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HTC Thunderbolt Update Squashes Bugs

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Jul 9, 2011, 9:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jul 9, 2011, 9:00 AM

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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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.
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...

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...

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. 😁

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.

Jul 9, 2011, 10:22 AM


So you fix some bugs and take away a good feature to make money ...... 🙄
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.

Jul 9, 2011, 9:23 AM

New Improvements!!!!


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.

Jul 9, 2011, 9:16 AM

Rebooting Problem

I hope this fixes the rebooting problem.
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