For those who are a little bummed out that the the official Gingerbread leak (4.06.605.2) for the HTC Droid Incredible has not yet received a working rooting method, can now simply fall back to installing a custom ROM that is based on that official Gingerbread leak with the stock elements largely intact. The appealing factor however being, that it’s rooted! Credit for developing and releasing this ROM goes to XDA-Developers forum member incubus26jc. The ROM is based on Android 2.3.4 and has a few more features to offer.
Apart from being just rooted, the ROM also has the following features:
- Fully deodexed.
- Sports the latest Android Market 3.0.27.
- Verizon apps have been fixed in the new Market.
- A few Build.prop issues have been fixed.
- The kernel remains stock.
- Busybox installed.
- CWM recovery or Amon RA.
Not much more to say about this ROM or see for that matter as it’s completely stock UI wise, sporting the Sense UI. A screenshot of the ROM below, courtesy of the developer, shows you just that.
As for getting this ROM up and running on your Phone, here’s how you can do that!
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Rooted HTC Droid Incredible. See our guide on rooting the Droid Incredible.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed. See what is ClockworkMod recovery and how to install it.
- Android 2.3.4 stock/rooted ROM.
- To begin, download the ROM and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Now reboot into recovery and make a Nandroid backup.
- That done, select wipe data factory/reset, wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
- Now navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the ROM copied to your SD card.
- Selecting the ROM will initiate the installation of the ROM, so wait for the process to complete, and once it does, simply reboot your device.
That is it! You should now boot into the new Android 2.3.4 ROM. For updates and any queries related to this ROM, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.