1. mudpud's Avatar
    I was going to root and follow the procedure to get the Froyo leak on my DROID Incredible until I read some poor guy's story. He yanked his battery too early during the radio update - I don't blame him though - the phone was stuck and taking too long. Now his phone is bricked! And this was confirmed by the XDA peeps. This isn't some newb not knowing how to 'unbrick' his phone. The only way to save his phone now was to do a manual hardware reflash by taking the phone apart and hooking it up to some special device with a special cable...things way beyond my interest or competence.

    My question is: how many of you are going to sit this one out and wait until potentially August 15th (worst case scenario) or as early as August 1st to get the official INCREDIBLE FROYO?

    I was an unfortunate BlackBerry victim for two years so I'm quite used to messing with the OS. Granted, I'm not rooted yet. And messing around with Java is different from a real Unix-based system. I'm not afraid to wipe-reflash-root-froyo, but at the same time, I don't want to have to unroot to get the official because I'm missing a few features.

    Plus, now there are numerous reports of errors with this leak such as the ZERO problem with gmail and others. So it seems that this release isn't the final.

    Any thoughts?

    Trying to waste time, as usual...
    07-29-2010 08:32 AM
  2. mclarryjr's Avatar
    I updated yesterday and didn't have any problems but I know there is always a chance. If for some reason I bricked my phone I would just take it back to Verizon and play dumb to get a replacement.

    I find if you follow the directions you odds are very good that you won't screw your phone up.
    07-29-2010 08:52 AM
  3. rpfarrah's Avatar
    If you just follow the directions (nowhere in there does it say yank the battery in the middle of the procedure) you'll probably be all right.

    As for me, I think I'll wait for 2.2 (since it is supposed to be coming any day now) then see if I can still root.
    07-29-2010 09:02 AM
  4. anon(30235)'s Avatar
    I also updated yesterday and have had absolutely no issues with Froyo. Everything works great! Of course, make sure you have backups of your ROM in case things go wrong and don't pull your battery during a radio update.
    07-29-2010 09:03 AM
  5. mudpud's Avatar
    I'm not so worried about updating as much as about updating to a semi-defective ROM. People are now reporting various issues with the build.
    07-29-2010 09:14 AM
  6. dgalanter's Avatar
    I just don't want to hassle with it. I can wait for the OTA to push out... nothing in the update is going to help me use the phone as a phone or for email, so the new stuff is nifty, but not essential.
    07-29-2010 09:38 AM
  7. mudpud's Avatar
    I just don't want to hassle with it. I can wait for the OTA to push out... nothing in the update is going to help me use the phone as a phone or for email, so the new stuff is nifty, but not essential.
    I think I actually agree. Have way too many more important things to do. Not a developer, but eventually want to root Froyo. There will be plenty of opportunity for that after the OTA.
    07-29-2010 09:44 AM
  8. mclarryjr's Avatar
    I'm not so worried about updating as much as about updating to a semi-defective ROM. People are now reporting various issues with the build.
    Yes there are a few issues but almost all of them have very easy fixes. If you go to the Hacks thread I've posted a link to a thread that will fix the GMail, Market, and superuser issue. After running that update I can't find any issue on mine.
    07-29-2010 09:48 AM
  9. _JKK_'s Avatar
    The issues I've had are nothing compared to what I was going through with CM6 or any other custom ROM. In my opinion, the only 'big' issue is the Gmail '0' problem, which can be easily fixed. I'd go for it; the chances of something going wrong are slim. If you don't feel comfortable playing around with it, then hold off.
    07-29-2010 10:23 AM
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