HTC Droid Incredible gets update to fix reboot issue

HTC Droid Incredible gets update to fix reboot issue
The HTC Droid Incredible received a software update this morning and while you might have been hoping it was to take the nearly three-year old handset to Android 4.1, or if not that, Android 4.0, inside you knew that those were just crazy dreams. Best to keep such thoughts to yourself because if word got around that you were thinking that HTC and Motorola would update the OG Droid Incredible to Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich, you might find yourself involuntarily committed.

Actually, software version 4.08.605.19 is Android 2.3 based and its main Raison D'etre is to fix a bug that has been haunting users of the phone for some time, and reboots the phone randomly. And yes, this is the only item on Verizon's changelog. Speaking of Big Red, the carrier posts that the size of the update is a puny 4.2MB and that it will take 3 to 4 minutes to download the software and another 5 to 6 minutes to install it. While it is being installed, you will not be able to make emergency calls. Before beginning the update, you should have a fully charged battery and a strong Verizon network or Wi-Fi signal.

The HTC Droid Incredible came to market on April 29th 2010 and was the operator's flagship device, taking over that title from the Motorola DROID. At the end of March 2011, it was the EOL for the model. But for those who have continued to use the phone, this update will allow it to remain usable although frankly, we would suggest updating to a newer phone with the latest specs and features.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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Droid Incredible
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh(5.21h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

damn shame they havent updated the droid incredible 4g lte yet....but maybe sometime in the future i guess

2. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1251; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Haha what! This is ridiculous.

5. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

why? This phone did receive two major OS updates. Froyo & Gingerbread. Its past its useful life in specs.

8. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1251; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Because this phone is now ancient! Even the Nexus One doesn't receive updates anymore plus it's on Verizon.

3. INF1N1TY

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Usually whenever I read an article about a HTC phone receiving an update, it's usually for fixes but not the update that everyone is waiting for.

4. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I loved this phone when I had it.

6. ohiwastedmylife

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

How are they pushing out a new update? The last updates they pushed out were completely bugged and caused the phone to basically no longer function. I had 3 in my family and all of them were reduced to running 0 apps, and constantly saying that they need to download new software that would never ACTUALLY download. I am very confused how they can be doing this?

7. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

first the Thunderbolt...now this? Please, move on from these outdated HTC phones...

9. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

& my DInc 2 is STILL stuck with GB!!!!! dafu@!!!!

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