ICS Special

August 30, 2012
RUU for Desire S  and Rhyme S is now up.

More information about it here

August 28, 2012
RUU for Desire S got online, but was taken down a few hours later. Not due to it being “bad” as some reported, but for other reasons. And it will be back up soon (we hope).

July 27, 2012
HTC posted an further explanation on DHD and ICS.

We’ve heard your feedback on our decision not to update the HTC Desire HD to Android 4.0. We completely understand that this is a controversial decision.

For more background, due to how storage on the HTC Desire HD is partitioned – and the larger size of Android 4.0 – it would require re-partitioning device storage and overwriting user data in order to install this update. While technically advanced users might find this solution acceptable, the majority of customers would not. We also considered ways to reduce the overall size of the software package, but this would impact features and functionality that customers are currently using. Even after installing the update, there were other technical limitations which we felt negatively impacted the user experience.

We believe an update should always improve the user experience and carefully evaluate each update based on this criteria. While we are very aware of the disappointment from this decision, we believe the impact to user experience was too great. We recognize this is a change from our previous statement and for that we’re truly sorry.



July 24, 2012
Just because a device do not get an android upgrade to the newest version, that doesn’t mean that it’s dead in the eyes of HTC.

Upgrades are not the same thing as ongoing support. Devices not being upgraded to Android 4.0 will still get software improvements, security fixes, and technical support as needed.

July 20, 2012
I spoke too soon, it turns out that the ICS for Desire HD is cancelled after all.

“After extensive testing, we’ve determined that the current version of HTC Sense with Android provides customers with the best experience on the HTC Desire HD. When we consider new versions of software, we weigh a number of factors, but ultimately the customer experience on the product is the deciding factor. We apologize for any confusion this change may have caused our customers.”


July 17, 2012
After a few unsure days, the word came today that ICS updates for Desire HD & Desire S is still on and on track as well.

“We remain committed to providing customers with the latest software updates when possible. As such, we are pleased to confirm we are still on schedule to deliver an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for both the HTC Desire HD and Desire S.”


July 2, 2012
ICS have started to roll-out for Incredible S.

June 25, 2012
ICS have started to roll-out for EVO 3D.

May 22, 2012
HTC published a page for more information about just when our phones will get ICS.

Read more here

May 18, 2012
Update for Sensation XL and Sensation 4G have started to roll out. Amaze will start may 21st.

Read blog post for more info.

April 17, 2012
Right now we’re waiting for Sensation XL to get ICS, do check out the blog post from HTC on when

March 31, 2012

The update is live since like a week now for Sensation and Sensation XE. And will reach most phones within a week or so.

March 10 2012
Just a little heads up, if your phone is branded (got a logo on it and lots of useless carrier added bloatware on it). Then the update will NOT go through HTC at all, but via your carrier. And this will of course mean that it WILL take just longer for the update to get you. Might just be UK phones, but I think that it works like this on most/all branded phones.

Read the source here

March 9 2012
The ICS update (with sense 3.6 on it) have started to roll out to Sensation and Sensation XE in certain european countries, confirmed to Droider is Sweden, Finland, Denmark and other european countries.

Ice Cream Sandwich Updates: The North American Edition. Feb 17 2012
“We have more good news related to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and can confirm that upgrades are planned for Verizon Wireless customers with the HTC Rhyme, HTC Thunderbolt, and DROID Incredible 2 by HTC, as well as the already announced HTC Rezound. In addition,