HTC ThunderBolt Update Delayed by Verizon

Remember that HTC ThunderBolt OTA update that was supposed to roll out and bring a host of improvements and fixes? Well, it appears that the update has been halted by Verizon and it will be delayed indefinitely because of unknown issues.

ThunderBolt Update Delay

While the update was no Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it did include some pretty nice features including enhanced 3G data connectivity, more stability for apps like Facebook and KAYAK and faster GPS updates for Google Maps and VZ Navigator.

Verizon has apparently recommended the HTC ThunderBolt update support page as a place for ThunderBolt owners to stay informed about the delay. A quick visit to the site reveals nothing out of the ordinary and, as of right now, no word on the update.

The carrier recently had issues with its 4G LTE network, issues that forced the carrier to postpone the Samsung Droid Charge’s release date, and it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that the 4G network had something to with the halt on the ThunderBolt’s update.

As soon as we hear more, we’ll let you know.

(Via Droid-Life)


  1. Verizon seems at this point to covering up something big. Either there is something very wrong with the network or with the thunderbolt handset and probably both. The many delays of its release without any explanation and the programs that can’t run on the phone like “My Verizon” and official Skype release, Swype, MSNBC… Not to mention the messed up battery and power button. Verizon did a miserable job of launching this device with lousy bloatware and without value adding apps. Thank god I only signed on for one year!

  2. well SOB my 3G is always cutting out and was so looking forward to this update, and as always I am never one of the first to get them, and when i wake up the next day and search online Oh… its apparently been pulled/delayed. I’m sick of this >.>

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