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How Random: Original DROID Incredible to Receive Update to Build 4.08.605.19

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The original DROID Incredible by HTC, a device released almost three years ago, is set to receive its next OTA update. The update is minor to build 4.08.605.19, and simply includes a fix to reduce reboots, but man, how random is that? We didn’t think anything could top the randomness of the Thunderbolt Ice Cream Sandwich update that popped up yesterday through Big Red’s support site, however, it’s safe to say that this just topped it.

The update is 4.2MB in size.

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  • SadUser

    Update failed! Error stated not enough space, yet Internal storage has 4.63GB avail, Phone memory has 532MB free, and App data storage has 77MB free.
    VZW… Please fix your installer app!!

  • finn

    haha!! score! XD what a b-day present for me! :3 hopefully this will stop my DInc. from rebooting for hours on end every morning from 2am-on!

  • MikeM

    Well, maybe this update will actually install…and I’ll be rid of the repeated prompts about the 4.08.605.15 update that so far has refused to install no matter what!

  • larceny

    Lol 4/29/10 still holdin it down. Ill make it 3 Years Verizon will have to pry it from my hands

  • Hatyrei

    how about HTC Inc2? WTF HTC! so I gave my In2 to my mom. lol I still do care for it. 😛

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    You should do a poll on what model of phone everybody owns. It would be interesting to see how many of those old phones that are still out there.

  • LionStone

    I didn’t even know it had a reboot issue… well, I only used mine for less than 6 months, my first Android device. I still have it and it’s in perfect condition. I still keep it for a backup or if a friend/family is visiting and needs one to use.

  • Jeff Broders

    Running 4.2.1 from evervolv on both old dinc’s. Not many rom options, but everything, including camera and video recorder, works.

  • First the TBolt, then the Inc…. Monday will be the Inc2!

  • Patrick Sullivan

    So this is what they have been working on rather than the Nexus updates?

  • NemaCystX

    It took them this long to fix a reboot problem? Verizon seriously needs better software engineers. Hey I got an idea, if your gonna fleece us of our money by robbing us blind, atleast invest in some better software engineers thats absolutely absurd to release an update 3 years after the device was released that only addresses rebooting problems

    • LionStone

      Agreed…absolutely. But I also welcome any Android update for any phone no matter how delayed. There’s gotta be a way to press VZW on this lagging update issue though…something along the lines of unfair practices, or something?

  • Eliza

    I had had this phone for three years but just upgraded. And NOW they fix the reboot thing? Weird

  • Dorian Brooks


  • Fazor

    I got my Droid Incredible launch day and still love it. I’m a loyal Android user but was thinking of finally upgrading to the Droid DNA or HTC M7, this makes the delay in that decision easier.

  • God, did my Incredible reboot itself a ton at the end before I got rid of it. I wonder if this would have fixed it?

  • DanWazz

    “Verizon: We’re on top of the update game.”

  • Hmmm, VZ may be releasing these updates in hopes that they will make the old phones worse or unusable and ppl will have to upgrade with a new phone and a 2 years contract. Evil, tho apple does the same thing with updates to phones older than 2 years when a new version of iOS comes out. The thunderbolt has been out for 2 years now, right?

  • sagisarius

    Ha, I actually am still using mine (though I just ordered a Nexus 4)… the last update won’t even install because the app space is so small.

  • Silver Veloz

    Yes – Random. Thunderbold, now Incredible. What’s next…an update to Droid X2 (another forgotten phone)?

  • MikeCiggy

    So the reason updates take so long for newer phones is because the year back-log of updates to test and approve. They need a new system. ASAP

  • Jwhap

    This is pretty cool! The droid incredible was an awesome phone! If I would nor have dropped mine in a puddle, I would still have it, not as a daily driver but just to screw around with. Maybe as a music player, camera (add it’s camera kills the gnex)

  • Michael swaim

    Next the Samsung Droid Charge will get updated to ICS status.

    • Jwhap

      I hated the charge….. Ugh! Your probably right. ICS would actually help that one……. Maybe!

  • duke69111

    At this rate my OG Droid will get Android 4.2 in August 2019

  • GC

    It’s random, but for people who still use it, it’s necessary. My wife’s DINC at 2am every night would go into a boot loop for 30-40 minutes at a time. All of a sudden you would hear this constant “drrroooiiiddd”. She switched to an S3, but damn, it was annoying.

  • HotRodJohnson

    This is just to rub salt in the wound of us GNex owners.

  • Michael G

    Anyone that visits this site daily and still has a Droid Incredible really needs to re-consider their love of Android. lol

    • Jwhap

      I would say the exact opposite! The droid incredible had fantastic specs for it’s time. Was a super fast phone, great camera, lots of memory plus an sd card slot, tons of developer support. I would suspect there are a few jellybean Roms out there for it. The droid incredible was an iconic “droid” product and one of my favorite phones!

      • Matt P

        I agree! I have a rez and a gnex now, but I still go back and mess with my DINC! It’s mainly plugged in to my garage receiver to play music on the play music app from.

      • Droidzilla

        It was a Verizon Nexus 1.

      • Michael G

        lol Easy folks. I’m not saying it wasn’t a decent device. All I’m saying is it’d be surprising to still be rocking the Incredible. There have been so many great phones come out since then. It was a joke considering the Android communities “Take my money!” mentality (mine included).

    • DOOD

      Or maybe the phone just does what they need and they don’t suffer a crushing inferiority complex if they don’t have the latest X.Y.Z iteration of Android and hardware. I’m amazed at the disconnect you ZOMGUGETANEWPHONEEVERY2MONTHSCAUSEANDROID5.2.1.3JUSTDROPPED! crowd experience with reality. Yeah, I get it that this is a fan site, but holy crap some of you have seriously messed up priorities. They are phones, not superpower granting idols to manly deities.

      • This!

      • Michael G

        I have had a total of two devices. The OG Droid and the GNex. There have been plenty of phones between the releases of those two devices and plenty after the GNex. I don’t need the next best thing because I root and flash what I want. Now get off your high horse and take some time to read my previous reply and you’ll see what I meant.

    • I would say that’s only the case if they’re still running the OEM ROM on it. I’m still rockin my DINC running CM7.2 and it’s rock-solid stable and just as fast as many modern phones for normal tasks. I’m getting 2 days on a battery charge, and still have unlimited data.

    • 655321

      I’m reading this on my DINC. Runningt CyanogenMod on it. Helps with HTC’s terrible /data/data limitation.

  • Francisco Rodriguez

    The only update that could be more random is GB for the Samsung Continuum.

    • MIKE

      Continuum is already GB.

  • Alan Burnstine

    I still have my incredible. It is not my everyday phone, and I have been running ics on it for almost a year already, but nice to see it getting some love. What I really wonder is if all these updates mean we will be getting Jelly Bean for the Rezound and/or Xoom any time soon. I would happily un-root my Rezound for a Jelly Bean update.

    • Chris

      I might unroot my Rezound if it gets Jelly Bean and Sense 4, lol

  • Nicholassss

    now if only my fiancees incredible 2 would get an update. she wont let me root and do it for her -_-

    with the thunderbolf and incredible both happening in the same week, i’m hopeful.

  • You would be amazed at how many people I see walking around with their DINC. Just saw a guy yesterday talking it up on one.

    • Radgatt

      My dad still has this phone.

    • MikeM

      Daniel, that was me! (if you were in southwestern CT, that is) The DInc is my company-issued cell phone, and was in fact my very first smartphone. The Telecom Dept. keeps offering to upgrade me, but as the replacement will be an iPhone I’ve essentially stated that they will have to pry the DInc from my cold, dead hands…

  • Curtis

    This was my first smartphone. We did everything together, until I got the GNnex. Thinking about it, I received more updates on my DInc than on my GNex. Taking a very broad view I have been very pleased with HTC’s products. I currently have the DNA and I am getting better cell reception and an EXTREMELY pleasing screen (size and PPI).

  • Zach Armstrong

    The Droid Incredible 2 ICS update should be up next.

    • Chris

      Shh!!! Don’t jinx it…..

    • Yep

      What Chris said. I blame you, Zach Armstrong, for the inevitable delay to the delay of the DInc2 ICS update. I shake my fist at you with mild apathy, you lesser fiend. May your fly be unzipped the next you step into public, so great will be your shame.

  • Bill Slowey

    Maybe Verizon is clearing up all the old updates they forgot about. Maybe the Galaxy Nexus will be next.

    • JoshGroff


    • KnowYourEnemy462

      You’re a glass half full kinda guy, eh?

      • Bob O’Daniel

        I just LOL’d in my cube. Now everyone knows I’m not working…

        • yea I’m gonna need you to go ahead and stay late tonight, oh and if you could go on ahead and move all your things down to storage room B that’d be great. thaaanks

        • will bartlett

          ive been doing that all day so far.

  • Get the most out of your Palm Treo 650….

  • Lmao, still have that sucker in a drawer as a backup phone.

  • Bassdj

    And I thought no one still had the tbolt…

    • JoshGroff

      Even my friend that had the Inc got the Inc 2 (because his Inc broke and insurance replaced it with the 2.)

  • zoobey

    Big Red is right on schedule.

  • Jared Carter

    still one of the best android devices of all time! Give me same form factor/less bezel/HDscreen/better battery life and i’d be on it. Miss the trackpad too

    • MikeCiggy

      I miss my trackball from my Droid Eris. It aloud scrolling of pages and text making copy and pasting easier and browsing the web smoother. I hope they aren’t completely dead 🙁

      • Jared Carter

        Yeah they could’ve implemented something in the home button for the SGSIII it it would’ve been extra useful… or the note 2, or any other device with the homebutton

        • anezarati

          oh no, i’m having flashbacks to the old school blackberries…

  • Technician199

    It just takes that long to pass through Verizon certification!

    • This.

      • JoshGroff

        IS SPARTA!

        • moelsen8


          • And time to square dance?

          • Sirx

            Happy Thanksgiving, Pilgrims!

          • JoshGroff

            No, that’s it.

          • moelsen8


          • New_Guy

            ..then, you kick Verizon execs down a man-hole.

  • Maybe they’ll surprise us and tell us the Rezound is getting Sense 4.1 and Jelly Bean. Maybe I shouldn’t hold my breath for that one.

    • JoshGroff

      I have CM10 running on mine, why wait. 😉

      • How do you have CM10 on your Rezound? It’s not on either the official or unofficial list of supported devices. If this is real, I want it.

        • JoshGroff

          It’s an unofficial release, I’ll see if I can find the link.

      • Why not CM10.1? Camcorder seems to be the only thing broken atm but I can live with that for now. 🙂

        • JoshGroff

          I do occasionally have to take video, so that’s a deal breaker for me.

      • I actually had CM10 running on there, but it was too buggy and I went back to a CM9 ROM this morning. I wouldn’t mind seeing the phone actually get some official support on JB from HTC though.

        • JoshGroff

          I’m with you on the official support.

        • TylerChappell

          Oh I am sure the Rezound will get JB…but just don’t expect it to be any sooner than October, based on the Thunderbolt’s history to ICS.
          Sad part is, the DInc4G will probably even get it before the Rezound.

  • sc4fpse

    Mind = Blown.

    At the job I just left, one of my new coworkers (or, rather, the replacement I was training before I left) had a Droid Incredible. It was beautiful. A piece of beauty now, and it always has been one.

  • A three year old device gets updated, but the simplest phone of all to update (Gnex) cannot get one. SMH

    • Makes a lot of sense, huh. 😛

      • DrewNusser

        Ha, Sense – because HTC…not where you were going with it? Nevermind.

    • capecodcarl

      Why do you need Verizon to update your phone? It’s a Nexus, don’t you get updates pushed directly from Google? If not, is it really fair to call it a Nexus just because it has vanilla Android on it? My OG Droid wasn’t called a Nexus despite the fact that it had plain Android on it. /rhetorical.

      • JoshGroff

        Nor was the Xoom.

        • Jwhap

          But like all Verizon phones the Xoom wasn’t supported well either!

          • danofiveo

            Still isn’t either. No telling when it will get Jelly Bean. But I’ve moved on to the Nexus 10.

      • Jared

        Your point is valid, I’m running Mmuzzy’s 4.2.1 French Vanilla and it is rock solid stable. However, since we run proprietary software for our radios, it would be nice for our Verizon overlords to at least update them.

      • dylan84

        It doesn’t get updates pushed directly from Google. They have to go through Verizon because of the LTE.

        • brando56894

          I believe the problem is that CDMA is proprietary, not LTE.

    • Bob O’Daniel

      My thought is that Verizon’s been testing this update for the last 3 years. They’ll be testing the GNex’s updates for about as long.

    • j__h

      in reality htc probably just got a critical fix found by the chip maker. with only that change it could be verified as an obvious bug with low risk and much reward.

    • Randy Luna


  • Danrarbc

    How many OGDIs are still in use? Even one of my older co-workers has upgraded.