T-Mobile and HTC have started rolling out a new software update for the HTC Sensation 4G. The update does not bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which many Sensation users must be hoping for. Instead, the software update is just aimed at fixing some bugs and improving the general performance and stability of the phone.
Below is the full change-log of the update :
- Improvements to Trace dictionary
- Screen unresponsiveness resolved
- Device taking screen shots resolved
- Lock screen shifted up resolved
- Icon pixilation resolved
- Improved Wi-Fi connection
- Green lines on photo resolved
The update is being rolled out in stages by T-Mobile, so Sensation 4G owners should not expect the update to hit their phone immediately.
Sprint is also rolling out a minor software update for the Epic 4G Touch, which fixes some 4G hotspot functionality and radio signal issues. Below is the full change-log for the update-:
- 4G Sprint Hotspot disconnects when in a phone call
- Radio loses signal and may require power cycle
Like the T-Mobile Sensation 4G update, the Sprint Epic 4G Touch update is also being rolled out in stages.
Few months ago, T-Mobile launched the HTC Sensation 4G. This handset is the 4G variant of the powerful HTC Sensation smartphone. This device originally runs on the Android 2.3.3 Operating System, but T-Mobile recently rolled out the much-awaited Android 2.3.4 update. The latest update changes the software version of the device to 1.45.531.1 and it comes with software stability, improved battery life, performance improvements and more. Check out the complete changelog, after the break.
- Software stability
- Improved battery life
- Improvements to Trace dictionary
- Improvements to screen responsiveness
- Improvements to video playbook
- Improvements regarding device reboots
- Improvements to icon pixilation
- Improvements to Wi-Fi connection
- Improvements to screen/photo resolution
This update will be available only via OTA (Over-The-Air). To update your HTC Sensation 4G smartphone, go to Settings > About phone > HTC software updates and hit the Check option. You might have to wait for a few days, before the update reaches your smartphone. This update will be available to all the Sensation 4G owners before September 18th. If you have any query, please feel free to ask us in the comments below.
Until last year, HTC were the developer’s favorite Android handset manufacturer because their phones did not ship with a locked boot loader. However, since 2011 HTC has started shipping phones with a locked bootloader, which received a lot of criticism from users and developers, alike. Thankfully, HTC heard the criticism of their customers and decided that they will provide them with a way to unlock the boot loader.
Today, HTC has released more information about how the bootloader unlocking process will work, and why their latest handsets are still shipping with a locked down bootloader. Since an unlocked bootloader provides extensive control’ over the device and custom ROMs may harm your devices, HTC will continue shipping devices with a locked bootloader.
HTC will release a web-based tool for users interested in unlocking the bootloader, by this month, which will aid them in unlocking the bootloader. However, if a user unlocks the bootloader on his HTC device, he will void the warranty of his device.
HTC will release a software update for the Sensation, followed by the Sensation 4G on T-Mobile and the EVO 3D on Sprint, which will then allow users to unlock the bootloader on these handsets using the web-based tool. The company aims at releasing the software update sometime this month.
For more information about the bootloader unlocking process, readers should head over to HTC’s Facebook page.