Dec 09 AT 3:10 PM Nick Gray 44 Comments

HTC Sensation 4G bug fix update now available from T-Mobile


We always enjoy software updates on our phones, especially when carriers and OEMs push out update which fixes issues that were introduced in previous updates. T-Mobile and HTC have a new update available for the HTC Sensation 4G which improves the screen’s responsiveness, handset stability, introduces a new dictionary update for HTC Trace, but also fixed the icon pixilation and screenshot issues which somehow made it through the different testing phases with the last update for the phone.

T-Mobile will be gradually pushing out the update for the HTC Sensation over the next few weeks, but you can always try to manually trigger the update by pressing Menu > Settings > About Phone > HTC software updates > Check.

Below, we’ve included T-Mobile’s official list of fixes, updates, and new features that are included in the software update. So what are you waiting for? Download the update and let us know if your phone runs any better. Let’s hope T-Mobile and HTC actually did their homework this time, giving HTC Sensation 4G users anupdate that makes the phone better, not worse.

New Features

  • Software stability
  • Improved battery life


  • 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

Via: HTC Source

Source: T-Mobile

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Tim

    So far no more screenshot issues. That was my biggest complain.

  • Deeds

    Don’t need it because I have Cyanogenmod 7

    • LukeT32

      Get 9 wuss.

      • Tenoch

        is Cyanogenmod now available?

  • zyphbear

    I do wish they would update handsets more often, but I know mine had not been updated as much as it should have been.

  • Sean the Electrofreak

    Slow news day huh? :p

    • Sean the Electrofreak

      Yeah, I can’t complain, it’s better than nothing, and the AT&T article that was just posted now is pretty interesting.

  • heeros

    I love how Software stability is a new feature.

    • Nick Gray

      Yeah, thought that one was a bit funny. “Ladies and gentlemen, we present the best new feature of the millennium… SOFTWARE STABILITY!”

    • WarDrake

      Sad but true, Lately it’s a feature ^_^

    • Homncruse

      I got a small chuckle when I read that too. Should’ve really been under “Improvements”.

  • Adryan maldonado

    Glad to hear for sensation users.

  • flip3547

    Maybe this update could make all those custom ROMS out there for the sensation even better than they are now. I’m on CyanogenMod so I guess it doesn’t do anything for that.

  • humidity


  • Alex

    I’ll be telling my little brother about this. He has a Sensation and doesn’t really care about updates and whatnot but I’ll live vicariously through him since it’s been so long since I got an OTA update for my G2 haha


    My lady’s Sensation received the Update yesterday and has since been running smoothly and she reports better battery life today..

  • Ironzey Lewis

    I would really enjoy some more battery life. 6 hours isn’t enough…

  • btelks

    Super excited about this update. Had issues with the screenshot and had to get a new phone. Hope this update truly fixes the issue.

  • David Sumner

    so far loving the update =)
    Does any body know if it fixes the problems with the games Cordy and ninjjump?

  • HoLfElDeR

    as i said before HTC realy care for customers that is why is best

  • James Conley

    I want one of these so bad but I blew my upgrade on the F2 thinking if cyanogen aka steve had one I’d be cool in the game. Now he rocks a galaxy nexus and my phone is so so.

    • James Conley

      edit *G2*

  • donger

    more updates?

  • thechad


  • Julio Solis

    the update made the phone a little fast but it IS WASTING MY BATTERY WAYYYYYY MORE THEN BEFORE!!!!! NEED A NEW UPDATE ASAP

  • Karbide

    I hadn’t had any of the screenshot issues like quite a few people have had (even my wife’s phone would do it occasionally), but I have noticed an increase in responsiveness.

    One issue I did have before the update was with the game Shadowgun. Before the update the initial cut scene would play but as soon as it transitioned to game play the display would glitch and then lockup, forcing me to do a restart. I updated yesterday and now the game runs super smooth with no glitching & no lock up. Just something I noticed and thought I would share.

    Has anyone else noticed improvements like this with your device?

  • keridel

    was quite suprised when my sensation 4g unlocked on orange uk updated. its made some nice changes.

  • JC005

    Bummer I just sold mine to my friend. I wonder if he’ll sell it back to me now.?

    • itzxdjx

      Lol maybe he will

  • ToonPanda

    Nice to see that they keep their phones updated!

  • Alexandra Sedlack


  • euio

    Haven’t got my update yet, but looking forward to it.

    • euio

      oooo, i just check and it is available.
      downloading now.

      • euio

        didn’t work for my Sensation 4G. i think because i had rooted it. even though i am still running the stock Sense UI, i must have installed a different boot loader that didn’t like the update. my rebooted to install, but just locked up at an android and a triangle with exclamation mark. battery pull and restart and i am fine. tried again with the same results.

        But I just tried it on my wife’s Sensation (which is not rooted) and it worked fine.

  • Ernsty

    Thank goodness for the screenshot fix (that was rather annoying). Also looking forward to more battery life, though I’m not going to hold my breath for a noticeable improvement.

  • Ernsty

    Okay so they fixed “icon pixilation,” something I hadn’t noticed, but the curved launch bar/drawer (a.k.a. Rosie) is still badly in need of anti-aliasing. That was one of the first suggestions I made to HTC back when I had first purchased this phone. I’ll agree, however, that “icon pixilation” should be a higher priority item than the Rosie bar when it comes to a GUI visual quality punch list.

  • ld6772

    They said that it would improve battery life, it seems to have done the opposite for me.

  • rekaviles

    Ive had decent battery lift on mines an dthis update hasn’t changed anything. I haven’t noticed anything more than what im already used to.

    Love this phone.

  • Theresa Chorba

    Since my update my phone runs worse! Every time I unlock my screen it says “loading” then it flashes to the HTC screen. It

  • James

    After the update my battery drains more than twice as fast. No changes to any other settings were made, battery usage apps do not show anything abnormal…

  • Md. Tarique Ibne Hamid

    I have updated my htc sensation 4G couple of days back which I have purchased form T Mobile. I have faced a big problem on my phone that most of the time by device is unable to receive the phonecall. When I drag the circle appear on the screen to the accept any incomeing call most of the time the incomeing call turned into missed call. Details of my device is given below:

    IMEI No.: 35506041177744
    Device Serial No. :HT161t522898

    I live in Bangladesh & I have purchased the device from USA through one of my relatives who is living in USA.

  • the ron

    i have the htc sensation 4g. I’ve tried downloading the updates. yet all that happens is my phone is usable for hoursssssssssss. a message came up saying file is corrupted. i tried again and all i have is a phone i cant use. the updates said 10 – 15 minutes to complete buts its been more like 10 – 15 hours. why is this happening? is there a site to download the update from other than the phone?

  • Sampath

    HI All,
    I am using HTC sensation 4G, last few weeks, My mobile automatically goes to shut down or poweroff mode and when I try to power on the mobile, It is powered on and suddenly goes to power off mode. I heard it is a bug in HTC and have some patches for the same. Please some one guide me, Where can I get the bug fix and how can I apply it, Please help me guys.