The following post by XDA member scuccia popped earlier today on the HTC Droid Incredible section of the XDA forums:

Here is a Stock 2.2 ROM with Sense based off the upcoming Froyo OTA. This is completely stock with the additions of su, Superuser.apk and busybox.
Everything has been confirmed working. Camera, camcorder, Wifi, bluetooth, GPS, MMS, etc...
A full wipe and 2.x radio is required.
If you don't have a 2.x radio already you can find instructions instruction here.

Get the ROM here!
There are quite a few new additions that have been included. HTC Flashlight, FM Radio widget, Calculator widget, SMS widget, Sync all widget, profile widgets, 3g mobile hotspot, genie widget, App sharing program, messaging app changed a bit, 720p recording, built in flash on camcorder, and more stuff that I can't think of off the top of my head.

Based on the image below, it seems legit. The HTC kernel, as well as the fact that everything (camera, video recording included) works, is pretty compelling evidence. Unfortunately, the only download available is of a full ROM image, meaning you must factory wipe your phone and update your radio baseband (meaning you need root) in order to flash the ROM.


This does defeat the purpose of getting 2.2 for some people, like those who don’t want to root their phones just to acquire FroYo. If you aren’t rooted or are unfamiliar with flashing ROM’s, you may be better off waiting for the official update package to appear, which should be far easier to install (and won’t require root). Stay tuned for more information.

Try out this ROM? How’s it work? Let us know in the comment section below!

Source: DroidLife

David Ruddock
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  • Kane

    Wow, before the Moto Droid? How did Motorola pull this one off, with stock vs Sense?

    • Adam

      I'm afraid I don't understand your question--what does Motorola have to do with the HTC Incredible?

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Same as what stuart is saying below. Droid runs vanilla Android, and is still not even out, while HTC runs Sense which requires a whole lot of integration every time they roll out a new Android version.

  • stuart

    Motor Droid is vanilla android which usually means very little changes required to get it working. This has senseui slapped on top which given htcs hero history usually takes a while to release. To get a senseui modded release before motos vanilla is quite something.

    • The Professor

      what are you talking about? this is an HTC phone, not a Moto.

      • Dennis

        He is saying that it is amusing that HTC is able to beat Motorola with a 2.2 rom. Moto doesn't even have sense, which makes it easier for them, yet they still don't have it ready.

        didn't seem that complicated to me...

  • Ron Hamelin

    Nice info, David. I'm stoked about this. If the official update isn't released by the rumored August 6 date, I just might reroot my Dinc and slap this baby on.

  • Chris

    What is everyone's hurry to get 2.2?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Speed mostly, Chrome2Phone, and a whole bunch of other goodness.

    • Brian

      Multiple calendar support, bluetooth voice dial support, flash... the list goes on.

      • Adam

        Those without 2.2 have been able to replicate Chrome2Phone's functionality with LinkPush, so that's not a big deal. After using both now, I can say they're not too different, other than the fact that C2P does give you a nice little icon in the status bar when you push a link.
        Not impressed with flash on my Incredible, but I'd like to know how to do the bluetooth voice dial. Help?

  • Mo

    The HTC Incredible VERY similar specs to the Nexus One. Hence, it doesn't make it terribly difficult to rework 2.2 to work on the device. Having Sense UI slows down the process, but having nearly identical specs to the Nexus One helps a lot.

    Having a stock version of software vs a skinned version is not the only factor that affect how long it takes to apply an update.

  • rafe

    Installed this ROM last night - so far everything appears to be working great. Process as outlined at XDA was easy to follow with 2 additions. First, at step 8, need to make sure the HTC Sync is NOT installed. Second, at step 9, just a reminder to rename the Stock Froyo ROM to update.zip.

  • James Colyer

    Seems to work pretty well, but I do seem to get a lot of forced closes with the browser esp when jumping from the gmail client to either facebook or the new mobile youtube site.

  • Stu

    Loaded it last night, had no issues until I went to use the navigation APP .. no GPS. Anyone else run into a similar problem?

    • Brain

      I have the same issue... I cannot find any satellites. I've tried removing task killer and testing with other GPS testing apps. No luck!

  • Tommy Subway

    I was waiting for the 2.2 update, but then I got bored. I rooted my Incredible not to flash 2.2 but to get the only feature I wanted out of the 2.2 update. I loaded wifi tether to my phone and now I have it for free instead of Verizon trying to charge me $20 a month for it. It also allowed me to have a flashlight app that doesn't require a restart after using it.

  • jo jo

    Mother-Luver! How the Duck am I to root this piece of shiet??

  • http://yahoo.com Alex

    so then not all the features work on this rom then? the GPS doesnt work? what a bummer :(