Sep 30 AT 11:55 AM Edgar Cervantes 17 Comments

Too good to be true: HTC Thunderbolt update temporarily suspended


After waiting more than half a year, the Thunderbolt community rejoiced upon hearing that a Gingerbread update was finally ready. Of course, this was after many rumored dates and delays, but the HTC Thunderbolt was finally getting Android 2.3.

People were very skeptical about this and didn’t know whether to believe HTC or not. The changelog showed up, and yes, the update started rolling out. It was a dream come true. But with the luck Thunderbolt owners have, things didn’t last long. Sadly, the update has be suspended due to a voicemail bug.

Wireless and Mobile News reported that Verizon reached out to them about the topic. This is what Big Red has to say:

It has come to the attention of Verizon Wireless and HTC that customers using the Thunderbolt by HTC have experienced a voicemail notification error with the recent software update. As a result, the update has been temporarily suspended while the companies work together to resolve the issue. Verizon Wireless and HTC anticipate the update being available soon; customers will be notified directly on their devices when it is ready for download.Albert AydinVerizon Spokesperson

It seems this is not the only problem, though. Users have also reported problems with the camera, HTC Sense, Google Talk and other features. They have also reported way better battery life, though, as well as a few other improvements.

Those of you who managed to get the update, tell us what you’ve noticed. The rest of the Thunderbolt community will, again, have to wait until the update is available. Verizon and HTC “anticipate the update to be coming soon.” Hmmm, sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Via: Phandroid

Source: Wireless and Mobile News

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • Michael

    I don’t use regular voice mail but I actually thought it was a good update. My phone and signal has been good. It seems it was still one of the best gingerbread updates released for a Verizon phone. Very few issues compared to the X or Inc updates.

    • Brandon Jubnke

      It’s not android, its Verizon. Because they can’t just release what Google gives them, they HAVE to add their own crap, take stuff out (such ad tethering so they can charge addition fees for it). Android is great, Verizon is the one that fails, they just have “better” android phones than most carriers, and service everywhere

  • H.E. Pennypacker

    I was disappointed that front camera video support in google talk was not included as part of the update considering that it’s supposed to be a native feature in Android 2.3.4.

    I was also having trouble with my phone not jumping over to 4G in areas it normally worked in prior to the update.

  • Brian

    Luckily I’m rooted and on 2.3 with Sense 3.5 (thanks BAMF!)… But for some reason I still woke up to the update notification this morning … Obviously I didn’t take it, but hopefully it won’t be long for those who are still stock.

    • Brandon Juhnke

      That -1 is supposed to be a +1, should have zoomed prior to pressing, lol. My Droid was rooted, debating this phone still.

  • broke by gingerbread

    No voice mail notifications! Crap! Pissed that gtalk didn’t include video chat! Not a bad phone but Verizon is fucking this one up ever chance they get. This phone was suppose to launch with gingerbread.

    • Eva90

      i checked my iPhone 4 and everything is running as intended. No critical bugs like Android.
      Glad i made the right choice.

      • Brandon Juhnke

        You should create a bank account and deposited half of your checks just so you can buy half of all the apps we get for free.

      • JayMonster

        Not surprisingly, considering that cruddy little brick can do so little… But don’t worry, you will get some of Androids features, that Apple ripped off in the next release.

  • Brandon Juhnke

    I was able to get the update. My phone (especially the keyboard) is a little more snappy. But I cannot say the battery life is much better, they may have improved it, but then took away from it by adding more bloatware and processes that you must chase to shut down. This is my second Verizon android (first being The Droid), and am seriously debating switching carriers once my contract is up. Verizon absolutely butchers the android experience with trying to implement their “apps” into the software, then they force you to wait for updates for months.

  • Barry

    If these idiots at HTC would read the BAMF forums they would have known about this voice mail bug!!!! It’s been a known issue for some time.


  • Slith

    I have the VM bug and the battery life is no bettter. Also, the phone has reset during app updates three times.

    None of it surprises me.

  • CurlysGirly

    So annoying. I grabbed it at 5am the other day and have not had a working car dock since. It no longer recognizes the car mount. Total PITA!

  • boltrRoot

    If you are rooted and running the new GB sense release, there are voicemail fixes.
    Look in rootzwiki. Its there and works.

    4get counting on Verizon for anything other than having the best phone :)

  • jennniferlopze

    lulz! ahahaha. and people say this shit is cutting edge. Gimme yer MONEY NOW! SUCKERS

  • 911EDA

    I don’t understand why Android is struggling so much. Thinking of going to the iPhone.