T-Mobile’s HTC Sensation 4G Gets Official Android 4.0 ICS OTA Update, Fixed Data Issues In Settings

T-Mobile USA customers of the Sensation 4G have now received the Google’s latest iteration of mobile operating system of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but this upgrade needs you to choose between free tethering and ICS up-gradation. While the carriers unveiled mobile hotspot use will no longer be overclocked though. So, the HTC Sensation 4G owners will be almost require to add WiFi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to take advantage of the service after updating.

The Android 4.0 (ICS) update for the HTC Sensation 4G has completed its testing process and rolled out

Yesterday after the scheduled Android’s 4.o.4 update, some of the users found that their HSPA+ (4G) data wasn’t working, similar to the display. Hoever that was fixed by the TmoNews, simply by heading into settings menu, tap “Network” then switch it to WCDMA/GSM Auto, so that you can see the little “4G” icon which reappears when in a coverage area.

The new version of Android brings with it a performance boost along with various other tweaks, the most obvious of which – the new 4.0 UI was hidden by HTC’s own Sense interface. This 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was been a long-awaited for the Sensation 4G owners.

While the spokesmen from the carrier points out that its becuase of pre-ICS software, stopping them WiFi tethering laptops and using their phones as mobile hotspot and sharing its data connections. While T-Mobile is also ending up its grace period when it comes to “unauthorized tethering”. Rooted device owners around T-Mobile’s official or paid tethering solution will be blocked if detected after the phone upgrade.

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


  • Improved text input and spell checking
  • Improved menu structure

While the Sensation mobile hotspot plan alunched in November 2010, due to technical limitations with software update, customers were not been charged for the feature on selected T-Mobile products, now the spokesmen revealed that “Customers who choose to upgrade their HTC Sensation 4G to the optional Android 4.0 (ICS) software update will be required to sign up for the $14.99 Smartphone Mobile Hotspot plan.

T-Mobile USA has updated its support page for the HTC Sensation 4G with Android ICS 4.0.x version update

What it means is don’t update your HTC Sensation 4G to Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich, which wioll be able to continue using tethering without paying a single pie every month. This latest update is numbered 3.32.531.14710RD and it bumps the HTC Sensation 4G to Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS is ready as an OTA, download it and install. Via SlashGear!

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1 Response

  1. david craft says:

    One of the best features of the Sensation, for me, was the ability to download pictures and files without a cable. Had I known this was going to happen, I would not have downloaded the update. This really sucks.. I had no idea about this until I started trying to figure out what happened.. Thanks Tmobile.. Just adding to the reasons of saying adios in 1 1/2 years…