Tutorial to Install Official ICS Update in HTC Sensation & Sensation XE

Sanjana March 12, 2012 0

Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the first smartphone to debut the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system that enumerates a variety of new features and capabilities. All Android fans were eager to receive this update in their respective smartphones and it’s been three months since the launch of Android 4.0. Well neither can anyone blame the Google Team for taking such a long time for the Android 4.0 adoption nor are the manufacturers to be blamed since they go through rigorous testing in order to ensure bug-free update.

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The long waited Android 4.0 update for various Android devices has started releasing with Samsung Galaxy S II updates rolling out from tomorrow. However HTC seems to take everyone by surprise as it has come up with a quick update for their HTC Sensation and Sensation XE smartphones today itself.  Cheers to all HTC users! The update to HTC Sensation based smartphones comes with the introduction of Sense 3.6 user interface. As for now this update is available only for Germany users but is expected to soon roll out for other parts of the world.

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 to HTC  Sensation and Sensation XE smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it 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 replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to  backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Steps to Install Official Android 4.0 Update in HTC Sensation & Sensation XE:

Basically there are two methods to update the official Android 4.0 in HTC smartphones. One is the Automated method and another is the Manual method. Before proceeding into the instructions, be sure to insert the phone’s storage card since the update will be downloaded to the storage that is the SD card.

Automatic Update Method:

Step-1: As this is a official update, you will receive notifications directly on your handset saying that the updates are available for your mobile phone along with other details of the update. If you have received any such notifications then you can choose to tap on Install Now or Install Later option.

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Step-2: Install Now option will update the software instantaneously and Install later option will remind you daily of the update. In case you’re on a call, the update notification icon will appear in the status bar. After the call is over you can slide open the Notifications panel, then tap on the update notification.

Step-3: Else you can wait for the update then download and install it on your phone after which your device will automatically restart.

Manual Update Method:

Step-1: In case you haven’t received any sort of update notification then from your phone’s home screen navigate through the path Menu > Settings > About Phone > System update then tap on “Check now” option to check whether the update is available or not.

The Android 4.0 update file for Sensation and Sensation XE smartphones has a total size of 283 Mb and we suggest users to go through this update using your Wi Fi connection because Wi Fi download rate is much better than the 3G speed and if you choose to update as per your data plans then it will cost you much higher.

Thus you can easily update your HTC Sensation XE & Sensation smartphones with Android 4.0 update by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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