November 24, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
With most HTC devices, permanent root isn’t overly difficult. Most HTC owners can visit the HTCDev website, unlock their bootloader, then get a custom recovery before finally flashing a root zip. What makes it easy is the HTCDev unlock process. Even though it isn’t perfect, it does give devs and users enough to play with things like custom ROMs. So what happens when HTCDev doesn’t support your device? Just ask HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE owners.
After a couple of weeks of being able to unlock via HTCDev, the site shut down the ability to unlock Incredible 4G LTE bootloaders. It’s not really a secret that Verizon does this to practically all of their devices. So a new method for bootloader unlocking began and was recently completely. XDA Forum Member jose51197 posted a new method to unlock bootloaders. Of course, there are others who helped, including:
Bin4ry for temproot method
Grankin01 for the cid base
mdmower for correcting script
Superdave for discovering temp root(forgot to mention before sorry)
There are two ways to do it. The first method is an auto script that will do pretty much everything for you. Of course, the second way is the good old fashioned hard way, where users perform all the actions themselves. If you’re feeling lazy, then option one is probably your best bet. If you’re down for getting your hands dirty, option two may be more your speed.
To learn all the details, check out the original thread
July 14, 2012 By: The-Captain
The delayed release of the Droid Incredible 4G LTE caused a notable slowdown in development for the successor to the venerable Droid Incredible. No worries though, as it now has a toolkit with everything you will need to get started tinkering. Toolkits are often extremely useful to new Android users, as they can perform a variety of actions including acquiring root access, installing a custom recovery, and even unlocking the bootloader.
The toolkit for the Incredible 4G comes from XDA Recognized Developer hasoon2000, a developer well known for his previous toolkit efforts such as his toolkit for One X, One S, myTouch 4G Slide, Amaze 4G, Rezound, and Vivid. His new toolkit is no different, and includes a variety of tools for your device. Current features include:
For those wondering, the included recovery is the much lauded TWRP 2.1. However, it also includes the option to provide your own. Kernels are entirely user-provided. The toolkit also allows users to boot into recovery or bootloader with the push of a button.
You can find download and full instructions in the original thread.