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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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)

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7 Comments

1. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

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

2. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

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

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 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).

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Weird, no issues here. so much for testing?

6. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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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