HTC Thunderbolt radio leak, owners report bricked handsets

By Posted 26 May 2011, 20:05

Since it was released the HTC Thunderbolt has proved to be a popular handset. But we have some worrying news to bring to you, as there are reports of the HTC Thunderbolt radio leak with owners reporting bricked handsets.

James Cushing from The Gadgets is reporting that a ROM and radio update was recently leaked via the XDA forums, and other sources. Many Thunderbolt users rejoiced with the news of better battery life and updated Sense UI. Now many users are reporting that the leaked update is bricking their devices.

Users don’t get any warning the handset is about to brick, and can happen a while after installing the update. At the moment if your device does brick there is now fix for it rendering the handset useless. You will have no chance getting a refund or a replacement as your warranty will be void as you have rooted the device.

If you have the leaked ROM it is advised you return back to the stock Froyo, and any ROM which is based on the leaked build could brick the device so don’t use it. For instructions on returning the handset back to Froyo click here.