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HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread Update Leaks Out Again



HTC has promised HTC ThunderBolt owners on Verizon an upgrade to Gingerbread before the end of September and as it stands, we are getting dangerously close to the end of the month. And that’s what makes this next little tidbit so exciting. The ThunderBolt’s Gingerbread update has leaked out before, but this time, we’re right around the promised roll out date which means this could be the final build and if not, very close to it.

So what we have here is the ThunderBolt’s 2.11.605.2 RUU courtesy of someone named Pig Benis. I kid you not. The leakster himself (herself?) is unaware if this is the final build or not so keep that in mind before you take the plunge.

HTC ThunderBolt

If you want to dive in, here are the instructions courtesy of Android Police:

  • Download this:  (MD5: c5dad342bc39a9ee556b80e4d0c266420).


  • Rename the file to “” (without quotes)
  • Drop it on the root of your SD Card
  • Turn off your device
  • Hold Volume Down + Power to reboot into the bootloader — the file should automatically be detected and the flashing process will begin.
  • Wait for your device to complete the process and reboot

A couple of things to keep in mind before you flash this. This RUU will wipe all of the data from your phone. Back everything up, folks. You’ll also lose your root. And lastly, bad things like your ThunderBolt getting bricked might happen. That being said, install at your own risk.

Be sure to let us know how it works out.



  1. Anonymous

    09/21/2011 at 10:42 pm


    I just got a $827.89 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HTV for only $251.92, they are both coming tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prîces at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use

  2. Yunie

    09/22/2011 at 6:07 am

    I want this Phone…

    new smartphone

  3. Jeff Leitman

    09/22/2011 at 2:27 pm

    So is it 2.3.4 or 2.3.5?   What crapware is being forced on us this time?

  4. josh friberg

    09/22/2011 at 2:50 pm

    Updated last night. All the same bloatware. 2.3.4 – Battery life is better without a doubt. 

    Instructions were accurate. No issues as of yet. 

  5. John Mani

    09/22/2011 at 7:33 pm

    Do you need have root beforehand?  Mine is currently stock, but would love to try this.

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