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Verizon software update will take DROID 4, RAZR, and Rezound global

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Verizon software update will take DROID 4, RAZR, and Rezound global
It has been said for a while that the HTC Rezound has the ability to work on a GSM network. While the FCC did not note or test GSM functionality on the device, users over at XDA have insisted all along that the functionality is there, but blocked by the software. Recently, a ROM called Venasaur was released that enables the Rezound to have complete GSM functionality, effectively confirming the rumor.

Verizon has now updated its in-store pricing sheets for a couple of devices that reads, “Coming Soon: Use in an additional 185 countries (with a global feature).” In additional to the HTC Rezound, these signs are also found on the Motorola RAZR and DROID 4.

Verizon software update will take DROID 4, RAZR, and Rezound global
No word on when we can expect these software updates to rollout, but like the Rezound, we will probably see unofficial ROMs that unlock the device even sooner for those that are looking to bring the device over to T-Mobile or AT&T. We’re guessing that the official software update will just allow roaming capabilities overseas and not the ability to switch to a US GSM carrier.

source: DroidLife

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posted on 21 May 2012, 12:23 4

2. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I CHOOSE YOU, VENASAUR!!!

posted on 21 May 2012, 14:08

10. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Heh, your Venusaur won't stand a chance against my Charizard!.

posted on 21 May 2012, 14:46

11. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


my gyrados would destroy your messly little charizard, all day, every day.

posted on 21 May 2012, 15:00

13. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Oh!, you win this round sir.. but this is only the beginning of the war!.

posted on 21 May 2012, 15:12

14. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


bring it on!!!

posted on 21 May 2012, 12:41 5

5. Captain_Doug (Posts: 758; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Look at me! Everyone should read this! I say important things! Whiners...

posted on 21 May 2012, 12:49 2

6. skymitch89 (Posts: 1075; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Practially any/every LTE device will have that option then.

posted on 21 May 2012, 13:13

8. abeauchamp (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Not sure if I want to believe this I have a Rezound running 4.03 Senses 3.6. I when out of the country to Panama, I installed a SIM card (Movistar) that I use there when I used my other phone that is global, I was able to make phone calls and get phone calls without having to unlock my phone or any input from Verizon. My wife has a Droid Bionic and I tried the same SIM card on her phone and also work fine again Verizon did not have any input or unlocking any of my devices. The Motorola RAZR and Motorola RAZR Maxx also have the same menu only they are hidden. If you download LTE on/off for Thunderbolt and installed it you will have the same option as the Rezound and Droid Bionic.

posted on 21 May 2012, 18:11

15. JC557 (Posts: 1128; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Yeah, it is said that the Droid Bionic has this option. I remember reading somewhere that the Droid 4 and the Rezound have separate GSM w/ HSPA chips as well but was never switched on. I wonder if that's the case for all LTE phones.

Here's hoping that my Droid Bionic can have global roaming.

posted on 21 May 2012, 21:26

16. abeauchamp (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


JC557
just dial *#*#4636#*#*
select phone info scroll down until you see the drop down menu. You will see other options.

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