After we saw in the last article on how you can upgrade your current firmware to the latest ICS Android 4.0 officially with the help of manual method and in this article we will be checking out on how you can upgrade your HTC Sensation XE device with the latest ICS Android 4.0 firmware dubbed as 3.32.401.105 version. As of now this update is not yet pushed to all the Sensation XE devices across the globe, but as in when its pushed we will update you with the same. This version of 3.32.401.105 OTA ICS update has been reportedly pushed to the Sensation XE devices in Germany received the OTA and the same we will be checking out on how to apply. If you are on the Stock Rooted firmware, then after applying this firmware, the root access will be revoked. We will try our level best to come up with an article which will help you to root the device. Earlier we reported that Sensation XE has received an ICS upgrade with Sense 3.6
Disclaimer: As of now this update is not yet pushed to all the devices across the globe and is only released in Germany. The final release of ICS may vary from region to region. Also, we should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device due to not following of instructions.
Since this is a global release, anyone can apply this update but the only condition is that you need to follow all the instructions mentioned carefully so as to facilitate smoother firmware update. So, before you apply this update, you need to ensure that the S-Off is already gained and the boot loader is unlocked. Also, you need to be on the Stock firmware of 1.73.401.4 version. If you are on custom ROM firmware, then too you need to roll back your version to 1.73.401.4 version as this new OTA of 3.32.401.105 only can be installed on stock release. If you are any other version of Stock firmware apart from 1.73.401.4 version, then it won’t work.
In the process of upgrading the firmware, all the data in your HTC Sensation XE will be lost, so its highly recommended to back up all the data manually with the help of below steps. Don’t use HTC Sync to back up the data since this firmware is not yet officially pushed to all the countries.
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”
Battery left in your HTC Sensation XE should be a minimum of 60% so as to make sure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Also, CID can be whatever you had if you are running x.xx.401.x when you got it new but if you’ve flashed the RUU coming from another build then set yours to HTC__001 before starting.
So assuming that all the above mentioned conditions are satisfied, you can now head to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this ICS firmware in your Sensation XE.