HTC Velocity 4G on Telstra New Zealand Receives ICS Update

Sanjana March 17, 2012 0

Last month was indeed a hectic one for some of the world’s leading manufacturers, owing to MWC event. Now manufacturers are rolling out updates for their high end smartphones. Some of the early receivers are the Galaxy series from the house of Samsun

g that include Galaxy S 2, Galaxy Nexus S, Acer Iconia 510 tablet and today its HTC Velocity 4G for Telstra users in New Zealand.

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All thanks to Telstra, HTC Velocity 4G users can now enjoy the goodness of Android 4.0 update in New Zealand and Velocity 4G bags the recognition for the first smartphone from the house of HTC to receive the ICS update. As per previous reports, claiming ICS to roll out on the second week of March, this update for Velocity 4G has been on schedule. HTC Velocity 4G is a high end smartphone that corresponds to 4G LTE speed in a number of countries and is also known by its other name that is HTC Radar.

Android 4.0 update is expected to bring a number of new features and might increase the speed and performance as well. The update will also upgrade HTC Sense’s 4.0 version user interface to 3.6. The 3.6 version of Sense UI is made for devices that can’t deliver Sense 4.0. Let’s proceed to check out the instructions to upgrade Velocity 4G with Android 4.0 version.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable for HTC Velocity 4G smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a

backup will help you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to easily backup and restore all your data.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Steps to Install Android 4.0 Update on HTC Velocity 4G OTA:

Step-1: In case you have received any OTA notifications from Telstra about this software update then pull down your notifications bar and tap on Download button to proceed with the installation.

Step-2: Users who haven’t received any notifications can manually check by navigating through the path Menu > Settings > About Phone > System update and tap on Check for an update. In case you find any update available, then proceed with the installation else you can check back later.

After the firmware is successfully updated, you can easily detect that Android 4.0 is installed in your phone as it brings an entirely new makeover to your smartphone. You can check the Android version by navigating through Menu > Settings > About Phone where it will display Android 4.0 version.

So if you are among the HTC Velocity 4G smartphone owners with Telstra as your network in New Zealand, then you don’t have to wait any longer for the ICS Android 4.0 update to roll out for your smartphone.

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