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Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by jpnestel, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. jpnestel
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    Anyone come from a rooted d1 to the thunderbolt? Is it worth the switch so far?
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    Absolutely!!! This thing is a beast...

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    I have to agree with you there man!!
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    Is Sense not gorgeous? And my flip clock actually flips now!
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    I'm still adjusting to sense UI. For the little time I've been playing with it, It's definitely an upgrade from my D1. I'll be rooting as soon as the devs figure it out

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    Excellent news all around. Thanks guys!
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    Going over to the Verizon store later today to check it out, still using my rooted D1 here!
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    yea i LOVE my D1....just got this baby an hour or so ago...sense is NOT gonna work for me lol...but once it's rooted/I can throw a custom rom on it, it's going to be a monster.

    the screen is amazing dancedroiddancedroiddancedroid

    can't get my apps to sync from market...but i'm sure this will come eventually
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    Beast mode!.. once I have this thing rooted and desensed, ill be happier:)

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    Either getting a thunderbolt or iphone in two weeks...

    Would much prefer the t-bolt but battery life has me worried. There are periods every day where I go through high/ constant usage without charging. Two to three hours, often watching video or playing games. From what I hear the t-bolt might not survive that trip.

    Would love to hear some battery stats from you guys. I admit extreme jealousy. =)

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    Came from a rooted D1 - tried every Rom, Every kernel. Definitely worth it. I was having problems with Android 2.3.3 keeping the baseband radio off till I restarted and for the entire life of my Droid I - I couldn't keep a WiFi connection, even with NEVER set and static ip and ... you name it.

    My Thunderbolt has been connected to my work's WiFi ALL DAY and instantly works when I turn on the screen.

    Even with a 1.25Ghz overclock for OG Droid, the Thunderbolt is much smoother and faster.

    I type 180wpm on my PC keyboard. I type very fast on the virtual keyboard on OG droid and it could never keep up. It can on the Thunderbolt. Me happy about that too.

    I'm erked about the crap loads of bloatware but I promised myself to not spend hours and hours and hours rooting, roming, and kerneling. I just want to enjoy a phone for once. So probably won't root.
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    I did the same thing. Left a rooted Droid1 for the Thunderbolt....worth it is an understatement. So far I love this thing.

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    The 'Bolt definitely seems smoother and faster, but I do miss my Gingerbread D1 running Zeam. I got very accustomed to a very simplistic launcher with only one home screen set up and very little going on, and Sense is quite a shock after that.

    I've been... THUNDERSTRUCK!
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    Finally dumbed the rooted OD1 for the Thunderbolt and got to say it's DEFINITELY worth it BUTTTTT, there is a catch (for me at least)...

    Sense SUCKS!!!!!!!!

    That being said this thing is FAST!!!!!!!!!! faster than the OD EVER could be regardless of ROM or kernel. Until rooting is refined a bit I'm running LauncherPro 'over' the sense (i.e. using it as default homescreen, but since Sense can't be frozen or uninstalled it's still 'running') and there is NO lag on screen rotation or launching/resuming anything!!!

    That being said also be aware that VZW has preloaded it with a RIDICULOUS amount of bloatware (about 4+ Gigs...). Comes with 8G internal memory and upon initial boot you will have only about 3 Gigs available..... LauncherPro lets me hide it for now but can't wait to root and uninstall all that BS...

    All said though, GET IT!!! RUN NOW!!!

    As for battery life, no complaints. Been playing/toying with it all day and battery should be fine for a 'normal' days use. Anyone tells you otherwise for the first week is full of **** anyway because it will take several cycles for the power utility to calibrate anyway.

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    Also, if you can 'upgrade' now you'll get locked into the $30 unlimited for 4G regardless of what they decide to do later (and in all likelyhood they will either go tier or double the price....)
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    Ya I like it so far. But gonna take some time to get used to

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    This past weekend I was at Cascade Lake in Idaho and took some pictures. On the way home we stopped and had lunch with my sister. I was going to show her my pictures on my OG Rooted Droid and the damned thing locked up tight on me. That was when I decided it was time to replace. Those lock ups only occured about less than 5% of the time but always when I was showing something. I just got tired of the 5% fail rate.

    Granted...I push my phone to it's limits. I know people who OC to 1200 or more and run ultra low voltage kernels so the phone is capable of more but mine would only go for 1Ghz with medium voltage. Otherwise I was getting constant force closes. If I would have backed it down to 800 mhz I am pretty sure I could have gotten rid of the 5% fail rate.

    But this TBolt has not had a single FC today and it runs faster and smoother than my OG Droid OCed to 1Ghz.

    The sad thing is, this morning I installed Pete's new OC kernel that uses average LVs and the phone was smokin! I probably should have gave it some time to see if it would work consistently. BUt I had already made up my mind I was getting this TBolt when it launched. So I will hand the OG down to my wife and see how she likes it. She's never had a smart phone. She has taken one picture on her cell phone ever. She just learned how to text. This thing should rock for her!

    Nate
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    Spare battery.
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    I picked up a TB yesterday, and coming from a D1 it's a huge improvement! So far the battery life has been much better for me as well.
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    I came from a D1 also got it the first week they came out, rooted it shortly after that, until now,nothing has really been worth the switch,at least for me glad I held out for this phone.
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    cant wait to find out. rooted D1 from the start and loved it...will def miss this little guy
    but my Thunderbolt will be here Tuesday and so looking forward to it
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