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    Default Unlocking GSM capabilities of the Rezound

    So, aside from an update from Verizon, is there any way to get the Rezound unlocked so it can use the GSM radios and use att, t Mobile or straight talk sim cards? And if able to use them, will it get 3g or hspa+?


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    I believe there's a ROM or two that focus on the worldphone features of the Rezound. I don't know that any of them are fully functional but they're out there.
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    no need for an update, the rezound comes factory sim unlocked. Just use the "lte onoff" app from the Play store, or similar to go to the secret menu and change to "wcdma preferred". This will work for voice, but text and data might not work. Optionally, you can root and install a rom that would allow sms and data.

    http://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/17/fully-deodexed-gsm-based-rom-released-for-htc-rezound-goodbye-verizon/
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    Hey everyone. I have a rezound and I need it to work on a gsm network about 6 months out of the year. I have not rooted yet. I have used it on a gsm network and it does work for voice and sms incoming.It doesn't work for sms outgoing as I am sure some of you are familiar with the problem. So that's where I'm starting from.
    I will be happy to root and do what is needed in order to have this phone do what I want it to do. But before I do, I really want to talk to someone who knows their sh*t.
    I don't know if I'll need to install another rom, and flip between roms when I switch networks or not. I don't know very much at all, but I bet someone out there is willing to help me make some decissions and guide me to the information required in order to accomplish my meager goal here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tada1096 View Post
    Is it possible that your router cam only take 1 wireless connection at a time?
    Over on the forum that shall not be named in the q& a section are complete instructions on getting everything working... Sorry for not linking you but I am late as usual

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    I appreciate your response. If you could get me a link that would be great. Plus I have no idea which site to check out.

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    Unlocking, root, and rom info

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/rezound-rooting-roms-hacks/166392-guide-unlocking-rooting-roming-faq-2.html#post2007433


    The specific rom needed is linked to in my previous post.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bkolb69 View Post
    Hey everyone. I have a rezound and I need it to work on a gsm network about 6 months out of the year. I have not rooted yet. I have used it on a gsm network and it does work for voice and sms incoming.It doesn't work for sms outgoing as I am sure some of you are familiar with the problem. So that's where I'm starting from.
    I will be happy to root and do what is needed in order to have this phone do what I want it to do. But before I do, I really want to talk to someone who knows their sh*t.
    I don't know if I'll need to install another rom, and flip between roms when I switch networks or not. I don't know very much at all, but I bet someone out there is willing to help me make some decissions and guide me to the information required in order to accomplish my meager goal here.
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    Just so you know, the site that can't be named, is XDA developers. They are super elitists, and in general treat every non-genius like they wear a hockey helmet everywhere. There is tons of good info over there, but if you were to dare ask this over there... well I dare you.

    If you root, which is awesome, and I highly recommend it, I would flash this dudes Rom. He is the man at GSM. The link is to a Sense 3.6 ICS rom. He has an MIUI Rom, this Sense 3.6 Rom, and a Sense 4 Rom. All you have to do on his roms to get GSM working, is put a GSM sim card in your phone. No other changes are made. I believe most of them work on CDMA/LTE as well, but they have issues with sending MMS I think.
    Took the S4 update on purpose, so I could not mess with my phone.... so so so stupid.
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    Thanks. I really appreciate your feedback. I will probably go with your recommendation. Do you have a link handy to guide a noob through the rooting and flashing process that assumes I know nothing? Because I don't know much. :-)

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    Mr. Smith did the legwork so throw him a thanks:

    [GUIDE] Unlocking, Rooting, ROM'ing, and FAQ
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    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the help.

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    if you have more questions, hit us up
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    I'm sure I will, and thanks.

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    Does anyone know what frequencies it'll support? Also, would I need to change the APN settings?
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    They way they make it sound, it will work on any GSM, but I would look more into it.
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    Well I was getting really close to rooting when I got the update to ice cream sandwich. So I'm hoping this update will fix the sms issues when using gsm. Otherwise I'll probably have to wait for the different rooting procedure.

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    This is what the LTE on off widget gives me since the ics ota yesterday. I wonder if it will fix the sms sending problem. But I may have to wait until I get to Akutan unless someone here can test it.
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    Anyone interested in this topic? If you are here's an update.
    I contacted HTC DEV and they are looking into it. They were very responsive and seemed to be very interested in fixing the problem. I encourage anyone interested in this matter to go to the HTC DEV site and let them know what's going on. You will not be disappointed with their responsiveness.
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    I tested this last week with a standard Rezound, running 4.0.3, as OTA updated. I bought a pre-paid T-Mobile SIM (Easy-Free) card in Europe, and results are similar to what is already known:

    * Used "LTE On/Off" app to switch function to GSM, signal level bars were observed
    * On awaking, the phone displayed a message "SIM is from an unknown source. Emergency calls only."
    * Occasionally lost signal bars and switched back to CDMA
    * Could dial and receive voice calls, and receive text messages
    * Could not send text messages
    * No APNs were visible, and attempts to enter were unsuccessful, "Bearer" menu lacked GPRS setting, internet was not working
    * Never observed less than 5-bars signal level
    * Notification bar displayed a message "SIM card is full, please delete some messages."

    Interestingly, T-Mobile texted me frequently with the pre-paid rates for local, incoming, MMS, and SMS. It was nice to have the warning. Rates rose drastically when the phone registered on AT&T and then T-Mobile back in the USA.

    I'd say this wasn't entirely successful, but it filled part of the need.
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    Glad it worked well for you. your results seem in line with what others have reported for the stock rom.

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    So, can I use a stock VZW Rezound on a GSM network abroad? Basically, just walk into a GSM carrier's store, buy a SIM card, put it in my VZW Rezound and be ready to go? How do I get the phone unlocked in case that is necessary? And after unlocking, do I need to do something to get the GSM to work? I would rather not root if I can avoid it.
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    The rezound comes factory sim unlocked. For use on gsm for voice and receive but not sending sms and no data, simply follow the directions I posted earlier in the thread. No need to root for this method.

    Quote Originally Posted by teffects View Post
    So, can I use a stock VZW Rezound on a GSM network abroad? Basically, just walk into a GSM carrier's store, buy a SIM card, put it in my VZW Rezound and be ready to go? How do I get the phone unlocked in case that is necessary? And after unlocking, do I need to do something to get the GSM to work? I would rather not root if I can avoid it.
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    Hey some help needed I have a s-off rooted rezound but I'm trying to use redpocket mobile on it I got the calls and internet to work and also txt but I can't receive MMS. Can any one help please and that k you

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    Hey some help needed I have a s-off rooted rezound but I'm trying to use redpocket mobile on it I got the calls and internet to work and also txt but I can't recovery Kmart. Can any one help please and that k you
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    Another report of a Rezound in GSM mode.
    I am currently in Europe/Poland and bought a prepaid card for PlusGSM carrier. LTE On/off switched to gsm auto (PRL) and immediatelly had signal. Went to APN settings and my Verizon default APN was gone. Pressing hardware menu button brought up a menu that had "Add" as one of them. Manually entered data received from carrier and BAM! : Hspa+ mode popped up and I had fully working data.tested speed and had 5Mbps reliably. PlusGSM offers LTE but not where I was so I can't report on that.
    SMS did not work, even after entering SMSC number using LTE On/Off program.Interestingly, as soon as I try to send a text message, I immediatelly loose ALL signal. Switching radio off and back on showed signal for few seconds and it went back off again. The only way to fix this was to delete the unsuccessful text message.
    All this on OTA Verizon rom. Rooted and HTC Dev S-Off but don't think this had anything to do with it.
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