Are you Glad you Chose the Thunderbolt?

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Hello all,

I currently have a droid X. My thunderbolt is on order and currently in transit to my house. I had the droid 1 which was a good phone, but then quickly jumped on the X when it came out. It has some great features but I have been fairly disappointed with it and feel that it was a rushed phone to get out into production. I'm excited to try the new sense 2.0 and get away from the motoblur.

With all the hype and talk about the new featured phones about to come out this summer are you still glad you purchased the thunderbolt or now that you have it do you wished you would have waited? I am usually only satisfied with my phones for about 8 months so I'm hoping this will blow me away enough to withstand the new 2 year only contract.

Whats your thoughts?

-Any big issues?
-Wish you would have waited for the new featured phones?
-The battery really that bad or is that coming from the people who dont know how to make their android phones last more than 3 hours?
 
Well, me personally, no I'm not glad. I had to sell it. But it's only because I couldn't get it on metro, and I will never sign my soul away to verizon.

The phone itself is great though imo. If it weren't for the above, I'd still have it and be loving it. It's fast, it's good, and it's stylish. Best phone on htc's line as far as I'm concerned. If you don't mind a shorter battery life than normal that is.
 
Well, me personally, no I'm not glad. I had to sell it. But it's only because I couldn't get it on metro, and I will never sign my soul away to verizon.

The phone itself is great though imo. If it weren't for the above, I'd still have it and be loving it. It's fast, it's good, and it's stylish. Best phone on htc's line as far as I'm concerned. If you don't mind a shorter battery life than normal that is.

what do you mean by, "couldn't get it on metro?"
 
op see your pm, and some people try to flash phones to metro pcs you can do that with the droid and droid x.
 
coming from an iphone on verizon, i LOVE the thunderbolt. i am very happy with my decision. i am so glad i came back to android.

the only issue i've had is the weather being inaccurate on the weather/clock widget. i've noticed when i randomly check my phone that it usually corrects itself.
 
Niggling issues that I'm guessing they'll fix.
It's unfortunate that htc didn't study the things motorola did right.
 
Yes, I have a major hard on for my thunderbolt still. I came from OG droid which I had since the week it came out, and nothing else inspired me to jump ship. That includes playing with the X and my girlfriend's incredible.

That being said, it will probably take some time to get the kinks out and get the battery life, interface, and setup where you want it. And obviously, everything is better rooted.

If at first you're unsatisfied, give it a couple days and see if you don't fall in love.

Thunderstruck
 
How difficult is it to root your phone and are there serious dangers if you muck something up? I have always wanted to do it with my droid 1 and my X but everytime I would consider it, I would hear a horror story about how someone bricked their phone and had to drop $500+ on a new phone. Anyone have a link or video that gives step by step instructions?

thanks for the info guys! keep em coming!!!
 
Not that hard tbh. Thunderbolt was the first android I've ever rooted, and it was pretty easy.
 
I have no regrets, although It's not a perfect phone,there is no such thing. I upgrading from a Droid1 and it is so much faster. I Live in a 4 G area and this baby flies! Takes a little getting use to the differences and Sense, but if I can do it anyone can.
 
I like this phone a lot. No phone is perfect though, and if you keep waiting for that one you will still be waiting. I came from the Moto Droid and used Launcher Pro, a great app that gave me 7 screens (plus some other things); this phone comes with 7. This phone does things that I had apps for that I don't need any more. You said it's already on it's way so give it a chance. I would recommend an extended battery though.
 
How difficult is it to root your phone and are there serious dangers if you muck something up? I have always wanted to do it with my droid 1 and my X but everytime I would consider it, I would hear a horror story about how someone bricked their phone and had to drop $500+ on a new phone. Anyone have a link or video that gives step by step instructions?

thanks for the info guys! keep em coming!!!
[Exclusive] How To Root The HTC ThunderBolt And Unlock Its Bootloader | Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police
I used those instructions to root. Tried the 1-click method on xda and it didn't work and was a pain to fix to go back to square 1 and use this method. If you don't know adb, learn it and love it. It can get you out of some hairy situations (my situation being half rooted with the 1-click method is a good example lol). This time around I got blessed with a phone that CAN handle higher frequencies and lower voltages, unlike my D1. Battery life isn't terrible once you settle down and stop running 25 speed tests a day and playing on the internet constantly because you're so impressed that your 4g is faster than wifi


all in all, I loved my droid, was an amazing phone and revolutionized phones for me. But I have ZERO regrets about getting the fast, smooth and did I mention fast, thunderbolt, and sense 2.0 has grown on me, the ability to change skins and the great selection on xda is plenty of fun. Almost like theme chooser on CM7 but better IMO
 
Just came from returning mine. Upgraded from a Droid x and I'm not in a 4g area so based on features alone upgrading was more of a 1.0 to 1.5 upgrade vs a 1.0 to 2.0 upgrade.Aside from the slight increase in speed. There is no point. Eger to see what the next few vz phones offer.
 
Had a dx and a d1 I love the tbolt. I understand that people have a love hate for either htc or moto. SO far I am impressed with the tbolt. It is what I wanted my dx to be. Oh and to those saying that "we dont need to touch the kernel" well I say bologna. The kernel I am using actually helped with battery life and cooling the phone down. The headphone actually locks into the jack unlike my previous droids. The device feels solid. And sense is better than blur. Gingerblur has some features that are better than sense, but I like the ability to change skins with sense. Basically I say go to a vzw corporate store and play with it and see if its you. To me I am satisfied with my purchase but their are people on here who took it back.
Rooting the device: Please make sure you can use adb just in case. I started with a one click but had to finish using adb. I basically know adb but was too lazy at the time.
 
I like this phone a lot. No phone is perfect though, and if you keep waiting for that one you will still be waiting. I came from the Moto Droid and used Launcher Pro, a great app that gave me 7 screens (plus some other things); this phone comes with 7. This phone does things that I had apps for that I don't need any more. You said it's already on it's way so give it a chance. I would recommend an extended battery though.

Oh I will give it a chance. I'm stoked to get it and I have done my research on the phone. I know what to expect. I used Launcher pro also on my droid X but the rotation ability on the home screen clashed with my motorola phone for some reason. kept power cycling and shutting off. I uninstalled the LP and tried ADW which still ended up giving me the same issue. I ran a stock X for several months till an update in ADW gave the option to lock the home screen in Horizontal or vertical mode. since then I have had no issues. I will be glad to throw LP back on my phone when I get my TB. LP is the best!
 
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