We've been talking about Gingerbread for the Droid Incredible and its on-again-off-again status quite a bit lately, but after the official support docs showed up on VZW's site, we had confirmation of what we knew all along: the update is alive and kicking. It was rumored that it would start rolling out OTA-style earlier in the week but was delayed for unknown reasons, leaving Incredible owners without their cookie-filled upgrade just a little bit longer.

Fortunately, the wait is over, as we've received and exclusive leak of the Gingerbread RUU from a giving tipster. This looks like the final build, as it shares all the same version number from Verizon's documentation (4.06.605.2), as well as the same baseband (

Before we get to the download, here is a quick reminder of what this update brings (aside from Gingerbread):

  • MMS Messages send correctly
  • Successfully play audio files from a message
  • Send Vcard through SMS
  • Internet connections via Bluetooth now enabled
  • VZ Navigator now operates over Wi-Fi
  • Change songs in the Music widget by tapping the forward button
  • Camera functions successfully without inserting SD card
Be aware that this is a full RUU, so it does require a full wipe to flash and it will break root.

There is no word on whether or not this version can easily be rooted, but we've pinged a few people and will update as soon as we hear something back.

Update 2: This version is indeed rootable, as long as you had S-OFF in the first place. Simple download the latest ClockorkMod Recovery, rename it to PB31IMG.zip, place it on the root of your SD Card, and reboot into recovery. The file should install automatically, after which you have CWM. You can then download the newest Superuser from ROM Manager and flash accordingly. For more information, check out this thread on XDA. [Thanks, Austin!]
Update: Our tipster said that the file should be named PB32IMG.zip, but apparently this was a typo. The file should be named PB31IMG.zip. The instructions have been updated to reflect this.

With that out of the way, I present to you : Gingerbread for the Droid Incredible!

Installation Instructions:
  • Download this file (Mirror) (MD5: 096d841530dd2f223ef4a1b701c7d429)
  • Rename the file to PB31IMG.zip
  • Drop it on the root of the SD Card
  • Boot into the bootloader
  • Flash as usual

As always, you assume all risk if you choose to flash this. Android Police is not responsible if you brick, break, destroy, set fire to, or otherwise render your device useless... but how often could that happen?


[Thanks, Pig Benis!]