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Gingerbread update for HTC DROID Incredible delayed

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Gingerbread update for HTC DROID Incredible delayed
Gingerbread update for HTC DROID Incredible delayed
We recently reported that the HTC DROID Incredible might not be getting upgraded to Android 2.3. However, according to Android Central, Verizon was ready to send out the update yesterday to 10,000 DROID Incredible users, followed by 50,000 today and the remaining owners of the device on Friday. Unfortunately, it seems that Big Red has put the kibosh on a Gingerbread snack for the HTC DROID Incredible as it appears that the software needs more work.

A message posted on the Verizon support forum for the HTC DROID Incredible says that the update has been delayed so that the product team can go through some more testing. The carrier adds that as soon as more information about a new date for the download is known, they will pass it on. Which means more waiting for DROID Incredible users. Still, we wonder if you can miss something that you've never had in the first place.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

This post from a Verizon employee says that there will be no Gingerbread update for the HTC DROID Incredible right now

This post from a Verizon employee says that there will be no Gingerbread update for the HTC DROID Incredible right now



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posted on 17 Aug 2011, 15:49

1. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Same thing for the Thunderbolt...June 30 no gb

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 16:15 1

2. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


told you the Incredible would get Gingerbread. xD

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 17:10

3. red3razor (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


I have couple ?'s:

1. Anyone know if this includes Sense 3.0?
2. If I upgrade to GB 2.3 via this OTA will it upgrade my baseband making me un-rootable if I wanted a Sense 3.0 Rom?
3. If the updated bb is un-rootable, would anyone take the time an older device/new software?

Just curious, thanks for any replies :)

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 19:23

7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


1. it's very doubtful, it's likely you'll get Sense 2.1 instead due to hardware limitations. however there's likely some Sense 3.0 ROMS out there to partake from.

2. it'll unroot you if you do it OTA but i'm sure a new root method shouldn't be too far behind since they got it done for the EVO 4G w/ Gingerbread.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 15:09

14. Sam (unregistered)


The OTA update has been made into a ROM .zip with root at XDA Developers, for people who want the update but don't want to lose root. Apparently this update does not include Sense 3.0 or 2.1 from what I read. They say that this OTA has Sense 1.0 instead.

Here is a link:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1219407

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 17:12 2

4. digicon (Posts: 114; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)


See what I mean. I don't get what's so good about Android. They were sending an update for "MMS messages send correctly"? "Properly save audio files from MMS"? "Successfully play audio files from MMS"? Is this what is so Grand about Android? Those are normal functions on a Basic Phone, let alone a Smart Phone! "Change songs by tapping the forward button"? ? ? Four months old? $200 bucks? Don't set the bar too high, other OS's might not be able to catch up !

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 20:04 1

8. You are a tool (unregistered)


And how long did it take for iPhone to handle MMS? What was it 2 years after it was released?

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 17:56 1

5. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Im actually gonna keep my incredible now.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 19:01

6. rex0422 (Posts: 30; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


the incredible is great, but now i hv the incredible 2, and it's even better than the incredible. however, i still want this update for my incredible since gingerbread has a lot of new things under the hood.

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 22:54 2

10. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Lol, gotta love Android fragmentation. Manufacturers sucker Android fans in by not updating old devices to force them to buy new ones. Lol, iPhone 3GS gets iOS 5.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 00:06

11. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


and it'll probably run s**tty on it. my friend hated her iPhone 3G after it got updated to iOS 4.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 09:03 2

12. redleg6 (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 May 2011)


bbbaaaaaahhhhhh. bbbaaaaahhhhh.

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