02
May
htc-rezound-press
Last Updated: June 5th, 2012

Back in mid-March, we gave Rezound owners their first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. Now, we've gotten our hands on a newer build (3.13.605.7, Android 4.0.3) that should fix several of the quirks that were present in our previous leak, as well as bring new radios to the table. I can actually feel the anticipation here, so let's get to it.

Update: It turns out that this doesn't include new radios after all. Our tipster didn't make it clear that the previous screenshots were taken before he flashed the radios, so they reflected an even older build. Sorry for the confusion!

2012-05-02_00-44-07 

This is likely a release candidate and won't be the OTA version.

Changelog:

  • Facebook force close when you tap a video album
  • Roaming charges when in Canada & Mexico
  • Resets
  • "Android updating" message on power up
  • Camera not launching
  • Hotspot turning off after 10 minutes
  • Exchange mail account removed after FOTA
  • Car dock limiting charging current
  • "Set Current Date" popping up frequently
  • BUA+ (multiple issues)
  • Flash player removed
  • OTA over incorrect APN
  • OTA SW update time
  • Camera dark when using Facelock
  • Text field difficult to read

rezound 2

Left: New build; Right: Previous Leak

Download: (MD5: 5b8a741b52dd84470c42b820a9a59c4b)

Installation Instructions:

This will not work if you used the HTC Bootloader unlock tool. Your device must be fully stock with a locked bootloader or you must have S-Off (method).
  • After downloading the file, rename it to "PH98IMG.zip" (no quotes)
  • Place the renamed file onto the root of the SD Card
  • Power down your device
  • Reboot into the bootloader by holding VOL DOWN + Power
  • The flashing process should begin automatically

Once the device reboots, you're good to go. Enjoy!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Germian

    Man, I'm glad we didn't get the HTC Rezound in Europe because I'd be p*ssed if I got that phone which was released around December and would only get Sense 3.6 instead of Sense 4.

    • Jer85008

      Already custom ROMS for it with ICS and Sense 4 that are completely stable, tempted but I will wait to see the official update before I try it.

      • Rthorne75

        Close but not conpletely stable. It's getting close to daily driver status, though.

        • beef623

          I've been running the business sense ICS build for a couple of months now with no major issues. The only issue I've noticed at all is that occasionally (once every week or two) it will reboot and the radios won't come back up, but a manual reboot at that point gets everything working again.

          I'm kind of curious what the official build will have though.

          • bigperm

            Will someone plz answer the question: "If we install this, and are otherwise stock, will still recieve the OTA ICS update?" I need to know for sure. I won't install it if I can't get the OTA update when it's pushed.
            Also does this version have Beats Audio?

    • Rthorne75

      For all extent and purpose,Europe got a Rezound, it's called the Sensation XE.

      • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Germian

        Well, if you mean that a device with a worse qHD resolution/display instead of 720p, only 4GB of internal memory (1GB user available) instead of 16GB and 768MB RAM instead of 1GB RAM is the same, sure, have fun.

        The only thing that is different from the normal Sensation: Bigger battery (the same that is inside the Evo 3D) and Beats Audio, which is a gimmick & the 'better' headphones.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Extent. I loled.

      • Chris

        not even close. 

    • Sobr0801

      This statement makes no sense.

      • Chris

        3.6 is not much diferent from 3.5. Just a few tweaks.

  • Gilly0525

    This build is old. Been running for a while now. 

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      How did you get it because as far as I know, it or anything newer has never been leaked before.

      • http://twitter.com/one4thegooddays Jason Schupper

        Yes, I am kind of interested as to how these get leaked? And how it might differ from the OTA?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          It's an official build and it may be the OTA if it's approved by the carrier in its current shape. But if bugs are found, it may not be approved and the OTA will be different.

  • http://twitter.com/jheyneman James Heyneman

    Hurry up with the Thunderbolt damn it.

  • http://twitter.com/TWong1200 T

    If I am on the previous ICS leak, would installing this new build wipe the data?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I believe so.

      • Dominice50

        It wipes your data clean. I installed it last night. It was easy, so far everything works great. I'm glad I went ahead and upgraded 

  • BlackGod

    The Thunderbolt ICS is what I want!

  • Guest

    So is there any good reason not to install this (assuming you know how to do so)? If it isn't the OTA that's set to arrive next week, will it affect that download and install?

    • Kevin McDole

      The camera doesn't work...

      In a lot of ways this seems much worse than the previous leak.

      • Jbrook

        Anyone confirm this?

        • Chris

          Camera works fine for me. I am not having any issues so far

        • Kevin McDole

          I haven't actually tested this leak (as the previous leak works just great for me). I was simply referring to the fact that they say "camera not launching, "Set Current Date" popping up frequently, etc." in a changelog! So it makes them out to be features that are newly implemented, rather than bug fixes like they actually are.

      • MkVsTheWorld

        Try doing a factory reset and wiping your SDCARD. That resolved a lot of issues for RAZR users upgrading to their ICS leak.

  • rageboardr

    I upgraded to ICS with the previously leak. I am getting about twice the battery life had before. Now i never turn off LTE to save battery, and i get through a day no problem, unless heavy music streaming. I haven't had a single issue with that release, so i would expect this one to only be better.
    The one thing i was warned about was if the OTA ICS is a lower number build that this leak, then you probably wont get the OTA. As i havent had any problems i wouldnbt worry too much about it, and in the end you can always root and ROM if you arent happy.
    I probably wont install this leak since I already have ICS, and i am not having problems, and the OTA is supposedly just around the corner. but if you haven't tasted ICS on the Rezound I would go for it.

    P.S. this will probably wipe the phone like the last leak did so be prepared to re-download all apps.

    • David McKay

      The build number is higher.  New: 3.13.605.7  Old: 3.11.605.22

      • rageboardr

        right, but i was referencing the build number of the OTA that will be released and we don't have yet. there is no reason why it wouldn't be larger, but if it is a lower number, then you wont get the upgrade.

  • Hetal Desai

    how do i go back to stock

  • stevesharkman

    why don't they have sense 4.0?
    that's gonna piss me off if they don't include the latest sense...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      They won't, so get ready to get pissed off.

    • Stephen Milone

      as far as i know, whenever HTC has updated a phone to
      a new android version...it kept the same sense version.  Can't wait for the thunderbolt ICS to still have sense 2...thank you for custom roms.

    • rageboardr

      we probably wont ever get Sense 4.0 because of the hardware already installed. 4.0 needs newer hardware found in One series phones. There isn't much of a difference between the two from what i have been able to learn. If you want 4.0 you'll have to ROM.

      • Chris

        Thats bull. Sense 4.0 can run fine on the rezound as the specs are not much diferent. (even better the  the nexus)

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Patterson/100000648905858 Cody Patterson

          Then you are ignorant. Just because a phone has equivalent or better specs doesn't mean it has the same hardware. Sense 4.0 features actions specific to the new camera hardware found in the One X for starters. I agree the Rezound has some of the best specs, but it will never have a camera that can take advantage of Sense 4.0, therefore we get sense 3.6 which is all the goodies from 4.0 that work for our phone.

          • Chris

            There is more to sense then a camera

          • Chris

            There is more to sense then a camera

  • http://twitter.com/one4thegooddays Jason Schupper

    Just realized that Flash was removed.... what's that all about?

  • Jaziela14

    download links are really slow and they always interupt...

  • Amberariola

    As I understand this downloads on NON ROOTED devices only, correct? And if installed will I still get the official OTA update supposedly coming on the 9th?

  • holycamaro

    IF YOU'RE HAVING ISSUES. Check the properties tab of the file if you downloaded it on your pc and make sure it doesn't say: "
    PH98IMG.zip.zip," the ".zip" when renaming the file is unnecessary and will confuse the phone. It should just be: "
    PH98IMG." The pc will add the .zip on its own.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dimitri.paliouras Dimitri Paliouras

    Does this work with Sensation XE????

    • AshtonTS

      no

  • Amartyn57

    Would this void my warranty if I download it?

  • Brob

    I am having an issue upgrading.  I have the file, I checked the MD3 checksum, everything looks good.  I have it named PH98IMG.zip and it is in the root of the flash (/mnt/flash).

    I reboot, it goes through the fastboot bootloader, and says there is no image found in the file.  I am completely stock - brand new rezound.  I did a factory reset, but still no dice.  suggestions?  I don't want to download again - that took 2 days to get a download without crashing.  besides, if the the check sum is good, a new file won't help..

    • Brob

      MD5...

  • Bigp222007

    lame doesnt work at all tried it several time nothing happened

  • George Kerr

    What about the Upgrade for the Droid4 to have the phone last more than 5 hours, then cant use the phone, and I dont use the phone long enough to have to be without being able to continue the use!!!

  • Mike

    How do I get the leak on my rezound and hurry up with the ics if your gonna release a update then release it for all of the phones at the same time.

  • emmette

    This has worked great! Can I update this without having to wipe everything or should go through the hassle of flashing the RUU for Final OTA?

  • Murakami

    official rom jelly bean - dream ?

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