Android 4.0.4 ICS with Sense 4.1 in tow lands on the T-Mobile HTC One S

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If you happen to have T-Mobile for your wireless provider of choice and are rocking the Magenta carrier’s version of the HTC One S, chances are you should be waking up with a notification that lets you know an update is available for your handset. Much as we would want it to be the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update that we know you have been waiting for, sad to say, this is not the case here. Rather, it is just an incremental upgrade that cranks up your handset’s Android version to 4.0.4 with HTC Sense 4.1 in tow.

The update is said to be the same update that got rolled out to the European version of the HTC One S so you can expect some nice goodies and treats that come along with the update package for that matter. The most notable change that this update brings is the capability to remap the recent apps button, much like what we’ve seen when the AT&T HTC One X got updated. In addition to that, users of the handset should see a noticeable improvement in the performance of the handset along with some cosmetic enhancements.

Also, the update brings a load of connectivity fixes to the handset designed to improve the Wi-Fi stability and Bluetooth connectivity of the HTC One S. The overall stability of the handset will also greatly be improved thanks to this update. Not only that, the update also brings a bevy of bug fixes to issues experienced on the handset. Once this update is applied to your HTC One S, there will be less signal fluctuations and the lag when returning to the home screen will be totally eliminated. There will no longer be skipped tracks or parts of songs when streaming music but more importantly, app crashes and force closes will also be significantly reduced.

The whole update weighs in at approximately 140 MB so it is best that you are connected via Wi-Fi before downloading this update. Also, your HTC One S should be unrooted, running software version 1.53.531.76 710RD or 1.84.531.2 710RD and with at least 50% of its juice still intact before you can get the update process rolling.

Still no notification? Then dive in to Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check now to force your handset to manually check for the update.

As for the HTC One S, the handset’s circuitry is built around its QualComm MSM8260A SnapDragon chipset which gives the handset a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and a full gigabyte of RAM. The handset comes with an internal memory pegged at 16GB but has no option for memory expansion, sad to say. Display-wise, the HTC One S sports a 4.3-inch SuperAMOLED panel with a qHD resolution of 960 x 540 pixels while its dual-shooter configuration features a rear 8MP shooter and front VGA snapper.

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  1. I updated my unbranded one s and it crashes lots now especially on 3g, not one single crash before now 10 times in a day

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