How To Download And Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread On HTC Droid Incredible


25.05.2011

How To Download And Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread On HTC Droid Incredible

Great news for Droid Incredible users because the most awaited release, Google’s Gingerbread has now been released, and it’s available for the wide public. We will show you a step-by-step tutorial on how you can update your Droid to this latest OS.

This update is bringing a lot of new features and enhancements, and the most important one is the life battery increase, because it was specially created for a longer battery life. Gingerbread 2.3 update for the Droid Incredible is also resolving the force close errors, which had become very common.

We previously shown you how to update to this latest release, but unfortunately, the version was very instable, so that’s why we’re going to show you another tutorial on how to root your Droid Incredible.

Let me tell, and please don’t forget, that this is not the official version, but a beta release leaked on the web. This will not affect your smartphone in any way, but if you have a rooted device, you will loose your root access after upgrading it.

You have to simply pay attention and follow our instructions so you can easily flash your device with Gingerbread. Remember that Google’s Gingerbread 2.3.4 update should be available real soon, but until then, let’s proceed with the tutorial on how to update the HTC Droid Incredible.

Prerequisites:

  • Please make sure to create a backup of all applications, contacts, pictures, SMS, videos, because if something goes wrong, all of your data will be irrevocably deleted. After you finish the update process, you can restore your data immediately.

  • Double check if your battery has at least %50 power remaining or more, because the actual process will drain a lot of battery life from your device. Keep in mind that if the device shuts down during the process, you will have to take it over again.

  • The smartphone’s firmware will be updated, so all the APN settings, such as access to the Internet, will be deleted. You have to save your APN settings and the MMS settings so you can easily restore them when you finish.

  • If your device was previously rooted, you will also lose this thing too, because of the firmware upgrade of course.

  • By upgrading the device you won’t lose the warranty so pay attention and follow our simple tutorial.

How To Install Gingerbread On The HTC Droid Incredible:

  • The first thing you have to do is to download the Gingerbread package for the HTC Droid Incredible and unzip it on your desktop for easy access. When you try to unzip the folder, if you are asked for a password, remember to enter ‘androidadvices.com’.

  • After the extraction has finished, the two files fetched have to copied into your SD card root.

  • Copy the files, after which you have to turn off the device and boot it in the Clockwork Mod Recovery mode.

  • When the device starts in CWM mode, you will have to restore the device to it’s factory settings, so all the cache files will be deleted before the actual installation process.

  • In the CWM Mode list you will notice the ‘install zip for SD card’ option. Select that option and then choose ‘DroidIncredible2.3′ to finish the update process.

  • Next thing to do is to update the device with the Radio, by rebooting the device in the HBOOT mode by pressing the volume Down key and the Power Button in the same time.

  • Now flash the file named PB31IMG.zip and the process will start. Now have patience and let the process finish, and you’re done, notice that Android Gingerbread 2.3 is now installed on your device, congratulations.

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