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DROID Incredible Gingerbread Update Returns with New Build 4.06.605.3

Whatever the bug was that the Verizon testing team found for the original Incredible and its Gingerbread update was significant enough that they decided to pull it. That bug though, must have already been fixed as the support documents for 2.3 are back and showing build 4.06.605.3 rather than .2.  We received an anonymous tip this morning suggesting that the update would actually be available today, but questioned that after noticing that VZW had taken down the 2.3 update page.  Well, now that these documents are back with an updated build number, we wouldn’t be surprised if the update did indeed start tonight.

Talk about working fast, right?  They just announced yesterday that the update would be available in September.  HTC wasn’t messing around.

Let us know if you get it!

  • Pyoulio

    The new update as someone in the thread mentioned earlier the standard clock now flips as it changes minutes/ hours.  Also the volume up down has a slight change to the look and sound of it.   I recieved mine this AM at 6 AM EST.

  • M

    still havent got it. everyone is BSing

  • Msusue

    I received mine this morning, in Michigan.  Some of my downloaded apps are missing now though – Angry Birds, Klondike, Yahtz Me, Wordfeud, Ustream.  Any ideas what happened to them?

  • Chaz

    Just received mine this morning. Had a prompt on my phone when I pulled it off the charger this morning.  Not sure what time it actually hit my phone though.  Install took about 10 minutes via 3G.  

    Portland Oregon

  • dinc-usr

    Got mine.  Not sure I’d even know if it didn’t tell me ahead of time that it was going to load.  Anticipation for something NEW!!!  Doesn’t mean there’s an actual, noticeable difference.  What’s the big deal???

  • HTCCrazy

    Can you download GB over wifi? I never have the 3g on.

  • sam

    received my update as well

    • matt1996

      Location?  Anyone know how they roll these OTA updates out?  From East to West Coast?  Major metropolitan areas?  Does it help to turn off my phone and power back up to try and force it to me?  I feel like I’m hitting the elevator button multiple times to to fruitlessly make it faster.

  • Assmechanic

    Got my update this morning!!

    • matt1996


  • Just received the update here on the east coast. Will have to wait and see what the verdict is.

  • Reversal

    you can dl the ota here, just read the posts and they will tell you what to do.

  • Joshualancephoto

    I am impatiently waiting. I love my Inc!! My wife’s X got gb a few weeks ago and runs much better.
    I am curious though, about tethering. I use over 15 gigs a month with Pdanet on my laptop. I hope nothing in gb messes with that.

  • Anonymous

    if people were really getting it OTA there would alot more post on here, and a Dev would of posted it already. JUST SAYIN………..

  • Anonymous

    I’m suprised none of the Droid developer community has already or even Verizon/HTC’s hasn’t put the RUU up for people to flash to their devices without having to wait for the OTA. Which is Lame. I’m tired of waiting. It’s been well over a year and the fact that the Incredible was one of the first and best devices by HTC and now we’re one of the last devices to get the Gingerbread treatment. It’s almost insulting. I think maybe HTC & VZW are in cahoots with each other… This is how I see it in my mind..

    Verizon and HTC with the Legion of Doom sitting in their lair discussing the Gingerbread Update and how to make sure they take as much time as possible. They know people won’t raise too much of a fuss because they’ll blame it on testing & making sure that the Incredible owners get the best bug free version possible. But the real Agenda is to make people wait so long they finally get fed up and Upgrade to say a device like the Thunderbolt which is really a lot like the Dinc only with 4g LTE and the people who upgraded to that device are now waiting, but they had a card up their sleeve. They know they’re about to release the Vigor which has Dual Core and 4g LTE as well and Gingerbread and the new Sense… So they’ll go ahead and update it to Gingerbread knowing that mostly everyone will want the Vigor to much to care about it for their long overdue Gingerbreaded outdated devices and most likely will upgrade to the new Device or buy it out right for a Ridiculous amount of money. I see HTC & VZW doing the Shifty Eyes while it’s Thundering & Lightning on their Thunderbolts weather animation. MUAHHA HA HAHAAHAA.

    Ok maybe not but it is all about making people wait so they get more money.

  • Anonymous

    Never got it.  I have the Incredible with the S-LCD (not the first version – v. 0003).  Maybe that’s why I never got it?

  • MB0320TB

    If I put the 2.3.4 (.2) update on it last week, do I need to revert back in order to get the .3 update?? If so, any help on how to do that? Thank you!

    • jsig

      No i did that an got the update on Friday of last week

  • Anonymous

    im still waiting. got a thunderbolt and an Dinc. the incredible i put the 2.3.4 (.2) update on it last week. i just took it of and put it back to stock 2.2. hoping Ill still get it after screwing around with it. it also dosent have service on it, but they said it would update via wi-fi also. ive tried the *#*#checkin#*#*(*#*#2432546#*#*) but nothing yet.Im down in FL.

  • Shawn Laverty

    Has anybody else gotten update?  Its been quiet.

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  • Ryan Williamson

    i just hope that when i get the update that everything will work. :p

  • GaGal

    Nothing here yet.  Still waiting.

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  • Anonymous

    What do they mean by “City ID app fixed”

  • MBlnd

    Received it today morning. My wife didn’t yet on the same phone (hers is newer incredible). The screen is clearer and Power on is mad fast. There’s a notch up in Sense, however you can’t check the version. A notch up smoother; cut and paste on double clicking a word instead of holding down for a pop up cut and paste.

  • Brianem

    Bionic was the next phone for me…but I’ll seriously consider waiting for HTC’s version after this. Wait to support the customers!

    • Anonymous

      Umm Motorola Updated both the Droid X and the X2 before HTC did obviously some are still waiting I haven’t got my update yet either 3 days later. The Incredible came out I believe in April 2010 and the Droid X in June or July 2010.. So unless you’re being sarcastic with the” Wait to support the customers” quip. I wouldn’t automatically say that HTC will be better on the Vigor. I think HTC has so many devices as soon as another comes out they forget about the one that just sold millions for them. Motorola has I think always been on the ball with there updates. I should know every Droid device I’ve owned has been an HTC device and every time a new update comes out. They’ve always been well behind the other manufacturers. But I love their devices. So just some friendly advice even though the Vigor is more powerful and the Bionic was already released a month ago on Sprint called the Photon. Thanks a lot Moto for the exact same device. Hey hopefully they’ll delay again and bring 3 more devices out on other carriers that have better specs than the Bionic. They should call the Bionic Photon 1.2 j/k

  • Markeisenberg11

    I got the update this morning but any apps that were saved to my SD card disappeared.  Any ideas?   

  • Apingaut

    I ain’t seen chit.  impatiently waiting…

  • jsig

    I  loaded the .2  leaked RUU the other day and got the update this morning FYI….working the same as far as i can tell

    • Bdupont82

      I did same thing…will I get new ota??

      • jsig

        yes mine was the OTA after i manually loaded the .2 RUU

  • The Chimp

    I’m rooted with stock and I hope to avoid flashing an sbf, could I just wait for this update to be rooted and then install?

  • EngineerGA

    Nothing yet for me.  🙁

  • Mike Robertson

    I got my Dinc on April 30th’10 (day 2) We waited for a long time for froyo, so I could tell that GB would be slow too.I waited till I couldn’t take anymore. I’ve had Gingerbread for 6 months. All the carriers and OEMs are slow to release updates.When I get my next Droid later this year, I won’t wait to root.

  • is there gonna be an update to sense with this ?

    • jsig

      The only cosmetic change is the clock flips now.

      • really thats it? .. nothing from the new version of sense ? boooooo 🙁

  • Brad419

    Will be glad to see Gingerbread; have been hungry for quite awhile.

  • Jim

    Somebody gonna leak the RUU for this new build? OTA’s always keep messing stuff up.

  • JadesBlood

    That’s great and all but come on, whats up with the thunderbolt? At least they didn’t nuke the D-INC with an update a few months back that made it even worse, then release another one to just take away the tethering and not fix anything useful. /cry it would be nice to see some love for the TB before the Bionic drops but i doubt it. TB being the flagship 4g device my butt. 😛

  • JadesBlood

    That’s great and all but come on, whats up with the thunderbolt? At least they didn’t nuke the D-INC with an update a few months back that made it even worse, then release another one to just take away the tethering and not fix anything useful. /cry it would be nice to see some love for the TB before the Bionic drops but i doubt it. TB being the flagship 4g device my butt. 😛

  • Anonymous

    AAh, but will they release the kernel source… Probably not for a month or so! Any word on thunderbolt? Not like I’ll use it (I’m liking CyanogenMod) but I would like some gingerbread kernel source 🙂

  • Anonymous

    If I installed the previous leaked .2 on my brothers Inc, how can I go back to froyo so I can root the Inc and instead install MIUI on it?  I tried to root .2 with unrevoked but it says firmware is too new.  Thanks.  

    • Anonymous

      Unrevoked won’t work, try Revolution. I’m pretty sure that will do it 😉

  • My Incredible is hungry for that Gingerbread, don’t make us wait much longer VZW, we Incredible owners are about to explode!

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  • yyyyeeaahhhhh … man i cant wait . boy oh boy 

  • Vaocmo70

    This may be a dumb question but my Incredible is not currently active on my account (it is actually my backup phone). Will I be able to apply the update via wi-fi or will I have to activate the device to recieve the update?

    • Tarakenboy

      I was wondering the same thing…..

      • Anonymous

        Me three… I would try it but its on the other coast right now.

  • I hope GB for Thunderbolt rolls out just as quick.

    • Maybe next year if we are lucky.

    • Djkoz78

      This quick?? O.o? The Inc is one of the last devices to get it.. The Thunderbolt came out only a couple months ago. The Inc came out 04-2010. So i’m not sure that’s very quick… I do hope however HTC updates the Thunderbolt quickly for you. I understand your frustration on the waiting game.

  • Scott Holm

    Glad to see this, my brother has the Incredible and decided not to root and install CM7. It’s too bad it’s taken so long for Gingerbread to get here, but he’ll be happy, as will everyone else!

  • Anonymous

    Woohoo…lets hope this time they don’t pull it again.

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