How to Update HTC Droid Incredible with ICS Android 4.0.3 AOKP Build Firmware

HTC Droid Incredible LogoHTC Droid Incredible’s incredible time is here, as in the due course of this article we will be discussing about on how you can install the latest release of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 firmware version in your device. Please note that this update is not officially rolled out by htc and also there is no ETA on by when htc will ever bring ICS update officially. In the process of applying this firmware, you need to ensure that your phone is rooted as this procedure can only be applied on the rooted phones. Also, be informed that once the device is rooted, the warranty will get void, the only way with which you can regain the lost warranty is by re applying the default factory firmware in your phone. We are thankful to 72ls1 of XDA for developing this firmware.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if anything wrong happens to your device after following the instructions though it is very unlikely if you follow the instructions which are mentioned in this article carefully.

Note: After the rooting process if you are unable to access the Internet, then you will have to re configure the APN settings after updating the firmware to access the data services and the Internet services as all the Internet APN settings will be reset. You will have to contact your Service provider to get more info on the APN Settings. Not to forget also configure the MMS Settings.

Note: Don’t use HTC Sync to back up your data as after the update, it may or may not recognize the phone after the update as its an alpha release.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
ContactsSync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Up next you need to ensure that the phone is left with the minimum of 60% so as to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Features of ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware:

  • Built from AOSP — using 4.0.3
  • power menu (source)
  • ICS style toggles
  • superuser & busybox built from source, included
  • deodexed & unsecure boot.img (for adb remount)
  • Facebook contact sync
  • ROM Control application lets you take control of your ROM. Customize it how you want it.

What Works:

  • Camera including Bar Code Scanner (Video choppy or crashes)
  • WIFI
  • Tethering
  • USB Mounting
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS/Nav
  • Phone
  • Data
  • Google Voice
    and more I know I am missing

Things doesn’t Work:

  • EMMC Mounting
  • Some have issues reading music (I recommend to open gallery 1st to scan all media storage)
  • flash for websites
  • You tube is choppy unless you have it on HD
    Could be more

So, assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update of ICS on HTC Droid Incredible.

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