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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
We’ve recently heard about a new Gingerbread ROM being leaked for the HTC-made Verizon Thunderbolt, which was version 2.10.605.1, and now an even fresher build has hit the forums.
The new version comes from XDA Developers and is build number 2.11.605.0 but unfortunately comes in the shape of a ROM Update Utility (RUU) which will erase all of your data and make you lose root. We’re still waiting for the official update to be delivered over-the-air but if you can’t resist, head over to the source link.
Source: XDA Developers Via: Droid-Life
We’re still on our way to an official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon but we’re definitely going in the right direction. After the recent Gingerbread leak build number 2.07.605.0 we’ve seen this week, here comes another one.
If you head over to the source link you’ll find build 2.10.605.1 which comes in the form of a ROM Update Utility (RUU) which will erase everything on your device as well as unroot it. If you’re curious and understand the risks, you can update yourself but if you want to play it safe just wait [...]
Users of the HTC Thunderbolt have waited long and hard for their Gingerbread update, and as of today, things seem closer than ever. Build number 2.07.605.0 has just been leaked to the masses, and even though it isn’t the final version we’ll get baptized by Verizon, it’s an official build from HTC, as opposed to the test builds that have been around in the past.
Sadly, as with everything that doesn’t reach our hands from an official source, we can’t guarantee that this update will allow you to later pick up the official build once it becomes live. [...]
If you are into buying a 4G LTE phone on Verizon then Amazon Wireless has got you covered. Both of these phones, one from HTC and one from Samsung, are listed with a great price and can be yours if you are willing to sign a two-year contract with Big Red.
The HTC Thunderbolt now goes for $49.99 with a two-year commitment while the Samsung Droid Charge will cost $99.99 in the same conditions. Both phones feature 4G LTE and they scored 4 out of 5 in our reviews so make sure to read more details about the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung Droid Charge before you [...]
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 [...]
The HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon delivers solid performance with simultaneous voice and data over LTE and excellent performance. Instead of paying $249 for the phone over at the carrier you might want to check out this great deal Wirefly has.
If you sign for a new Verizon Wireless account, you can grab the Thunderbolt at $59.99 with free shipping. That’s a great price considering a 4G LTE smartphone that sports a 4.3-inch WVGA 480 x 800 Super LCD display, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 768MB of RAM, 7.5GB of ROM, eight-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and a front [...]
The initial version of Hulu Plus that made it to the Android Market only supported a select number of smartphones: Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix. The recently updated version adds four more devices to the list of working handsets, bringing the total to 10 supported phones.
As of the new version of Hulu Plus, you can enjoy on-demand video streaming on your HTC EVO 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC myTouch 4G and G2. And, as with the original version, Hulu is committed to adding more and more devices to the list of [...]
The HTC-made Verizon Thunderbolt has been plagued with random resets ever since users applied the May update and unfortunately all Verizon and the manufacturer could do was promise a fix to come and help users get rid of all the headaches.
Weighing 74MB over-the-air, Verizon just pushed out the 1.70.605.0 update for the HTC Thunderbolt. No, it’s not Gingerbread in case you ask! Still Froyo but it should definitely fix the random reset bug as it brings “reduced number of device power cycles and resets”.
Additionally you’ll also get improved data [...]
HTC Thunderbolt owners have been suffering from a string of random resets since installing an update to their phones in early May. Sadly, we didn’t see any kind of decisive action on Verizon or HTC’s part, so Thunderbolt users have been forced to just grin and bear it thus far. A leaked Verizon memo made it clear that the carrier was aware of the issue and was prepping its support staff for how to handle inquires regarding it, but there was still no fix. Supposedly, an update to correct the reset issue was going to arrive in the second half of June. Then we started hearing [...]
When we reviewed the HTC Thunderbolt we told you that this superphone was coming with HTC’s Sense UI 2.0 — which was starting to show its age at the time. The EVO 3D, announced at CTIA, was shown running an “updated” version of Sense UI, which we later would learn to be version 3.
Owners were hopeful their Sense would be updated, but HTC offered no help and later announced the Sense 3 wouldn’t be coming to the Thunderbolt. Nothing gets developers more motivated than saying something won’t be done — or can’t be.
The latest [...]
We heard that Verizon is planning to release a software update for the HTC Thunderbolt, in order to fix the reboot problems, sometime this month. We also heard that Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread might be coming to the smartphone on June 30, but nothing official nor confirmed at the moment.
According to an HTC representative asked about the reboot problems, “HTC and Verizon are aware of this issue and an update will be released soon that will address the reboot issue, and bring the Gingerbread 2.3 upgrade on board, as well as several other enhancements”. It will most [...]
The Verizon Thunderbolt initially received an update which introduced a couple of bugs but, as promised, an update was on its way to fix all the sudden resets the phone was suffering from. According to recent leaks, the Thunderbolt will get the latest Android on June 30, along with the long waited reset fix, and some more.
Taking a look at the images above and below you’ll see that a certain update build 2.07.605.2 will bring Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread to the HTC-made Verizon Thunderbolt. You can clearly see mentions of goodies like (finally?) video in Skype — after [...]