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HTC Dumlock Makes Its Way to Rezound

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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 flash the backup of recovery to boot. When you reboot normally, you’ll be in your recovery, but since your recovery is flashed to boot, you can make changes to boot.

For those who aren’t familiar, the Dumlock is applied so users can flash full ROMs. . . READ ON »

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Tool for Rezound Makes it Easy to Restore to Stock

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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 get beyond the annoyance and get their phones stock again.

The tool, recently updated to version 2, has the capacity to create a flashable zip that will restore you to stock and, as of the update, can flash boot images as well. Says con247:

The main point of this tool is to creat

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ROM With Sense 3.6 ICS For HTC Rezound

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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 have to wait quite some time before getting the official update but lets not forget that thanks to the Chefs is that we can enjoy all the fresh stuff popping out on our devices a couple of days after they are launched. Of course you. . . READ ON »

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Tool to Help HTC Rezound Themers

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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 new software, there are a few peculiarities that people who want to try it and some potential improvements that could be added in future releases. As MrSmith317 explains:

Only gotcha is that it is case sensitive provi

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HTC Rezound Is A World Phone, Works On GSM Networks

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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 didn’t stop him from trying, and after receiving his Rezound and equipped with a SIM card from T-Mobile UK, he went ahead and switched off LTE, only to find a menu with options for “Global mode”, “GSM only, “WCDMA only” and so on.

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HTC Rezound Getting OTA Update, Improves Stability

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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 Wi-Fi have been resolved.
  • Resolved issue with Mobile Hotspot data stalling while multiple users are connected.
  • Improved audio quality during voice call.
  • Reduced forced closures related to the People applica
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HTC Rezound Gets Pure AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich Port

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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 HTC Evo 3D port of ICS, the ROM is still only in beta and one can expect to have issues.

Here’s a list of what isn’t working:

-Data
-Phone
-Wifi
-Camera
-Bluetooth
-Texting

So it isn’t quite ready for prime time, daily driver us. . . READ ON »

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

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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 possible to use any kernel you want with any ROM you want and it works while the bootloader is s-on.

Here’s the details on how the script works:

1) Dumps your current boot.img (this should be the one you flashed that was provided with a ROM)
2) Opens it and replaces the kernel with the

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HTC Unlocks Its Verizon and AT&T Bootloaders

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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 tool on the HTC Rhyme.  I asked RussellHolly to try it on his HTC Thunderbolt.  We now both have unlocked bootloaders.  With the backing of an unnamed source at HTC, I feel comfortable g. . . READ ON »

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