this will be short and sweet. the entire process should only take about 10 minutes and does NOT require root. WINDOWS XP ONLY. EDIT: there have been users that have successfully used Vista and 7 both 32 & 64-bit, also a post from a MAC user in this thread, but windows xp is the only OS i can personally vouch for. THERE IS A WAY TO BACKUP YOUR APPS BEFORE INSTALLING FROYO. http://androidforums.com/htc-incred...uctions-ever-windows-xp-only.html#post1478714 (or just scroll down a bit.) REQUIREMENTS: 1. windows xp -ONLY 2. htc incredible 30%+ battery 3. usb cable 4. the official RUU named: "RUU_Incredible_C_Froyo_VERIZON_WWE_3.21.605.1_Radio_2.15.00.07.28_2k4k_NV_1.50_PRL58006_release_143351_signed.exe" which i uploaded here: MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service here: http://www.filedropper.com/ruuincre...50007282k4knv150prl58006release143351signed_1 or here: RUU_Incredible_C_Froyo_VERIZON_WWE_3.21.605.1_Radio_2.15.00.07.28_2k4k_NV_1.50_PRL58006_release_143351_signed.exe INSTRUCTIONS: 1. connect your incredible via usb and set as disk drive. 2. run the RUU on your WINDOWS pc. 3. follow its instructions (first few steps are allowing it permission to run, check-box that you understand it will wipe your phone, turning your phone on and connecting via usb, closing all running processes on your comp) the RUU will literally take over. your phone will shut off as it updates. stay by your computer and monitor the progress. the pc will show you a status bar indicating how far along the ROM update is. ---------------------------------------- once completed, the computer will give you a dialogue box that reads something like "your rom has been updated!" which you close. at the end of the update, my phone was powered off with something that resembled the following image: there were no screenshots of it, so i tried to draw it from memory. it'll do. i left the phone alone for another minute or so and it rebooted itself with the nifty "DROID" bootup screen. nice and clean, back to "out of the box" status. THIS IS FOR WINDOWS XP ONLY. (im using XP -SP3) now if you ignored the FOUR times i typed "windows xp only" and are getting errors 170/171, go here: http://androidforums.com/incredible...170-171-solution-windows-7-a.html#post1472468 should you run into ADB errors, easy fix! here is the resolution: http://androidforums.com/htc-incred...tions-ever-windows-xp-only-3.html#post1485682 additional errors any more specific will more than likely be resolved by doing a factory reset after completed installation of Froyo. [i.e - camera issues, sluggish flash video/games, etc.] There is a new version of Flash 10.1 that came out after Froyo. com.adobe.flashplayer-1.apk Download it there and install from your SD card. reboot the phone and it clears up your choppy flash video!