An all new custom ROM firmware version has just rolled out for HTC Droid Incredible users. This new firmware is known as Ice Cream Senseless and you require to root your smartphone prior to applying this update. The firmware is not the official release by HTC and does not include HTC Sense. Presence of some minor bugs is guaranteed but this firmware comes with a host of improved features that we will be taking a look at in a short while.
We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to HTC Droid Incredible smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.
Let’s take a look at some of the features that come with this new firmware.
- Based on official 4.08 GB RUU
- Native screenshot
- WildStang83′s stock kernel included
- Fully customized and ICS themed Rosie
- ICS themed status bar
- Init.d script support
- Roboto Font
- Enhanced Power menu
- Notification quick settings
- ICS ported keyboard
- Volume-rocker screen wake function
- Custom themed settings menu
- ICS app transitions
- Nexus UI sounds
- Galaxy Nexus boot animation
- Extensively themed with ICS and Slate pngs
- ICS themed dialer
- Volume-rocker song skipping to mods in 3rd post
You must backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.
Steps to Update Ice Cream Senseless Custom ROM in HTC Droid Incredible:
Step-1: Download Ice Cream Senseless Custom ROM from the Must Have section to your computer and connect your smartphone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time. Copy the downloaded zip file to your phone and make sure not to place this zip file deep into any sub-folder in your phone.
Step-2: After copying is over, remove the connected USB Cable and enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Make sure to tick the option of USB Debugging.
Now enter the device into Boot loader mode by pressing the Volume up key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously . If the device boots into Normal mode then re-try to enter into Boot loader Mode by the same process till you are finally there.
Step-3: In Boot loader mode choose the option of “Recovery” to enter the device into Recovery mode. In Recovery mode select “install zip from SD Card” > “choose zip from SD Card” then choose the Ice Cream Senseless Zip file followed by Google Apps zip file placed in your phone.
Step-4: After the firmware is successfully updated, the device will rebooted or will land up in Recovery screen again. In Recovery mode screen select the option of “++++ Go Back ++++” > “reboot system now” to reboot the phone. Next download Email.apk from the Must Have section to your computer and copy it to your Droid Incredible. Now install the Email.apk in your phone by opening the APK file in your phone.
As the default Email.apk file is buggy, we are providing with an all new apk file for Email. This will also sort out the Force close problems in your email that was an issue in the Stock release. Thus you can easily update your HTC Droid Incredible smartphone with an all new version of Ice Cream Senseless custom ROM by following the steps mentioned above carefully.