Official Ice Cream Sandwich Update for HTC Sensation [Guide]


HTC Sensation owners can flash Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 on their phones with the official OTA (Over the Air) ICS update by HTC, thanks to XDA modder MrT69 who has created a bootloader version of the OTA ROM that you can install much more easily than previously available recovery versions of the ROM. Here’s a list of what’s inside the ROM by default:

  • ROM 3.32.401.105 RELEASE
  • Busybox 1.19.4
  • Superuser 3.07
  • Touch Recovery
  • Root

Read on to find out how you can flash Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC Sensation.

This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with the HTC Sensation and HTC Sensation XE. It’s not compatible with any other device. Check your device model in Settings » About phone.

Warning! The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. If any damage occurs to you or your device, including a bricked, non-functional device, we won’t be held liable.

How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich Update on HTC Sensation

  1. Download the ROM file from the original development page.
  2. Copy the downloaded zip file to your SD card.
  3. Power off the phone.
  4. Now, keep the Volume Down + Power button pressed together till the phone boots into the bootloader, then let go of the buttons.
  5. Wait for a few seconds and your phone will automatically detect the “” file that you transferred to your SD card in step 2
  6. Now when asked, select “Yes” to begin installing the “” rom file
  7. Wait a while while the ROM is installed on your phone, and enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 on your HTC Sensation.

The official Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 ROM is now installed and running on your HTC Sensation. Share your thoughts on your experience, in the comments below.

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  1. xMilanist says:

    Thank you very much , you helped me so much , thanks alot

  2. Villa says:

    Is root necessary?

  3. Doctabeatz says:

    Does ICS run faster than HTC Sense 3.0?

  4. Stuffsux00 says:

    will we be able to download future OTA updates after flashing this ROM? or will that mess it up?

  5. Kaarel says:

    Didnt work for my T-mobile HTC sensation. The bootloader started and zip was loaded but i was returned to the main bootloader screen after load.

  6. Djorzor says:

    Nothing happened when I keep the Volume Down + Power button pressed together?

    • Djorzor says:

      Sensation XE Software number 1.73.401.4, Android version 2.3.4, Build number 1.73.401.4 CL161971, Kernel version

  7. veezavee says:

    The last leaked ICS rom (3.32.401.3, for Sensation had disabled the “Unknown Sources” for 3rd party applications. Does anyone know if that is also the case with this version?

  8. Jad says:

    if I installed the file can I update my sensation xe if there is an official update??e

    • Kapil says:

      Well, I think you will be able to update it officially whenever HTC launched it via OTA in your area. Even otherwise, you can upgrade with this method only, any official update in future.

  9. Usman Salim says:

    misleading – required s-off and root. Also super CID was required. I tried without superid and my phone was stuck in reboot loop.

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