HTC Sensation gets an unofficial Android Ice Cream Sandwich port with Sense 3.5 on board

HTC Sensation gets an unofficial Android Ice Cream Sandwich port with Sense 3.5 on board
The guys at the XDA Developers forum are at it again! This time, the army of code-crunching experts has come up with an Android Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the HTC Sensation. The ROM is built using Android 4.0.1 and comes with the HTC Sense 3.5 custom interface installed on top.

Judging by what the guys are posting in the forum thread, the ROM still needs some work, but it is in a usable state. The most prominent issue appears to be the lengthy boot time once you fire up the device for the first time, but a battery pull can fix that for good. Those who have done a little more tinkering with the software and enabled hardware GPU acceleration are saying that the ROM is silky smooth.

What we need to point out, however, is that while the custom ROM packs HTC Sense 3.5, the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Sensation most likely won't. Instead, we bet that the smartphone will get Sense 4.0, and what that will look like is still a mystery. An official ICS ROM for the Sensation is expected to roll out in early 2012.

If you want to give the ROM a try, feel free to visit the forum thread at XDA Developers for more information. Also, it would be a great idea to back-up your data in advance, as flashing custom ROMs always carries the risk of ending up with a bricked smartphone.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!




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Sensation 4G
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3
    0.75GB RAM
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 1520 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0.3

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