Desire S

HTC Desire S – Steps to Install Beta ICS Android 4.0 Firmware

HTC Desire S LogoGot an HTC Desire S and want to get the taste of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 for your phone then in the due course of this article we will see on how you can get the same. Please note that this is not the official version of firmware, as of now there is no estimated time on by when the official ICS Android 4.0 update will arrive but yes as soon as it arrives we will let you know from our channels. But in the mean while till the official update arrives, you can anyways make use of the beta version of ICS just to get the feel of or to look on how exactly ICS Android 4.0 looks like in your phone. This update should be strictly applied to the unlocked HTC Desire S Phones only.

There are few things which work in this version while there are some things which doesn’t which we have summed up below.


  • Video Playback
  • HW Acceleration (Hack(
  • Keyboard (SW and HW)
  • Touchscreen
  • Capacitive Buttons
  • Overclock
  • 3G/4G
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • SD Card
  • Market (see second post)
  • Headphones
  • Mic
  • Text Messages
  • PhoneCalls
  • Microphone
  • More

Not Working:

  • USB Mount (Just mount in recovery)
  • Full/Real HW Acceleration
  • Camera
  • GTalk
  • More

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your HTC Desire S.

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Pre Requisite Instructions

So, before proceeding you need to follow the list of quick Pre Requisites which are mentioned in the above link followed by which you can proceed to the procedure to apply the ICS for your HTC Desire S mentioned in the next page.

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  1. Pradeep Neela

    August 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    thanks for your feedback and appreciation

  2. Lila Ratelle

    April 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    This is the perfect media phone – despite it’s convenient dimensions.

  3. Abercrombie

    December 23, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    wow..!! now my desire s is getting updated..! its 227.22 mb. updating is under progress.. after that ma desire s ll become sensation mini!!:):)

  4. Paul

    December 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I get the following error when trying to install

    assert failed: getprop(\ro.product.device\) ==\vision\ ll getprop(\\) ==\vision\
    E:Error in /sdcard/Desire S ICS PORT Z
    (status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    Could let me know the solution for this.



    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 17, 2011 at 12:21 am

      please root he phone!

      • Paul

        December 17, 2011 at 1:04 am

        The Phone is rooted and S Off

  5. ankur

    December 14, 2011 at 10:44 am

    when will we get ICS on hTC Incredible S..??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 14, 2011 at 10:44 am

      we are working on the same! it should be out v v v soon! 🙂

  6. dylan

    December 13, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    is full version coming

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