Update HTC Sensation XE To Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

HTC Sensation XE, well according to many sites, will receive the update of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but somehow this thing is not getting real. So, to put it in simplest way ,If  you can’t get it the easiest way, do the hard one. SO, if you can’t get the Official ROM go for the Custom one.  😆 . But there is another problem, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM is not that easy to find for Sensation XE, so the link that will be provided to you have a lot of ROMs link in it, choose anyone you like.


In this article we will tell you How To Update HTC Sensation XE To Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Custom firmware. But before we begin, Make sure that you have battery charged over 60 % and have backed up all your important ContactsCall Logs & Messages.It is highly recommended in case of any mishap or data loss to back up all your important data.

To root your Sensation XE Running Android 4.0.3, Follow:

Root HTC Sensation XE on Android 4.0.3 Official Firmware.

To Unlock Bootloader, Visit HTC Dev.com and follow the instructions.


  • Front facing camera
  • Wifi
  • Camera
  • Audio
  • Calls & data
  • Hardware acceleration
  • button lights
  • vibration
  • USB
  • Charging
  • Notification LED
  • Root
  • Headphones
  • Torch
  • Bluetooth
  • Voice input (GNow)
  • Video playback
  • WiFi hotspot
  • And more.

All done, let’s head towards the tutorial:

How To Update HTC Sensation XE To Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.



Installation Instructions:

  • Download JB 4.1 Package and Google Apps.
  • Make Sure that USB Debugging is enable, goto Settings > Developers Option and Tick the USB debugging.


  •  Copy and paste the boot.img to the Fastboot Folder.


  • Now copy and paste the CM 10.zip and Google Apps file to the root of your SD card.
  • Turn off your phone and open Bootloader/Fastboot mode. How? Press and hole Volume Down + Power button until you see some text on screen.
  • Now Open Command prompt in Fastboot Folder, How? Hold Shift Key and Right Click anywhere in the Fastboot folder.



  • Now type in the following command: fastboot flash boot boot.img Press Enter.



  • Then type in thr following command: fastboot reboot.


  • After the reboot, take out the battery and wait for atleast 10 seconds.
  • Then re-insert the battery and enter Recovery mode. How? Press and hold Power + Volume Down button till you see some text on screen, From bootloader selecr recovery.
  • Choose Wipe Cache Partition first.
  • Choose ‘advance’ and select ‘Devlik wipe cache’, so you won’t stuck in any Boot loop.
  • The finally choose ‘Wipe Data/Factory Reset’.
  • Now select ‘Install zip from sd card’, then select ‘choose zip from sd card’.
  • Select the JB 4.1.zip file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  • After the installation, Again select ‘install zip from sd card’ and ‘choose zip from sd card’ and select Gapps.zip file and confirminstallation on next screen.
  • After that, +++++Go back. and Reboot System now. Wait for 5-minutes for the first run.

Voila that’s it you HTC Sensation XE is now upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, to check Goto settings> About > Software Version.

  • Jasiel Martin-Odoom

    What are the risks in installing this?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      @jasielmartinodoom:disqus there are no risks as such. but it is always better to backup all your data and wipe your phone after installing the official update. This results in better response from the phone.

  • Rashid

    hello, Should i download all the zips in the JB 4.1 package?

    • No just Download One of them…!!!

    • dietingmyth

      Nope, just download the First one.

  • kiari

    can’t download JB 4.1 Package ???

  • kiari

    i follow the steps but after roming my phone stuck on cyanenmod screen

    • Mohsin Rza

      Ok…Try this..
      Open Zip package, in kernal folder find Boot.img
      Copy and paste that img file to the Fatboot folder…that you have set up for Fastboot and USB drivers.
      Now open command Prompt in the same folder and Write this.
      fastboot flash flash boot boot.img
      Press enter.
      Then type
      fastbboot reboot.
      Your phone will restart and you will see the Bootscreen working…!! =D

  • Bilal

    Pls help to solve out some prob. i follow your method step by

    step up to boot into recovery mode but after so many time that i

    have realize it.

    its show just for 1 or 2cnds when i boot in recovery

    “pg58diag.zip no image”


    i downloaded cm-10-20120928-bruce2728-pyramid.zip but,

    inside the file “boot.img” size is just 3874kb & its show DATE

    Modified 2-29-2008. is it ok ?


    i cant go to my previously ICS 4.0.3 its stuck+fty reset also

    show same result.

    i use this method on HTC sens XE version 3.6 Kernel Version

    3.0.16 gc764bfb Build number 3.32.708.151

    i ll appreciate for your kind help.

  • Bilal

    OK please ignore my previously two posts, i installed Android JB 4.1 successfully after the added “recovery.img” file into “fastboot” and follow rest of yours instructions. it seems every things goes fine but its not.:(the big prob in this Jellybean is” keyboard has stop work”:( and Home Button vibrate but doesn’t work too..internet browser doesn’t work…these fault i realize till the flash current firmware …:(

    pls help me sir how can i solve these problems?.:(

  • Mohsin Rza

    your welcome sir…=D

  • yousouf

    “Extract the .zip file and in Kernal Folder there is a file called boot.img.”

    pls, i got cofused here. which file are u talking about pls?

    • Mohsin Rza

      Extract the zip file….you will get a main folder…in that main folder you will find a folder named Kernel..open the kernel folder….and you will see the boot.img file..

  • Umar Shaikh

    now the phone is showing htc sensation not sensation xe 🙁

  • seph

    pls help camera doesnt work?

  • surf

    Hi, does the gps work?

    • Usama Mujtaba

      Yes it works.

    • Usama Mujtaba

      Yes it works.

  • surf

    works nicely, a few challenges
    1) panoramic has random flashy glitches
    2) switching from camera to gallery mode loads of time will crash the camera mode, so its clearing the gallery cache solves this challange
    3) when playing music, the beginning is always loud pulsating and then to returns to normal
    i enjoy it

  • Romana Khan

    Hi was your camera and WiFi not working after updating/upgrading? Because my WiFi and camera don’t work after the upgrade/update??

  • daviiduk1 .

    Hey guys,
    I have done all the step on an O2, unlocked bootloader
    when it reboots and I go to recovery doesn’t go to any screen just normal factory logo recovery shows up with a red triangel on it
    I have tried it again even downloaded new CM10 and unziped it and used the boot.img from there.

  • daviiduk1 .

    I have done all,and when I click on recovery it does go to HTC recovery and a black screen with phone logo with a red triangle on it.

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