Updated HTC Thunderbolt OTA Page on Verizon Likely Means Rollout is Close


Verizon’s updated the Thunderbolt’s OTA PDA file on their website to reflect the changes in the latest update for the HTC Thunderbolt to Android 2.3. One of the most notable features they mention is the customizable dock on the homescreen, but we also get some power management and download management goods.

There is a whole laundry list of updates, changes and enhancements so take a look at that below. Over the weekend, this same build was leaked for those to flash and use. You can find the download and instructions here.

We won’t jump the gun and say that leak is likely final, but we’d at least tell you not to worry as it seems HTC and Verizon are indeed on track to deliver this thing by the end of this month (this Friday). [AP]

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update, Build Number: 2.11.605.3; Baseband:,, for your ThunderBolt by HTC. This update provides several improvements for your device, as well as upgrading to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System (OS).


+ Download Manager App:
New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps.

+ App and Power Management Details:
Under Manage Applications, a new “Running” tab displays a list of active applications and the storage and memory being used by each. Power efficiency mode option has also been added under Settings > Power.

+ New Desktop User Interface:
New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.

+ Dock Icons:
Static Phone, App Launcher and Contacts icons are replaced within a customizable dock. Three swappable icons and the App Launcher icon are fixed to the Dock at the bottom of all home screen panels for easy and instant access.

Additional device features:
+ Alarm notifications will no longer appear while in Emergency Mode.
+ Improved data connectivity.
+ Improved audio quality while using Bluetooth®.
+ Decreased wait time when saving audio attachments.
+ V CAST Tones now comes preloaded.
+ New Google Books app.
+ Enhanced UI for data roaming.
+ SMS messages send to correct recipient.
+ Reduced Force Close errors while using TuneWiki.
+ Reduced Force Close errors when using the front camera.
+ Audio on BT Car Kit no longer reroutes to phone when receiving a SMS message.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. About time… I hope to see a great mod built on this base once it is final and released. The Thunderbolt has been a great phone thanks to all of the DEV Support.

  2. the SMS sends to correct recipients is clutch! i cant believe its taken them this long to fix that. i cant believe that was ever an issue to begin with.

    1. you don’t know how many inappropriate texts have been sent to the wrong person….kind of funny looking back

      1. I can 2nd that. One time I thought I was chatting with my wife, turned out to be some guy who worked for a company that I contract for. Luckily I figured it out quickly.

        1. One instance, I was jokingly using the N word with one of my corny white friends and it got sent to a black dude I play ball with. Another time I sent a dirty text to a girl and my aunt ended up getting it…..awkward on both counts.

  3. ROFLMAO!!!! Sounds like the Thunderbolt is the last to get these updates. Hasn’t HTC noticed that most have already switched brands or phones or even rooted out of complete frustration on their lies and deception

  4. Just in time to hold me over for the Vigor/Prime!

  5. I love this statement “Reduced Force Close errors when using the front camera.” Not that we fixed it, but it’ll FC a lot less on you.

  6. Too bad the release article on what is being updated is Wrong, Gee i know a real shock coming from VZ. there is no new Dock

    1. Why has no one else here commented on this? This seems like a huge oversight and an indication that the whole PDF is incorrect…

  7. Never had a problem ever, mot with tect, gps, or anything else.

  8. I flashed the version stated in the post and I don’t see anything about a customizable dock…..anybody else seen what is being talked about??

  9. HOLY SHIT. Downloading NOW!!!!

  10. sorry for my language, but I had to do this on 1X last time and its coming through in LTE now. package is 146Mb

  11. How do you change the dock icons?

  12. Well I see why they didn’t update yet. My signal is switching to edge and 3g a lot plus evertime I back out of an app it force closes all the apps even system and it made the phone real slow and mean slow. So hope to see another soon but will see. People need to chill on the we need the update now thing because this is what you get, when you have people messing with these updates.

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