If at first you don't succeed: HTC Droid Incredible gets another Gingerbread update

If at first you don't succeed: HTC Droid Incredible gets another Gingerbread update
It doesn't seem so long ago that the HTC Droid Incredible was added to Verizon's growing Android line up, offering some in-house competition to the original Motorola DROID. And while the original DROID closed out its successful long run at Verizon with Android 2.2 aboard, the HTC Droid Incredible was updated to Android 2.3.4 in September.

The first batch of Gingerbread for the device did not go down so smoothly and a number of HTC Droid Incredible users subsequently complained of having issues with their phone. Instead of dealing with these problems on a case-by-case basis, HTC decided to replace the first update with a second one which recently was sent out to users of the device. The 8.6MB 4.08.605.02 patch can be found by going to Menu > Settings > Software Update > Check Now.

Besides bringing a more stable version of Gingerbread to the device, the update adds a Download Manager app that allows you to manage your downloads from the browser or email app. Under Manage Applications, a new real-time tab displays a list of active apps and the storage and memory being used by each. The update also makes it easier to select a word to edit, or to copy and paste. A long-press on a word selects the letters to be copied and a second press copies the entire word.

Certain bugs will be fixed with the update including the ability to send MMS messages correctly, and save audio files from them. And device users will be able to send a Vcard through a SMS message. A internet connection will be able to be made using Bluetooth and VZ Navigator will now work over Wi-Fi.

After the update, Droid Incredible owners will be able to change songs in the music player by clicking on Fast Forward, the camera will not operate correctly without a microSD card inserted and the City ID app has been repaired.

All things considered, the Gingerbread update might make the HTC Droid Incredible seem like a brand new phone. Of course, this was said back in September, but hopefully, in this case, the second time is the charm.

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)



1. vs1979

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 13, 2009

Got one yesterday!

2. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Got mine , but, nexus 4.0 is a must

3. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I pass on this phone more than a year ago for the Droid X and dont know if ti was the right decision.... the Dx got the worst of me... while I got the best of it...

4. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

had a friend who was excited about the update last night. says his incredible is running better than ever.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Good job, HTC. Though it would have been nice to see this update earlier.

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well if you don't succeed then try, try again.

7. idaman12000

Posts: 39; Member since: May 03, 2011

Update to 2.3.4 works awesome

8. vzwincred

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

it's been 5 hours since my phone came off the charger and the battery has gone down more than usual. I'll see how it does tomorrow...

13. vs1979

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 13, 2009

same problem. used to charge it once a day, now twice :(

9. SethPearl

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

I received my update this morning. I was then on the phone with Verizon tech support for an hour trying to fix the problem the update caused. My phone was unusable. They had to reset my phone to factory spec. Lost a lot of stuff. Suggest you do a backup befor the install.

10. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

You don't remember your gmail account password? All you do is reload everything using your account.

11. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Just got 4.0 for my HTC incredible

12. vs1979

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 13, 2009

4.0, what is this update for?

14. vzwincred

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

I'm curious to see what was in the update. anyone know?

15. tehcnoboy

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Yeah the phone runs faster but it brings some horrible things. Battery life on mine only lasts 3 hours before it's already in the orange add 45 more min and you're looking at an almost dead phone. Plus on-top of it not I keep getting the notification every so often my phone storage is low....low my a$$ I have over 500MB available (as everything I could I put on my SD card). Also it's getting quite hot lately more than normal. There's supposed to be two updates the one 4.06 software build and a smaller one 4.08 build - if you can get the 4.08 to update good luck as when myself as others tried to update it we got the phone storage is low need to make room to allow for update and what do you know still plenty of room and now the update is no longer available for the gingerbread software build 4.08 - If you just google you'll see there's people having a bunch of issues.

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