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Still waiting for an official ICS upgrade on one of HTC’s (too) numerous 2011 phones still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread? Well, we have some (partially) good news for you. While no exact rollout dates have been announced yet, a Facebook comment from the company’s official account should be reason for optimism. No, unfortunately we’ve heard nothing good about the Desire HD, which, as far as we know, won’t get Ice Cream Sandwich. However, HTC is planning to “finish updates by the end of August” for at least two phones, previously announced as getting ICS bumps over the summer. The Thunderbolt…

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HTC just gave word on its’ official Facebook page that the first round of Android 4.0 updates would be available before the end of March, and it looks like the HTC Thunderbolt will not be in the first round. So what phones are getting updated? HTC Sensation HTC Sensation 4G HTC Sensation XE HTC Sensation XL HTC Rezound HTC EVO 3D HTC EVO Design 4G HTC Vivid HTC Incredible S HTC Desire S HTC Desire HD Here’s HTC’s full official statement: HTC has been working hard to get its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades ready, and we’re excited to announce that…

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One of HTC’s amazing phones for the year 2011 brings even more surprises to its users for the year 2012.  Originally shipping with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the HTC Desire S not only is upgradable to the latest Gingerbread (Android 2.3.5) but also to the latest Android (4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich).  Thanks to the Virtuous Quattro ROM, ICS is no longer out of reach of HTC Desire S users. The phone is crafted with a sturdy aluminum chassis while maintaining a sleek build. It sports a 1 GHz processor and has an in-built HD camcorder for capturing your memories the high-definition…

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Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich is still hot and many are still waiting for this operating system to fill their phones and tablets to add more excitement and thrill to their devices. One device that is still ICS-hollow and eager for some filling is the HTC Desire S. Unfortunately for this phone, the official ICS update is still nowhere in sight, and there are still no clues on when it will arrive–if at all. But, thanks to programmers at XDA Developers, a beta version (BETA8R4a) of ICS for the HTC Desire S is now available  and users can finally get a…

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If you can’t wait to get your hands on the official Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Desire S, then we’ve got good news for you. Third-party developers have whipped out an interesting beta version of the much-anticipated Android update for HTC Desire S users. Though, this is not the official ICS update but a vanilla brew of the firmware. As of now, HTC hasn’t mentioned any release date for the official update, but we will let you know once it arrives. In the meantime, we’ll have to make do with the current beta version to get a feel on…

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HTC Desire S users will now have the opportunity to install the latest version of Cyanogen MOD 7.1 version to their device. Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread can now be installed to your device.  Always remember that whenever you’re updating to a new custom firmware, you must have a rooted device in order to proceed.  This is not the official firmware upgrade but rather a community-based version developed by the CyanogenMod community. After you install CyanogenMod 7.1 on your device, you will be able to enjoy the following enhancements: Based on the latest Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread firmware Supports AOSP based kernels Supports…

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One of the fastest phones out there, the HTC Desire S is giving out promising results as HTC is planning to release an Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update for the device. Despite the fact that HTC hasn’t come up with an official release date for the update, leaked versions began to surface through the net. Early users of the HTC Desire S were able to get a copy and test it on their device and were happy to report that the latest version was stable with all the core key features completely intact. With the Gingerbread version all ready, there’s no…

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For HTC Desire S users who have wanted to try something apart from the phone they get in the box, rooting may be an option. Rooting is a process wherein third party applications, such as custom ROMs, are given access to system-level files. Such “root-level” access isn’t usually possible. But, by modifying the system files, users can enjoy the customized experience of their device. A downside, however, is that rooting voids the phone’s warranty in almost all cases. In order to facilitate a smooth rooting process, users must back up the data available on their phone. Messages, phone contacts, music,…