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DROID Incredible Gingerbread Update is Finally Ready, Device Jumping to 2.3.4

The HTC rep that told one of our readers that his DROID Incredible would not be receiving an update to Gingerbread (Android 2.3) was clearly mistaken.  The update is now done and will likely be pushed to devices over the next few days.  With support documents hitting Verizon’s site as of this morning, it should be here in no time, peeps.

Not a lot of major changes will come with the update, but with the phone jumping all the way up to Android 2.3.4, it will be faster and more stable than ever.  

Oh, and no word still on the Thunderbolt.

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  • Perrinimages

    Sept. 27 in California still no gingerbread !! Has it been stopped?

  • Steven Pike

    My incredible just updated… no issues, quite stable, Watchdog shows my CPU usage dropped almost across the board, this should also effect battery life etc. in addition to being snappier. Saw a couple of cosmetic changes on my lock screen, but overall nothing much that jumps out. Lock screen now has a new timeout setting of 30 minutes (15 was tops before).

  • Ryan Williamson

    This is awesome! i thought that it would never come.But i am guess this will roll out this week or next week?

  • Ryan Williamson

    i am guessing this update will roll out by this week or next week?

  • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

    Has anyone gotten this yet and tried to root it?

  • Anonymous

    so question to anyone out there.. since i rooted my incredible will the update work for me.. or will i have to unroot then install then re root… if so.. how do i unroot? lol

    • Justin

      are you rooted on the stock ROM? if so, I don’t see any reason why you should have to unroot to get the update to work. I could be wrong but I am going to try it when its available (rooted as well). The update might unroot your phone when its done though , at least that is what I have heard can happen with some OTA updates.

      • Anonymous

        i am rooted  on the Stock Rom .. and yeah from what ive been reading sounds like i wont have to unroot.. however i also read that once you update to the new OTA you lose your root and i rooted my Dinc through Unrevoked and not sure if there program will re root my phone after i update so i might wait because i love my rooted apps like Wireless Tether and Set CPU.. so i wanna make sure i can reroot when i update my phone ya know lol ive waited this long .. a little longer wont hurt… i hope :S

      • Anonymous

        yeah .. i read that you could too but i also read that if you do update you lose root and i used unrevoked3 to root my phone and idk if when i update it to 2.3 if the program will work to root it back again .. and i enjoy my rooted programs wayy to much like wireless tether and set CPU  so ill pry wait till i see that the 2.3 version can get rooted first.. ive waited this long i can wait a little longer.. i think :S

      • Anonymous

        yeah .. i read that you could too but i also read that if you do update you lose root and i used unrevoked3 to root my phone and idk if when i update it to 2.3 if the program will work to root it back again .. and i enjoy my rooted programs wayy to much like wireless tether and set CPU so ill pry wait till i see that the 2.3 version can get rooted first.. ive waited this long i can wait a little longer.. i think :S

  • Anonymous

    So the Incredible I gave to my wife is getting Gingerbread before the Thunderbolt I replaced it with?

    *facepalm*

  • Justin

    will we get a newer vresion of HTC Sense with this update as well?

  • Surveydevil

    stupid question here..i have an incredible that my kids now use for games and such since i moved to the tbolt, can i still update it to gb without the verizon plan?

    • Anonymous

      Think you can just use wifi.

  • Ben

    Reps could have been right.  They could be responding to the deluge of phone calls that they got concerning this.  I for one know I called HTC and the rep said you would have to talk with verizon as to whether or not the incredible we would get an update.  They wouldn’t confirm or deny but said they would make notes and pass them up chain about our concerns about not getting an  update and appolized profusely to the point that I told them it was not their fault but I wanted our voices to be heard.  Maybe lots of other people called the number and maybe they listened to us.

  • Cameltoe4me2

    SStill no TB update. HTC sucks

  • Anonymous

    Is rolling out today? who was the first receiving it?

  • Anonymous

    Well I think I’ll stay with CM for now…

  • http://twitter.com/lpklemmer Larry Klemmer

    Weren’t we just told the next HTC device at Verizon to receive the Gingerbread update would be the Thunderbolt? Honestly, HTC/Verizon have been less reliable than ever lately.

    I just want to see Gingerbread come out, then start the wait for it to be rooted and have some nicely polished 2.3.4 roms come out, I need stability/reliability with my phone.

  • http://twitter.com/lpklemmer Larry Klemmer

    Weren’t we just told the next HTC device at Verizon to receive the Gingerbread update would be the Thunderbolt? Honestly, HTC/Verizon have been less reliable than ever lately.

    I just want to see Gingerbread come out, then start the wait for it to be rooted and have some nicely polished 2.3.4 roms come out, I need stability/reliability with my phone.

  • Purpleglitter39

    Thank God. I been w8ing 4 this update 4ever!!

  • Sirx

    Just went to MIUI, and am adapting to it nicely.  Not sure it’s worth it to unroot just for this update…

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.j.stein Aaron Stein

    now if they could just get around to the droid 2 global…

  • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

    “Send Vcard through a SMS message”
    I’ve heard of sexting, but this is ridiculous!

    • Anonymous

      I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
      Here is the website we use to get it all from, BidFirst.com

    • Dbarden31

      Lol guess I’m the only one that thought this was quite humorous.

  • jack meziel

    just give us ruu

  • Anonymous

    I really really hope that this fixes the Internal memory full error.  My wife’s phone gets that error at least once a month and it is really stupid.  I’m afraid to take it to Verizon and get switched out because it has the original amoled display.

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

      I get that a lot too. It helps to keep my email inboxes cleared out. I use K-9 for email and since I put it on the SD card, I’ve not had nearly the trouble with the memory error.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    That rep is clearly worthless.  I don’t even own an Incredible, but it angers me to see an HTC representative spit out the exact opposite of the truth.   Sounds like HTC needs to do a better job training and making sure the correct information is provided to their customers.  It would save them a lot of time and effort in the long run.

    • http://twitter.com/marsgrafx MARS GRAF-X

      i agree.. he should have at least just said i dont have that information at this time.. !

  • http://twitter.com/marsgrafx MARS GRAF-X

    ME SO HAPPY  !  Will it have SENSE 3.0 at all ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Yang/100000650290495 Danny Yang

    no sense 2.1? :(

  • jimbob

    My sister will enjoy this news.  Well, she would if she knew anything about it. 

  • Anonymous

    Wow, my brother-in-law will love this!  Hopefully it will improve battery life on that device, because it’s pathetic as of right now.

  • Anonymous

    Droid Inc… Droid Inc… Sounds familiar.  Oh that’s the phone I bought in April 2010, dropped in July 2010 for a Droid X and they gave to my wife when I got a Thunderbolt.  She’s been rocking MIUI 2.3.4 on her Inc for a while.  So you know.  Enjoy your new upgrade or whatever.

    • Lkj

      no one  cares

      • Anonymous

        Eat a dick.

  • timmy13

    Hey HTC, F*** YOU! Thanks for the Thunderbolt. It is such an awesome phone with all the great updates that you keep pushing out. Your next phones could have a quad core and I still wouldn’t buy your sh*t.

    • Cory Lykins

      What features are you most looking forward to with Gingerbread?

    • Cory Lykins

      What features are you most looking forward to with Gingerbread?

      • GinoSylum

        nothing… ;) as we all know this is the post of a 15 year old cry baby.  I DIDN”T KNOW IT WAS OUT THERE, BUT NOW THAT I DO KNOW, I CAN”T LIKE WITHOUT IT!!! 

        Gingerbread isn’t a huge update, and the Thunderbolt is universally rated as one of the best android phone on the market. All phones have flaws, and no phone is perfect.  Everyone loves b*tching, so have fun…

        • Wiankemp

          I was rally waiting for the front camera to be activated for video calling….
           

      • BroRob

        Skype. As you know skype doesnt work with froyo…. *wink*

  • Anonymous

    I’m happy for all of you Droid Incredible users. Now the same thing needs to happen for the Thunderbolt. How much longer?…..

  • LionStone

    Haha…I love that little bit about the Thunderbolt! :-) Thanks for the update!

  • http://iamandroid.co/profile/rocktoonz Rocktoonz

    and to think I’d given up on getting GB from HTC.  Think I’ll hold off until I find out if it’s still rootable after the update though, would hate to lose root and be stuck with Sense.

    • Guest

      latest sense

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      It’ll have whatever version of Sense the Inc shipped with… HTC doesn’t update Sense when they do Android version upgrades.

  • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

    Lesson Learned today?  Don’t listen to what HTC reps say.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jmdearras Jim DeArras

    I hope they have fixed the BT stack!

  • http://twitter.com/dizknee24 Peter Wassel

    great!, too bad i rooted like a 50 years ago and had this for just as long.

  • http://twitter.com/monkespit brian meyer

    dag! now what am i going to use for tethering?

  • digsoreos

    It’s funny how “more stable” is the new bar to reach rather than “stable”.

  • none

    I’ve suffered through so many bad malicious apps on the Droid Inc. In fact it may have led to my email getting hacked. Luckily Google restored my email account (but not my email). We need these updates.. (we also have to be smarter in what apps we download too). 

  • none

    I’ve suffered through so many bad malicious apps on the Droid Inc. In fact it may have led to my email getting hacked. Luckily Google restored my email account (but not my email). We need these updates.. (we also have to be smarter in what apps we download too). 

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like you just suck at using the phone.

      • none

        probably that too. Orrr without regular updates, exploits can be figured out if you leave it on there too long without an update….

    • Anonymous

      Gotta stay away from those Japanese School Girl wallpaper apps dude.  Nothing but trouble there. :D

  • Anonymous

    already using SkyRaider 4.3 but this is worth a look.  

    • Eric

      SkyRaider is not a gingerbread rom.

  • Chad

    whens the droid 2 love comin??

  • GinoSylum

    I’m rooted.. have the phone the way i want it.. is it possible to get a clean gingerbread without wiping?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Will-Gilman/583413042 Will Gilman

      No there is not

  • Guest

    FFS why even release the damn TBolt then.

  • Derp

    About time! I got impatient and have been on 2.3.5 though.  Easily my favorite phone I’ve ever owned.

    • GinoSylum

      +1… it really is an amazing phone.. you can keep the X… Incredible all the way!

    • GinoSylum

      +1… it really is an amazing phone.. you can keep the X… Incredible all the way!

      • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

        Amen, I swapped my Droid X out for an Incredible when it was out last year, I still miss the Incredible even though I’m on the ThunderBolt… too many problems, even on custom roms…

      • Anonymous

        I paid $23.88 for an i Pad 2 32-GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumiix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.41 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 635 which only cost me $ 61.74 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it al from,
        EgoWin.com

  • Joel4832

    I’d know why anyone ever listens to sales reps, like all reps they talk out of their ass most of the time.

  • http://twitter.com/djstarion Francisco Rodriguez

    WHY WONT SOMEONE PLEASE THINK ABOUT THE THUNDERBOLT!?!???!!?!?!

    lol

    • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

      Knowing Verizon, there probably updating the older ones first and trying to buy more time to fit more bloat and blocking tools for tethering etc

      Were the only carrier without HTC Hub also…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-P-Lawson/42705493 Shane P Lawson

      why dont u just root thunderbolt even with gb update is gonna suck just root run custom roms and cut your losses bro you will never look back trust me

      • Sadman

        I got tired of waiting and rooted my TB two weeks ago and installed Das BAMF Sense 3.0 RC4.9. If you like sense on the phone this is the only program to go with. It’s GREAT. No problems so far and it also has HTC Hub that everyone is talking about here. You won’t be sorry and you will never look back.

      • http://twitter.com/djstarion Francisco Rodriguez

        Oh I was just making fun of people that always post in here whenever a different device gets a GB build. I have an Incredible 2 so i’ve had it for a while :)

    • yoyoma

      Put it in perspective, the droid incredible was launched in spring 2010. The thunderbolt was launched spring 2011. The incredible is about one year older than the thunderbolt and it is astounding that a phone considered dead is receiving updates. The thunderbolt is the best htc phone on verizon now, its time will come. Let us incredible users enjoy this news, because this is destined to be the last update we will receive as our phone grows old and slow, compared to the new generation of dual core, 4.3 inch screen, 1ghz+ phones take the stage. I believe that the old phone should not be forgotten, as we never forget the dead.

    • A.E. Newman

      Worst HTC phone I ever owned… the ThunderDOLT. What a total piece of crap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    This is why you should never believe anything that reps say. They clearly don’t know anything.

  • http://twitter.com/GRZLA Grizzly Atoms

    Hopefully it comes with a radio that is better than the one from the leaked 2.3.3

  • Mmoreimi

    I have a b0ner.

  • http://twitter.com/sethoscope1 seth merritt

    I think I’ll stick with CM7.

    • http://twitter.com/peteralfonso Peter Alfonso

      This makes CM (and any other AOSP ROM) better because of the new proprietaries (things that can’t be built from source). So this update is huge news.

      • andrew kelly

        yea like 720p was not in cm7 because they didnt have the right drivers from gingerbread but soon we wil have it :D

  • Anonymous

    Back from the dead!!

    • ricardo bonilla

      this phone was NEVER dead!!