HTC Sensation smartphone can now be installed with the official version of ICS Android 4.0 version. Recently, Germany users have received the new firmware update of ICS Android 4.0 officially and since it’s a global release, anyone from any part of the World can apply this update. This ICS update comes at a time when most of the users left the hope of ICS release for their smartphones. The update which we will be checking out is an OTA release. Applying this update won’t void the warranty of the device. HTC Sensation users in the Celtic region and Sensation XE users in Germany received the OTA, there is no estimated time on by when the roll out will be pushed Worldwide.
This all new update is dubbed as 3.32.401.5 OTA which ropes in the goodness of ICS Android 4.0 release. As of now this firmware only supports the devices which are on the stock firmware. If you are on any of the custom ROM Firmwares, then you need to roll back your device firmware to the stock one. In the coming days we will be coming up with a separate article which will help you to update with the latest OTA in your HTC Sensation XE.
Data in your htc sensation should be backed up with the help of below steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored easily. Also, don’t make use of HTC Sync to back up 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”
Minimum battery life should be 60% plus so as to make sure that phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. If you are on the custom ROM firmware or say on the rooted firmware, then once you apply this update, the root access will be revoked.
Note: If you are on the custom ROM Firmware then you need to use the 1.50.401.1 RUU to get back to stock but you HAVE to leave the phone S-OFF. 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
Disclaimer: Though this is an official firmware, it’s a leaked firmware and it may vary from region to region. Also, we should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device due to not following the instructions mentioned.
So assuming that you have followed all the above instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this Official firmware of ICS in your HTC Sensation.