The HTC Rezound ICS update finally started rolling out today, and what do you know - it looks like the same version 3.14.605.12 that we've been holding onto for a few weeks. Since the OTA version matches the RUU we have, we're releasing it for those who don't necessarily feel like waiting for the staggered update or want an ability to restore back to full stock, or simply want to roll their own custom ROM.

Because I don't have a Rezound myself, I can only verify that the build number in the RUU matches up (3.14.605.12), and there are mentions of 1.16.002 and 2.10.002 which are also both present in the OTA's PRI version. I can't verify the baseband version without flashing, but since everything else is a match, I have no reason to believe the baseband is any different.

Update: Here's the RUU flashed on a Rezound - it matches the OTA exactly.

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Download: (598.6MB, MD5: ec526757ebe84c066e31907e5fccd987)

Contents of the zip:


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).

Installing the RUU will wipe your data.
  • 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

Let the device reboot, and you should be done.

Thanks, ____!

Artem Russakovskii
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  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.bussard.10 Matt Bussard

    It could be just me, but mirrors 1 and 3 aren't working at all.

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

      Mirror 1 is working for me - it's a direct download.

      Mirror 3 hasn't started working yet - I blame Minus for lagging. Just use 1 or 2 for now.

  • izzaeroth


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


      • Scott

        Haha I love that face. I first saw that when you posted in about the "CyanogenMod Firmware" that was in the Android market a while back.

        • satan

          you sir, need to be introduced to 4chan.

          • fixxmyhead

            4chan whats that? never been on that gay site just heard of it. as if we need more internet garbage to check out

  • Frank

    Now drop the damn kernel source so the devs can fix issues on CM9 and get us CM10. Not AP, but HTC/VZW

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

      Hey, this is not Samsung we're talking about. I'm sure we'll have the kernel source. In a month.

  • izzaeroth

    This will wipe your data btw

  • Lo -Kei

    So will installing this wipe data and make it like a new phone out the box? Will the data be wiped if I wait for OTA from VW?

    • izzaeroth

      this will wipe data. ota from vzw wont

      • Lo – Kei

        Ok... I am downloading now. I will sit on it a couple of days to see if I get prompted to download the OTA. If it gets to the point I cant wait.. then I have the dl from here.

  • http://twitter.com/Feyden Ty Neargarder

    Will you still get OTA's if this is installed?

    • izzaeroth

      if you dont want to lose data then wait on the ota

    • Zachary Morris

      What other OTA would you expect?? This is it for this device. There is not going to be anymore OTA as this is the last one seeing as the Rezound is on its way out. You should feel lucky to have iCS.

      • TBolt

        Word is there will be an update later this Summer to enable global capabilities.

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

      Yes, since this is basically full stock. If there are OTAs in the future at all that is.

  • IamDashSr

    Anyone else stuck on the "Checking..[PH98IMG.zip]" Screen in the bootloader

    • Tom Bradley

      Your file is corrupt.

      • kachao

        I am having the same problem, can anyone tell me if I can update this straight from verson 2.3?

  • fluidj

    I got this update first....now waiting for reboot, hopefully will have ICS available next....kinda weird.

  • NJtech

    Question - I have the earlier (May 2012) image flashed to my Rezound - will this update automatically, or should I flash with this new image?

  • fixxmyhead

    holy shit almost 600MB? no wonder senses is bloated and slow down the phone. my ics touchwiz was like half the size

    • http://www.facebook.com/jacob.samples Jacob Samples

      ...You're kidding, right? lol. Wow, learn before you bash. There's a difference between the ROM size and the FULL size (which includes EVERYTHING) the actual update is only 299MB.

  • http://twitter.com/dtam054 David T

    Should anything be read into the title words "Final OTA"??

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

      No, just the final ICS OTA that was approved and is now rolling out. Didn't mean it's final forever.

      • http://twitter.com/dtam054 David T

        lol.. just checking. Was going to wait a month or so before start bugging HTC about Jelly Bean.

  • balthuszar

    kind of a noob on installing leaks on HTC phones(every other phone i've ever had was a moto phone, except for the original incredible)...i installed the .10 update...will i still be able to get the OTA from that? will this leak install the same way and over that update?

  • lonndoggie

    You don't have to be stock, but you do have to be s-on and locked, which are easy (going bac to stock isn't). I was unlocked, rooted and s-on, with a previous leak; installed this over it without a problem, and am back to unlocked/rooted.

  • redtea

    ive tried downloading a few of these files and each time i check them with winzip I get "central directory not found". The MD5 checksums match, but when I try to update my phone the bootloader says it can't find or read the files in PH98IMG. I previously installed the ICS 4.03 leak from mid may no problem. help!

  • Scott J.

    When i attempt to flash this, it checks the zip file, blah blah blah, and then goes back to the menu, it doesnt install, why is this?

  • Brandon Barlow

    So quick question. I used the all in one tool from xda to get some off and flash a custom recovery (twrp) can I just wipe system, factory reset, delvic cache and flash this zip there?

    • Jason

      No, you have to be on a Stock RUU and with a re-locked bootloader.

  • Joe

    I have a problem, whenever i try to update this .12 build on my phone it will not overwrite the .5 one. Am i doing something wrong, do ihave to go back to stock GB or what. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys

    • rezoundless

      Any update? I have the same problem from the .10 release. everything seems to go fine and the flash finishes successfully but the phone is stuck on this leak. after hours of googling. I cannot find the answer. help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrdjeep77 Pedro Zelaya

    So what about the ones we HTC Bootloader unlock tool? I really want to get the OTA update or go back to stock and after almost 3 weeks I have no luck.... can anybody help me? I will highly appreciated! thank you!

  • bballnave

    i always get download interrupted??!! why me

  • bballnave

    All of the downloads are interrupted? anyone have this problem?

  • sanchit

    random reboots after installing this ruu any suggestions ?

  • Eric Nixon

    when i go through it and it's loading it says that there is no image, what do i do/ what does this mean ?

  • Tye

    Jus getting a black screen that's it ugh

  • http://www.facebook.com/gemini.laron LaRon Hayes

    How many times is the [4] SYSTEM supposed to unzip and update?

  • isac

    muchas gracias se me avia muerto el dispossitivo tube que bloquear el boot loader de nuevo! y luego instalarlo no crei que fuera a fincionar muchas gracias

  • Travis

    i have my rezound flashed to cleartalk wireless
    1. will this work
    2. will this delete the programs from cleartalk

  • David Brett Walker IV

    Mirrors all dead. Anyone have the file? Apologies for Necro.