HTC ThunderBolt is one of the mobile phones that should have received an upgrade to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform a long time ago, but which is still stuck with the older Android 2.2 Froyo OS.Verizon and HTC started the delivery of this software update for users several weeks ago, but a series of issues that emerged soon after the upgrade process kicked off determined them to put the roll-out on hold.
They are still working on making it available for users and even promised the update in the near future but, before that happens, users can take advantage of unofficial solutions for their devices.
A new Gingerbread build (2.11.605.5) for the once a flagship device is now available for download, bringing along a range of fixes for some of the issues that the official build packed inside.
Those who will download and install the new update on their devices will benefit from fixes for Voicemail notifications, as well as for the front-facing camera and for Gtalk.
Moreover, the new software update brings along a series of MMS/SMS and weather syncing fixes, along with many other enhancements.
Not to mention that the HTC Logger that was found not too long ago to be sending info on users has been removed as well.
Before kicking off the download, users should take note on the fact that this installation will wipe their devices clean.
Moreover, they will lose root on their devices as soon as they install the leaked build, the guys over at Android Police explain. All of the necessary info on the file, as well as the installation instructions are available on that news site.
As stated above, the official update for the HTC ThunderBolt is not too far behind either, and those who would rather wait for this build to be pushed out should sit tight and wait for it.