Many of the popular popular Android handsets like the HTC EVO 4G, HTC Desire, and the Motorola Droid received their Froyo update this month. Now, the HTC Droid Incredible is also set to join this list. Mashable reports that the Froyo update for the Droid Incredible is going to start rolling out on August 18.
According to Mashable, Verizon team members already have Froyo installed on their Droid Incredible(s). The Froyo update will be an OTA (Over-The-Air) one and will bring with it a major speed improvement, along with many new features like 720p HD recording, a new boot animation, mobile hotspot etc. However, if you can’t wait until that then users can flash the leaked Froyo ROM for the Droid Incredible. But this method is valid only for rooted Droid Incredible phone owners.
The HTC Droid Incredible is a very popular phone in the US. The phone features a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen with a WVGA resolution. It was a month ago that the Droid Incredible was rooted. The Droid Incredible was comparatively a tough nut to crack than other Android phones. Custom ROMs for the Droid Incredible are scarce as well. The reason behind this is that HTC did not release the source code of the Droid Incredible’s kernel.
However, today HTC released the kernel source code of the Droid Incredible. The kernel source code also contains bits and pieces of Froyo code which should help developers. This will help the developers produce some quality and bug free ROMs for the Incredible. Along with the Droid Incredible, HTC also released the kernel source code of the Desire, Wildfire, Aria and the EVO 4G. Here is the link to download them.
Remember the HTC Droid Incredible software update we had told you about? Well the update was pushed back by HTC so as to make a major change in it update the phone to Froyo. However, HTC has not mentioned when the Froyo update will be released to the general public. Nevertheless, an official Froyo ROM for the Droid Incredible has been leaked on the internet.
The update features the HTC’s proprietary Sense UI, 720p mobile recording and mobile hotspot, and all other features the previous OTA was expected to bring. The leaked Froyo ROM is up for download at Xda-developers forum, but users should keep in mind that updating to this ROM will fully wipe their handset. Users also need to update their phone’s radio baseband to try out the Froyo ROM, which requires root.
Sources indicate that the Droid Incredible will get the official Froyo update on August 6. It was earlier speculated that the Droid Incredible will be getting the Froyo update in early August. So there is quite a strong possibility of HTC releasing the Froyo update for the Incredible on 6th August.
Remember the HTC Droid Incredible software update we told you about? Apparently, the update has been postponed to a future date. The update is now expected to be rolled out by end of July, or early August. The reason for the delay in this software update you ask? Well the change-log of the software update has been edited to add one major update Froyo. Yes, the Droid Incredible is expected to get the Froyo update by early August.
This piece of news has been confirmed by an unofficialVerizon Tech Support. Here is the proof-:
Along with the Incredible getting the Froyo update, the Verizon tech support guy also confirmed that the Motorola Droid will be getting the Froyo update within the same time span. Hopefully, most of the HTC phones and the Motorola Droid X will get the Froyo update by the end of August.
Remember the HTC Droid Incredible upcoming software update we had told you about a couple of weeks ago? Well a few handful of Droid Incredible owners are reporting that they have got the software update notification on their phone. The new OTA software updated is expected to bring 720p HD video recording, and a new boot up animation to the Incredible.
3G hotspot functionality will also be added to the Droid Incredible with this update. It is not yet confirmed whether this OTA software update has been officially released or not. As for now, users should take this news with a pinch of salt. It is also not yet confirmed whether the new software update fixes the security loop-hole via which the Droid Incredible was rooted.
Recently, unrevoked’ released an updated version of their application which allows users to root their Incredible in just a single click. If you are a Droid Incredible owner, and have already got the latest OTA software update on your phone, do drop in a comment.
It was just a couple of days ago, that HTC had released an Over-The-Air (OTA) software update for the HTC EVO 4G. Now, the company will soon be rolling out another firmware update for the HTC Droid Incredible. Droid-Life has got some leaked information about the upcoming firmware update with pictures and video from some credible source.
The firmware update will bring with it – 720p HD video recording to the Incredible. Along with HD video recording, the update will also bring 3G hotspot feature to the phone. Hopefully, the performance and the stability of the phone will also improve with this update. The bootup screen of the phone has also been changed to the “Droid” Red eye bootup.
Sadly, there is no specified timeframe when the firmware update will be available. Hopefully, the firmware update will hit the Incredible users sometime within a few weeks.