HTC Droid Incredible 2

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The HTC Droid Incredible 2 can be rooted via Revolutionary (detailed below). However, if you have an updated phone with Android 2.3.4, you must downgrade to hboot 0.98 and Android 2.3.3 first. You can find the steps on other Android sites; they have not been written here yet.

Droid Incredible 2
HTC Droid Incredible 2.jpg
Specification
Manufacturer: HTC HTC-icon.png
Released On: April 28, 2011
Android Version: 2.3.3
Shipped With: 2.2.2
Product Model: Incredible 2
Product Device: vivow
Model Number: Not Known
P___IMG: N/A
Dimensions: 120 mm (4.7 in) H, 64 mm (2.5 in) W, 11.7 mm (0.46 in) D
Weight: 135.5 g (4.78 oz)
Carriers: Verizon
Display: 4.0-inch WVGA capacitive multi-touch Super-LCD
CPU: 1.0 single-core GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
GPU: Not Known
RAM: 768 MB
Internal Memory: 1.1 GB
Memory Card: Includes 16 GB Class 2 Micro-SDHC card, expandable to 32 GB Class 10 Micro-SDHC.
Mobile Radios: Dual-band CDMA/EvDO Rev. A (800/1900 MHz), quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), dual-band UMTS/HSPA (900/2100 MHz)
WiFi: 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
FM Radio: yes, using headphones as antenna
GPS: aGPS/GPS
Battery: 1450 mAh Lithium-ion
Camera: 8.0 MP rear-facing with auto-focus and dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP front-facing fixed-focus
HDMI Out: No
USB Connector: Standard micro-USB
Additional Features: 3-axis accelerometer, digital compass, proximity and ambient light sensors, SRS surround sound
Rooted: Yes
Locked Bootloader: User unlockable



Contents

Rooting and S-OFF

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Pre-Installation

Please note: This tool is currently only available for Windows and Linux.

  1. Backup everything on your phone that you care about: Apps, settings, contacts, call logs, text messages, and so on. There are a variety of apps in the Market to assist with this.
  2. Setup ADB on your computer.
  3. Boot your phone normally and plug it in. Enable USB Debugging, place it in Charge-Only mode, and make sure that Fast Boot is disabled in your device's power settings.
  4. Make sure you have a stable, active Internet connection that is not via your phone.
  5. If you are on Windows:
    1. Make sure that HTC Sync, Doubletwist, and any other programs which may try to automatically sync with your device are uninstalled from your computer.
    2. Install the HTC Drivers package.
    3. Unplug and power off your phone. Remove then reinsert the battery, and power it on while holding down the power and volume-down buttons.
    4. Plug your phone in. If you do not see "HBOOT USB PLUG", select the HBOOT USB mode and confirm that "HBOOT USB PLUG" has appeared.
    5. Install the drivers on your computer. They should be located in the following folders (Make sure to check the "Include subfolders" option):
      Windows 32-bit: C:\Program Files\HTC
      Windows 64-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\HTC
    6. If you are not given a chance to select the drivers, open Device Manager, right-click on your phone, and select Update Driver Software, then Browse my computer for driver software.
    7. Reboot your phone back into Android, with USB Debugging still enabled, charge-only mode, and Fast Boot disabled.
  6. Run the following command from your command line, shell, or terminal to make sure your device is properly connected and recognized, it should return your device's serial number:
    adb devices
  7. Download the correct version for your computer's operating system from the Revolutionary homepage.
  8. Get your beta key from the download page:
    Select your computer's operating system, device model, HBOOT version, and enter your device's serial number into the shown fields after selecting the download link for your computer's operating system.
    Copy the key generated.


Installing Revolutionary (S-OFF, Recovery)

  1. Extract the contents of the Revolutionary package you downloaded earlier.
  2. Run Revolutionary:
    Windows: Double-click to run the revolutionary.exe executable.
    Linux: Open a command prompt, cd to where the Revolutionary was extracted, and execute it:
    ./revolutionary
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions, entering the beta key you received earlier, and making sure to install a custom recovery.
  4. Do not close Revolutionary yourself. It will automatically close when it is complete.


Your device now has S-OFF and ClockworkMod Recovery!


Installing Superuser and su

  1. Download SuperSU 1.25 (Mirror) and copy it to the root of your sdcard (External storage) or Device storage (Internal storage).
  2. Reboot your phone into recovery mode.
    On most HTC devices this can be done via booting into HBOOT by holding the trackball or a volume button (usually down) and power after removing and reinserting the battery, then selecting "RECOVERY".
    On most Samsung devices you can hold Volume Up and Power from a powered-off state until you arrive at the custom recovery.
    On the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, hold both Volume buttons and the power button from a powered-off state until you arrive at the bootloader (black screen with an open-chest bugdroid), then use the volume keys to select "Recovery mode" then press power to confirm.
  3. Select backup and restore, then Backup. The backup will take some time to complete, so be patient.
  4. Select install zip from sdcard then choose zip from sdcard.
  5. Select UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.25.zip and confirm.
  6. Once complete select Go back until you return to the main menu.
  7. Select reboot device now and allow your device to reboot.


Congratulations! If everything went well, you now have root access on your phone!


If you have any questions, see our Revolutionary page.

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