How To Install Android 4.0.3 ICS AOKP Build On HTC Droid Incredible

HTC Droid Incredible

HTC Droid Incredible has been launched from some time now and it seems that you can install the Android 4.0.3 ICS using a AOKP build firmware. This new package has been released a few days ago and its main purpose is to be installed on your smartphone and, if you carefully read all the instructions listed here then you will surely manage to do that without risking any troubles.

Before moving to the first step of the tutorial guide you need to know that this new update wasn’t released by HTC and there is no other estimated date of release for it and until such announcement is made you might give this new built a try. Also, please note that by rooting your device, you’ll lose the warranty but, you can restore it by re-installing the original factory firmware.

The update to Android 4.0.3 ICS AOKP build can be applied only on rooted HTC Droid Incredible. If you decide to backup all your data, then you should avoid using the HTC Sync because then it is possible that the device might not be recognized by this alpha release. Make sure that your phone’s battery level is at least 70% so that it won’t turn off during the updating process. The things that work with this update are: the camera along with the bar code scanner, wifi, USB mounting, Bluetooth, Phone, Google Voice, GPS and navigation, tethering, data and multiple other. However, there are some features that aren’t supported with the Android 4.0.3 ICS AOKP build IFSW such as teh flash for internet web pages, youtube works better on HD. I think that these are all the things that you need to know before moving on to the first step of the tutorial guide.

  1. First thing that you need to do is to download the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich AOKP Build. Then download the Google Apps Package.

  2. Now make sure to enable the USB debugging feature by going to ‘Settings, then Applications and open Development and USB debugging’. Turn off and then power the HTC Droid Incredible back on.

  3. Connect the Droid Incredible via USB cable.

  4. Copy the ICS zip and the Google Apps packages to SD Card.

  5. Disconnect and then turn off the HTC Droid Incredible.

  6. Enter recovery mode by pressing the volume up key + OK button. Hold them both pressed and at the same time press the Power button. If you didn’t manage to enter recovery mode then turn off the phone and repeat the action.

  7. When recovery mode as loaded, select ‘Recovery’ and then open ‘install zip from sd card’.

  8. Now select ‘choose zip from sd card’ and choose ICS Android 4.0.3 IFSW zip.  Also, select the Google Apps package.

  9. After the update has been successfully applied, your HTC Droid Incredible will either restart or open the main recovery mode menu, which means that you need to select ‘+++Go Back+++’ and choose ‘reboot system now’.

When the device boots back on it will load the new Android 4.0.3 ICS AOKP build firmware.  In case you can’t complete this tutorial guide then you should post in the comments and I will try to help you apply the new update on your HTC Droid Incredible.

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