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DROID Incredible OTA Update is Go! Maybe Not? (Updated)

Update: Fake?  As you can see, I was able to replicate the status bar which everyone seems to believe is photoshopped.  However, until we see others receiving this, we should just sit tight.  Sorry for the pre-mature hope.

Just in from one of our readers, this screenshot which shows the Droid Incredible OTA update rolling out right now!  Yay 720p recording!  Yay mobile hotspot!  Yay wireless-N!  Yay other stuff!  What a great Friday.

Let us know if you start seeing notification on your DI…

  • Sabio

    I have four bars at work every day… and either 3 or 4 bars at home… but maybe Verizon has LA covered like blanket.

  • I threw a tweet over to @vzwsupport about the cost of wifi tethering for the incredible.. no surprise it will cost more ( i was hoping it would be free like the Pre.. a man can dream right?) well they didn't deny the fact that wifi tethering will be available for the incredible.. so thats some good news

  • zyrexz

    the update is fake. this is a reply from htc. Thank you for your interest in the Verizon Droid Incredible and updates for the device. However, before releasing a ROM update we have to be sure that the software is going to work properly on your hardware and on your carrier’s network. This testing does take some time but will result in an update that is optimized to work on your device, on your carrier’s network. While we want to release software as soon as we can we will only do so once the software has passed our quality standards. At this time we do not have any information about an update for your device. When the update is released it will be announced on http://www.htc.com. If you’d like we can also take your information and contact you once an update has been released. However, your device by designed is programmed to check the server every 14 days for software updates automatically. To do this manually · Tap Menu · Settings · About Phone · Software Updates

  • I'm practically killing my phone checking every 5mins for the update window..

  • Ulnek75

    did this actually happen? i didn't get any. 🙁

  • S3ph1r0th

    Well, I guess it's time to hock the DI and get me that cool lookin iPhone 4.

  • Rman18

    The above screen shot is obviously fake because there are four bars of signal strength… I've never seen that on my DINC.

    • Sabio

      I have four bars at work every day… and either 3 or 4 bars at home… but maybe Verizon has LA covered like blanket.

  • Hooray update. 😀 I can't upgrade phones til October (I'm still toting a Nokia 6205 clamshell. booooo.) but my heart is set on the DI. (yeah yeah, new stuff will be out by then I bet, but I'm not looking for the 'latest and the greatest')

  • Just called HTC and they told me that they can't give an ETA when the ota will happen but they also told me that they are getting thier severs ready in order to send out the ota. So my guess is we should recieve the update very soon! HTC's phone # is 8664498358

    • Rion33

      So its comming from HTC? Wow I thought it would come from verizon. good to know intresting!

  • Pruittcy

    my bad..this point, lol

  • Pruittcy

    All I know and care about @ thid point is getting my up grade…where is it?!?

  • Andrew

    i studied the images above and notice that this post might be a hoax because the time on the screenshot when the update was recieved was 1:08 pm and then suddenly the update on the other picture is already installed but the time is before the update was recieved. its says 12.21 pm with the full update installed, but the update shouldnt have even been recieved until 1.08 pm. idk but it mite be fake

  • digitalicecream

    Next Droid Commercial: “Apple want's to compare the signal of their flagship device to the signal of our flagship device.” (pan to Iphone user holding their iphone with their three pronged finger-approach) “Ok, we're game. We invite you to come to our corporate stores and hold the Droid's in any way you see fit to place a call. We guarantee that we won't have to sell you a “band-aid” or feed you excuses about our engineers not understanding how to calculate a formula to show you signal strength.” (pan to the Verizon “Can you hear me now?” guy with the network behind him, all holding Droid's with a serious look) Announcer says: “How you like them Apples”… DRRRROOOOOOIIIIDD..

  • Verizon needs to come the hell on and give me my damn update!!!!!!

    • Andrew

      i dont think its verizon its htc

  • Andrew

    has there been a single person from this website that has gotten the OTA yet??????

    • Rion33

      I have not! My friend here in town hasn't either

      • Andrew

        it sux i hate it when they promise something and it ends up being a rumor. its so dumb.

        • Rion33

          I hear you kinda frustrating!

  • Andrew

    im afraid to update it from the this link cuz of the consequences. if anyone is brave enuf try it and take sum screen shots and show explian how everything works. heres the link http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?…

    • PSU

      No Screenshots but the Tutorial on XDA is written well. It worked fine for me. Basically your installing a leaked OTA update from VZW, I would say that manually doing this only worth doing if you plan to root your phone anyways. If you don't root there is no going back after the update. If your rooted already make sure you UNROOT before doing this.

  • Evermour

    Why do I get this feeling that FakeExposer, Tjdem327, and fakemenot are all the same person… well I for one don't think this is fake.

  • droidyourlookingfor

    you can install it manually at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?…

    • SiNep

      yeah but it says you may not be able to go back to stock to get the official update when it comes out. I made the mistake of doing that to my wifes Eris, and I will NOT make the same mistake on my incredible.. Shes still on the leaked 2.1v3 and there is no way to go back. she wont be getting the OTA update that is supposed to be rolling out for it today. Learned my lesson.

      • digitalicecream

        I thought if you are not rooted, then only signed packages could be installed?

        • PSU

          The leaked OTA is signed and installs perfectly, Its also important to note that XDA has also posted a way to rollback to stock if for some reason VZW decides to change the OTA update in anyway. Living on the “bLeading Edge” always has its risks but it's up to the individual to way the risks and decide if its worth doing. Personally for me it was well worth it, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the OTA also included the HTC New Reader which was strangely absent before the update.

          • I don't own a DI, but I downloaded the leaked update, and managed to pull the boot animation from it! And it works on the N1! tiny.cc/droidincboot

          • Sorry, use this link (case sensitive)

  • SiNep

    I'm so bummed this is most likely a hoax 🙁

  • @Kellex what is the link for that wallpaper background on the second screenshot? wow

  • Tjdem327

    Why do you keep deleting my post bro?

  • Tjdem327

    C'mon Kellex…nobody is disputing that you can replicate that…anyone can! You cannot replicate it when your screen is taken over by an update notification…

    If you want I will send you 20 screen shots with the notification bar at varying heights! Someone photoshopped a screen shot of an OTA notification over a screenshot of their screen while touching the notification bar…its not rocket science!

    • PSU

      I'm 99% sure that the screen shot is real, I have my Inc rooted, today I unrooted because of this Post. I used the RUU method to unroot once I did this my phone rebooted and I was prompted that there was an update. I was excited thinking that this was the update people were talking about but it wasn't.,.. But I can assure you that my screen looked exactly like the screenshot above. I have a feeling that who ever sent this probably did what I did and was a little overzealous sending this in thinking it was the OTA that we've been waiting on. Anyway I have proceeded to apply the leaked OTA update and have rerooted. So today is a happy day anyway.

  • andrewcweaver

    I guess we can all confirm that this is not happening today.

  • Derick

    I just spoke with several retail verizon associates from different stores, All of them told me that they are not aware of any update being rolled out today for the DI. I was told by a couple of them that the 2.2 (froyo) update is loosely schedualed to being rolling out within the next 30 days, however, as we all know, these things are always subject to change..so.. from the information I've gathered, and the fact that my Dinc hasnt gotten the update yet, I would think its safe to say this isnt happening, not today anyway. 🙁

  • SWEET i hadn't read about n. i have a whole half block covered so i can now go anywhere with my DI

  • Rion33

    Why is it so hard for Verizon to confirm or deny this? Kinda frustrating!!!

  • wolverinefan

    Good to hear other phone are getting the OTA about our Droid

  • on a sidenote…did everyone see the Apple press conference? What a load of BS, using the eris and saying it drops calls… anyone else hate apple as much as I do?

    • +1

    • Michael_NM

      Amen Zach!!! Using the Eris as a comparison to the “iPhon't 4 righties” is really scarping the bottom of the barrel. I think it's time for Steve to find other “Jobs.”

    • Derick

      My wife has an Eris and its never dropped a call on her! Apple is just making excuses to try and CYA because they made an expensive paperweight.

    • deladroid

      When people say the apple is sweet, I like to eat them.

    • kkj

      Yeah, the Eris was a low-end phone when it came out 8 months ago. $99.99 on contract, quickly went to $79.99 BOGO. The i*hone 4 is $199 or $299, and came out last month. Compare your POS to the DInc, DX, EVO, N1, or even original DROID A855, Apple. I dare you.

  • come on guys, it's not Droid Life's fault, it may be pushing out right now, or someone may have faked it but lets not point fingers here.