Last Updated: June 5th, 2012

Yesterday, a signed Gingerbread RUU was leaked for the HTC Incredible 2 by MobileUnderground member Football. xgunther and I over at the AndIRC Incredible 2 chat repacked it and made it root-friendly.

Right now, you have to be one of the lucky few to be set S-OFF and rooted by AlphaRevX and running ClockworkMod recovery in order to flash the pre-rooted ROM. For those who are not that lucky (yet), enjoy the pictures and videos while we all wait for AlphaRevX to release the full unlock for the Incredible 2.

Note: Please note that we recommend against flashing the full signed RUU (i.e. the original un-rooted leak), as it will prevent the root and unlock method by AlphaRevX.

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New Features And Known Bug Fixes

  • Android 2.3 "Gingerbread"
  • Compass orientation is now detected correctly
  • Notification LED settings are now correctly applied
  • Get More HTC Widgets now included
  • Smart dialer now functions correctly
  • Calendar app accurately displays birthdays now
  • ...


Android Police and Team AndIRC disclaim all liability for any harm that may befall your device, including, but not limited to: bricked phones, voided manufacturer warranties, exploding batteries, etc.

PlainJane GB beta 1 for Incredible2

This ROM should not wipe your data, but may not work right until data is wiped.

The Good: This is our repack of the leaked RUU. It includes root, SuperUser Permissions, and busybox.

The Bad: In order to apply it, you have to wait for AlphaRevX to release a version with support for the Incredible 2, which should happen soon.

Download: MultiUpload mirror (md5sum eacef9176d3d5764d579635033c01065)

Instructions: Wait for the AlphaRevX unlock method to be available for the Incredible 2, which should happen soon, then flash through ClockworkMod recovery.

Support for this ROM will be done at RootzWiki.

New Radio -

Not required but is advised, flash through the bootloader.

Download: MultiUpload mirror (md5sum 1ead9ca1a36a60c2f7b04241d3049e44)

Instructions: Rename to PG32IMG.zip and place on the root of the SD card, boot into the bootloader (adb reboot bootloader), and allow it to flash.

Signed RUU

This is the original leak that we used to cook the ROM above. Do not download it unless you don't care about losing root. Full credit for this RUU goes to football.

The Good: Stock Gingerbread exactly as leaked, flashable on stock unrooted phones.

The Bad: Flashing this will prevent the only known root method from working. We strongly advise that you not to flash it until the Alpharevx unlock method for this phone is released and applied, and you've at least flashed ClockworkMod recovery. If you do proceed with flashing this RUU, it's possible that there will be no upgrade path from this build to stock Gingerbread (unless another official RUU leaks, from which an upgrade path exists - remember, OTAs are sent out as incremental updates from certain versions only). This will also wipe your data. You've been warned.

Download: Filefactory mirror

Justin Case
Justin Case is a 30yr old father of four. He has an ever changing array of Android devices, and an eye for mobile security.
  • steve

    Is this gonna come out for the original Incredible?

  • Cheifkeiff

    Omg this is amazing just got my Inc 2 from asurian. My Inc 1 died a watery death and I'm dying for S-Off'

    • Kane

      Any day now, my friend. Any day.

  • http://www.droidxforums.com Eric Curtis

    This currently does not help us as we do not have S-off yet.

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

      Yes, but as soon as you do, you will be able to jump right into Gingerbread.

  • chris

    so essentially i can get to gingerbread with the last dl if i don't care about rooting ? fill me in guys!

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

      That's right.

  • jason

    how do i flash the last dl if i dont care about root??

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

      I'm going to let Justin answer, but my guess would be you download the .exe file, run it, and see what happens.

    • Bod1ggity

      You download it... install it on your sd card as update.zip... go into recovery. Click install update from .zip... bam. Gingerbread.

  • MikeJ

    i cant get the installer to recognize my phone when i run the exe, which usb setting do I have to put it in?

    • http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/HTC_Incredible_2:_Full_Update_Guide Htimez2

      Must be USB debugged and in charge only mode.

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

    Warning: If you do proceed with flashing the unrooted RUU, it's possible that there will be no upgrade path from this build to stock Gingerbread (unless another official RUU leaks, from which an upgrade path exists - remember, OTAs are sent out as incremental updates from certain versions only).

  • http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/HTC_Incredible_2:_Full_Update_Guide Htimez2

    Glad I was finally able to Root my HTC Droid Incredible 2, Loving all the custom roms thanx to AlphaRevX Beta's release!

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