The HTC Droid Incredible 2 surely lived up to its name as one incredible device. And, it will continue to be incredible with the unofficial CyanogenMod 9 that has been released for the phone.
While phone manufacturers are too slow in releasing updates for their older devices, independent developers are blazing fast in porting ICS to many devices–including the HTC Droid Incredible 2. Thanks to XDA Developers member aeroevan, you can now flash Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) on your HTC Droid Incredible 2 via CyanogenMod 9.
Still in relative infancy, the CyanogenMod 9 ROM for the HTC Droid Incredible 2 still has non-working features, such as the camcorder, LED flash, and Face Unlock (may work after the front-facing camera is used in the Camera app). Users have also reported issues with downloading from Google Play Store.
Check out the rest of this guide for the steps for flashing unofficial CyanogenMod 9 on your HTC Droid Incredible 2.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC Droid Incredible 2 through the unofficial CyanogenMod 9 ROM for the said device.
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My phone is currently stuck on the white HTC screen after rebooting and following your instructions. I was running liquid gingerbread ROM, but followed all the instructions above to clear my data and cache, as well as format. Does it take a while to boot after rebooting, or is this a possible hang?
I had the same problem and ended up simply flashing the ROM rather than wiping it completely…
Could you let me know the steps you took? I can’t seem to get mine back – stuck at white screen!
Make sure you have the latest CWM Recovery installed that supports ICS. Aeroevan also has an experimental version to try on his thread if that doesn’t work either.
Mine is doing the same thing. Over at the XDA there is a post to updated the CWM. I cant find anything on how to updated it.
I was able to get it working, I downloaded the new CWM image, and then downloaded fastboot.exe, and the android sdk, then downloaded ADB via the sdk (http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/what-is-adb-and-how-to-install-it-android/), and then placed fastboot in the tools folder of the android sdk, took the CWM image file, placed it in tools folder in the sdk, made sure to add the proper environment variables for the android sdk paths, and then ran fastboot via cmd prompt to manually flash the new CWM on to the phone. From there, I was able to install this CM9 ICS rom onto the Incredible 2. Make sure you put your back phone cover on if you remove the battery at all for anything. I made a rookie mistake earlier after installing the rom, and thought something was wrong because I didn’t have any cell service. My dumb ass forgot that the antennae for the phone is part of the back covering, and thought it was the rom causing the issue. Went through several recoveries to old roms and almost unrooted to try and solve the no service issue, before I realized that the phone back cover being off was the issue, lol.
You can download fastboot from here: http://koushikdutta.blurryfox.com/G1/
select your proper operating system. The instructions I followed to flash the new CWM image using the fastboot method were here: http://androidforums.com/evo-3d-all-things-root/385358-how-manually-flash-recovery-image-via-fastboot-sd-card.html
and the new CWM recovery image is located here: http://goo.im/devs/aeroevan/cwm/recovery-clockwork-184.108.40.206-vivow.img
After flashing the new CWM image, I followed the instructions above in this article, and had no issues getting the rom installed and running. Hopefully this will help someone else trying to figure this out if they have an old version of CWM. There might be another way to flash this new version of CWM, but I had to do it via the fastboot method because I had already tried to install this CM9 rom with the older version of CWM, and it caused my phone to freeze up on the HTC screen, so I had no way to boot into the phone.
WOW, thanks I will give it a go. Let you know how it went.
I did everything you suggested above, and I do have the new CWM installed. After I Wipe / Mount then Reboot the system I get the HTC screen then the screen just goes black and nothing.
Has anyone run into this?
There was an update on 3/29 and one on 3/30. I dont understand why the writer used the 3/28 build when the article was published 4/03
Okay Im getting the white HTC screen WTH
i found a solution!!! just remove the battery then put it back in then enter back into recovery, then just install the rom, but not the google apps, then just reboot then it should work.
What the writer of the post failed to mention was that Aeroevan does new builds of CM9 all the time (once a week or so) and he should have linked directly to the post for the ROM, because the build discussed here is OLD. Get the latest here:
Got it to work by first installing Cyanogen 9 then booting… then shutting down booting back into CMW installing the GApps then booting again. Only problem is I can’t get anything to download from Google Play Store. It just says downloading and never goes anywhere…Help.
If I do this will all my current apps and data be lost?