Finally...Gingerbread RUU (4.08.605.2)General


  1. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    The final Gingerbread RUU for the Incredible is now available. Also extracted the rom.zip and made it available as a PB31IMG for those that prefer to update via hboot. Among other things, this will provide another option for those having problems getting updated with the multiple OTA's.

    RUU:
    Stock Gingerbread (2.3.4. build 4.08.605.2 final Gingerbread)
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BJZX5B1Q
    MD5: d25483fc58cc344a5b23aba3813f1341

    PB31IMG:
    Stock Gingerbread (2.3.4 build 4.08.605.2 final Gingerbread)
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KL3BQ3AG
    MD5: 4b7e23b052520978dcd100f008880f82


    Big thanks to XDA member "Football" for keeping us up to date with these files since this phone's release.

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  2. nytroutbum

    nytroutbum Member


    I downloaded the PB31IMG zip file. When I tried to extract it on my PC, I received the message that it was an invalid zip file. Is there a special compression that needs to be unzipped in a different way? Also, this file is almost twice the size of the two OTA zips combined. Why? Just curious. Thanks.
  3. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Because this is the full system image. You do not unzip the file. It's placed directly onto a fat32 formatted SD card and loaded in hboot.

    Both of these methods will wipe your phone. We're talking about a clean install if you go this route. The RUU is probably the more user friendly of the two methods if you have not formatted your card due to previous dealings of a similar nature.

    If anyone runs the RUU and you have a connection error, you likely don't have the Inc drivers loaded onto your PC. In that event, the most failsafe way I know to get them is to download HTC Sync:
    HTC Mobile Phone Support - DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC (Verizon) - Downloads

    Sadly, it's a large download and all you need is the driver that comes packaged with it. You don't even have to run the Sync program at all. Don't blame me, blame HTC for not submitting their drivers to Microsoft. Anyway, after you have it downloaded, plug in your phone in charge mode and reboot your PC. When it fires back up it should auto install the new drivers for the Incredible. Then launch the RUU.
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  4. msuguy71

    msuguy71 Member

    Does this remove root?
  5. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide


    Yes, but you can get it back.
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  6. mmolitor87

    mmolitor87 Well-Known Member

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  7. JoeSchmoe007

    JoeSchmoe007 Well-Known Member

    OK, here is my situation:

    I have rooted DInc running Froyo with some bloatware removed (renamed and/or moved to separate folder).

    I would like to upgrade using PB31IMG.zip method. Do I need to restore bloatware and/or reset cache and/or reset to factory defaults before flashing this? Or do something else?

    I don't have a problem with having to reinstall apps from sctratch, I rather prefer it that way so that leftovers of old os/apps don't interfere with new OS version.
  8. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    I don't think you have to restore any old bloatware using this method, if I'm wrong somebody will chime in. I also have some better instructions for each method in this thread:
    http://androidforums.com/incredible-all-things-root/181255-how-return-stock-gingerbread.html

    Although some of that is geared toward root users (this method also unroots phones in addition to returning to stock), just bypass any root related stuff. The procedures are still the same for non root users.
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  9. JoeSchmoe007

    JoeSchmoe007 Well-Known Member

    Do I have to reset/erase anything before using this method?
  10. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    No, but note that I did edit my post a few seconds before you quoted me. I'm trying to remember how this works for non-rooted users and I'm pretty sure if you removed bloat it won't matter with this method but I'm not 100% sure more I think about it.

    Worst case, it won't work but I feel strongly that it will even with the previous bloat removal since this wipes the slate clean and loads the new version from scratch.
  11. bigdragons

    bigdragons Well-Known Member

    Ok verizon ota f*&^%ed up my phone ,now stuck in a boot loop.
    I need a ruu for it to reflash 4.08.605.3 I think any help would be great
    with this.Thank you

    p.s Verizon would not help me,they sead it was more than a year old
  12. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide


    The ruu is in the first post... It runs on a windows pc.
  13. bigdragons

    bigdragons Well-Known Member

    that is 4.08.605.2 i need 4.08.605.3 it said it was a older version
  14. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide


    The ruu linked in this thread is the latest and final gingerbread release.
    It fixes the bugs in the previous release.

    The original was 4.*06*.605.3 this is 4.*08*.605.2
  15. Brent372

    Brent372 Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know the differences between 4.06.605.2 and 4.08.605.2 ?

    I am running stock (but rooted) 4.06 and don't have any issues really with it. No random reboots. No lockups. Working pretty much flawlessly.

    Is it worth the upgrade (wipe and have to re-install everything?) to move to 4.08?
  16. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide

    The newer one fixes the market (sprint apps), fixes screen size, fixes the loss of apps on the sd card when rebooting. Also believe it fixes some Bluetooth connectivity issues.
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  17. Brent372

    Brent372 Well-Known Member

    So if I havent experienced any of those issues then no other real benefit I am guessing?
  18. arnie2103

    arnie2103 New Member

    Can somebody please provide step by step instructions of installing on both methods. I'm not that advanced of a user. Many Thanks.
  19. arnie2103

    arnie2103 New Member

    Would it be possible to provide step by step instructions for both methods. Would greatly appreciate it.
  20. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

  21. invincible_dr

    invincible_dr Member

    For some reason every link I click I cannot download the stock recovery file. The first on the list. The 3.7mb one. arghhh. Multiupload says its not there. direct donwload not working...all mirrors down. Also the depositfiles one says taken down due to copyright violation.

    edit: whoops I was supposed to be posting in this thread. http://androidforums.com/incredible...ally-install-gingerbread-ota-s-if-rooted.html

    So if none of what i wrote makes sense that's why. IM extremely tired btw.
  22. RobCash

    RobCash Member

    When I try to run the RUU download, I get the following error:

    An error (-5001 : 0x80070002) has occured while running the setup.
    >setupnew\setup.cpp (142)
    PAPP:
    PVENDOR:
    PGUID:
    $
    @Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (7601)
    IE Version: 9.0.8112.16421
  23. anti_gravity99

    anti_gravity99 New Member

    Since Megaupload was taken down today please post the files someplace else. Thanks!
  24. sdrawkcab25

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  25. sully5981

    sully5981 Well-Known Member

    is there a way to get an updated IMG? perhaps 4.08.605.2? That website only has the IMG for 4.06.605.2. The RUU is for 4.08.605.2 but its not working for me. It says i need to plug in my cable to the pc and to the phone (duh).
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