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Install Rooted Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread ROM on S-OFF HTC Incredible S

HTC Incredible SAngerBread is a rooted Android ROM for the HTC Incredible S that is as close to the stock ROM as possible, while providing root access and theming options. This ROM will work only for the few S-OFF devices that were shipped by HTC. For more information, read on.

While the HTC Incredible S is quite an incredible Android device as it’s name suggests, it hasn’t gained a lot of popularity amongst enthusiasts because of the ridiculous security feature S-ON added by HTC that make it impossible to flash a custom ROM or radio to the phone. Despite that, we don’t know if by mistake or intentionally, HTC did ship several devices without that security flag and on those S-OFF devices, custom ROM development has taken off.

The only modifications made from stock in case of this ROM are root access, busybox, zipalign and deodexing. That makes it ideal for those who want all the stock HTC features including HTC Sense 2.1 and its widgets, but still want to be able to theme the ROM and use apps requiring root access. Being an unbranded ROM, it does not include any carrier-specific junk or bloatware.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. Download the ROM from the link given above and copy it to the root of your SD card (and not in any folder).
  2. Flash the ROM to your phone from recovery after taking a nandroid backup and wiping data, cache and Dalvik cache.
  3. Reboot your device.

You should now be running rooted and deodexed Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread on your Incredible S.

[via XDA-Developers]


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