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It looks like another one of HTC's handsets (besides the Thunderbolt) has gotten a Sense-ified Ice Cream Sandwich ROM of its own – today, XDA user nitsuj17 posted a ROM for the Droid Incredible 2 (aka vivow) allegedly based on another leaked RUU from HTC. Readers may remember the Incredible 2 as being among devices officially slated by HTC to receive Ice Cream Sandwich "by the end of August," so this leak's timing isn't too hard to figure out.

The ROM, which carries Sense 3.6 over top of Ice Cream Sandwich and software build number 7.01.605.01, is the stock HTC fair you may expect, but with a few tweaks ranging from root to removal of HTC's inconvenient app association settings. For those interested, here's the full list of alterations:

 

  • rooted
  • busybox
  • kernel repacked for ext4 vs ext3
  • kernel repacked to remove new htc /lib partition for use on all hboots
  • remove htc linkify crap (app associations as a result of apple lawsuit)
  • removed a lot of the htc log/testing utilities that are present (theyre neat to play with sorta, but the avg user would get annoyed by their notificaitons always being on)
  • moved some stuff to /data because older hboots dont support /lib and /lib needs to be back in /system/ (which didnt have the room for it all)

Here are a couple of screenshots from the ROM, also provided by nitsuj17:

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Users looking to get their hands on (official) Ice Cream Sandwich, laced with Sense though it may be, need only click through to the XDA post at the link below.

Source: XDA Forums

Thanks, Skylar!

Liam Spradlin
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  • Sven62

    This is what everyone is (ice) screaming for? I read another site saying "angry" Incredible 2 owners are writing to HTC. Angry they don't have their ICS. wow. The Droid Incredible 2 works great with Gingerbread. ICS can't be that much better, especially with our single core and low clock speed. I don't think I even want the update anymore.

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