HTC Desire HD gets Ice Cream Sandwich the unofficial way

Daniel Bader

August 16, 2012 5:40pm

The Desire HD isn’t getting a piece of Ice Cream Sandwich, at least not officially, but leave it to the folks at XDA-Developers to make magic happen.

A ROM, based on the newest Android 4.0.4 update for the Incredible S (which should be hitting Canada soon) running Sense 3.6, has been adapted for the Desire HD, and everything seems to be working just fine. Called Blackout ICS Incredible, the ROM takes the stock features from the Incredible S and tweaks them for use on the larger Desire HD, though they both have similar hardware and screen resolutions. The ROM even comes with a kernel that supports overclocking so you can get the most out of your device.

If you’re rocking a Desire HD and want to taste a bit of Ice Cream Sandwich, head on over to XDA-Developers.

Source: XDA

  • The Other Dave

    And in other 6 month old news…

    Are you kidding? There have been a dozen ICS roms out months ago? Why is this one news?

    • Davor

      Possibly because this one says it’s “fully working”, I’ve seen others where features wouldn’t work, like camera and such.

  • Davor

    This I like… might actually try it out.

  • Full Mountain

    “Incredible S (which should be hitting Canada soon)”

    Interesting, has MobileSyrup received confirmation of this from Bell?

  • Stranger


  • arcsvibe

    XDA for the win!

  • Chris

    Similar? They have the same resolution, same ram, same chipset

  • Amused

    It’s funny how XDA did something that HTC couldn’t… I’m assuming HTC just didn’t want to put their name on something that would produce optimum performance…

  • telcop

    yes, well call it “marketting” from HTC? Seen any existing customer adverts? Love my Desire HD, but HTC as an organisation?
    once this dies, back to Samsung, they are on the ball!!