DROID Incredible 2

How to Update HTC Incredible 2 with AOKP ICS Build 40 Firmware

HTC Incredible 2 LogoHTC Incredible 2 users can now benefit from the latest firmware of AOKP build 40 firmware update. For all those who didn’t know on what exactly is the AOKP build, then AOKP build is basically an Android open KANG Project made firmware which has got really very long list of features and also this one ropes in the latest ICS Android 4.0 firmware release. As of now there is no detail on by when there will be an official update of ICS Android 4.0 release, but as per our sources, there will be no ICS release officially.

Disclaimer: This AOKP release can only applied on the HTC Incredible 2 device and not on other device. This should not be applied to the NETWORK LOCKED version of HTC Incredible 2. Androidadvices should not be held responsible or liable for any sort of damage happened to your device due to not following of instructions.

In the process of this article, we will be checking out on what are the change logs of this build along with the detailed feature list. Follow all the instructions mentioned so as to facilitate smoother firmware update process.

Change Log of Build 40:

  • added hardware info in Settings > About
  • fixed DRM issues (including Hulu)
  • made lockscreen weather much prettier
  • fixed tablets
  • added NFC polling mode Settings > More > NFC polling mode
  • added NFC toggle
  • added Achromatic theme
  • updated Nova
  • fixed added custom WiFi SSID FC

Note: if your device is network locked, then you can apply this update but it needs to be boot loader unlocked. Once the boot loader is unlocked, the warranty will get void which can ONLY be reclaimed by applying the factory firmware.

All the data in your HTC Incredible 2 phone should be backed up with the help of below steps, ensure that you don’t use the HTC Sync to back up the data as it may not detect the device in this custom ROM firmware.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call LogCall Log and Restore
Images, 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

Ensure that a minimum charge of 50% battery is left on your device or HTC Incredible 2 will be turned off in the middle of firmware update. Enable the USB Debugging mode in your HTC Incredible 2 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now proceed to the detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

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  1. Patrick Dyer

    December 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I have a HTC Incredible 2.
    Would you please send me
    a copy of AOKP ICS build 40
    as I cannot find a working link.



    November 23, 2012 at 12:57 am

    is this for rooted phones only????

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 16, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      yes its only for rooted devices

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