Gingerbread Update For HTC Thunderbolt Coming This Week? [UPDATE] Now Available To All

| September 28, 2011 | Reply

Well look what we have here.  The PDF for the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Thunderbolt just went live on Verizon’s support page.  It includes the standard suite of Gingerbread features, including the Downloads app, power management options, and a refresh on the home screen layout and style.  Surprisingly included is now a customizable dock at the bottom of your home screen(s) that allows you to swap around the icons, instead of being stuck with the HTC Sense defaults.  Various bug fixes are also included in the update.

Last month, HTC promised that they would update the Thunderbolt in September, and it looks like they’re (barely) about to make good on that.  The PDF, as usual, doesn’t contain any dates about when the rollout is expected to commence, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see an announcement either today or tomorrow.  That being said, it’s going to be impossible for Verizon and HTC to upgrade every single Thunderbolt before September ends, but hey, better late than never, right?  I mean, we’ve only had Gingerbread running on phones for 9 months now…

Hit up for all the juicy update details and let’s hope we hear something official from Verizon and HTC soon.


(Update):  Droid-Life has put up a quick walkthrough of the new update based on the RUU that was leaked last week, and according to them, there is no sign of a customizable dock, as detailed in the PDF.

Update #2: This update has gone live and you can grab it on your phone by heading into your settings, software update and it should start.

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