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I want to root/unlock my Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE for the purpose of installing Cyanogenmod or another custom ROM. I don't like the extra apps that are bundled with the phone, and I'm disappointed with the overall speed and responsiveness of the device.

I was attempting to follow the guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2214653 but did not meet the prerequisite of being on the correct software version 2.17.605.2 (my phone is on 2.19.605.2). I have attempted to flash RUU 2.17.605.2 using the bootloader, but the update is failing with the error "Main version is older" (full text below).

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*** LOCKED ***
FIREBALL PVT SHIP S-ON RL
HBOOT-1.15.0000
RADIO-1.53.06.1009
OpenDSP-v29.1.0.45.0622
eMMC-boot
Aug 1 2012, 12:05:25

HBOOT

Main version is older!
Update Fail!
Press <POWER> to reboot.
I've taken a look at some other threads here and from what I can tell, it may not currently be possible to root this phone if you have the latest OTA update (2.19.605.2). I'm hoping that somebody can disabuse me of this notion, however; Can anyone confirm either way?

Perhaps a more pertinent question: Are there any custom ROMs that do not require root to install on an Inc4g? I've done a bit of searching but it seems not a lot of ROMs support this phone to begin with. Is there any way I can accomplish the two goals I mentioned above without rooting?
 
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so far - none of the old methods of root work on the new ota...
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Thanks for the confirmation.

Anyone know of a way to successfully roll back the OTA update? I was unable to find anything with some searching.

Or how about making my phone faster/removing crapware without root?
 
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Nor anything for rolling back ...
 
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Nor anything for rolling back ...
Can the boot loader be unlocked?
 
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Can the boot loader be unlocked?
now you CAN obtain full [S-OFF] and get all the roms and recoveries you want *hehehe*

check here:
join in for the unbelievable ... post2014-OTA [S-OFF] has been achieved
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2664460
HTC Dinc4G LTE 1 (S-OFF) ... @ ChaOri-K99 4.00 w/ Fireball3410-K99 kernel JB43/Sense5.5 !! & JTAG'ed
HTC Dinc4G LTE 2 (S-OFF'ed _after_ the 2014-OTA!!!) ... @ Viper w/ InfernalK99-147u12 TWRP2.6.3.0n & PSM ...
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now you CAN obtain full [S-OFF] and get all the roms and recoveries you want *hehehe*

check here:
join in for the unbelievable ... post2014-OTA [S-OFF] has been achieved
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2664460
Wow, incredible what a dedicated team can do. Thanks for posting this, gonna try it this weekend.
 
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The new s-off method above worked for me

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