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orb3000 · Feb 9, 2012

ROM With Sense 3.6 ICS For HTC Rezound

XDA Recognized Developer JoelZ9614 brings Ice Cream Sandwich to lucky HTC Rezound owners. The first version of his ROM comes with Sense 3.6, which is identical to previous Sense 3.5, with only a few "inside" fixes; ROM is stock 3.10.605.7 Base and includes the Sony Bravia Engine, all over Android 4.0.3 ICS. Developer mentions about some stuff he´s still working on like the data arrows and Google Calendar Sync which are not properly working at the moment. Normally one should...

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Former Writer · Jan 31, 2012

Tool to Help HTC Rezound Themers

Theming can involve a number of long and tedious activities. Applying the same theme to dozens, even hundreds of icons. even more tedious is taking those icons and putting them back into the apk files they came from. For users of the HTC Rezound, there's one less step from concept to completion. XDA Senior Member MrSmith317 has created a .bat script that automatically switches out the icons in the com.htc.resources.apk, framework-res.apk and SystemUI.apk for your themed ones. As with any...

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liwen · Jan 30, 2012

HTC Rezound Is A World Phone, Works On GSM Networks

Verizon might tout its LTE capabilities, but what if you're not in the US and thus can't use the HTC Rezound on Big Red? Good news, as the Rezound includes radios that enable it to work globally on all GSM networks. How come? Well, forum member i rule123, who's based in the UK, accidentally ordered one for Christmas, under the impression that it was a world phone – which many promptly pointed out not to be the case. However, that...

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liwen · Jan 29, 2012

HTC Rezound Getting OTA Update, Improves Stability

Verizon began to roll out a new update to the HTC Rezound a few days ago. It's not Ice Cream Sandwich yet, but rather a maintenance release that mostly improves stability and fixes a few other odd issues here and there. According to the official documentation, the new update bring the software version to 2.01.605.11, baseband to 0.95.00.1118r, and the following changes: Updated signal strength meter to 5 bar Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI). Screen Timeout issues while connected to...

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Former Writer · Jan 23, 2012

HTC Rezound Gets Pure AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich Port

The HTC Rezound has a number of Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs. Most of them also include HTC Sense or are based on HTC Sense framework (often called "senseless"). However, there isn't a whole lot of AOSP love going on in the HTC Rezound forums. At least, there wasn't a few days ago. XDA Senior Member dmeadows013 has been working, released, and is now actively updating an Ice Cream Sandwich AOSP port for the Verizon's beastly HTC phone. Based on the...

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Former Writer · Jan 2, 2012

New Kernel Install System Makes Flashing Kernels on HTC Rezound With S-on a Breeze

The current kernel installation process on the HTC Rezound is, in a word, a mess. For the most part, users are all but stuck using the kernels that come with the custom ROM they're using. That is, until now. XDA Senior Member con247 has devised a script that will take the kernel of your choice and package it into a ramdisk image that you can package into an empty PH98IMG.zip file and flash via the phone's hboot. This makes it...

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azrienoch · Dec 28, 2011

HTC Unlocks Its Verizon and AT&T Bootloaders

Today, Peter Chou makes good on his word to no longer lock the bootloaders on HTC Android phones.  Just in time for those New Year's Resolutions. XDA Junior Member nightwings noticed, when trying out HTCDev's bootloader unlocking tool on his HTC Rezound, his bootloader was successfully unlocked.  Similar reports came in on the HTC Vivid forum, even though neither were named on HTCDev.com's list of supported devices. And it's bigger than just the HTC Rezound and Vivid.  I just tried out the...

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Former Writer · Dec 28, 2011

HTC Rezound Network-Related Bootlooping Problem Now Has a Fix

A little boot-looping on your brand new HTC Rezound got you down? Well, it's time to turn that frown upside down because there's now a fix for it. XDA Senior Member jayochs has released a how-to on getting the boot loops stopped without requiring a factory reset. Initially, no one knew what caused the boot loops but after some digging, it was found out that it was network-related. jayoch says: *#*#4636#*#* Under phone info you will find that the network...

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mic_888 · Dec 14, 2011

CleanTOOL – The Relentless Pursuit of Clean!

Owners of the HTC Rezound who want to clean up the bloat on their Android devices should check out CleanTOOL - a script written by XDA Recognised Developer scrosler. The script uses temp root to disable most bloat and the bloat will not come back on reboot. Note that the bloat will come back upon hard reset. Of course, since not all the bloat that the script removes may be considered bloatware by everyone, the dev has helpfully detailed how to modify...

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Sam Caplat · Nov 22, 2011

HTC Posts Kernel Source Code for Rezound, Amaze, Explorer, and Desire S

I wrote an article two days ago slating HTCdev and their tardiness in GPL compliance. I was harsh and unforgiving, and quite right too. We’re not here to play devil's advocate or apologise on their behalf. The article listed phones the kernel source code hadn’t been published for. Some devices remain unpublished, but a small collection have been published today, including the Rezound, Amaze, Explorer, and Desire S. Well done, HTC, hopefully we'll see full GPL compliance soon. Please visit...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 10, 2011

Mount Points Available For HTC Rezound

This one is more directed to devs and cooks out there than anyone else. It seems that XDA member xboxexpert has been able to fully identify the mount points in the memory map for the HTC Rezound. Basically, what this does is to let a kitchen or a rom builder know where everything is located and how much space is available to flash something. Every piece of memory inside of the device has a specific location and knowing which location this is...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 9, 2011

Recovery Image For HTC Rezound – AmonRa Style

It looks like full steam ahead was given the moment the HTC Rezound got a home here on xda. Things could not be more active at this point. Several devs have already gotten down and dirty working on getting this device ready for the masses by the time they get it. For instance, XDA member drellisdee just released a Recovery Image for this device that is completely based upon the immensely successful AmonRa recovery, which was available for devices such as the...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 9, 2011

HTC Vivid, Rezound, And Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Fora Added

As we said last time, we are getting closer to the all mighty holiday (shopping) season and because of that we will likely see a flurry of new devices coming at us from all different directions. Several manufacturers started this game a tad early, HTC and Samsung to be more precise. However, there are a few odd manufacturers who will release new devices in order to stay competitive, even if you don't expect them to. Barnes & Noble is one...

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azrienoch · Nov 8, 2011

HTC’s Likely Rezounding Disappointment

I was thinking about the HTC Rezound today.  I do that sometimes--sit down and let my thoughts wander. I thought about its three-way fight within Verizon against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Droid RAZR, and how it will fare this Christmas season.  I also thought about TrevE's work on HTC's astounding Carrier IQ screw-up. And I came up with a target market based on privacy and security to whom no manufacturer has managed to sell phones yet:  the hopeless-paranoid....

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