New Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for HTC Sensation — Extreme Sensation!

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Here we go again!!! Another brand new, Ice Cream Sandwich based ROM for the HTC Sensation, it is. And this one includes the slick and extremely intuitive Sense UI, in its latest iteration, Sense 3.6. It’s called Extreme Sensation, and is based on the latest leaked RUU 3.24.401.1. Everything works, and the ROM is stable for daily usage.

Before we move on to see how we can install this ROM, let’s have a quick glance at the features, quoted from the developer’s thread:

Features

  1. Fully re-edited from the HTC Leaked RUU 3.24.401.1
  2. Even though this rom is based on a leak, I can proudly say this is very stable for everyday use, everything works perfectly, only some apps which are known for Ice Cream Sandwich incompatibility.
  3. Full Sense Intergration! plus more additoional EXTRAS!!! like those android goodies that you wont usually find in other sense roms. This include overscroll glow effect, semi-transparent 5 row app drawer (thanks to richmondo ), battery % mod built in thx to malybru! some more epic add ons in the ADD ONS section.
  4. Android Ice Cream Sandwich Framework integration with Sense 3.6 UI  
  5. Great Support
  6. So fast! and smooth!
  7. Amazing battery life  
  8. Amazing optimized HTC SENSE look  for those who loves the beautiful SENSE UI look 
  9. NO FLICKERING ISSUE on the browser WITH this rom!
  10. Drop Box Built in !!!! !!!!!!
  11. Supports HEAPS of languages

 

That’s a pretty awesome looking list there. Let’s move on to see how we can get this sensational ROM on your device.

Warning!
The steps and methods included in this guide are considered risky. Please do not attempt to try this unless you know exactly what you are doing, as it may render your device unusable, and your pocket lighter by the amount it takes to replace it. You have been forewarned!!!

Compatibility:
This ROM is compatible only and only with the HTC Sensation. Please do not attempt to flash it on any other device as it might damage your device irrepairably. We are not responsible for any damage that may be caused to your device.

ROM Info:

Developer: thelegendarylegends

Pre-Installation Requirements

  • Rooted/S-off Sensation with Clockworkmod Recovery installed
  • Back up all your personal data. You can use this excellent Android Backup Guide as reference.
  • Fully Charged battery

How To Install Extreme Sensation ROM on HTC Sensation

  1. You must have firmware 3.32 installed on your phone. And you need clockworkmod recovery too. So, first make sure you have CWM Recovery and have installed HTC 3.32 firmware on your Sensation (or Sensation XE or Sensation 4G). You can get firmware from here (first post for Sensation and second post for Sensation XE, any one of them for Sensation 4G). The
  2. Download the rom of your choice from the original development page here.
  3.  Transfer the rom files to external microSD card on the HTC Sensation and remember the their location.
  4. Boot into recovery mode.
  5. Perform a Backup of your existing ROM, so that you can always restore it from recovery if something does not work out with this ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore –> On the next screen, Select Backup again.
  6. Perform a full Wipe.
    • Wipe data / factory reset –> Confirm Wipe data/Factory reset on the next screen
    • Wipe Cache Partition –> Confirm Wipe cache partition on the next screen
    • From the main menu, select Advanced, and then Wipe Dalvik Cache–>Confirm Wipe Dalvik on the next screen
  7. Now scroll to “Install zip from sdcard” and select it.
  8. Select  “Choose zip from sdcard”. Scroll to the file you transferred in Step 2 and select it. Now confirm installation by selecting “Yes — _________. The ROM will start installing.
  9. After the installation is complete, select “go back” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.
  10. That’s it!! Enjoy Extreme Sensation on  your phone.
  11. Congratulations!! You now have Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC Sensation!! Enjoy

You can visit the original development thread to track updates, submit bugs, and to download add-ons and tweaks for this ROM. If you would like to share your experience on this ROM, or if you need any help while flashing this, do let us know about in comments below.

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  • FrancoMurru

    Is it safe for HTC Sensation Xe? please I need an answer as soon as possible…thanks

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Post updated with new links and instructions.. should be helpful.

      • FrancoMurru

        Is it safe?? for Htc Sensation Xe…Yes or no…..this is what I would like to ear….you mention Htc Sensation only ….what about the Sensation Xe…..thanks

        • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

          Yes.

          But install the right firmware (3.32) first, one meant for Sensation XE, from post no. 2 at the page linked in step 1.

          • FrancoMurru

            Thank you…I don’t know if I’m going to install it…the reason is that I received the Ice Cream Sandwich from the Carrier ..and .is perfect..I would say fantastic! If I do the root .what I’m going to gain anyway? Ok the Overclock, the Rom Manager, the Titanium Backup and bla bla but….what’s the risk?I know that with custom rom’s you going to get something that won’t work.it could be a ..bluetooth,or Wifi, camera, multitasking,or the video I had root in the past on Htc Hero but that was long time ago ( average experience anyway)
            …. I have also an iPhone 4with Jailbreak, this is a completely another world I know the satisfaction I have with the device is amazing…it just works…a great fight anyway I love both. Ciao…I’ll let you know!

  • W1564zk

    Hi, tried this process, but after adding the “3.24 revolutionary firmware” my phone won’t boot, it just keeps cycling through the intro HTC screen. If I launch into bootloader, I can’t do anything but “start update yes/no” after the update I can only reboot. Any ideas? I have made a backup but I can’t get past the boot screen. Any way to disable the update so I can choos recovery?

  • http://www.fever18.com/ Rahul Gupta

    My battery life is decreased after installing this ROM. Please tell me some tips what to do…

    • HTCdude

      Try turning off auto updates and googles location background running services. it saved my battery and actually lasts longer now than my old rom. im happy.

      • Oisindubh

        Done all that and battery decreasing in life almost as I watch
        Any other hints- it says 77% battery use is screen – I have put it as dark as poss to still allow me to read it