It looks like users of the HTC Vivid 4G LTE smartphone over on AT&T may have a tasty frozen treat waiting for them today. Yes this is the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update with the new HTC Sense UI 3.6 experience. Sadly AT&T has announced that the update is not, i repeat NOT rolling out, although multiple users have received it and a little trick will get you the update today. No hacking or root required.

It looks like the update is ready, but for some reason isn’t being officially pushed out to all users yet. A simple code you type in your phones dialer instead of a phone number is all you need. Multiple users over on XDA gave it a try and now have the official update and Android 4.0.3 ICS. similar to #646# to check minutes — just enter *#*#682#*#* and the update will pull right to your device. We aren’t sure if this will work for everyone, but seems pretty legit according to XDA.

As usual you can’t accept an official over the air update if your bootloader is unlocked. So either use the official relock tool, or check out this thread for more details. However, if you are completely stock just give the code above a try and enjoy the latest and greatest OS from Google and HTC on your very own HTC Vivid.

Let us know if things worked for you, and enjoy that improved Beats Audio.

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[via Android Police]

  • jonathan3579

    I’d call it something along the lines of officially unofficial. 😉

  • That’s sad.

  • Tanny Tran

    please sign, so the rest of the Nexus S users can receive ICS as well please, and thank you !

  • Phone_Junkie

    Wow, before my Skyrocket.  🙁

  • Jason D Mills86

    everytime I try to do this the number just disappears

  • Ju2C

    yup…. i tried to do it to… and the numbers just disappeared and nothing pops out.. 🙁

  • Nope not working. Can’t wait for the real thing tho!

  • Tamu

    I put the code and it disappeared. Didn’t work!

  • Dakotalee24

    i got the update but now my battery life sucks dick

  • Corey Emerson

    I’ve been trying this code for like the last week to get ICS pushed to my Vivid. Nothing.  
               Workin now though…. 

  • Igor

    Just insert the correct code and Works fine – CONNECT TO WI-FI ….. about 308 Mb to download. I`ve got the ATT Vivid unlocked by code in Kazakhstan…… -)) updated perfect! Works SUPERB! Thank you ATT. Всем большой привет из Казахстан Алматы.

  • sebring2206

    I need help with sync my vivid to my computer, I have the driver installed, and thats it. does anyone else know what I need to do next, like maybe the software?

  • Debra Ellsworth

    i did the update but now no one is getting my text msgs … is there something I can do or do I need to call ATT

  • Debra Ellsworth

    i did the update but now no one is getting my text msgs … is there something I can do or do I need to call ATT

  • pedro

    worked perfectly. Im make this in march, and search again these number for new updates (4.1.1) but, doesn’t work 🙁