HTC Sensation – Steps to Install ICS Android 4.0.3 Beta 3 Firmware

HTC SENSATION LogoSensation is here as in the due course of this article we will check out on how you can easily update your device with the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 firmware.  Please be informed that this is not an official firmware update released by HTC and also we don’t have any ETA on by when this firmware will be rolled out officially. We are really thankful to Virtuous Quattro who has made this custom ROM firmware for the HTC Sensation. This custom ROM firmware ROM ropes in the latest Android 4.0.3 firmware.

Since this custom ROM firmware is still under development and is the beta version of the firmware, there will be some minor bugs. But as in when the updates or patches comes, this firmware will become stable. In the process of this firmware, you will need to root your phone and the warranty will get void and also the camera and Bluetooth are still not working in this build. Its very important to backup the current firmware which is there so as to ensure that just in case if there is any issues in this ICS build, you can easily revert back to the last known best firmware.

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 Motorola Droid Razr which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

In the process of applying this update, you will have to ensure that you have backed up all the data present in your device so as to ensure that all the data can be restored safely. With the help of below mentioned steps, you can easily backup or restore the data.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
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

  • Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer
  • Ensure that the device is left with the charge of 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.


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

So, let’s get started with the detailed quick tutorial on how to apply this firmware in your device.

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  1. byron

    May 4, 2012 at 7:54 am

    can anyone help with this issue please respond!!!!

  2. byron

    May 4, 2012 at 7:53 am

    same thing is happenning to me!

  3. geoffrey

    March 5, 2012 at 5:59 am

    i made a mistake “Wiped data/factory reset” & “Wipeed Cache partition before the backup what should i do.Please help me because my phone is just going in loops now. It shows me the Htc logo then shows me the virtuos quatrro logo over and over again it doesnt load.

    • Mikey

      April 25, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Me too!

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