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Manually Install Ice Cream Sandwich on HTC Sensation XL


Recently HTC released Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Sensation XL that comes with numerous changes and improvements, but the update is available just for European countries. But if you’re not in Europe, you don’t need to worry because the update is available for manual installation over XDA, here’s a step by step guide to install the update.

Before you start installation first keep in mind that your device should be rooted with S-Off, the firmware is just for HTC Sensation XL, so don’t try it on any other device or model. On your device turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.

Instructions

Step #1: Download and install HTC Drivers and .Net Framework package on your PC.

Step #2: Download Android Recovery Manager to PC and unzip it.

Step #3: Download the ICS 4.0 Update for Sensation XL to PC and rename the downloaded file to update.zip.

Step #4: Transfer the undate.zip into internal SD card of your phone.

Step #5: Check the Software version of device from Settings>About>Software Information and note down the number under Software Number.

Step #6: Plug the phone to PC using USB cable.

Step #7: Double click on Recovery manager.exe to run it.

Step #8: Click on start button, then click on Download recovery, then select the option in the right side box of the Android Recovery Manager window that matches the software version on phone.

Step #9: Check the I agree box and click on the Download selected Recovery and Flash to download the recovery. Once it downloaded, click on yes button to start installation of recovery, once it done, select No to reboot the device into recovery mode.

Step #10: in recovery mode you will see an “!” icon on the screen, there hold down power and press Volume Up to enter into recovery mode (Note: In recovery mode use volume keys to navigate and power button to select).

Step #11: Select apply update from sd card and then select “update.zip” file to start installation. Once the installation is done, the device will reboot itself, if not, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”

That’s it, you’ve flashed the Ice Cream Sandwich on your device, you can visit the original thread of XDA here and comment below for queries.

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