HTC Sensation 4G Update To Android 2.3.4 Begins Today!

HTC Sensation 4G owners get a bit of good news today as T-Mobile begins pushing out an OTA update upping Sensation 4G devices to Android 2.3.4. Bringing a host of improvements this update will be a typical staggered rollout with all customers expected to receive the update by September 18th. While the T-Mobile support forum says “late September” we’ve been able to confirm that the rollout is expected to complete on September 18th. So what does Android 2.3.4 bring?

  • Software stability
  • Improved battery life
  • Improvements to Trace dictionary
  • Improvements to screen responsiveness
  • Improvements to video playbook
  • Improvements regarding device reboots
  • Improvements to icon pixilation
  • Improvements to Wi-Fi connection
  • Improvements to screen/photo resolution

As always you can check on your device to see if the update is already waiting by hitting About phone>HTC Software updates>Check and follow the on screen prompts if available.

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  • Curt

    first? So nobody tried this yet?

    • Don’t ever say “first” again on this website! EVER! :-) Tis a banning.

    • Don’t ever say “first” again on this website! EVER! :-) Tis a banning.

    • Don’t ever say “first” again on this website! EVER! :-) Tis a banning.

      • Paul

        Amen to that!!!

      • Paul

        Amen to that!!!

      • UHSig1260

        What about “second”? :P
        These annoying people need to be told explicitly!

      • UHSig1260

        What about “second”? :P
        These annoying people need to be told explicitly!

      • Dclokc

        how about UNO?  hee hee….couldnt resist. 

    • Don’t ever say “first” again on this website! EVER! :-) Tis a banning.

    • Wildfenix

      Just did…nothing

    • Wildfenix

      Just did…nothing

    • Wildfenix

      Just did…nothing

  • Anonymous

    told u sluts it was coming this month

  • Anonymous

    told u sluts it was coming this month

  • Anonymous

    told u sluts it was coming this month

  • Anonymous

    told u sluts it was coming this month

  • I was getting jealous of the europeans.. Great news!

  • I was getting jealous of the europeans.. Great news!

  • I was getting jealous of the europeans.. Great news!

  • I was getting jealous of the europeans.. Great news!

  • Sylvano

    Mine says ‘There are no update available for your phone’

  • Sylvano

    Mine says ‘There are no update available for your phone’

    • Sylvano

      After trying again maybe every couple of hours, it’s here!

  • Sylvano

    Mine says ‘There are no update available for your phone’

  • kuni

    30 days to roll this out????

    • guest

      “staggered rollout” != “everyone get it at the same time”

  • kuni

    30 days to roll this out????

  • Anonymous

    Sweet. Hope the damn lag will be gone!

  • Anonymous

    Sweet. Hope the damn lag will be gone!

  • Anonymous

    Sweet. Hope the damn lag will be gone!

  • Darn I was hoping for some bloatwre removl options like on the Evo 3d as well as a fix for the reboot>icon not showing up

    • Youngt82

      Word me too Merf :( but thanks David hopefully this update will improve my phone stability and htc sense performances!

  • Darn I was hoping for some bloatwre removl options like on the Evo 3d as well as a fix for the reboot>icon not showing up

  • Anonymous

    I like how “Improved Battery Life” and “Software Stability” is listed as a new feature instead of an improvement.  Shouldn’t they be listing Gingerbread.  I’m sure that there had to be some new features in 2.3.4.

  • Anonymous

    I like how “Improved Battery Life” and “Software Stability” is listed as a new feature instead of an improvement.  Shouldn’t they be listing Gingerbread.  I’m sure that there had to be some new features in 2.3.4.

  • Anonymous

    I like how “Improved Battery Life” and “Software Stability” is listed as a new feature instead of an improvement.  Shouldn’t they be listing Gingerbread.  I’m sure that there had to be some new features in 2.3.4.

  • xnifex

    video playback, not playbook

  • xnifex

    video playback, not playbook

  • Arodhr13

    has anyone recived this yet? and if so where are you located?

  • hecg55

    Not yet available for me.. I’m excited though because I feel like my sensation is already super awesome and quick!!! And for it to get a bit better… YES

  • So will I be able to do Google Video Chat from my HTC Sensation Now????

    • Anonymous

      Nope.  That’s 2.3.5.  Sorry bro.  Currently only the Nexus S supports that.

      • Barista Man

        Nope 2.3.4 is the Google video chat.

        • Tortionist

          exactly, Android 2.3.5 hasn’t even been released. Android 2.3.4 is the latest release, otherwise cm7 would be upgraded to it already.

        • Wilson Fickle

          2.3.5 is on cm7 nightlys

      • Barista Man

        Nope 2.3.4 is the Google video chat.

      • Barista Man

        Nope 2.3.4 is the Google video chat.

    • Cr

      Yes, this update does have the Video Chat GTalk in it (Got the update. It has it in it)

  • So will I be able to do Google Video Chat from my HTC Sensation Now????

  • SkaN3rd

    Even though I haven’t had any issues with my Sensation, I’m glad to see HTC keeping its devices updated. The update seems to have made its way to the Brooklyn, NY area because it hit me and my girlfriend’s phones about the same time, 6:58 p.m.

  • Anonymous

    This is why I love HTC (and T-Mobile). Gingerbread (2.3.3) released with the phone mid-June and update starts rolling out 2 months later (along with the jump through hoops bootloader unlock but that’s another issue). Samsung, are you listening to this? Never mind, you haven’t even released your newest phone (GS2) here yet.

  • Yippee…been waiting for the wifi improvement.  Not available for mine yet but hopefully soon.

  • ayvex

    i wonder how long until someone post a link for a direct download?

  • jaZzyjeff

    There’s no way to do a manual update? I remember I did for my G2 when they were rolling out its first update.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, but does it give us the ability to take screenshots? On the HTC website for the t-mobile version of the sensation, it says we can take screen captures, but we clearly can’t. Otherwise, even pre-update the device has been good to me, and I’m glad that there are updates nonetheless. 

    • Anonymous

      There is an app called Screen Shot It (by a developer named Edward Kim) that claims to work on non-rooted devices. I’ve never tried it, but I have used the version for rooted devices in the past, and it’s quite solid. (Although totally unnecessary since the latest iterations of CM7 include support for screen shots.) 

      Also, if you do root, Dropcap2 works great, and it’s free.

    • Anonymous

      There is an app called Screen Shot It (by a developer named Edward Kim) that claims to work on non-rooted devices. I’ve never tried it, but I have used the version for rooted devices in the past, and it’s quite solid. (Although totally unnecessary since the latest iterations of CM7 include support for screen shots.) 

      Also, if you do root, Dropcap2 works great, and it’s free.

    • Anonymous

      There is an app called Screen Shot It (by a developer named Edward Kim) that claims to work on non-rooted devices. I’ve never tried it, but I have used the version for rooted devices in the past, and it’s quite solid. (Although totally unnecessary since the latest iterations of CM7 include support for screen shots.) 

      Also, if you do root, Dropcap2 works great, and it’s free.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, but does it give us the ability to take screenshots? On the HTC website for the t-mobile version of the sensation, it says we can take screen captures, but we clearly can’t. Otherwise, even pre-update the device has been good to me, and I’m glad that there are updates nonetheless. 

    • guest

      power+home=screenshot is a standard feature of Android 2.3.4

  • RAWshadTX

    Great news! Improve battery life is a winner to me and WiFi connection too. Man, it loses signal for WiFi like crazy unless you’re like an inch away from the router. Best news ever.

  • johnnyonthespot

    Lol…kinda funny hearing everyone talk about their sensation. Kind of like when the mytouch was released, and Robert Dotson talked about “my touch”.

  • AlealeG2

    havent even gotten my g2 update yet…..

    • Gm Aharrington1

      Then go into a T-mobile store.

      • Jeffreygreen1315

        I’ve been trying to find a store in Maryland that can do the upgrade and all says they haven’t gotten a card and that we should wait for the OTA!

  • Tortionist

    I’m happy for you guys. That’s awesome. Personally, I hate waiting for updates, so I root all of my phones and flash a ROM within the first two to three weeks. I usually do CM7. When you root a phone it allows you to download apps that let you remove unwanted apps(bloatware), overclock the processor, change some system settings, flash a ROM that can usually give you the latest version of Android, etc. It’s not as hard as it would seem. I have a Motorola Defy that runs at 1.2 GHZ with Android 2.3.4, It’s very smooth and fluid. Not bad for a mid level phone that started out at 800 MHZ with Android 2.1. No more motoblur, and it even has increased battery life. It’s totally insane. For those of you worrying about bricking the phone or voiding the warranty don’t. It’s very hard to brick a phone, believe me i’ve tried, and you can always unroot the phone so the warranty is not voided. Its not hard. This is my second phone with a locked bootloader that I rooted. It’s still pretty easy. Two great websites for rooting phones and flashing ROMs are xdadevelopers.com and theunlockr.com. Rooting and flashing supercharges your phone.    

  • Brandon Dean

    This is why HTC is the best company making android phones, The update turnaround for HTC phones is faster than any other company. However, I do think all of the companies are getting better about providing timely updates, as long as its a higher end phone. The mid/low end phones tend to be stuck on whatever they shipped with.

  • LOL. I’ve been on a 2.3.4 ROM for several days now. For all you stock guys, don’t expect 2.3.4 to magically make the lag disappear. I’m on one of the quicker 2.3.4 custom ROMs right now, and there is still a little bit of lag to Sense. If you ever want the Sensation to behave like a dual core phone should, you aren’t going to get that to happen stock (I can hardly get it to behave as it should even when modded). There are maybe 3 ROMs out there that are faster than the one I’m on and that truly eliminate the lag completely. Only a custom Sense ROM or a CM7 ROM will take care of how pathetically slow the Sensation is stock.

    • Fred

      LOL! My phone works fine…. I don’t have any lag issues with Stock 2.3.4
      So I will stick with the stock thanks.

  • BUMBKLAATT

    Nice, my wife has the sensation, I am still in love with my HD2 on Miui Rom running android 2.3.5 ftw.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve really tried to like MIUI, but it’s just not my cup of tea. It sure is pretty though…

    • Anonymous

      I’ve really tried to like MIUI, but it’s just not my cup of tea. It sure is pretty though…

      • Nick

        I love MIUI.  Definitely the prettiest thing going.  Too many screens on stock android look like they were designed by middle schoolers.  IMHO that’s one thing that sets iOS apart.

      • Nick

        I love MIUI.  Definitely the prettiest thing going.  Too many screens on stock android look like they were designed by middle schoolers.  IMHO that’s one thing that sets iOS apart.

        • Anonymous

          Lol, won’t argue with you there :) My problem with MIUI really is that I just have way too many apps and I have a compulsive need to keep them all on my phone, so moving them around between the screens so that they were in some sort of order was just way too much work. Lol, so really it’s just that I’m lazy :) I’m not sure if you’re the same way, but if you do have a lot of apps, how did you handle your initial setup? Is there an easier way to do it then creating new home screens and moving apps between them? I’ll be honest, I didn’t really spend much time with it before I said, “not for me” and reinstalled CyanogenMod. I’d totally go back to MIUI if there was an easy way for me to get everything set up.

      • Nick

        I love MIUI.  Definitely the prettiest thing going.  Too many screens on stock android look like they were designed by middle schoolers.  IMHO that’s one thing that sets iOS apart.

  • BUMBKLAATT

    Nice, my wife has the sensation, I am still in love with my HD2 on Miui Rom running android 2.3.5 ftw.

  • BUMBKLAATT

    Nice, my wife has the sensation, I am still in love with my HD2 on Miui Rom running android 2.3.5 ftw.

  • Anonymous

    pff, still waiting on my G2 OTA update to gingerbread

    • Jeffreygreen1315

      I feel you on this. T-mo is getting to be OOHH NNOO! If was reported the we could go into the stores and get Gingerbread and that  turned out to be BULL. I am just like a lot of other folks; waiting impatiently!

      • Tmobileemployeeeeeee

        stores have it. reps are too lazy to care to do it.

      • Tmobileemployeeeeeee

        stores have it. reps are too lazy to care to do it.

        • Girth Brooks

          It doesn’t work on the G2, check Community.

        • Nightnighttmobs

          I never got it at my store….. and what girth said

        • Nightnighttmobs

          I never got it at my store….. and what girth said

        • Nightnighttmobs

          I never got it at my store….. and what girth said

        • Nightnighttmobs

          I never got it at my store….. and what girth said

        • LC

          I had an HTC quality manager in my store today and he said they’re working on issuing out a new SD card for the G2, but in the mean time customers will have to wait for the OTA.

    • Jeffreygreen1315

      I feel you on this. T-mo is getting to be OOHH NNOO! If was reported the we could go into the stores and get Gingerbread and that  turned out to be BULL. I am just like a lot of other folks; waiting impatiently!

    • Razorray15

      Same here its been weeks since the update has begun and still no 2.3 still waiting in Texas.

    • derek 21

      you can always manually update your software if you chose by going to retail store, they have the update on a sd card. 

    • derek 21

      you can always manually update your software if you chose by going to retail store, they have the update on a sd card. 

  • Ha, I got my Sensation 3 days ago and took me a few minutes to root it.  I’m now enjoying 2.3.4 and all of its goodness.  Thanks a ton, XDA.

    • Which ROM? I’m on CoreDroid and love the theme to it, but it isn’t completely lag free.

      • jarvis billena

        Leedroid works best for me..

      • jarvis billena

        Leedroid works best for me..

      • jarvis billena

        Leedroid works best for me..

      • Anonymous

        I am also on CoreDroid. The only 2 I have tried so far are LeeDroid and CoreDroid. From my experience CoreDroid is a lot smoother on my phone, and I also got very bad signal when using LeeDroid.

      • Anonymous

        I am also on CoreDroid. The only 2 I have tried so far are LeeDroid and CoreDroid. From my experience CoreDroid is a lot smoother on my phone, and I also got very bad signal when using LeeDroid.

  • Ha, I got my Sensation 3 days ago and took me a few minutes to root it.  I’m now enjoying 2.3.4 and all of its goodness.  Thanks a ton, XDA.

  • how to check for updates on mytouch4g? and also on HTC SENSATION do we have to call tmo or go to store for update?

    • Gac

      go away, please just go away.

      • Anonymous

        What’s your problem? They’re just asking a question. 

        • derek 21

          lol this guy again, i mean the instructions are right there, why would you want someone to tell something that’s right there lol. I believe that’s the problem

        • derek 21

          lol this guy again, i mean the instructions are right there, why would you want someone to tell something that’s right there lol. I believe that’s the problem

        • Anonymous

          I recognize that the question was probably unnecessary. Although, if you were paying attention you’d notice that Karma was also asking about how to check for updates on the Mytouch 4G, which while it might be a pretty basic question, isn’t covered specifically by the above graphic. 

          Not everybody is a technology expert, some people find smartphones to be incredibly confusing and there’s no need to berate them simply because they’re inquiring about something which you think they should already know. If you think their question is silly, then try to act like an adult and just ignore it. 

          You seem to enjoy putting people down, did you get beat up a lot in High School?

        • Ramon

          I would also like to point out that these instructions do not apply to the myTouch. Until you update to 2.3.4 there is no option to check for updates which is why HTC has recommended for many MT4G owners to take there phone into a store for the update.

          Karma, the instructions above will work fine for your Sensation, to update your MT4G you WILL need to take it into a store. Well unless you plan to root your phone which I assume you are not.
          My wife has a myTouch and just updated it earlier this week. It was absolutely painless. I’ve heard horror stories of how long it takes but only took 10 minutes for my wifes phone. I dropped the phone off ran to the drive through at McDonald’s by the time I got back it was done.

          I should warn you that ALL data will be erased. Of course you don’t have to worry about your contacts as they  are backed up to your  google account but you will want to back up everything else.

        • Ramon

          I would also like to point out that these instructions do not apply to the myTouch. Until you update to 2.3.4 there is no option to check for updates which is why HTC has recommended for many MT4G owners to take there phone into a store for the update.

          Karma, the instructions above will work fine for your Sensation, to update your MT4G you WILL need to take it into a store. Well unless you plan to root your phone which I assume you are not.
          My wife has a myTouch and just updated it earlier this week. It was absolutely painless. I’ve heard horror stories of how long it takes but only took 10 minutes for my wifes phone. I dropped the phone off ran to the drive through at McDonald’s by the time I got back it was done.

          I should warn you that ALL data will be erased. Of course you don’t have to worry about your contacts as they  are backed up to your  google account but you will want to back up everything else.

        • thank you very much for your info!

        • thank you very much for your info!

        • derek 21

          nah man u must have. i just read some of your posts on here and your paragraphs filled with nonsense sir that’s all, this post also has nothing to do with a mytouch 4g, but i didn’t say nothing directly to him/her just you. 

        • Anonymous

          Your reply makes no sense, I’m going to be charitable and assume that you started drinking early this morning. Try again when you’re sober.

        • derek 21

          nah man u must have. i just read some of your posts on here and your paragraphs filled with nonsense sir that’s all, this post also has nothing to do with a mytouch 4g, but i didn’t say nothing directly to him/her just you. 

      • Anonymous

        What’s your problem? They’re just asking a question. 

    • rocco

      no. look at the picture on the top of this page. it instructs you on how to search for the update.

  • i try to update but it says none found :( im in NYC Queens

  • Anonymous

    No update here in Cincy

  • Anonymous

    No update here in Cincy

  • Anonymous

    No update here in Cincy

  • does “screen/photo resolution” mean camera? because i’m slightly disappointed with the camera – my blackberry took sharper images

  • rocco

    has anyone received it???/

  • Youngt82

    Hey guys if you want some more Sense 3.0 skins, you can get most of them from the Market for FREE!!! By the way search and try Thyrus Ginger Thyparancy Arched or Inverted Sense 3.0 skins, he has like 3 or 4 different styles/skins to choose from. After you downloaded them, you can find the skin(s) by clicking the Personalize icon, then click on Skins and you should see it in there.

  • Youngt82

    Hey guys if you want some more Sense 3.0 skins, you can get most of them from the Market for FREE!!! By the way search and try Thyrus Ginger Thyparancy Arched or Inverted Sense 3.0 skins, he has like 3 or 4 different styles/skins to choose from. After you downloaded them, you can find the skin(s) by clicking the Personalize icon, then click on Skins and you should see it in there.

  • Youngt82

    Hey guys if you want some more Sense 3.0 skins, you can get most of them from the Market for FREE!!! By the way search and try Thyrus Ginger Thyparancy Arched or Inverted Sense 3.0 skins, he has like 3 or 4 different styles/skins to choose from. After you downloaded them, you can find the skin(s) by clicking the Personalize icon, then click on Skins and you should see it in there.

  • Youngt82

    Hey guys if you want some more Sense 3.0 skins, you can get most of them from the Market for FREE!!! By the way search and try Thyrus Ginger Thyparancy Arched or Inverted Sense 3.0 skins, he has like 3 or 4 different styles/skins to choose from. After you downloaded them, you can find the skin(s) by clicking the Personalize icon, then click on Skins and you should see it in there.

  • Ian Fong

    Has anyone received the latest version of the android market on your sensation? I haven’t yet and I’m hoping that maybe this update will include the latest version of the android market!

    • Mel

      If you want to get the new market then download it from 4shared.com
      type market,apk and download it  i installed mine about 2 weeks ago or so
      my g2 got it about 3 weeks ago.

    • Rommy0515

      You can find the update here: http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/android-market-update-hands-on-and-download-link-20110713/

    • Nick

      I can’t stand the new version of the market.  there’s way too much going on.  and I couldn’t care less about books & movies.  I never just go to the market to browse anymore.

      • Anonymous

        I agree. I used to really enjoy browsing through the market, now it’s just a pain in the rear end. 

    • Domi Jackson-Walton

      I downloaded the apk… :)

  • Youngt82

    I’ve been had the latest version of the Market since my rooted mytouch 3g slide

  • Youngt82

    I’ve been had the latest version of the Market since my rooted mytouch 3g slide

  • Youngt82

    I’ve been had the latest version of the Market since my rooted mytouch 3g slide

  • Be patient folks, people are still waiting a month later for the G2 2.3 update. I used the Ninja link people found. Maybe Sensation 4G owners have a Ninja out there to find a download link, it works! FYI..

  • Be patient folks, people are still waiting a month later for the G2 2.3 update. I used the Ninja link people found. Maybe Sensation 4G owners have a Ninja out there to find a download link, it works! FYI..

    • Domi Jackson-Walton

      Is there one for the mytouch 4g?

  • I litterally just got this on my phone now and went to look up what the updates our, cheers for the blog post about them! Do you have any idea on the percentage improvements…for example 5% battery life improvement?

  • Prasad D.

    After preious post on tmonews.com regarding instore update to 2.3.4, I walked into near by store and they took care of it. The update is really awesome, battery life is considerably improved and its worth it. Thank Tmo.

  • I WANT UPDATE NOW!

  • I WANT UPDATE NOW!

  • So you can just walk into a T-Mo store and they can push the update?  Rad!  Besides battery, can you tell a difference in performance?  I love my Sensation, but there is quite a bit of lag.  I’d love if this update helped with that!

  • Ramon

    Really??? I don’t understand that. With the MyTouch 4G, HTC sent tmo sd cards with the update on it and they inserted the sd cards in the phones to update them.

    Could they have sent SD Cards for the Sensation updte to?

    You say battery life has improved, how long have you had the update?

  • Ramon

    Really??? I don’t understand that. With the MyTouch 4G, HTC sent tmo sd cards with the update on it and they inserted the sd cards in the phones to update them.

    Could they have sent SD Cards for the Sensation updte to?

    You say battery life has improved, how long have you had the update?

  • Anonymous

    Just downloaded the update (I’m in Seattle).  Yeah!  Look forward to testing this out. 

  • Steve

    JJust did the update I must say I feel like the lag did go away and screen shot does work I still have the death grip though when I hold the phone in landscape mode :(

  • OneManGang

    Just got update. Dayton Oh

  • OneManGang

    Just got update. Dayton Oh

  • OneManGang

    Just got update. Dayton Oh

  • Anonymous

    Downloading now in southern Cal.  Report to follow…

  • Anonymous

    Downloading now in southern Cal.  Report to follow…

  • Anonymous

    Downloading now in southern Cal.  Report to follow…

  • Domi Jackson-Walton

    WHOOT WHOOT!!! Got it!!! And downloaded… :)

  • Domi Jackson-Walton

    WHOOT WHOOT!!! Got it!!! And downloaded… :)

  • Domi Jackson-Walton

    WHOOT WHOOT!!! Got it!!! And downloaded… :)

  • Hotdomino

    JJust got mine in Chattanooga !!

  • Hotdomino

    JJust got mine in Chattanooga !!

  • Hotdomino

    JJust got mine in Chattanooga !!

  • Hotdomino

    JJust got mine in Chattanooga !!

  • Ramon

    Yeah! Downloading as we speak. Virginia Beach, VA

  • Ramon

    Yeah! Downloading as we speak. Virginia Beach, VA

  • Ramon

    Yeah! Downloading as we speak. Virginia Beach, VA

  • Ramon

    Yeah! Downloading as we speak. Virginia Beach, VA

    • Jsmith543

      Got mine two hours ago, but had to manually check..Va Beach also :)

  • OneManGang

    Two questions
    How do u control screen shots.
    When I pressed home button it started would not stop until I pressed power button.
    Also after it updated I noticed there was an ear in the notification bar. What is it for

  • OneManGang

    Two questions
    How do u control screen shots.
    When I pressed home button it started would not stop until I pressed power button.
    Also after it updated I noticed there was an ear in the notification bar. What is it for

  • OneManGang

    Two questions
    How do u control screen shots.
    When I pressed home button it started would not stop until I pressed power button.
    Also after it updated I noticed there was an ear in the notification bar. What is it for

  • OneManGang

    Two questions
    How do u control screen shots.
    When I pressed home button it started would not stop until I pressed power button.
    Also after it updated I noticed there was an ear in the notification bar. What is it for

    • Steve

      For the screen shot you hold down the power button then hold the home button then the screen will like refresh and that will be the screen shot you can see it in your gallery and the ear you say only thing i can think of is maybe the Bluetooth?

    • Steve

      For the screen shot you hold down the power button then hold the home button then the screen will like refresh and that will be the screen shot you can see it in your gallery and the ear you say only thing i can think of is maybe the Bluetooth?

    • Steve

      For the screen shot you hold down the power button then hold the home button then the screen will like refresh and that will be the screen shot you can see it in your gallery and the ear you say only thing i can think of is maybe the Bluetooth?

    • Sylvano

      Also mystified by the little ear icon. It’s not Bluetooth and it’s not ‘ringer on’, since those are still the old icons. The ear has some little wave arcs next to it. Plugging in headphones doesn’t make it go away. Hmmm.

      • Sylvano

        OK, it’s ‘Hearing Aid Calling’ or something, presumably a volume boost. To turn it off go to Settings>Call>Hearing aids

    • S3thkc

      My home button was doing the same thing. But then it wouldnt take screen shots anymore.

    • S3thkc

      My home button was doing the same thing. But then it wouldnt take screen shots anymore.

  • Ian Fong

    JUST GOT THE UPDATE! I am in the Northern California!

    • Ian Fong

      you definitely can tell that there is no lag! (if there is, it is very minimal!) Haven’t tested the other updated features. Unfortunately, this update has not included the latest version of the Android Market

      • Steve

        I thought it was just me thinking there was no lag guess It’s true I haven’t had any yet screen shot works but I still have wifi issues on landscape mode

      • Anonymous

        Did you notice that a couple of people, myself included linked you to sites where you can download the latest version of the market?

  • Ian Fong

    JUST GOT THE UPDATE! I am in the Northern California!

  • Just got the update in Miami, FL.  BTW, Its 45.18MB.

  • Just got my update Westland Mi

  • Anthonyryan22

    Same here just got the update Coral Springs, Florida

  • Anthonyryan22

    Same here just got the update Coral Springs, Florida

  • Souggie

    Got it. Appears to make the ui smoother. Here in atl. Was 45.18 mb. Downloaded over 4g. Will continue to update you guys as needed. Oh btw, after the download, it shut my phone off, then when I rebooted it, it said it was completed successfully,

  • Souggie

    Got it. Appears to make the ui smoother. Here in atl. Was 45.18 mb. Downloaded over 4g. Will continue to update you guys as needed. Oh btw, after the download, it shut my phone off, then when I rebooted it, it said it was completed successfully,

  • Youngt82

    Downloading the update as we speak here in the bronx, new york!!!

  • Maddening99

    Got my update here in Spokane Washington

  • Float1212

    Just got mine. Chicago, IL

  • Anthonyryan22

    The only thing I’ve seen the was added was htc likes… Anything else found or different..?

  • Sempre Juventus

    Got mine just now, NYC.

  • Sempre Juventus

    Got mine just now, NYC.

  • Youngt82

    So far after update it does seem faster. Added apps was “htc likes, quick lookup and I think voice dialer” screen shot is good and I’ll will see how the battery is like throughout the day. But so far everythings a little better :)

  • Brian Davis

    Got mine, Dallas TX!! Woohoo!

  • Ariel Liriano Diaz

    i just got my update via wifi im in new jersey

  • Sensasion

    Got mine NYC BX

  • mimikr

    Got mine…Katy TX
    You have to check for update probably until the scheduled update runs.
    HTC Likes looks like HTC’s version of the Market but the New Market is not in this update.

    • Yabuddy

      im in katy to what upppppppp. I’ve prob helped you out at my t-mobile store

    • Miriamfloozy

      In Katy as well, just updated

  • Which Way is Up?

    Downloading now via “4g” Boston, MA… I had to manually check via settings…

  • Anonymous

    After download, phone rebooted and I’ve been looking at a triangle+! with little blue droid icon for the last few minutes?  Let it simmer or pull the battery?  I’m used to that requiring a VolUp+Power prompt. 

    • mimikr

      Let it simmer you must give it time, this is not just an app that is installing

      • Anonymous

        Thanks.  Would being s-off and rooted cause an issue at all? 

    • mimikr

      Let it simmer you must give it time, this is not just an app that is installing

  • Anonymous

    After download, phone rebooted and I’ve been looking at a triangle+! with little blue droid icon for the last few minutes?  Let it simmer or pull the battery?  I’m used to that requiring a VolUp+Power prompt. 

  • Youngt82

    Also added was video chat for Google Talk, Back Up SMS in sms settings and the chain link in the contact name list is different lol

  • Anonymous

    Just got mine in Cincy, Oh. Downloading and installing now. 

  • Anonymous

    Just got mine in Cincy, Oh. Downloading and installing now. 

  • Arodhr13

    Just got my update albuquerque, new mexico way to go HTC!!

  • Arodhr13

    Just got my update albuquerque, new mexico way to go HTC!!

  • Anonymous

    There’s a rumor that the update closes the exploit that Revoked used to get S-off, so if you’re interested in rooting your phone and getting S-off might want to hold up and wait to update.  

    • Anonymous

      Confirming that trying to install update on a TMO US s-off/rooted phone may not work.  I just did the update on my wife’s phone and it’s not the same experience.  Hers completed.  Mine went to the Triangle-! and sat there.  I think I have to run through the undo steps to get back to stock and then apply.

      • Anonymous

        If you removed any apps/bloat you need to revert back to stock before flashing.  My post is saying that after you update to 2.3.4 you can’t use revolutionary to get s-off and root, that exploit is closed.  You should be able to use the htcDev unlock though, but then they will have your imei and know you rooted your device.

  • Anonymous

    There’s a rumor that the update closes the exploit that Revoked used to get S-off, so if you’re interested in rooting your phone and getting S-off might want to hold up and wait to update.  

  • Dmitry

    Got one, Miami, FL

  • Dmitry

    Got one, Miami, FL

  • Got my update.. Orlando FL. Phone is super fast now.. NO lag! better screen! reboot/widget problem gone, and better wifi is what I noticed so far !

  • oaussieo

    Just got update

  • OaussieO

    Thanks T-Mobile / HTC

  • Anonymous

    WOW!!! This phone feels brand new again!! I’m loving the no lag!! Now I don’t want to put it down!

    • Ramon

      Glad it worked out for you. I actually didn’t have any lag before update. I might be noticing just a little bit now. Maybe a restart is all I need.

      • Anonymous

        I noticed a significant change in the phone.. It runs as smooth as the EVO 3D.. This is how it should have been from the start.

      • Anonymous

        I noticed a significant change in the phone.. It runs as smooth as the EVO 3D.. This is how it should have been from the start.

  • Bullware

    i received my update today

  • Troy

    Got mine this morning. Portland, OR

  • COMPLETED! in Seattle

  • Dnice

    did anyone get gtalk with their update?

    • Ramon

      I got the updated gtalk with video chat and already tested it. Works so much better than qik and tango. Loving it. Just need to get it on my wifes mt4g now.

      • Dnice

        i didnt get gtalk, has this happened to anyone else?

      • Mel

        its under options disable the power save n stuff

  • With this new update, I get a warning that I can’t use my camera flash because the battery is too low. It’s at 30%.  I’ve never seen this before.  Any way to disable this?

    I can’t use my flashlight app either.  Same error.

    My power saver feature isn’t set to turn on until it hits 10%.

    • Even with the charger plugged in it won’t let me use the flash.  Weird.  Hope they get this fixed.

      • Ridingonfumes04

        I had the same problem so I just changed that app now I’m using tesla LED

    • Ramon

      Check in settings to see if your battery warning was set to a higher level. I think 10 or 15% is the default but may have changed after the update. My wife calling settings were changed. Let us know if it helps.

  • Rcwillrun

    Mine kept on failing. 
    It downloads, but when it installs I get a little green android and an exclamation point in a triangle.
    Anyone know why?

  • Nando Flo

    Doing Mine Right Now
    Chicago Cobra City!!!!

  • Boondocksaint_83

    II installed it on mine! Runs great, no lag. I can actually say the battery life HAS improved. No more lag and the pictures and screen look a lot better. I think this update is wonderful!

  • Anand

    checked last night, wasn’t there. Just checked now and it’s available. In Atlanta, GA.

  • Dnice

    i didn’t get gtalk…wtf!!!! 

  • Cybersedan

    Got my update, WooT!!

  • Cybersedan

    Got my update, WooT!!

  • echau

    My phone still has issues with the lock screen wtf. All sensation users should try using their phone flat on a table, you’ll notice that no inputs will work well.

  • echau

    My phone still has issues with the lock screen wtf. All sensation users should try using their phone flat on a table, you’ll notice that no inputs will work well.

    • NandoFlo

      It Works Just Fine On My Sensation

    • NandoFlo

      It Works Just Fine On My Sensation

    • NandoFlo

      It Works Just Fine On My Sensation

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like you need a warranty replacement. 

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like you need a warranty replacement. 

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like you need a warranty replacement. 

  • MattMJB0188

    This update really made a difference.  We can now take screen shots by pressing home then the power button down.  It’s much smoother and has zero lag.  Wi-fi seems much better.  This is how the Sensation should have been from day one.  Loving it!!

  • Desam57

    got mine in Los Angeles

  • Tortionist

    I just flashed the MIUI ROM on my Motorola Defy and now have Android 2.3.5. It’s very slick and responsive. I wish all of you sensation users the best of luck with your updates. I’m sure they have 2.3.5 for you guys as well, depending on the ROM.

  • Mikey

    Got mine in Minneapolis. Downloading now!

  • Mel

    Got it on Chicago, seems alright cant really tell big difference ill try out see how the battery does

  • CaptainAizen

    Got mine an hour ago, there’s a significant change in sense for me. NO LAG whatsoever. Very smooth.

  • Inthepyramid

    Got the update but I still have the old market.

  • Inthepyramid

    Got the update but I still have the old market.

  • Mely

    Got mine in Detroit Michigan. There’s a difference in the visuals for sure.

  • Just got my update but I don’t seem to have screen shot capabilities! Any pointers on those?

    • Ian Fong

      did you try holding down the power button while clicking the home button?

      • Yep. That’s what’s not working.

      • Yep. That’s what’s not working.

      • Anonymous

        DOPE!!!

      • Anonymous

        DOPE!!!

      • Anonymous

        DOPE!!!

      • Anonymous

        I’ve taken my first screenshot.. Thanks to you! Lol

      • Anonymous

        I’ve taken my first screenshot.. Thanks to you! Lol

      • Jerbolt2

        If u hold the down the power button, doesn’t the phone go blank?

  • Austin

    I got a weird notification icon in the status bar that looks an ear or a phone. Anyone else get this?

    • Austin

      It was the icon for the amplified calling volume.

    • Austin

      It was the icon for the amplified calling volume.

  • 4g

    Got mine @ 3:30 today. Kansas City MO

  • Just got the update for my Sensation!!  in other new I just bought my mom a myTouch 4G Slide(khaki), her very first Android phone and very first Smartphone period.  be very afraid!! lol

  • Mike G.

    Got my update today at 3pm in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Tx.

  • Kenst36

    I just got update here in florida. However I’m on vacation now and got no wifi… I’ve already been throttled down on my data speeds and only got 2g now. Should I still update, our wait till I go home after vacation for wifi?

    • Mike G.

      If I remember correctly, the update is around 47mb or so in size.  It took a little over 2 minutes to download in 4G.  Obviously, it will take a bit more time through 2G.  If you have the time, you might give it a shot.  

    • Abi

      farking technology geek! :) go enjoy ya vaca and switch off ya phone… u parents did it.. u can do it.. concentrate a little more on actual social intercourse. :)

    • Abi

      farking technology geek! :) go enjoy ya vaca and switch off ya phone… u parents did it.. u can do it.. concentrate a little more on actual social intercourse. :)

  • Daggz

    Just completed my update, but I no longer get that small notification on the top left for Facebook, anyone able to help me & out & how to get that back…

  • Daggz

    Just completed my update, but I no longer get that small notification on the top left for Facebook, anyone able to help me & out & how to get that back…

    • Rfgenerator

      I’ve noticed the same thing…

  • whiteassdaddy

    just got it in new york

  • whiteassdaddy

    just got it in new york

  • Anonymous

    You really have to unroot?
    You can’t just :
    “Connect to your phone in charging mode. click the “RUU_pyramid_*****.exe” file you downloaded and follow on screen instructions.”
    once the file comes out like it says near the end of step 4??

    • Anonymous

      the RUU_.exe is the stock non-root ROM.  I don’t think there’s anything to keep you from going back through the other steps after this update and getting s-off and root again.  I didn’t really see a major benefit to that after trying it out for a week.  I got AdFree and Titanium, but other than that the custom ROMs didn’t really push me over the ZOMG edge.  This phone is pretty nice as is, and with the update noticeably zippier.
      I’ll give it another week, see what xda does.  I’d also like to see if anything comes out from CM for the Sensation 4G.

    • Anonymous

      the RUU_.exe is the stock non-root ROM.  I don’t think there’s anything to keep you from going back through the other steps after this update and getting s-off and root again.  I didn’t really see a major benefit to that after trying it out for a week.  I got AdFree and Titanium, but other than that the custom ROMs didn’t really push me over the ZOMG edge.  This phone is pretty nice as is, and with the update noticeably zippier.
      I’ll give it another week, see what xda does.  I’d also like to see if anything comes out from CM for the Sensation 4G.

    • Anonymous

      the RUU_.exe is the stock non-root ROM.  I don’t think there’s anything to keep you from going back through the other steps after this update and getting s-off and root again.  I didn’t really see a major benefit to that after trying it out for a week.  I got AdFree and Titanium, but other than that the custom ROMs didn’t really push me over the ZOMG edge.  This phone is pretty nice as is, and with the update noticeably zippier.
      I’ll give it another week, see what xda does.  I’d also like to see if anything comes out from CM for the Sensation 4G.

  • Wtf

    Just updated my phone and now people can’t hear me unless I put it on speaker phone. WTF

  • 19Rahmel82

    Received the update today in Sav, Ga @12 noon.

  • 19Rahmel82

    Received the update today in Sav, Ga @12 noon.

  • 19Rahmel82

    Received the update today in Sav, Ga @12 noon.

  • wade busby

    Maybe its my imagination but my phone is MUCH faster after the update!

    • Gjacolby83

      its not your imagination…..its much better with this update!

  • wade busby

    Maybe its my imagination but my phone is MUCH faster after the update!

  • wade busby

    Maybe its my imagination but my phone is MUCH faster after the update!

  • JM

    I wasn’t expecting to actually get any update, since it hasn’t happened for our G2x or G-Slate yet, but my Sensation is updating right now. I hope it is a good update.

  • JM

    I wasn’t expecting to actually get any update, since it hasn’t happened for our G2x or G-Slate yet, but my Sensation is updating right now. I hope it is a good update.

  • JM

    I wasn’t expecting to actually get any update, since it hasn’t happened for our G2x or G-Slate yet, but my Sensation is updating right now. I hope it is a good update.

  • Oschmid14

    I have more good news. Bluetooth triggered voice dialing is now also working.
    I really missed that after my switch from the MyTouch to the HTC Sensation. This was almost a reason for me to return the phone.

  • Oschmid14

    I have more good news. Bluetooth triggered voice dialing is now also working.
    I really missed that after my switch from the MyTouch to the HTC Sensation. This was almost a reason for me to return the phone.

  • Oschmid14

    I have more good news. Bluetooth triggered voice dialing is now also working.
    I really missed that after my switch from the MyTouch to the HTC Sensation. This was almost a reason for me to return the phone.

  • Jsnirizarry

    all i did was check for htc software updates and it updated, no biggie

  • JM

    Ok, good news for me…it worked. Video calling in GTalk, smoother scrolling on the homescreen, and a few new widgets (one for Linked In). Hopefully the next version of Android arrives this easily…and quickly for the Sensation.

  • JM

    Ok, good news for me…it worked. Video calling in GTalk, smoother scrolling on the homescreen, and a few new widgets (one for Linked In). Hopefully the next version of Android arrives this easily…and quickly for the Sensation.

  • zainabtuba

    cooolll..!!! guys..! is skype video calling gonna work now…????

    • Mike G.

      I used Skype video to video chat with my home computer BEFORE the update, so if for some reason it didn’t work for you before, it should work now.

    • Mike G.

      I used Skype video to video chat with my home computer BEFORE the update, so if for some reason it didn’t work for you before, it should work now.

    • Butcheroftexas

      it worked even before.

    • Butcheroftexas

      it worked even before.

  • Jwall79

    this update screwed up my phone . launcher pro no longer works and things are just not functioning properly. guess i have to wipe it clean…which sucks . also my boyfriends phone was erroneously wiped clean he tried to update. obviously this update is hit or miss. i really wish i hadnt updated

    • Nyff

      Just clear sense cache, launch launcher pro from the app menu

    • rocco

      weird update worked fine on mine and launcher pro works great. u might just need to restart launcher pro. as for wiping ur phone clean is strange. do u have any back up apps on ur phone like lookout or backup. that can always come in handy. 

    • rocco

      weird update worked fine on mine and launcher pro works great. u might just need to restart launcher pro. as for wiping ur phone clean is strange. do u have any back up apps on ur phone like lookout or backup. that can always come in handy. 

  • Downloading my update now. Something i’ve noticed with my Sensation. My market apps even when set to auto update, they never do. Hope that changes.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      I’m not sure it’s your Sensation.

      Some auto updates don’t work on my Motorola Triumph (a Virgin Mobile phone), nor on my ASUS Transformer tablet with Honeycomb 3.2.  But it’s only some programs that don’t auto-update, even though I have them all set to do so.

      So that tells me it’s Android Market or the individual apps.

    • rocco

      if they dont update automatically try *#*#checkin#*#*  on your dialer and that will update ur apps.

    • rocco

      if they dont update automatically try *#*#checkin#*#*  on your dialer and that will update ur apps.

  • Talia

    Got mine in L.A. about noon, but hadn’t had too much time to check things out. It’s screwed up my keyboard and no matter what I do I cannot get it back to normal, also just noticed it did something funky with my camera : (. Gonna go see what if any improvements have been made, so far I’m not pleased & worse off than before!

  • Talia

    Got mine in L.A. about noon, but hadn’t had too much time to check things out. It’s screwed up my keyboard and no matter what I do I cannot get it back to normal, also just noticed it did something funky with my camera : (. Gonna go see what if any improvements have been made, so far I’m not pleased & worse off than before!

  • Anonymous

    2 phones updated.Works great, very smooth.  Just a note that my phone was rooted so I had to unroot using the method on XDA. 

  • Anonymous

    2 phones updated.Works great, very smooth.  Just a note that my phone was rooted so I had to unroot using the method on XDA. 

  • Anonymous

    2 phones updated.Works great, very smooth.  Just a note that my phone was rooted so I had to unroot using the method on XDA. 

  • Wtfdude956

    Got the update and still having the boot screen pop up when press the home key to exit an app… On plus side I figured out how to take screen shots with phone now

    • Stevenmedendez9

      How do you take screen shots? I heard you couldn’t.

      • Benny950

        Hit home button while holding power button to take a screenshot.

        Tip: Hit home button quickly, or it will become task switch function.

        • Jerbolt2

          I don’t get this. I tried, and the phone just goes blank or black when u hit the power button. ie. the power button turns the phone off.

        • Benny950

          1. Press and hold power button (don’t release)
          2. While holding power button, press home button.
          3. After taking screenshot, you can release both buttons in any order.

          It looks like you released the power button before you hit home button according to your descriptions.

        • rocco

          works great!! very easy hold power button and quickly hit the home button! u will hear the shutter sound!! loving the update. my battery seems to be lasting a longer also! THANKS HTC

    • Pufferman

      How do you turn the screen shot function on or off? Mine seems to just happen randomly whenever I press the home button

  • Tommyybarbo

    Got mine today around 3pm and the home screen button keeps performing screenshots… its really annoying.. anyone know how to fix this?

  • Tommyybarbo

    Got mine today around 3pm and the home screen button keeps performing screenshots… its really annoying.. anyone know how to fix this?

    • Boondocksaint_83

      I’m not having any of these problems, did you try a battery pull?

    • Boondocksaint_83

      I’m not having any of these problems, did you try a battery pull?

  • biaaancaaa

    How do You turn the screenshots on and off ?
    Mine takes them randomly when I press the home button. i have to lock my phone then unlock it a couple times till it goes away

    • rocco

      pull battery out and restart. that should reset the phone

    • rocco

      pull battery out and restart. that should reset the phone

  • biaaancaaa

    How do You turn the screenshots on and off ?
    Mine takes them randomly when I press the home button. i have to lock my phone then unlock it a couple times till it goes away

  • TMOTECH

    YYou shouldn’t be hitting the home button to exit an application. When you do that it runs in the background continually. You should only hit the home button on an android phone if you want the application to keep running while you do something else. This is why phones get bogged down and people get frustrated.

    • Jerbolt2

      I don’t understand how else do u exit an application besides hitting the home button?

      • Anonymous

        the back button?

  • Cmonky1237879270

    Do a soft reset then hitting home won’t take screenshots. You’ll have to hit home and power together :)

    • Danielgawerc

      Didn’t work. Already tried. It keeps taking screenshots when all I wanna do is go to the home screen. Temp fix for me its pressing power button and home at ths same time, then the home button works for a while, but later goes back to taking screenshots.

  • Didn’t work. Already tried. It keeps taking screenshots when all I wanna do is go to the home screen. Temp fix for me its pressing power button and home at ths same time, then the home button works for a while, but later goes back to taking screenshots.

    • Anonymous

      Long press the power button and press the home button..

    • Anonymous

      Long press the power button and press the home button..

    • Anonymous

      Long press the power button and press the home button..

    • Kenny in NJ

      Same Problem here.  Tech support told me to do a factory reset, but it didn’t help and now I have to reinstall all my apps …. grrrrrrrr

    • Kenny in NJ

      Same Problem here.  Tech support told me to do a factory reset, but it didn’t help and now I have to reinstall all my apps …. grrrrrrrr

    • Kenny in NJ

      Same Problem here.  Tech support told me to do a factory reset, but it didn’t help and now I have to reinstall all my apps …. grrrrrrrr

  • DoT

    Anyone have steps on updating using the XDA file?

  • DoT

    Anyone have steps on updating using the XDA file?

  • DoT

    Anyone have steps on updating using the XDA file?

  • Justintijerina2009

    MY lock screen does not pop up now it just goes directly to where I left off. How do fix this

  • Justintijerina2009

    MY lock screen does not pop up now it just goes directly to where I left off. How do fix this

  • my speaker phone finally works right

  • my speaker phone finally works right

  • jimmy

    Ugh so annoying! Whenever I hit the home screen button or hit the back screen to go back to my home page the white screen with HTC comes up and takes a fews seconds to load my home screen every single time! Anyone know how to fix this?

    • Boondocksaint_83

      Mine actully stopped when I did the update

    • Dontrrply

      Mine started doing that AFTER the update also.

  • Jn3w

     wow my sensation is much better now! and noticeable faster! everything works perfectly.

  • Mark

    after the update my phone fine for a day and then it all of a sudden did a reboot.after that is seemed ok.

  • Anonymous

    “Improvements to video playbook”

    I think David was thinking about the BB tablet when typing that.

  • Apenimon80

    Got the update on Friday. Big improvement on my phone. Especially battery life. And the issues i had with the touch screen responsiveness are also gone.

  • Ervin

    Got mines in Hawaii…butter smooth!

    • Jahinaz

      haha me too. i got it on thursday night i think. the 18th.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t got my update yet. But I can’t wait if it’s going bring all those improvement. Come on update!

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone in the Atlanta metro area received an upgrade yet?

  • Jahinaz

    yaayyy i can take screenshots thanks to the update, i think. lol

    • Cb_09

      I took a screen shot after the update too lol but idk how I did it :/ I just heard the shutter sound and it was in my gallery

      • Jahinaz

        Hold the power button and press the home key. yaayy!! no need for any kind of apps to take a screen shot lol

  • Action 6

    Update for improved speaker sound would be nice. Speaker is horrible. Also looks like this phone doesn’t have car Bluetooth?

    • TMOTECH

      The phone has blue tooth. It works with all bluetooth devices. I am using it with my 2011 dodge ram and it works great. 

  • raamaj

    @ Im in Atlanta and I received mine yesterday

    • Anonymous

      Really, I’m in Atlanta as well but nothing yet. I live in the metro area tho.

  • Youngjoke

    Got mine 2days ago.. no complaints.. good job htc fixed my random restarts and better battery life

  • Loopstardgaf

    After I got my update I realized my phone took a screenshot and I don’t know how!!! Anyone have any idea how to control it???

  • Loopstardgaf

    After I got my update I realized my phone took a screenshot and I don’t know how!!! Anyone have any idea how to control it???

    • KingVan

      Mine is doing that as well ….really sucks ….

      • Loopstardgaf

        It will do it when I touch the home icon then it stops n I can’t do it anymore… I wonder if there’s a way to activate and deactivate…

      • Loopstardgaf

        It will do it when I touch the home icon then it stops n I can’t do it anymore… I wonder if there’s a way to activate and deactivate…

        • lock/power button + home is a screenshot.

        • Kareempopal

          yea adrian is right, first press and hold the power/lock screen and right after press the home button

        • Loopstardgaf

          Did this come with the update or was it always there?

    • KingVan

      Mine is doing that as well ….really sucks ….

  • jgraf

    after OTA update, my battery seems to die rather quickly. received update yesterday and at 100% and down to 10% within 6 hours. The same thing today as well. Any idea?

  • jgraf

    after OTA update, my battery seems to die rather quickly. received update yesterday and at 100% and down to 10% within 6 hours. The same thing today as well. Any idea?

  • Anonymous

    Does when you get the OTA update depend on your area code or anything? Because I live in Atlanta, but I have a Kentucky area code.

  • kpop

    ok after i did my update my battery jumped from 90 percent battery and it turned off…when i turned it back on it said i had a 7 percent battery life and my phone has been shutting off on me randomly when i either lock the screen or when i press the home button sometimes and it usually takes 5 or 6 tries of turning it on for it to actually turn on…its pissing me off i hate you 2.3.4!

    • Tudhuynh

      Same here.

      • Bwanadon100

        Battery life drops like a rock now with 2.3.4, which I got last Friday. Full battery charge shows 100%, 9 hours later without doing anything (overnight when I’m sleeping it goes down to 41%. I have all my settings and usage set same as before the upgrade, and iy used to maybe go into the 90% range overnight. I hear most are getting better battery life, but us few, much worse. Pretty much unusable in this state. I’m going to give T-Mo a call after a few more tests. I did notice under “What’s using my battery” that Wi-Fi Calling used 24%, which I have turned off, and Display using 22%. Display was not used at all when I was sleeping, have Display set to turn off in 45 seconds, and I on;y used it for say 5 minutes after I changed the battery. I have 2 batteries and an extra charger.

        I do like the screen shot capability, it doesn’t take random shots as others are stating.

        • Hman

          After the update, I seem to be losing more than 10% battery life per hour even when I’m not using it! “Cell Standby” is using 70% of the battery. At that rate, the phone can last about 8-9 hours in standby mode.

        • Hman

          After the update, I seem to be losing more than 10% battery life per hour even when I’m not using it! “Cell Standby” is using 70% of the battery. At that rate, the phone can last about 8-9 hours in standby mode.

        • Bwanadon100

          I called T-Mo. They just told me to turn off apps I don’t need, All they could offer is general suggestions that won’t help here, and no bug fix coming so far, so I’m going to try the hard reset.

        • Bwanadon100

          I called T-Mo. They just told me to turn off apps I don’t need, All they could offer is general suggestions that won’t help here, and no bug fix coming so far, so I’m going to try the hard reset.

        • Hman

          how is that working out?

        • Bwanadon100

          I did the hard reset yesterday afternoon. Wanted to see how the battery will perform before getting back. So far seems it helps, not dropping quite as fast. Not sure if back to 100% “normal” like it was before the upgrade, but definitely so far seems like a longer lasting battery. I’ll have to run the battery through a couple charge cycles to really know if the battery now lasts longer than it did before the upgrade. If it does, prolly not that much. But seemed to go down maybe 60% of what it did overnight vs. when it was really bad affter the upgrade. The reset is a PITA as everything needs to be re-installed, I tried syncing first, but don’t think it saved anything go my PC. And the hard reset didn’t roll my Android upgrade back, still 2.3.4 upon re-boot.

        • Bwanadon100

          I really don’t know anymore at this point, another evaluation. I have the original 1530 mah battery that came with the phone, and an online order for a 1300 mah battery and charger arrived Friday, same day I got the upgrade. I thought the 1530 mah battery was maybe doing OK yesterday. I charged the 1300 mah battery overnight, in the charger, not the phone, as I was trying to drain down the 1530 original. I put the 1300 in today at 1:05 pm, made maybe a 20 minute call, and was online using wi-fi maybe 10 minutes. I think I did the wi-fi first, which brought it down to 98% (using battery Dr battery saver) by 1:30. I made the 20 minute call about 2:30 pm, looked afterward, and down to 75%. I didn’t use the phone, display off, wi-fi set to sleep when not using it for 15 minutes. I picked up the phone at 7:15 pm, and down to 47%. Not very promising. Definitely won’t last an 8 hour work day with anything but on standby the whole time. Got the 1530 in the charger yet, will put in phone in the morning before I go out for the day and the spare wrapped up in a pocket, and will let the spare drain more before I charge that too. So not sure if the hard reset helped a whole deal at this point. Sorry, yesterday looked somewhat promising. Phone is next to useless in this state unless you’re always near a charger.

        • Hman

          I did a factory reset and it is MUCH better. I used the phone mildy for txt msg, checking email, etc. and after 8 hours, I still had 53% battery left. I assume it’s the spare battery that’s the problem….

        • Bwanadon100

          May be the spare, the original seems to be faring somewhat better today. Had the original going since 8:10 am at 100%, 4 hours later still at 100%. At about that time   I used Bluetooth about a half hour, then off, no-wi-fi,  but online via 4G for maybe 10 minutes, did a couple app downloads and upgrades, turned that off, then snapped about 8 pictures within the next 45 minutes. So down to 97% after about 4.75 hours. I used Bluetooth (hands free) coming home, another half hour (even though I made no calls today or no one called me so far). Right now 94% at 3:03 pm, not bad. I did notice last night that Battery Dr. showed my GPS to be on, so must have been on that whole time, but I had it unchecked under settings, so don’t know if that means on or just available, but now both services say the GPS is off. Also, as someone else mentioned here, the upgrade did take the screen display out of it’s “automatic” mode, and I put it back to auto.

        • Bwanadon100

          12;34AM, 68%, didn’t use much, since 3:03 PM, except for a 2 minute pone call, and maybe 5 minutes online using 4G, everything else off (except phone calling). So 16.5 hours “light duty”, original battery, 68%. Looks more hopeful now.

        • Bwanadon100

          12;34AM, 68%, didn’t use much, since 3:03 PM, except for a 2 minute pone call, and maybe 5 minutes online using 4G, everything else off (except phone calling). So 16.5 hours “light duty”, original battery, 68%. Looks more hopeful now.

        • Bwanadon100

          Went to sleep with no apps or radios except regular cell service, woke up still at 65% at 7:07 am, so something’s getting better. Switched now to spare battery and see how that works, but losing already quicker.

        • Bwanadon100

          Now last night with the original battery fully charged, with all radios and apps off, display off, except for phone call service, 100% down to 79% in six and a half hours. Not as bad as that one night from 100% to 39% or somewhere close to that, but still unacceptable for standby basically. I believe any standby definition should allow the most basic feature, the ability to make and receive calls is needed, even if you don’t make/get them during that period, or what good would standby be? So one night it’s like 98% in standby  and another 79%, and still another ~39% (before hard reset). Way too inconsistent. Guess the charging plug stays in the phone when I go to bed, whether at 20%, 99%, or 100%. It should not drop like that in standby mode. Rougher on the battery always on charge, but, oh well, that’s how it goes, and I’ll get a good spare to keep on hand. Should be able to get up and have a dependable phone for all or most of the day without a daily morning ritual of opening the phone to swap batteries.

        • Hman

          I did a factory reset and it is MUCH better. I used the phone mildy for txt msg, checking email, etc. and after 8 hours, I still had 53% battery left. I assume it’s the spare battery that’s the problem….

        • Bwanadon100

          I really don’t know anymore at this point, another evaluation. I have the original 1530 mah battery that came with the phone, and an online order for a 1300 mah battery and charger arrived Friday, same day I got the upgrade. I thought the 1530 mah battery was maybe doing OK yesterday. I charged the 1300 mah battery overnight, in the charger, not the phone, as I was trying to drain down the 1530 original. I put the 1300 in today at 1:05 pm, made maybe a 20 minute call, and was online using wi-fi maybe 10 minutes. I think I did the wi-fi first, which brought it down to 98% (using battery Dr battery saver) by 1:30. I made the 20 minute call about 2:30 pm, looked afterward, and down to 75%. I didn’t use the phone, display off, wi-fi set to sleep when not using it for 15 minutes. I picked up the phone at 7:15 pm, and down to 47%. Not very promising. Definitely won’t last an 8 hour work day with anything but on standby the whole time. Got the 1530 in the charger yet, will put in phone in the morning before I go out for the day and the spare wrapped up in a pocket, and will let the spare drain more before I charge that too. So not sure if the hard reset helped a whole deal at this point. Sorry, yesterday looked somewhat promising. Phone is next to useless in this state unless you’re always near a charger.

        • Bwanadon100

          I did the hard reset yesterday afternoon. Wanted to see how the battery will perform before getting back. So far seems it helps, not dropping quite as fast. Not sure if back to 100% “normal” like it was before the upgrade, but definitely so far seems like a longer lasting battery. I’ll have to run the battery through a couple charge cycles to really know if the battery now lasts longer than it did before the upgrade. If it does, prolly not that much. But seemed to go down maybe 60% of what it did overnight vs. when it was really bad affter the upgrade. The reset is a PITA as everything needs to be re-installed, I tried syncing first, but don’t think it saved anything go my PC. And the hard reset didn’t roll my Android upgrade back, still 2.3.4 upon re-boot.

        • Hman

          After the update, I seem to be losing more than 10% battery life per hour even when I’m not using it! “Cell Standby” is using 70% of the battery. At that rate, the phone can last about 8-9 hours in standby mode.

    • Mel

      i dont know if it will work for you but i master reset my phone and formatted my micro sd (dont know if thatll help but i did it) real format not quick right when i got the update (after the phone resets) and everything works perfect, battery last A LOT longer…i listened to radio while using the internet for about 5 hrs ( internet on and off ) and music continuously and still have around 74% dont know if itll help you but it worked with me, and as far as the screen shot thing mine is fine no problems at ALL i hope it helps ya back up everything before trying anything….good luck

    • Mel

      i dont know if it will work for you but i master reset my phone and formatted my micro sd (dont know if thatll help but i did it) real format not quick right when i got the update (after the phone resets) and everything works perfect, battery last A LOT longer…i listened to radio while using the internet for about 5 hrs ( internet on and off ) and music continuously and still have around 74% dont know if itll help you but it worked with me, and as far as the screen shot thing mine is fine no problems at ALL i hope it helps ya back up everything before trying anything….good luck

  • No OTA in Troy, Michigan….Still waiting.

  • No OTA in Troy, Michigan….Still waiting.

  • Waterzipper

    i just got Android 2.3.4 goodness on my MyTouch 4G its about time i got gingerbread

    • I wish they would hurry up and give it to me!

  • luis

    Anyone knkw when the new market is going to be available

  • Youngt82

    Updates pushed in waves are by the imei # but with htc sense 3.0 now we can get it automatically and faster by just checking it through our phones

  • A new rumor suggests that the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II will arrive in stores on September 8, could be the first carrier-supported Galaxy S2 to hit the United States market.Summary: Multiple reports quoting a SprintFeed article say the Samsung Galaxy S II, reportedly set to use Epic 4G Touch branding, will arrive in stores on September 8th. If true, then the Now Network will be the first US carrier to offer Samsung’s most popular Android smartphone to date.Multiple reports led by SprintFeed claim that the Samsung Galaxy S II that will run under the banner of Sprint Nextel, will arrive in the United States smartphone market on September 8th. If true, then the Sprint Nextel Samsung Galaxy S II will be the first variant that will hit the US stores. Samsung Galaxy S II (or Galaxy S2) is the most popular Android smartphone of Samsung to date, based on the number of units shipped, and units sold.Additional rumors say the Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint will use the Samsung Epic Touch 4G branding, but will still maintain the specs. The original (or global) version of the Samsung Galaxy S II sports 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of dedicated RAM, 8 megapixel back camera, a front facing 2 megapixel camera for video chatting, and pre-installed with the latest Android Gingerbread 2.3 out of the box with the custom Samsung TouchWiz skin on top.But the September 8 is also the rumored release date of Verizon’s much-anticipated Android smartphone, the Motorola Droid Bionic. The new Motorola Mobility phone with Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 and custom Motorola skin on top of the UI is a popular device due to its compelling Long Term Evolution connectivity and dual-core TI OMAP4 processor clocked at 1 GHz. Motorola Droid Bionic will be the first LTE Android devices to include dual-core processor.Aside from the Droid Bionic, rumors say Verizon Wireless is also expected to carry the Samsung Galaxy S II, but the carrier is still not confirming the reports. Droid Life speculates that the Samsung Celox could be the LTE version of the Galaxy S2 that will join the US Android market. Samsung Celox was leaked last week, sporting 4.5 inch screen and rumored to include dual-core processor and LTE connectivity.

    • Auser72

      And what does that have to do with Tmobile Sensation’s update?

    • Action 6

      Thanks for this awesome news.

    • Action 6

      Thanks for this awesome news.

  • Pete

    Just got updated here in Southern California region

  • Pete

    Just got updated here in Southern California region

  • Bruceweidner

    My Battery is going down faster  errrrr.

    • Guest30923

       same here. it definitely did not improve my battery life. I haven’t installed any new apps or done anything differently, so I don’t know what else it could be besides the update.

    • mimikr

      Mine was too, past couple days lucky to get 6-8 hours of use.  Looking at the battery use (settings, about phone, battery, battery use then click on graph) I noticed that “Awake” had a solid blue line indicating constantly being used.  I assume this is associated with Fast Boot which is like Sleep mode, (settings, power) unchecked Fast boot.  Since then so far today my battery is showing it’s been 7h 17m on battery and still have 71% left.

      Note sure if this is related but so far seems to be helping.  If not or if I’m incorrect in my assumption someone please let me know as just want to be able to use my phone without having to constantly plug it in like an old land line phone.

      • Guest30923

        I unchecked Fastboot to try it out for a day. Battery was still draining at an unacceptable rate. I did a factory reset like people here suggested and it seems to be working out well so far.

    • mimikr

      Mine was too, past couple days lucky to get 6-8 hours of use.  Looking at the battery use (settings, about phone, battery, battery use then click on graph) I noticed that “Awake” had a solid blue line indicating constantly being used.  I assume this is associated with Fast Boot which is like Sleep mode, (settings, power) unchecked Fast boot.  Since then so far today my battery is showing it’s been 7h 17m on battery and still have 71% left.

      Note sure if this is related but so far seems to be helping.  If not or if I’m incorrect in my assumption someone please let me know as just want to be able to use my phone without having to constantly plug it in like an old land line phone.

  • Anonymous

    Wooot! Just got my update and so far I can tell the wifi improved significantly. And screenshots are nice as well.

  • socalsensation

    Just got the update so far not happy with it. Anytime I exit an application I get the htc white screen and then it has to load before showing my homepage with widgits. On top of that my phone has been off charger for 37 minutes and my battery shows 73% wtf??

  • socalsensation

    Just got the update so far not happy with it. Anytime I exit an application I get the htc white screen and then it has to load before showing my homepage with widgits. On top of that my phone has been off charger for 37 minutes and my battery shows 73% wtf??

    • TMOTECH

      I am very surprised at all of these negative comments I am reading. I got the update on Saturday morning and so far everything is great. No reboots, no  shutting down, and My battery life is better. I think the ones with bad results either have a bad handset or have an app on their phone that is doing damage. I bet a factory reset would fix it. 

      • socalsensation

        I’m gonna try a factory reset and if need format the memory if that doesn’t help they better do something….. By the way anyone ever have their sensation randomly get really hot?

        • Kaliq17

          I’ve experienced this several times for the past month or so. Don’t know the cause though

  • socalsensation

    Just got the update so far not happy with it. Anytime I exit an application I get the htc white screen and then it has to load before showing my homepage with widgits. On top of that my phone has been off charger for 37 minutes and my battery shows 73% wtf??

  • Jol23

    how do you roll back this update without rooting the phone?????

  • Gator9422

    When I first got the update my phone was taking random screen shots & the battery was worse…so I did a factory reset and everything is buttery smooth no more lag!..the phone act feels like a dual core now…my battery is @ %50 after 10 hours now that’s a good improvement…if Ur having problems just do a factory reset & see how it goes..it worked for me

  • Mel

    if having a lot of problems try n master reset your phone and format your micro (real not quick format)
    and set everything back up, make sure to back up your apps before you do anything, i’ve spoke with some tmobile tech n they “recommended” i reset everything for it to work better….so far no problems

  • Mel

    if having a lot of problems try n master reset your phone and format your micro (real not quick format)
    and set everything back up, make sure to back up your apps before you do anything, i’ve spoke with some tmobile tech n they “recommended” i reset everything for it to work better….so far no problems

    • Jets

      thanks. i’ll try that. how do i format the micro sd?

  • Paul

    What is the new icon symbol by the 4G/Wifi? Looks like an ear. Just wondering.  

  • Paul

    What is the new icon symbol by the 4G/Wifi? Looks like an ear. Just wondering.  

    • Bwanadon100

      Means hearing aid compatibility is on (gives more volume in earpiece). Icon didn’t show till upgrade.  Now I have a new one, looks like a music note with a line thru it.

      • guest

        that music sign means your ringer volume is off

    • Ucmipt

      thought my wife was able to hear everything in the room where i was!! lol

  • Rollk1

    Does anyone else have problems with their camera not focusing properly? My photos are always out of focus… idk if I should have T-mobile replace it

  • Rollk1

    Does anyone else have problems with their camera not focusing properly? My photos are always out of focus… idk if I should have T-mobile replace it

  • Rollk1

    Does anyone else have problems with their camera not focusing properly? My photos are always out of focus… idk if I should have T-mobile replace it

    • Gamestas Paradise

      Make sure the phone is not in macro mode.  That happened to me.

    • Harinder Ghuman

      Yes I faced same problem always camera trying to focus again and again, all pics are looking out of focus something need to be fixed.

  • Since getting the 2.3.4 update for the HTC sensation , there is now a 15 sec lag going from the web to the Home screen.  What gives?!

  • Since getting the 2.3.4 update for the HTC sensation , there is now a 15 sec lag going from the web to the Home screen.  What gives?!

    • I also noticed this too. So frustrated…

  • My update came yesterday 8-22 in Cleveland, Ohio… love it.  Everything is running very smooth!

    • Bwanadon100

      I’m in Cleveland, and mine came last Friday, 8/19. So must be something other than city or state, maybe IEMI number as someone else has stated?

  • James

    Got mine this morning! Dallas, TX

  • Anonymous

    They’ve changed their policy and they’ve provided a way to unlock it.  No need to post just cause you want to troll/bitch.

  • Anonymous

    They’ve changed their policy and they’ve provided a way to unlock it.  No need to post just cause you want to troll/bitch.

  • W1s3kracker

    I don’t see or feel any difference… Seems the same.. can someone explain what exactly is the difference.. thanks.

    • look at the picture above. It will explain it all.

  • W1s3kracker

    I don’t see or feel any difference… Seems the same.. can someone explain what exactly is the difference.. thanks.

  • brandon

    for people losing battery quicker, the update seems to have changed the brightness settings from automatic to maximum so that might be the problem.

    • Anonymous

      After updating last week, I was getting around to posting my thoughts.  Number one on the list would’ve been (seemingly) worse battery life.  I saw your post, saw the brightness changed and went back to “automatic”.  That just might make things better for my situation.  Thanks for posting!

      • Bwanadon100

        Setting brightness back to auto will help, but I think there’s more to it than that, battery still isn’t back to par as before the upgrade.

    • Anonymous

      After updating last week, I was getting around to posting my thoughts.  Number one on the list would’ve been (seemingly) worse battery life.  I saw your post, saw the brightness changed and went back to “automatic”.  That just might make things better for my situation.  Thanks for posting!

  • Mjj2515

    I don’t notice too much changes the video playback is still crap. I have to use a different video player to play my videos. as the glitches I was getting on my phone seem have went away. The only thing I wish they can do is find away to improve sound quality for media and when you speak on the headsets.

  • Rogelio Oregon

    I have had none of the problems described and I love the screen capture functionality the upgrade brought as well.

  • Rogelio Oregon

    I have had none of the problems described and I love the screen capture functionality the upgrade brought as well.

    • Littlechantelle

      My phone has been doing that how does it work so when I want to do it I can

    • Littlechantelle

      My phone has been doing that how does it work so when I want to do it I can

  • Scott Norris

    I’m wondering how they think they fixed a Wi-Fi hardware issue with a software update. Placebo effect?

    • My wifi is much improved, I don’t randomly lose connection when in the same room as my router anymore, and it stays connected all the way to the other end of my house when it didn’t before.

      • Bwanadon100

        I guesstimate up to about a half bar improvement on wi-fi for me. I think they can tweak something like that somewhat, within limits, using software. There must be a certain range they have to work with.  Also, if you haven’t discovered this yet, when in wi-fi settings, tap the setting button on the bottom of the phone for more options, somewhere in there you can check “Best Wi-fi Performance”. I’d say this gives maybe a half bar improvement vs. unchecked, but may use a little more battery.

    • My wifi is much improved, I don’t randomly lose connection when in the same room as my router anymore, and it stays connected all the way to the other end of my house when it didn’t before.

  • Crh13

    anybody notice how much easier it is to click the little boxes next to the emails.  That little box was near impossible to click before this update.

  • Mtornga

    When I try to type with my physical keyboard some of the letters (like e and g) are making new screens pop up. They are acting like hotkeys when I’m just trying to text. Any advice?

    • drevno

      Your sensation has a physical keyboard?

    • drevno

      Your sensation has a physical keyboard?

  • Cubsfan1921

    A lot of the times i click the home button it takes a screen shot instead of going home and its only been happening since the update. It happens randomly. Very frustrating

    • Alexcutiep

      Mine keeps doing the same thing and I’ve been.trying to figure out how to do it manually

    • Alexcutiep

      Mine keeps doing the same thing and I’ve been.trying to figure out how to do it manually

      • Bwanadon100

        Tap Home while holding down the Power button. Home has to be tapped quickly while holding down power, or else you’ll get the power off option screen. It will save to Gallery.

    • Bodybuilder510

      I have same snapshop problem with hitting home… And my phone tends to go on airplane mode automatically. Weird, this update sucks.

  • Bwanadon100

    I’m reposting the last comment I made in the battery thread started by kpop, as so many replies, the reply column has gotten too thin. (Admin, can that be changed?):

    Now last night with the original battery fully charged, with all radios and apps off, display off, except for phone call service, 100% down to 79% in six and a half hours. Not as bad as that one night from 100% to 39% or somewhere close to that, but still unacceptable for standby basically. I believe any standby definition should allow the most basic feature, the ability to make and receive calls is needed, even if you don’t make/get them during that period, or what good would standby be? So one night it’s like 98% in standby  and another 79%, and still another ~39% (before hard reset). Way too inconsistent. Guess the charging plug stays in the phone when I go to bed, whether at 20%, 99%, or 100%. It should not drop like that in standby mode. Rougher on the battery always on charge, but, oh well, that’s how it goes, and I’ll get a good spare to keep on hand. Should be able to get up and have a dependable phone for all or most of the day without a daily morning ritual of opening the phone to swap batteries.

    • Elfin

      do you force close the apps? even the ones u haven’t used lately may be running in the background. also, turn off background and auto sync in settings.

  • Bwanadon100

    I’m reposting the last comment I made in the battery thread started by kpop, as so many replies, the reply column has gotten too thin. (Admin, can that be changed?):

    Now last night with the original battery fully charged, with all radios and apps off, display off, except for phone call service, 100% down to 79% in six and a half hours. Not as bad as that one night from 100% to 39% or somewhere close to that, but still unacceptable for standby basically. I believe any standby definition should allow the most basic feature, the ability to make and receive calls is needed, even if you don’t make/get them during that period, or what good would standby be? So one night it’s like 98% in standby  and another 79%, and still another ~39% (before hard reset). Way too inconsistent. Guess the charging plug stays in the phone when I go to bed, whether at 20%, 99%, or 100%. It should not drop like that in standby mode. Rougher on the battery always on charge, but, oh well, that’s how it goes, and I’ll get a good spare to keep on hand. Should be able to get up and have a dependable phone for all or most of the day without a daily morning ritual of opening the phone to swap batteries.

  • Bwanadon100

    I’m reposting the last comment I made in the battery thread started by kpop, as so many replies, the reply column has gotten too thin. (Admin, can that be changed?):

    Now last night with the original battery fully charged, with all radios and apps off, display off, except for phone call service, 100% down to 79% in six and a half hours. Not as bad as that one night from 100% to 39% or somewhere close to that, but still unacceptable for standby basically. I believe any standby definition should allow the most basic feature, the ability to make and receive calls is needed, even if you don’t make/get them during that period, or what good would standby be? So one night it’s like 98% in standby  and another 79%, and still another ~39% (before hard reset). Way too inconsistent. Guess the charging plug stays in the phone when I go to bed, whether at 20%, 99%, or 100%. It should not drop like that in standby mode. Rougher on the battery always on charge, but, oh well, that’s how it goes, and I’ll get a good spare to keep on hand. Should be able to get up and have a dependable phone for all or most of the day without a daily morning ritual of opening the phone to swap batteries.

  • B Williams2010

    I just updated and everything seems good so far. before, I having a problem with the phone randomly resetting its self so lets hope that among other things are fixed.

  • so i had issues with the 2.3.4 update my phone gets stuck on reboot after 40-50% battery life, when it reboots it appears at 3% or no battery life, stays idle and shuts off. Also the phone sometimes gets stuck and reboots when i press the home button, and another issues is that i press the home button and it starts taking screenshots. 

    So do you think this unlock can help fix this or do we have to wait for a 2.3.5?

  • so i had issues with the 2.3.4 update my phone gets stuck on reboot after 40-50% battery life, when it reboots it appears at 3% or no battery life, stays idle and shuts off. Also the phone sometimes gets stuck and reboots when i press the home button, and another issues is that i press the home button and it starts taking screenshots. 

    So do you think this unlock can help fix this or do we have to wait for a 2.3.5?

  • so i had issues with the 2.3.4 update my phone gets stuck on reboot after 40-50% battery life, when it reboots it appears at 3% or no battery life, stays idle and shuts off. Also the phone sometimes gets stuck and reboots when i press the home button, and another issues is that i press the home button and it starts taking screenshots. 

    So do you think this unlock can help fix this or do we have to wait for a 2.3.5?

  • Matthew Turk

    How long should this upgrade take to install? My phone has been sitting there, blank except for the little Android dude and the “!” sign for a loooong time.

    • Osso79

      same here…it’s been 8hrs for me… should i remove the battery???

    • Amir

      The same here. what should I do now?

  • Just got the upgrade today at about 2 pm, and instantly my lock screen
    shortcuts disappeared.  I get the option to customize them in the lock
    screen settings, but they still won’t appear.  HELP.  I tried changing
    my lock screen to the weather app too, and that won’t work at all. 

    • Rodriguezjonathan5390

      how much does it cost??

  • Just got the upgrade today at about 2 pm, and instantly my lock screen
    shortcuts disappeared.  I get the option to customize them in the lock
    screen settings, but they still won’t appear.  HELP.  I tried changing
    my lock screen to the weather app too, and that won’t work at all. 

  • thirdkill888

    just updated now and whoa!super blazing fast!wifi has improved tremendously and the screen seems very very responsive now. i will try to use it for a few days and give an update again thanks

  • thirdkill888

    just updated now and whoa!super blazing fast!wifi has improved tremendously and the screen seems very very responsive now. i will try to use it for a few days and give an update again thanks

  • Stcmccti

    i updated my phone and now it wont read my sd card! i cant unmount it either the option is not clickable! now i lost all pics and music FML! help anyone

  • thirdkill888

    hmmm have you tried doing a factory hard reset?

  • Samhamersound

    i’ve had problems with the touchscreen on my HTC sensation ever since the system update. 

  • Samhamersound

    Also, the GPS seems to be ‘slower’. the main issue is the internet functions just get wierd. the pages shring and grow when swiping and it locks up a lot. Thanks for any help.

  • blu

    Sensation is the worst HTC I have had. Had the original G1 then HD2 and now sensation. Touch screen is not so great anymore but was fine in the beginning. Battery life changes after reboot. Random reboots. Phones gets incredbly hot 105F at times. Was a fan of HTC. Idk anymore. Shoulda gone for the gx2 or wait for the S2. Very disappointed. Gonna hope its a defect.

    • blu

      random screenshots when pressing home only, then oddly enough pressing home goes nowhere and just vibrates sometimes unless u do a hotboot…wth HTC.

      • Chris4bro

        i just noticed my home button started doing that just now.  ive been goggling and you are the only person to mention this problem. did you resolve it?

  • blu

    Sensation is the worst HTC I have had. Had the original G1 then HD2 and now sensation. Touch screen is not so great anymore but was fine in the beginning. Battery life changes after reboot. Random reboots. Phones gets incredbly hot 105F at times. Was a fan of HTC. Idk anymore. Shoulda gone for the gx2 or wait for the S2. Very disappointed. Gonna hope its a defect.

  • Mel

    Damn….you should get a new one mine works perfect…..

    • Hornswaggle808

      yep mine too, had mine 6 weeks now and have never ever experienced none of the complaints above. id say you all have faulty handsets and to return them to your carrier for a replacement….the other half has the galaxy s2 and there aint no comparison! HTC wins hands down!!

  • Mel

    Damn….you should get a new one mine works perfect…..

  • Mel

    Damn….you should get a new one mine works perfect…..

  • Wlucky525

    To the people with battery issues I just got this phone coming from a g2 and I noticed if u disable the locations setting under connections that uses data to randomly find you for Google maps. It runs Google maps constantly because it keeps changing your signal to different towers. Try it.

  • akottas

    i really WANT to like the htc sensation, I mean it truely IS an impressive piece of engineering, but even within the first week i got it (early august) i was in the middle of writing an email (running gmail app) and it just turned off, then rebooted!  This has also happened another 3 times since that first time!!  And disabling the “locations settings” under connections does nothing to rid of google maps (which yes, is constantly running in the background, just ridiculous!) which chews up anywhere between 4-30MB.  I ended up just removing google maps and reinstalling the few times i’ve needed it. I cannot remove tmobile’s “my account” and several other apps I do not want!! I can’t even remove google stocks and news!! I am beyond annoyed with this phone now.

  • bmoreheartless

    i dont know if anyone else noticed this. But my phone would randomly take screenshots when pressing homescreen. But i have learned how to control it. If you hold the power button and push the home button…it screenshots. FYI

    • Zoie Lasseter

      Mine ALWAYS does this

  • Laura M Gomez88

    I bought this “phone” back in June…here I am
    almost 5 months later with nothing but bad things to say about this phone.
    Before purchasing the Sensation I was all blackberry. I did not own anything
    but a BB for 4 years. The first 2 months, was adapting to “HTC-aka-smart
    phone”. Which was a very hard. First off the keyboard has no accuracy, the
    hold button has a mind of its own and speaking of sensitivity…late reaction
    to every touch. My home screen button is two faced and acts as a screen shot
    button. Almost every day I have to go into my photos and delete screenshots.
    When I am on a phone call, the phone finally has some sensitivity. I put people
    on hold, end calls and put calls on speaker phone. When my boyfriend calls (the
    only call this happens to) my phone goes missing, it ends the call and gives me
    an error message that says “this app had problems starting” with two
    options “force close” or “tell HTC”. After I “force
    close” because I’m done sending HTC msgs, I try calling my bf back and it tells
    me I’m on airplane mode?? I should have known this phone would be a nothing but
    a headache when I had my phone for 3 days and I had it charging for 10 minutes!
    Seriously, 10 minutes!! And I got a phone call which btw the ringtone did not
    go off. It burned my fingers! My phone was so hot; when I picked it up I
    dropped it. I took it to T-mobile and of course. They gave me whole run around;
    you must have left it charging longer than you did…blah, blah, blah. Another
    problem I have is, the phone gets hot after using it for more than 5 minutes; it
    starts burning up and acts very very slow “loading” msg comes up, I
    get frustrated and hit home-the phone turns white and HTC in green pops up.
    Finally I leave it alone and eventually the phone comes back to life. Another
    problem, the phone could be on vibrate or silent and it will ring or vice
    versa, it will vibrate or not ring when it should and not just ring but it will
    go from really low to really loud? Tell me how that is possible? The camera is
    no big deal at all neither the back or the front camera, battery life is not
    the greatest (and I have Juice defender), can’t erase apps (if I don’t use it,
    why can’t I erase it?), no memory (unnecessary apps take space for apps that I
    do want), 4G? (I get 2G more than 4G or nothing at all depending on the phones
    mood). My bf has the galaxy and it has wayyy better resolution with camera and
    his phone does not react as bad as mine (hint: not as bad). Honestly, this
    phone is for those of us who just can’t afford an Iphone. If I could afford
    Verizon or AT&T I would not think twice to enroll in a plan with them and
    have the Iphone without a doubt. This is no competition. 

    • Laura M Gomez88

      And that is the least to say about this phone. Not to mention my post got rejected on the T-mobile review site. Kinda suspicious if you ask me that the only bad ratings on their site does not mention half the things we say and none are the same. If anyone has a good response as to half the things that i’m having problems with on this phone please let me know. I don’t want to get another phone because it will just be a refurbished HTC…and I will be back to step 1. Thanks!

      bluefairy3000@hotmail.com

      • Alex

        yes… if you do some research there is allways a way to make everything better specially electronics…. i have a sensation and it works super great, befire i had a mytoch 4G loved it sensation kicks ass…. now lets respond to everything bad that you said… battery life this update fixes it and a good app can easily help a ton, signal…i have never seen my phone say 2G… i’m allways on 4G (ps: move to a city and get out of the forest) as far a the phone being warm.. all phones do that… some more than others… and yes if you read the spects it has a 2 processors… and no fan.. i will heat up eventually… if you complaint that the phone is very low as far as ringtone… there is an app to fix it…and please check your settings… if you have a bunch of email accounts, a fb, tweeter, weather and a bunch of stuff running and on auto sync at the same time… duhhhh i will decrease your battery and make your phone slow… there is also an app for that..autokills apps.. makes your phone run faster… over all i will give you a good tip… ROOT you sensation… is the best thing you can do…. so ps before you  go online a write a bunch of sh&t about a phone…… see alternatibes on how to make you phone adapt to you…and your lifestyle… HTC wont be making you a custom phone!!!

        hope it helped!!!

        • Bluefairy3000

          Wow, YOU really did write shit…I’m glad you read everything I wrote and gave me some kind of feed back…you sound like a very smart person. Your comment helped me with nothing but to Root my phone which is jail breaking something that did not come as I bought and will be paying an extra $30-$40 to do. I have autokill, I have juice defender and know how to customize a phone. I can also write and put sentences better than you so thanks for nothing Alex. You try to make me sound dumb when in return you sound like a complete dumbass. 

        • Joe26

          Your a stupid bitch,and a fucking snob,the htc sensation blows the iPhone out of the water. You are either ignorant or just retarded. Crawl out from under the rock you’ve been under and get educated. I’ve never read such a stupid statement from one person, nobody wants to hear a bitch rambling. FYI…How ignorant can one person be?

  • Ccolin11

    never buy a phone when it first comes it. always wait atleast 2 months for them to fix the bug. i got mine and it has no problem at all :)

    • Guest

      Anything better to say other than that? 

    • Alex

      FYI.. the phone you bought two months later was built at the same time as all the first one!!!!! is called cosumer warranty…

  • NeedANewPhone

    I’ve had my phone since June (when it came out) just got my update 2day (12/08/2011) SMH!!!! I <3 my phone!!!

  • CliffordBush

    I Don’t get my update on my htc sensation I would like it .thank you so much if you do .