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HTC Incredible 2 Receives Leaked ICS RUU, Could the Official OTA Be Sometime Soon?

Remember the HTC DROID Incredible 2? No, not the Incredible 4G LTE, I get them confused as well. Good news for the owners of the Inc 2, a leaked RUU of an Ice Cream Sandwich build has leaked and is available for flashing now if you want to check it out. The update brings the phone to Android 4.0.4, but unfortunately only upgrades Sense to 3.6.

The ROM is mostly stock except for pre-loaded root and busybox, removal of HTC spyware and removal of HTC linkify which was the cause of Apple’s lawsuit against HTC. Instructions and the download are at the source link below if you are dying to get started, just promise us you will make a backup beforehand.

If you’re waiting anxiously for our Incredible 4G LTE review, it should be revealed sometime tomorrow!

Via: XDA

  • Michael Toland

    It’s now 3 weeks later and still no ICS OTA update for the INC 2, what is the hold up???

  • wikid1

    it says this rom comes pre loaded with root and busybox, so does that mean u can flash it without already being rooted? i just got my htc incredible 2 with 2.3.4 and the root methods seem difficult where my samsung fascinate was easy to root and flash ics so if thats the case it would kill 2 birds. thx for any help on this.

  • grunt9800

    Not a single mention of Nitsuj17? At least give some credit where credit is due

  • me1

    I used to have the inc2 but got sick of waiting and got the s3

  • LionStone

    More awesome news…
    Also, thanks Eric for the heads up on the Dinc4 review tomorrow!

  • neutronxray

    KUDOS HTC!!! This is why I dumped Samsung to go with HTC!!! Keep up the good work!

  • Finally!!! I’m so happy it’s going to be upgraded!!! Good job HTC!

  • Captain_Doug

    I’m already running CM10 on my Dinc2 thanks to Aeroevan. ICS is old news.

    • rodney11ride


      • Captain_Doug

        you’re welcome?

    • how’s CM10? everything works?

    • yeah but this new kernel and radio is sure to come in handy.

      • Captain_Doug

        Maybe for CM9. Would an ICS Kernel/radio help a Jelly Bean Rom that substantially?

  • guest

    saw this on androidpolice last night

  • rodney11ride

    Really? does anyone really care.. this phone is hoping for an ots ics update and JB is on the board. craziness simply craziness

    • JoshGroff

      Considering there’s pretty much no US devices locked to carriers with JB, it’s a pretty big deal that a device this old is getting ICS. (when phones with better specs I.E. droid X2 and some others are not slated to even receive ICS, that makes it even more major.)

      • rodney11ride

        like i said above, if your a person who remotely even cares about updates and having the latest and greatest spend the time to unlock and root and get CM( or something. these roms have revolutionized the way we use phones. you dont understand a thing i just said then why are we excited about an ota that wasnt designed for your phone and will come with a SENSE overlay that will (historically) provide glitches and probs in future. ics should be the last thing on these manufacturers mind right now. start thinking JB and update to that. that would be smart.

        • JoshGroff

          Because that OTA update will probably include upgraded radios that will then be incorporated into custom ROMs, and of course other bits and pieces from the OTA will be use as well.

          • rodney11ride

            my whole point of this which people on here got all pussy hurt is that why upgrade to ics when another one has been released. go back to drawing board and upgrade it (and all the radios and drivers and everything) and slap it in a JB build.

    • mustbepbs

      I’m sure the folks that have the INC2 care very much. This also gives them updated drivers to work with AOSP ROMs and most likely JB stuff. It’s much better than nothing, which is what you get from Samsung, Sony, and Motorola for their backlog of devices.

      • rodney11ride

        your right but after the developers grab the download they will incorporate it all into the custom ics or jb builds.. my point is just that if you own an android phone (and you care about updates and the latest rom) not talking about my wife who can give a crap, but if you truly care then root the phone, htc has given unlocked bootloaders and install a vanilla rom that is the latest and greatest or get a customized rom. OTA’s only provide more probs in the future due to the crazy stuff they slap over the vanilla google rom

        • mustbepbs

          And my point is, without the official OTA or leaks, a lot of problems cannot be fixed in ICS or JB builds. So even people who root and ROM care greatly about this.

          • rodney11ride

            ok i gotcha.. was thinking in reverse there for a minute.

          • KB Smoka

            Thank you

        • KB Smoka

          Exactly….So you just shot your other stupid comment down where you said the best ROM for this phone is the one that came out. Which couldn’t be more wrong. Stop talkin’ just to talk.

          • rodney11ride

            Cross it fingers you might get J B/ in 2 years

    • phrozen087

      I have a trusty Incredible 2 still. The main reason I am keeping it around right now is I have Verizon and need a world phone and also want a decent android phone. Until Verizon unlocks the world phone features on some of the newer phones, I am stuck for a while.

      I have been running CM9 for a long time, but am hopeful that this OTA should help fix a few of the camera issues that have been hanging around in the ICS and JB builds.

      • rodney11ride

        just from a semi coding standpoint, i understand this is a great phone but nothing from an over the air update is going to fix your camera issues. the truly best rom for this phone is the one that came on it. before any updates hit it. imo

        • mustbepbs

          Clearly you don’t understand how these things work.

          • rodney11ride

            as short and un described as your answer is im assuming your an inc2 owner with locked and not rooted. have fun with that

          • mustbepbs

            Actually, I own a Galaxy S3.

            First of all, without drivers and kernels for ICS on some of these devices, it either runs like crap or runs without functionality (such as broken cameras). It severely limits what devs can do without it. Some bugs cannot be fixed without the proper source.

            Secondly, before you go speaking for the community in that “people who root and ROM shouldn’t care about this”, do a little research. A LOT of people care about this.

          • KB Smoka

            The guy is clearly an idiot.

          • rodney11ride

            bro if your using a htc dinc 2… i believe your the idiot

          • Dr_Buttballs

            You’re* x2

          • rodney11ride

            lol.. got caught slippin

          • KB Smoka

            Na, you’re just dumb

        • KB Smoka

          No sir, you my friend are wrong.

        • zaxwashere

          i guess you dont realize that they like to release source code after otas right?

          you know, the source that would fix the camera issues?


          ok then

          enjoy your stock sense 2.1 rom

          • rodney11ride

            gnex JB.. ok then. enjoy your medium level 4″ screened, ram lacking, sense clustered POS. if i were you id be happy at the news. hey ill sale you my old droidx.. trust me its a step up for you

          • zaxwashere

            compare the time frames that the two devices came out in, as well as the intended markets.

            the inc2 is quite a solid device, it runs quite smooth and has some amazing developers.

            and btw, bragging about your phone oesnt mean anything. my old fascinate has JB on it too, does that get me internet points?

            my inc2 is still in service on my mom’s line, my gnex is running cm10, however i still miss some of the sense features. sense 4.0 was actually quite nice.

            but meh, some people just like to talk nonsense on the internet i suppose.

          • rodney11ride

            wasnt bragging.. you were telling me to enjoy my stock sense 2.1

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  • mustbepbs

    Way to go HTC. Show the rest of the OEMs. A lot of devices deemed “unworthy” from other OEMs, HTC has gone above and beyond with their similar devices and is updating them.


    • JoshGroff

      And this is why they are my favorite phone manufacturer, they may take awhile to push updates out, but at least they support their devices.

      • mustbepbs

        Right. Better late than never. You look at Moto with the Droid X2 and the Droid 3 not updating those to ICS. Not only that but HTC has been fantastic with the bootloader aspect too. I like HTC a lot. Wish they had the One series on Verizon.

        • Diablo81588

          Name one phone with 512mb of ram that has been officially upgraded to ICS. All of these phones from HTC have at least 768mb of ram. ICS requires like 304mb to be allocated for graphics. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for system files and apps if you’re limited to 512mb..

          • mustbepbs

            Sony is updating the GSM Xperia Play, not the CDMA one. That has 512MB of RAM. It can be done. A lot of phones that have 512MB of RAM have unofficial ICS builds.

          • carlisimo

            The Nexus S has 512mb, with 128mb dedicated to graphics.

    • And we can just pretend like HTC isn’t updating the Desire HD?..

      • mustbepbs

        You’re right. By and large, HTC is taking care of their older devices, though.

        • It is a bit odd though. They at least give reasons (an ok reason at that) for it. But they still probably could’ve come up with a better solution.
          As always, Motorola needs to unlock their bootloaders or support the devices they sell. You can’t have it both ways.
          Why Verizon told Sony not to update the Experia Play while plenty of other older devices about the same age and specs are getting the updates is beyond me.
          Carriers suck. :p

          • mustbepbs

            Yes, yes they do. It’s hard being on Android sometimes.