• Home  / 
  • Tech News
  •  /  HTC Sensation, XE, and XL finally gets Ice Cream Sandwich update

HTC Sensation, XE, and XL finally gets Ice Cream Sandwich update

Good news to HTC users, well those who owns an HTC Sensation, Sensation XE, and Sensation XL anyway, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available for download.

The ICS update for these HTC phones is a global roll-out so even those here in the Philippines should be able to update their device now. In fact, I’m already downloading the update on my HTC Sensation.


The updates is done over the air so no need to connect it to your PC. Just go to Settings > About phone > Software updates and make sure you’re on a stable internet connection. The update process supports resuming so there’s no need to do a vigil on your phone.

Device that are also included in this wave of ICS update is the HTC Evo 3D, and US-bought  HTC Rezound, HTC EVO Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G.

I’ll update this post once I’m done updating and see how ICS feels on the Sensation. For HTC users who already updated to Android 4.0, how’s your phone doing?

Thanks masterpogi for the tip!

For more technology news and gadget reviews, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • dave

    i checked just now, phone says no updates available. htc sensation :I

    • where’d you get your phone?

      • dave

        got it from an online seller. unbranded. why?

        • yung ibang european users hindi pa rin nila makita update. i got my phone from htc singapore btw.

      • dave

        i think my phone is for the european market. may french translations yung box ko eh hehe. still no update

  • Miko

    no updates till now should have gotten a samsung instead HTC is taking tooooooo longggg

    • You do realize that HTC is the fastest for updates and Samssung is listed as one of the last to update?

  • aze

    YES!!! sir I will wait for your first impressions first, since we have the same phone, do you have any idea if it will also update htc sense? im so excited 🙂

    • aze

      haha, i saw the screenshots atleast may update ng htc sense kahit hindo 4.0 oks na rin 🙂

    • aze

      haha, i saw the screenshots atleast may update ng htc sense kahit hindi 4.0 oks na rin 🙂

    • yup, htc sense updated to 3.6

    • chary

      i tried on my sensation xe but it says that “there is no updates available for your phone”

      please help me thanks

  • JmBalicano

    Ughh.. I’m so inggit. Samsung disappointed me by delaying the ICS update for my phone to Q2. DAFUQ I care about a premium suite if it delays the ICS update. Can anyone post their experience if they are having problems on sites that run Flash? The Nexus couldn’t run Flash when it first came out and I haven’t read anything about Adobe releasing a fix for ICS to run Flash although it’s more than likely that I just missed it.

  • masterpogi

    Thanks for the acknowledgement but no need though, since you’ve been of great help to me, tech-wise…
    So far, my phone’s doing great on ICS. I noticed better power management, more stable wifi connection even at very weak spots, display looks clearer too.

    • aze

      nakakapanood pa rin po ba sa youtube?

      • masterpogi

        yup…impressive performance so far…

        • aze

          thanks. sir bakit ganon yung sakin walang update? eh legally ko naman to binili sa HTC concept store pa mismo sa north edsa?

  • Jeff

    Got an update for my xe yesterday and it runs smoothly, like the face unlock

    • but soon you’ll grow tired of it. hehehe.

      • masterpogi

        Ahahaha…not for narcissists!

  • Jeff

    He hehe

  • marcus

    I’ve been using the beta ICS for sensation for months and found it to be more responsive and had almost twice its original battery life. Too bad i already swapped out my sensation for a note…

    • aeron

      Rooted ung fon mo no? From what developer did u get ur ics beta?

  • Chin

    Got an Htc Evo 3d x515m it says no updates yet available 🙂 random ba ito?

  • jace

    still no update for my xe! I wonder why? 🙁

    • can i ask kung san mo nabili phone mo?

      • jace


        • chin

          Same tayo jace sa widget city ko nbli ung evo 3d ko. Kelan kaya ung sa atin.

  • may nid pa bang gawin or i configure bago ka mag update ? i checked it kninang umaga pero no updates available.. prang tanga nga lang ung HTC philippines page sa FB, nid pa mag call, hndi n lang i provide ung instruction for updates.. tsk

    • ako wala naman. nung nalaman kong may ics update na, punta ako sa software updates and check for updates tapos ayun may nagpop-up. saan mo pala nabili phone mo?

      • ganyan din lmlabas sa aken.. “your phone is up to date” FUCK ?! until now wala pa din ! damn !

        • JmBalicano

          It’s just a possibility, but if your XE was sourced from another country, your update might be delayed. This is because most manufacturers roll out these updates in phases according to region or country.

  • toby

    got mine yesterday for the XE. the lock screen custom wallpaper doesnt work

    • Christian Diaz

      waaa…Sensation XE here..Still nothing..Why is there some XEs that getting their update already..?

      • JmBalicano

        It’s just a possibility, but if your XE was sourced from another country, your update might be delayed. This is because most manufacturers roll out these updates in phases according to region or country.

  • aze

    Sir Calvin, bakit ganon, yung sakin is nabili ko sa HTC North Edsa, pero kanina nag check ako ng updates, sabi my phone is still up to date? san po ba ako pwede magtanong?

    • aze

      oh no. tumawag ako sa customer service ng htc phil, ang sabi sakin by batch or by region daw ang update. baka sakin ay next week pa :((

  • Jeff

    27 pa lumabas ung update ah

  • Aks

    I got mine, dowloading it now…

  • Christian DIaz

    Got my XE updated..unfortunately, there is no such ting as “Face-Unlock” option under Security -> Screen Lock…anybody here experienced that upon update..? Help and suggestions is highly appreciated…Thanks in advance..:)

  • Paulito

    For those experiencing wallpaper unlock problems you should do a factory reset. That is a common problem coming from gingerbread. big jump kasi to ics so its best to have a factory reset to get a clean ics install.

    for those wala pa updates, check your phone firmware and if its not the firmware for our region then your updates might come later. Even if you bought it from a concept store if they got their units from another country then sorry you just have to wait.

    but if you got the firmware for our region then there must be no problems at all updating

    • ganda

      How could we determine if the we’ve got the firmware for our region?

  • ganda

    How could we determine if we’ve got the firmware for our region?

  • Glenn

    Just got the update… bat ganun ayaw gumana ng camera icon… nag cloclose lang mag 1…. currently using go ex launcher… launcher problem or bug with the ICS?

    • try disabling launcher to find out. ok pa naman saken.

      • masterpogi

        Hi Calvin,
        May difference kaya sa availability ng update yung nag-register ng unit nila sa HTC site?
        I registered my unit the day I bought it (late January 2012 from HTC North EDSA).

        • not sure eh. baka sa origin ng handset nag didiffer yung availability ng update.

          • masterpogi

            I had another automatic patch/update yesterday, bumilis yung response ng phone ko.

  • nica

    Got my HTC xe from hk till now wala pa ring updates Boooo

  • mclynyrd

    Aq nung march 26 pa naka update pero madami pang feuture ang d nag fufunction ehlike sa wallpaper sa lock screen…pero ive try the face unlocking ok nmn the best htc…sana my kasunod na na update para mafix na lahat

    • Paul

      common bug like in the S2. You can simply fix that by doing a factory reset on your phone

      Gingerbread to ICS is a big jump so its best to do a factory reset if you are experiencing problems

    • mclynyrd

      Mafifix un?kaso sayang ung mga setting ko eh

  • mclynyrd

    Ganun pa dn eh naka2 factory reset na q

  • aze

    yes i already got mine. inupdate ko habang nanonood ng sine ganon ako ka excited. haha. 🙂 so far oks naman kaso kada amg rerestart ako may lumalabas an upgrading . pero oks naman pa g gamit na. may mga bago dn na widgets at nawala yung calendar na puno ng birthdays galing facebook na na-import na sa calendars. pano po ulit gawin yun??

    • check mo yung sa accounts and sync mo. kung yung facebook events/calendar naka-sync din.

      • aze


  • celian

    got the update yesterday…super nakakapanibago.hays. anyway, pano po ba maibabalik yung mga pics nang mga nasa contacts ko? kc nakasync naman fb ko pero nawala ung mga profile pix nila when i updated to ICS..help pls.tnx

    • wait mo lang… babalik din eventually as long as your connected online

  • guys help nman meron me evo 3d x515m poh bkit la pa update sa akin binili ko sa rob ermita 🙁

  • guys kindly help where can i download ics update for htc evo 3d x515m pls help me

  • Julius

    I got my HTC Sensation from Smart Telecoms, when will they be sending out the ICS Update? Or is it available for download already? Have not checked in a while though, so I’m not sure if there is any.

  • kirziga

    Guys my tanong lng ako tungkol sa naeexperience kong problema, kc ganito, pag pnpasok ko na un headset jack hindi sya gumagana at wala rin ung headset icon sa taas na ngiindicate na nadetect na un headset, kya ang kailangan ko gawin ay irestart ang phone ko hbang nakasalpak un headset jack, at ang napansin ko pg gngawa ko to, bago magboot ang phone ko lagi my message na “Android is upgrading” na hindi nmn nlabas pg hindi nksalpak un heaset ko hbng ngboboot.. so ayun gagana na un headset pg gnawa ko un, kaso minsan abala na pg kelangan ko lagi mgrestart pra lng gumana un headset.. nangyari n rin ba to sa inyo?
    Sya nga pla htc sensation xe sakin, at ngyari lng to cmula nun ngupdate nko sa ICS.. salamat sa mga mkktulong..

  • louderback

    mga sirs sa htc sensation xl may update na ba for android 4? i still got nothing:-(

  • karl

    so mga sir, kelangan ba naka factory reset bago i update?

  • yung htc sensation ko wala pa ding software updates ..paano po
    pag update sa ice cream sandwich?? kernel version tapos ang baseband version nya ay 10.56.9035.OOU_10.14.9035.01_M