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HTC ThunderBolt & Incredible 2 Owners Waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich



Almost two weeks after HTC missed the roll out window for both the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update and the Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich update, owners of both devices are still without the updates and still without answers.

HTC originally promised to roll out the HTC ThunderBolt and Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich updates by the end of August. However, once the end of August came around, the updates were no where to be found, and HTC was left apologizing to owners for missing the update window.

The company, at the time, said that it was working with Verizon on both of the updates and that it would share news once it had news to share.

Eleven days have gone by since that time and HTC still has not provided any kind of clarification about the status of the updates, if they are even still rolling out, or a release date if they are.

Instead, owners have waited in silence for answers.

Read: HTC Admits It Will Miss ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich Update Deadline.


The Droid Incredible 2 and HTC ThunderBolt ICS updates remain missing.

This is similar to what happened with the HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich update though HTC was much quicker in getting that update out to Rezound owners. Once HTC missed the Rezound ICS update window, it took it about a week to get it out to owners.

The ThunderBolt and Droid Incredible 2 updates are now approaching the two week mark which is unprecedented territory for a promised Android update from HTC and maybe even unprecedented in the world of Android updates.

Read: HTC ThunderBolt Owners Fuming Over Missed Ice Cream Sandwich Deadline.

Both the ThunderBolt and the Droid Incredible 2 are joined by the Motorola Droid Bionic which has yet to see its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.

Hopefully, the answers come soon because as we’ve seen, owners of both the Droid Incredible 2 and HTC ThunderBolt are extremely frustrated by the company’s lack of detailed answers and really, the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich.



  1. Opa

    09/11/2012 at 10:50 am

    Never going to happen.

    • Jay

      09/11/2012 at 10:28 pm

      We will get the updates, this is the last update for both phones so all bugs will need to be worked out, if we werent getting it they would have said it by now..

  2. mperson007

    09/11/2012 at 10:53 am

    This is why I ditched my Thunderbolt and got an iPhone. All the updates HTC did put out for the Thunderbolt were crap anyway.

  3. steve bolshka

    09/11/2012 at 10:59 am

    Why do you write about the thunderbolt all the time all you do is rip HTC you dont even have an HTC phone which pretty much makes you unqualified

  4. galaxy

    09/11/2012 at 12:10 pm

    The TBolt has been a debacle from the very beginning when they released it. Overall an amount of trouble and buggyness unprecedented for any smartphone in history. Maybe it just wouldn’t have been fitting for this update to actually come out on time, it just wouldn’t have fit with the phones infamous history. HTC flubbing the ICS update is really just the icing on the TBolts under performing cake. Fitting somehow.

  5. Tesla!

    09/11/2012 at 1:20 pm

    Incredible 2 is my FIRST and will be my LAST ‘HTC’rap and Crapdroid phone !!! iPhone5 here I come!

  6. slimm702

    09/11/2012 at 1:44 pm

    I think HTC is done on their end I believe its Verizon honestly and the new iphone 5 coming out they don’t want customers who are getting the new iphone to have network issues. Updates can cause issues with the company and its network. That’s the only reason I can see any delays its already plenty of leaks out for the new update.

  7. Tug

    09/11/2012 at 6:01 pm

    I just wish they’d make up their minds so I can determine if I want to root my phone or not. Gah!

  8. Adam

    09/11/2012 at 6:06 pm

    Bye Bye android phones, hello Apple

  9. Mikekoz

    09/12/2012 at 3:28 am

    Do you know what I am sick of? Articles coming out every few days saying the same thing…still no update for the Thunderbolt. It will come out when it comes out. They could release that buggy leak and really screw up everybody’s phone. At least that way these people writing these articles could at least move on.

    • athynzhynz

      09/20/2012 at 7:47 am

      They could also stick with their promises and release the update when they said they would. This is the third or fourth delay on this.

  10. Ghazi

    09/12/2012 at 8:09 am

    Almost for the past 3 months, Adam Mills is saying the same exact thing in different words. Something in the middle of hope and complete disappointment, only the date on these articles change and his flow of eloquence increases.

  11. Angry

    09/12/2012 at 10:27 am

    I’m really fed up…I pay my bill on time and god-forbid I don’t, big red will come to get me.

  12. galaxy

    09/12/2012 at 10:33 am

    A blog/site makes money by how many hits it gets. They could re post the same story every day for a year and as long as idiots kept coming to the site to read it, what do they care about new content. We are all out here looking for any scrap, crumb, helix of DNA of information we can find about when our update is going to be released, and these blogs provide it.

    It would be nice to think that Verzion or HTC actually read any of these things, but we know they don’t and even if they did there probably does not exist a particle of matter small enough to represent how little they would care.

  13. Cville'guy

    09/16/2012 at 1:54 pm

    Maybe Verizon is holding off on the update, betting that the fed-up people will upgrade to iPhone 5 and consequently renew their two year contracts.

  14. FireIce Twine

    09/18/2012 at 5:57 pm

    Long time HTC fan since Windows Mobile 6 on the HTC 8125. There was a long wait time for the Gingerbread upgrade for the Thunderbolt so wasnt surprised when the update was announced just as Jelly Bean was making the news. But the silence from Verizon since Sept 1st and the repeated canned answer from HTC has made me decide to go Samsung and never buy or recommend HTC ever again! The lack of support for the HTC Flyer was the first sign that HTC is more interested in getting new and subsequently unsupported phones and tablets out than maintaining their product line. Loyal customers such as myself will look elsewhere. Congrats HTC for shooting yourself in the foot by looking short term instead of long term.

  15. TBolt

    09/29/2012 at 9:29 am

    Considering a leaked RUU for the DInc2 has been available for some time, I’d bet the official OTA will come … eventually.

  16. Gene Sigala

    10/01/2012 at 10:14 pm

    waiting for my ice cream sandwitch on my htc droid incredible 2 bought it new and at full price.have unlimited data and have a year left on my contract plays well netflix stream slacker radio and rhapsody force closes some what battery life terrible use wifi when i can have to be plugged into a wall to enjoy my phone oh this is my 3rd phone headphone jack issues htc knows hopefully this ice cream sandwitch update can fix the bugs or im going to root this bad boy.

  17. sona

    08/20/2014 at 7:44 am is giving the best prices to sell my iphone 4. you can get $250 to trade in your iPhone 4S 64gb. You would avoid the hassle of selling on ebay, the price quoted is what you will get, and the payments are quick , you could get paid by the next day.

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