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How to Check & Upgrade you HTC phone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

List of HTC phones Getting Android 4.0 Update

Before we tell how to upgrade your phone, let’s see which HTC devices are getting the update in the near future.

List of HTC Devices Getting Android 4.0 Update

  • DROID Incredible 2
  • HTC Amaze 4G (21st May’12)
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • HTC EVO Design 4G
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Sensation XL (Update Started in some Countries)
  • HTC Sensation 4G (Update Started)
  • HTC Sensation XE (Update Started in some Countries)
  • HTC Raider
  • HTC Rezound
  • HTC Rhyme
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • HTC Vivid (Update Started)
  • HTC Velocity 4G (Update Started)

List of Feature Enhancements in HTC Phone’s Apart for ICS UI Changes.


  • 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


  • Improved text input and spell checking
  • Improved menu structure

Do’s and Don’ts before upgrading you device to Android 4.0

  • 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 (Wifi is recommended, 3G could be expensive and 2G while increase download time)

How to check for update on HTC Phone and then Upgrade it

  • On the Home screen press the settings key (It’s the 4 line next to home icon at the bottom)
  • Now select Settings
  • Scroll down and select ‘About Phone’
  • On The the top select ‘Software Updates’
  • At the bottom there is a button called ‘Check Now’ tap it
  • If there is no update it will tell you say there is an update proceed to the next step.
  • Follow the Instructions your phone gives you and then let it do it’s thing. It will download and install the update then it will restart.
  • After the restart enjoy it with some Ice Cream šŸ˜‰