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    Default New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    Hello group,

    I am expecting delivery of a Rezound this week and plan to load an aftermarket ROM on the device. My plan is RUU 3.11.605.22 with CleanROM 4. I don't even want to see a hint of VZ bloatware so my question is; should I go this route right out of the box or do I need to go through normal activation and setup before doing so?

    Thanks,
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    I would activate it with verizon first, at least. You don't really need to set the phone up at all, as soon as you run the new leak, it will wipe everything anyway. Also, just a little trick I picked up. When you need to get into the bootloader, you don't have to pull your battery. Plug in your phone to power, then just do a normal reboot. As soon as the power light shuts off, hit and hold power and volume down. Wait for bootloader to load up, and your good. You have to reboot though, power off does not work, neither does just shutting it off and holding the buttons while it powers on.
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    you should activate the phone, but alls that entails is taking the sim from the tb and placing it into the rezound. Rooting the rezound is a little different, you have to unlock the bootloader from HTC's website first.
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    Thanks for the replys. I'm going to flash this baby right after I activate it. Here is my plan of attack:

    • Activate
    • Load ICS
    • Unlock
    • Flash custom recovery (Aman Ra)
    • Nandroid backup
    • Load cleanROM 4.1


    Did I read correctly that a root of the device isn't needed with CleanROM 4.1?
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    CleanROM is pre-rooted. The only thing you need root for is to use higher functioning apps. Amon-Ra is a custom recovery partition that operates outside of Android. So no, if your plan of attack works, you shouldn't need to root.
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    Greetings, I would like to piggy back on the original post. I am also acquiring a Rebound this week as well and plan to root as soon as possible. I am coming from a Droid charge which is rooted. Before this i had a captivate which was also rooted. I am familiar with the Samsung phones but the htc phones seem a little more difficult to root and install custom ROM. Can anyone recommend a good source for a noob guide to rooting and customizing the rezound.
    Thanks jperiod
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    Quote Originally Posted by jperiod View Post
    Greetings, I would like to piggy back on the original post. I am also acquiring a Rebound this week as well and plan to root as soon as possible. I am coming from a Droid charge which is rooted. Before this i had a captivate which was also rooted. I am familiar with the Samsung phones but the htc phones seem a little more difficult to root and install custom ROM. Can anyone recommend a good source for a noob guide to rooting and customizing the rezound.
    Thanks jperiod
    There are writeups all around, including right here. XDA probably has the most active community though so you might want to try that write up. I'll give you the short version here.

    ROM'ing:
    Unlock via HTCDev.com
    Install Amon-Ra or Clockworkmod custom recovery
    Install your ROM.

    Rooting Stock:
    Unlock via HTCDev.com
    Install Amon-Ra custom Recovery
    Install superuser from the developer menu of Amon-Ra
    Install/update superuser from the Android Market(Play Store)
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    Well, I'm up to ICS but I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger on CleanROM. ...yet. I'm able to pretty much disable all the VZ bloat using just ICS and I'm not ready to void my warranty by unlocking. The only thing I really want from CleanROM is tethering.
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    You can tether without using a ROM but you need to be rooted....which on the Rezound requires unlocking.
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith317 View Post
    You can tether without using a ROM but you need to be rooted....which on the Rezound requires unlocking.
    Decisions, decisions... What would Malcom Reyonlds do?
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruet View Post
    Decisions, decisions... What would Malcom Reyonlds do?
    Buy another phone at full retail. He's probably banked a few nice paychecks from Firefly to not care if he ruins a phone. Then again he's probably getting to much" tail" to care about rooting his phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruet View Post
    Decisions, decisions... What would Malcom Reyonlds do?
    Take a voice acting role for another Green Lantern cartoon then hop back on the boat with Zoe, Inara, River....notice how all the men are slowly dying off here...??
    “Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
    We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things,
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    Hey! Don't forget Kaylee.
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    Default Re: New Rezound on the way. Install ROM(s) right out of the box?

    On a more serious note; I could have sworn that, in the short time I used it, GB would rotate the home screen between portrait and landscape. ICS doesn't seem to do this. Am I correct or mis-remembering?

    ON EDIT: Disregard, I read-up on my question in another thread. Thanks for looking though!
    Last edited by ruet; 03-22-2012 at 02:17 PM.

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