Sep 07 AT 12:14 PM Edgar Cervantes 18 Comments

Android 2.3 Gingerbread pushing out now to HTC Droid Incredible users? (Update: Manual Install)


The HTC Droid Incredible has been one of the most beloved Android devices on Verizon. This phone was a beast when it came out, and even now it continues to compete strongly with some of the newest devices. For a while, everyone was afraid the good ol’ Droid Incredible was not going to get a Gingerbread update. Incredulous!

That was until Verizon posted OTA update details on the HTC Droid Incredible’s support site. We knew this update was coming soon, and we only had to wait a few weeks until the update started rolling out.

Though there were some reports of people getting the update towards the end of last week, it seems that was simply a test. If you were not lucky enough then, maybe things are looking up for you today. The Gingerbread update seems to be rolling out again. If you’ve been desperately waiting for an update, now is a good time to check for one.

These will be the main features changed with the update:

  • MMS messages will now send correctly
  • Properly save audio files from MMS messages
  • Successfully play audio from MMS messages
  • Internet connection via Bluetooth now enabled
  • VZ Navigator now operates on WiFi
  • Change songs in music widget by tapping the forward button
  • Camera now functions with an SD card inserted

Have any of you gotten this update yet? How are you liking it? Let us know what your experience with Gingerbread is like. If you haven’t received the update, let us know. We’d like to see how the update process is going. Start checking for updates, guys!

Update: Manual Installation

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, Android Central has a manual installation tutorial. Those who would like to try it can head to the Android Central forums and have at it. If you decide to take this route, please do let us know how it goes and share your tips with fellow DINC on how to make the process easier and better.

Via: Phandroid

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • Alex Metzger

    Still nothing for me. 1318 EST 9/7, Indianapolis, IN

    • melissa90

      My iPhone 4 is alreayd at version 5! Android must be very far behind. i love my sophisticated iPhone 4, but i respect this droid slightly. Its not that bad i guess.

      • jr

        version 5? and you still nowhere near 2.2 buddy everything on ur ios 5 android already has

        • Lamar

          Amen to that.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    I know, right? It is a newer device, the Thunderbolt should have gotten it way before the Incredible….

    • Edgar Cervantes

      You are right… It just takes them too long sometimes… It is frustrating. By the time the update comes, I will probably have another device… :(

  • josephnc1975

    Nothing here yet. Raleigh, NC 15:19 EST.

  • John K

    Nothing for me either. OH 5:30 EST

  • Doug

    Hey, all you Incredible owners and Words With Friends players, is WWF dog slow on your device too? It makes me feel like I have an old phone already. It also drains the battery in about 15 minutes. Anyway, no OS update yet @ 8:30 eastern 9/8/11.

  • David

    Got my update yesterday. First update I had the patience to wait for OTA. Seems a little faster now. Very easy process to update, much easier than putting a zip file on my SD card and all of my data and apps were retained.

  • Jimmy Day

    Nothing here just yet. Atlanta 16:46 EST

  • Chris

    Nothing yet

    Nashville, TN

    Rooted – using unrevoked. Will I get an OTA if I am rooted? If it kills my root – how can I root it again after the update?

  • Jason

    it’s wierd, my wife and I have identical Droid Incredibles, on the same plan. I got the update yesterday morning, and she still hasn’t gotten it. It’s noticeably smoother while scrolling and boots up way faster. otherwise a couple of very small cosmetic changes.

    I seem to have lost the built in barcode reader…but there are better ones on the market anyway.

  • John

    No update yet. Is there a reason for the delay? – St Louis, MO

  • KMc

    It’s late October and still no update….I am in central Indiana. Are they doing this by alphabet? Phone number? Pay my bill on time???