Step by Step Update HTC Droid Incredible 2 to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)

Written by Fridza. Posted in Featured, How To

Published on November 16, 2011

Few days ago HTC on their Facebook officially announced first list of phone which will get official ICS update. Sadly, your Incredible 2 isn’t listed there although this android phone is released in 2011. Alternative solution if want to feel ICS running on your phone you should install it with a custom ROMs. So today we want to make an easy guide on how to update HTC Droid Incredible 2 aka Vivow to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
You should notice that by installing your smartphone with unofficial firmware might void your device warranty, so think carefully before planning to flash your phone. As always make sure to backup your credential data or apps to avoid the worst case, you can download Mybackup Apps to backup contacts, sms, email, and apps.

Ice Cream Sandwich Update Incredible 2

How to update/flash Droid Incredible 2 with Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM

Firstly you have to get root privileges on your phone, if you still strange with that terms or don’t know about root and it’s consequences you can read a FAQ about root.

Moreover, you also need to know about your phone serial number, S-OFF/S-ON security status and Hboot version since all is required to make your phone flashable, you must read a guide about how to gain S-OFF, root and install custom recovery on HTC Incredible 2. After satisfying all requirements now you can read the step below:

  1. Find the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) custom ROMs developed for your Incredible 2 and download it and transfer into SD card, the ICS source code has just launched in 15 November and now CyanogenMod Team starts to build CM9, you can expect to try out CM9 in the next 2 months. We will let you know once the custom ROMs is available.
  2. Turn off your phone and boot into CWM Recovery by choosing Recovery option in Fastboot menu.
  3. CWM HTC Incredible 2

  4. Choose 3rd option to wipe data/ factory reset.
  5. Choose 4th option to wipe cache partition.
  6. Choose 5th option to install zip from SD card and find the custom ROM (.zip) in SD card which you copied before. And flashing process begins.
  7. Done flashing, you can wipe data/factory reset again (optional) and then select reboot system now option. And let your HTC Droid Incredible 2 booting ICS for the first time.
[Source : Cyanogenmod]
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