T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G getting ICS, update kills free tethering

T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G getting ICS, update kills free tethering
The T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G was among the hottest Android handsets last year, and now it’s finally gotten updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, just as planned.

The exact software version is Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich running with HTC Sense 3.6 on top of it. 

Owners of the Sensation 4G should have already been prompted to update, but if the notification for an update hasn’t arrived on your phone, feel free to head into: 

Settings -> About phone -> HTC software updates -> Check 

The bad news around the Sensation 4G ICS update is that it puts an end to free tethering, so you’d better think up front about how important is that before hitting the update button.

The same ICS update should come in a mere 5 days to the Amaze 4G as well.

source: T-Mobile (1), (2)  via TMoNews

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Sensation 4G
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Battery 1520 mAh(6.66h 3G talk time)



1. thelegend6657 unregistered

Amaze is just an over clocked sensation that looks better

4. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I'm sorry, but I don't think Amaze look better.

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

As a Sensation 4G owner, I'd rather have the Amaze. Larger screen, dedicated camera button, better benchmarks. That being said, while I myself haven't yet used the free tethering, I do want ICS... hmmm

7. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

both screens are the same size....

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

My bad, I was thinking of the GS2, which has the 4.5" screen. Amaze and Sensation are both 4.3". Thanks for catching it!

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Amaze's battery life is too bad and i think the Sensation looks kind of better too.

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

So I did the update, and now the phone acts even more drunkenly than before... Prettier UI for certain, but whenever trying to use the Play Store it reboots, so I can't update my apps. Grrr.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it probably just needs time to settle. going from 2.3 to 4.0 is a HUGE upgrade and the kernel has completely changed. just give it time. same thing happened with my Razr. mine even got pretty hot after the upgrade.

20. thelegend6657 unregistered

Yesterday I tried update my i9100g to ICS Z. Yes my father gave it to me . And kies is a complete mess fails to connect the phone on 3 different computer . Just wish that the s2 have OTA update to ICS like sensation .

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i've had to use KIES a few times. really not a good software.

23. thelegend6657 unregistered

After that I gave it back to him . He only know how to play some simple games and use some basic function anyway so he doesn't bother ICS or not

2. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Just updated mine, I'd rather have ICS than something I rarely use. 4.0 on it is smooth as butter btw, the stock browser's being really laggy and weird but everything else works really well.

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Try ics+ on the play store, its the stock browser plus nifty features, or now you can use chrome. it is not as fast scrolling but it is fast loading and always up to date

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Chrome is better than the Sense 4 Browser for sure.

16. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Firefox Beta 14 renders faster than Chrome.

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah but it's not Chrome. :P

17. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I downloaded the Chrome Beta right after updating it haha. I like itbut I watch a lot of flash. ICS+ is pretty nifty indeed, thanks for the suggestion. I've never liked the Sense browser, just wanted to see if maybe it'd gotten better after the update.....mehhhhh.

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well luckily the Browser is stock on ICS for the Razr so i just switch back and forth between using Chrome and the stock Browser.

3. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I updated mine! It's wonderful! Browser and everything just runs so fast and smooth! its like I got a brand new phone! absolutely positively perfect!

6. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

when will amaze 4g gets update?

8. Russiathebest

Posts: 1; Member since: May 16, 2012

NO WifI after the update .... anyone else has the same problem ??

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Not here, just restarts when trying to use the Play Store and a few other glitches...

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

After spending a full day with it, it feels like a brand new phone. Lag is non exist ant as ICS a.d 3.6 fly through everything. Maybe I'm luck haha.

24. mrchuy0123

Posts: 1; Member since: May 17, 2012

If you guys want your free teathering back, download thishttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foxfi&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5mb3hmaSJd its called FoxFi and it fixed my phones teathering!!! Yay now i got ICS 4.0 and FREE TEATHER BACK!!

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