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HTC Inspire 4G gets update; no, not Android 4.0 but HTC Sense 3.0

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HTC Inspire 4G gets update; no, not Android 4.0 but HTC Sense 3.0
No, the HTC Inspire 4G is not going to get Android 4.0 and neither will its cousin, the HTC Desire HD. As the Taiwan based handset manufacturer explained, if the performance of a phone with an updated OS doesn't meet customer's expectations, the update simply will not take place. But that doesn't mean that the phone will never receive an updated software version again. In fact, AT&T customers totin' the HTC Inspire 4G will be happy to hear that the device has been updated with some new features including HTC Sense 3.0.

The HTC Inspire 4G is getting an update

The HTC Inspire 4G is getting an update

Besides the HTC Sense update (albeit not to the latest version which is Sense 4.0), HTC Inspire 4G users will also receive an AT&T Address Book and a Task Manager to close those unruly apps that stay open and drain your battery. What would an update be without some bug extermination? Users should notice fewer dropped calls as improvements have been made to optimize phone calls, and security functionality has been improved. There is also a fix sent for a problem with the display of contacts when using SMS/MMS, and lastly there is improvement for background data.

You can wait a few days for the OTA update, or if impatient you can download the RUU directly from the HTC website. Just know that if you do the latter, you will need to have HTC Sync installed and you will lose all the data saved on your phone. If you don't have HTC Sync, it can be found at the sourcelink.  Waiting for the OTA update? That's what we thought.

Sure it's not Android 4.0, but any update is a good update.

source: HTC via AndroidCentral

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posted on 01 Aug 2012, 01:11

1. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Sense 3.5 and 3.0 , what's the difference

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 02:03

2. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


3.5 is for single core devices, i dont know wht this phone got 3.0, which is for dual core.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 15:54

9. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I guess HTC figured out a way to get it working on this phone. All we have to do is get the OTA, install it and test it out, and see for ourselves.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 02:16

3. JC557 (Posts: 1041; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Still kinda wondering why this won't get ICS and the Thunerbolt does as both have very similar, if not the same, specs.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 03:51

4. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Different carrier.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 08:22 1

6. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Probably because the Thunderbolt has 8GB of internal storage and the Inspire 4G has 4GB of internal storage. The update files for ICS are fairly large.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:03

7. kcombs (Posts: 245; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


it's simple the Inspire is crap! I get calls on that phone everyday..

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 15:57

10. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


HTC said that we would need a lot more internal storage to have the ICS update to become a reality, which will most likely include all of us having to repartition the storage, and making more room just for the update. That will in turn, be possible for the more advanced techsavvy people, but there are also not-so-techsavvy Inspire owners and that's what enabled the decision of dropping the ICS update for the Inspire. I hate the Inspire for not having a front-facing camera, having a single-core proccesor, with 768MB of RAM, and only 4GB of internal storage, where we have access to only 1+GB...

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 07:56 1

5. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1003; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


if it will improve this phone until i can get another then thats fine. this phone has been a disappointment over the last few months.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 16:03 1

11. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


has been a disappointment to me ever since I heard of the rumored "Holiday" back then, now known as the Vivid. I'm more aware of what to expect in terms of specs in a smartphone now. The Inspire to me is truly an entrance to the world of smartphones. Had my fairshare of both great and bad times, but overall, the phone isn't something I can say great things about. I do love the exterior design for the most part, except for the jutting out camera... Also the speaker isn't that great, but something I wasn't expecting a lot of. Hopefully HTC can make better phones than the One Series. I want another Android with the designs and specs of SONY, Samsung, and HTC for the most part. A microSD slot, a RAZR MAXX like large capacity battery, at least 2GB of RAM, and a dual-core processor. Also the screen should be rather easily viewable under direct sunlight. Just my thoughts and desires on my next true smartphone =P

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 15:53

8. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Can't wait for the OTA!!! I don't want to the latter of manually updating the phone right now, since HTC Sync is not allowing me to sync the data. I'm getting the "unknown error occured! (1000 or 1003)" message, not being able to sync the data from the PIM... Unless I can either fix this myself or someone can kindly help me fix the problem, I'm just going to have to wait for the OTA. In all, I'm really happy to find out that we, Inspire users are going to get another update. I've been wanting Sense 3.0, but been worried that it'll be a laggy performance on the Inspire with only 768MB of RAM and a single core processor.

posted on 05 Nov 2012, 06:27

12. Hiteshparikh (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Hi All,

I purchased a UNLOCKED HTC Inspire from Amazon, how to upgrade its O/S to Ginger Bread without AT&T card. I am not using AT&T SIM card.

Thanks in Advance

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 10:02

13. jkonewish (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


is there an htc inspire with out a A microSD slot? like most of the post below say the htc inspire dose not have one and yet my htc inspire dose

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 12:51

14. Superpiff (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


The inspire 4g is great learn to root its easy, my inspire is running jelly bean 4.1.2

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 00:29

15. jmendez (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Can you please explain to me how to root the phone? I am very new to this and the android.

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