Verizon HTC Thunderbolt Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update starts rolling out

Almost one full year has passed since Verizon announced that the HTC Thunderbolt would be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. More than a month went by after HTC’s US branch reassured Thunderbolt owners that the update would arrive ‘soon’.

And, believe it or not, it’s finally out. Yes, the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has started rolling out to Thunderbolts everywhere yesterday, taking the device from being three versions of Android behind what’s current – to just two. Now that’s some improvement!


Obviously, Verizon stays mum on the reasons why it took so much for this to happen. And if you own a Thunderbolt, please don’t expect your favorite carrier to issue any more ‘big’ updates for this device. Or do. Expect Android 4.1 in mid-2014 at the rate things have been going.

All the information about this software update is available from Verizon over here. The update will reach your device over-the-air, and you’ll get a notification when you can download and install it. Alternatively, you can force your phone to manually check for the update by going to Settings and locating the Software update tab.

After applying the update, you’ll be running Android 4.0.4 with HTC’s Sense 3.6 UI overlay on top.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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