The HTC Droid Incredible is a smartphone manufactured by HTC Corporation under Android opertaing system and this device is similar to the Sprint HTC Evo 4G. There is a good news for HTC Droid Incredible users that they can update their device with the latest Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich AOKP Buld firmware. All thanks to 72ls1 of XDA Developers forum member who is a creator of this workaround. This update is not released by HTC and there is no date when it is rolling out.
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HTC Droid Incredible Quick Specs:
The HTC Droid Incredible runs on Android 2.1 Eclair operating system and it is powered by 1 GHZ Scorpion CPU, Adreno 200 GPU and Qualcomm QSD8650 Snapdragon. The phone packs with 3.7 inches Amoled capacitive touchscreen display with the resolution of 480×800 pixels and pixel density that is 252ppi.
It comes with 8 megapixel rear camera and no secondary camera. Other features are corning gorilla glass, HTC Sense UI, Optical trackball, 8GB Storage, microSD card slot upto 32GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, bluetooth, microUSB 2.0, A-GPS support and dedicated search key. The HTC Droid Incredible has the battery life upto 1300 mAh battery.
Please note that carefully, this update can only be applied by users who are on Rooted Firmware, if non rooted you cannot apply this update.
Note: After the rooting, if you are unable to access the internet, then you will have to reconfigure the APN settings after updating this firmware to access the data services and the Internet services as all the Internet APN settings will be reset.
Prime Requisites :
- Take Backup of your Android device contacts, your apps and your accounts associated with it.
- Make sure Your Android device is atleast 50% charged so that it can’t get switched off.
- Disable Anti virus and other tools in your computer.
Android 4.0.3 ICS Features:
- Facebook contact sync
- ROM control application
- ICS Style toggles
- Built from AOSP
- Superuser And Busybox built from source
- Deodexed and unsecure boot.img
Things Which Works:
- Google Voice
- USB Mounting
Things Do Not Work:
- EMMC Mounting
- Flash for websites
- You tube is choppy
- Some have issues reading music
How To Install Android 4.0.3 ICS AOKP Build Firmware On HTC Droid Incredible:
Step 1: Enable USB Debugging mode on your device, You can do this
Settings> Applications> Development
Step 3: Then connect the device using USB data cable and copy the ICS zip file along with Google Apps to your phone SD card.
Step 4: Disconnect the phone from computer, turn off the phone and enter into recovery mode.
Step 5: The boot loader mode can be entered by pressing Volume Up + OK Button and holding both simultaneously press the Power button.
Step 6: After entering into boot loader mode, select the option “Recovery” to enter the device in the recovery mode.
Step 7: In recovery mode, Navigate to “Install zip from sd card” and then select “ Choose Zip from sd card” to select the ICS zip file which you have placed in your phone followed by which you need to select the Zip file of Google Apps which you also have placed.
Step 8: As soon as firmware is updated, the phone will either restart or land up in recovery mode. In recovery mode screen, select Go Back and select the option “reboot system now” for rebooting the device.
Note: Check your firmware version by going to Settings> About Phone> Firmware version and you will find the version of Android 4.0.3 ICS firmware. If not applied, repeat the process again.
Congracts! You have successfully Installed Android 4.0.3 ICS AOKP Build Firmware On HTC Droid Incredible.