HTC Evo 4G – How to Update Ice Cream Sense Custom ROM

Sanjana February 9, 2012 0

HTC Evo 4G users have yet another reason to delight as they can now apply an all new custom ROM that just rolled out freshly. This new update is known as Ice Cream Sense and it supports all the goodness of ICS Android 4.0 firmware. This is not the official firmware released by HTC and we will be taking a look at some of the features of this new custom ROM in a short while.

htc evo 4g

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to HTC Evo 4G 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.

Let’s take a look at some of the features that come with this custom ROM.

  • Based on official 4.54 GB RUU
  • Enhanced power menu
  • Notification quick settings
  • ICS themed dialer
  • Native screenshot
  • Custom themed settings menu
  • ICS screen transitions
  • Fully customized and ICS themed Rosie
  • CRT screen animations
  • New Google Roboto font
  • ICS themed status bar
  • Volume rocker screen wake
  • Removed all CarrierIQ Agent apps
  • ICS UI sounds
  • Extensively themed with ICS and Slate pngs
  • ICS ported keyboard
  • Galaxy Nexus boot animation

ice ceam sense custom rom screen shots


You must 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. Do not use HTC Sync to back up data after the update because it may or may not recognize the phone after the update since it is a alpha release. 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 Custom ROM 4.0 Package

Steps to Update Ice Cream Sense Custom ROM in HTC Evo 4G:

Step-1: Download ICS Custom ROM 4.0 Package from the Must Have section to your computer and connect your smartphone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time. Copy the downloaded zip file to your phone’s SD Card and make sure not to place the file deep into any sub-folders.

Step-2: After copying is over, disconnect the USB Cable and enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Make sure to tick the option of USB Debugging.

enable usb debugging

Now enter the device into Boot loader mode by pressing the Volume up key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously . If the device boots into Normal mode then re-try to enter into Boot loader Mode by the same process till you are finally there.

recovery mode

Step-3: In Boot loader mode choose the option of  “Recovery” to enter the device into Recovery mode. In Recovery mode select “install zip from SD Card” > “choose zip from SD Card” then choose the Ice Cream Sense Custom ROM Zip file placed in your phone. As soon as you select the file it will take around 5 minutes to apply the update.

Step-4: After the firmware is successfully updated, the device will rebooted or will land up in Recovery screen again. In Recovery mode screen select the option of “++++ Go Back ++++” > “Reboot system now” to reboot the phone. You can restore back all the data that you had previously taken a backup of and also reconfigure the apn settings to access internet and other crucial data.

To confirm whether the firmware has been successfully updated or not, navigate to the path Settings >About Phone > Firmware Version where you will discover the firmware version as ICS Android 4.0. Thus you can easily update your HTC Evo 4G smartphone with the latest ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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