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Manually Update DROID Incredible to Android 2.2

Ahhh, the finding of an early morning OTA update.zip file.  My favorite.

So yeah, the “official” Android 2.2 update for the Droid Incredible has been found and is ready for your manual consumption.  It’s a pretty simple process that we’ll assume causes you no pain.  Well maybe a little.


*Note 1*– This is for stock non-rooted users ONLY.

1.  Download the update.zip file from here. (DIRECT FROM GOOGLE.)
2.  Drop the file on the root of your SD card.  (Meaning, don’t put it in any folder.)


3.  Turn your phone off.
4.  Press and hold the Volume Down and Power at the same time to boot into HBOOT.
5.  When the white HBOOT screen appears, use the volume button to move down to “RECOVERY.”
6.  Press the Power button to select “RECOVERY.”
7.  When the triangle and exclamation appears, hold the Volume Up and Power button at the same time.
8.  Using the volume button, scroll down to “apply sdcard:update.zip” and select it.
9.  Your phone will now update!
10.  It could take some time, so be patient.  When it reboots, you are on official 2.2.  Yay!

Via:  XDA Forums

Cheers Android Central for the Google Link!

And cheers to everyone who sent this in!

  • Cramos13b

    i want to get my phone back to the unrooted state so if i download this update, will it bring it back to normal?

  • Atombt

    when i try this it says no e signature
    then it aborts installation

  • Alexyaz

    Hi i have been trying to manually update my droid incredible for about 2 days now and it just seems to be not working. My phone was rooted but i unrooted it. and every time i put it in to recovery and try to apply the update, my phone just wont be able to install it. I have no idea on how to get it to work am i the only person who is having these problems? if not please let me know.

  • Cole

    2/FRF91/231334:user/release-keys” E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip (Status 7) Installation aborted.

    • Alexyaz

      I have the same thing let me know if you fix it

  • Cole

    it just keeps saying error in sd card update

  • Ray Arvizu

    mine doesnt work i named the file update and when im in the recovery place it does say update.zip (NOT update.zip.zip) and then i try it and it says aborted or something. I have a mac and everytime i download something it decompresses it automatically. so i tried both ways: placing the file in the sd card unzipped and zipped (but i had to zip it myself after it downloaded). What do i do !!!!! i still have stupid 2.1 and another thing ive called htc, ive gone to verizon stores and they all say they cant do anything someone please help me!

  • Lavas

    Got it. Had to downgrade, use the may update, then update again to 2.2.

  • Lavas

    Got it. Had to downgrade, use the may update, then update again to 2.2.