Based on instructions originally posted at XDA by K.Electron (Many Thanks to him to provide a starting point). If you decide to root your phone I take no responsibility for anything going wrong. By “rooting” your phone you are voiding your (1yr) warranty. It is possible to mess this up and “brick” your phone. (A bricked phone is one that is completely dead.) This information offered below should be used as an aid for people who know what they’re doing and have some level of experience with advanced technology. All links are property of their original creators, thanks to all of them. A Special thanks goes to the guys at unrEVOked. This process is for people with a fully stock phone who want to apply the stock 2.2 update and maintain root. I just went through this process. (Please note: SD card must be formatted to fat32, without that most of this will fail. Also I have experience that the hBoot does not like a 32gb SD Card. Wouldn’t push updates with the 32gb SD Card, but worked on my 4gb SD Card.) Step 1: unrEVOked Recovery Flash Tool -> unrevoked3 recovery reflash tool, v3.14 (This will root your phone and flash clockworkmod recovery.) A) Follow the process on Jonamerica’s website Howto: Root the HTC Droid Incredible - Technology - Jonamerica.com - (Thanks to JonAmerica for compiling this guide.) B) public:unrevoked2 [RootWiki] – (This is the WIKI Guide for unrEVOked which is what actually roots your phone, it can be used for reference material) C) If using a Windows machine, you will need to load drivers on your computer for hboot and the unrevoked 3 to work; here is the website for a step by step walk through on how to load the files: public:windows_hboot_driver_install [RootWiki] NOTE: Make Sure HTC Sync is not loaded on your computer at this time, it will not let unrEVOked recovery flash tool work. Step 2: NANDROID BACKUP A) From the Clockworkmod recovery screen select nandroid, then select backup. The backup will take a few minutes. The backup is stored on the SD card in the directory clockworkmod/backup/ With this backup you can safely start editing your phone files. If you do something wrong, and want to restore it, you’ve got yourself covered. Never rename nandroid backups! Renaming the directory is known to cause problems. Keep a text file in the clockworkmod directory with notes about specific backups. One of the best features of a nandroid backup is the ability to restore just one part of the phone. Under Nandroid > Advanced Restore select the date of the backup you want to restore from, then select which partition you want to restore. For example, if you accidentally deleted the wrong files from /system you can restore just the system portion of the most recent nandroid backup. Brilliant! Step 3: unrEVOked Forever (Turns hBoot from S-On to S-Off (Security on to Security off) -> public:forever [RootWiki] (this will use clockworkmod recovery to permanently unlock the nand, also known as s-off.) -- To backup apps that you want after the phone is fully updated at this point download titanium backup and backup whatever apps you need. make sure you take the backup folder from the sd card and store it on your pc for later use. Recommend that you back up your SD Card to your computer as well. Step 4: Flash HTC Stock Recovery Image through hboot -> [Recovery] Stock 2.1 Recovery Image for DI - xda-developers A) Put the file you downloaded from the above site on the root (i.e. not in a folder) of your SD card and hBoot apply. This should happen automatically. If it doesn’t, then either the file is corrupt or your SD Card is not formated to FAT32. Check both and retry.) B) Boot into hBoot by turning off your phone and then hold the volume down button and the power button until it boots into hboot. Once in hboot, it should ask you if you want to apply the update, click the volume up button to apply the update. Once it is down, it the volume up button to reboot the phone. C) This will restore the recovery back to stock as it is needed for the RUU. Now you have an s-off phone with everything else stock. D) After you have completed this step, you will want to remove the HTC Stock Recovery zip file from your SD card or everytime you boot back into hBoot, it will try to apply the update. Step 5: Apply the RUU Leak for Froyo 2.2. A) Download the RUU -> [RUU_Incredible_C_Froyo_VERIZON_WWE_3.21.605.1_Radi o_2.15.00.07.28] - xda-developers B) Install HTC Sync on your computer to be able to run this. The RUU will load the stock 2.2 rom 2.15 radio that is needed. everything will be wiped, but that is a good thing. C) As I stated above between steps 3 and 4, I recommend you backup your SD Card (shouldn’t wipe your SD Card, but better safe then sorry). In addition I recommend that you back up your contacts by exporting to SD Card in the Peoples App, by touching Menu in the app. Also save any pictures or music you have on your Hard drive of the phone, by mounting your phone as a disk drive prior to running the RUU file above. D) The RUU is an EXE file and will run it self, just follow the on screen prompts and make sure your battery is charged above 30% as it states in the RUU file. Step 6: Flash Clockworkmod Custom Recovery. A) It is available at public:forever [RootWiki] under Installation Instructions it is the second bullet. http://downloads.unrevoked.com/forever/recovery/clockworkmod/PB31IMG.ZIP B) Place the file above – with that exact file name – on the root of your SD card. C) Reboot your device into HBOOT by removing the battery, pressing VOLUME DOWN, inserting the battery, and pressing POWER. D) When prompted Do you want to start update?, press VOLUME UP for Yes. When prompted again Do you want to reboot device?, press VOLUME UP for Yes. (This will load clockworkmod recovery on your phone so that you can apply updates.) Thanks for this revised process goes to John316 who posted it at http://androidforums.com/incredible-all-things-root/150243-updating-clockworkmod-phone-w-s-off.html) Step 7: put in sd card -> http://www.unrevoked.com/incredible/payload-update.zip and http://bit.ly/su234ef and use recovery to install both those zips. A) This is done by entering hBoot and then selecting Recovery by using the volume button to move up and down and the power button to select. B) Clockworkmod recovery allows u to apply .zip files, use that option to do this. This will re-root the newly updated phone and install the superuser.apk. Congratulations now you have an OTA/RUU applied phone with root. C) If you had titanium backups you want to restore, paste the folder you saved on the desktop back here, re-install titanium from the market and restore apps. It is recommended that you re-download the app from the market and just restore the data for the app if possible. Step 8: NANDROID BACKUP A) Once you have all your apps and everything back to the way you want. Do this prior to flash a new rom or a kernel or any other system changes. This will give you a Fresh Restore point to go back to if you run into any issues. From the Clockworkmod recovery screen select nandroid, then select backup. The backup will take a few minutes. The backup is stored on the SD card in the directory clockworkmod/backup/ With this backup you can safely start editing your phone files. If you do something wrong, and want to restore it, you’ve got yourself covered. Never rename nandroid backups! Renaming the directory is known to cause problems. Keep a text file in the clockworkmod directory with notes about specific backups. One of the best features of a nandroid backup is the ability to restore just one part of the phone. Under Nandroid > Advanced Restore select the date of the backup you want to restore from, then select which partition you want to restore. For example, if you accidentally deleted the wrong files from /system you can restore just the system portion of the most recent nandroid backup. Notes: * to enter hboot turn off phone then hold vol down and power till hboot appears. * to enter recovery, enter hboot and select recovery. * to check if nand is unlocked, hboot must read S-OFF * you only need stock recovery to load the RUU/OTA * all links are property of their original creators, thanks to all of them. * Should take about 1 to 2 hours for everything from step 1 to Step 8. Depending on how many apps and what all you need to do to get your Froyo 2.2 phone back to where you want it.