Tutorial to Root HTC Droid Incredible 2

Sanjana February 27, 2012 0

HTC Droid Incredible 2 users can now flash a smile as their smartphone gets rooted. Rooting will enable Droid Incredible 2 users to access the system level files given to third party custom ROMs or files that need customization. This rooting procedure is only applicable on Gingerbread 2.3.3 based firmware version as it hasn’t been tested on any other firmwares yet. It is to be noted that rooting will void the warranty and if the process is not followed properly then it may lead to permanent phone blockage.

htc droid incredible 2


We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is only applicable to HTC Droid Incredible 2 smartphones that are network unlocked so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.

Pre-Requisites:

You must backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to  backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download HTC Sync DriversDownload Super User appDownload CWM Image

Steps to S Off and Root HTC Droid Incredible 2:

Step-1: Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > USB Debugging” then download HTC Sync Drivers from the Must Have section and install them in Windows computers since Linux or Mac based computers are not yet supported.

enable usb debugging

Disable the option of fast boot from the path “Settings > Power > Fast boot”.

Step-2: Browse the HTC Beta generator Key site where you will come across an option of  ”Download for Windows” and a file will be prompted to be downloaded. Download it and a notification called “Beta Key” will appear where you need to fill in the details like your operating system, device name, HBOOT version and serial number of your phone. Once you are done, click on “Generate Key” to generate the key.

beta key generate

Step-3: Download Super User app and CWM Image from the Must Have section to your computer and put your phone in the “Disk Drive”. Now copy the downloaded

Super user zip file along with the CWM Image to the root of your phone’s SD Card.

Step-4: Connect your device to the computer via USB cable and open the downloaded revolutionary beta application. Next enter the correct beta key that you obtained from the above process. The custom recovery image gets installed and S Off is easily achieved thus the phone is rooted successfully.

Step-5: Boot your phone into Fast boot mode by pressing Volume down button and Power button simultaneously then select Fast Boot option.

recovery mode

Open the terminal window or command prompt in your computer and type in the commands as mentioned below sequentially one after another

“cd C:\”

“cd android-win-tools”

Next type in the command “fast boot flash recovery cwm-4.0.1.4-droidINCREDIBLE2.img” to start the Clock Work Mod image flashing process.

Step-6: Disconnect the USB cable and power Off the phone to enter into Recovery mode by pressing the Volume down button and power button simultaneously. In Recovery mode choose the option of  “Recovery” then select “Install zip from SD card” > “Choose zip from SD card” and select the file named as “su-2.3.6.3-efgh-signed.zip”from the list of files.

After the process completes, the phone might reboot on its own. Thus you can easily root your HTC Droid Incredible 2 smartphone and also install super user along with custom recovery image in it by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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