[Update+Install] HTC Inspire 4G Android 4.0.3 ICS Firmware

Posted on Feb 25 2012 - 11:14pm by Techzek

It’s been a year since the HTC Inspire 4G was released. Back then, it was powered by Android 2.2 Froyo that was later on upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Still, we know a lot of you out there would crave to upgrade your phone’s firmware to Android Ice Cream Sandwich. You’re quite lucky though. In this post, we will teach you how to upgrade your handset to Android 4.0.3. But before anything else, keep in mind that this is not the official firmware and you might encounter a couple of bugs and errors.

HTC Inspire 4G

Also, we recommend you to create a backup of your important files, messages, call logs and contacts. You would also need to enable your phone’s USB Debugging mode. To do this, simply go to Settings > Applications > Development then check the box next to the USB Debugging option. To prevent your phone from shutting off while in the middle of installation, ensure that your handset’s battery won’t go any lower than 60 percent. If you’re all set, read on.

Step 1: Download the Android 4.0.3 ICS Firmware for your HTC Inspire 4G at this link. Save the file to your computer then connect your phone to your computer using a USB data cable. Copy the file to your phone’s SD card. After that, disconnect your phone from your computer.

Step 2: Turn off your handset then reboot to recovery mode. You can do this by pressing the Volume Up key while holding the OK and Power buttons. Select ‘recovery’ from the list of options.

Step 3: In recovery mode, select ‘install zip from sd card’ then ‘choose zip from sd card’. Locate and select the file that you have downloaded from step one. Wait until the file gets fully installed. Repeat this step for the Google Apps Package.

Step 4: Once done, your phone will automatically restart. Select ‘++++ Go Back ++++’ then choose ‘reboot system now’ to reboot your phone.

Step 5: Check your phone’s firmware version by going to Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version. You will then know if you have successfully installed the Android 4.0.3 ICS Firmware on your HTC Inspire 4G phone.

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  1. Bryson Hair June 20, 2012 at 1:18 AM - Reply

    Do You Have To Be Rooted To Do This?

    • arcevil June 26, 2012 at 5:32 PM - Reply

      where i can find “OK Button”

  2. Steve June 28, 2012 at 9:15 PM - Reply

    Where is the OK button?

  3. Jim July 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM - Reply

    I just did followed this and it worked, after figuring out how to root my phone. To root it, search for Ace Hack Kit for HTC Inspire. You’ll download a zip file which will have a readme file in it that you’ll have to read through to find out how to do it. There’s only about 4-5 steps that you’ll have to go through. Also when you extract the zip file make sure you turn off your antivirus program otherwise it will see some of the file’s as “viruses” and will remove them and you won’t be able to root your phone.

    Also i will note that there are a few apps that don’t work for me like netflix, but for the most part everything works well.

    Also download RomManager on your phone after you put the zipped file of android on the sd card and there is an option to boot into recovery mode.

    To boot into recovery mode from the phone press power+down volume button.

    Good Luck

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