ThunderBolt 4G

How To Update HTC Thunderbolt to 2.11.605.3 Gingerbread 2.3 Firmware

HTC Thunderbolt logoHTC Thunderbolt users can now expect a thunderous change in their phone as an all new Gingerbread update has arrived a couple of days back. So, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can easily apply this Gingerbread update of 2.3 easily. Like almost all the sites never give full details on the update, we again emphasize that applying firmware update is a process which contains some steps which if followed you will not be losing either any data which is there in your phone and also you can troubleshoot the same by following the article just in case if by any chance the firmware doesn’t get updated.

So, in the due course of the article we will see a series of steps where in we will see on what are the improvements which are induced in this version and then followed by that the pre upgrade instructions in the 2nd page and the instructions to apply this update of Gingerbread in your HTC Thunderbolt device.

Please note that this version of Gingerbread which is dubbed as 2.11.605.3 is not the official version released by the HTC and is the leaked version of Gingerbread 2.3. Please note that applying this update won’t be voiding the warranty of the phone.

Rooting Information:
Applying this update on your HTC Thunderbolt won’t mean that you will be rooting the device in any manner, rooting is completely different from updating the firmware. Since you will not be rooting, the warranty will stay intact.

Just in case if you have already rooted the phone before then after applying this firmware update, you will be losing the rooting access.

Disclaimer: We hold no responsibility in any manner in whole or in parts if there is any damage done to your device after following the process which is mentioned in this article which is very unlikely if you follow the procedure which is mentioned.


  • Battery life has been substantially increased to 15% more,
  • Flash content now opens effortlessly as Flash 10.3 version now supports,
  • No more force close errors in the dialer application,
  • Android Market Place now works even in slower data speeds,
  • Interface has been tweaked so as to further fine tune the touch experience

So, let’s proceed to the next page wherein we will see on what are the list of pre requisites which one has to follow before proceeding to the firmware update.

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  1. Jim Reece

    September 29, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I updated my Thunderbolt yesterday to the official Verizon Gingerbread using the “update software” function in settings. How is your version any better?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 29, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      its much more enhanced than the older version!! mainly browser has been enhanced!

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