced Verizon to put a halt to things, and send HTC back to the drawing board. There hasn't been a formal follow-up announcement since the incident, but HTC recently tweeted a little status update to let Thunderbolt owners know they're not forgotten. According to the tweet, both HTC and Verizon expect the new-and-improved Thunderbolt Gingerbread update to be ready "soon". It ...

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    With the next iPhone due in a matter of months, it's only understandable that the parties involved in iPhone sales would be interested in moving as many iPhone 4s as possible before then. A leaked screenshot of what purports to be an upcoming sale event at Verizon hints at the sort of deals we could hope to see in the final days of the iPhone 4's reign, offering some rare savings on the Apple smartphone. If these prices end up being accurate, Verizon would sell the 16GB iPhone 4 for just over $150 on-contract, a savings of nearly $50 off its current price. Considering the notoriously tight ...

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    Security is becoming an issue more and more on phones running Google's Android platform. The rule of thumb usually is that there is either a platform vulnerability which is usually fixed by Google or there are malware-infected apps in the Android Market which are eventually deleted by Google (both from the Market and off devices). The recent vulnerability seems to be HTC's fault; apparently there's a huge security flaw which affects Android phones manufactured by the Taiwanese phone-maker (U.S. models only according to some reports). Models believed to be affected are the EVO 4G, EVO 3D, ...

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    It may have taken until right up against the very end of the month to do so, but HTC reached its goal of having the Gingerbread update for its Thunderbolt ready to go for Verizon subscribers. Did it maybe push a little too hard to reach that deadline, though, and ended up with a sub-par release? Users who installed the update report a variety of problems creeping-up, and it appears that Verizon may have since halted its distribution. Voicemail notifications are reportedly breaking post-update, leaving you guessing as to whether or not you have any messages waiting. Thankfully, there's an ...

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    After an initial Gingerbread ROM for the Verizon Thunderbolt has been recently leaked -- 2.11.605.2 -- HTC confirmed the update is still a go for this month and it is already rolling out according to reports. In order to receive the update -- 2.11.605.3 -- you'll have to manually check for its existence if it hasn't already been sent out to your phone. You do that from Settings, Software update and the procedure should start, just make sure you're on WiFi for a faster (and cheaper) update experience. Source: Verizon Via: Droid-life

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    Fall is upon us, and soon September will be transitioning into October. Where, then, is the long-awaited Gingerbread update for the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon? HTC promised at the end of August that the delayed update would be out before the end of September, so it doesn't have much time left at all. With things down to the wire, the company has been responding to anxious Thunderbolt owners on Twitter, assuring them that the update is just about to drop. We've known there's been progress, with a new version of the Gingerbread ROM leaked last week, but it's been anyone's guess whether HTC ...

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    HTC has solemnly promised an update by the end of the month for the HTC Thunderbolt (and the HTC Droid Incredible) and coincidentally, a certain 2.11.605.2 ROM has been recently just leaked. There's no real guarantee that the leaked 2.11.605.2 ROM will indeed be the final version Verizon will be pushing out but given the fact that we're close to the end of the month -- as per HTC's promise -- there's quite a good chance. Getting passed the usual warning of "flashing could render your device unusable if something bad happens", you can grab the update by following the source link if you ...

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    The HTC Droid Incredible has had a long, convoluted path leading towards its future Gingerbread update. We've seen leaks, then outright denials that the smartphone would ever get Gingerbread. That didn't last, and then Verizon looked ready as of a couple weeks ago to start sending the update out. Once again, things cooled down, and though there have been more leaks, we're still waiting for the actual OTA update. Gingerbread on the Thunderbolt has always seemed like more of a sure thing, not quite hitting the same speedbumps the Incredible did. Of course, it's had its own problems with ...

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    The HTC-made Verizon Thunderbolt is getting cheaper and cheaper over at Amazon. After recently going for $49.99 with a two-year commitment over at the retailer, the phone will now cost close to nothing. One cent is all you have to pay, in addition to signing a two-year contract with Verizon, to get your own Thunderbolt. It features 4G LTE with simultaneous voice and data, a 4.3-inch WVGA screen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 768MB RAM, 8GB of ROM, eight-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat. The phone couldn't get any cheaper ...

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