After countless leaks, a rumor of questionable origin, and a missed target release timeline of June-July, it looks like Verizon has opened the flood gates, and the HTC Rezound ICS update has started rolling out to the first batch of users, just a few days late.

Update: Verizon just officially confirmed.

The 299MB OTA bears the same version 3.14.605.12 that we heard about a few weeks ago and may take several months to become fully available to 100% of devices. That's the bad news.

The good news is that we've actually been in the possession of the full .12 RUU for a while but haven't bothered releasing it unless we could verify it was indeed the final OTA (it seemed too minor compared to the previous .10 leak). Even better news is that it's uploading to no less than three mirrors as we speak and will be posted by morning. Update: the RUU is live.

In the meantime, let's have a look at some screenshots, courtesy of one lucky XDA user who already received the OTA notification, shall we?

rezound0 rezound1

Rezound owners, welcome to the ICS club. It might take you a few weeks to get there the official route, but at least now we can all stop worrying about ICS and start pondering the possibility of Jelly Bean (I wouldn't get my hopes up though).

Source: XDA

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

    Why bother noting that you have the ruu if you won't release it? Some of us who don't have the OTA yet would love to download it...

  • JB

    Now I have a dilema. Should I believe this or could it be another photoshop deal.

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

      There are multiple reports, so it is legit. We just don't know how many people are in the first rollout stage. But then again, I just posted the full RUU if you want.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1090848922 Hank S. Christy

        How od you get the RUU and install it, I am a noob.

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

          Just download it and read instructions.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1090848922 Hank S. Christy

            What is the root of the SD card though

          • Michael W

            The root is the top-level folder of your SD card. Honestly, and not trying to be a dbag, but if you don't know this basic stuff, you probably should just wait for the notification to come automatically, and do the install for you.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1090848922 Hank S. Christy

            Typically I do, I just havent done those things for a while, thanks for the advice but I am running AmonRa Supersonic

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rudi-Xeno/726467137 Rudi Xeno

        How do you go about making use of the posted RUU? It appears to be 3 separate downloads. I really need some step-by-step instructions.

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

          They're not 3 separate downloads. They're mirrors of the same download. Just pick one.

  • e3smoke

    Looks fake i went on the website on the pic and it still say the last update thay had for rezound i hit find update on phone nothing i know it take time but still.

  • igloobunny

    The documents are live at Verizon now so I presume this is a legit: http://support.verizonwireless.com/system_update/rezound.html

  • bigmac

    It's true...go to http://support.verizonwireless.com/pdf/system_update/rezound.pdf and you'll see the new goodies ICS

  • e3smoke

    Ok whin i downloaded pdf a few hrs ago it was the old document now i downoaded it it gave me a document i couldent use with that pdf so kaby i ned ics to view hope i get it soon and it fixes some issues i have

  • sgtguthrie

    Doesn't matter with all that "Sense" destroying it :-

    • fixxmyhead

      what did u expect, vanilla?

      • sgtguthrie

        Of course not... Just stating my distaste for how htc mangled the beautiful ICS version of android with a bloated, half baked overlay ;-)

        • Dillon

          yea sense is a load of shit, rezound has 2 processors and should run twice as fast.

          • http://www.facebook.com/ShinobiPhoenix Cody Shiranai

            I totally agree, I just did my update, so the speed difference is noticable, I kept thinking maybe it's because it's trying to sync absolutely everything again all at once and before the phone was FLYING, now it's basically back to the same speed as my Fascinate.

          • esmoke

            Ya it took me a few sec longer to get on this site hope it a temp thing cuz i want speed back i miss it i hope it dontw go this slow win tring to watch vids ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1090848922 Hank S. Christy

    Why is mine saying 588mb?

    • Greg

      You got two sandwiches....

  • e3

    I wish i had it nothn yet

  • roadrunner

    The update is real, If you go to settings /about phone/check for update it should pull the update manually. It is about 250 megabyte download so you may want wifi on first if your on the data share plan.

  • Meme

    So, Pop Herald is a credible news source, more reliable than Android Police.. LOL http://www.popherald.com/2012-07-26-news-article-id-3-19121

  • Adam

    I just got an update that was 7.1mb saying it was preparing my phone for the coming ICS update

  • Tyler Chappell

    So just to confirm, people that installed the 605.10 RUU can simply download this and install it via the bootloader the exact same way when they went from GB to ICS right on top of the 605.10 RUU? And/or does it show up for people who are running 605.10 when they go to settings and search for an update, or are those users off the upgrade path from being on the previous leak?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ShinobiPhoenix Cody Shiranai

    Happy to finally have it, but I have every intention of getting a S3 (or whatever is out by next March) once I can upgrade, I don't trust HTC with Sense anymore except on their flagships, they seem to dick around anyone else, or maybe I'm just mad that my dual-core 1.5 GHz phone that was FLYING until my update is now CRAWLING.

    • esmoke

      ya iam having same problem it seems the broswer is slow now the 4g going stoped but it seems to be slower noe with web this is going to suck hope it just a temp thing any one else noticed this and lets all find problems and post back here what you find or what you find new besides what thay told you already

      • http://www.facebook.com/ShinobiPhoenix Cody Shiranai

        I don't use the stock browser, I use Firefox for Android (now that it's out of beta, it's great). It works fine EXCEPT when I need to type something in now, it seems to slow down on typing, again, a problem that only occurred once I got the update.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rudi-Xeno/726467137 Rudi Xeno

    Received my OTA update at about 1PM. It actually comes as a 7.1MB download to prepare your phone for the 299MB download that follows. Took about 30 minutes for the upgrade. Haven't had the time to really take a look at it but the browser seems faster and I seem to be using less RAM than usual.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1289837259 Carlos Cendejas

    i have it but be warned, you will loose the *#*#4636#*#* hidden option...

  • Clay B

    If we pulled the leak earlier this year (the 10r leak), will the OTA still work, or do we have to pull down the RUU and install it?