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HTC Thunderbolt Update Squashes Bugs

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2chainz

Nov 7, 2012, 2:04 PM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

We are never getting an update

I have a feeling HTC will say the processor is to old for 4.0.
blargolis

Mar 15, 2011, 3:52 PM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

Be Careful with the "Simultaneous Voice/Data Claims

I've seen a lot of misinformation on this floating around. The Thunderbolt (and all 4G LTE phones for years to come) have multiple radios, one for LTE-4G and one for CDMA. Where LTE is available, you will be able to talk and surf just fine. While 4G is an all-ip technology, Verizon will continue to use the CDMA network for voice at least initially.

For those who don't live in areas covered by LTE, or when you can't pick up LTE signal for any reason, you will be on 3G/CDMA and it will then work like any other Verizon smartphone! And who knows how well the Thunderbolt will be implemented with 3G fallback. For example, if you are on the internet and move out of range on LTE, will the connection stay open? What if you are on the phone when y...
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Accually I work for verizon and the thunderbolt will be able to talk and do data on 3g and 4g because of the dual processing intena and im 5000000% sure of it
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I have the thunderbolt in a 3g only area (though our airport has 4g coverage, but I'm not near it) and I can talk and surf at the same time without a problem...it's actually the reason I won't be returning the phone (I like my droix x widgets better, ...
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I believe this is how it's meant to be interpreted...Perhaps it means this. You can talk and surf at the same time in 4G. If you drop to 3g there is no way to reclaim your current connection back to 4G. However you can talk 3G and surf with WiFi. S...
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Troll much? I have the TB and i can confirm that you are able to use voice/data at the same time on 3G. End of story, go troll somewhere else.
Rolling Eyes
Talk about misinformation....simultaneous voice/data works without a 4G connection. I have to travel over 20 miles from my home to reach any type of 4G reception. Simultaneous voice/data works flawlessly from my home....3G only.....no 4G.
My Thunderbolt and I live in an area only covered by 3G. I can talk and surf the web at the same time. I use it as a hotspot here at home and I can talk while doing so. Facebook, Twitter, you name it.
pumpkin2929

Sep 4, 2011, 8:33 PM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

thunderbolt update

has anyone experienced issues with the new update on the thunderbolt?
which update?
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jarethsgrrl

Aug 20, 2011, 11:05 PM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

Get the Thunderbolt or wait?

Ok guys I'm up next week for a new phone should I get the Thunderbolt or wait for the Vigor to come out in October?
I've had the thunderbolt for about 4 months now. My biggest "complaint" has always been the battery. So the extended life battery is a must purchase along with an otterbox case. It is not that bad of a phone if you like large screen devices and androi...
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akidwai

Jun 16, 2011, 12:08 PM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

Bluetooth issue?

My brother who had been with AT&T from 2001-2011 got his T-Bolt this March 2011. It took me 10 yrs to convince him to come over to Verizon.

I have been with Verizon since 2001. My original Moto Droid phone is acting up more in the last week or so.

A few days ago I texted him if there were any issues with his T-Bolt. He replied that his phone has difficulty keeping a Bluetooth connection so he is able to drive his car and talk hands free with his phone.

This is first thing I have heard of the Bluetooth issue and the T-bolt. Has anyone else had any similar issue?

Is Verizon planning on an update to fix this issue??

thanks ahead of time for your help.

Asif S. Kidwai
I forgot to mention that I am thinking of getting a 4G phone to replace my dying Moto Droid, but I really like the bluetooth feature that my 2004 Acura TL has. In fact I got this car 1 yr before I got a phone with BT and used the BT feature every day...
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Ubie Kid23

Aug 5, 2011, 3:57 AM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

Car Mode?

I have a vent clip and my phone fell when I made a turn. I reached for the phone and some how activated Car Mode. Now my home and menu keys below the screen don't light up when It's dark. Has anyone had this problem and if so how do I get my buttons to light up again. Thanks
Nitefury

Jul 9, 2011, 9:27 AM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

Latest NOT GINGERBREAD update

Has anyone installed it and noticed anything get better?

I am holding out as I know it locks down my ability to use the mobile hotspot without a fee.
I have not gotten the update yet. So yea, enjoying free hot spot. But hate my phone rebooting, looking connections, bad gps.. Ect so when i get the update I'm downloading it.
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I did a software upgrade today. I noticed they added My Verizon to my phone. So far, it's not rebooting like it did before. So this new software is suppose to be Gingerbread. Talked to customer service about the rebooting issue. He told me it was Ging...
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jlegum

Jul 9, 2011, 3:05 PM

July 8/9 update fixes connectivity

Before update:
I did not have reboot problems before; however, I did have connectivity problems where 4G and 3G connections stopped working randomly throughout the day. I rarely used the hotspot since my connectivity was not dependable.

After update:
Have not had connectivity problems. My Facebook app still loads and works after this July 8/9 update. There may be better radio management which could lead to better battery life.

I'll post again.
Before the Update:

Free WiFi Hotspot

after the update:

Gotta pay for it.



now the people are informed.
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The primary reason for updating last weekend was to resolve my connectivity problems. No resolution. Still lost connection to 4G/3G/1x data network at random times. Truly a smart phone since it was able to figure out the worst possible time when to lo...
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boggerscbshop

Jul 9, 2011, 9:10 AM

It messed up my Facebook App

Since the update my Facebook app just reloads constantly.
Same here. It messed up the Facebook for HTC Sence.
Just pulled the battery out and sim card and its working fine now.
An app Which is one of the biggest battery killers on the Thunderbolt...
wrightN

Jul 9, 2011, 12:40 PM

poor verizon customers

still no netflix app support???
That could have been something they could have thrown in there for the trouble we been thru with this phone. Very Happy
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DAntiVirus

Jul 10, 2011, 11:42 AM

*scratching heard*

They have enough issues with this one and they still won't give it gingerbread or fix the battery issues but they WILL add more bloatware to it.

I can imagine the TB owners are just filled with joy at even more bloatware on their devices.
True but at least we have the memory for it compare to the Samsung Droid Charge which internal memory is at bare minimum.
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cp911

Jul 9, 2011, 10:22 AM

No more FREE MOBILE HOT SPOT

So you fix some bugs and take away a good feature to make money ...... Rolling Eyes
It was not going to be free regaurdless. The promotion is up and if you were to continue to use it the feat would have been added to your bill for 30.00. The free mobile hotspot had a date on it every time you access it to inform you when it ends.
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cutboy1985

Jul 9, 2011, 9:23 AM

New Improvements!!!!

Enhancements:

Improved data connectivity.
Enhanced Call History view.
Reduced number of device power cycles and resets.
Improved Bluetooth Discovery Mode pop-up window.
View App Menu in tabbed layout.
People search function enabled.
Backup Assistant has been added to the All Apps menu.
Preloaded My Verizon, V CAST Music and V CAST Videos.
Desktop cradle App is now available, showing clock in landscape mode.
NY Times site has been added into the browser bookmarks.
cutboy1985

Jul 9, 2011, 9:16 AM

Rebooting Problem

I hope this fixes the rebooting problem.
cutboy1985

Jul 2, 2011, 1:25 PM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

Developers not focus on Thunderbolt

Ever since the TB was release there has yet to be an app that can be compatible with the TB. First of all the My Verizon. why havent they released a fix for this. This should be the main app that all Verizon phones should be able to use. Next is other apps being release that only are made for certain phones at start. The TB has never been on the list at first. Just other phones. I believe they failed on this phone at launch which is one reason Verizon is now saying the Samsung is the first Droid phone to take on the 4G LTE. the TB is a droid phone too. Its a great phone, phone they just need to push out these updates and get the ball rolling.
peacebe2me

May 30, 2011, 5:19 PM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

thunderbolt getting worse

My thunderbolt reboots itself more and more. I'm getting more error messages to. Anyone else's showing signs of getting progressively worse?
No I haven't seen that on my phone.
Yes. My phone now goes through more than one battery every day (close to 2) with little to no use (but the internet stays on). Phone reboots on its own. The contacts have "linked" and dial with a + which I always get a network busy signal,

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dean2359

Jun 5, 2011, 7:02 PM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

Still waiting

Has everyone gotten the last update? Im still waiting for it. I want to root but I want to wait for the update and it's taking forever.
The update been came and is gone now. They stop the update because it's causing problems. Phones are constantly rebooting on it's own. They are trying to fix this problem with another update.
cutboy1985

May 21, 2011, 1:23 PM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

Does anyone else have problems with TB Rebooting on its own?

Just wanted to know if I'm the only one. Does your phone reboots out of nowhere no mater what you are doing?(on call, playing games, on internet...etc)
Mine does 4-5 xs a day. I think all of them do to a degree. I've read hundreds of posts, tweets and comments about TB rebooting itself. Verizon and HTC are working together to fix it. But I have no idea when it will be fixed.
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snappyk

May 9, 2011, 10:09 PM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

Intermitent conectivity

Mad Having alot of connectivity problems. Anyone else run into this problem ? Also getting interference when playing music with head phones.
Yes before and after the update. Mine quite rebooting for a day and a half. But immediately after the update I got kicked over to 1x . Then a day and half later mine started rebooting itself again.
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peacebe2me

Apr 27, 2011, 7:51 AM
over in the "HTC ThunderBolt" discussion:

rooting & data question

I remember a while back Verizon was talking about slowing down heavy users of data. Since then at&t were caught doing it to 4g users. If you root your phone can you prevent this?
You cannot prevent what the carriers see on their side. If they see you use a lot of data, they may assume you are tethering.
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