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.   (more…)

HTC Rep: DROID Incredible No Longer Receiving Gingerbread

Uh oh, a storm may be brewin’.  One of our readers reached out to HTC to check on the status of the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for the DROID Incredible that we have been told was coming time and time again, and received some pretty striking news.  The original Inc is no longer on their list of “certain phones” that will receive 2.3?  I seriously hope this is one big mistake.

The odd thing here, is that test builds have been floating around in the wild for quite some time now, so why pull the plug?  According to this rep, this update will not improve the user experience, features, performance and usability of the Incredible.

Dear XXXXXXXXXX,

Thank you for taking the time to contact HTC in regards to Operating System upgrades to your Droid Incredible, XXXX.

Our goal is to give every customer the best possible experience on every phone. Every HTC phone is a combination of a unique HTC hardware and software experience and a core operating system. We only update our phones if it will provide an overall improved user experience as we balance features, performance and usability. Because of this, we will only be updating certain phones to Gingerbread. At this time, the Droid Incredible is not on that list.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause XXXX, and we hope that this does not detract from your enjoyment and use of the HTC Incredible. We deeply regret any dissatisfaction this issue may have caused. As always, we are here to answer any technical questions or concerns you have from 6am to 1am EDST, 7 days a week, or by phone at 1-866-449-8358. You may also visit us at www.htc.com/us/support for further assistance, user manuals, and helpful tips.

To send a reply to this message or let me know I have successfully answered your question log in to our ContactUs site using your email address and your ticket number 11USCW33ENA001610.

Sincerely,

Stephen

HTC

Any chance Mr. Stephen confused the Incredible with the Eris?  I certainly hope so.  We’ll be digging for confirmation on this.  Stay with us, peeps.

Cheers Josh!

Trade Your HTC Incredable 4G Into T-Mobile and Receive $225 Credit – Wait, What?

Misspellings and misprints are bound to happen. It’s a way of life and writing. Last week T-Mobile launched a new trade-in program where consumers can trade in their old handsets for instant store credit for phones, routers, and other accessories. Well that’s great news for me because I’m not really feeling this Droid Incredable 4G device I just prurchased and have been wanting to try a newer T-Mobile device. Nevermind the spelling error, I want to know when this device became on the cutting edge of technology with its 4G LTE speed boost.

We’re hoping the lovely people at T-Mobile and The Wireless Source (T-Mo’s Partners in the program) start making sure they’re giving people the right information and definitely start using some good ol’ spell checker. If you’re interested in the trade in program and wanna see for yourself, head on over here.

Cheers __!

Sense 3.0 ROMs Popping Up for HTC Incredible and Thunderbolt (Updated)

When the HTC EVO 3D was announced as running Sense 3.0, there were a few of us with Thunderbolts and Incredibles that were possibly a little jealous.  That new lock screen was just too sexy to not envy, plus we love that the notification bar has built-in toggles for WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.  Well, guess what?  Some of our fine friends in the ROM game have already popped out fully-working Sense 3.0 Gingerbread ports for you to try out.  Actually, I shouldn’t say “try out” since almost everything seems to be working on them and would easily hold up as your daily driver.

Thunderbolt:

Incredible:

Instructions:

1.  Download the ROM that fits your device and drop it on your SD card.
2.  Boot into Clockwork Recovery and backup your current settings.
3.  Then perform a factory reset/full wipe.
4.  Load up the .zip of the ROM that you downloaded above.
5.  Enjoy!

Cheers Nicholas!

Download: Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) for DROID Incredible

Thanks to XDA member Tmartin03, the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) leak for the DROID Incredible that popped up this morning is zipped up and ready for flashing.  From what I can tell, everything works including the camera.  And I apologize if I’m behind in Incredible updates, but FastBoot appears to now be available and 720p video recording is back(?).  It’s still old Sense and doesn’t have switchable skins or anything, but it will bring you up to Android 2.3.3.   (more…)

Gingerbread Test Build Leaks for the DROID Incredible (Updated)

Just like we saw with the HTC Thunderbolt earlier in the week, a test build of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) has emerged for the DROID Incredible and is available for download.  This file isn’t flashable to your device, but I’m sure there are a couple of devs in the crowd that wouldn’t mind making that happen.

*Note - This is not for the Incredible 2.

Update:  Instructions and files posted here.

Via:  911HTC | Download [mirror]

Cheers Nick!

Asurion Out of DROID Incredible Replacements, DROIDX is Your Best Bet

Might want to be extra careful over the next few weeks with that DROID Incredible of yours, Asurion appears to be all out of replacements.  That’s right, a number of readers who have filed claims over broken devices, have been told that the current option for replacement is the DROIDX.  Now, both devices are favorites of ours, but the experience from one to the other is night and day.  Sense vs. Blur?  They are even comparable, so I’d suggest taking care of that sweet little DI or you may be in for a Hummer with a locked bootloader.

Cheers Robert and everyone else!

CyanogenMod 7.0.2 Released for Original DROID and Incredible, Just a Bug Fixer for Most

Just two weeks in after the official release of CM7 and we’ve got an update that fixes some of the bugs you may have encountered.  It also is the first official “stable” version of 7.0 that we’ve seen for the original DROID.  Nice work guys.  Now, if only everyone in this business would act this fast on bug fixes…

Downloads:  DROID | Incredible

Changelog.

Cheers Keith and blackcatroad!