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Just under a week after starting the Sensation's Ice Cream Sandwich Rollout, HTC has dropped the ICS kernel source for the Sensation, Sensation XE, and Vivid, much to the delight of their respective development communities. This news follows hot on the heels of Samsung's Galaxy SII kernel source drop, and seems to suggest a promising pattern among the two manufacturers of maintaining punctuality in releasing source.

For the many developers who have been prodding HTC to release the source since the devices' ICS updates started rolling out, this is great news, and should give a jolt to Sensation and Vivid development.


To get started tweaking, developing, or just ogling the Sensation/Vivid's official ICS kernel source, head over to HTC's Developer Center and grab the downloads.

Via: Xda

Thanks, Levi!

Liam Spradlin
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  • PeePay

    "after rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich goodness to Sensation users everywhere" ??
    I believe it was just for the nordic countries. I am in Central Europe and still no update for my Sensation.

    • Mike

      Same here

      CID, HTC__032 S-OFF, still nothing.

      Any more infos?

    • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

      Officially, the Sensation rollout began on the 14th*, meaning it's possible that not all users have it yet. I've updated the post for clarity.

      * http://blog.htc.com/2012/03/ics/

  • davis

    This is awesome. Hope all works out!

  • Martin

    I carried out a poll on the HTC product site, except from a small handful of people - NOONE world wide has the ics update!

  • Gav

    XE here, no ICS goodness. I'm on T-Mobile contract sounded through a 3rd party, so unbranded. Last I heard,the XE would get ICS here in the UK "within the next few Weeks" - that was last week. Odd wording though: "sensation users everywhere" especially as so far only the XE ha had it, and even then only in Scandinavia and Germany.

  • Thinks this guy is an idiot^^^

    They actually put up the source yesterday and just announced it today...

  • Wyceman

    Still waiting in UK nothing at all... Original Sensation.

  • murtaza

    but its only for europe i m in kuwait how much time i have to wait and when it will release for world wide...