It looks like Verizon and HTC haven’t completely forgot about the once reigning champion in the HTC ThunderBolt. A new software build for the ThunderBolt was leaked today although sadly this appears to still be Android 2.3 Gingerbread — no Ice Cream Sandwich just yet. Most likely this has been scratched for the Android 4.0 update we are still waiting for, but this brings some improvements for those interested.

According to the folks at Android Police this is a pretty decent little leaked update. If you feel like giving it a try you’ll get fixes for mobile hotspot issues and disconnects, volume problems have been resolved, VZNav has been updated, and they’ve added tons of stability to the device that should resolve some reboots.

Last we heard HTC was preparing to offer some test builds of ICS for the ThunderBolt but that was all. According to HTC the Thunderbolt will indeed be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich — the question is when. While you can try MIUI or CyanogenMod for the ThunderBolt many are probably still waiting for the official ICS and sadly today isn’t the day. Stay tuned for more details and head to the source link below for full details on the leak.

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[via Android Police]