March 5th, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by scottysattler
I have just acquired, through wining a local competition, a brand new HTC incredible s. Im unbelievable happy with it, as expected, but i am after some help and some general advice, as i am new to the world of android
It is a pre-paid phone, so my carrier has loaded it to the brim with bloatware...on boot up i have around 262mb ram free...after a day or so it loiters 140-180mb ram free...is this normal? It does seem a little low as the phone has around 750mb ram.
i have beenlooking at putting custom roms onto the phone, but my HBOOT is 2.00.000.. apparently this makes my phone a bit more difficult to achieve s-off. Where would be the best place to start looking for this??? as i have had no luck so far.
Phone in general runs well...very happy with battery life...although does have laggy issues...im putting that down to the bloatware issue which will hopfully be rectified with more ram free.
my android version is 2.3.5 HTC sence is 3.0 if that helps anyone.
Like i said,im brand new to android,and these forums...a few mates have put me onto this as a great source of info...hopefully i can get some help as i am loving my new phone!
Thanks in advice guys
The best place to look for modding your IncS would be the xda-developers forum:
HTC Incredible S - xda-developers
In the General section you will find a discussion thread on how to downgrade HBOOT 1.16/2.00 to an older version so that you can then S-OFF. Although there is a script file, you should be well versed in using the Android SDK tools adb and fastboot before you venture down that path.
Your other option is to 'unlock' HBOOT 2.00 using the procedure at HTCDEV.com. This is the official HTC site and procedure, however, by unlocking your bootloader, you must acknowledge to HTC that this may void your warranty.