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DROID Incredible Kernel Source Code Released

Good news for the Droid Incredible rooted crowd came out today with the release of the kernel source code from HTC for the DI and a bundle of other devices.  Apparently there are all kinds of Froyo goodies mixed into this code that should allow for developers to really start producing some bug-free ROMs, a task that has been difficult and frustrating to this point.  Yay!

And why is it that HTC has released Android 2.2 code for the Incredible but we have yet to see it actually on the device?  An amazing question that I’m not sure anyone has the answer to.  Should we start assuming that an update is imminent?

Head over to HTC’s Developer Center to download it all.

Cheers John and sam!

  • rebelz13

    Now if only they would fix the dang music player. I can't even use it as an MP3 player because of it skipping ALL the time when I am walking or running with it. WTH? This has happened on 2 seperate devices with 3 seperate stereo bluetooth headsets. Works great while jus sitting there though!

  • incredibuyer

    Yes they have a car dock. I have one.

  • http://herohtar.myopenid.com/ Herohtar

    On my last trip to the Verizon store they had a car dock for the Incredible.

  • viewthis66

    any word on when the Incredible will get the official 2.2 update?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713568956 Beth Riggle Ruths

    Thanks so much! I will check out all the info you all have provided! :)

  • Carlos

    What does this allow you to do?

  • incredibuyer

    I agree with TechDeft!

    Goto this link for answers, Beth: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?…

    Rooting does not take away Sense UI. Rooting just allows/unlocks permission to change the OS on your phone (my explanation, goto link).

  • bksone74

    any word on when the Incredible will get the official 2.2 update?

  • Carlos

    What does this allow you to do?

  • palomosan

    My Dinc has been running Froyo for a while now and loving it, I'm running Skyraider 2.2 with a custom theme (Black and White) it's as fast as ever, so we'll see what other goodies this will bring to my Dinc, thanks Kellex.

  • Romma1

    Scroll down, I screwed up further, or click on the link! This may be it for the Dinc and 2.2

  • Romma1

    Very few read my original post:

    http://www.mobiledia.com/news/72520.html

    HTC Evo 4G
    HTC Droid Incredible

    Google is rolling out Android updates to the Evo and Incredible from HTC and the Droid from Motorola, adding extra features such as mobile hotspot functionality and Flash support.

    ——————————————————————————–
    More News >
    The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said the smartphones will get the new software, Android 2.2, dubbed “Froyo,” in the next few days.

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

    Okay so while everyone is complaining about first and other odds an ends.. I would just like to say that i think its awesome for HTC to release the kernel source codes and hopefully the D.I users will great some awesome new ROMs soon

  • sc4fpse

    I've always been a Moto fan… but HTC has definitely been making the right moves lately in keeping customers of all kinds happy. Hats off to HTC.

    • digitalicecream

      Now if only they would make a car dock and a home dock for their dInc… :(

      • http://herohtar.myopenid.com/ Herohtar

        On my last trip to the Verizon store they had a car dock for the Incredible.

        • Incredibuyer

          Yes they have a car dock. I have one.

      • rebelz13

        Now if only they would fix the dang music player. I can't even use it as an MP3 player because of it skipping ALL the time when I am walking or running with it. WTH? This has happened on 2 seperate devices with 3 seperate stereo bluetooth headsets. Works great while jus sitting there though!

  • http://Deodexed.com Deodexed

    Very Nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001189473993 Al Melara

    maybe the incredible won't get an update until the htc devs actually get a phone

  • Smallsz

    I know that this has nothing to do with this post but I didn't know where to go. Hope you guys can help a long time DL follower. I have the Sapphire 1.0.0 ROM and like it right now but, there are a couple of things that I wish it would have from JRummy's ROMs. The one thing that I think is do-able is I love the theming JRummy did for the facebook icon and widget (black instead of white). Is there a way I can get the current facebook version and theme it with the black theme on the Sapphire ROM? Any help or direction would be most awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713568956 Beth Riggle Ruths

    I'm getting excited!

    My DInc is my very first smart phone and I love LOVE it. Yeah, it could have better battery life but I've “fixed” the problem for now by stopping the updates while I'm already in front of a computer. I mean, why have my phone update my email and such when I am on my notebook anyway? Going to get a bigger battery at some point, but for now I seem to have my original battery conditioned and with shutting off things running in the background while I don't need it, I am not worried I will run out of juice “on the road.”

    Anywho… (off topic, my apologies) I'm trying to find out some info before I root… things like if (okay, WHEN) I root, how do I get back the HTC Sense UI if have to take the phone back for some reason (like something hardware wise stops working correcty). I understand rooting can void my warranty.

    Also, if I root, does the market remember the apps I've downloaded and the ones I've paid for? I would think it would since it's gmail based… but… you know, the only stupid question is the one not asked. :) I also would like to have a good understanding of Android in general before I root. Is there a really good reference book out there people recommend? I'm looking at writing apps in the future, but obviously need to understand my phone better first.

    Oh, and one more question… I currently have a 2GB card in my phone. If I upgrade the SD card to something larger, do I just format the card on my Win7 computer and then copy the files from the smaller card to the larger card? Or is there something like a registry involved that will be mucked up if I do that?

    Anyone have any good resources for these concerns? If so, I would really be appreciative of your help. I am a computer geek (app developer in years gone by, and now a web developer) so I know my way around tech things. Just want to get up to speed on my new toy and share the love! :)

    • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

      Can we like positive things like this to the top please? Good questions in here! I don't have any Incredible experience. I can answer…it does remember what you paid for, you generally don't have to buy twice.

    • http://twitter.com/digitalicecream Robert Carrasco

      First: know why you want to root your phone. Else; Enjoy as is.

      The market remembers your apps by your email account associated with the phone. Check out the XDA forums for some very good info, and check out unRevoked for a quick, painless way to root.

      Format your card inside your phone automatically, or FAT32 in windows if not.

    • Incredibuyer

      I agree with TechDeft!

      Goto this link for answers, Beth: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?…

      Rooting does not take away Sense UI. Rooting just allows/unlocks permission to change the OS on your phone (my explanation, goto link).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713568956 Beth Riggle Ruths

      Thanks so much! I will check out all the info you all have provided! :)

  • Blackdogg

    Does anybody know anything about this?

    http://mashable.com/2010/08/10/android-trojan/

    Will the market anti virus program stop it?

    • http://twitter.com/jarofclay Joseph Swenson

      It's only available in Russian and its not on the market.

  • Maizekid

    Nice good to see

  • Romma1

    Experts please verify this fresh release: Kellex?

    http://www.mobiledia.com/news/72520.html

    • Evermour

      If that is true i think i might die of too much happiness.

      • Romma1

        Waiting for the experts to verify. I sent the tip to the contact info to sift the validity of an official Froyo release….

  • djenks24

    I'm starting to be more attracted to htc than moto. It seams they are a little more open. This locked bootloader is starting to bug me. Droid x

  • Evermour

    Finally some incredible news(:

  • spyder00

    Can someone shine some light on my situation? I have 2.0.1 on my D1 and when i try to do the update for froyo it starts the update process then suddenly stops saying installation aborted…grrr…i don't know why can someone please help me get this going or at least help me to get back to 2.1? it wont even ota update to 2.1 says i'm up to date with 2.0.1….this makes me sad…please help a fellow droider?

  • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

    I'm no Dinc but I'm excited for all you Incredibles!

  • Tony

    It seems HTC has caught wind of Motos locked bootloader and are trying to win over fans. Funny. Too bad the hardware isn't as good.

    • The350zWolf

      I second Tony, you got that right!

    • Timoh

      Definitely, I hope they keep it up. Might make Moto change their minds. If not, the next phone I get will be an HTC. Bought the Droid X this time because my old phone was such a POS I had to upgrade to something, couldn't wait.

      • digitalicecream

        HTC is attempting to position itself as the hardware to buy when you want an Android phone. They'll spur it along by opening themselves up to the modding community.

        As for hardware;I suppose that depends on what you want to use your phone for. For me, the hardware is great. I don't care if I get X teraflops more on the X than the dINc. I don't have screen envy because my AMOLED is better than the X's either. 720p video? check, all the X apps sideloaded? Check.

        Will the X get Gingerbread? let's all hope so. Will the dInc get a Cyanogenmod version of Gingerbread? We'll wanna bet against that? I don't. Heck I'm willing to bet that Gingerbread comes to the D1 before it comes to the D2.

        So, which one is better hardware? I guess that's going to depend on what you want from that phone. I love my dInc, and my D1.

        Does that make them better? Nope. Just better for me…

  • Timmah

    Downloading now, gonna try something out. :P

  • tiptoptommy

    Ahhhh freah source code great smell in the morning

  • http://dr.zombine.com Dr. Zombine

    Ruby will be epic on the Incredible.

  • jiggaman508

    First ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

      I was hoping the little kids that play this game weren't awake this early.

      • jiggaman508

        Funny because I was hoping the people that makw a big deal about it slept in late this morning…I've been following this site for six months and this is my first first…i feel like I accomplished something today lol :-P

      • Evermour

        Keep in mind that school has started for some (; and then there are some that are home schooled.

      • http://subzerosoldiers.com Matt

        Uh…hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there's these things called time zones….it makes it noon by me, while it's early by you…I know, I know, it's crazy talk, but it's true, I swear :)

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

          Well, back when I was 12 years old and I played asinine games and it was summer vacation, I remember sleeping in past that haha

          • Michael_NM

            When I was 12, I had a great time being a kid. No worries, no stress, just childish fun. Sometimes it's nice to relive those days. Please lighten up Raj. :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

            As the years go by, I feel increasingly like this:

            http://www.hulu.com/watch/4303/saturday-night-l

            And I'm only 28. I bet I'm gonna be a complete a**hole when I'm in my 60s haha

          • Michael_NM

            I'm 39, and I find myself actually appreciating simple things more: ymmv.

          • Michael_NM

            Off-topic: Thanks to whoever liked that comment! It was my 1000th like received! Yipeeeeee. :)

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

            You're welcome? lol

          • Anonymous

            My 1000th “like” came from you? That’s the new definition of “epic” in my book!!!

          • Getoverit

            You just love to ride the moderator’s peckers, don’t you? This is the 10th time I’ve found you giggling like a little school girl because a mod said something to you.

          • Anonymous

            Wow! You’re keeping track of how often I compliment the moderators, and you insult me?

            Yes, I think the mods and Dr. Droid do a great job keeping this site informative, respectful and lighthearted. I apologize if being kind pisses you off.

          • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

            Back before you were a prick?

          • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

            What's more annoying is the people complaining about people saying “first”. Who cares? Your the one hijacking the thread with your childish whining.

      • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

        Raj, in this case, you are gonna be the one that gets flagged. There is about…11 of you that really care about firsts, and no one even notices but you guys except when you whine. And your whining and rude comments calling other readers little kids are far more annoying than a first post that gets pushed to the bottom of the page anyway.

        Protip: sort comments on popularity.

        • droid_girl

          Sorry, but I disagree. I'd prefer if we ignored the “first” d-bags, but I still find the “fisrt” comments WAY more annoying than the complaints.

          • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

            Not to me. I rarely see first comments. They get pushed right to the bottom. The only time people “like” them to the top is when people whine, just to piss off the whiners. If no one complained, no one but the people who have fun with it have to notice.

          • Evermour

            So thats why theres 9 likes…i think i'll add to it now(;

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

            I LOVE “first” comments. LIKE THIS! :-P

      • Jim

        If we all just agree to stop the '1st' comments then the problem will go away. Or perhaps the '1st' posts could be a race to see who can make the 1st relevant and productive comment instead of the first to post '1st'.

        Just my 2 cents.

    • JeffL0320

      Honestly I get annoyed by “First” posts with only the word “First” in them, I don't see it as much of an accomplishment to type five letters. But if someone gets first with a post that actually has something related in it…

      If it only has “First” in it, I generally ignore it and move on but I still feel its a pretty childish thing to do and wish it would stop, but it wont so we all just have to live with it.