HTC Amaze 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update Now Available

Today’s the day as Ice Cream Sandwich is now available for HTC Amaze 4G owners everywhere. Actually, it’s been available for a few hours already so keep an eye on your phone for a software update notification. T-Mobile will be sending out updates over-the-air or you can follow the steps to try to push the update out right away:

  1. Connect to Wi-Fi for fastest download.
    Note: This is a large update and can take over 20 minutes if downloading over the GSM network. Connect to Wi-Fi before updating for best results.
  2. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  3. Touch Settings.
  4. Touch About phone.
  5. Touch HTC software updates.
  6. Touch Check now.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  8. Wait as your phone restarts and updates to Android 4.0.3 / Software version 2.14.531.3710RD

What changes does Ice Cream Sandwich bring for Amaze 4G owners?

Android version 4.0.3 / Software version 2.14.531.3710RD – Current version


  • Android version 4.0.3 / Software version 2.14.531.3710RD
  • Approved 5/21/2012

New Features

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 3.6
  • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.
  • Re-sizeable widgets
  • Lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.
  • Data usage controls.
  • Face Unlock
  • Home screen folders
  • Improved battery life


  • Improved text input and spell checking
  • Improved menu structure

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    Got it when I woke up this morning. So far so good. 

    • Ditto

    • Bluemoon737

      Downloaded and running fine. I’m probably the only one to use it, but HTC notes does not work with ICS and the new Sense.

  • Ldurrant40

    got it installed n my phone frooze while the update is in process

    • Titino Lattie

      lol high tech gadgets alway expect to have PROS and CONS…..that is daily basis we face for life.

  • Mitchlantigua

    Galaxy s 2 is also receiving the update too.

    • Tmoguy


      • Mitch

        Not ICS but there is an update

        •  no its not … i checked it now …  what r u getting ?

      • fixxmyhead

        its true go check xda. i woke up late cuz i was checking so late 

      • fixxmyhead

        nevermind not ics just a cheap update

  • Tmoguy

    I installed the leaked version. When I check for update it shows I’m up to date and I definitely do not have the most up to date ics

  • HTC Amaze 4G User

    I installed it at 2am this morning. Phone is running great.

  • Mfor33

    I installed mine at around 330 am after it finished came here and saw no story….and now there is a story and I am waiting for someone else to be underwhelmed and wonder besides cosmetic upgrades what exactly did we get

    • Edy6401

       Go back to the top of this sews posting. Everything that you got with the upgrade is listed there. Did you not read it when you first saw this? You can also go to T-Mobiles support page and it will be listed there too.

      • Mfor33

        Yes genius I read that, that’s why I included the word “underwhelmed” as in to imply that I barely see any improvement in functionality.

  • Cupcake

    My ICS update on the Sensation did not include Face Unlock.  Is it on the Amaza?  Normal or not?  Anybody else?

    • HTC Amaze 4G User

       i have the amaze.. the face unlock is on here.

    • my Sensation has face unlock with ICS update.

    • Rashard Mccallum

      It does actually, you probably just do not see it.
      1. Go to menu settings
      2. Go to Security
      3. Go to Screen Lock
      4. Enable Face Unlock (you’ll have to make a pattern unlock as a backup)5. Change your “Name” from Cupcake to Ice Cream Sandwich :)

  • any update for the galaxy  s2 ? 

    • Check the galaxy s2 article about the ics update. This seems to be clearly labeled amaze ics update.

      • Umalum1990

        JACKASS… someone is jsut asking a question

    • dude, when wifi update was released it hit HTC first…so MAYBE ours is right behind this one

  • guest

    Got it this AM.  Had to reconnect my BT devices otherwise everythign else was good. Any idea how to get wifi hotspot working!?!?!

    • Taron19119

      U now have to pay for it

      • guest

        well it never worked on the amaze for free…there is a way to bypass it but i havent tried it yet…worked before but could not get mss while the new access point was on.  always resets though.

        • Rashard Mccallum

          The Amaze wifi was never free. Now there was a way to bypass that using different IP protocols but, to my knowledge… you are correct, it was never free. Devices BEFORE the Amaze though were……..

        • guest

          I cant get it to work anymore…darnit!

    • Rashard Mccallum

      LOL…Taron beat me to it….. or root

  • emily

    i have both, SGS2 and  hTC AMAZE 4G UNUSED  BRAND NEW. I only wish the HTC AMAZE 4G is light in weight  and battery lasts bit longer like the SGS2. I am using the SGS2, I love it almost everything except for its cheap plastic look and feel.

    • What dies this have to do with the amaze update?

  • Mfor33


  • S2j3607

    there’s a wifi app for $15 that by passes the wifi lock that tmo puts on. theres a lite version to test it. it works great on the amaze. id rather pay 15 once than every month.

    • Dumbazz

      Glad to see you don’t have any morals or ethics to get in the way of your decision to steal. I bet though you would get your deviant panties in a bunch if someone came to your house and stole your stuff.

  • Good for HTC users…happy someone is getting ICS than none. But as a GS2 user I can hope that the update for Sammy is right behind this one as it did with Wifi calling update. I’m still jealous though….

  • anthony jackson

    that update made the htc amaze 4g even more amazing.i don’t need the one serious when the amaze can do the same thing 

  • Aditya Raj87

    Can some1 upload d official version ? tht people who hvnt received it ..can download nd use it :) :)

  • Arodhr13

    Has any one figured out how to use the re sizeable widgets? please help

  • Do people getting this update, will not get the new sense UI?

  • Browntyreon2012

    Installed mined around 3:15 this morning.. and its the perfect HTC phone now… the one s now sits behind the amaze.. better camera and all around phone(HTC Amaze.

  • tonyFate

    I’ve been checking since midnight. Nothing yet =*(

  • Izzzzs

    I keep pressing check for update and phone keeps saying “up to date” wtf?

    • Mfor33

      Are you checking google update or htc update? It needs to be htc

    • guest

      Its coming out in in fazes.  It will take a month to update all of them. Be patient

  • Rashard Mccallum

    After all this time My Sensation 4G is still sensational and with the Amaze 4G’s recently upgrade, my wife is even more amazed by its features….

    Thank You HTC!

  • Tenor79

    I did an update check on my sensation on early Saturday morning, and received the ICS update. really digging it too

  • Simply Amazed

    I know someone has already asked this question, but is the upgrade available to download other than OTA? Is there a link somewhere online? Gracias!

    • JBMTycoon

       Hey buddy, find my post above if you haven’t already seen it or found a response.  XDA developers has something here.  I put it on my SD card, renamed the file to PH85IMG, then booted into recovery (holding the volume button down and then holding the power button until the recovery screen pops up).  It took approximately 10 minutes for it to do its thing. Just follow the instructions.

  • exibitsman

    When will the LGsdoubleplay be getting the ice 4.03 update I stopped by a tmobile store and they said its going to happen any day that was about a week ago

  • Brista

    i wish they left the option to download more widgets, i miss the translator widget…..

  • I have been running ICS on my Amaze since the leak on XDA, but I really think that it makes the Amaze one of the most complete, most powerful, and most usable phones out now.  I do prefer many of the T-MO bloatware applications to be removed but Sense 3.6 and ICS are a great combo.  An upgrade to Sense 4.0 is being worked on @ XDA so that might make the Amaze a step better than the One S. (battery & SD) :P

    • Simply Amazed

      OOO! COOL! Please post the link when its ready! I WISH there was a really good SIRI-esque app for Android. Do y’all think Vlingo is close or even better than Siri?

    • G1andonly

      Just to let you know, hit menu, settings,apps, all apps and go to each app you don’t want and hit disable. No more bloat

  • Eric

    My phone is now hounding me to reformat and encrypt the SD card.  Apparently this is because of policies on the exchange server that are set which require this.  The previous version of Android either didn’t support this, or it wasn’t enforced.  I will have to wait until I get home for this, as I would need to back up everything on the SD card first.

    The phone will no longer download any mail from the exchange server until I “fix” this.

  • fixxmyhead


  • mreveryphone

    Just received an update for my one s. Anyone know what that’s about?

    • What did it say?

      • mreveryphone

        It didn’t say what it updated it just showed the updated numbers

  • I updated this morning.. took about 30 min in all.. now my AMAZE…its AMAZINGLY FASTER… which makes me so happy because it had gotten SLOW…
    Thanks HTC/GOOGLE for the ICS love..

    • Simply Amazed

      I have noticed when restarting my phone, it takes a fraction of the time when it was on GB. Thank you HTC. :)

  • Rashard Mccallum

    Are you talking to the Carriers or this person when you say this because as I see it… the carriers are the one “stealing” from us asking us to pay for something (bandwith) twice.  

    • it’s sad that we pay for the data then they still get to tell us how to use it. i paid for 2gb n i didn’t read anywhere on how i could n couldn’t use it. what’s next are they gonna start charging different rates for the type of websites u visit (netflix, hulu, youtube and so on)?

      funny thing there’s a quick and free fix for this…..

  • No

    You can now turn off Carrier IQ with the update.

    • Pablo Guevara


      • No

        go to settings, privacy, collect diagnostics, then uncheck box

  • Luis

    can’t create folders to group apps anymore… anyone has a workaround?

    • ATT Amaze user

      It works for me. Just drag an app on top of an existing app on the homescreen.

      I also recommend powercycling your phone.

  • Sharweber

    My Swype isnt working since the upgrade.  What are the steps needed to activate once again.  Can’t find anything under the Language & Keyboard option to make the change?  Help anyone??

    • Hurley3495

       The feature is now called “Trace”.

      • guest

        you can download swype from their website….works great on ics…wasnt good on gingerbread

  • Sean Tyler

    Wifi-hotspot is still working for free on my Amaze. Idk what most of you are taking about. I know the sensation requires a monthly fee to use wifi-hotspot since the ics update, but it doesn’t look like the amaze is going to require that.

    • Matthewashmore83

      tmobile changed their data plans.  it’s included now


      My Hotspot is working but when I try to navigate to a webpage on my tablet it re-directs me to the T-Mobile site to sign up for wifi tethering @ 15 bucks a month. And I am on an employee unlimited plan. So If yours is still working consider yourself lucky. 

  • souggie

    So for the folks who downloaded ics for the amaze , would you all consider it as good, better, or worse than the one s? And if one had to choose between the two to buy, which one would it be and why?

    • pops87

      Gotta got with the amaze for 2 reasons: removable battery and expandable memory. no microSD support on the one s was a dealbreaker for me.

      • Cycad007

        The One S has Sense 4 which is the “lightest” version of the HTC Sense.  The One S also has a faster processor, AMOLED screen and will most likely also receive the official Jelly Bean (Android 5.0) upgrade.

        The removable battery is an issue.  You’ll have to ship it to HTC to have them replace it…which is VERY inconvenient and potentially costly.  The expandable memory is virtually a non-issue.  There is official support for DropBox, Google Drive *AND* Microsoft SkyDrive.

        • pops87


        • J-Hop2o6

           Different processors tho. Amaze uses the old S3/Scorpion. The One S uses the new S4/Krait, which is wayyy faster and more efficient than the old S3.

        • souggie

          Which is interesting in that the krait has benchmarks scores upwards of 5000, but the s3 scorpion comes close to 3000…I have skydrive and dropbox also, to me the only thing preventing me from getting one s is the lack of nfc, Im not sure that’s going to matter for a while though…I’m currently using a galaxy nexus, but I’m somewhat of an HTC fan….don’t judge me :)

        • souggie

          Or should I wait for the vaunted galaxy s3?, which will more than likely contain an s4 chip also, seeing as how TMobile must have its 42mb speed, and will sacrifice ANY processor to meet that need… :)

        • souggie

          Or should I wait for the vaunted galaxy s3?, which will more than likely contain an s4 chip also, seeing as how TMobile must have its 42mb speed, and will sacrifice ANY processor to meet that need… :)

        • J-Hop2o6

           Different processors tho. Amaze uses the old S3/Scorpion. The One S uses the new S4/Krait, which is wayyy faster and more efficient than the old S3.

        • Shane

          You still need to send it in since the battery is non-removable

  • ATT Amaze user

    Has anybody tried Google Wallet after the ICS update? NFC seems to be disabled on my Amaze now.

    • Christopher Grandell

      No luck with Google Wallet.  I would love if it did work, though.  I found an APK and installed it, but it doesn’t like the Amaze apparently.

  • Starscr3am

    sweeet…runs smooth wish it had that blue u see on the new phones already with 4.0

  • JbmTycoon

    I am one of those guys who downloaded the leaked version about a month ago. I don’t think we will get a notification. XDA has a link to the newest update. Looks like it’s an RUU so u should be able to just put it on the SD in recovery mode. I am downloading it now. showthread.PhP?t=1637314. You can also Google “Ruby_ics_35_s_tmous_2.14.531.3_radio_1.14.550L.17D” (no quotes).

  •  Congratulations htc Amaze owners!  I’ve received the Ice Cream Sandwich
    update on my htc Sensation 4G a week ago and I have to say…. it’s been
    “Sensationally Amazing”.  ENjoy – D

  • AndroidFan

    I wish my htc Amaze 4G got a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich but I’ve been pressing check now every hour on the hour and still no sign of it. :( Can anyone tell me why this is happening?

    • FakeEmail

      Some have said it comes out in waves around the country, so perhaps yours will be there shortly — if you dont see it soon just dial 611 and see what they say

      • AndroidFan

        How would you figure out if the wave is on its way or is that even possible?

        • Guest

          it will take a month to get everyone updated.  Last time I saw there were 146,000 units that will be updated by June 20th.

      • AndroidFan

        How would you figure out if the wave is on its way or is that even possible?

  • Pablo Guevara

     I am in love with my Amaze all over again!

  • RickyB

    When I try to open GWallet, it says not available on this device/carrier.  Looks like its blocked.
    However, after the ICS update, my lock screen shortcuts have disappeared and I cannot for the life of me, figure out how to reactive the feature.  Under lockscreen settings, it only gives me wallpaper options (which I like that I can have 2 seperate ones now). Anyone else seeing this issue…?

    • FakeEmail

      They are the same as the 4 apps you put on your homescreen dock.

      • RickyB

        Um, no, before I could set the lockscreen shortcuts to whatever I wanted.  I had Instagram on my lock screen, but it was not one of the four on my homescreen dock. So unless with ICS they have to be the same, it didnt used to be that way. Anyway, I have disabled ADW and gone back to sense launcher, still doesnt show.  I have checked/unchecked the “show lockscreen box” under the settings many times, restarted my phone, still nothing.  Thanks though…

        • RickyB

          Disregard.  I found the issue…

    • ATT Amaze user

      The lock screen shortcuts are the same shortcuts that are on the bottom of your home screen. so to change your lock screen shortcuts you are going to need to change your home screen shortcuts.

    • superg05

       a few carriers got together and made there own competing nfc payment system t mobile was one of those so they blocked Google wallet to force you to use theres

  • Ugh! Does anyone know if it’s possible to downgrade back to Gingerbread after the Update. My GF doesn’t like the update and is complaining to me for having her download it. 

    • Uncle Pauly

      The only way would be to root it.

    • twitchmcgee

      Upgrade your gf instead.

      • Shane

        Nice one bro

  • Damien Todd

    seems to be working well with new update, love the face unlock, was actually disappointed it didn’t have more of a STOCK ICS blue look to it, also Google Wallet STILL doesn’t work, so no NFC payments for us, if anyone knows how to get it to work please post DETAILED instructions how I’m sure all of use would like to know how you did it, and no we don’t want to root our phones we like having warranties, so if you can get it to work with the STOCK over the air update of ICS please post

  • Damien Todd

    seems to be working well with new update, love the face unlock, was actually disappointed it didn’t have more of a STOCK ICS blue look to it, also Google Wallet STILL doesn’t work, so no NFC payments for us, if anyone knows how to get it to work please post DETAILED instructions how I’m sure all of use would like to know how you did it, and no we don’t want to root our phones we like having warranties, so if you can get it to work with the STOCK over the air update of ICS please post

  • Tayshaun

    Just upgraded. Anyone else noticing significantly higher ping times on both 4G and wifi? I used to be around 40 mil but now I have yet to crack below 100.. 

    • Shane

      I forgot if thts good or bad to have bigger ping xD which is better ?

      • Kiladubz

        its bad…

  • Mueller2051

    I updated
    the unofficial official update a few weeks ago it been working fine. Now two
    weeks later my phone it shutting down for no reason. I reset my phone and even
    did a hard reset but problem still there. Any clues has anybody who updated
    that version received a notice to update I see the update number has changed. Wondering
    if I will receive the update notice and thread like I did on my sensation


      Mine was doing that before the update and it turned out to be the battery. 

      • gtr

        thanks c;eaning contacts with rubbing alcohol  fixed problem

  • Trill43

    Anytime there is an major OS update and Major being the key word here its recommended to factory reset for reasons apparently not widely known after 5 years which annoys the hell out of me but the only difference is they don’t require it since its over the air and there is no official tool by Androids team of developers yet no way to sync app data on 3rd party apps

  • JBLmobileG1

    Can someone who received the update OTA please tell me what Baseband, Kernal Version, etc. they have? I know it may be a lot to type but I am curious if that information is different from the leaked version from the XDA site. Thanks in advance.

    • Uncle Pauly

      I believe it is different.
      Kernel: 3.0.16-ga4fb83c
      Baseband: 1.14.550L.17DC_30.78.550L.15D
      Build: CL373265Browser: Webkit/534.30

      • JBLmobileG1

        Is that the OTA info or the leaked version info?

      • JBLmobileG1

        Is that the OTA info or the leaked version info?

        • Uncle Pauly


        • Uncle Pauly


      • Goose

        Are you sure you didn’t mis type the info??

    • Goose

      2nd leak version is different 
      Build Number is 2.14.531.3 CL373265

      • JBLmobileG1

        I noticed. Is there anyway to manually download the OTA update if you have the 2nd leaked version? Or since everything else is the same… if there is ever an update will I still get it? Anyone know?

        • JBMTycoon

           Don’t know if you found what you are looking for, but I will put a link at the end of this post.  I have posted the link one other time as well.  XDA has this as a download.  Just change it to P85IMG and put it on your SD card and boot into recovery.  I think I didn’t have to do anything; I think it found it and started the process since it’s an RUU. It took about 10 min. It ends up with the same info that David posted. 

        • Brittajean77

          My text page says loading now cannot text at all!!! And my old contacts are on phone new ones gone! Stupid update! IDont do it! I want my old amaze back!

      • Simply Amazed!

        OK, where can I find this 2nd leaked version? Can you put the link here?

          and here’s all my info from my handset after the leaked update
          Android version: 4.0.3
          HTC sense version:3.6
          Software number: 2.14.531.3 710RD
          Kernel version: 3.0.16-ga4fb83c, htc-kernel@u18000-build-144 #1, SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 18 00:28:22 CST 2012
          Baseband version: 1.14.550L.17DC_30.78.550L.15D
          Build number: 2.14.531.3 CL373265 release-keys
          Browser version: WebKit/534.30

  • rob

    anyone else having problems with MMS messages.  I cant send or receive MMS texts since the update.

    • Shane

      I had to call support once since when I got the amaze it had an issue were it could only receive not send out. Maybe they need to reset your network call them they fixed it for me but im still waiting for ics :) hope my amaze gets its soon !!!

  • Rob

    my amaze isnt finding any new updates. does anyone know why and what i can do?

    • SpiltOver06

      Hey Rob,
      I just called Tech support. They do not know when we will receive the update, “but we will receive the Android update.” I am in AZ, not sure if this is why I have not received the update notification. 

      • Rob

        I also called tech support and they created a ticket to send to HTC and I figured while i wait for them (tmobile) ill call HTC myself and see if they can help me but thanks.

        • rob

          TMO cant send the update to specific numbers.  You will get your update in order they are sending them.  It might be by IMEI’s, but not really sure.  I know they got 6 servers doing all the updates but there are a bunch of updates right now for different phones.  Thats why its gonna take a full month.

        • actually technical support can and will push an update to you. i did this with my G2. u gotta find a way to talk to the tech. i played stupid when the update in store didn’t work for my handset. i called and told them “i think something might be wrong with my handset”. she said “let me try something”…i waited then like magic i had the update msg in less then 3mins. i told her and she said “ok so it did work”…which made me wonder if she did something on her end to push it. she told me she “couldn’t officially push it” but was glad i got the update.

        • Drizza23

          Not correct

      • Rob

         @46eb2eb992a7426c39095155f7616cd3:disqus apparently the are doing it by waves instead of by a whole. within 48 hours, from what im told, we should all get a notice that its ready to be updated. hope this was helpful.

  • JBLmobileG1

    Does anyone know what the difference is between the 2nd leak version and the OTA? All the information is the same except for the built number. Any idea why everything else is the same except for that? I wonder why the leaked version has a higher number than the OTA…. you’d think it would be the other way around. Also being that the built is a different version could this keep anyone who has the leaked version from getting any possible updates or is it all based on the software version? Thanks to anyone who can answer my questions.

    • Uncle Pauly

      If you install the leak version, then you will not receive the OTA version.

      • JBLmobileG1

        I figured that because they are identical for the most part. I just want to know if they update it with fixes will I still be able to receive them? Everything is the same besides the built number however people on XDA are saying even that is the same… even pictures to prove it.

  • Mfor33

    for some reason my phone gets very hot very quickly. it slows down alot and the browser is slooooowwwww. keep in mind had none of these problems yesterday

  • JBLmobileG1

    I don’t get it. On the XDA developers website there are pictures that members posted of the OTA and leak versions. Both are identical… even the built numbers. The only thing I noticed between the two versions in the pictures is that the OTA radio signal is a different color. Now someone isn’t telling the truth or they are pushing different builds OTA.

    • oryan_dunn

       The multi-colored signal bars shown in those screenshots are becuase that guy themed it that way.  The leak and OTA are the same.

      • JBLmobileG1

        Thanks for clearing that up. One question that I really like to know is if they are the same does that mean any future updates HTC might send out I’ll be able to receive because they are the same? I have the 2nd leak version and I noticed some bugs that’s why I ask.

        • oryan_dunn

          Using logic, yes, an OTA should work if you flash the leaked RUU.  But many times, logic doesn’t work.

        • oryan_dunn

          Looking up how to unlock the bootloader for my girlfriends Evo 3D, this was on the official HTC RUU page (her phone needs an RUU to unlock it)

          “Disclaimer: You may not be able to get further FOTA updates once the RUU was applied to your device.”

          So, I still don’t know.  But it looks like HTC covers their but with that statement if a future OTA doesn’t work.

        • JBLmobileG1

          That’s a bummer. I hope that you would get updates. Although I guess I could always apply a future update the same way I did the first and second so long as someone posts it.

        • Bored_pc_guy

          I know this is old, but the leaked RUU for the Amaze locks the bootloader, which is something necessary for OTA’s… I would say that the leak will receive OTA’s as long as it’s stock, and possibly (speculated) S=ON.

  • Ldurrant40

    i got my update my phone frooze while updating it was stuck on the white htc screen idk but when it was updating it rebooted about 5 times

    • Dlanemarker

      Mine did the same thing and bricked my phone. T-mobile is sending me a new one :( 

    • Waleed03

      same here…were u able to get it to work?

      • Llf


  • Mkrajenke

    I still have not gotten my ICS Update. I have been trying since May 21st to download it. I have restarted my Amaze several times, tried both when connected to the network and over WiFi to search and it says no software update found. I am running Android 2.3.4 on the HTC Amaze 4G with Software version 1.43.531.3

    • Jeff D

      Exact same problem here. Same software versions, etc. All I can guess is that they’re somehow limiting the downloads by device ID or some other means.

      • Jeff D

        I just checked again and the update is now available for me! Unfortunately, I’m at work with a lousy data connection and no wifi options so I need to wait until tonight.

    • WhaleFlyer

      I hate that I don’t have the update either it really sucks :/ I wonder if the HTC sensation 4g owners have had related troubles

  • Henry1970

    It’s weird both my wife and I have an Amaze. I did my update on Monday morning and I checked my Wife’s phone and it still say no update available… The only thing I have noticed on mine is that the battery seems to drain quicker….

    • Uncle Pauly

      Really? My battery life has doubled since the update.

    • guest

      Haven’t gotten mine either .

    • HTC Amaze 4G

       My battery life is awesome now. make sure you keep all the apps closed when you don’t use them in the settings menu.. clear the cache..  also depending on how strong or weak your 4g signal is can determine how fast your battery can go. Weaker signal causes the phone to search harder for a strong signal.

  • Blue

    Is anyone else having a problem with the bluetooth connection.  I had to reset the connection to my car once I updated, but it doesn’t stick so I have to re-discover it each time I get in my car and put in the passcode.

    • Wendi Lewis

       I just updated to ics and my phone no longer pairs with my bluetooth device. Tech support said that in addition to turning on bluetooth, I need to navigate to the bluetooth settings in Settings and make the bluetooth visible in order to connect to a device. WTF? Really? Despite taking these steps, my phone doesn’t find my bluetooth device.

  • The Dude

    >Connect to Wi-Fi for fastest download

    Uh… I usually get better performance on 4G than WiFi !!!

    • Nikolai T

      Then your Wi-Fi connection is terrible.

    • FakeEmail

      Yep — the 4G rocks — and wifi uses more battery than 4G in the AnandTech tests

  • None

    It looks like there is only an “OK” button.  What do you select or press if you cannot do the update at the moment (low battery, or need the phone in the next 20 minutes)… what do you do to avoid saying YES right then??

    • Triplemonkee

       press the home button. then the update will stay in the notification bar!

  • superg05

    i wonder can we delete htc things now

  • John Sandoval83

    after doing the update it messed up my text. If someone text me at 5pm it says it text me at 3am. hopefully they ca fix this

  • Jeff D

    I got my update last night. Install went smooth. About 30 minutes total including the download. Some of my notification settings reverted to defaults but other than that I didn’t lose anything. However, it didn’t resolve the bogus “Insufficient Storage” error I get when I try to install most apps. I have 30 installed apps with updates available that I cannot update. Please don’t tell me to reboot and free up space because I reboot at least once per day and I have 180MB of available internal storage. I’ve actually gotten the error when I had about 250MB of available internal storage. I also have 7.38GB available phone storage.

    • oryan_dunn

      I had that error as well.  I’m pretty sure there is a bug in GB that causes the /data partition to fill up, and no matter how many reboots, wipe dalvik cache, move apps to SD card, etc. the memory isn’t freed up.  There’s a thread on the offical tmo forums and one on xda that I’ve posted more detailed info on.

      I ended up unlocking the bootloader after my ICS update, which did a factory reset, and I’ve got tons of free space now. I recommend you do that, but it is a pain backing up and restoring everything.

      • Jeff D

        Thanks for the info. I actually tried the solution that can be found at and I was able to update all but 2 apps. The solution is to change the default install location from 0 (Auto) to 2 (external). I wouldn’t exactly classify them as simple steps, especially for a novice because it involves installing development software and issuing commands via the command prompt on your computer. The good part is I don’t lose any existing data, settings, etc.If the above link doesn’t work, google “insufficient storage 8 simple steps”.

  • kod

    ewwww who has a amaze lame phone get a galaxy s2 better support 32gd sd card and better

    • Bfastenau

      Trolling today I see. Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.

    • JBLmobileG1

      First off…. its 32gb not 32gd. And the Amaze can and will except a 32gb card. I should know since I use one in mine that is a class 10. As for support… I wouldn’t say Samsung is better than HTC…. but to each his own I guess.

      • Izzzzs


  • guest

    Havent gotten mines yet I’m very anxious does any body know why its been takin so long?

  • 1moreset

    If I want to stay with Gingerbread will the update notification eventually go away?  2.3.4 works very nicely for me.  My friend does not like ICS on their Google S.

  • 1moreset

    If I want to stay with Gingerbread will the update notification eventually go away?  2.3.4 works very nicely for me.  My friend does not like ICS on their Google S.

  • need help

    I checked on the updates on the 22nd. I downloaded using WiFi and 4G. The problem is that it gets stuck after it restarts. It stays in a image of an android figure and an exclamation mark in between a warning triangle…why is this happening?

  • Third_Eye

    While my upgrade was relatively smooth with quircks, the only things I found better is 
    a) Better Antutu scores
    b) Lesser memory at startup as well as when no tasks are there..


    I am missing the Folder creation from the Personalize option. I know we can drag 1 icon over the other in the home screens and create a folder but I would have loved the option to use the personalize menu to create that.
    The Roboto font is a wash for me. In more cases the GB font looked better. Maybe it is a QHd resolution compared to 720P where the former would make a difference?

    Also I am getting something like frequent GBA errors that a dialog box pops us and asks me if I want to tell HTC about it. When I am using TMobile-My Account app . 
    But the most troubling thing has been the browser. 

     a) I am having trouble with pinch 2 zoom (P2Z) working on mobile version of most websites after the update. My wife’s phone I have thankfully not updated so that I could compare.  
    b) Also the new browser takes over the whole screen and so no quick way to access the notification bar.
    c) Pressing the Settings button gives a huge “f”ugly menu list that nearly goes to the top of the screen. 
    d) Adding new windows/tab is horrible in the browser compared to the relative ease of the on with
    e) What is the purpose of “View Desktop Site” in the browser? Unless I go to the website and click the “non-mobile” version, the mobile view is the one it is showing (with P2Z missing)

    Overall it is a letdown after very hight expectations I initally had and till all these are resolved, I would not upgrade my wife’s phone to ICS-Sns3.8

    • Juliocreyes73

      i am also gettings this GBA error after I upgraded to ICS. This is occurring mostly when I am using “gosmspro”.  and the same browser issues you are experiencing.  

      • Third_Eye

        More troubles : 

        Switching off. Heats up faster when using the Media player and playing lot of continuous songs. I was on a road trip during Memorial Day weekend and my Sienna Disc player is awaiting replacement and so had to use my Amaze 4G with ICS to provide the MP3 files to play. 

        It will be playing and all of a sudden switch off. Similarly after my son plays good amount of Angry birds it started happening. The common theme I am finding is that the device is hot and it can even be felt on the screen. 

        Now GBA errors are less common. But now T-Mobile My Account app is always in “Application is loading. Please call #676 for……”. The same time in my GB Am4G I am able to get in the account and go thru the various screens….

  • guest

    still havent gotten mine !! should i go to the tmobile store?

    • Trentthesalesrep

      Just follow the steps posted above.

      • KjalVy

        followed the steps above many times and still do not have it!!!!

        • guest

          me either !!

  • Daswhnsinn

    I’ve had ICS for about a month and a half, This ROM is great and smooth. Could HTC please release the source code for the kernel a complete source code, we need some custom kernels in the wild. 

  • Guest

    Since the update my Amaze force close text and contacts i cant get any of my numbers because it will for close right away .. any advice ?

  • JC

    i updated my amaze yesterday and I am not able to add widgets or shortcuts onto my panels and also i keep getting the white screen with the htc logo every time i close an app.. advice anyone??

    • Edwardspratte

       You have to force restart… it goes away for a couple days

    • Jessica

      I updated 2 days ago, and have the same problems. Also, I can’t post anything on the internet. For example, I found this website on my phone, but couldn’t get my keyboard to come up to make this reply(had to go to the computer). And I can’t post on Facebook before it force closes.

      My question is, did your problems ever clear up?

  • hoodied.hello

    Hey folks, I know this is irrelevant to the Amaze 4G… but I just ran an ICS update for the Sensation 4G earlier this evening. It’s out and About…your phone!

  • Schmidty

    My update went well until I realized that lock screen controls aren’t available. It blows having to unlock the phone to just skip or pause a track on Double Twist. Some of the newer features are good and I like the facial recognition and some of the visible changes, however not too thrilled about disabling lock screen controls. 

  • HugeErection

    My amaze still has not received the update.. wtf?

    • guest

      Mine either

    • Third_Eye

      Don’t sweat. I do not see any advantages. Only problems.

  • Jeff Dick

    I received occasional gmail updates since I upgraded my Amaze but I’m no longer receiving gmail (since 5/27) and my google calendar stopped syncing. I’ve tried manually syncing, turning off/on syncing, multiple battery pulls, and I haven’t been able to get it to sync. Any ideas? 

  • JBLmobileG1

    Is it just me or is anyone else’s radio weaker? It seems like I get less bars in certain places and I have had some occasions where when I try to make a call it doesn’t go through. I like everything about the update except the reception.

  • Flying Whale

    Is it just me or am I the only one that still did not get ics for their htc Amaze 4G.

  • Tcscsk8005

    That makes two of us … Mine won’t update yet either! Htc amaze

  • Brendamtz_88

    Jeff, When you say you didn’t lose anything, did that include your contacts, videos, pictures, notes, etc.? My phone already deleted all my contacts once , soon after I installed ice cream sandwich .

    • Jeff Dick

      Correct, I didn’t lose any contacts, pictures, etc. This solution simply changes a setting to tell apps to install to the external storage location  rather than deciding for itself. I will tell you that several days after I got this to work I ended up doing a factory reset because my gmail and google calendar stopped syncing. Crazy thing is after I reinstalled all of the same apps my internal storage was at 1.8GB free as opposed to the 200MB free I had before. If you end up doing a reset just make sure your contacts are synced with gmail and you won’t lose them. You also shouldn’t lose anything in your SD card (built in or physical micro SD card). I used AppBrain to track and reinstall all of my apps which was amazing (it did it automatically). I also took screen shots of all of my home screens and folders because I’m picky about having my apps/shortcuts a certain way. One thing I didn’t do was look for an app to save settings such as ring tones. That was kind of a pain to set back up again. Good luck whichever route you take.

  • Wient

    No update here also, wtf is up with tmobile?

  • frustrated.irritated.grrrrrr

    Seriously. My phone was working fine with the old version. This one takes SOOO LOOOONG to transition between pages and many times the screen with the phone freezes. What used to be a quick phone is now lagging like a video game on dialup.

    The Issues include:
     Phone sticks on the dial page after hangup and does not hangup all the time
     The HTC screen randomly holds up the phone and although you can swipe the menu from the very top to get past it, a restart does not make the issue go away permanently.
     The back button does not always work
     The menu for google voice takes forever to show up on a call
     Navigation is REALLY slow to load

    This new “update” is worthless and if anyone knows where to downgrade to the old version, please let me know. If I knew, I would never have updated it.

    I have an HTC Amaze

  • Mrtunes

    I can’t add folders anymore with????????

  • riceKRISPYninja

    When I upgraded:

    1.) Everything changed
    2.) Need to adjust quickly – will take a few days
    3.) I ended up liking what I saw

    4.) and then it happened.  Something that was working before does NOT now

    When I plug in my HTC Amaze to PC, select DISK to transfer files from my phone to my PC, my phone does an AUTOMATIC REBOOT!  

    Now I can’t copy my videos and paste them to my PC so I can keep my storage FREE!


    • riceKRISPYninja

      5.) Oh yeah… and calling T-Mobile will only result you in paying to get ANOTHER phone w/o the update or doing a FACTORY RESET!  

      SMH – really?!?
      So you mean to tell me, you send out updates, that if they have BUGS, we’re SCREWED!!!???

  • Rahul

    I so wish I would have seen these comments before installing the update. I somehow came across some info about amaze getting ICS update and was shocked being as though I was never informed nor have I ever seen any notifications about an update being available. Filled with excitement I quickly get my phone and go to check for updates, and alas! There it is, ICS update! All seemed to be well until I found out that no one can hear me talk!!!!! My first phone call was right after the reboot and phone was still loading, which led me to assume that they probably didn’t hear me due to the fact that the new software is still loading. Had a second call but it was from a blocked number so when I kept saying hello, I just assumed they were being shady and just hung up. It appears that I was still thinking about it subconsciously so I decided to find out for sure by opening the voice recorder and trying to save some voice notes. When I replay them, all I hear is static and whatever I was saying was not being recorded apparently. This treachery is unacceptable!!!

  • Guest

    This is the worst thing to happen to my phone. DO NOT UPDATE!!!!! My twitter app doesn’t work, nor does my instagram, messages, or facebook. Everything looks weird and cheap, as if I downloaded some kind of virus. The new fonts make it look like garbage. Going to tmobile store tomorrow to see about undoing this problem.

  • Kevin Segura

    I hate the new version,  the screen looks so cheap.. like really ugly ! im so pissed off.. i wish i knew … i hate it ! the old version was working right, the pictures and everything was really bright and clear. and now pictures look so dull and like.. idk..

    • kevin segura

      If somebody knows how to get back to the old version, cause i reset my phone but still the same, if somebody know how to get back to the old version please tell me, i would really appreciate it

      • Robert

        yea i updated when i shouldn’t have. I HATE THIS NEW INTERFACE I LIKE THE OLD VERSION WHERE PERSONALIZE ON THE LEFT, PHONE IN THE MIDDLE AND SEARCH ON THE RIGHT. IF THERE IS A WAY TO REINSTALL THE OLDER SOFTWARE PLEASE EMAIL ME RACPLAYER1@AOL.COM. if i wanna call someone on the older version BAMM just hit the phone button NOW i have to SEARCH this icon of a phone. THUMBS DOWN for this new version.

  • Yourmom

    This ICS upgrate is great. I like the new design and haven’t had any problems with my phone. I really like the new apps too. This couldn’t be better. I read about it coming and it is funny everybody freaked out when it wasn’t there. They stated in the news that it wouldn’t happen for everybody at once. I just waited for it to tell me and it’s a dream come true!

  • Jakale Pinkney

    Is anybody else amaze not updating ?

  • O.K. Wong

    I just completed ICS upgrade, it’s horrible. I can’t connect to Wi-Fi at all. I do want to know how I can go back to the old version?

  • 12amrdr

    Mms wont work with new update. So glad i have a 600 $ piece of shit

  • Another guest

    Perfect update if you want to have a useless shit… 

  • suman

    Mine HTC got bricked due to this update… Though i successfully unbricked it using the method in this post

  • sri

    no i m not getting the update it was saying that there is no update for this phone

  • Sam

    It is not showing me upgrade option ? Is there any other way ?

  • Hamza Khalid

    It’s not giving any updates… saying there is no updates……… help plzzzz
    contact 03365405688

    • Fawad

      You cannot update it via phone updater you will have to root/unlock your htc from htcdev and than download some custom roms searching via Google