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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:41 PM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:16 PM
Not sure if I can fully answer your question, but I'll try!
CyanogenMod is a custom ROM meaning someone (Cyanogen and his team) have taken the stock Android firmware (which is open-source) and modified it with loads of cool features.
Installing CyanogenMod as any custom ROM can be risky and will void your warranty under the cast majority of circumstances (so be careful!).
According to the device list (http://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices) I could find your Droid Incredible 2 and it does support CM7.1 for CM9 however you may need an unofficial nightly!
Hoped I helped,
Edited by Inferno986retur, 27 January 2012 - 09:19 PM.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:21 PM
And my phone's on the list it's the HTC incredible 2
Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:31 PM
Unofficial nightlies are experimental versions of CyanogenMod that are not approved by Cyanogen himself and aren't neccesarily stable meaning there may be a lot of bugs, crashes and kernel panics (I think Android can kernel panics). Though they can be useful though, but personally I stay clear of 'em.
I would recommend doing what I do, use CM7.1 and then wait patiently for the stable version of CM9! I can't wait for ICS to be released!
Edited by Inferno986retur, 27 January 2012 - 09:42 PM.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:15 AM
Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:38 PM
If it isn't then you will have to research how to root your device, which can vary hugely from device to device. There is an extremely useful application called Root Checker which can verify root access to your device.
If it is then you should first back up everything using the tools that the wiki recommends (SMS Backup, Call Log Backup, Titanium...) then install ROM Manager and then select "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery","Download ROM" and "CyanogenMod 7.1" (I would also recommend selecting the Google Apps/GApps option too).
Once that's all done backup the ROM, wipe the existing cache and data (If SuperUser prompts click allow and remember)
Then your phone will reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery (which btw is significantly better than the stock) and wipe data and cache, then install CyanogenMod. When it's finished installing it will reboot into CyanogenMod.
Note: If it enters a constant loop where the arrow around blue droid keeps going around and around then I recommend following these instructions: http://wiki.cyanogen...ootloop_problem
Edited by Inferno986retur, 02 February 2012 - 06:30 PM.