HTC My Touch 4G Slide – How to Update Android 4.0 Firmware

Sanjana January 16, 2012 0

Now-a-days almost every single Android device is awaiting the taste of ICS otherwise known as Android 4.0 version. Some others have already obtained the flavor of optimized ICS Android 4.0 version and now HTC MyTouch is also added to the ICS list. Yes you can now update your HTC MyTouch 4G Slide with the recent ICS Android 4.0 firmware. However it is to be noted that this is not the official firmware version but is a half baked firmware that is still in the making and is an AOSP build and therefore there are some things that are not operational. We will take a look at the operational features in a while. The finest part is that it comes with all the features of Cyanogen Mod even though it is not developed by them.

htc my touch 4g slide

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 MyTouch 4G Slide 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.

Lets take a glance at some of the features that work and come with this firmware.

Operational Features:

  • Keyboard
  • SMS
  • Bluetooth Stereo
  • Voice Calls
  • Mobile Data
  • Wi Fi
  • Audio
  • SD Card
  • Android Market

Pre-Requisites:

You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. You require a rooted and S-Off HTC MyTouch 4G Slide to proceed into the updation procedure. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download ICS Android 4.0 Package

Steps to Update Android 4.0 Firmware in HTC My Touch 4G Slide:

Step-1: Download ICS Android 4.0 Package from the Must Have section to your computer. Connect the smartphone via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time and copy the downloaded zip file to your phone’s SD Card without renaming or modifying it. Do not place the files deep in any sub-folders else it won’t get detected.

Step-2: Remove the connected USB Cable after copying the file and enable the USB Debugging Mode from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.

enable usb debugging


Power off your phone to enter into Boot loader mode by pressing Volume up key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. If the device enters into Normal mode then try to enter into Boot loader mode multiple times till you are finally there.

Step-3: After you enter into Boot loader mode, choose the option of “Recovery” to enter into Recovery mode. In Recovery mode choose ”Install zip from SD Card” > “Choose zip from SD Card” then select the  ICS Android 4.0 zip file placed in your phone to begin the updation process and select the add on zip files if any.

recovery mode

Step-4: After the updation process is complete, you will again land up in Recovery mode. Now choose “++++Go Back++++” then “Reboot system now” option to reboot the phone.

reboot system now

If the device enters into boot loop mode then you have to re-apply the entire process again from the beginning. It might take more than the normal time to restart the device and display the home screen as it is the first reboot after firmware update. Do not forget to reconfigure the APN and Internet Settings to access data and internet.

Thus you can easily update the latest version of ICS Android 4.0 in your HTC MyTouch 4G Slide smartphone.

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