An update for the HTC Vivid on AT&T’s network is now available and will be rolling out over the air (OTA) soon. For now AT&T isn’t pushing the update, instead waiting for the rush of manual downloads to finish first. As mentioned in the title, this update is to the coveted Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream sandwich, and brings along an update for HTC’s custom UI, HTC Sense, which is now version 3.6. Also included is Beats Audio, that decently useful audio-enhancement app that some users love and some hate.
For those unfamiliar with what’s offered in this update, there is a lot to love. ICS and Sense 3.6 bring a whole host of new features—too many to count. Many of the changes are superficial, just making things look better, but many either make the device itself run faster, or make things easier for you to use. HTC details it all with pictures and step-by-step directions in a PDF available here.
You will want to be on a WiFi connection for this update if at all possible, as it weighs in at a data-plan crushing 314.09MB. If WiFi isn’t available, HTC does provide instructions for manually updating via your PC, but doing so will wipe out your applications and settings. In short, plan this operation carefully.
To update, go to All Apps > Settings > AT&T Software Update > Check for updates—wait—OK. Once the massive download is finished, a popup will appear. Tap OK > System update is ready > OK. Now sit back and wait, probably for about 10 minutes, and whatever you do, do not turn off your device during this process—this would also be a good time for a back-up charger. Enjoy your newfound Ice Creamy goodness!