How to Update HTC Sensation with Android 4.0.3 Firmware

Sanjana January 30, 2012 0

You can now install an all new ICS Android 4.0 firmware update in your sensational HTC Sensation. Great news isn’t it? It is to be noted that this is not an official firmware release by HTC but is the beta version of firmware and is still under development so presence of some minor bugs is obvious. This new custom ROM supports the latest Android 4.0.3 firmware and will become stable as updates or patches keep pouring in. You require to root your HTC Sensation in or order to apply this update which in turn will void the smartphone’s warranty.

htc sensation 4g

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 only applicable to HTC Sensation smartphones that are network unlocked so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.

Lets take a look at some of the features that come with this new custom ROM firmware:

  • Wallpapers, Live Wallpapers and Sounds
  • 2G/3G Radio
  • Facebook contact sync
  • Touchscreen and keys
  • SD card
  • Tethering
  • Root
  • Microphones
  • All Sensors
  • Gallery
  • Wi-Fi
  • Boots without any problems
  • Android Market
  • Advance power menu
  • 3D Accelerator and 3D games
  • EGL
  • Headphones
  • GPS
  • Video Playback
  • Screenshots


You ought to backup all 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

Must Have:

Download Android 4.0.3 Custom ROM

Steps to Update HTC Sensation with ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware:

Step-1: Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > USB Debugging”.

enable usb debugging

Make sure that your HTC Sensation is rooted before proceeding into the instructions. Download Android 4.0.3 Custom ROM from the Must Have section to your computer and connect the smartphone via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time then copy the downloaded zip file to your phone’s SD Card.

Step-2: After you have copied both the files to the computer, disconnect the USB Cable from the computer. Power off your phone to enter into Recovery mode by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button and holding both press Power Button simultaneously. When the phone powers on, choose “Boot loader” by pressing Power button.

recovery mode

Step-3: In Recovery mode, choose “Backup and Restore” to create a back up of the existing working ROM then select “Wipe data/factory reset” > “Wipe Cache partition” to clear all cache present in your device. Next choose  ”Install zip from SD Card” > “Choose zip from SD Card” to select the ICS Android 4.0.3 Package.

You can now restore the back up of all the data created and aslo re-configure the APN, Internet and other Settings. You  have to contact your Service provider to get more info regarding the APN Settings or otherwise you can note it down before proceeding with the updation instructions. Thus you can easily update your HTC Sensation smartphone with ICS Android 4.0.3 Package by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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