Last Updated: May 25th, 2011

UPDATE: The Gingerbread radio is apparently being linked to hard bricks. We have removed the link for the time being, until this issue is resolved, or a new radio version is leaked.

This morning 911Sniper dropped a leaked Gingerbread test build for the HTC Thunderbolt, but there was one issue: it wasn't flashable. Our buddy Justin Case from TeamAndIRC immediately took it to the lab and started dissecting its parts to see what needed to be done. When he returned, blood soaked and sweating, he delivered an amazing thing to us - a working Gingerbread ROM. Flashable, functional, and near-official, we offer this to you as download. Grab it, flash it, and let us know how it works out for you.

This is for rooted devices only!

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It's worth noting that LTE has not been tested on this build, so if you live in an LTE area and decide to give this a go, let us know your results.

It can take upwards of 5 minutes for this ROM to flash, and 10 minutes for the first boot after flash. Please be patient!

In order for this ROM to function properly, the setup wizard had to be removed, so you will have to enter your account information in the Accounts & Sync setting menu

Installation Instructions:
  • Download both the ROM (0ba18ca101a0295df37bba36b562d210)and the radio (52dd83aa40e30186c9fbefafd1bab534).
  • Rename PG05IMG_gingerradio.zip to PG05IMG.zip and drop it onto the root of your SD Card.
  • Put mecha_gingerjane.zip onto the root of your SD Card
  • Boot into recovery
  • Do a Nandroid Backup!
  • Perform a factory reset
  • Flash mecha_gingerjane.zip, DO NOT REBOOT
  • Using ADB, reboot to bootloader
    • adb shell
    • reboot bootloader
  • If in fastboot mode, switch to bootloader mode and allow the updated radios to flash.
  • Enjoy!

UPDATE: For those that have already flashed this, you'll need to install this file in order to get package manager working again.

UPDATE 2: As of 2:00PM CST (12:00PM PST), the link to the original ROM download has been updated to include the package manager fix.

For future updates, questions, or problems check out the this thread over at XDA.

If you use this and wish to make a donation for Justin's hard work, he request that you simply make a donation to any charity of your choice.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • lortay78

    Sweet. Thanks for all you do for us!

  • http://phone-central.com/ Be

    nice, rooted only, rooted only

  • Magicadder

    Thanks to JCase and 911Sniper for the hard work that was put in to release this so quickly.

    Let the Gingerbread Development for the TBolt Begin!

  • Jason

    I have 4G service working with this ROM/Radio.

  • Jason

    Scratch that. Keeps rebooting. 4G icon shows up before it reboots though.

  • Cee

    No sense 3.0 with Gingerbread? that sucks.

  • jcase

    For those with activation issues run this patch http://www.multiupload.com/PSKESDD0XQ

  • Rami

    oopsie i rebooted. didnt see the instructions dammit. Fix?

  • Rami

    nvm it still worked. everything is fcing

  • Rami

    yepp just data wiped. Radio flashing time


    4 g works good for me.. now we need some custom roms. its a little blan. Great work thanks!

  • versatu

    camera is working only with front camera
    u need to touch the new icon
    and the freezing problem u will solve it going in the camera settings and under review duration select no review

  • Yisroel

    How do I get back to my old rom? recover the nandroid backup?

  • s

    Non rooted yet?

    • Yisroel

      Rooted of course

  • John

    Was working fine, loaded a kernel from kernel lite. Flashed kernel and now phone will not go past bootloader screen.

  • Alex Torma

    Any known current bugs on this ROM?

  • Mario


    i am new with this. i dont have any expirience.
    can me somebody explain how to do it exactly step by step.
    how to boot into recovery
    how to do a Nandroid Backup!
    hot to flash mecha_gingerjane.zip

    thanks in advace!

  • Ashique

    get official update from the website i foundm

    it is working !!