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Old May 14th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Its official...ICS on "May" 16th.

T-Mobile gives HTC Sensation 4G users an Ice Cream Sandwich treat on May 16, Amaze 4G within weeks -- Engadget

Support: Software update: HTC Sensation 4G

Software update: HTC Sensation 4G

VERSION 20
Created on: Aug 18, 2011 2:06 PM by tmo_mikem - Last Modified: May 14, 2012 6:24 AM by tmo_mikem
Understanding the Update

Beginning May 16, an optional update will be available for the Sensation 4G to update to the latest operating system, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). You can choose to download the update to Android 4.0.3 by following the software update steps.

Note: HTC Sensation 4G will be required to add Wi-Fi mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update. You can add the feature online at my.t-mobile.com or by calling customer care.

Current Software VersionUpdate Status
3.32.531.14710RD
This software version is current. Your device software is up to date.
1.50.531.1
1.45.531.1
1.29.531.2
Beginning May 16, follow the steps below to Download update from HTC.
Other versionsT-Mobile and HTC will not send you a software update.

Devices with non-T-mobile software versions are out of warranty and do not receive updates.


Software versions

See also: Check your software version.

  • Android version 4.0.3 / Software version 3.32.531.14710RD - Current versionVersion
    • Android 4.0.3 / Software version 3.32.531.14710RD
    • Approved 5/16/2012

    New Features
    • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    • Sense 3.6
    • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.
    • Re-sizeable widgets
    • Lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.
    • Data usage controls.
    • Face Unlock
    • Home screen folders
    • Improved battery life
    • Note: HTC Sensation 4G will be required to add Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update.

    Improvements
    • Improved text input and spell checking
    • Improved menu structure

    Prerequisites
    • Manual update
    • Device is running Android version 2.3.3 / Software version 1.50.531.1, 1.29.531.2, or 1.45.531.1
    • Device software is not rooted
    • More than 50% battery life
    • Data or Wi-Fi connection

  • Android version 2.3.4 / Software version 1.50.531.1
  • Android version 2.3.4 / Software version 1.45.531.1
  • Android version 2.3.3 / Software version 1.29.531.2

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Old May 16th, 2012, 03:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is kinda' cool...multiple shortcuts on main bar:

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sorry for my ignorance. but if i have a HTC Sensation 4G, unlocked with the CID= BM___001, will i be able to get this update?

i have been waiting since the first announcement
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Go to your settings, then "About Phone", then "Software Updates", and finally, "HTC Updates".
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Go to your settings, then "About Phone", then "Software Updates", and finally, "HTC Updates".
I don't have HTC updates, just "Check Now" , and its saying now "Your Phone Up to Date"

Checked Software version and android version.

soft: 1.45.666.5

android: 2.3.4
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I need help. I upgraded from 2.3.4, now it keeps rebooting, or it gets stuck on the stick together screen...or it gets to the unlock screen but freezes and then turns off...ive taken the battery out, and restarted nothing is working...only once was i able to get to unlock successfully but once i got to the point to make a call if froze and now this keeps happening.
help, thank you
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Try doing a "factory reset"...I had similar problems after my Defy upgraded from 2.1 to 2.2.
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>Settings >Privacy >Factory Reset.
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Default HTC Sensation 4g Text msg issue post ICS install

Anyone have issues retrieving their text messages after install? I keep getting the circle and "please wait" until it times out. I have a HTC sensation 4g.

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It didn't do anything to improve battery life.
Everything else seems to work for me though.
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i need help with this. My phone will not do anything. It continues to reset over and over...reboot. It keeps freezing, i can't make a call or do anything because it freezes within 1 minute of turning on and reboots. The phone was perfect before this upgrade now its unusable. Can someone please help me. I had 2.3.4 before doing this, I did the hard reset but that did nothing because apparently it only resets back to 4.0 which is not working in the first place for me. It does not take it back to 2.3.4. I would greatly appreciate any help here. I can't make calls, my contacts are gone, the phone is not usable at all and will not stay on for more than a minute. It either freezes at the stick together screen or the lock screen. It just locks up and nothing is responsive. Ive made 3 calls on it since i upgraded and each call was for no more than 5 seconds because it froze up and shut down...sometimes it freezes and restarts, sometimes it freezes and turns off and when i hit the power button it wont turn on and i have to remove the cover and the battery to start it up again, only for it to freeze up again. Please help, thank you
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Note: HTC Sensation 4G will be required to add Wi-Fi mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update. You can add the feature online at my.t-mobile.com or by calling customer care.
Required? No workaround?
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Im downloading the update now. I read this from the first page and I dont understand what it means.

Note: HTC Sensation 4G will be required to add Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update.

Am I required to add this feature to my account? I called CS and they said it would boost my speed and it would go from 2gb to 5gb.

Im just confused by that statement. Any help would be great!
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Question after the upgrade...

Greetings all. A couple of quick questions about the official ICS update. It has been stated that the the new ICS apps launcher bar at the bottom of the home screen is fully customizable (meaning you can place whatever links you want there), but does this mean that I could remove the "all apps" link which shows at the center of that area on the photo below? I ask because it has also been stated that the lock screen will feature whatever app links that you place on the bottom of your home screen links, but the lock screen can only contain 4 links (right?) ...




...and the sample videos that I have seen of the new official ICS so far would show Phone, mail, folder, and Camera (from the photo above) ignoring the "all apps" link in the center.

Can I optionally remove the "all apps" link shown in this photo or is that permanently there in the new ICS?

2nd question is: have any of you had any of your market downloaded apps fail or stop working correctly after upgrading?
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Im downloading the update now. I read this from the first page and I dont understand what it means.

Note: HTC Sensation 4G will be required to add Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update.

Am I required to add this feature to my account? I called CS and they said it would boost my speed and it would go from 2gb to 5gb.

Im just confused by that statement. Any help would be great!
2GB to 5GB? Did they mean your "speed" would go to 5GB or your data per month would be increased to 5GB? I call BS on this one as I have not seen any other site talk of TMo giving you 5GB of data per month for the extra $14.95 that they want to charge you for the "privilege" of being able to use the hotspot feature after the upgrade. Nope, as far as I have gathered they plan on charging you $14.95 for something you may have been getting for free before your ICS upgrade. Sadly no additional data included.
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No it cannot be removed however it doesn't show up on the lockscreen either.
Edit: apps working fine for me
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Im downloading the update now. I read this from the first page and I dont understand what it means.

Note: HTC Sensation 4G will be required to add Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update.

Am I required to add this feature to my account? I called CS and they said it would boost my speed and it would go from 2gb to 5gb.

Im just confused by that statement. Any help would be great!

It means that the "Mobile Hotspot" feature was free under version 2.3.x however going forward under versions 4.x and above, one will will have to add and "pay" for the feature under a newer plan, if not previously.
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do u guys have an issue where u scroll through the different menus then when u try to go back to the main screen its always "loading"? usually this only happens when u make changes to the main screen like changing the wall paper but i get this everytime im just navigating.
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Anyone have issues retrieving their text messages after install? I keep getting the circle and "please wait" until it times out. I have a HTC sensation 4g.

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Yes I have an HTC Sensation 4G and I just updated to ICS today, and I cannot retrieve my texts at all!! Does anyone know how to resolve this issue??
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