Droid Incredible 2: Unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.1 update appears

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Just hours after informing you about an unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Fascinate, it now looks like Droid Incredible 2 owners are going to be receiving the same treatment, as a new build is now available to download at your discretion.

Also like the Fascinate, this appears to be a very stable build of Ice Cream Sandwich as well meaning that those of you in possession of a rooted Droid Incredible 2 should definitely give this a try out.

With Android developers working hard at providing unofficial updates for the community, it makes you wonder if manufacturers are really doing the best job they can when it comes to official software updates. If you have an untouched Droid Incredible 2, then you are most likely to be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread after HTC issued an update earlier this year. However, the chances of the handset getting an official update to ICS 4.0 is probably pretty slim, as HTC opt to focus on newer handsets, which is why efforts like this from ProTekk and the RootsWiki forums are worth their weight in gold.

As for the update itself, you’ll be pleased to know that most of the main functions of the phone work as normal, this includes things like making calls, sending SMS messages, 3G and WiFi data, and there’s no problems with sound or the SD card either. However there’s a few features that don’t work according to ProTekk and these include the camera, Bluetooth, GPS and live wallpapers. On the plus side, the things that don’t work may get enabled in a future version of this ICS build, so don’t worry about these functions not working forever as that isn’t the case.

If you have a Droid Incredible 2 and want to try this out, you’ll find the download links and instructions here. Let us know how you get on and your reaction to this unexpected entry into Google’s latest mobile OS.

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