HTC Thunderbolt: Download Gingerbread Build 2.11.605.5 update now

By Alan Ng - Oct 26, 2011

Just when you were wondering what on earth had happened to the now-infamous Gingerbread update for the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon has appeared out of nowhere with a new official version which some users are reporting that it’s available to download now.

Verizon has now identified the new Gingerbread update by Build 2.11.605.5, and the modified update notes have now been obtained by Droid-Life, if you click on the picture through their article.

You’ll see that Verizon has now fixed their voicemail problem which was the main reason behind the delay in the first place, while the update notes also reveal that a Bluetooth security patch has now been added as well. Further changes include a fix to stop SMS messages sending to other people, while Verizon also note other security improvements to device vulnerability as well.

It was initially thought that the update would be coming in a few days time, since Verizon usually go live at the weekend with their software updates, but actually, we’re hearing that the update may be available now for some users! If you have a HTC Thunderbolt and want to try and force the update yourself, simply go to Settings>Software update>Check new on your device and see if the update will start.

It seems crazy to think that the device is still residing on Android 2.2 Froyo, but hopefully the majority of Thunderbolt users will be enjoying Gingerbread by the end of the week – the first bit of good news that should at least put a smile on the faces of frustrated owners.

Will Gingerbread tempt you to keep hold of your Thunderbolt, or have you already grown tired of Verizon and HTC’s silent stance on their once ‘flagship’ handset? Let us know if the push method works for the update and how your handset is fairing after installing Gingerbread.

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