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New Ice Cream Sandwich release candidate for the HTC Rezound

New Ice Cream Sandwich release candidate for the HTC Rezound
Back in March, you may remember that there was a leaked Ice Cream Sandwich build for the HTC Rezound. Now comes the newest version, which is the second release candidate to be leaked.

This new leak is version 3.13.605.7 (the one from March was 3.11.605.22 if you're keeping track) and also includes a new radio baseband. Keep in mind that this is still not official, so there is always the possibility that it may still contain bugs and damage your phone. But those of you who are feeling adventurous can give it a try. Remember, that the phone needs to be stock with the factory locked boot loader (S-Off) and not rooted for the update to install.

You can download the file from here (603MB). Once the download is complete, rename the file to PH98IMG.zip and place it in the main (root) directory on the phone's memory card. Turn the phone off, then start your phone by holding the Power and Volume Up buttons at the same time. This will automatically start the flashing process, which will also wipe all your data from the phone's internal memory, but data stored on the memory card will still be there.

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

source: Android Police

New Ice Cream Sandwich release candidate for the HTC Rezound
New Ice Cream Sandwich release candidate for the HTC Rezound


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posted on 02 May 2012, 17:49 3

1. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Wow!!!!! Htc is on fire they are the only ones who are giving up to date updates on their devices!!!!! Unlike Some companies who are forgetting about phones that they released only 4-5 months ago.

posted on 02 May 2012, 18:19 3

3. Commentator (Posts: 2513; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


HTC's always been pretty quick with updates, which a lot of people seem to forget. The Evo got Froyo about a month after it came out, and got Gingerbread in a pretty timely manner as well. I can't necessarily speak to their other handsets, but from what I've seen, people seem to be much more irked by Samsung and LG, as far as updates are concerned (Nexus phones by Samsung excluded, of course).

posted on 02 May 2012, 18:20 1

4. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 98; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


The rezound came out 5-6 months ago and still dont have the offical ics update...so what are u talking about?

posted on 02 May 2012, 18:58 3

6. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


5-6 months for a major software update is not that long. It seemed like I waited forever for Gingerbread to be brought to my TBolt but the wait was well worth it since it came to me polished and without any errors.

posted on 02 May 2012, 19:53 1

8. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 98; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


He said htc is on fire with updates..they are just as slow as the others..if they was on fire the rezound would of got the ics update back in jan...and u sound like one of them companies.."5-6 months for a major software update is not that long"..

posted on 02 May 2012, 21:00 1

10. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1899; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I think the point he is trying to make is that the Razr, which came out almost a month earlier still has no ICS, and the Nexus, which got an update basically on launch day, has not sent out any official updates until this week, and that was the phone to get if you wanted timely updates. Granted, the update this week isn't even official except for a few people they sent it to.

One of the lead dev's for android even said that the update going from GB to ICS is much bigger and more involved than going from Froyo to GB. So if one of android's guys who has intimate knowledge in these matters feels that way, I think it's worth listening to him.

As far as having ICS back in January, if I recall that would've meant that they would've had around 2 months to have it ready (released to oems Nov. 15th). I don't think anybody except the delusional figured on any ICS before March at the earliest.

As far as the best oems for releasing updates, I'd put HTC & Moto neck & neck (going by 2011) and Samsung & LG trailing by a wide margin (except for Samsung's Nexus S, which baffles me what's going on with the Galaxy Nexus). I think we all remember the Fascinate fiasco (almost a full year to get Froyo and it still had issues), that's just pathetic in my opinion.

posted on 02 May 2012, 21:30

11. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 98; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


So u agree with him saying htc is on "fire" with updates?

posted on 03 May 2012, 11:53

14. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1899; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


They've got ICS on the Vivid, & I believe the Sensation (or it's right around the corner). How many Moto, LG, & Samsung (non Nexus devices) have ICS here in the states? They may not be on fire, but they seem to be more on the ball than the other OEMs.

posted on 02 May 2012, 17:50 3

2. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Cool!

posted on 02 May 2012, 18:40 1

5. babyk (Posts: 223; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


ok what if i install this and i wanna go back to gingerbread

posted on 02 May 2012, 19:32

7. HugeTroller (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Flash player removed.
Grats

posted on 02 May 2012, 20:09

9. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I wonder when the Evo 3D will get ICS

posted on 02 May 2012, 22:56 1

12. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


still no ics on my damn sgs2.

posted on 05 May 2012, 16:17

16. sunzhine337 (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Mar 2012)


Yeah...
Go Packers!!!

posted on 03 May 2012, 11:52

13. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


HTC is on fire.... and going down in flames as Samsung and others leave them in the dust. HTC has a policy of abandoning devices that are more than 6 months old

posted on 03 May 2012, 17:31

15. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


i'd buy an HTC over a Samsung ANY day of the week.....you're talking out of your arse man

samsungs and iphones are my majority manufacturer warranties...unfortunately for you numbers dont lie

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