HTC Desire HD gets Ice Cream Sandwich – thanks to XDA

HTC Desire HD gets Ice Cream Sandwich – thanks to XDARemember the HTC Desire HD Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) fiasco? First we were told that the smartphone would be updated, then it wouldn’t, then it would, and then - finally – it most definitely would not. Sob.

But wait! Dry those tears. You can put Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC Desire HD right now, thanks to the good folks at xda-developers. Huzzah!

Following a bit of a backlash, HTC explained that upgrading the Desire HD to Ice Cream Sandwich “would require re-partitioning device storage and overwriting user data in order to install this update. While technically advanced users might find this solution acceptable, the majority of customers would not.”

However, a post over on xda yells: “The Team blackout development team have now given HTC a large two fingered salute by releasing the first fully functional Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM with Sense 3.6.”

It’s ported from an HTC Incredible S build, and – better still – there are no known issues. Fully functioning Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC Desire HD. Awesome-o.

For more info, head over to this thread on xda-developers.

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4 comments

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 20, 2012 at 13:38

This isn't really news, well either that or every older phone which doesn't get an update by official means but is updated by the developer community, deserves its own piece.

The DHD is hardly the first phone to have a yes/no/yes/no history with manufacturer updates, is it?

lcurdie / MOD  Aug. 20, 2012 at 14:22

The HTC Desire HD was a fairly high profile snub, no?

And let's not forget that you hate the phone in question ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 20, 2012 at 21:35

The HTC Desire HD was a fairly high profile snub, no?

And let's not forget that you hate the phone in question ;)

Lots of well known phones are denied updates that their hardware could easily deal with. AFAIK Jelly Bean is running well on the i9000, surely that's more impressive than ICS on the DHD?

On the closer to home note, lets not forget to let people know that you own this phone, don't you ;)?

sean4321  Sep. 8, 2012 at 20:42

No more HTC products for me ... ever. Hello galaxy note 2.

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