Incredible S

How To Update HTC Incredible S to Cyanogen Gingerbread 2.3.7 Firmware

Cyanogen Mod LogoLast time it was Cyanogen Mod 7.0.1 in the form of Gingerbread 2.3.4 and now today we will see on how you can easily upgrade the existing Gingerbread 2.3.4 version to the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.7 for your HTC Incredible S. With barely few devices has got an un official release of 2.3.7 release of Android, this Cyanogen Mod custom ROM comes as a great respite on not only in the fresh new interface but also comes packed with a lot of functionalities which I guess the Stock ROM can’t even think of such customizations. So, we will see in the due course of the article on how you can easily install the same.

Please note that this version of Cyanogen mod 7.1 is not an official release from HTC and also in the due course of this process, the device will be rooted which will void the warranty.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.

Caution:  Its recommended to follow each and every single step carefully which is mentioned in the due course of the article so that you don’t miss out on the things which can even brick your phone. Also, just in case if you got stuck in any part of the article then you will have to start the whole process from the start or else you can also let us know in the comments section if there are any issues.

To make things easy, we have broken this article into different pages. You can go to the next page from the “Page Selector” option which can be done by just clicking on “Page 2”, “Page 3” etc. We have also embedded all the download links in the article itself for simplicity. So, in this next page you will see the list of pre requisites to be followed, then in the 3rd page we will see on how you can turn S OFF followed by the installation of latest Cyanogen MOD 7.1 installation. At AndroidAdvices, we will provide the complete coverage on all the latest happenings in the Android. Just in case if you feel that you want to have the Cyanogen mod 7.1 for your phone as well then do leave a comment below for the same and we will come up in a priority manner.

Let’s check out the list of Enhancements and Disadvantages of Cyanogen mod 7.1 for Incredible S below,

Enhancements and Features of Cyanogen Mod 7.1:

  • Firmware based on the Gingerbread 2.3.7,
  • Stock version of Cyanogen mod kernel,
  • Supports all the AOSP kernels and also Tiamat-Saga,
  • Comes with an all new Interface which is different from Stock,
  • Better Battery optimization for higher battery life,
  • Increased Quadrant Ranks when checked with Antutu benchmarking tool
  • Supports the latest Android Market place 3.1.6,
  • Comes with the better app management tools and facilities as it supports many folder lock applications which was not there earlier

Disadvantages of this ROM:

  • Though this ROM comes with the latest Android market Place of 3.1.5 (upgradable to Android Market version 3.1.6) doesn’t seem to work well in the slower GPRS / EDGE / 3G / Wi Fi data speeds.
  • There are some force close issues when more than 6 – 7 applications are opened.
  • Some of the task killers are not compatible with this version of firmware,

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  2. deep

    April 17, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    can i update my phone through pc
    i have htc incredible s

  3. madel

    December 15, 2011 at 1:31 pm

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  4. santosh

    December 7, 2011 at 7:52 pm


    I have been trying to install the update, but the file seems to be corrupt. I have downloaded it many time since the last few days. Any chances of a reupload of the same?



    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 8, 2011 at 11:52 am

      we will check and rectify the same santosh but you are requested to download the zip file again!

      • santosh

        December 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

        Hi Pradeep,

        Just tried to download the same again, it doesn’t work. If I try to open the zip file, I get an error saying unexpected end of archive.


        • NeaL Pradeep

          December 8, 2011 at 6:06 pm

          download the file again, no file download issues from our side!

  5. Paul Low

    November 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    How to uninstall Windows 6.5 and install Android on HTC HD2? Many thanks.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      You can apply this update as it will be over writtened!

  6. syed124

    November 6, 2011 at 6:48 am


    C:adb>adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/tmp

    C:adb>adb push getroot /data/local/tmp
    cannot stat ‘getroot’: No such file or directory adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/getroot
    Unable to chmod /data/local/tmp/getroot: No such file adb push su /data/local/tmp
    2067 KB/s (76232 bytes in 0.036s)

    C:adb>adb shell chmod 6755 /data/local/tmp/su

    C:adb>adb push busybox /data/local/tmp
    2755 KB/s (1083568 bytes in 0.384s)

    C:adb>adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox

    C:adb>adb shell ln /data/local/tmp/busybox /data/loc
    link failed File exists (Insted of this i get in; permission denied.)

    AND WHEN I TYPE C:adb>adb shell reply is
    $. I try lots of methods and spend 40 hrs now looking for your guidance. will great full to you. Where ever i ask for permission it denies.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 6, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      please check with the adb path and also is HBOOT DISABLED?

      • Santhosh Kumar M

        January 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm

        Hi Neal, I tried the update and got the above result when installing 2.3.7. Currently am having the 2.3.3 with S-OFF. I got the HTC system update to install 2.3.5 with HTC Sense 3.0. It is having problems when installing. Could you please help me in turning the S-ON back. Thnks Sandy

  7. PK

    October 30, 2011 at 9:52 am is corrupted and nt working…Can anyone pls help. Thanks.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 30, 2011 at 11:32 pm


      • victories

        October 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm

        I downloaded four times but still file is corrupted. Please check it.

        Thank you.

  8. .....

    October 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    how can i return back to version 2.2 on htc incredible s

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      yes you can return back to the 2.2 version!

  9. A Rilley

    October 14, 2011 at 6:45 am

    I tried downloading the CyanogenMod ROM via ROM Manager last night and ended up having to restore back to my original stock ROM. It seemed to work fine at first but it had a few issues:

    – ADW Launcher unable to access themes

    – Before downloading CM I was able to download ROMs through ROM Manager using my Mobile Internet and after downloading/installing CM I was unable to even view the list of ROMs via my Mobile Internet (I corrected the APN settings and was able to access websites just not ADW themes/ROM downloads) — Was able to access ROM downloads after replacing market place (to a slightly less buggy version), updating the ROM Manager and activating my WiFi. However ADW themes were still inaccessible.

    – Android Marketplace would Force Close after about 15 seconds (Even over WiFi) — Making updating the ROM Manager back to 4.5 a huge pain..

    – Lock Screen messaging shortcut wasn’t working (but that could easily have been my fault)

    Notes (after CM ROM download):

    – ROOTED HTC Incredible S
    – Texting worked (Tested it)
    – Did not test calling capability
    – Did not test MMS

    I’ve been looking all over the internet since this morning so if you have any suggestions/solutions I’d GREATLY appreciate it. Thanks!

    • dtox

      October 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      For anyone having market force close issues, go to the phone settings and select your language again. (I.E. English). This solves the problem

  10. A. S. Bhasker Raj

    October 12, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I have HTC Wildfire.

    How to update my Android OS and rooting this phone?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 12, 2011 at 10:24 pm


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