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AlphaRevX Beta 2 Released for Incredible 2, Time to Get Your Root On [Linux Only]

You ready, DROID Incredible 2 owners?  The AlphaRevX team released their beta 2 S-OFF tool last night that should take your phone from locked sad panda all the way to unlocked and rooted happy cheetah.  There is something you should be aware of though – the tool is currently only available for Linux users.  They had initially released a Windows version, but after a number of users ran into bugs, they decided to pull it for now to make it more stable and reliable.  As soon as the Windows version is back up, we’ll be sure to update this post.

Head over to the AlphaRevX site now to download.  

Oh, an we thought we’d share this benchmark from reader Nic who used a virtual Linux drive of some sort to get the tool to work on his Windows machine.  He then loaded up CM7 with S-OFF, perm-root, Clockwork Recovery and an overclocked 1.8GHz kernel that  produced this benchmark.  And now you know why we love this phone so much…

Cheers Jordan, Giorgio, Nic and Nick!

  • Art

    I just picked up DINC2 has proper hboot but i’m running on 2.3.3  am I able to use this to get s-off or will i have to wait??


  • Chris Bourque

    i wonder how hot the device gets with it overclocked to almost 2ghz

  • Bmcstunter

    I’m a newbie… Updated to gingerbread, wondering if its too late to root and get sense 3.0 ? Any help …

  • Dustin Auspland

    Will this work if you ran the 2.3 unofficial update that was posted here?

  • mgsw

    This phone was great out of the box.  Now rooted and de bloated the speed is insane..and I haven’t even touched OC yet.

  • Cuzelectric

    Can you get perm-root without loading CM7?

  • Ncolaprete

    Can anybody help me? I installed the drivers, enabled jab debugging and ran the Windows program as directed. It says it rooted my phone, and it does boot to AlphaRev recovery, but ModLoader doesn’t agree and I get errors having to deal with running privileged commands. I don’t know weather the root worked or not, and I’m seeking help. Re-installing Modloader changes nothing. Am I missing something?

    • go to: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/HTC_Incredible_2:_Full_Update_Guide and follow the instructions. All Alpha Rev X does is turn the S-off, which allows for rooting; it doesn’t root your phone. Included in the CM7 wiki, is a link to download ClockworkMod Recovery, and the files to put CM7, and google apps on your phone. For me, AlphaRev installed ClockworkMod for me, so all I needed to do was put the CM7 Update.zip in the root of my SD card, and use Clockwork to install it. Easy as pie

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  • It seems the Windows version is live now.

  • I hate to seem like a spammer, but SUCCESS!!! Not only did I figure out how to use AlphaRev X in Linux, but they brought the Windows version back online. I ran the tool, acquired S-off, installed ClockworkMod and CM7. I have successfully perm rooted my Dinc2. Today is a glorious day!

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  • BlackbladeX1X2

    Does anyone know if this is reversible? I’m all ready to pull the trigger, but I’m afraid that if something goes wrong, I’ll be without a phone. D:

  • Anonymous

    you are talking a baseband it’s supposed to be .99. it is the radio which is different from the hboot version. all droid incredible 2s have hboot .97
    dont worry and follow the instructions

  • Anonymous

    open terminal, then type cd Downloads
    have your phone plugged in set to charge only and usb debugging on then type
    sudo ./alpharevx
    it’ll do its thing then you want to type y when it asks to download recovery
    thats it

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  • BlackbladeX1X2

    As much as I would love to get this update, I’m just wondering what would happen when the OTA update for Gingerbread comes out…

    • Anonymous

      I am very excited about this but I think I’m going to wait for the Gingerbread update first. Then after I root I can make my Nandroid backup of Gingerbread instead of Froyo.

      So far my daughter loves the phone!

      • Anonymous

        You’re going to have to wait for another root method if you take the OTA. This wont be compatible with it.

  • MJ Lindamood

    Just use ubuntu from a live cd if all you want to do is root. Honestly, I might try dual booting and seeing if I want to change to Linux after trying it.

  • Anonymous

    Does this impair my ability to get the upcoming gingerbread? (I’ve never rooted a phone before, recovering iPhone user)

    • Anonymous

      nope and actually there are already some gingerbread roms for it like cyanogenmod7 and there is a gingerbread sense 3.0 rom.
      btw great choice to switch from the dark side, we welcome you

  • Snowbdr89

    this is what i find amusing with all this talk about so called future proof phones and the need for dual core n etc so im going to ask the question why do people really need a dual core phone when you can take a nice phone like the droid incredible 2 and run scores into the 3000’s and overclock to 1.8 hell the evo 3d was rooted an was only able to squeeze out 1.7!!  i have the tbolt runnin das bamfs new rom and i must say its pretty effin fast and i was able to clock it at 2.0 using the virus rom so maybe its me but to me all the dual core crap is mostly hype and really not needed…  maybe im wrong

  • nothing against these guys cause they’ve obviously cracked the egg but is unrevoked gonna do a one click option that anyone’s heard?

  • dairyman

    And now you know why “I” love this phone so much……

    • Anonymous

      was that an iphone joke

    • Anonymous

      was that an iphone joke

  • Max

    thats quick

  • dinc2er

    Not a linux user, but I’m liking what I’m hearing…

  • Downloading Linux now. Can’t wait for some perm root goodness!

    • BlackbladeX1X2

      Same with me.

      • I had to google search how to extract a .tgz file. You need to download gzip, and use the terminal for extracting, and executing

  • bought a used DINC 2 yesterday running 2.2.1 with baseband 0.99, is it possible to try and root?  the initial pictures of Alpha show it with 0.99 but on the site says only 0.97.

    having trouble getting some confirmation on this.  thanks!

    • Mayajw

      Hboot must be .97 not baseband.
      Power down, volume down and power.
      Check your Hboot.

  • Jcorf

    This makes me really want to get a Incredible 2 and install this!

  • For people without Linux, easy fix. download VirtualBox, and then go to ubuntu.com, takes no time at all

    • Anonymous

      Awesome! I’ve got Ubuntu loaded as dual boot on my computer and I just bought my daughter an Incredible 2 yesterday!

      Debloated goodness here we come!

  • cdm120174

    I love the picture.  Would be cool if it’s a wallpaper.

    • Anonymous

      ill make one, post it here later

  • Anonymous

    Hot damn, that’s a big benchmark.

    • Anonymous

      That’s what she said…

    • Yeah that was the first one I ran the highest one I got was 3500 give or take 20 but yeah  it’s pretty awesome lol btw I’m nic lol

    • Anonymous

      droid x 2 has great benchmarks, but sucks ass. Thunderbolt feels less laggy than x2. just fyi

  • Anonymous

    Now if only there was a one-click for the Thunderbolt… (yes, I know there are two schools of thought on this – the one where you should be able to just turn the car on, so to speak, and the one where you should learn how an engine works – I’m in the “easy” school of thought, I’ll admit it.) 🙂

    • Anonymous

      the thunderbolt was really to root man just take your time an you will be fine ..

      • rick ross

        That’s what I’ve heard…I’m just being a puss about it. I’ve never used adb or xda…or whatever program is used for manual root. But I understand so long as I follow the instructions , copy/paste I’ll be okay. I just popped an adderall, so I was gonna do it today…but also thought I might hold out to end of month to see if we get GB update – since last nights update wasn’t GB..but rather, BS. decisions decisions…

        • Ven727

          Not trying to be an a$$ but the tool you would use is ADB. It sounds like you might want to hold off rooting until you know a little more about the process. 

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I know – but the idea of flashing the RUUs is a little daunting.  I’m a computer person at heart, but when it comes to something I, well, don’t have the money to replace right now if I fsck it up… I’m a bit more cautious. 😉

    • Anonymous

      There are one click apps for the Bolt. Well sorta…. You one click and then follow the instructions which are easy. All you have to do manually is flash the two RUU’s.  It’s not too bad but it is a bit more involved than many of us were used to.