As we approach the holiday season with those adorable Gingerbread cookies and houses, it should be nice for original Droid Incredible owners to have that snappy Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread in their houses without any glitches. However the latest Gingerbread update appears to be crumbling.
According to Verizon spokesman Albert Aydin the update for the Droid Incredible (Build Number: 4.08.605.2; Baseband Version: 2.15.10.07.07) began being pushed out last night.
We contacted Aydin this morning and he is checking on the issues with the update reported on Twitter and in the Droid Incredible Verizon support forum. The update upgrades the smartphone to Android 2.3.4 and fixes other issues.
The first update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread was pulled (4.06). Now it looks like new updates that were pushed out, have glitches and have been pulled until later.
@VZWsupport on Twitter is atwitter with messages in which Droid Incredible owners got notifications of updates and then when trying to update there was no update available. We checked on an Incredible, last night at 10:00pm and there was no update available.
Other Droid Incredible owners who received a new update, get "not enough space" notices. In Verizon's Droid Incredible support forum members have reported that they tried to update their Droid Incredible phones, received a "no room" message and then check and there is no update available.
Those who received an update on 11/14 noticed that the voice command, Bluetooth and other features stopped working. The next update gave the "not enough room" message.
A forum member posted "Verizon Support said there is nothing they can do to help me."
Posted at 11/16 8:46am: "VZW customer service called me this morning (after placing a call into them yesterday) to advise me that 4.06 was pulled for those of us who did not rush to install the update and 4.08 will be made available in the next 24 hours. Glad I did not jump to install yesterday, the alert for 4.06 being available on my phone is no longer there, system shows up to date, and I'll wait until 4.08 pops up before attempting any next steps.
Another forum member posted at 9:04 AM "HTC has pulled update 4.08"
When we checked the Verizon HTC Droid Incredible update page the notice still says "Coming Soon."
As soon as we hear back from Albert Aydin, well let you know the official word on the Droid Incredible update.
The list of features in the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update are impressive, with the addition of download manager, active app management, shortcuts, one-touch copy/paste, widgets, icons, app groups, updated calendar options, camera geotagging, improved email synching, and camera auto-focus improvements. Read Gingerbread tips.
Update 11/22/11: There are reports from readers and in the Verizon Droid Incredible support forum that the update is working for some. However @VZWSupport on Twitter shows there are still "not enough memory" issues with the Gingerbread update. Whereas this is holiday week, it will hard to reach our contacts. Any suggestions you have please post in the comments.
Before you proceed with the update, make sure you have done the following:
- Your device is currently running Software number 3.26.605.1 or 4.06.605.3. If you are running an older software, please contact Customer Care.
- Set aside approximately 20 minutes to allow the device to update.
- Connect the device to a charger.
- Ensure the battery is charged to at least 35%.
- MMS messages send correctly.
- Properly save audio files from MMS messages.
- Successfully play audio files from a message.
- Internet connection via Bluetooth now enabled.
- VZ Navigator now operates over Wi-Fi.
- Change songs in the Music widget by tapping the forward button.
- Camera functions successfully without inserting SD card.