HTC Bliss and Runnymede Sense 3.5 ROMs Ported to DROID Incredible 1 and 2


Two of HTC’s newest phones – the Bass (Runnymede) and Rhyme (Bliss) – have been fondled for long enough by the Android developer community to release ROM ports from each.  Since both of these unreleased phones run HTC Sense 3.5 (full walk-through), owners of the original Incredible or Incredible 2 get to be some of the first to give it a spin.  The Runnymede Sense 3.5 is the newest and truest to form, but the Bliss builds will likely have a lot less bugs since devs have had more time with them.

Links to each thread can be found below.   (more…)

Boot Manager Allows ‘Flashaholics’ To Run Up To 5 ROMs At Once

Back when the ‘OG’ DROID was the hugely developer supported device that it was, users were flashing multiple ROMs a day just to find which they liked best. Now that the developer community has become more diverse with so many new devices, times are different.

Many devices still have outstanding developer support and boast many different ROMs users can flash. The hardest part for some, is switching back and forth between them all. Boot Manager allows users to have up to five ROMs installed on your device at the same time, and with a single reboot, jump to the next ROM. Why wasn’t this around when we all couldn’t decide between CyanogenMod, Bugless Beast, or Simply Stunning. (more…)

Gingerbread for the DROID Incredible Rolling Out Now

We have heard from a number of readers this morning who received the Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) update for the DROID Incredible.  HTC told us September and there were a few reports of users receiving it over the weekend, but it looks like the mass rollout has started this morning.  Head on into Settings>Software update/About phone and check to see!

Cheers Ironclad131, Andy, and Mike!

HTC Sense 3.5 Port Coming to a DROID Incredible Near You (Updated: Incredible 2 Too)


It was only a matter of time, right?  Last week we saw a version of HTC’s Sense 3.5 ported over to the Desire, so forming a team to work on bringing it to the DROID Incredible just seemed like a logical next step.  And after looking at these screenshots, you can see that the team has made some progress by getting it booted and then fixing a ton of initial bugs in just a short few days.  You won’t find a test build to flash at this time, so try as best as you can to remain patient.  The 13-man team is working hard to get this out to the masses as soon as possible.   (more…)

This Week In The Life Of DROID: 9/2/2011

Well, folks, the time is upon us. Next week, the hypebeast goes into slumber until the next big thing HTC Vigor comes our way. It’s been quite the ride waiting for the DROID Bionic to make its debut. Even though it still hasn’t been officially announced. I was just speaking with Kellex about how all the way back in January of this year we were playing with an earlier build of the DROID Bionic at CES, and then all of a sudden it disappeared.

It has been 8 months since then, and we are now just a week away. Lord, help us.

Hope everyone has a great weekend, and stay safe!

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!

HTC: Gingerbread Headed to Both Incredible and Thunderbolt in September

Looks like the wait is almost over for our dear HTC Thunderbolt and DROID Incredible owners. We have been listening to readers rant about HTC’s lack of Gingerbread support for these devices for quite some time, but it looks like all your dreams are coming true next month.

HTC is now tweeting that Gingerbread will begin rolling out to these devices in September, and as always, they are thanking us for our support patience. Everyone keep on your toes, we are almost there.

Still no mention as to why the Incredible update was pulled after rolling out to a test group.

Via:  Twitter, Facebook

Cheers black stag, Joseph and Brent!

DROID Incredible Gingerbread Update Available for Manual Upgrading

The Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) update for the DROID Incredible may have been pulled by Verizon for further testing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have it right now.  The file has been made available for all users to flash – including non-rooted users.  As with any RUU, this will wipe your phone completely and remove root.  Your SD card will remain with all of its contents, but this is essentially a factory reset, meaning you will lose all of your apps.

We should point out that since VZW has possibly pulled this update, there is a chance that they will reject it and wait for a different build from HTC.  So there is a chance that this build will no longer be final and if you upgrade to it, may be off the update path.  If you want to be as current as possible without root, then by all means, jump on this.  And if you want to keep root, then head over to one of your favorite forums, as I am sure that ROMs are already being built off of this build.   (more…)