Gingerbread 2.3 was here, then gone, now it's backGeneral

When will VZW push a fixed GB OTA

Poll closed Jan 4, 2012.
  1. 10/11/11

    0 vote(s)
  2. 10/17/11

    0 vote(s)
  3. 10/24/11

    0 vote(s)
  4. 10/31/11

    3 vote(s)
  5. 11/07/11

    2 vote(s)
  6. 11/14/111

    22 vote(s)
  7. 11/21/11

    6 vote(s)
  8. Don't care (rooted already, etc)

    23 vote(s)
  9. Before Christmas

    12 vote(s)
  10. Never, the lobsters ate all the testers so it got cancelled

    11 vote(s)
  11. It isn't coming at all now

    13 vote(s)
  12. Any minute now

    1 vote(s)
  13. Immediately after Jimmy Hoffa's body is found

    4 vote(s)
  14. The day after the apocalypse

    1 vote(s)
  15. Sometime after the sun goes supernova

    9 vote(s)

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  1. MolBasser

    MolBasser Well-Known Member

    They won't let me. Something about spam or something.

    It's lame.


  2. droidian1441

    droidian1441 Well-Known Member

    It does that for me too. Got a question. What is the best way to go back to 2.2 if you have the 4.06.605.2 build on my Inc? Ive tried both ways in the unroot thread and it wont work. Any other way?
  3. droidian1441

    droidian1441 Well-Known Member

    I have obtained an untouched 4.06.605.3 build. Do I rename it for hboot to read it? Ive tried PB31IMG, it ignores it.
  4. ONJFan

    ONJFan Well-Known Member

    I've had my Incredible since it first launched and still love it. I remember being on this forum when Froyo came out and all the problems that came along with it, draining battery, google maps draining your battery and charger not giving enough charge, soo many diff problems came with it. For me, I had to end up doing a full factory reset and then all was great with Froyo.

    I too find it odd that only 2 people have got the Gingerbread update, there are still ALOT of people on this forum that lurk (like me) that don't post alot but just read and STILL have their incredibles. I don't feel Verizon has pushed this out to very many people. I'm still stock my phone works perfectly. I'll report when I have it.
  5. varkie

    varkie Well-Known Member

    I don't think either the .2 or .3 versions floating around are flashable. They have to be baked into a ROM.
  6. varkie

    varkie Well-Known Member

    The last OTA I believe Verizon only sent it out to 1000 people as a test on the first day so its very probable only a couple people here got it. The next group to get it is usually a couple days later and is a larger batch. They took like over 2 weeks to get it sent out to everyone the last time.
  7. droidian1441

    droidian1441 Well-Known Member

    This is the vzw ota .3 build, now heres something else i tried:
    Moved (not to F: (SD Card).
    Battery Pull (mine dont ever boot into hboot with a single power down)
    Boot into recovery
    It shows a green arrow icon (like after a system update) then moves to the phone and exclamation.
    Volume UP and power button hold
    Cant open /cache/ (whatever the folders were afterwards)
    Hold it again
    Reboot system
    Apply update - selected
    Wipe data
    Wipe emmc
    Invalid whatever, then reboots.

    So, looks like im stuck on the .2 build? Actually, with the .3 ota build I have, how do I get it to where I can do Settings>About phone>System updates and have it detected?
  8. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Most likely you are right. Probably was a very small amount of users got it pushed

    Happy 1 year anniversary btw as a member here :)
  9. ONJFan

    ONJFan Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the anniv...didn't notice till you said it. :)

    I remember getting Froyo and it was about 2 days after seeing numerous posters here saying they got it. I got it in the middle of the night because when I woke up at 6:00 am on a weekday, I was eating my cereal and I saw the update and did it while eating. I remember it taking about 10-15 mins for the complete update, but I don't remember how big the file was.

    So Gingerbread is about 80 MB file? Is that larger than the Froyo OTA? I don't remember Froyo being that large. I just wonder if Gingerbread will require wifi for an update this large to load properly.
  10. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    I got mine at 4am (Froyo) I work 3rd shift. I seem to remember Froyo being larger, like 95 mb.
  11. droidian1441

    droidian1441 Well-Known Member

    Hey Nightangel, can u PM me?
  12. gtswimmer101

    gtswimmer101 New Member

    Okay so I created an account to post on here. Thought I would join the fun! :) I haven't gotten an update and I didn't want to wait any longer so I downloaded from the link and installed on my stock phone. But of course it couldn't go painlessly. I hit the wipe phone instead of recovery so I had to re-install everything first then apply the update. Everything worked with the update and all I can say is it's pretty fast. The only annoyance so far is the optical trackball isn't quick like before. We shall see what the battery life is tomorrow.
    NightAngel79 likes this.
  13. undergone

    undergone Well-Known Member

    WHERE IS THE RUU!!!??? :eek::(:confused:
  14. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Patience young jedi :)

    I'm with you though, just release the damn thing already!
  15. Exploseevo

    Exploseevo New Member

    gtswimmer, I did the same thing, and it turned out to be an incomplete OS. The UI is all wrong and the battery life is GARBAGE! I cant wait for the official release.
  16. gtswimmer101

    gtswimmer101 New Member

    Really? What was missing? And I am not sure whether I will get the OTA now since I installed it.
  17. undergone

    undergone Well-Known Member

    It's so hard to wait! It'll be worth it though.
    NightAngel79 likes this.
  18. MolBasser

    MolBasser Well-Known Member

    Yep. Puppies and Unicorns will come pouring through your phone on a rainbow!

  19. nickbike

    nickbike New Member

    No, I am not rooted and this method did in fact work. I'm running some gingerbread! I did have to reinstall a few apps after update though.

    App brain market
    GPS Status
    Daily Roads Voyager
    Flight View Free
    Dolphin Browser

    There could be others, but those are the ones I had links to on one of my home screens and they came up as broken icons after the update.

    However, the ONE thing I was hoping Gingerbread would fix is "application data space low" issue. Although it now says "Low on Space: Phone Storage Space is getting low". It came up within 5 minutes of the update. After clearing out some stuff (namely contacts storage), it came back again within a few minutes. I'm thinking this issue might be WORSE with gingerbread.
  20. xfuchsiax

    xfuchsiax Well-Known Member

    Are you watching the SpikeTV Star Wars marathon too? :)
    NightAngel79 likes this.
  21. untitled1

    untitled1 Well-Known Member

    I used the RUU for Froyo, but just for kicks I think I'm gonna wait for the OTA this time. I like to live on the edge.
  22. JoeSchmoe007

    JoeSchmoe007 Well-Known Member

    Please forgive me if this has been asked before.

    I now run rooted Froyo stock ROM. All I did was remove some bloatware and installed a couple apps requiring root (Droidwall and Adblock)

    What will happen if Verizon pushes new ROM to my device? Will I get notification? I know I shouldn't install it (if it is even possible on rooted device) because I will loose root.
  23. mmolitor87

    mmolitor87 Well-Known Member

    If you stay stock and remove bloat, you'll still get the OTA notification.
  24. JoeSchmoe007

    JoeSchmoe007 Well-Known Member

    What if I answer "Yes" to the OTA notification? Will OTA get installed and I loose root?
  25. droidian1441

    droidian1441 Well-Known Member

    If you accept the OTA, you will have to download it and installing it will cause you to lose root, for or if you get it back.

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