Last Updated: October 19th, 2012

"Wait, didn't the Rezound just get an OTA update to build 4.03.605.1?" is something you may be asking yourself right now. And the answer to that is yes. Yes it did. We assume that build was some sort of soak test, however, as it hasn't actually started rolling out en masse just yet, and Verizon has been completely silent about the whole thing.

But this build is one more. Point one more, to be exact; so... we figure it fixes something. There's no changelog, so it's hard to say exactly what that something may be. Alas, it's one less broken thing, so be happy about that.

This build also includes global roaming, which was the staple of the aforementioned .1 build. And now, we gift it to you, because we love you.

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Download (615MB) (MD5: bcdd450501e390ce323a46b396cd0a49):

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're done. Yay!

Thanks, Anon!

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.

  • Me

    Any word on a Droid Incredible 2 ics ruu leak?

  • christopher song

    please upload with beta.androidfilehost.com this uploaded site that you guy uses sucks sorry the truth hurts

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

      They allow developers to upload, but I requested developer status to see if they'll let us upload such RUUs and other things we need to mirror for the community to have better download options. We'll see what happens.

      Btw, RapidShare is always a good choice - they have no size limits and usually pretty fast speeds and not an overwhelming amount of ads.

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

        Aaaand, it's already approved. Impressive.

        • Brian

          Mirror on androidfile host then....

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

            I have.

        • http://www.facebook.com/msanchezponce Ivan Tresketechov

          hi in may i installed a leaked ics 3.11.605.22 710 RD my de vice is s-on locked bootloader can i install it? thanks

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii
  • MicroMod777

    As one of the few soak testers of 4.03.605.1, I did have one graphical glitche on status bar when on a call. One other user reported also people widget not sized correctly. Maybe this fixes that.

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

      Check it out and let us know, Micro. I recognize you as the one who got the original OTA in that thread. Don't hesitate to hit up the tip line if you ever run into something fun (tips@androidpolice dottt com)

      • MicroMod777

        Thanks, downloading now! :)

  • Howard

    Oh YEAH! Android Police is the best!

  • MicroMod777

    This has same new hboot and new radio as the other ICS OTA patch I got. Hboot-2.27.0000, Radio-

  • fischdl

    I have 4.03.605.12 OTA. Is .12 newer than .2? I don't show Global as option

    • Howard

      This article has the latest leak (as of this date) from Verizon: 4.03.605.2
      What you are thinking about is an older leak 3.14.605.12

  • Howard


  • http://twitter.com/ckrtsqrl ckrtsqrl

    can not find flash now

  • http://www.facebook.com/msanchezponce Ivan Tresketechov

    hi my software is 3.11.605.22 710RD how can i install it?? thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/msanchezponce Ivan Tresketechov

    hi in may i installed a leaked ics 3.11.605.22 710 RD my de vice is s-on locked bootloader can i install it? thanks

  • doublee313

    This update works flawless. I updated from 3.11.605.12 which had bugs and everything is fixed.

    • doublee313

      Correction: I updated from 3.14.605.12

    • dAMON


  • buggietechnica

    Works great, thanks!!! Any ideas on how to remove the unknown "this SIM card is from an unknown source" message? Phone still works fine on another GSM provider, just curious if there is an easy way to remove message.

  • jarret

    md5 on the android file host download was incorrect.

  • Alan

    So Far so good (<24hr uptime), no Sense crashes, no overheating phones, etc etc .... Upload went in nice and easy and maybe for the first time in a month I will have a stable "stock" Rezound ...

  • Greg

    Hi. I'm trying to flash the RUU...when I hold volume down and power, it
    checks the .zip, then boots into options for me to Fastboot, Recovery,
    Factory Reset, Clear Storage, Simlock and Image CRC. Last time I did it,
    I remember it just running. Do I need to do something else?
    I should also mention that if I choose recovery, it boots to a black
    screen with the outline of a phone and a red triangle with an
    exclamation point. After a minute or so, it reboots automatically.Thanks.

  • player911

    First AndroidFileHost.com link produces an invalid file. 630mb worth of fail.

  • Oatlord

    I've unlocked my boot loader, rooted, loaded Amon Ra, and am S-ON. Do I need to relock my loader to use this file?

  • Branden

    I downloaded it, moved it to the root on the sd, did the hboot and it begins to read the file bar on the right fills twice then goes back to bootlogger menu and doesn't restart. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? Running GB on my rezound

  • Ahmed

    the file is corrupted

  • CoronaCo

    Looking for some help. I am attempting to update my Rezound to 4.03.605.2 for the global feature. I'm traveling to Europe within the next few days and would like this capability. I have downloaded the file from each of the 5 mirror sites and followed the procedure as outlined. None of the files appear to work. When in the bootloader, it scans for files but shows "not found" and then just sits there.

    Is there a usable file available? Any help is appreciated

    • truguy

      You've probably figured it out by now, since your question is from 6 months ago, but for newer people like me, who had to find out elsewhere: The instructions on this site are a bit misleading. When he says, "After downloading the file, rename it to "PH98IMG.zip" (no quotes)", he neglects to tell you that along with leaving the quotes out of the renamed file, you need to also drop the .zip extension. The file name on your SD cards should state simply, PH98IMG The rest of his instructions are on point, but like other people have stated, the phone will flash and reboot more than once. Just leave it alone. The entire update should take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes.

  • CoronaCo

    As a follow up to my post, I attempted the update on my work computer. I have a different zip tool loaded here, 7-zip. Not sure if this was the difference, but my update is complete and I now have the global option. Thanks Android Police for making this available

  • ubiquityman

    Installs fine. Windows says it's corrupt because it doesn't know the file is encrypted (and signed). Ignore the warning from Windows.

  • JayS

    Have a couple of questions. I've never done anything other than wait for the OTA, but I'm tired of waiting of ICS and both HTC and Verizon say it could take months and months for everyone to get it given the amount be updated weekly.

    So regarding this According to the Verizon and HTC sites, the latest "official" version for the Rezound is 3.14.605.12 710RD yet this post appears to say that 605.2 is coming OTA? Also, if I apply this by downloading and adding to memory card root directly, will it wipe out all personal data (and which personal are we talking about?), e.g. apps downloaded, scores, music, images, etc.?

    Thanks in advance..

  • Ben

    Downloaded on my Mac from the first mirror (androidfilehost.com) and it came through with a message that decompression failed. But I continued to install as instructed onto my stock OTA ICS Rezound (non rooted with locked bootloader). It worked great! It automatically ran the update twice. In the middle of the process it will ask you to press Volume Up to continue the update. Took less than 10 minutes. Unfortunately redoing my phone to the way I had it before will take hours! It erases everything (except stuff on SD card) so I have to reconfigure all my apps, launcher and settings! The default setting is Global so I switched back to LTE/CDMA for now. I'm psyched and can't wait to test it in London in a couple of weeks!

  • Cody

    Does this mean, even though this is a CDMA phone, that I can now use it on the GSM network?

  • John

    I was unlocked with S-ON and a viper rom installed. I re-locked my bootloader and put the PH98IMG onto the sd card. Booted up bootloader and it automatically installed the update. It asked me if I wanted to update, I said yes. The phone rebooted twice during the update and it took about 12 minutes to complete. Do not touch the phone until it says update complete, press power button to reboot.

    Then you can go back and unlock the bootloader again and flash SU to get root. Worked for me.

  • p0d

    all mirrors are broken. thanks for the waste of time.

  • Ruben Castro

    alright. I downloaded and through the bootloader once its looking for the zip file it says No image or wrong image file. WHAT DO I DO? WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? i only renamed the file after download, copied and pasted it onto the sd card. PLEASE HELP!

  • UncouthKarl

    I just purchased my rezound and it's running 4.05 stock. So, when trying to run this RUU, I receive an error message "Main Version is Older, Update Failed". So, am I S.O.L., should I already have GSM capability, or is there another way?