[Reference] Droid Incredible 2 GSM Roms, Patches, and Unlocking help.
Ok now I know there are a few posts about this issue.
I have recently switched to Verizon so my GSM support will be very limited but will provide help still if I can
Edit: I no longer have an Incredible 2 so my support will be limited to past experience, but as always I will still continue to help as much as possible.
What I'm trying to do is make a list of tested roms with full GSM support.
I know a lot of people unlock this phone hoping to flash a new rom, but unfortunately not many roms have full GSM support as of yet
If you are a T-Mobile or AT&T customer (possibly other carriers as well). The best you will get is Edge network. 30 KB/s at best data speed. This is known and there's nothing we can do about it.
As of today (8/1/2012) these are the roms I know have, and have tested for GSM functionality. I will add to this list as I test new roms.
If you know of one I don't and can confirm its GSM ready let me know an I'll add it to the list.
A few have been wanting to know how to unlock your Incredible 2 for non-Verizon sim cards. So by request I have this to add.
In order to fully unlock your phone simply do this.
1.(Optional) Root and S-off the phone via Revolutionary.
2. Go to HTCimeiunlock.com and enter your IMEI number, carrier (Verizon) and check out. Your unlock code should be emailed to you within the hour, it took less than 15 minutes for me.
3. After receiving your Unlock code, go into your phones settings. Open up Security, there should be an option to enable/disable sim lock.
Choose disable Sim Lock, enter the unlock code here, then after you finish the phone will reboot automatically, and after it boots back up, you are unlocked permanently. Feel free to insert whatever sim card you want now.
4. After unlocking you may flash whatever from you want without EVER having to unlock again. This is a ONE time thing. No matter what you do at this point your phone will ALWAYS be unlocked, switch roms as much as you like, it will not affect your unlock status.
= Confirmed Stock Roms =
RMK vivow gingersense 4.08.605.3 r1
Stock 2.3.4 version 6.xx
= Confirmed Customized Roms =
DKStunna108 CM 9.1.0 Global
DKStunna108 CM 10
SkyRaider Zeus 1.3
Carbonite Fusion Deux Rev-B
Cyanogen 126.96.36.199 & nightlys
Lefty's CM 7.2 KANG builds
TSM vivow PoolParty 1.6.1
TSM GingerBang Vanilla 3.0
Sabatoge Sense (all versions)
Virtous Unity 2.39 with GSM patch
NTSH ICS Beta 1 with GSM patch
ICS Merry Christmas build
TP ICS Beta Build 1 with GSM patch
TP ICS Beta Builds 2, 3 and 6
Aeroevan CM9 Kang (up till 3-13-12 build) w/GSM patch
Protekk ICS AOKP VivoW
Aeroevan CM7, CM9 and CM10 UNOFFICIAL builds
Liquid Smooth 3.2
CM 7.2 Official
CM 7.2 RC UNOFFICIAL
* MIUI 1.12.9 +
UKB (see post 4 in thread)
Nitsuj17's MIUI 4 (AOSP trick)
Incredible Sensation revived test 1
=Confirmed Sense 3.5 roms=
Incredible 2 HD rls 1.1 w/GSM patch & post apn patch.
Mikrunny 1.03 World Edition Test 1 (it is buggy but DOES have GSM support built in).
================================================== =================[*] An easy GSM temp fix for anyone who needs it: Namely MIUI users
Step 1: Dial *#*#4636#*#* to get into test mode
Step 2: Phone Information > Set preferred network type: GSM only. Then your phone will start crashing, until you do the step 3 fix.
> adb shell (you can use a terminal emulator as well and it works fine)
# sqlite3 /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db 'update secure set value="1" where name="preferred_network_mode"'
Now GSM works.
**Note** you can also do this in a Terminal Emulator as well and it works the same. And you may have to go to Network operators afterwards then choose Select Automatically
To get accurate signal bar follow these steps.
Using build.prop Editor, edit the build prop "ro.telephony.ril.v3". In the Property Key add: ",signalstrength" onto datacall to look like this: datacall,signalstrength
Press save and reboot. I cleared dalvik and cache also... Don't know if this is needed or not for those that are using the sqlite3 fix.
This worked for me, even for Nitsuj17's MIUI v4 Rom.
Unfortunately didn't worked with Sense Based Roms except UKB by switching the 1 for a 3
Note 2: If you don't use Verizon's network you will have to configure your APN settings manually, or download APN Manager and install that way.
T-Mobile US Apn settings.
Name: T-Mobile US
APN Type: default,supl,mms
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Anybody who wishes to help me with this thread is more than welcome to.
Thanks in advance to all who chip in on this project, and to all the devs that make the roms. You guys ROCK!
Thanks very much for all your guys help with this so far. With any luck non-verizon customers will have the ability to use these fine roms without worry soon.
If I helped you in any way, please remember to hit the thanks button