Downgrade HTC Incredible to stock
Sometime ago I was contemplating rooting my Incredible. I did a lot of research. It seemed pretty easy and solid. I also researched how to reverse the root to go back to stock in case I needed to. I recently decided to go back to stock to be ready for the next OTA update.
I tried to restore my DINC and it seems to have worked so now I am at Andriod 2.1 but I can't get OTA updates to get current. What can I do so my device will grab OTA updates?
I have read on some forums that my problem is that my software version needs to be 1.22.605.2. My software version is currently 1.22.605.0. I am not sure how to do this. Any help?
- 01-03-2011, 12:12 PM #2
You probably should have posted in the ROMS/Hacks section. This most likely will get moved.
Are you still rooted? If so, it should be fairly easy to find the Stock Rom with all the recent updates. Just install that, and then Unroot.
- 01-04-2011, 02:26 AM #3
So let me get this striaght, you rooted your phone and all is well. When you rooted the ROM that you used is using Andoird 2.1? Now you want to apply the new OTA updates?
From what I understand when Verizon pushes a OTA update, it's only up for grabs for so long. The most recent one was sent in Nov and I'm pretty confident in saying that you missed the window by now.
Your best bet is to find a link online and manually update it.
- 01-04-2011, 10:47 AM #5
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- 01-04-2011, 03:48 PM #10
I get an "(status 7) Installation aborted." same message as the post below.
I think the Android version and my "software version" are not in sync or something. Not sure how to resolve this. The Verizon update mentioned in the above post never happens for me.
Fixed! I finally was able to find the right file to update me from "2.1" to "2.1 Update 1". Then I manually updated to 2.2 and now I am getting the update pushed to my phone automatically from Verizon. I am back to stock again.
Thanks for your help everyone. Below is a link to where I found the file that I needed to get the May OTA (2.1 Update 1) incase anyone out there needs it.
- 01-08-2011, 10:21 AM #13
Hey guys, slightly off topic...
I too, wanted to return my phone to stock for warranty purposes, it was the biggest headache ever, flashed the P31B whatever zip to 2.1, RUU'd to the OEM 2.2. Phone is up and running now, but in the boot screen it still says S-off. This means my phone is still rooted right? People told me the RUU would completely unroot the phone. What did I miss?
- 01-08-2011, 11:34 AM #14
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- 01-09-2011, 03:24 PM #17
The headache you had from your first unroot was because you used an older version of the OS.
If you go here you'll find the correct files and directions on how to unroot.