How to Update HTC Droid Incredible 2 with Cyanogen Mod 9 ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

HTC Droid Incredible 2 users can now benefit from the Cyanogen Mod 9 KANG Project which aims to bring the experience of ICS Android 4.0 firmware and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how to apply this firmware in your phone without any hassles. . Please note that this is not an official firmware released by HTC and also we don’t have an exact ETA on by when there will be an official update released. In the due course of this article, we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with the detailed tutorial on how to apply this update so that even a newbie can apply this update.
Information: Please be informed that in the process of applying this firmware update, the warranty will get void and the only way with which the warranty can be reclaimed is by reapplying the factory firmware update We will try our level best to come up with the factory firmware, do let us know on what is the factory firmware version in your phone. This update is a completely reversible update and can be easily reversed to the current firmware of yours, all you need to do is to note down the current firmware version in your droid incredible 2.
Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
Pre Requisites:
  • With the help of below mentioned steps, you are advised to back up all the data as in the process of the firmware update, there is a possibility that all the data in the device may get corrupted or lost. Please don’t use HTC Sync to back up the data as it will not support the device after applying the firmware update.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your HTC Droid Incredible 2. You can enable the same from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture.
USB Debugging
  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 70% so as to ensure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Ensure that your Droid Incredible 2  is rooted and the boot loader in unlocked.
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up the detailed article on how to apply this update in your device with a simple tutorial.
Procedure to Update HTC Droid Incredible 2 with CM9 KANG ICS 4.0.3 Firmware:
  • Download the CM9 KANG ICS 4.0.3 Firmware Package & Google Apps from here to your computer. Connect your phone to the computer in the mass storage mode and place the downloaded Firmware Zip file along with the Google Apps in your phone’s SD Card and ensure that you are not placing the file deep into the sub folders or else it will not get detected.
  • Now, remove the connected USB cable and turn Off the device so that it can then be entered in the recovery mode. The recovery mode in htc thunderbolt can be entered by pressing the Volume Down button + Power Button till you see the recovery mode screen on your phone.
  • Once the recovery mode is entered, you need to select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then choose the CM9 KANG ICS 4.0.3 Firmware Package and then after that the Google Apps which is placed in the phone in the same mentioned order.
HTC Droid incredible 2 Recovery Mode
  • Once the update process is completed, the device will again land back to the recovery screen. In the recovery screen, select “++++ Go Back ++++” and then choose the option of “reboot system now” for rebooting the system. If the phone refuses to show the home screen even after 3 – 4 minutes of restart, you need to then reinsert the battery.
Tip: Due to some reasons if the update process gets failed or interrupted, then you need to apply the update again by following the steps again from the start. Don’t forget to restore the backup which you have taken in the initial steps.
So there you go, you have now successfully applied the update of CM9 KANG ICS 4.0.3 Firmware release in your Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process for applying the update.
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