[Download] HTC Thunderbolt’s Gingerbread Update Returns As v2.11.605.5 Officially

HTC Thunderbolt Gets Gingerbread Update v2.11.605.5

In late September, Verizon has started pushed out the Gingerbread update 2.11.605.3 for HTC Thunderbolt handset, but Verizon has realized that the update was carrying a few bugs broking voicemail notifications and then Verizon pulled the update without releasing any official explanation. Just a few days ago, we brought you the leaked RUU version of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Verizon branded HTC Thunderbolt handset, bringing the build number 2.11.605.5, which can be flashed by everyone including non-rooted users. Now it looks like the official update is set to roll out again by Verizon and returning with a new Gingerbread update bearing the same build number v2.11.605.5, which has leaked earlier. We can also see an updated support PDF page is live on Verizon’s official update. The new update brings the fixes for major security vulnerability and the random SMS message sessions. Owners of the Thunderbolt device have been more-than-frustrated due to that security vulnerability issues. Thanks for the fix now. It’s good news for Tbolt owners that are getting itchy waiting for Android 2.3 to come to their handsets. The update is carrying the all the features that were set to roll out along with the previous build 2.11.605.3 and it will include the following fixes and enhancements.

# Improved security features that reduce device vulnerability.
# Addition of Bluetooth security patch.
# Basic voicemail notification will notify the user when a new voicemail has been received.
# No more incorrect recipient for SMS message.
# Download Manager App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps.
# A new “Running” tab displays a list of active applications and the storage and memory being used by each.
# Addition of Power efficiency mode option under Settings –> Power.
# Addition of the new widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.
# Addition of Dock Icons getting three swappable icons and the App Launcher icon to the Dock at the bottom of all home screen panels for easy and instant access.
# No more alarming notification in alarming mode.
# Improved data connectivity.
# Improved audio quality while using Bluetooth.
# Pre-loaded V CAST Tones, Google Books.
# Enhanced UI for data roaming.

HTC Thunderbolt Gets Gingerbread Update v2.11.605.5


The Android Gingerbread update for Thunderbolt is 146.369MB. To pull the OTA update in manual process, HTC Thunderbolt owners should move over to “Menu” > “Settings” > “About Phone” > “Settings” > “System Updates” > and tap the Status or Check New button–> wait for some to finish the downloading process –> Tap Install button –> Installation should start now –> Handset Reboots Automatically –> Tap the OK button on screen –> Follow the on-screen instructions until the process to get finished –> Done. The Gingerbread piece of cake should be ready now to taste on your handset. After finishing the installation of the update, the software version should be shown as 2.11605.5. Hit the source links for full instructions regarding the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for HTC Thunderbolt handset. Once the update does hit your beloved Thunderbolt handset, don’t forget to come back here and let us know how it’s working for you!

You can download the leaked version of this ROM and flash it on your handset directly. You can download it from here (hit the link).

Source: Verizon (1), (2)

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