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HTC Desire S Ice Cream Sandwich Update Rolling Out “Soon”



Earlier this month, HTC said that the HTC Desire S Ice Cream Sandwich update would be rolling out in August. Thus far though, the update is now available. However, the company is telling HTC Desire S owners that the update will become available soon through its HTCDev website.

HTC is telling inquiring HTC Desire S owners that the HTC Desire S update, which was promised by the end of August, will be made available in RUU form on HTC’s website in the near future.

The company remains mum on a specific release date for the ROM Upgrade Utility though we imagine that it will be made available in the coming days.

Read: HTC Desire S Ice Cream Sandwich Update Still Slated for August.

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HTC says the HTC Desire S ICS update will be made available soon.

HTC says to stay tuned for more details so again, we imagine that the company will be making some sort of announcement regarding the software in the relatively near future.

Because HTC is not saying when it will release the software, and with less than 48 hours remaining in August, it’s possible that it will completely miss the August deadline. We saw it happen before with the HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich update and it’s clear that HTC doesn’t have a problem blowing past upgrade deadlines.

At the very least, this is confirmation that the update is still coming, something that should help to ease the minds of HTC Desire S owners who may be wondering if the update is ever coming.

Desire S owners got a bit of a scare last month when HTC abruptly canceled the ICS update for the HTC Desire HD. After promising Android 4.0 for both the Desire HD and Desire S, HTC decided to cancel the ICS update for the Desire HD for several reasons including its bad performance and because the update would have forced device owners to reset their device.

HTC had originally promised the Desire S ICS update for a date between the months of June and August and it’s still possible that it could keep its word.

We’ll find out tomorrow.



  1. Chris

    08/30/2012 at 12:38 pm

    I don’t know if you guys saw but the RUU went up briefly before being taken down and is available a few places online. Not sure what caused them to jump the gun, or to take it back down, but certainly seems like it’s close.

  2. Jaydev

    08/30/2012 at 1:00 pm

    yeh i dowlooaded the ruu upgrade from a website but it didnt look offical so i didnt do it

  3. Martus

    08/30/2012 at 11:06 pm

    It is up on the htcdev site.

    • Vladimir

      08/31/2012 at 7:20 am

      Where exactly on htcdev you guys look for ROM updates? Could I have URL too?

  4. mark

    08/31/2012 at 10:31 am select desire s and then others in the buttons

  5. Moeen Ahmad Rana

    09/03/2012 at 3:18 am

    Hello everyone! Someone tried to upgrade using RUU? How is it going? RUU is inclusive of HTC Sense 4.0?

    • jono w

      09/03/2012 at 5:29 pm

      Hi there, I updated on RUU. Was very simple. i picked the WWE (world wide english version). I set up HTC on a PC (normally use mac but it says to do it on PC) Downloaded the RUU. It comes with a PDF with step by step. took about 10 mins to update. Make sure you back up your contacts etc. Also i would remove the SD card while updating as i had to reformat mine to get it to work again but that was the only hiccup.

      Phone is running so much faster and smoother. cameras better. messages are better, has face unlock also. It is on sense 3.6.

      Highly recommend you update the phone just runs so much faster. i now have 280mb of free ram.. on gingerbread i had 120mb. big difference. Thanks HTC worth the wait.

    • ijaz.lahore

      09/05/2012 at 3:20 pm

      I updated my desire s . ics is much better . it comes with sense 3.6

  6. Chris

    09/03/2012 at 5:47 am

    Just checked and it looks like the RUU has been taken down again. Does anyone have a copy I can download?

  7. ijaz.lahore

    09/05/2012 at 3:14 pm

    Ijaz shahid here from Lahore Pakistan. I updated my HTC desire s ics successfully.I first time ever update any mobile is manually becuz its so simple and easy.ruu is very simple process. just read PDF file given with ruu and go on.
    after updating my mobile runs very smoothly and very fast. here are something that I notice after ics update.
    touch interface is smoother than before.
    face unlock works amazingly (I like mostly)
    setting Manu is very user friendly. same types of settings are near to each other.
    sense 3.6 is much better and beautiful than3.0 .
    camera setting options are enhanced.
    notification bar is now in black color to use less battery power and it also feels better.
    internet browser is also faster than before(little more)

    actually there are 100 of features that u will find after update.

    it is 100% official update so don’t worry to update just do it.


    09/09/2012 at 1:50 pm

    I update my htc device to ics 4.0.4 its very good but I face a weak network problem.I download from its official

  9. Cob

    09/16/2012 at 6:02 pm

    There is an issue (though a small one) with internet linking from messages. When trying to connect to an internet link in Whatsapp, the app closes. In SMSes, the links don’t work.

    • tz

      09/24/2012 at 7:27 pm

      i have the same problem too!not a major prob but it still kinda pisses me off whenever i click on a link..any solutions for this?><

  10. saood

    09/18/2012 at 7:12 am

    thanks guys i hv updated my desire s ruu nd its much better then GB :) thanks Htc wish we get update jelly bean soon :)

  11. mohammed shahed

    09/18/2012 at 10:10 am

    in my ds i hav installed custom rom now i want to update official ics rom plz help me???
    how to manually update ics in my desire s?


  12. Avinash

    09/24/2012 at 8:18 am

    hi i guess there is some problem while connecting to some apps like whatsapp , gmail and gtalk while on mobile network. but it works fine on wifi.. anyone else facing the same issue after the update?? and any solutions are welcome to sort out this issue..

  13. Imran Aziz

    10/14/2012 at 3:28 am

    I upgraded my HTC Desire S a month back, interface is good all other features are also good except that WIFI connection has become weak, it used to connect from a far distance now I to be nearer to connect to it, disconnection is often also. Does any one has same problem?

  14. sherief

    11/16/2012 at 11:56 am

    Omg….they say just help your self and get it??!?!?is this real to do?!?so if it happens i will get my self a better phone that will give me the update from the first day they release such as Samsung or even Motorolla but no more HTC
    I am waiting for this update from June and still nothing done and all ma friends with other phones got it from the first day even before they know about a new update or new software


    03/02/2013 at 11:17 pm

    I’m BIJAY KUMAR the HTC mobile is a dutiful and my mobile htc. I have now update mobile than update found no answer please you request by update found think you everyman.

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