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Former Writer · Oct 11, 2012

Headset Hook Mod Fixes Rezound Headset Inline Controls Bug

Every phone has its issues. Be it a small bug, battery issue, or other, phones pose a particular challenge to developers because with each new device there is a new set of problems that have to be fixed. For the HTC Rezound, there is an unusual bug that was recently fixed. Apparently, the Rezound has a problem with inline headset controls, where using the buttons would cause the screen to turn on. This is a problem that the Headset Hook...

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Former Writer · Aug 27, 2012

2.27 HBoot Unlocked on the HTC Rezound

Unlocking a bootloader is kind of a big deal around here. After the drama that surrounded the unlocking of the Verizon Galaxy S III bootloader, the resultant happiness was more than enough motivation for other developers to get it done as well. For many HTC devices, the current tool for unlocking bootloaders is the now famous Juopunutbear S-Off method. Unfortunately many HTC updates also bring with them new HBoots, which are no longer compatible with Juopunutbear. However, XDA Senior Member...

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Former Writer · Aug 21, 2012

HTC Rezound Added to the HTC Unbricking Project

A while back, we brought you news of the HTC Unbricking Project. In essence, the project allows for users to restore their bricked HTC devices. For once, we're not talking about soft bricks, either. The sort bricks this helps fix are ones where the HBoot is corrupted, seemingly making the phone hard bricked. Now, the HTC Rezound has been added to the project as well. On behalf of the rest of the Unbricking team, XDA Recognized Contributor antp121 has released their...

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Former Writer · Jul 26, 2012

How to Restore HTC Location and Footprints on the Rezound

There is nothing quite like flashing a new ROM and finding out one of your favorite applications didn't make the cut. Usually, this is no big deal, as it's a matter of installing the application or, at worst, dropping an application into /system/app with a root file manager and modifying permissions. Sometimes, though, the application requires a little more than that---namely the inclusion of libraries. This often happens with proprietary HTC applications. For HTC Rezound owners, there is now a...

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Former Writer · Jul 19, 2012

Bootloader Customization Now Open to More S-Off HTC Devices

Not too long ago, we brought you news that allowed HTC EVO 4G LTE users to customize their bootloaders. The process was pretty cool, allowing users to make their bootloader look however they want---including making it look unhacked. After the initial project was released, users clamored for this to be made available to more devices. The requests were heard and responded to. Now, the plugin has been made available to make the bootloader customizer for a number of HTC devices....

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Former Writer · Jun 8, 2012

How to Remove HTCLinkify Easily

For the unaware, HTCLinkify is an application on some HTC devices implemented to  bypass a US Customs import ban. Essentially, it changes the way HTC phones handle alphanumeric entries on-devices. Since then, developers and users alike have been dancing around whether or not to remove HTCLinkify. While it hasn't been removed in many ROMs yet, many users have requested its removal. With that in mind, XDA Senior Member AshtonTS posted a simple guide for the HTC Rezound to completely remove HTCLinkify. As...

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Former Writer · Jun 7, 2012

Easy S-Off for Amaze, Vivid, Rezound, and MyTouch 4G Slide

Not too long ago, we brought you news of an all in one tool kit for a variety of devices that delivered permanent root, unlocked the bootloader, installed a custom recovery, and batched installed apk files. There was, however, one thing missing---S-Off. At the time of its release, S-Off was still a dream for many of these devices, but it has since become a reality. HTC Amaze 4G, Vivid, Rezound and MyTouch 4G Slide owners can now enjoy S-Off easily thanks to a...

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FallenWriter · May 23, 2012

HTC ICS Update Schedule Released

One of the most common questions here at XDA over the past several months has been, "When will my HTC device receive Ice Cream Sandwich?" Now, thanks to a tip from XDA Senior Member neoofoox we have our answer. Although we previously mentioned the devices confirmed to get ICS from HTC's blog back in March, it was only recently that HTC finally confirmed their timeline for this year's releases. According to HTC: What is the overall timeline of Android 4.0 updates?...

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Former Writer · May 15, 2012

Dim Capacitive Buttons on HTC Rezound Running Sense 4

Capacitive buttons aren't generally the most tweaked items in the Android hacker's arsenal. While they can often be too dim, many find them way too bright. Having the backlight too bright can distract users attempting to use their devices to read or play games in dim environments. After all, it's a little hard to concentrate with that home button glowing at you. In fact, the capacitive buttons being too bright was a major issue causing light leakage for the HTC...

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Former Writer · May 9, 2012

All-in-One Toolkit for HTC One X, One S, myTouch 4G Slide, Amaze 4G, Rezound, and Vivid

Tool kits are often one of the most useful things a user will ever download. They usually let users efficiently perform a variety of tasks including acquiring root, installing a custom recovery, and flashing various development work ranging from ROMs to kernels. In other words, it lowers the entry cost for new users, and allows even the more experienced users to enjoy easy flashing. Now, thanks to XDA Recognized Developer hasoon2000, there are a variety of tool kits for many HTC...

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Former Writer · May 2, 2012

HTC Rezound Gets Amon Ra Recovery Fix After S-Off

New development often means that older work may have issues. New firmware can break root, for instance, and new ROM bases can make themes not work properly. Unfortunately, when a bootloader is unlocked, the recovery occasionally goes bonkers. There's nothing quite as frustrating as not being able to restore Nandroid backups or mount your SD card from recovery when it's something you're used to being able to do. For those using Amon Ra recovery on the HTC Rezound, you know...

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Former Writer · Apr 24, 2012

Leaked ICS Radios for S-Off HTC Rezound Users

Flashing a radio can greatly affect your device. It can improve signal strength, improve data speeds, or even help with things like call quality and alleviating dropped calls. On some devices which have radio bugs on release, such as complete loss of signal, a radio flash can alleviate these issues and restore stability to signal. However, and especially on HTC devices, a bad radio flash can easily result in a very expensive paperweight. With that in mind, XDA Forum Member...

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Former Writer · Apr 23, 2012

Get Engineering HBoot For Gingerbread on Rezound After S-Off

Acquiring S-Off is the Holy Grail of all root for HTC device owners. With S-Off, users can flash unsigned firmware images and obtain permanent root. For those who would like to go even further, you can always flash the Engineering HBoot, or ENG HBoot for short. This offers even more fun, such as extended Fastboot commands. For many HTC owners, flashing the ENG HBoot after obtaining S-Off is a priority. This can now be done on the HTC Rezound thanks to XDA...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 23, 2012

Well HTC, You Put Up a Good Fight–Juopunutbear S-OFF for Most of HTC’s 2011 Lineup

HTC's locking of the bootloaders during last year was nothing short of a spectacular feat. It was really a battle of the titans, where the original line-up of Sensation-like devices came with a locked bootloader, which was later unlocked and S-OFFed, only to be updated to yet another revision of the HBOOT. But the second time around, it was locked to an almost unlockable state. Having heard many complaints from the user base (and us), HTC decided to offer the...

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Former Writer · Apr 11, 2012

HTC Rezound Auto Unlocker Makes Unlocking Faster and Easier

While it is very convenient to be able to unlock any HTC device on the HTCdev.com website, it is still quite a difficult task for some who either just can't get it to work right or aren't as Android savvy as they'd like to be. It is for these people that most developers will create an auto-unlock or auto-root tool. So even those who don't have the time to learn Android can share in the rooted magic. XDA Forum Member...

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Former Writer · Mar 26, 2012

Misctool Gives HTC Users Power to Read/Write Main Version

HTC users occasionally have to use some interesting methods to flash what they want onto newer devices. From risky methods of downgrading their bootloader to applications that have to flash kernels, device hacking isn't always straight forward. To help make this a bit easier, XDA Recognized Developer drellisdee has posted a tool that allows HTC owners to look at, and change, their Main Version. The tool allows users to lower their Main Version to allow the flashing of older RUUs, which could...

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Former Writer · Mar 21, 2012

Make Your Own ICS Boot Animations for the HTC Rezound

It's a well known fact that Android users generally love theming. Let's face it, while they're very appreciated and important, battery saving kernel modules just don't fan the flames of fanboyism as much as a user's favorite theme does. And many users identify with their devices more when their favorite theme is up and running. One aspect of theming that adds to the overall feel of a device is the boot animation. Much like a job interview, the boot animation...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 14, 2012

HTC Details its Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plan

The billion dollar question right now in the Android world is whether or not your device will receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As they so humorously put it: Few innovations have improved upon ice cream as much putting it between two cookies and making a sandwich. Which is why we all want Ice Cream Sandwich! Ok, that’s not the real reason, but we’re all excited about Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, coming to HTC. While there is constant speculation...

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Former Writer · Feb 24, 2012

HTC Dumlock Makes Its Way to Rezound

A few days ago, we brought you coverage of the HTC Dumlock method for the HTC EVO 3D and HTC Sensation. Now this method of flashing to the boot partition through recovery has made it's way to the HTC Rezound. XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy has released the method for the Rezound, and it works almost identically as the versions on the HTC Sensation and the EVO 3D. According to the developer: Put simply, we make backups of recovery and boot, then we...

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Former Writer · Feb 16, 2012

Tool for Rezound Makes it Easy to Restore to Stock

Restoring a phone to stock can be a serious pain, especially for HTC devices. Finding the correct RUU, flashing the S-On tool in recovery (sometimes repeatedly til it works), trying to flash it via the bootloader, then several hours of figuring out why the flash fails before it works. It can be very frustrating to get it back to full stock. XDA Senior Member con247 has put together a little application that will help people who own the HTC Rezound...

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