Word showed up this morning that the ICS update for the HTC Vivid was beginning to roll out; however, AT&T says that's not the case. But... you want ICS on your Vivid now, right? Seems that one clever chap found a way to manually pull the official update by typing  *#*#682#*#* in the dialer. Seriously, give it a try. I bet you'll have the same results as several users on XDA.

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Photographic evidence that we're not making this crap up.

The update will bring the system up to Android 4.0.3 with Sense 3.6, and, as of this moment in time, there is absolutely no reason to think that this is anything other than the official update, which we expect to being rolling out OTA any time now.

If you decide to give this a go and hit any snags, hit up this thread on XDA or this thread on Android Central's forum for support.

[AC via XDA]

Cameron Summerson
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  • zach

    the galaxy nexus is now semi-officially running an out of date os version :(

  • Louie

    The download and upgrade worked for me. The only problem I'm having is that I can no longer customize the lockscreen shortcuts. Or maybe I just haven't found the way to do it now. Help!

    • xnifex

      Whatever you put as the 4 icons at the bottom of your Home Screen will be the 4 on the lockscreen as well.

      • Stiggy

        I can't believe this is part of this update. I give it a week before that's mended by the community.

  • Simon Belmont

    US carrier ICS with HTC Sense 3.6 updates already starting to be ready to go out? This bodes well for my EVO 3D. :)

    C'mon, Sprint/HTC. Get that thing QA'd. ;)