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How to Update HTC Sensation to CM9 Final Android 4.0.4 ICS Custom Firmware

How to Install CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS on HTC Sensation

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS on HTC Sensation. Please read every line carefully below.

Please make sure your phone is rooted and ClockworkMod recovery installed. Also make sure you read this tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

To Remember:

  • This CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS tutorial is only for HTC Sensation (pyramid). Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • This is not an official software update. This is a custom third-party ROM.
  • Bootloader should be unlocked. How? –> How to Unlock Bootloader of HTC Phones.
  • 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 CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS and Google Apps for HTC Sensation to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect and mount your HTC Sensation USB (mass) memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the cm-9.0.0-pyramid.zip file and Google Apps zip file to your SD card. Make sure the files are 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 – In ClockworkMod recovery, wipe data first. 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 cm-9.0.0-pyramid.zip and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

NOTE: Repeat this step for the Google Apps zip file as well.

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 Sensation should have CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS installed on your phone! Go to Settings >About phone to verify.

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

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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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