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Old November 16th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default [How-To] Manually install Gingerbread OTA(s) if rooted.

This is for people like me who like to do things themselves for whatever their given reason. I thought I would be the only one interested in such a method, but here it is in case someone else may find use of it.

Note: In order to follow the steps in this thread all original apps (bloatware) must be present. If you deleted them, my suggestion is to make a nandroid backup, reset to stock and copy the .apk's needed.

Stock apps
pulled from a stock rom. Put the ones you're missing into system/apps via a file explorer or adb push.

The gingerbread RUU and image file are out! See this thread for the files if you'd like to go that route instead. Just follow http://androidforums.com/incredible-all-things-root/420788-how-regain-root-s-off.html after updating.

First you'll need some files.

Stock Recovery

Clockwork 5.0.2.0
Superuser 3.0.6
FAT32 SD card

Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread (3.26.605.1 to 4.08.605.2)


Download 3.26.605.1 to 4.08.605.2

Step 1.
Rename Stock-recovery_PB31IMG.zip to PB31IMG.zip and place it on the root of your SD card.

Step 2.
Power the phone down and enter hboot by holding volume down and power. PB31IMG.zip will be loaded and you will be prompted to install. Navigate with power up/down to select 'yes' and hit the power button. Reboot the phone.

Step 3.
Remove PB31IMG.zip from the SD card.

Step 4.
Rename 5059e5b6c5b2.OTA_Incredible_C_Gingerbread_S_VERIZO N_WWE_4.08.605.2-3.26.605.1_release_222220.zip to update.zip and place on the root of your SD card. Power the phone down and enter hboot by holding volume down and power.
If not prompted, navigate into recovery and select to update from update.zip. Sometimes this update gives an error and presents you with a red triangle. If this happens, press volume up and the power button to get to the menu and select to run the update.zip again. Reboot the phone.

Step 5.
Remove update.zip from the SD card.

Step 6.
Rename recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc_PB31IMG.zip to PB31IMG.zip and place it on the root of your SD card.

Step 7.

At this point you have a new feature on your phone called fastboot. We're going to disable this as it prevents entry into hboot. Proceed to Settings/Applications and uncheck it at the bottom.

Step 8.
Power the phone down and enter hboot by holding volume down and power. PB31IMG.zip will be loaded and you will be prompted to install. Navigate with power up/down to select 'yes' and hit the power button. Wait for it to finish, should be very quick. Reboot the phone.

Step 9.
Remove PB31IMG.zip from the SD card.

Step 10.
Place Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip on your SD card.

Step 11.
Power the phone down and enter hboot by holding volume down and power. Navigate into recovery and select 'Install zip from SD card'. Select and run it. Reboot the phone.

Step 12.
Remove Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip.zip from the SD card.


You're done! Should be up to date on 4.08.605.2 with clockwork and root! Enjoy!

Gingerbread to Gingerbread (4.06.605.3 to 4.08.605.2)

Download 4.06.605.3 to 4.08.605.2

Step 1.
Rename Stock-recovery_PB31IMG.zip to PB31IMG.zip and place it on the root of your SD card.

Step 2.

At this point you have a new feature on your phone called fastboot. We're going to disable this as it prevents entry into hboot. Proceed to Settings/Applications and uncheck it at the bottom.

Step 3.

Power the phone down and enter hboot by holding volume down and power. PB31IMG.zip will be loaded and you will be prompted to install. Navigate with power up/down to select 'yes' and hit the power button. Reboot the phone.

Step 4.
Remove PB31IMG.zip from the SD card.

Step 5.
Rename 6cad8272f75b.OTA_Incredible_C_Gingerbread_S_VERIZO N_WWE_4.08.605.2-4.06.605.3_release_222219.zip to update.zip and place on the root of your SD card. Power the phone down and enter hboot by holding volume down and power. If not prompted, navigate into recovery and select to update from update.zip. Sometimes this update gives an error and presents you with a red triangle. If this happens, press volume up and the power button to get to the menu and select to run the update.zip again. Reboot the phone.

Step 6.
Rename recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-inc_PB31IMG.zip to PB31IMG.zip and place it on the root of your SD card.

Step 7.
Power the phone down and enter hboot by holding volume down and power. PB31IMG.zip will be loaded and you will be prompted to install. Navigate with power up/down to select 'yes' and hit the power button. Wait for it to finish, should be very quick. Reboot the phone.

Step 8.

Remove PB31IMG.zip from the SD card.

Step 9.
Place Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip on your SD card.

Step 10.
Power the phone down and enter hboot by holding volume down and power. Navigate into recovery and select 'Install zip from SD card'. Select and run it. Reboot the phone.

Step 11.
Remove Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip.zip from the SD card.

Step 12.
Remove update.zip from the SD card.

You're done! Should be up to date on 4.08.605.2 with clockwork and root! Enjoy!

Thanks to iowabowtech for helping me stumble through this all earlier!
Thanks to Bob Denny for testing the froyo to 4.06.605.3 bit!

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For some reason, I am having difficulty with this process.. I get update successful at step 2, follow step 3 and 4, but then get the red triangle at step 4. When I Hboot into step 4, the first time, it looks for an image, doesn't find one, then appears to automatically jump into some update process (green arrows and circle). After about 1/3 of the process I get the red triange. At no point in time was I able to select "recovery" from the Hboot menu, nor select the update.zip file. From this point on, all I get is the red triangle.

If on successive boots to Hboot, it again looks for an image file, but then allows me to select "recovery". I select it, and the phone looks like it is starting to boot normally, but then red triangle. For me to get anywhere, I have to pull the battery as it won't turn off otherwise.

I've verified the file names, re-downloaded the update, reset the device to factory, and nothing seems to get me past setp 4. Luckily, I can boot to the device so I am still functioning, but I am lost otherwise.

Current software as reported by phone:
Android version - 2.2
Baseband - 2.15.00.07.28
Kernel - 2.6.32.17-g9a2fc16
Build - 3.26.605.1 CL264707
Software - 3.26.605.1

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I believe you have to press the power button when you are on the "red triangle" screen to bring up the option to update.
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When I hit the red triangle, the power button does nothing. The screen just stays on the red triangle.
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For some reason, I am having difficulty with this process.. I get update successful at step 2, follow step 3 and 4, but then get the red triangle at step 4. When I Hboot into step 4, the first time, it looks for an image, doesn't find one, then appears to automatically jump into some update process (green arrows and circle). After about 1/3 of the process I get the red triange. At no point in time was I able to select "recovery" from the Hboot menu, nor select the update.zip file. From this point on, all I get is the red triangle.

If on successive boots to Hboot, it again looks for an image file, but then allows me to select "recovery". I select it, and the phone looks like it is starting to boot normally, but then red triangle. For me to get anywhere, I have to pull the battery as it won't turn off otherwise.

I've verified the file names, re-downloaded the update, reset the device to factory, and nothing seems to get me past setp 4. Luckily, I can boot to the device so I am still functioning, but I am lost otherwise.

Current software as reported by phone:
Android version - 2.2
Baseband - 2.15.00.07.28
Kernel - 2.6.32.17-g9a2fc16
Build - 3.26.605.1 CL264707
Software - 3.26.605.1

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getting the same red triangle loops. the warning that comes up when it tries to auto-recover is (in green text) "no image or wrong image!" or something like that.

I'm upgrading from 4.06 to 4.08 so this occurs at step 7.

after selecting recovery, the "htc incredible" text comes up and the phone makes a very quiet little clickety noise before going to the phone+red triangle screen.
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Try Volume up and power together. Something like that. I had given up (I am a ClockworkMod user) but in desperation I was pushing buttons and it popped up and showed the recovery text, etc.
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actually i just found the rooted version of the 4.08 rom...

[Rom] Official Inc OTA 4.08.605.2 [Updated:16Nov2011] Its Ready! - xda-developers
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Try Volume up and power together. Something like that. I had given up (I am a ClockworkMod user) but in desperation I was pushing buttons and it popped up and showed the recovery text, etc.
vol up + power does bring up the recovery menu but it still got me nowhere.
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Volume up and power do nothing on my end other than cause the phone to vibrate 3 times and stay powered down. In reading this and that, I ran across a page stating that the hboot and clockwork mod boot screens are different? Mine is booting to a white screen with the little android guys on skateboards at the bottom. Is this the correct screen that I need to be in to update?
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Never did I think that this portion would cause people so much trouble considering this is the smaller gap to jump and the one I tested myself..

You will indeed get the red triangle screen and you should be able to bump past the red triangle menu. If your phone isn't power and you're getting 3 vibrations, then you aren't in hboot or stock recovery to begin with.

When you load into hboot, and then into recovery, it should automatically try to use update.zip. At this point it will appear with a red triangle. When that happens, volume up + power should get you past it and you can select to run update.zip yourself. At that time it should work fine. You -have- to be in stock!

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Mine is booting to a white screen with the little android guys on skateboards at the bottom. Is this the correct screen that I need to be in to update?
That screen would be hboot. From this menu you must select recovery.
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Yeah, it's crazy. I only know how to use ClockworkMod, ha ha. It's weird that ClockworkMod won't install these OTAs though. It (CWM) worked fine for the Nov 2010 FroYo update OTA.
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Yeah, it's crazy. I only know how to use ClockworkMod, ha ha. It's weird that ClockworkMod won't install these OTAs though. It (CWM) worked fine for the Nov 2010 FroYo update OTA.
Yeah, it is pretty odd. I'm currently backing my phone up and I'll see what I can do about some pictures...not promising any tonight though. I work in a few, so maybe tomorrow evening.
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It was the volume up + power at the red triange that I was missing... I was able to get into the recovery mode, but now I am getting the following error...

Install from sdcard
finding update package
opening update package
verifying update package
installing update
assert failed: check_cid(getprop("ro.cid"), "00000000" , "11111111" , (numbers all the way up to "99999999"), VZW__001") ==t
E:error in /sdcard/update.zip
(status 7)
Installation aborted

This was a stock device that was rooted, then downgraded to 2.2 and then S-Off applied. Other than a few pieces of bloat that were removed, I have not touched the OS at all.
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It was the volume up + power at the red triange that I was missing... I was able to get into the recovery mode, but now I am getting the following error...

Install from sdcard
finding update package
opening update package
verifying update package
installing update
assert failed: check_cid(getprop("ro.cid"), "00000000" , "11111111" , (numbers all the way up to "99999999"), VZW__001") ==t
E:error in /sdcard/update.zip
(status 7)
Installation aborted

This was a stock device that was rooted, then downgraded to 2.2 and then S-Off applied. Other than a few pieces of bloat that were removed, I have not touched the OS at all.
Getting the same exact error when applying the 4.08.605.2 update. Any fix for this?
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Getting the same exact error when applying the 4.08.605.2 update. Any fix for this?
That means you're using clockwork. You have to be on stock recovery...
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That means you're using clockwork. You have to be on stock recovery...
Ok on stock recovery now and getting this error...

Install from sdcard...
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Verifying update package...
Installing update...
Checking data partition free space...
Copying fotaBoot to /data/system for customize reload...
Verifying current system...
assert failed: apply_patch_check("/system/app/EPST.apk", "b7a4a2d3418fee2d30e201c24523e068eea1bb36", "3a9ffea263f7703f763fd56ea7ac02754823bb66")
E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
(Status 7)
Installation aborted.
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Turns out I can't get pictures in hboot, only recovery - but it picks up the update.zip on mine so quickly that I can't grab a picture lol. Once I get 4.06.605.3 installed I'm hoping I can grab a screenshot of the error and how I get past it....

Is that the error you get from trying to apply it yourself via the options menu?
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Turns out I can't get pictures in hboot, only recovery - but it picks up the update.zip on mine so quickly that I can't grab a picture lol. Once I get 4.06.605.3 installed I'm hoping I can grab a screenshot of the error and how I get past it....

Is that the error you get from trying to apply it yourself via the options menu?
Yes. I am currently on 4.06.605.3.
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Yes. I am currently on 4.06.605.3.
Had you removed any apps using root? Such as the specified epst.apk? If I remember right that programs your phone...
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Had you removed any apps using root? Such as the specified epst.apk? If I remember right that programs your phone...
Nope. I didn't remove anything.
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It is updating from 4.06.605.3 to 4.08.605.2 flawlessly for me.

I did however find out that the stock recovery file is different from the actual stock recovery. Whoever wrote that file changed the way it handles things. I couldn't update from the zip with it until I flashed the stock recovery listed in this thread.

I really am not sure what is going on for those of you that are having issues...

Worse case, a reset should allow you to update. I know that is not a great answer considering you're likely here to avoid having to setup your phone after a rom install or anything of the sort...

And I couldn't get any pictures. That's a clockwork recovery thing and unfortunately we can't use it for these steps...
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I also got stuck in a red triangle loop...

I'm not sure what I was hoping to accomplish, but I wound up going back to Clockwork recovery, where I decided to wipe cache and Dalvik cache before returning to stock recovery for another try.

After that, the update went as expected... until I hit the low on space error. Moving a bunch of apps to SD fixed that, which allowed me to finish this Gingerbread cookie.

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You're welcome! Maybe clearing cache an dalvik cache is the solution for the others as well. I didnt do that on mine, but i also don't use many apps...
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Installed Clockwork recovery
Wiped cache
Wiped dalvik cache
Installed Stock recovery
Ran update, failed again with same error
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Apparently the error comes from the APK missing. It is something essential to the phone. There are 2 fixes. Factory reset, or push the APK to your app folder. http://maikar.thebloodyred.com/EPST.apk is from my phone. Humor me on this...

Just in case you're not sure. You can push it with adb, if you don't have the sdk get root explorder or the free ES File Explorer, under the settings turn on the root explore options and copy the file from your sdcard to system/app.
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I actually do have EPST installed but I will try your version.
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I have the same version as you but I overwrote it with yours anyways. I just tried the update, failed again.
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Did you mess with the build.prop at all? I'm really grasping straws here lol. Something is different between our phones that is preventing this and I haven't the slightest. That error means either the zip is corrupt or the file it is referencing is missing.
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No I didn't mess with anything, stock ROM with root. Do you have a md5 hash for the update?
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That is what I have.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 10:07 AM   #32 (permalink)
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:/ That's just plain weird...

If you're willing to spend some round-about time on this...

PB31IMG.zip is Froyo stock.

Do a nandroid of your current, flash that in hboot, then follow the steps in this thread. When I did this they worked flawlessly for me.

Odd part is, when I updated from 4.06.605.3 to 4.08.605.2 I did it on my phone after it had been up and running for a few months with heavy use daily.
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Ok on stock recovery now and getting this error...

Install from sdcard...
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Verifying update package...
Installing update...
Checking data partition free space...
Copying fotaBoot to /data/system for customize reload...
Verifying current system...
assert failed: apply_patch_check("/system/app/EPST.apk", "b7a4a2d3418fee2d30e201c24523e068eea1bb36", "3a9ffea263f7703f763fd56ea7ac02754823bb66")
E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
(Status 7)
Installation aborted.
Ever get a solution to this? I am getting very similar errors.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 12:30 PM   #34 (permalink)
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mmolitor87 has been helping me troubleshoot this but I do not have a solution yet.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 12:31 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Assuming I can skip Steps 1-3 if I just freshly (Unrevoked 3) rooted my stock (1 day old) 2.2 Incredible?

Will a FAT32 2Gb card be sufficient?
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Old November 18th, 2011, 02:31 PM   #36 (permalink)
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actually i just found the rooted version of the 4.08 rom...

[Rom] Official Inc OTA 4.08.605.2 [Updated:16Nov2011] Its Ready! - xda-developers
Thanks to y8s for posting the above link. I'd been following that post since the day I first got the OTA notification this month. Some background: I rooted my AMOLED Incredible back late last year when it was still running Android 2.1. I then used Bob Denny's awesome instructions from back in November 2010 to stay rooted while applying the Froyo OTA update from Verizon/HTC. After that, I really didn't do much to the phone except remove some bloatware (after backing it up). I tried a Virtuous ROM once but it didn't run too well for me so I reverted back to stock Sense (using ClockwordMod recovery).

Anyway, for this OTA, I got the notification but didn't apply it. After prompting me a few times, the notification went away and never came back. My roommate has the same phone stock (apart from being the SLCD version) and not rooted. He applied the update, which got him to Gingerbread 4.06 with the Sprint store and other issues that have been reported. The next day he got the update to 4.08. I never got any other OTA notifications after the first one. I kept following wildstang's thread over at the XDA forums until he had built and tested a rooted ROM that was stock. He later posted an updated stock kernel as well. Last night I went through all the steps (it helps to read the whole thread) recommended and as of this morning I'm not having any issues and am now running the latest GB provided by Verizon.

To recap:
  • I was on stock 2.2 Froyo, rooted with s-off, on the latest ClockwordMod recovery (ver 5.0.2.0).
  • I got the OTA update notification a few times on only one day and did not install them.
  • Before following wildstang's directions, I backed up everything using Titanium Backup, made a nandroid backup in CWM recovery, plus separate SMS backups. I also moved all apps off the SD card onto the phone's storage and put all bloatware back where it used to be.
  • Wiping everything on my phone was a bit daunting but I did it (twice) and I got everything back using Titanium and SMS Backup and Restore, including market links, call history, etcetera. It didn't take as long as I'd feared.
  • I also flashed the updated kernel that wildstang provides in the same post. It does seem to make the phone a bit more snappy although that might well have to do with having completely wiped everything before installing the ROM.

Since I lurk on here quite often, I thought I'd contribute this info to try and help out anyone having issues with the method that's posted. This is probably a bit more of a scorched earth method but I haven't heard of too many issues with it over on the XDA thread and I'm running fine so far despite the hassle of getting apps back up and running and getting all the histories back. I'm now running GB 2.3.4, kernel 2.6.35.13, software number 4.08.605.2. My screen size is listed correctly and there's no sign of Sprint on my Android market. I haven't gotten any low space warnings (yet...).

Hope this helps, good luck to all.
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As far as my issue goes, I just ended up flashing to a rooted stock ROM I found at XDA.

[ROM] Incredible Stock OTA [RLS2] [4.06.605.2] [Android 2.3.4] [8/17/11] [Fast!!] - xda-developers

I have no idea how to figure out the error I kept recieving and really didn't have all the information to make me competent at troubleshooting this. Flashing to the above ROM after running unrevoked again and clearing my caches seems to have gotten me to a happy place.

Thanks for the walkthrough and the assistance.
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Assuming I can skip Steps 1-3 if I just freshly (Unrevoked 3) rooted my stock (1 day old) 2.2 Incredible?

Will a FAT32 2Gb card be sufficient?
Incorrect. You have to apply the first 3 steps no matter which version of Android you are running. You may only skip step 4 if you are running 4.06.605.3.

Yes 2gb should be plenty. That is what I used.

Still no solution for that error...but I was sleeping. You said a similar error, do you recall what it was? Maybe it will shed some light on the situation via it's difference.
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Old November 19th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I don't like to double post, but in another thread a user reported having success updating to 4.08 using the method in this thread after a factory reset.
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FYI Since I didn't do the 2-part update (4.06 -> 4.08) and reverted back to 2.2... Verizon pushed an update again. This one is a merged update that goes from 2.2 to 2.3.4 (4.08) in one step instead of the 4.06 then the 4.08 update.

5059e5b6c5b2.OTA_Incredible_C_Gingerbread_S_VERIZO N_WWE_4.08.605.2-3.26.605.1_release_222220.zip
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FYI Since I didn't do the 2-part update (4.06 -> 4.08) and reverted back to 2.2... Verizon pushed an update again. This one is a merged update that goes from 2.2 to 2.3.4 (4.08) in one step instead of the 4.06 then the 4.08 update.

5059e5b6c5b2.OTA_Incredible_C_Gingerbread_S_VERIZO N_WWE_4.08.605.2-3.26.605.1_release_222220.zip
Would i just use this (renamed to update.zip) for steps 4-7 then instead of doing those?
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OK, I am a little confused by some of the later posts.

1)Bob Denny, With your link is it now a one step install from Froyo?
2)What is the point of WorldWithin's post. What is the difference between the Official OTA version and the versions posted by Bob Denn (starting with 5059...) and this original post?

Finally, I notice the instructions on WorldWithin's post say to erase everything before install. Is that a clean wipe install and this does not wipe your original data or do both techniques wipe?
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Hello to all,

Thanks mmolitor87 for the how to. Did nothing special to phones before starting except rooting wife's phone.Followed your instructions except adding the .zip to the files as I put them on the SD card. Could not get past step 2 until I found the file was being labeled PB31img.zip.zip, so everything worked as advertised after dropping the extension. Once I installed 4.06.605.3 Verizon pushed 4.08.605.2 to the phone in a flash. Let it do the update, no problems then went back and unchecked fastboot and looked at SD card and 4.08.605.2 removed 4.06.605.3 from the SD card. After doing step 10, step 13 completed in CWM. No big deal. Performed it on my rooted Dinc. worked as advertised. Rooted my wife's Dinc and ran your solution again, as advertised in about 1 hour, root to finish. Thanks to all who have contributited to solving the Verizon (we know better than you) update curse.
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FYI Since I didn't do the 2-part update (4.06 -> 4.08) and reverted back to 2.2... Verizon pushed an update again. This one is a merged update that goes from 2.2 to 2.3.4 (4.08) in one step instead of the 4.06 then the 4.08 update.

5059e5b6c5b2.OTA_Incredible_C_Gingerbread_S_VERIZO N_WWE_4.08.605.2-3.26.605.1_release_222220.zip
Thanks for the information! Main post updated to reflect this.

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Would i just use this (renamed to update.zip) for steps 4-7 then instead of doing those?
Correct. Only one file for you now! Check the main post.

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OK, I am a little confused by some of the later posts.

1)Bob Denny, With your link is it now a one step install from Froyo?
2)What is the point of WorldWithin's post. What is the difference between the Official OTA version and the versions posted by Bob Denn (starting with 5059...) and this original post?

Finally, I notice the instructions on WorldWithin's post say to erase everything before install. Is that a clean wipe install and this does not wipe your original data or do both techniques wipe?
1. Yes, that is correct. I have updated the main post to reflect this.

2. The links posted pull the OTA from the google android servers directly. They are the exact same as what you would get from waiting for the OTA to hit your phone. These are the links your phone downloads from in such a case.

And I'm not sure of your question regarding Worldwithin. He was having trouble updating because of an error on his phone. The likely solution for him was to wipe all his data through a factory reset which will indeed wipe all apps/settings.

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You're quite welcome! Glad you had a smooth experience.
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I was just at step 3 when I noticed you updated the process! Thanks a lot!
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So far so good. I just rooted on Wednesday, still freaking out a bit when I do this stuff. Step 3 done, went real quick.

Step 3 done, still on 2.2? Thoughts?

Shut down, Went into recovery, got the red !, up arrow and installed from sd card. Phone rebooting now.
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So far so good. I just rooted on Wednesday, still freaking out a bit when I do this stuff. Step 3 done, went real quick.

Step 3 done, still on 2.2? Thoughts?

Shut down, Went into recovery, got the red !, up arrow and installed from sd card. Phone rebooting now.
Sorry about that, forgot about the habit the 4.08.605.2 habit had of not wanting to flash without bypassing the red triangle screen. It seems it carried over to the new update as well, so I updated the steps to allow for this happening.
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I tried steps one and two twice, the loading of the update stops about 1/4 way through and phone boots up, still have 2.2. Am I missing something? Does "debugging" being checked make a difference?

Also, I have the update waiting on my phone, Could I just install that and then flash clockwork and superuser?
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I tried steps one and two twice, the loading of the update stops about 1/4 way through and phone boots up, still have 2.2. Am I missing something?
It stops loading it when, in hboot or recovery? If it stops loading it in hboot, go into recovery and select to update from SD card.

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Also, I have the update waiting on my phone, Could I just install that and then flash clockwork and superuser?
You can always try. It's my thinking that the recovery has a big part to play in not allowing the updates, however I may be wrong and there may be another factor that will prevent it. No harm in trying!

As long as you have a good nandroid backup there isn't much you can't recover from.
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