Root Android 2.3.4 Upgrade for HTC Incredible


Android Enthusiast
Nov 12, 2010
Michigan, USA
My phone is rooted, and ever since I rooted my phone I have never received an update. This is the first time I have gotten a update since rooting and was curious how this is possible? I mean, has anyone else received this type of update and if I update is this going to override my rooted phone and turn it back to being a normal non-rooted phone?

I'm curious because I just noticed it when picking up my phone.

This is the information that came with the update thing:

This software update includes new enhancements and improvements for your DROID incredible by HTC. You will be unable to use your device or make emergency calls for the duration of the install, which is expected to take 10 to 15 minutes but could take longer. For more information, please visit

Any information about this would be appreciate it.
Yeah it SHOULD fail to load but there's no real sense in trying it IMO. You're wanting to stay rooted right because GB has no root exploit for our phone so if you unroot and install this, there's no way to reroot except if you keep s-off. Then you can push clockwork back. Although the much easier way around all this is to just load a rooted, stockish rom instead. XDA has several such roms. The following is basically bare bones stock with a slight build.prop tweak to fix a known issue where some of the "about phone" settings show some Sprint stuff and also Sprint related apps show up in the market. If you want something more refined than this, just browse the development forum:

[ROM] Official INC OTA 4.06.605.3 - xda-developers

Does that get to the heart of your question or did I stray too far from your request?
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Well I do have a rom that I have installed. I have the SkyRaider 4.2 rom installed.

The update keeps popping up. Is there a way to just "stop this update" from popping up again? I rather just do it that way. If possible.
Interesting, I thought Skyraider blocked OTA's. That might mean it's a little different than it used to be but try this:

Go to /cache and delete the downloaded OTA. That MIGHT be all you need to do but it may come back. Now go to /system/etc/security and rename to You'll need Root Explorer in R/W mode due to editing /system folder. Make a nand backup ahead of time just in case but this shouldn't be a big deal.

That worked on 2.2, can't guarantee yet for 2.3.4 since I haven't heard anyone try to block it yet. Let us know if it works.
Nevermind, I figured it out. Duh me, lol I thought I could do it with a different app to get to the cache but guess not. But I deleted the OTA update, and changed the file name of the other that you stated. We'll see if that works or not. Let you know if it does or not.

Thanks again!
Update: Nope, still popping up even after deleting the OTA file and renaming the other file.

Not sure what else to do. This is driving me nuts! I don't want to lose and have to do everything all over again.
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Yeah, I was just about to post this too. Ha! Thanks, yeah I tried that as well and it seems to be working like a charm. :)

No OTA's been popping up at all the past couple hours. So that's a good thing. :)
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