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9Mar/120

Android Revolution HD 6.5.1/XE

Posted by Evil-Dragon

The last of the OTA's have hit our HTC Sensations for the final builds of Ice Cream Sandwich, today the OTA for the Sensation XE/LE was made available for devices and further more the OTA's for devices not on the HTC Elevate program started rolling out. This means that the 3.32.401.X series is the final HTC ICS build. Time to go build your mods/themes. In further news, ARHD has released it's latest ROM which includes the XE (Beats) version. Changelog as follows:

Android Revolution HD 6.5.1 --- release date: 9 March 2012 ---
  • XE version based on 3.32.401.105 update (Thanks to EddyOS for OTA file)
  • Market (Play Shop) updated to latest 3.4.7
  • Adobe Flash Player updated to latest 11.1.115.7
  • Better Wi-Fi calling support
  • Recovery updated to latest 1.0.0.4 RC1
  • Other minor changes and fixes
- Super Wipe is highly recommended due to new base (XE only)!
- 3.32.401.x firmware is required!
- 4EXT Touch Recovery is required!
- HTC Sensation 4G (U.S. T-Mobile PG5810000 | T-MOB010) users can flash this for better signal and data speeds!

 As always visit the thread for the most up to date information, firmware and download links: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1098849

Enjoy!

2Mar/120

HTC Stock ICS *RELEASE* 3.32.401.3 (Flashable | Untouched | Rooted)

Posted by Evil-Dragon

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rmk40 and mike1986 have both worked together to bring a STOCK flashable version of the 3.32.401.3 OTA to the HTC Sensation. There are 2 versions available:

 

 

 

 

rmk40's ROM:

This is a flashable zip of the release ICS build (3.32.401.3) for the Sensation. It was generated using the OTA package posted here by Redshark976. Devs are more than welcome to use this as a base for their ROMs.

Details:

  • Completely stock and remains odexed.
  • Rooted with the latest Superuser and su.
  • Insecure boot image, for proper root access.
  • Busybox installed in /system/xbin
Note: You will need to flash the appropriate 3.32 firmware, which is located in another thread here on the forums.

Download ROM

(MD5: 3df3b1a115e930bf21c902741a3919e7)

mike1986's ROM:

This is a flashable zip of the release ICS build (3.32.401.3) for HTC Sensation. It was generated using the OTA package given me by hexen88.

Details:

  • Completely stock and remains odexed.
  • Not rooted.
  • Secure boot image.
  • No busybox.
  • 100% pure stock ROM.

Software info:

  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3
  • HTC Sense 3.6
  • Release status: Final
  • Kernel: 3.0.16
Note: You will need to flash the appropriate 3.32 firmware, which is located in another thread here on the forums.

Download ROM

(MD5: 9400945695A92B9713E6C231FF08CBAB *Sensation_3.32.401.3.zip)

Any further questions should be directed to the forum thread located here.

2Mar/120

HTC Sensation: How to use Superwipe

Posted by Evil-Dragon

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Been noticing a large trend in search terms on my blog lately and I must admit there has never been a guide on how to use a superwipe script. In a nutshell, a superwipe script is used to clean your current phone partitions to make it ready for a brand new ROM version to be installed. This process only takes a few minutes from start to finish but can be potentially damaging if you haven't done something as basic as backing up your phone with a tool such as 4EXT or Clockworkmod Recovery. Take some time to learn about making backups, they'll save you hours worth of headaches and work if something goes wrong.

Assuming you've backed up, we'll look at 2 methods to superwipe/wipe your phone partitions:

Method 1 - Using Recovery to Wipe

All of the recoveries made for your device have the ability to wipe partitions, except for the HTC stock recovery which is less easy to use and more locked down than using either Clockworkmod or 4EXT Recovery. It's a pretty easy process.

  1. Reboot your phone into the bootloader screen or use QuickBoot from the Android Market and select "Bootloader" or "Recovery"
  2. Press the power button to get into the fastboot screen and use the volume up and down keys to go to "RECOVERY" and press the power button
  3. Find the section that says "Wipe / Format" and select the approprite option, such as in 4EXT it's "Format all partitions (except sdcard)" or "Wipe Data/Factory Reset" for Clockworkmod.
  4. It will now do it's thing and format your partitions, after this you can go ahead and install your new ROM. It will be installed and will boot like your phone has been never been booted before with the new ROM.

Method 2 - Using Recovery Scripts

Depending on your ROM chef for the ROM you wish to install, they might have already created their own tool to allow you to easily wipe your phone to install their ROM. They are usually found on the Chef's 1st opening post/blog for the ROM and they are usually called "Wipe scripts" or for example with Android Revolution HD, it's called a superwipe script.

  1. Find your ROM chef's download links and locate a wipe script, for example in this case we will assume you wanted to install ARHD ROM and you will use this script zip: Superwipe (Sensation ONLY)
  2. Download the script to your SDCard, either in root or a folder.
  3. Reboot your phone into the bootloader screen or use QuickBoot from the Android Market and select "Bootloader" or "Recovery"
  4. Press the power button to get into the fastboot screen and use the volume up and down keys to go to "RECOVERY" and press the power button
  5. Select the "install from sdcard" or "install from a zip" option
  6. Locate the script zip file you put on your SDCard and select it.
  7. It will now do it's thing and format your partitions, after this you can go ahead and install your new ROM. It will be installed and will boot like your phone has been never been booted before with the new ROM.

That's as easy as it is to wipe your phone from start to finish. I usually use a script method because it's a bit more through than using recovery but choose which ever method you want. The only pain you have to do now is setup your new ROM from scratch once again. Have fun!