Uh-Oh!!! There’s a sensational leak!! And this time, its the official Ice Cream Sandwich firmware RUU (ROM Update Utility) for the HTC Sensation!!!! This awesome device, and I wish I had not sold mine off, is all geared up for some sensational times ahead in the coming months.
Android Modaco founder paulobrien has posted a leaked build of the official ICS firmware for the Sensation in his thread at Modaco Forums. Now before you get flash-happy and start getting your phone and PC ready for some flashing, let me also inform you that Paul’s objective of posting this leaked firmware, was/is to allow developers to play with the package and figure out what more they can do with it, in terms of custom ROMs, tweaks, mods, enhancements to stock features, and the likes.
After all, you never know if it is an actual leak, or an intended one. I mean, if I were HTC, I would deliberately leak a dodgy firmware, which could actually break a device if flashed, just to see who’s playing with it and pirating it :) That’s just me ─ I’m not saying HTC is doing this. So if I were you, I would wait till the developers have had an opportunity to pick at this firmware, and give us some more information and details about it, especially whether it is safe to flash on our Sensations.
About the firmware itself, it appears to be Android 4.0.1 with Sense 3.5. As you can see from the screenshot above, there are some visual changes in the look of the homescreen too. Having said that, lets wait a bit, and I’m sure the developer community will come out with something based on this firmware soon enough.
You can download the RUU from the official thread over at Modaco. You can also follow the same thread to check for updates from the developer community. If you hear anything more about this, give us a shout in comments below.