- 07-28-2010, 10:13 PM #2
Yup. It's gonna completely wipe your phone. Which sucks if you have any apps that arent in the market anymore like Shapewriter. You will have to redownload apps so if I were you i'd download AppBrain if you don't have it already and you wont have to worry about a thing. All of your paid apps can be downloaded with no problem either, don't worry about that.
I don't know if it's possible for you to do but try and take a picture of each of your homescreens just in case you're worried about forgetting how your homescreens are set up
- 07-28-2010, 10:24 PM #3
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- 07-28-2010, 10:44 PM #5
You're gonna have a brand new phone basically. Everything you did when you first got the phone you gotta do again. It's annoying but just make sure you sync EVERYTHING before you upgrade. Also I STRONGLY recommend getting AppBrain BEFORE you upgrade if you dont already have it. Install AppBrain and set up an online account. Then go back to the app on ur phone and sync your apps to your online account. It'll sync ALL of your apps. After you upgrade to 2.2, go back online and just go one by one and install the apps again.
- 07-28-2010, 10:46 PM #6
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Acording to what I was reading on XDA, the VZW Official OTA should not wipe out apps or data on the phone. The reason the leak does is because you have to root, flash/reset back to stock, unroot, apply the leaked 720p/radio update, re-root, flash the 2.2 leak. It's the flash back to stock that kills the apps and data. The Real OTA (for lack of a better term) should not do this if you are already stock.Some say that his dormant chips were left that way for YOUR SAFETY... Others say that once "turned on," he can not be turned off... All we know is... He's called The Stig.
- 07-28-2010, 11:04 PM #7
- 07-28-2010, 11:06 PM #8
Either way, I'm lovin' me some Froyo!
- 07-29-2010, 06:45 AM #9
- 07-29-2010, 06:55 AM #10
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- 07-29-2010, 07:12 AM #11
Personally, I am NOT thinking this is the final release that is going out to Verizon customers... There is NO way that Gmail would put a 0 in every sent message, and someone expect a user to Root his device to go back to 2.2 (Instead of 2.2.1) of Gmail...
Also, All Mail in Gmail was going crazy this morning when I went to that label. Gmail is the bread and butter of Android... THIS is not the final release.
AND, my friend who upgraded there Eris OTA from 1.6 to 2.1 had her system completely wiped by the update (Except of course what was on the SD card), so do not assume your device won't be wiped. I feel MORE confident that it will be, because there will be app incompatibilities.
Just my 2 cents... Other than the gmail mess, and a possible weird battery thing going on, and Sense not going landscape (Back to LauncherPro), I'm liking Froyo...
- 07-29-2010, 08:18 AM #12
- 07-29-2010, 09:04 AM #13
But thats fine, I'm certainly not complaining, it was fun doing everything I did to upgrade to 2.2, I haven't done any of this since my Storm 2. :-)
Either way, I still think the Incredible is one of THE best phones released.
- 07-29-2010, 09:16 AM #14
- 07-29-2010, 09:29 AM #15
I actually said to one of the guys that works for me, the Incredible maybe the first phone I actually keep for my 2 year contract, I think it is THAT good.
The new DroidX, the Evo and the Streak, are just TOO big.
- 07-29-2010, 10:51 AM #16
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you guys saying that you will have to re-do everything are not smart.
There is no way verizon would make everyone re-do everything on their phone. Nightmare.
I'm sure it will be just like any other update. You DL, it runs behind the scenes and once you restart almost everything is EXACTLY the same.
- 07-29-2010, 11:10 AM #17
HTC Droid Incredible no longer
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- 07-29-2010, 12:38 PM #18
So, I think with google going the way of a 'smarter' market, you'll see that yeah, it wipes your phone but no big deal to click to reinstall your apps, etc...
Lets face it, most people that get smart phones, run the 2 years and upgrade. In 2 years, you'll after this 2.2 release, MAYBE see a BIG release once a year...
No big deal... When I installed the 2.2 yesterday, I wiped the phone, and I was back in business in no time. No biggie. Cleaned up all the apps, that I HAD but didn't use, and if I paid for them, they were right there to reinstall which, over the wireless only took a little bit to reinstall...
- 07-29-2010, 12:40 PM #19
Is cool, is cool....
- 07-29-2010, 04:42 PM #20
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- 07-29-2010, 05:21 PM #22
A total reinstall is quite easy if you have all your apps stored in AppBrain.
I also installed the developer SDK so I can save images of my screens. Setup time after a total reset is about 30 min or less.Droid Incredible <- DROID <- BB Storm I <- LG Voyager <- Samsung SCH-i730
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