Friday, May 27, 2011

CyanogenMod 7.1.0-RC0.2 Alpha Build

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Adrynalyne, from the das BAMF team, wrote up a very nice list of all the thunderbolt radios plus some helpful combinations of cdma and lte radios. Check out the link below for all your radio needs.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Leaked Gingerbread Radio May Brick

There has been much excitement surrounding the release of the new gingerbread roms, but the leaked radio that is required with these builds might be bricking some thunderbolts. It is strongly advised to revert back to a froyo rom and radio. More details can be found if you follow the link below.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Das BAMF 2.0

Das BAMF 2.0, which is built from the leaked gingerbread rom, has hit and is sporting many of the cool features from sense 3.0 including the lockscreen, weather, weather wallpaper, and more. This build does require the leaked gingerbread radio to be flashed.

Update: Leaked gingerbread radio has been known to brick phones, proceed with caution.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Battery Life Solution

If your having short battery life issues with your thunderbolt, I would suggest buying some cheap batteries off ebay and carrying a fully charged battery with you throughout the day. If your phone runs low, just swap the battery for the fully charged one. Most packages come with a wall charger just for the batteries, so it makes having extra, fully charged batteries very simple. I bought two 1500mAh batteries and a wall charger off ebay for $10 shipped. Yes, they aren't really 1500mAh batteries, but they do last me a good 6 or 7 extra hours after my OEM battery runs out. When I have a fully charged, extra battery in my pocket, I'm never afraid to use my phone to it's awesome potential.

Monday, May 16, 2011

CyanogenMod 7.1.0-RC0 Alpha Build

@LayherDaddy just announced a new build is up for cm7 on the thunderbolt. Get it while its hot!

by LayherDaddy

HTC Gingerbread Test Build Leaked

This morning a test build for the upcoming official gingerbread update was leaked. It originally was not flashable but @jcase took care of that. Currently, the back camera appears to be broken. Below is a video demo from droid-life and a link to the instructions to flash from androidpolice.

Update: Jcase fixed many issues with this build, including the camera.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

First OTA Update

The new htc update is rolling out to non-rooted devices now, and guess what, it's exactly the same as the leaked update from weeks ago released by jcase. This release has some issues with random reboots but has improved battery life and gps. I've been enjoying the new build and radio in das bamf v1.6.3.

Free Hotspot Till June 15

The thunderbolt has had free hotspot from launch till tomorrow I believe, but Verizon has extended that till June 15th. Since the free wireless tether app has been removed from the market, here is a link to download the apk for after June 15th.

Monday, May 9, 2011

How to Flash Leaked Radio

In order for this to work, the HTCThunderbolt needs to be S-OFF. Flashing the radio with a corrupt file or interrupting the flash, can brick the device, please proceed with caution.

Note: There have been reports of gps issues with this radio. Although, I have not had any problems myself.

1.) download the new radio Here

2.) You have to check the md5 sum! It should match this exactly. 8e166e93a9a72cb7955440720ba8869a

If you don’t know how to check the md5 sum watch the beginning of my video Here

3.) The file is already named correctly, so you just need to place it on the root of your sd card. Not in any folder or subfolder.

4.) Shutdown your phone. Then hold the volume down button and the power button until your phone boots to the bootloader. It should then find the zip file and ask you if you want to apply the update, select yes (volume up). It will flash, then tell you it was successful and push the power button to reboot.

Link to download more radios