There’s only one thing people are waiting for these days, and that’s the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on their devices, either officially or unofficially. It’s a fact of life in the world of Android that official updates often take a lot of time to arrive and sometimes never do arrive, so for the latest and greatest as soon as possible, a trek into the custom development world is often a necessary step.
While HTC is yet to announce whether their first ever dual-core device, the HTC Sensation is going to get Jelly Bean – the most important Android update that brings along an interface smoother than any previous Android version, developers are already working on custom ROMs to bring Jelly Bean to the device. For Sensation owners, there’s already an Android 4.1 ROM out, thanks to XDA Forum Member bruce2728 who has released an unofficial CyanogenMod 10 aka CM10 ROM based on Jelly Bean for the device. While that certainly is good news, the bad news is that the ROM is in its early stages and quite a lot of important things, such as the camera, audio, Wi-Fi don’t work yet. Of course, things should get better as development goes on, but right now daily use is not something CM10 for the HTC Sensation is suitable for.
Brave souls looking to get a taste of Jelly Bean on their HTC Sensation can head to the official development page on XDA and try CM10 out. Keep in mind that most of the customization features found in CyanogenMod have not been incorporated into CM10 yet, so CM10 right now is more a preview of Jelly Bean rather than what the final CM10 ROM will be like. So go ahead, try it out and let us know how the ROM works for you.