Just got one - now I need to root it!
I never dreamed this would happen, being so careful as I am, but my original DINC got destroyed, just at the end of my two-year contract! No landline, and my prior phone was also destroyed, (just my luck), so I was forced to go get a new phone quick. After finding out what I should expect to see available from Verizon, which was a somewhat under-whelming experience in that little seems to have imporoved over two years other than the migration to 4G (and still not with the free and cheap phones) - so I hope this is as good as they say, I'll have to see!
At Best Buy, my price limit of $100 (probably more than I should spend after being laid off late in my career, and there were cheaper options, but I believe in the future investment of equipment which will work) by the Motorola Droid Razr & the model of this topic. I seriously considered the Razr, as it looks beautiful, but the display when demonstrated was weak, and the big deal-breaker is the manufacturer denying you the right to change your battery! Here again, it seems Motorola is playing up to fashion and little else! As I found out, the standard Razr holds a battery charge for only 4-5 hours, and even after two years my DINC batteries were going longer, and I carry spares around for the day. In order to compensate for this Razr-thin joke, you can spend another $100 (and that's at Best Buy) for the Razr's not-so-razor-thin twin (RazrMaxx), which may last as long as the Incredible! My batteries were never that expensive!
I still wasn't sure if the new DINC had all the worthwhile benefits as what I can get for the same price or less in other makes, but the smaller screen always worked for me while I watched friends drop their behemoths. My experience with a phone which handled all imaginable functions with grace, while Market developers posted warnings to those using phones of other makes is what decided it for me. So far I only wish to f** they had left the buttons where they were (HTC must think their Incredible fans are all left-handed, but it may work for those who are) but the zoom-windows button is a neat idea, and will be even cooler when I'm able to root and nuke that obnoxious bloatware which won't stop running!
I'm a little concerned that this phone will be forgotten by developers as more users are lured by the larger-display phones. I am in a bad situation in that my phone got destroyed and lost (watched it disappear and float away) and somewhere between PC upgrades I lost all of my backups except for one which was made in ClockworkMod Recovery. It's a great backup, (I've seen how they work before), but I believe I must be rooted, with ClockworkMod installed on this phone, in order to restore it to this one. So far I only can google a root fix for this phone on Sprint, while I seriously need one for Verizon. Does anybody know when (if) one will be available for this phone with the Verizon radio?
Any help which you can provide in helping me decide whether I will need to get a different phone in order to get my recent contacts, apps, and the setup which I'm used to back would be much appreciated!
Last edited by NotDeadYet; 07-16-2012 at 10:19 PM.
07-16-2012 09:42 PM
I am really confused about the 4G...
I didn't know about the INC 4G until I had a mishap which led me to buying this phone at full price so I could keep Unlimited Data. I tried the Droid MAXX and disliked everything about it. When I returned it, the guy at the counter offered me his brand new INC 4G phone to check out. I was super happy with my rooted Thunderbolt but always thought the screen was a bit large for my small hands so immediately I liked the size. Since this is an HTC design, I liked it immediately. I have no regrets having bought it outright.
There are some discussions going on over at xda-developers forum about waiting for S-OFF to be made available so development of root with custom ROMs can begin. There's even a guy over there who bought a brand new phone which came with S-OFF. I checked mine and don't have it but there appears to be a rooted stock ROM already available called Fireball. The download is very large but S-OFF is needed first. I guess we just have to keep checking that forum for progress.
Sent from my unrooted HTC Incredible 4G with ICS on Verizon's 4G LTE Network
Last edited by Nyobie; 08-07-2012 at 06:50 AM.
I heard about the new Incredible 4g with a 4" screen, I got all excited.
how much is it? i think about to get one
Re: Who's considering the Incredible 4G?
Retail is $549 I believe. Plan upgrade is around $150.
Sent from my unrooted HTC Incredible 4G on Verizon's 4G LTE Network (waiting for S-OFF to become available)
wait for the price drop down....