Thunderbolt roms?

Discussion in 'Thunderbolt Roms' started by pbguy8709, Mar 24, 2011.

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    So um thinking about getting the HTC Thunderbolt here soon... are there any good non-buggy roms out for it yet?

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    jesus man, it's been a week! been rooted since saturday or so. tons of developer support behind this phone so go grab one, root, and wait patiently like the rest of us :)
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    I have run 2 alpha ROMs, so the support is there. The Devs are working their butts off to get stuff out to the public.

    VERY basic for now, but the sense OS is good enough standalone IMO.

    Get the phone...the devs will have stuff out in due time.
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    Haha I was just curious I didn't know if its worth to switch from my dx or just switch..

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    Dooo Eeet!
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    there are a lot of good developers getting the thunderbolt im excited for the future


    Thunderbolt rooted and running virusrom
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    What makes it better than the DX though?

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    I just went from the DX to the TB and loved the DX.

    Basically every aspect of the TB is better than my old X except battery life.
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    All hardware aside, it has an unlocked bootloader. There will be way more ROM's available for it, and they will be full ROM's not just a glorified theme. Plus with a locked bootloader like the DX, you cannot upgrade to the next version of android until they release something from Moto, then the developers have to work with what they get.

    Is it worth the switch? That is an understatement!
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    lol sorry didn't mean to be difficult...to echo the above post though, the unlocked bootloader is the ticket...


    keys open doors....
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    Haha this does sound pretty sweet I think I'm gonna switch... I just don't know anything about HTC I've always used Motorola

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    me too man, I was in the same boat...love motorola phones, certainly leary of htc...but the good thing about android is, when you can root, and remove htc sense alltogether, it's basically the smae software with rockin' new hardware dancedroid
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    Haha but is the actual phones built well?

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    Only complaints so far:

    1: Battery door is ridiculous to get off, already got a small gouge on the phone from prying it open.

    2: Signal is worse, usually 1-2 bars lower than my D1 or DX was. Although it still has no reception issues, i can still make calls and transfer data just fine.
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    Hmmm.... I'm definitely considering getting it now... I'm still a lil wary of HTC Idk though lol

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    had the droid x and decided it wasnt better than the droid incredible simply because it wasn't completely hacked which meant I was limited in what I could do rom wise.

    If the X had been completely unlocked well then the X is better in many ways but unfortunately its LOCKED DOWN I am not ok with the way ROMs work on that thing so it is in my girlfriends hands.

    I can say this though the X has amazing call quality and great signal it also has IMO the best noise cancelling which has to do with it having 3 mics vs everyone else having 1 or 2 mics.

    The screen on the X is crap

    The camera on the TB is noticeably better than both the DX and the DI
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    +1000000, except for the comment on battery life. Before I rooted my TBolt, I was getting the same battery life as my Droid X (Note: No 4G connection).

    So bascially all things equal (and setup the same), the TBolt does not have battery issues and absolutely smokes my Droid X in performance.

    Now that I have Rooted my HTC and removed the bloatware, I am getting close to 20 hours on the standard battery. If nothing else, Root and remove bloatware yourself, no need to load a custom ROM until there are more out there.
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    I'm thinking of returning my tbolt due to reception and battery. I live it but I am stuck at 0 to 1 bar of service (3g). My X got full signal in the same places. Hell my wife's iPhone gets better reception side by side than the tbolt and we were on us verge of raking it back. One question though what do u all think of the incredible 2. I want a HTC device but also want unlocked bootloader?

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    one thing you might want to consider.. have you noticed the phone actually suffering lost calls or an "ACTUAL" degradation in signal?

    I have noticed (and read a few places) that the TB's icons for signal might show a lack of signal when it is actually getting a great, functional,, fast signal...

    I am in Idaho.. not a ton of towers and certainly no 4G.. in my house I typically show 1-3 bars out of 4 and always have a great, FAST 3G connection...
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    Sometimes I get a window that says can't display webpage. Also while I was asleep last night it was unplugged and when woke up I checked battery stats and under phone idle of was 6 hours and 45 minutes up time with 84% of time without signal. My X never did that. I really like the phone but I think the signal loss also is hurting my battery life. If I reboot it drops 10% no matter what. I am really considering Samsung galaxy s2 or incredible 2. I still have 7 days to return tbolt.

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