HTC Sensation & Sensation XE gets Official ICS Update with HTC Sense 3.6

With the introduction of Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it introduced the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system update which brings a host of new features and other capabilities. Everyone loved to have this update on their mobile phone and it has been now more than three months since users are awaiting the Android 4.0 update. You can’t blame Google team for such a long wait the Android 4.0 adoption and you can’t even blame the manufacturers, it’s the rigorous testing that manufacturers go around to provide bug free update.

HTC Sensation ICS update

The long waited Android 4.0 update for many devices is now started rolling out with Samsung Galaxy S II updates rolling out from tomorrow. But before that HTC have come out with quick update to their HTC Sensation and Sensation XE smartphone which was released today. The update to HTC Sensation based smartphone come along with the introduction of Sense 3.6 user interface. This update as of now it’s available for the users in Germany.

The Android 4.0 update file for Sensation and Sensation XE is of total size 283 Mb and we recommended users to go through this update via using your Wi Fi connection as if you choose to update with your data plans then it will cost you might higher and Wi Fi download rate is much better than the 3G speed.

Many users have received the notifications on their mobile phone about this update but if you have not received any such update then not to worry as you too can update your phone to Android 4.0 and enjoy the best features. If you are among those users who haven’t received any update message then they can go through Settings > About Phone and then click on Software update, finally click on Check Now button to check whether this update is available on your phone or not.

  • qadri

    when i press the check now option after going to settings, i waited till 30 mins but no update appeared. any help?

  • NotHappy

    this update royally messed up my phone. suggest you dont do the upgrade. my 4g phone now runs at 2g!!!!! major problems with my text messages, and contacts not syncing, syncing wont load properly, contacts in the message area are shown as phone numbers… the names of the contacts are not shown. my T9 texting dissappeared (i am pissed). now its keyboard typing only…. I AM A T9 TEXTER I WANT MY OLD PROGRAM BACK BEFORE THE STUPID UPDATE. oh and my incall volume is too quiet, and i cant make folders anymore on my phonescreen to group my most-used apps inside. and who knows whatelse…. THIS IS HELL… HOW DO I GET BACK

    general_platform_version2.3.4 ??? FOR MY HTC SENSATION

    • Pradeep Neela

      its a policy update which T Mobile has changed Of late

  • aliaadel

    I canceled the update by mistake and cant get it back, any help how?

    • Venky Phani89

      go to settings->About phone->System software updates->click check now at bottom and update.

  • aliaadel

    Okay so I got the update on my mobile, but I’m not willing to upgrade now, I had that notification for updating in the notifications bar. But now I canceled by mistake, and I don’t know how to get the update back, it’s not available anymore. Any help?

  • Tushar

    How can i revert back the update? because after update i cant use my Bluetooth and WiFi anymore. please help me.

  • Rob B

    G’day. Any news on when Android ICS & HTC Sense 3.6 for HTC Sensation is expected to be available for Australia..?

    • m3hul

      i got it in Fiji about 2 months back mate…probably run a manual software update

  • liquid

    I have updated my HTC XE to HTC Sence 3.6 and Android 4.0.3.
    And now wifi and bluetooth in my phone is not working. Could you please help me to fix this problem?

  • Mehul Lal

    Hi I have updated my HTC Sensation XE with Beats to Android 4.0.3 and HTC Sense 3.6.

    And now WIFI in my phone is not working. Please help.

  • michaelxq

    Anyone knows if HTC Sense 4.0 will ever be available for HTC Sensation XE?

  • Manoj Tehri

    When HTC sensation Updating Of ICS in INDIA……waiting…..

    • Pradeep Neela

      there is no ETA but expect it soon

  • Benny

    Hi there

    I have HTC Sensation and the ICS update is available. Can download via 3G but it fails to install. it says “an error occured while installing software updates. You may check for software updates…”

    Does any one know how to fix this?

    • Pradeep Neela

      wait till you receive the patch

  • dragos

    did somebody know when it will come in romania?

    • Pradeep Neela


  • Nayaz

    hello everyone, i’m from mauritius and i also got an update a few days ago.. but am not having any such problems like wifi or beats as you’re saying here :S i have 1 question maybe anyone can help me.. will sense 4.0 be available for sensation xe??

  • Katherine

    I have updated my HTC XE to HTC Sence 3.6 and Android 4.0.3.
    And now my beats headset is not functioning. Could you please help me to fix this problem?
    Thank you.

  • hemanta

    could anyone help me, there is no update option in my htc in the setting , can anyone tell me why it is so , and how can I update my htc when the update option is missing? thanks

    • Pradeep Neela

      it will be rolled out in phases, you should get the update soon

  • Raman

    when it will come in india…….

    • Neela Pradeep

      as of now there is no ETA on the same!

  • Andrey

    I have updated my HTC XE to HTC Sence 3.6 and Android 4.0.3.
    And now wifi in my phone is not working. Could you please help me to fix this problem?
    Thank you.

    • Gabriel

      I’m also have a same problem when i upgraded my HTC sensation XE with Android 4.0.3. My Wifi stop working, and i spend 2 days working on this issue without successful. I end by do a reset factory and without solving this problem :(

      Any Clue? any batch from android support?

      • Pradeep Neela

        not as of now! since its an official update, wait for the patch to arrive!

      • Eddie


        Have you fixed this. I upgraded and my wifi stopped working. Tried the factory reset and still back to square one. Can someone send the info to fix this.

        • Pradeep Neela

          you need to check with htc for the same!

    • Andrey

      i see, they don’t care about their customers.
      i am selling my phone, hope somebody will buy.
      bye-bye HTC((

  • Dusko

    ICS update for HTC Sensation is not yet in Germany…at least wasn’t 2 seconds ago…

    • Yogesh Patel

      Is your phone SIM free version?

  • wreckedchevy

    any way you can post this update for some reason the software update button is missing from my sensation 4g, thanks

    • Yogesh Patel

      This update as of now is for Germany. It has started rolling over in Europe. That’s the update that we have as of now.