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HTC Sensation v HTC Sensation XE?

Is there much point getting an HTC Sensation XE if I've already got an HTC Sensation?

Most Useful Answer AhmadCentral  Oct. 14, 2011 at 20:42

Nope, If you have a sensation you can turn it into an XE in a few easy steps.

1- Get the Anker 1900Mah battery from amazon for £7.50, its bigger than both your original (1520Mah) and the XE (1750Mah).

2. Dowload the HTC Sensation XE rom.

3. Download PowerAMP and tune it to the beats profile for your current headphones.

4.Root your phone and overclock the processor to 1.2Ghz.

Optional- buy beats stickers to stick on the phone

There you go, you now have a slightly better HTC Sensation XE for less than £10.

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Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:34

nope. the xe only has a software upgrade/ 4gb of internal memory and a set of beats headphones.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:45

And a bigger battery and the same processor but clocked higher, with your warranty still intact. Oh and it's a different colour.

blizzard7  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:47

The bigger XE battery does fit in a Sensation and there are ROMs which give the Sensation the Beats software (and an overclock if you want). The SRS enhancement on the Sensation is pretty good anyway.

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:47

you can get a bigger battery for the sensation without breaking the warranty ;) just get the sensation xe battery from htc.

Treab  Oct. 13, 2011 at 16:49

great minds hay blizz... (_;)

AhmadCentral  Oct. 14, 2011 at 20:42

Nope, If you have a sensation you can turn it into an XE in a few easy steps.

1- Get the Anker 1900Mah battery from amazon for £7.50, its bigger than both your original (1520Mah) and the XE (1750Mah).

2. Dowload the HTC Sensation XE rom.

3. Download PowerAMP and tune it to the beats profile for your current headphones.

4.Root your phone and overclock the processor to 1.2Ghz.

Optional- buy beats stickers to stick on the phone

There you go, you now have a slightly better HTC Sensation XE for less than £10.

Treab  Oct. 14, 2011 at 21:05

if that more powerful battery is actually more powerful...

some people have reviewed that its actually a 1750mAh not 1900

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 14, 2011 at 21:59

Ahmad you forgot one step, destroy your warranty...

AhmadCentral  Oct. 14, 2011 at 22:19

Aha, yeh i forgot to mention that. Warranty would be voided by doing most of that^^^

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 14, 2011 at 23:56

Yeah, the warranty is an important point to most "normal", people. You don't wanna start hacking a normal Sensation to save a few quid at the start of a 2 year contract, void your warranty, only for it to break in 6 months time of something unreleated and you can't get it repaired because it's rooted, has a custom ROM and is OC'd.

Unless you're VERY techy, just leave the whole conversion process well alone, you'll void your warranty and there's plenty than CAN go wrong during rooting/installing ROMs/OC'ing your phone.

The bigger battery, Power Amp app & Beats Audio stickers, WON'T affect your warranty at all. HTC would be fine with those three things, just the OC'ing, rooting and custom ROM will void your warranty.

mrew42  Oct. 15, 2011 at 19:53

Ok. I have my Sensation running as an XE by doing the following:
Root (S-OFF)
install Clockworkmod
Install Android Revolution 3.6.1 ROM (or above) - provides the upping of the clock speed (always has - even before the XE was announced) and the Beats audio plugin.
Warranty?
You can comprehensively undo all the above, S-ON, remove recovery AND re-install the original ROM and no-one would be any the wiser.....

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 15, 2011 at 20:35

mrew, what happens if your phone breaks whilst it's rooted then? You can't unroot or S-On it because it's broken, but if you send it in for repair HTC will realise it's rooted and refuse to fix it...or charge you for it's return if they do fix it and then find out it's rooted. Please don't lull people into the false sense of security that rooting and S-Offing an HTC, or any android phone, not that they all need S-Off, is risk free and never goes wrong, it does, it can turn your phone into a paper weight.

mrew42  Oct. 16, 2011 at 09:48

Woah matt woah.
If the phone is as you say 'broken' and you can't get to recovery or set S-OFF then how on earth will HTC know it's rooted? Plenty of people have sent their phones back to HTC without any eyebrow being raised over S-ON or OFF - Some people have even bought their phones S-OFF.
Not that i'm suggesting that people wish to do anything like I have suggested without feeling comfortable doing so OR having the ability to do so. All I was saying was that with the Sensation - in particular - is that it it's very very difficult to 'Brick'. To many people who complain of their phone being 'bricked' they don't understand the very basics of what their doing, not the ability to research a cure.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 16, 2011 at 11:25

Say your LCD fails, then HTC would find out it's rooted, but you personally couldn't get it unrooted before you sent it to them. Just hoping HTC won't mind/find out is the reason so many noobs root their phone then cry to us when it goes horribly wrong. I've soft-bricked more phones than I care to mention, but if I didn't know all the stuff I do about android I'd have assumed they were broken for good, not that most of the time they just needed reflashing. All it takes to perma-brick a phone is for a noob to get bored half way through the rooting process and pull the USB cable out, voila you have a potentially dead phone...

I fully agree with rooting, every Android phone I've owned, and plenty of my friends, I've rooted. On the other hand, I've read and learned massive amounts about android and about how to fix stuff when it all goes balls up. Telling people "rooting is easy, just do it", is what causes most tears in the world of Android. As a final point hoping you can get your warranty back is always a bad idea for most non-techy people, it lulls them into this sense of security that rooting is a trivial and perfectly safe process, that you can undo overtime and pass the problem on to HTC, or other OEM.

My basic message, root your phone, consider your warranty a thing of the past. Secondly, read first, root second.

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