Gingerbread OTA Update For The HTC Thunderbolt Rolling Out Again


I know there are more than a few T-Bolt users upset with HTC and Verizon after releasing the Gingerbread (2.11.605.3) update for the device and then promptly yanking it after a major security flaw was found. It’s been a long time coming but a new version is currently making the rounds (2.11.605.5) with “improved security features that reduce device vulnerability.” The update should be rolling out to Thunderbolt users in the coming days so be on the look out for it. Now might be a good time to manually check for a system update but I’m sure you already knew that.

[Via Droid-Life]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. According to Verizon(who I spend an hour on the phone with), you can no longer manually check for new updates. HTC has disabled this function because it overwhelms their servers. This is why I called, because I heard about the update two days ago, and have been checking ever since. I now get the message, “server unavailable”. So I guess we have to wait til they send it to our phones.

    1. mine just comes up with no new software update available….but oh well at least its back out

    2. Checking for an update overwhelms their servers!? REALLY!? Sounds like they gave you a horse sh*t answer to get you off the phone.

      Just glad it’s rolling out soon.

      I’m more excited about a Nexus phone FINALLY coming to Verizon.

      The Galaxy Nexus will be the way to go once released; no bloat-ware, no manufacturer’s skins and it will get timely updates. Just pure Google experience.

  2. Got mine months ago. Oh yea, I rooted

  3. And us Incredible users are still twisting in the wind.

  4. Rooted… http://www.teambamf.net had my 605.5 update a few weeks ago…

  5. I hate my Thuderbolt… My 3rd HTC phone, and my last. What an ugly POS. Here is my cc Nexus Galaxy..

  6. IDC…..VZW should be giving TBolt owners refunds instead.

  7. I can’t wait until I get a Nexus Prime so I can roll out a smash the Thunderbolt video.

  8. yeah, um i still have free mobile hotspot by never upgrading my firmware, so not gonna do that…

  9. I don’t see how you have free mobile hotspot still, your phone will automatically update after to long. And if you decline it, Verizon will cut your phone. Plus It’s people like you that makes Verizon lower data and throttle data. Plus if your to cheap to pay for it, then maybe you shouldn’t even have a phone.

  10. Just received the update in N.Y.. So far so good.

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