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Various fixes bring 4G back to HTC Sensation 4G after Ice Cream Sandwich update wpes it out

Various fixes bring 4G back to HTC Sensation 4G after Ice Cream Sandwich update wpes it out
Some HTC Sensation 4G units have lost 4G connectivity

Some HTC Sensation 4G units have lost 4G connectivity

HTC Sensation 4G users on the T-Mobile network were ecstatic to find that the Android 4.0 update was being disseminated to their phone. But that was before many of them discovered that the update marked a change in the carrier's mobile hotspot policy which now requires users to pay to use the feature. In addition, many HTC Sensation 4G owners found out that the Android 4.0 update took away 4G connectivity for the phone.

You can't do anything about T-Mobile's change in policy for tethering, but there are a few fixes you can try to regain 4G service on the HTC Sensation 4G. One simple fix requires you to head to network settings and switching to WCDMA/GSM Auto if it isn't already selected. If it is already selected, or doesn't work, you can try disabling mobile networks for a few seconds and then turn them back on. And if that fails to connect your unit with the T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network, try toggling to turn on airplane mode and then turning it off.

Right now, there is no word on whether or not this bug will require a software fix from HTC.

source: TmoNews

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posted on 17 May 2012, 12:32 3

1. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


ah the lovely carrier updates..... you're holding it wrong

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:33 2

2. dcgore (Posts: 207; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


Wow, that sux. If there's anything Apple does great is software updates.

posted on 17 May 2012, 13:57 4

4. -box- (Posts: 3881; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Um, what? Their software updates have caused massive problems before, with new issues never encountered by the user

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:58

3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Actually, turning mobile networks off and back on is basically the same thing as turning on airplane mode and turning it back off, except airplane mode turns off all network connections but turning off mobile networks only turn off data. I'm sure that this will require a software update, but it'll probabaly take upwards of a month to come through (like the MMS fix for the Evo Shift after it got updated to 2.3).

posted on 17 May 2012, 14:09

5. sprockkets (Posts: 1366; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Weird, no issues here. so much for testing?

posted on 17 May 2012, 15:31

6. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


That's my worst nightmare whenever I update the OS on my phone.

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:06

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm still connected to 4G but have noticed the signal strength is a lot lower than it was before...

Other than that this update is perfect.

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