How to: Upgrade Android to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?

Introducing Android 4.0

Well known mobile operating system called Android especially designed for touchscreen mobiles is now available in “Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)” and most of the folks out there are trying to upgrade their Android devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Because it’s the latest version of Android and after the release of it, the application developers are also trying to make changes in their applications to make them supported in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Who don’t want to upgrade their Android devices do you? Of course not… As it’s the latest version for touchscreen phones, tablets and more… It builds on the things that people love most about. Easy multitasking, notifications, customizable home screens, re-sizable widgets, and deep interactivity. It adds powerful latest ways of communicating and sharing.

Android upgrade to HTC-HD2

How Great is the Performance of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?

Let me explain a little bit more about the performance of Android 4.0. Across all types of content, the Android Browser offers improved page rendering performance via the updated versions of WebKit core and the V8 Crankshaft compilation engine for JavaScript. In the Android 4.0 the browser showed an improvement for about 220% over the Android 2.3 as compared with V8 Benchmark Suite and 35% in the SunSpider 9.1 JavaScript Benchmark. When Android 4.0 RUN on Galaxy Nexus device, it showed a browser improvement for about 550% in the V8 benchmark and nearly 70% in the SunSpider benchmark. How Great is the Performance of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

How Do I Upgrade my Android to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in HTC HD2?

You’ll be able to upgrade your Android to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in HTC HD2, just by following the steps below:

1. All you need to do is to download Android 4.0 ICS by clicking here. And rename the .zip file as

2. Now upload the downloaded .zip file in the root directory of your Android phone via USB. Don’t place the file inside of any folder however place it out the all folder which usually termed as “Root Directory”.

3. Turn off you mobile and power on it and don’t let go power button followed by volume down.

4. Use volume down button to go down to 8. AD Recovery.

5. Then press call button.

6. ClockworkMod Recovery will be loaded then.

7. Select wipe data/factory reset. (You can skip this step if upgrade from same ROM)

8. Select Yes — Delete all user data.

9. Select wipe cache partition. (You can skip this step if upgrade from same ROM)

10. Select Yes — Wipe Cache.

11. Go to install zip.

12. Select Yes – Install your zip file.

13. Press power button to go back.

14. Then reboot your phone.

15. Android 4.0 ICS OS will be loaded then.

That’s it..

How Do I Upgrade Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in Sony Mobiles?

It’s quite easy to update Sony mobiles. Sony Xperia updates is a simple way to update your Sony mobile phones using a web browser. And it’s the same way to update as we do in Windows, PC, and MAC. To check the Android update for your Sony mobile follow these of the following steps:

1. Go to

2. Click Software from top menu and then Find an Update

3. Select your mobile phone and you can see about current software’s version:
Settings -> About phone -> Build number / version

4. However, by clicking the button check for updates will output you the new update about your Sony mobile phone if available.

Sony Smartphones check for updates

5. Now, connect your mobile phone with computer via USB cable. Xperia updates will identify and find searches for new software if found you will see the update button like:

Learn how to upgrade your phone to Android 4.0  ICS    Xperia P   Xperia

6. Click the button Update to start the process of updating. At this time the update will downloaded to your Sony mobile phone and when the download is completed you will have to disconnect the USB cable at this point.

7. Now, your mobile will automatically restarted…

8. At the top you’ll receive a notification if any of the update is found, pull down the notification bar and click the new update.

9. You will be promoted to update center to learn more about the update, what are the new features are coming in this update and more. Click the button Download to download the update in your phone.

10. Again click the notification to install the update. Click the button Install and confirm the install by clicking the notification in popup message. At this time your mobile will restarted again.

That’s all, Now you are ready to go with your Sony Mobile .

Updated 23 June, 2013

How to Upgrade Galaxy Tab 7 plus? For @Wina

You can simply upload the .zip file in your SD card and run the upgrade process, I hope there should not be any problem while upgrading. The all data will remain safe in the SD card because Android version going to upgrade not your SD card itself. ;)

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So, let me tell you what should you do for Galaxy tab 7 plus to upgrade. Follow these steps:

1. Upload .zip file in your SD card
2. Switch off your Galaxy Tab Plus
3. Enter Recovery, Hold the volume UP button along with Power Button
4. When the TAB completely turns ON, release power button (But don’t let Volume UP Button go)
5. Will Enter Recovery
5. Select install update from SD card
6. Look up for the .zip file that you had uploaded and select it holding the power button
7. REBOOT, when finish.

If you want to update any other mobile phone feel free to comment below…


  1. asalamoalikum Muhammad Haroon

    How r u ? hope you’ll be doing great. I want to upgarde my mobile huawei u8652 to 3.0 or more then that if possible plz reply me

    thanx n regards

    1. Hi shahzad thanks for the comment. You’ve got your answer here, check out. It’s official Softstribe forum where you argue with each other and get solutions of your problems.

  2. hello Muhammad Haroon
    i got your reply thanx for your reply but the there is no updates available for it. IS there any other way to upgarde huawei u8652 to 3.0 and one more thing from where should i download 3.0 android version.

    thanks and regards

    1. Hi there,

      Please use our forums for such discussions anyway… If there is no update available then how would you update your Huawei U8652. If you will try to update your mobile using any tricky way then the chances are more for destroying your mobile version.

      Muhammad Haroon

  3. Hey Bro As-salam-0-alaikum
    My xpad on is not switching On, what can i do for it, it only shows the login screen, then hang on…

    1. Hi @Sibtain,
      Let me know if you have ever try to update your XPad… Because if you have tried to update it and anything that made the installation stop then you would have to connect you phone with your computer via data cable.

  4. hello, I want to upgrade my Sony Ericsson Xperia E10i (Mini)- Android 2.1 (update 1) to Android 4. Can you guide me about it? I have learned to root the cellphone via YouTube videos. but I don’t know what are ROMS thingies. Can you please help me out? I really want to upgrade it. Please? and thank you! (No official update is available for my phone)

    1. Hi @Amy,

      We can’t upgrade the version of an Android device until the official update is available for the mobile phone. As you said that “No official update is available for my phone”, then it’s possible to update the version but there will several risks to upgrade the Android. Maybe the current version will be destroyed and the new version of Android will not support your mobile phone. 😯 What will you do then??? Better to keep your mouth silent and use the current version 2.1 and don’t desire for 4.0 ICS ;).

      1. I have found a website on which they have a tutorial on how to upgrade SE Xperia Mini (E10i). I’m still learning. Though, Thanks a lot. If I couldn’t learn, I wouldn’t upgrade. 🙂

        1. Yeah @Amy, this is good idea. Rather than taking risk of getting your Android version damage. Leave it on SonyMobile company. Hope they will soon release the new version of Android for your mobile. 😉 Your welcome by the way.

          1. I have asked them via their official page on facebook. and they said “no more upgrades” for SE Xperia Mini (E10i). which is why I’m dying to do an upgrade. and heyyyy the Android 4.0 ICS you have provided for download is like “general” software for all phones? I mean like windows is “general” OS for all PCs out yeahh??
            ’cause I have downloaded it just in case you know I do an actual upgrade. 🙂


  5. here are the procedure that I’m gonna follow to root and install Clockwork. and the rest of the procedure would be yours like place Android file in root directory.

    1. This method should work but I don’t think that it really will!!! You exactly what I’m trying to say. 🙁 Sorry about that. I think you should try it once and let us know whether this method worked or not…

        1. Don’t just wander @Amy, It’s nothing just follow the process from the post did I say anything about “Roms” in the above article. Just start the process of upgrading.

  6. I want to upgrde my galaxy tab 7plus to ics using u’r method,but ihave some question.when i upgrade the sd,will all the data,memories like pict,some downloaded things will be erased too?do i have to back up all my data b4 upgrade the system or will it preserve my data so idont need to transfer them beforehand?thnk you very much

    1. Well, @Hafiz brother there is not any official upgrade for your mobile. Currently, your mobile has an official upgrade of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. If we try to upgrade it to ICS 4.0 then you might also happen to be losing the current version of your mobile.

  7. i want to know if it will work on my infinix X400…..i mean the upgrade to android 4.0 icecream……plz notify me on d right procedures.tanx for d info so far.still looking forward to ur reply……[email protected]……plz note dat i ve already rooted my phone…..but i need to upgrade it

    1. Yeah! @CharlesBethels if you have rooted your phone already. You can use this method to upgrade the version of your Android. But this will be the manual Android version upgrade. However, your mobile has officially 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version supported.

      But before go into upgrading your mobile version using this method you should check first that whether you can upgrade your phone directly from the mobile rather than doing manually.

      As far as I noticed that your mobile has 4.0 ICS already.
      Check out here:

      1. Yes, went from ICS to JB. It changed things, and I don’t like
        the changes at all. My GPS used to work, now it doesn’t, plus
        a couple of other things.

        1. Oh! I see… Okay, yeah you can downgrade your Android version from JB to ICS using this method and let us know. If it worked. By the way, that should be work fine…

  8. Could you please send to this email the complete instructions for downgrading from Jelly Bean to Ice Cream Sandwich, so I won’t miss any important steps and possibly
    end up with a useless piece of electronics! My wife would put me in the doghouse
    if I screwed this up. This is for my Samsung Galaxy Tablet!! Thanks

  9. i want to upgrade anderoid ginger bread 2.3.6 to ice cream sandwich in my set Voice V850. Can you plz tell me the solution

    1. Hi Ali Hussain,
      First of all, check if Voice Tel Tech has any official upgrade for you mobile Voice V850. If you didn’t find any official Android upgrade for your mobile, then you can try this tutorial and upgrade your Android version of your mobile Voice V850. It’s the standard guide and everybody can follow and upgrade their Android versions. Let us know when you are done with ICS 4.0 in Voice V850.

      Muhammad Haroon

  10. heyy can i update my samsung smartphone GT-I9003 from Gingerbread 2.3.6 to ICS 4.0?? if yes, then how do i go about it?

  11. Hai frnd!how to upgrade the android version in dialog i35-a sri lankan carrier mobile… could u pls suggest me any ideas?

  12. Hi bro please helpme ihave a tablet name touchmate tm mid 790 and it has ics software and I have aproblem I want it to flash by using live suit please helap me to get the files for the operation in videos I see a.img file but I cannot find it please help fast help me

  13. I have a Galaxy Y Duos and I want to upgrade it to Android Jelly Bean or Kitkat. Can you do it? And can you extend its internal memory?

  14. hy bro,i have a china version phone ,it have a version of t_mobile_i9103+-english2.3.1gingerbread,
    i want to update this phone to ice cream sandwich v4.0,how i supposed to do it,help me on this problem,thanks`

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