Verizon Dropping Android 2.2 Update for HTC Incredible Today

Color me excited. I just fired up my HTC Incredible this morning to find a message alerting me that the update to Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) was ready to be installed.

Naturally, this made me very happy and I proceeded to do the update. Here’s what was added or otherwise made much better by this update, which changes your software to version 3.21.605.1 and Android version 2.2:


• 3G Mobile Hot Spot
• HTC Widget: Mail
• HTC Widget: News
• EAS Updates
• 720p Video Recording
• Amazon MP3
• Skype
• My Verizon

The rumored 802.11N wireless enhancement seems to be untrue as so far my updated HTC Incredible can’t find my N wireless network. That’s a shame. I will be testing out these changes and whatever else I can find today and will let you know if anything else seems odd or broken.

Plus, if I end up finding anything else cool not so far known with this update. If you guys decide to update, let us know your experiences in the comments.

  • Eluensman
    September 2, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Updates roll out based on esn/meid of the device. Got mine this am. Amazon mp3, flashlight, 360 rotation, backup apps to SD, WiFi hotspot ($20 extra/mon). My keyboard didn’t change. Astro file manager is a great task killer that kills all apps except those you choose to ignore.

  • Rogtc
    September 1, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Does anyone know if the portable wifi hotspot is included with the update? I got my update this morning but could not figure out how to turn that function on?

  • ron burgundy
    September 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    everyone that is waiting should manually update theirs, it’s easy. follow the directions listed in the blogs here and you’ll have the full update in 20 mins.

  • Erniedog
    September 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I did the manual last night Gabe, it works Great! Just follow the instructions and remember to disconnect your USB cable (Unless your using a microSD adapter) from your PC before starting the procedure.

  • Erniedog
    September 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I was a bit skeptical at first and didn’t want to brick my phone but this worked great.
    I’m in the Chicago area and Verizon for some reason hasn’t released the update here yet.
    I’m go to go now though.

  • Erniedog
    September 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    McCoy, Thanks I did the manual install last night and it rocks.
    My Incredible with 2.2 has all of the features listed.
    SWEEEEETTT!!!!

  • Lorifr1
    September 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Chris, I’m debating on whether to get the Incredible or the “X”… I have terrible eye-sight, and really don’t want to have to use reading glasses everytime I use my phone, is there any benefit to one over the other? I carry my phone in my purse, so size is not an issue.

  • S2kdreamer
    September 1, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I noticed you can text either way instead of turning the phone to the right. I got my update yesterday morning and i’m loving it. I would just wait for the update to hit your phone.

  • Lturk3857
    September 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I am in Annapolis Md and I got my update at 7:00 am this morning. It is really sweet and fast. I lost my ability to connect to Skpe and it took me awhile to get my weather app to work but so far so good.

  • Chris Ullrich
    September 1, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I didn’t. They were all there after the update.

  • Bugducfx
    September 1, 2010 at 5:37 am

    When you see that, press the Up-Volume key and Power button at the same time and select the update from sd card option when that screen comes up

  • Svanderby
    September 1, 2010 at 3:03 am

    I have not received my update notice yet. When it comes & I update my phone, will I lose my apps?

  • Alex_24
    September 1, 2010 at 1:01 am

    damn i havent got any updates im tired of waiting… how much longer..

  • CHIEF764
    August 31, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I connected the phone to my laptop as a disk drive and copied the file to the SD card root directory from Windows Explorer.

  • Derek
    August 31, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I tried but how do i download to file to my root folder? it puts it in my download thing. i even have astro file manager. any ideas?

  • Gabe Alta
    August 31, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    anyone else try this manual update?

  • the seventh angel
    August 31, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I don’t really know much about customizing phones, but I got tired of waiting. I followed the instructions exactly as described to get the leaked Froyo and I’m loving it! But what should I do when I finally receive the f#*$!”g update notification? Just ignore?

  • guest123
    August 31, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I’m in Vancouver Washington and I got it at 10..browser is faster but dont like the fact that some programs like Skype and my verizon which are included in the update don’t get killed by my task killer even when I force stop them. But beside that even turning on the phone looks better

  • Srcauley
    August 31, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I just tried this and my Incredible appears to be stuck in a boot loop. It comes up with the white HTC screen and gives a percentage process indicator, get’s to 100%, reboots and repeats. I didn’t have any issues with the procedure but it appears that my Incredible is now a paper weight.

  • Derek
    August 31, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Should i try to?

  • Derek
    August 31, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I can help you with swype if you need it.

  • CHIEF764
    August 31, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Mazda3racer: All the apps and settings were preserved.

  • CHIEF764
    August 31, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I just performed this update procedure and it’s working great!

  • Derek
    August 31, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Hmm… should i try this method guys? or just wait for the automatic update?

  • Clinton Becker1982
    August 31, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I use better keyboard from the app market. Much better than the loaded keyboared. I also got the update today 08/31/10 at around 7:30am east coast.

  • Always_choose7
    August 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I recieved my update this morning..
    However I am dissappointed with the new software, as I use my phone mainly for text messaging and the keyboard configuration was changed.., and punctuation such as exclamation points and question marks are now not available directly on the screen (you have to “search” for them..not simply push the button)
    Does anyone now how to change this?!

  • Eclipse2131
    August 31, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I have had my phone since the day in came out and still no update

  • Mazda3racer
    August 31, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Does this wipe the phone or does it keep all apps and settings?

  • Johnny0505
    August 31, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Something similar happened to me when I had the Moto Droid (I now have the DInc). I waited for another week for the update to be pushed down again, but it never happened. VZW support, both on the phone and in the store, were no help. I ended up just doing a hard reset myself…and within a few minutes, I got the update notification again. It installed properly that time. Your situation may be different, but it all else fails, back up your stuff and hard reset.

  • Mike McCoy
    August 31, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    You can manually install by following the instructions at the website below. I did it this morning and its working like a charm.
    http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=16983&news=HTC+Droid+Incredible+Google+Android+OS+2.2+Verizon+Froyo+HTC+Sense

  • Cavesian
    August 31, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I haven’t gotten mine either (NYC here) but is good to see ppl are finally receiving the update and its for real. We need to be a bit patient I guess. C

  • Tylercashmore
    August 31, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    i had received the notification to update and after i hit install it showed that it was downloading then went to a little droid with a ! inside of a triangle and i let it stay for a while but turned it off because it didnt do anything. now when i check for updates it says my system is up to date but still 2.1, i messed something up

  • Kaleb0888
    August 31, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    3g hot spot is good city id is still there

  • Kocan80
    August 31, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I hope thats not the case considering i got my phone 2 days before it actually came out!

  • 9digitz
    August 31, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Got my update this morning. I’m from north jersey. Note, it also has a flashlight app. Maybe it has something to do with when you got the phone.

  • Dysjden
    August 31, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Does the new update remove City ID

  • S2kdreamer
    August 31, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I’m in VA and I got my update at 8:30am this morning. I like it

  • Kaleb0888
    August 31, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    az got it!

  • Jake
    August 31, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I just checked mine and the update came to me. This was while my phone was idling at work, so doing either a manual restart or a *228 was not necessary to receive the update notice, though a reboot is required during the install. Been waiting for this for ages!

  • Kocan80
    August 31, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I’m in Chicago and waiting still. I’d also like to know if anything special needed to be done too…like *228, WiFi enabled,gps, etc…

  • Pkcyll
    August 31, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Are the photos from the still camera better? The current ones have too many compression artifacts that are easily visible.

  • AZ Errol
    August 31, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    My son got his Dinc 2 months after me and woke up to the Froyo update. We are on the same Verizon acct. I still impatiently await. Scottsdale AZ

  • Ron
    August 31, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Not sure if its just me…. but my browser seems waaaaaaaayyyyy faster! Loving it. Let’s see what happens to the battery life…. which is the only problem I have with the phone. – Ron in Savannah, GA.

  • Alex23
    August 31, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    did you have to do anything to initiate the update? (reboot your phone, *228, etc)

  • Reetika
    August 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Hey I’m from central jersey and I got my update today too. Totally made my day! lol I’m sure everyone else will get it soon too.

  • Chris Ullrich
    August 31, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I’m in the Los Angeles area.

  • Chris Ullrich
    August 31, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I’m in the Los Angeles area.

  • Alex23
    August 31, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Chris, what part of the country are you at? I am in North Jersey and still haven’t gotten the update…

  • Kocan80
    August 31, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Wish I would get my update…been waiting and waiting and waiting….

  • Kocan80
    August 31, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Wish I would get my update…been waiting and waiting and waiting….

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