Following the European Sensation and this morning's EVO 3D's updates to Android 2.3.4, which, among other things, brought bootloader unlocking capabilities to both devices, T-Mobile just announced that the Sensation 4G is now receiving the 2.3.4 update as well. The update (software version 1.45.531.1) brings the following changes to the device:

The update to Android 2.3.4 / software version 1.45.531.1 has the following features and improvements.

New Features

    • Software stability
    • Improved battery life


    • Improvements to Trace dictionary
    • Improvements to screen responsiveness
    • Improvements to video playback
    • Improvements  regarding device reboot / power off
    • Improvements to icon  pixilation
    • Improvements to Wi-Fi connection
    • Improvements to screen/photo resolution

I'm willing to bet that the update also brings bootloader unlocking, just as soon as HTC opens up the flood gates over at HTCDev.com's bootloader unlock page.

To check for the OTA, go to your Settings > About screen and tap HTC software updates. Note, however, that the update will be rolling out in stages and can go well into September, according to T-Mobile:

The update will continue over the following weeks and not be complete until late September.

We cannot expedite how  quickly you receive the update.

Source: T-Mobile via @T-Mobile

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • DonatoM3

    Today's HTC Evo 3D update already brought bootloader unlocking. It shows as available on their page at htcdev.com now and here is a thread going on at xda. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1224485

  • J Rush

    'Bout time...(even though I don't own a Sensation)

  • zNelson24

    I keep checking, but I'm not getting any updates.

  • lilhugo

    Not much of a tip, but if you look at the HTC Dev page, it looks as though the Evo 3D is now supported for the unlocking the bootloader software.

    I am also currently not getting any notices of a new update on my Sensation 4g.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Yup, we already covered the EVO 3D unlock going live, right in the previous post. Thanks though.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Looks like the update is rolling, so not everyone will see it right away:

    The update will continue over the following weeks and not be complete until late September.

    We cannot expedite how quickly you receive the update.

  • http://www.gizmodigit.com Alex

    Yes not for everyone although HTC Sensation 4G EU also got Gingerbread update: http://www.gizmodigit.com/htc-sensation-android-2-3-4-gingerbread-ota-update-now-live-in-europe/

    Don't know when I'll have it!

  • Michael Crumpler

    Yep, got mine already!

  • hokuto

    done over wi fi . thanks

  • geforce912

    Good, just updated. Fixed the 3D scrolling choking issue on the sensation.

  • Lisa

    I've yet to see the improvements on the batter life but I feel the "Wi-Fi grip of death" has improved but I'm not sure if it's just me. Any one else seen any improvements?

  • inama

    got it yesterday thanks real smooth no lags so far

  • Kevin

    can't play ninjump after updated... if i insist to play it will abnormally restart... and it never happen before updated

  • Roy

    Sensation update also have me screen capture; Press power button and home key at the same time, listen for camera shutter sound, you'll see a pop up notification if successful.