HTC Thunderbolt Update Squashes Bugs
Verizon Wireless has made a system software update available to the HTC Thunderbolt that resolves a significant number of bugs. According to the changelog published by Verizon, the update improves data connectivity, reduces the number of system crashes/reboots, improves Bluetooth discovery, improves the call history options, offers a tabbed main menu, and enables the people search function. It will also add a number of Verizon-branded V CAST applications. The update does not bring the Thunderbolt to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and it disables the free mobile hotspot feature. The update is free. Users can follow the directions on Verizon's support site to access the update.
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Feb 5, 2013
Verizon Wireless today announced that it is finally delivering the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the HTC Thunderbolt. The system update will be pushed in phases beginning today, February 5.
July 8/9 update fixes connectivity
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.
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.
Free WiFi Hotspot
after the update:
Gotta pay for it.
now the people are informed.
It messed up my Facebook App
poor verizon customers
I can imagine the TB owners are just filled with joy at even more bloatware on their devices.
No more FREE MOBILE HOT SPOT
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.