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  1. steelernole's Avatar
    ICS update for Sensation 4G is live. Downloading now over the air.
    05-16-2012 02:20 AM
  2. ron.p's Avatar
    Same here, yay!

    Question: Is the download available as a separate RUU update type file?

    For example, the like file mention here? I read I had to unroot my phone to get the update. I'd like to have the new file available on my PC.

    Cheers and good luck to all!
    05-16-2012 05:53 AM
  3. brewkelyn's Avatar
    wow, I'm really liking this update so far.

    I've never used the default sense launcher so all my home screens are blank. I'm in the process of setting it up and it's so good to see new/revised widgets for google+, and gmail for example. Gmail is beautiful. The dock is cool, can put folders in it, etc. I still hate their app drawer though and that may be enough reason to go back to Go Launcher but I really want to give sense a fair try in the beginning and keep that 30mb of ram free that an additional launcher uses. I like too that you can hide the shortcuts in the lockscreen. I never really used those so it's nice to be able to hide them. Everything is real smooth too but we'll see if that's the same after I place more widgets and start opening apps.

    Those are my first impressions anyway...
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    05-16-2012 06:44 AM
  4. sean_fair's Avatar
    T-Mobile has always officially charged $15 for the hotspot access plan however, users were often given a free pass the company leading many to question what official company policy truly was.

    “T-Mobile began offering a Smartphone Mobile Hotspot plan in November 2010. However, due to technical limitations with software, customers were not being charged for the feature on select T-Mobile products,” a T-Mobile representative said. “Customers who choose to upgrade their HTC Sensation 4G to the optional Android 4.0 (ICS) software update will be required to sign up for the $14.99 Smartphone Mobile Hotspot plan.”

    T-Mobile emphasizes that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update itself is free, only that the hotspot feature will cost extra. A disappointment to be certain, but all good things have to come to an end.

    PCMag


    This is irritating. That's an Ex Post Facto charge, similar to the laws. We can't get charged for somethign criminally like this why should they charge us for something like this. shouldn't we be "Grandfathered" in to this if we have been using this feature for over a year now? Going to root and see what I can change.
    05-16-2012 07:03 AM
  5. tinkdnuos's Avatar
    First time poster, I hope I don't violate any etiquette here...

    Is anyone else having problems with their messages app since this update? I mean the basic SMS/MMS messages app. Whenever I've tried to open it since the update I get a "Please wait..." dialogue over a dimmed screen, and it just keeps circling and circling...

    I've tried to open an SMS convo for an individual contact from my contacts folder, and that worked fine, including displaying my full message history from that contact, as expected. The issue seems to only arise when I try to go into the main "All Messages" view.

    I'd love to know if this is a known or common issue, or whether there's something up with my individual settings. Thanks.
    05-16-2012 08:29 AM
  6. JimmyZ18's Avatar
    Hello I need help, I download the ICS Update, when is complete, it ask me if I want to install it, so y accept, then the phone turn off, and reset, then appear the white HTC screen and then a install bar, but immediately appear a Black Screen With a Danger Logo and an Android Next To it.... What is The Problem? What Can I Do??
    05-16-2012 09:30 AM
  7. rushlmp's Avatar
    I updated, and no problem with the stock messaging app. Sorry. Did you try force closing the app?

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Android Central Forums
    05-16-2012 10:58 AM
  8. tinkdnuos's Avatar
    I updated, and no problem with the stock messaging app. Sorry. Did you try force closing the app?
    Yes, after you posted this I went into settings -> apps -> all -> messages, and chose "force stop." It hasn't helped the issue at all...thanks for the suggestion, though.

    I think I'll probably try to take it to a t-mobile store after work this evening, if I can't figure it out by then. But I'm hoping for more suggestions in the mean time!
    05-16-2012 11:30 AM
  9. JimmyZ18's Avatar
    No i Didn't try to Force Any App, I Try to Download Again and isn't Work the same "Danger" logo and the android next to him, is no other way to install the ISC? Like from the PC?
    05-16-2012 11:31 AM
  10. danish1978's Avatar
    Jimmy- do q battery pull, then a factory reset & try to reinstall

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Tapatalk 2
    05-16-2012 11:31 AM
  11. JimmyZ18's Avatar
    Can Someone help me plz?
    05-16-2012 11:33 AM
  12. CASTRO410's Avatar
    how can i resize widgets?
    05-16-2012 11:39 AM
  13. JimmyZ18's Avatar
    I have another question if I'm not with T-mobile service, I mean another Country and Another Company That Can Be a Problem?
    05-16-2012 11:58 AM
  14. tinkdnuos's Avatar
    At this point I would give my left arm for a freaking rollback option.

    HTC, don't release this if you're not ready to support it!!
    05-16-2012 11:58 AM
  15. tinkdnuos's Avatar
    Just as an update, I just came from a T-Mobile retail store a few minutes ago. When I explained the problem (and the associates tried my Sensation themselves) they were flabbergasted, and assured me that if it isn't patched soon I should be able to reset or replace the phone entirely.

    But uh... T-Mobile is apparently pretty unprepared for this update and the potential issues surrounding it. I recently had the opportunity to walk away without a termination fee and switch to Verizon, and I'm kinda kicking myself now for not doing so.
    05-16-2012 01:55 PM
  16. SagaciousB's Avatar
    Oh boy. The Exchange ActiveSync policy now seems to require that I encrypt my SD card. From doing some reading online, it also requires that the phone's internal storage also be encrypted, yet that is not an option in our menus and apparently people can't get Exchange ActiveSync to work with the Sensation 4G with ICS.

    I'm going to be very upset if after going through all of the hassles of formatting & encrypting my SD card, I still can't sync my mail and calendar with exchange.

    Way to go in your testing, HTC and T-Mobile.
    05-16-2012 04:58 PM
  17. rushlmp's Avatar
    Any luck Jimmy?

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Android Central Forums
    05-16-2012 05:52 PM
  18. maxrobes2000's Avatar
    My update went smooth. Sense launcher a little jittery, switched to Apex Launcher and all good! And yes, the new widgets are gorgeous.
    05-16-2012 06:45 PM
  19. Guru's Avatar
    T-Mobile has always officially charged $15 for the hotspot access plan however, users were often given a free pass the company leading many to question what official company policy truly was.

    “T-Mobile began offering a Smartphone Mobile Hotspot plan in November 2010. However, due to technical limitations with software, customers were not being charged for the feature on select T-Mobile products,” a T-Mobile representative said. “Customers who choose to upgrade their HTC Sensation 4G to the optional Android 4.0 (ICS) software update will be required to sign up for the $14.99 Smartphone Mobile Hotspot plan.”

    T-Mobile emphasizes that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update itself is free, only that the hotspot feature will cost extra. A disappointment to be certain, but all good things have to come to an end.

    PCMag


    This is irritating. That's an Ex Post Facto charge, similar to the laws. We can't get charged for somethign criminally like this why should they charge us for something like this. shouldn't we be "Grandfathered" in to this if we have been using this feature for over a year now? Going to root and see what I can change.
    Uh oh! I may need to root the girlfriend's phone. DIdn't realize that or would not have upgraded. She needs tethering for her tablet.
    05-16-2012 06:46 PM
  20. JimmyZ18's Avatar
    I Even "factory data Reset" my HTC Sensation and still have the same problem
    05-16-2012 07:31 PM
  21. nexusberry's Avatar
    Jimmy, are you rooted or have another recovery such as clockwork?
    05-16-2012 07:42 PM
  22. davcole's Avatar
    I downloaded 4.0 this morning. While a lot of it looks like GB, there is a lot more flexibility. I love the idea of folders, to save on the desktop space. At first use, the phone seemed to lag and bit and a bit of unresponsiveness. Then I had to remove the battery and replace it and it practically didn't read anything on my SD card. Eventually, the information seemed to have loaded. Also, downloading some of the apps, seemed to have gotten stuck in the process.

    Over the course of the day, it seems the phone has gotten faster and more responsive, without any kind of reset. I was able to reload some apps and I was able to get the connection I was used to. Now over the past few weeks, I've used the GO launcher, haven't gotten one white HTC screen with Go Launcher. I used SENSE and at first it seemed to work fine. Later I got the white HTC reboot screen, so I've gone back to Go Launcher. It's been super smooth since!!

    I'm anxious to see what 4.0 improvement will come with the apps. I do love the 4.0 versions of G+, Google Talk and Gmail. Only exception in Google Talk, seems to have taken away the ability to sort ALL your online contacts, just most used contacts.

    Overall, I'm pretty impressed with the upgrade (so long as I use GO LAUNCHER). Seems sense still has some issues.
    05-16-2012 08:09 PM
  23. bgbagz's Avatar
    Ok so finally the update..I have been waiting for this update like a crack heads waits for the dope dealer to give him his next hit. If it disappoints me well just say I got a legal team called Glock and Ruger Red Hawk (they will do all the talking with the sensation) like the father on you tube who shot his daughter's laptop..... So as I type this, it is installing... hoping I have no issues... yeah right
    05-16-2012 10:15 PM
  24. bassdelux15's Avatar
    Is anyone having problems with the stock gallery app after the update? It was working at first but after that one time it keeps saying that I have no photos/videos. But when I use a third party app (ex: QuickPic), everything is there. I tried force closing it and rebooting the phone, nothing seems to help.
    05-16-2012 10:41 PM
  25. brewkelyn's Avatar
    +1 for Apex launcher. Really gives you that pure ICS feel as with the G-Nexus and it has been lag free thus far. Highly recommended.

    Sent from my HTC Sensation 4G using Android Central Forums
    05-16-2012 10:42 PM
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