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Update HTC Desire S with MIUI4 Android 4.0.4 ICS

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HTC Desire was one of the most sold Android phones of its time. It was launched just after the Nexus One with an updated version of HTC Sense after HTC Hero. HTC Desire S is the successor to HTC Desire. HTC has been rolling out Android 4.0 ICS updates to its various HTC phones which were scheduled to get the ICS updates on their phones officially, but not all of them have received it. Do you like installing and trying out custom ROMs?

We at Team Android are always looking for new and stable custom ROMs that you can install on your Android phones and extend their features/functionality over the official software updates. HTC Desire S ICS is already available now, thanks to a custom ROM that you can install and use on your phone.

Features of MIUI v4 ICS:

  • Weekly MIUI v4 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Android 4.0.3
  • Virtuous Quattro & CM9 Kernel & LordClockan’s ICS
  • Deodexed/Zipaligned
  • All apps updated to latest market versions
  • ported from miui-au,, dekkyy’s rd-miui ics

Disclaimer: We are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the HTC Desire S to connect it with the computer. Download HTC Desire S USB drivers! Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and get that tasty Ice Cream Sandwich on your phone.

How to Update HTC Desire S with Android 4.0.4 MIUI v4 ICS

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to update HTC Desire S with Android 4.0 ICS . Please read every line carefully.

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for HTC Desire S. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • Your phone should have atleast 60-70% battery when you try out this tutorial.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • This is not an official ICS software update. This is a custom third-party ROM.
  • Bootloader should be unlocked from the HTC Dev website.
  • Make sure ClockworkMod Recovery is installed on your phone.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 4.0 MIUI v4 ICS for Desire S to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your Desire S USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the MIUI v4 ICS zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root.

Step 4 – Then turn off your phone.

Step 5 – Now to get in the bootloader mode. Turn on the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons.

Step 6 – Follow the navigation instructions on the screen. Select BOOTLOADER and then go to RECOVERY.

Step 7 – Assuming you have ClockworkMod recovery, first perform a full data wipe. Then scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.

Step 8 – Press the power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 9 –Now using your volume keys, navigate to MIUI v4 ICS zip file and select it using the power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 10 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your HTC Desire S should have the Android 4.0 ICS software update installed on your phone! Go to Settings >About phone to verify.

Have fun playing with it! If you have any issues, please fire them up in the comments below!

About the author

Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.


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