HTC Evo 4G users have one more reason to cheer as in the due course of the article we will be checking out on how to apply this all new custom ROM firmware which is dubbed as Ice Cream Sense which ropes in the goodness of ICS Android 4.0 firmware. Please note that this firmware is not an official firmware released by HTC as it’s the custom ROM firmware. In the due course of this article we will be also checking out on what are the features of this custom ROM firmware along with the screen captures of this custom ROM firmware.
Advisory: This update should not be applied to the phones which are NETWORK LOCKED DEVICES, if you still continue to update your phone then we cannot guarantee on the consequences.
Disclaimer: Please be informed that this process involves the rooting of the device and once the device is rooted, the warranty gets void. The only way with which you can restore back the lost warranty is by re installing the stock firmware in your phone. We will try our level best to come up with an article with the factory firmware.
Features of Ice Cream Sense Custom ROM Firmware:
-Based on official 4.54 GB RUU
-Native screenshot (hold power button + home button for about 3 seconds)
-Advanced power menu
-Notification quick settings
-Fully customized and ICS themed Rosie
-ICS screen transitions
-Custom themed settings menu
-ICS themed status bar
-CRT screen animations
-Volume rocker screen wake
-ICS themed dialer (Thanks to Devildog)
-ICS UI sounds
-New Google Roboto font
-Removed all CarrierIQ Agent apps
-Galaxy Nexus boot animation
-ICS ported keyboard
-MASSIVELY themed with ICS and Slate pngs
So, before proceeding you need to ensure that you have backed up all the data present in the phone so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets corrupted or lost, the same can be restored easily with the below mentioned steps.
Note: Don’t use HTC Sync to back up your data as after the update, it may or may not recognize the phone after the update as it’s an alpha release.
- Backup the data present in your phone as there is a possibility that the data may get lost or corrupted. With the help of below mentioned steps you can easily backup / restore the data.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Notes – Manually save the notes in your mail as these will be lost in the process of firmware update
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Last but not the least, you need to ensure that minimum charge left in the device is 70% so as to ensure that the battery is calibrated properly and also to ensure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the process of firmware update.
Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we will be checking out on how to update HTC Evo 4G with Ice Cream Sense Android 4.0 firmware.