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Sense 5 ROM Appears on the HTC Sensation
When the HTC Sensation was released about two and a half years ago, it was certainly quite the high-end device. It featured a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, a then-impressive 4.3″ qHD panel featuring S-LCD technology, and three quarters of a gig of RAM—you know, for when half a gig isn’t enough and a full gig is costly overkill. In all seriousness, though, the Sensation was a
sensational great device, but it has since been eclipsed by a couple generations of newer flagships from the Taiwanese company.
As expected, the first-party OEM love gradually faded away once the One X and One entered the picture. Accordingly, official upgrade support for the device topped out at Android 4.0 and Sense 3.6. Over the past few months, however, we’ve seen plenty of ROMs pop up that bring renewed life to the Sensation. And now, there is a nearly fully functional Android 4.1.2-based Sense 5 build courtesy of XDA Forum Members ivicask, SebastianFM, m0narx, and dominos_liberty.
The build is somewhat of a work in progress at the moment. The basic functionality appears to work just fine, and many users are reporting that in their experience, the ROM is both smooth and incredibly stable. However, some of the more esoteric features are not yet working. For example, the camera’s burst mode can only take two pictures in a row. Similarly, panorama mode only takes one picture and stops. Furthermore, the Venom ROM-specific tweaks have not yet been implemented by the team. Barring these issues, however, this ROM seems to work quite well for the most part.
Make your way over to the ROM thread to get started
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