The latest build of the official Gingerbread build for the Droid Incredible, with Sense on board, leaked this morning. Now thanks to hardworking developers, a zip is rooted and ready for flashing for the root inclined among you. The build is Sense 1.0, but offers a nice bump for your Android version to 2.3.3.
The zip file, available here, was put together by XDA user, TMartin03. Note that it lloks like you’ll have to download the newest radio file to flash with it separately from here. Like the Gingerbread builds for the Droid X which have been leaking over the past month or so, this is a leak of Verizon’s official 2.3 update which will be pushed over the air to Droid Incredible users sometime in the (hopefully near) future. As it is an official build, this version has HTC’s Sense skin on top of it, but unfortunately it is the same old Sense 1.0 that you’d find on the stock 2.2 ROM, rather than 2.0 found on phones such as the Thunderbolt.
The inclusion of Sense 1.0 is a bit of a disappointment as Gingerbread’s main offering was UI improvements, which are mostly replaced by the Sense UI to begin with. This means the upgrade here isn’t as big a deal as it would be as say going from Cyanogenmod 6 to Cyanogenmod 7. One of the big improvements functionally for Gingerbread was copy/paste and text selection, and while improvements like the Gingerbread keyboard have been forsaken for the Sense version, several early adopters have confirmed that the new text selection format is there, and works just as well as expected.
It may not be the world’s most exciting update, but be sure there are plenty of behind-the-scenes upgrades that Google’s engineers put into this upgrade. If nothing else its always great to see a carrier and manufacturer looking out for older phones. So if you’re the ROMing type, especially the kind that love Sense ROMs, give it a go and let us know how it runs!