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Droid Incredible has been Rooted!

Seriously!  The Droid Incredible has been rooted!  After all those fake postings, speculation and overall nastiness, there are actual instructions on how to root your keyboardless beast.  Should you try it?  If you are one brave soul.  It appears to be quite the difficult process and one that I’m even a little scared to try.  Good luck!

Full instructions here.

Cheers everyone who sent this in!

  • http://www.lead411.com/Lorie_Dabney_1925319.html Lorie Dabney

    Your blog seems interesting…Well the Second! Kellex i will try it tonight when i get home from work unless u get braver and try between now and then. Let us know how it goes. Thank you

  • Hndacivic2002

    Probably an iPhag

  • Hndacivic2002

    Probably an iPhag

  • Dpry3580

    Indeed. I LOVE this site. I have an Incredible and still come here daily (hourly) for latest news. I get a chuckle when those stuck with a Moto try to find flaws with HTC Incredible. “It's light, so it's cheap. etc”. Give me a break. You should rename this to incorporate all droid devices.

  • Dpry3580

    Guess you haven't compared it to a Moto droid.
    Incredible is TWICE the phone.
    I was lucky enough to swap my “brick” moto in for the incredible 29 days after geting it.
    The incredible BLOWS THE MOTO away, big time.

  • andrew401

    I watched this whole process go down last night, the Shadowmite team is absolutely crazy at what they do. but to be honest to get this to work you HAVE TO BE SOOOO LUCKY ( to get adb in recovery ). They are working out all the kinks and we should have a more simple way to root very soon everyone

  • Sittingbill

    If Droid incredible can be Rooted Why Cant 2.1 Droid be rooted?

    • Falcon34

      There is already a process out to root a Droid running 2.1. It involved going back to 2.0.1, but regardless it was a process that worked. So basically nobody wanted to put in a lot of work to figure out ANOTHER way when there was this process already available.

  • http://twitter.com/johnerod75 Johnny Rodriguez

    those ar some serious instructions..lol.. but than again it wasnt baby steps with the droid at first.. ergo..why i waited a bit for the process of rooting to be easier and more apealling.. cuz what to do if u root ur incredible.. is there roms out there that work yet even?? or do u just sit with superuser and just plain root access awaiting pete to make BB compatible with incredible?

  • rdunseith

    Something to do tonight. Woo Hoo!!

  • http://twitter.com/Durrock2000 Derek Weber

    I bet there's gonna be a lot of “dropped” incredibles going back to the insurance company in the next week.

    • mortiz1978

      Yeah and the insurance will return it! LOL

      • andrew401

        No they wont, there is no solid proof that they tried altering the phone at this time. I could see if you brought them an already rooted phone then yeah ( if they even noticed i know more about their phones then they do ). Also I have returned 3 rooted phones already no problems at all.

  • Aol

    HTC is crap not worth my time.

    • nick

      ur retarted htc makes the best phones pretty much why dont u pick urself up an evo and incredible then we'll see what u say

    • Dpry3580

      Guess you haven't compared it to a Moto droid.
      Incredible is TWICE the phone.
      I was lucky enough to swap my “brick” moto in for the incredible 29 days after geting it.
      The incredible BLOWS THE MOTO away, big time.

  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica Marchand

    umm yeah.. that's not confusing at all..

  • mortiz1978

    This is too risky bc the instructions are too short. I will wait for someone to make it simpler or Kellex does a video on it. I know he owns a Droid Incredible!

  • aarynk

    Those instructions are pretty intense right now… will wait till Hopefully an easier way comes out! But awesome work non the less!!!

  • http://twitter.com/papibone5 alphonso reeves

    Hey off subject but I'm getting a new replacement Droid today and it will have 2.0.1 on it I was wondering is theres a way to root that to 2.1 with root access

    • litdroid

      Your replacement will have 2.1 on it. It'll say on top of the box that it comes in which version it has…

      If it's 2.1, just use this: http://www.droid-life.com/2010/05/06/guide-to-r

    • http://twitter.com/Durrock2000 Derek Weber

      2.0.1 is the easier one to root. I think you can just load rom manager and get rooted whatever from there.

    • nick

      no it will have 2.1 already

  • Jefisher83

    Can someone please explain to me the benefits of rooting? I've researched and everything references “superuser” access. What does that mean to someone knows nothing about programing?

    In the words of the great Michael Scott – “Explain this to me like I'm 5.”

    Thanks Kellex and Droid Life – great site!

    • EC8CH

      Some apps will only run if you have root. These apps let you do cool things like wifi tether for example.

      You can overclock, which means you phone will run faster and smoother (albeit a little hotter).

      You can also customize more if you have root. You can install custom roms and themes.

      You can brag to your friends that you're a bigger geek than they are.

      • MegaFishSticks

        Sic, makes sense. Thanks EC8!

    • Napes

      I'll handle this one. Take the Droid Incredible out of your mouth, and hand it to an adult. Five year olds shouldn't have such nice toys.

    • EC8CH

      Superuser is kind of like having an Administrator account on Windows. It gives you access to the system files that you otherwise wouldn't if you had just a “User” account.

    • kellex
      • MegaFishSticks

        Thx Kellex!

  • Mmmmmm

    Awesomesauce!

  • EC8CH

    Droid-Life:

    All your root are belong to us.

  • TheDon

    Wow, that is pretty advanced… and you need good timing too! Not gonna try this on my wife's phone anytime soon, I'll just stick with my Moto Droid for all my rooting needs until there is an easier way.

    • john

      Heh. I'm in the same situation. We actually kind of fought over who would get the Incredible (used the BOGO at Verizon)….I thought I had lost at the time. But now I'm glad I have the MotoDroid. Rooted with BBv1.1. And there is NO WAY I am attempting to root her Incredible until it becomes as easy as it is on the Droid. Ain't no way I'm THAT stupid! :-)

  • http://twitter.com/Beca019 Rebeca Ibarra

    Yay! But I'm scared to try it since there has been fake ones can someone let me know if it does work

    • kellex

      As far as I know this works, but it appears to be fairly risky.

  • kulz

    DL has now officially became the go to site for Incredible owners! Have fun folks!

    • Dpry3580

      Indeed. I LOVE this site. I have an Incredible and still come here daily (hourly) for latest news. I get a chuckle when those stuck with a Moto try to find flaws with HTC Incredible. “It's light, so it's cheap. etc”. Give me a break. You should rename this to incorporate all droid devices.

  • Eric

    Second! Kellex i will try it tonight when i get home from work unless u get braver and try between now and then. Let us know how it goes.

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    CONGRATS KELLEX, AND ALL INCREDIBLE OWNERS!!! :-) +1!!!

  • slackerjoe

    WOO HOO First!! oh and AWESOME!!!! =)