How to Update HTC Incredible S with ICS Android 4.0 Alpha 2.1 Firmware

Ice Cream Sandwich LogoHTC Incredible S users can now breathe easy as in the due course of this article we will check on how you can easily update with the test build of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version. This update comes at a time when lot of other phones have started to experience the Android 4.0 ICS version of firmware. Please be informed that to taste the test version of ICS, you will be required to root the phone first which you can do by following the instructions mentioned in the below link.

There are things which work in this version and some don’t, all of these are listed below.

Working:

  •     Hardware 2D/3D
  •     TouchScreen
  •     Bluetooth
  •     WiFi
  •     RIL
  •     Data
  •     Sound
  •     Sensors
  •     Rotation
  •     Status LED
  •     Google Account
  •     Market
  •     GPS
  •     Software Video Decoding
  •     SD Card

Not Working:

  •     Proper UMS
  •     Proper Hardware acceleration
  •     WiFi Tethering
  •     USB Tethering
  •     Camera
  •     Some Minor Bugs

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.

Over the process of updating the phone with the test build of ICS, you need to back up all the data which is there in your phone memory so as to facilitate smoother firmware upgrade.

Quick List of Pre Requisites:

  • There is a possibility of data getting lost or corrupted, so back up the same. Just in case if any is lost or corrupted, you can backup or restore the data by using the tips which are mentioned below.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

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