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How to Install Stock Android 4.0.3 ICS on HTC Sensation

How to Install Stock Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on HTC Sensation

HTC Sensation which can also called, HTC Pyramid derived power from Dual-core 1.2 GHz Scorpion Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon processor, and it runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. But it can be changed to the latest Android 4.0 OS (aka Ice Cream Sandwich).


All Samsung Galaxy Nexus users are currently enjoying most of the benefits the latest and sensational OS, Ice cream sandwich offers. Even while the software have just gotten another update which is version 4.0.3 (though it is yet to be made official).

All thanks to Virtuous Quatto ROM, the company which is the owner of HTC Sensation, the company has just got the latest Android 4.0.3 on his rooted HTC Sensation device and that update comes with features such as Android skins, and ICS updates with a entwine. You can test this on your your HTC Sensation and let us know about it, if it worked well or you encountered challenges.

How to install - Stock android 4.0.3 ice cream sandwich on htc sensationThe procedure in this article has just been performed by a third party developer, XDA dev and it is in its Alpha 3 stage. And most of the ICS core features are accurately implemented but we are afraid that the camera and the Bluetooth of this device won’t work. Along the line, other bugs may appear and worry not! The ROM is still being in development stage.

Written below are the following things that will certainly work after you’ve installed the stock Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC Sensation device:

  • Wallpapers
  • Live Wallpapers
  • Sounds
  • Boots without any problems
  • 2G/3G Radios
  • Facebook contact sync
  • Touchscreen and keys
  • SD card
  • Tethering
  • All Sensors
  • Gallery
  • Root
  • Headphones
  • Wi-Fi
  • Microphones
  • Advance power menu
  • Screenshots
  • Android Market
  • 3D Accelerator
  • 3D games
  • EGL
  • GPS
  • Video Playback

According to some Apple developers, Virtuous Quattro ROM is compiled directly from AOSP code which is known as a pure ICS – all of the features above will surely work.

This procedure have been optimized for the targeted mobilde device and it is pre-rooted and you can install the Android 4.0.3 ICS. If you own a rooted device with you then try the following process to install the stock Android 4.0.3 into your HTC Sensation smartphone.

You will have to follow all the steps mentioned below but before you continue, you must do the followings:

  1. You will have to keep backups of all the data separately.
  2. Your  device battery must be fully charged and it at all, shouldn’t be lesser than 60%.
  3. You must install the ClockworkMod Recovery tool into your Smartphone before going through this process.

NOTE: and subordinates will not be responsible for any misfortune or data loss that could arise during the process, you must know that you’re installing this ROM at your own risk.


  1. Computer
  2. Rooted HTC Sensation
  3. USB data cable


How to Install Stock Android 4.0.3 ICS on HTC Sensation:

Step 1: Download Virtuous Quattro Alpha 3 ROM to your computer

Step 2: Copy the ROM to the root folder of a SD card that is in your HTC device

Step 3: Now reboot your device into the ClockworkMod Recovery just by turning it off. If you want to get into the Recovery mode, you’ll need to press the Volume Down & Power Button simultaneously

Step 4: Now on your screen, highlight the ‘bootloaderby using theVolume Keys and to select it by uisng the Power Button

Step 5: After that, then highlight ‘recovery using the Volume Keys and then select it just by using Power Button. All of these action will bring the phone into the Recovery mode

Step 6: In the recovery mode, select Backup and Recovery and select Backup to create a new backup of the existing ROM that is on the phone

Step 7:  Once that is done, the wipe all the phone data by selectingWipe data/factory reset’->confirm, then select Wipe Cache Partition’->confirm it and go to ‘Advanced Settings’ from your phone main menu to select ‘Wipe Dalvik cach’-> and confirm that on the next screen

Step 8: Once you have followed the steps as mentioned, then select Install zip from SDcard

Step 9: ChooseChoose ZIP from SDcard” and then select the downloaded ROM file and yu will need to confirm the ROM to get it flashed onto the HTC Sensation

Step 10: Select the option that saysGo back and then restart your device into Ice Cream Sandwich by choosing ‘Reboot system now’.

Now, you have successfully installed the latest and the hottest Android 4.0.3 Ice cream sandwich operating system on your HTC Sensation (which can also be called HTC Pyramid ) with the Virtuous Quattro Alpha 3 ROM.