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New DROID Incredible Update Patches unrevoked Rooting Method

It looks like the the new OTA update for the Droid Incredible has patched the old root exploit that unrevoked 3.21 was taking advantage of.  What exactly does that mean?  For those holding out to root or for some reason had to swap out your old DI for a replacement, you are out of luck in the rooting department for the time being.  Give it a day or two though and I’m sure the unrevoked team will attack it and bring peace back to Earth.

Cheers Dave!

  • HBSURFER

    can i use the dinc unrevoked for the dinc2? WANT TO ROOT IT BAD BUT I AM CONCERNED!!!

  • http://www.cstoyotaparts.com Toyota celica parts

    I think its that the incredible can be re-rooted quickly but expect this cat and mouse game to continue.

  • http://www.cstoyotaparts.com Toyota celica parts

    I think its that the incredible can be re-rooted quickly but expect this cat and mouse game to continue.

  • http://www.freightbrokering.info Frieght Broker

    Exactly why I am looking for someone to send me a copy of the original 3.2. I too have the Incredible.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Jeff_Stubblefield_2167702.html Jeff Stubblefield

    This new exploit for the Incredible because I’ve been holding out for a while and I’m good and psyched up for it now! Thanks

  • http://www.WFHMarket.com WFH Market

    I tried for HOURS to get unrevoked to work, only later for someone to point out on some random forum that it was the OTA update.

  • http://www.WFHMarket.com WFH Market

    I tried for HOURS to get unrevoked to work, only later for someone to point out on some random forum that it was the OTA update.

  • http://www.couponconnections.com.au/registration.aspx Business Directory Melbourne

    I updated to Virtuous’ stock kernel. It is the same updated kernel used in the November OTA. but you won’t get the update notification anymore and will still have root.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Amy_Earhart_2861004.html Amy Earhart

    Well the download the leaked OTA which has root. Install that and you will be upgraded, you won't get the update notification anymore and will still have root.Thanks for sharing with us

  • hanski

    z4root WORKS for the Droid 2.

  • Acetycholinsterase

    the good folks at unrEVOked have tweeted they should have a fix for the OTA break in a couple days:
    “Incredible people stuck w/ new OTA: we have a fix in the pipe for you; expect a release in a day or two. EVO folks: temporary fix on XDA.”

    http://twitter.com/unrevoked/status/5140498066968576

  • cl0wnbaby

    I don't expect them to come out with an update right away, but how about coming up with a notice on their site when you try and download it for the Incredible. I tried for HOURS to get unrevoked to work, only later for someone to point out on some random forum that it was the OTA update.

  • Chris Nimon

    Cant we rsd lite the downgrade file, then root and flash a rom?

  • http://twitter.com/jasongroff JasonMCG

    z4root DOES NOT WORK on the Incredible.

  • Zie Girard

    it is just unrevoked that does not work
    Just go to z4root on the marketplace

    • Theoneandonly1413

      thats wrong only temporary works not perminent

  • Zie Girard

    Z4root works off the marketplace

  • http://twitter.com/cwowtbang Curt G

    Kinda late with the news. If this were 7 days ago, I wouldn't have applied the update.

  • http://twitter.com/jasongroff JasonMCG

    As soon as the update is available, I'm rooting my DInc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-D-Gallagher/627439807 Charles D. Gallagher

    Search for directions on how to go back to root and install the older version. http://www.gadgetsdna.com/how-to-root-and-unroot-htc-droid-incredible-now/3870/

    Then root!!!

  • thatsINCREDIBLE

    Like so many I have waited to root. bad decision i guess. already did the update. Oh well. looking forward to someone cracking it! :)

  • Stevaroo01

    I guess that gives me the answer to part of my question in the forum this morning… http://forum.droid-life.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1097&p=17073#p17073

    I just finally decided to “drop the rooting hammer” as Kellex likes to call it, and low and behold, it didn't work. I sure hope that they're able to find a new exploit for the Incredible because I've been holding out for a while and I'm good and psyched up for it now!

    I don't like how HTC or Verizon, (which ever one it is, or both) are trying to crack down on rooting phones that have already been out for a while. It's bad enough they feel the need to do it to new devices, but please, leave my phone alone!

    Very much looking forward to Kellex's post in the next couple of days telling me of the newest version of UnrEVOked that'll again allow me to root my Incredible!

  • http://twitter.com/storm34x Daniel Archibald

    I used z4 to root my droid incredible and now im running incredible revolution on it too so it does work

  • http://twitter.com/storm34x Daniel Archibald

    Z4 works on droid incredible with new ota

  • Miked

    How to retain root and have the latest OTA update:
    First, do not upgrade to the OTA, if you have you lost root and there is no current way to get it back.
    Second, make sure you are rooted, if not go get unrevoked and do it.
    Third, go to http://www.virtuousrom.com/p/other-releases.html and download the leaked OTA update release that is already rooted
    Install ROM and you now have the OTA and won't be bugged by annoying notifications

    • Russ

      Virtuous FTW!

    • Junque_mayle

      I have been prompted twice to install the update. Each time I said yes, but each time it failed. I was assuming it failed *because* I was rooted with Unrevoked. In any case, I will not accept the OTA update if/when it is offered again.

      Thanks!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G2V2PS64CE7J56LM45MVRR7VSA Daniel Schimmel

      So to clarify…I was running 2.2 rooted with Unrevoked..I actually want to get rid of the root but have had issues trying to downgrade, etc etc, following other tutorials. So I have rooted 2.2 on my DINC as of now. If I install this OTA update (which I've been ignoring for fear of bricking my phone), will that get rid of the root and return my phone to essentially Verizon's stock with this new update? ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thx

    • iBowToAndroid

      Ok everyone, here's the deal on the OTA.. If you're already rooted with unrevoked, then applying the update does not make you lose root- technically. You still have S-off, so all you need to do after updating is re-flash Clockwork and SU, and you're right back to full root status.

  • rweckhoff

    To root – go to http://shipped-roms.com/shipped/Incredible/ and download the RUU for Froyo dated 26-Aug-2010. Once applied, re-root using unrEVOked.

  • http://twitter.com/TxAggieMichael Michael Johnson

    does z4root not work on the DInc?

    • tanknspank

      It may, but just because you have root doesn't mean you can just start flashing roms. Need a lot more.

    • Rousellbrandon

      No.

    • Acetycholinsterase

      z4root does not work on dinc.

  • Russ

    I'm glad I went to a custom ROM then. For those of you who want the stock experience without the hassle of OTA breaks go with Virtuous ROM!

    • kellex

      Virtuous is my fav as well.

  • Kritskyk1

    So what's the best method for rooting the incredible?

    • Michael_NM

      1. Sell it on eBay. 2. Buy a Droid X. 3. Download z4root from the Market. :P

      • kellex

        Haha.

        No current way to root it.

        • Russ

          What if it's already rooted and you get the OTA? Does it unroot?

          • AnothaMexican

            I was wondering that myself

          • snowman

            I have a rooted DI and used Unrevoked. just installed the OTA yesterday, I still have superuser ninja and all my root programs still work

          • Jim

            How did you install the OTA? It will fail on rooted phones, as downloaded from HTC.

          • Miked

            Yes, you will lose root if you upgrade it to the OTA. Go to http://www.virtuousrom.com/p/other-releases.html and download the leaked OTA which has root. Install that and you will be upgraded, you won't get the update notification anymore and will still have root.

        • P3Droid

          Yes, I am a bit of a Moto fan but I have repeated this many times, all of the manufacturers are working to secure their devices, it is not just a Moto thing. I hope that the incredible can be re-rooted quickly but expect this cat and mouse game to continue.

      • Jsmall88

        Just sold my Droid x for my Dinc. Much happier!!

        • AnDroidSepTIX

          You must have small hands. : )

          • Jsmall88

            Slightly but it makes something else look larger ;)

      • Kbsmoka

        Continue using half unlocked phone

    • Acetycholinsterase

      Using unrevoked 3 but you can’t now because the last OTA update broke it.

      • jennifer

        From stock Froyo, rooted by unrevoked forever (S-OFF), I updated to Virtuous’ stock kernel. It is the same updated kernel used in the November OTA.

        Then, when I received notification of the OTA, it tried to install, then nothing happened. Haven’t seen the update nag since. Must have recognized the kernel.

        I’ve now updated to Virtuous 3.1. I think this has the November updates minus the bloatware. Added the VWare.apk to check out if there was anything of interest…nope…and then uninstalled.

        Rooting FTW!