HTC Desire HD and Incredible S are updated to Sense 3.0, Wildfire S gets fancy lockscreen

HTC Desire HD and Incredible S are updated to Sense 3.0, Wildfire S gets fancy lockscreen
Relegated to the mid-range market, seeing that their specs no longer deem them to be high-end smartphones, both the HTC Desire HD and Incredible S are getting some much-needed love in the form of software updates bringing along the usefulness of HTC Sense 3.0.

Yes folks, it’s getting the snazzy update that brings along all of the wonderful set of features that are on full display with devices like the HTC Sensation 4G and EVO 3D. At the same time, they’re being moved up to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. Although they’re no longer considered the cutting edge devices they were once perceived to be when they first launched, the update should naturally appease many people.

Meanwhile, the lonely HTC Wildfire S is apparently getting an update to, that brings it up to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread as well – albeit, it’s still stuck on the HTC Sense 2.1 experience. Now don’t get all fussy, especially when it might not be getting the same amount of love, but it’s actually being blessed with the Sense 3.0 lockscreen. So at least it’s getting that consolation!

As usual, if you haven’t seen that notification popping up on your handset, you can simply initiate the process yourself manually by checking for updates under the Android settings menu.

Thanks to our anonymous tipster!

source: XDA (1, 2, 3) via Android Central



1. Skyrim

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

So will my Inspire be getting any love?

5. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

It'll get an update years after it's released on the DHD. Or you could just root and S-OFF, and then get the Sense 3.0 ROM? I've been running a leaked version for a few months already, and I can update to the final Sense 3.0 base 3.12.405 whenever I want. Never count on carriers to deliver updates.

8. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

The Inspire 4G already has a Gingerbread update, but if you want HTC Sense 3.0, just download the ROM. If you don't want to download it but still want the Sense 3.0 unlock-screen, download the latest widget locker.

12. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

The GB update took years to come out for the Inspire that the DHD already had for around 4 or so months.

2. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

what about the Droid Incredible 2 is that lumped in with the incredible S

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i hope so! that'll breathe all new life into the handset. o:

7. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

well just checked the misses phone no update yet...

4. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

I hope it comes to the Inspire sometime soon too... and hopefully this isn't a consolation for a later revelation that there won't be an ICS update for us after the "1st wave" of updates.

6. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

And ICS is suspected to come to the Desire HD with Sense 4.0.

9. vzwincred

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

no update here yet... ;(

10. mio15

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

hey, Wildfire S Lockscreen (3.0) perfectly working on 2.3.5 now Some news about Desire HD? (a friend is curious to get the update) greetz

11. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011


16. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

amen to that. I guess that is why my next phone will probably not be an HTC regardless of how much they supossedly upgrade. They seem to create a totally incomplete warehouse of phones. Some phones can do this while others are left in the cold and then wow they are capable of doing it. Thus, I think they are disconnected. My Thunderbolt should have been upgraded lots ago.

13. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

I can tell you for sure, CM9 will support this device, and we can expect to see at least GB Sense 3.5, if not ICS Sense 4.0.

14. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

See, at least HTC has the Sense (lol) to update its international models all at the same time. I fail to see why the Incredible S and Desire HD shouldn't have got updated to sense 3.5, the HTC Rhyme has 3.5 and runs on the same chip. 3.5 really is a huge step over 3.0 in terms of stability.

15. GrunT

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

the Incredible S has gotten a really s**t Sense 3.0 update, it is a poor resized and scaled WVGA version of the qHD sensation ROM. Virtous Unity did 100x times better job at it long time back, resizing each and everything properly.I'm going to enjoy Sense 3.5 runnymede ROM on my Incredible S until I get a GSII :) HTC should have just released proper driver source code instead of an update, at least we could use AOSP ROMs with minimum bugs then.

17. ginshaker22

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

the question is WHEN?

18. DerekLui

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

there is still no update in HK

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