AlphaRev and Unrevoked have joined forces and are making it very easy to own an HTC device. For quite some time now, the Unrevoked team has been the way to go when rooting select HTC devices. Owners of the DROID Incredible2 running Gingerbread, and the HTC Thunderbolt can now enjoy full S-Off support, plus a much easier rooting process. We know that the Thunderbolt owners are getting sick and tired waiting for the Gingerbread update, so why not take it upon yourself?
If you have been looking to root your Inc2, or Thunderbolt, now is the time. Feel free to head over to their site to get the full list of instructions. Be aware, you take the plunge at your own risk. We are pretty sure you won’t regret it though.
Cheers Pete, Zane!
Anyone interested in a white and silver DROID Incredible 2? We had assumed from release that there would be swappable back covers for even the original Inc2, but this latest picture shows a much shinier, silver edition that has yet to see an announcement from Verizon or HTC. There are no new specs to report on since this device popped up out of now where, but we’re assuming it’ll be the same as its predecessor – the back cover doesn’t say “4G LTE” or anything to get us extremely excited.
Could this be what they plan to fill up the month of August with? Any chance we see a spec-bump?
Either Verizon hasn’t sold many of these inductive (wireless) battery charging pads and covers or they are finally ready to force you into learning about this new technology. Through August’s “Accessory of the Month” deal, you can buy the wireless charging pad ($69.99) that they have on hand and receive the wireless battery cover for a select few devices for free – all normally priced from $29.99 – $39.99.
What is wireless charging? Well, if you have a pad and battery cover, you can easily charge your device without having to actually plug in your device. Sure, the charging pad will always have to be plugged into a wall, but I’ll even admit that it is pretty handy to come home and simply set my Thunderbolt down on my desk to get it to charge rather than fuss with a microUSB cable.
So if you have a DROID3, HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, DROID Charge, or Incredible 2, you may want to look into the future of charging and grab one of these pads along with a matching inductive battery cover. (more…)
Update: Our friends at Verizon have reached out to tell us that this is no longer happening. Since the ED05 update is going out and will fix the issue, there is no need for a swap.
If your Samsung Fascinate is suffering from an inability to accept calls after receiving its latest update, then you may be entitled to a certified like-new replacement from Verizon. According to reports, Big Red is willing to hand over a DROIDX2, Incredible 2 or DROID Charge if they deem your phone to be worthless. So, to the Fascinate owners in the building that have been more than frustrated with their devices after receiving ED04 because it broke one its primary functions, head on into a store.
The DROID Incredible 2 update that we reported on over the weekend is now available to non-rooted stock users. The update can be pulled by simply going into Menu>Settings>Software update>Check new. It’s nothing like the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update you received a couple of weeks ago, but it will improve server connections issues for both your contacts and email.
Cheers Brandon and Justin!
Fresh off of its Gingerbread update, the DROID Incredible 2 already has another on the way. This time it looks like it’s just a minor “server connection” fix (only 4.2MB) that has to do with email and contacts, but no matter what, we’re happy to see HTC and Verizon acting quickly. We haven’t heard when the update will be available, so be on the look and let us know.
Update: @TeamAndIRC just released the RUU over at RootzWiki for those that want to update now.
Hopefully our DROID Incredible 2 readers have all had a chance to pull the Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) update, because it just added some really nice new features to an already-impressive device. You get a lot of the standard 2.3 goodies which make any phone so much more stable, fast, and polished. However, they also tossed in the new Quick Settings toggle menu to the notification pulldown and a shiny new dock app. We already loved the Incredible 2 (our review) before this update, but man, this it just made it that much hotter. (more…)
The DROID Incredible 2 Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update that we first reported on from Friday is now rolling out to users. If you haven’t already been prompted to accept it you’ll want to do the following:
Menu>Settings>Software update>Check new
The update is approximately 116MB and will take a while to download, so be patient.
*If you are rooted and wish to remain rooted, it is recommended that you DO NOT accept this update.
Anyone else able to pull this?