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HTC Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich Build Leaked, Now Available for Download

As owners of the HTC Rezound await an update to Ice Cream Sandwich, some sneaky person has leaked the official update build onto the web for everyone’s pleasure. The operation to update your device is extremely simple, but may take some time depending on your Internet connection due to the fact that the file is a humongous 640MB. If you feel like tasting some sweet ICS on your Rezound before it is released to the masses, then follow the instructions down below to ensure a proper installation. 

Instructions for installation:

  1. After downloading the file, rename it to PH98IMG.zip.
  2. Place the renamed file onto the root of the SD Card.
  3. Power down your device.
  4. Reboot into the bootloader by holding VOL DOWN + Power.
  5. The flashing process should begin automatically.

Give the device some time to reboot and once it does, you will be off to enjoy your weekend with ICS. If you have any questions, shoot them down below and we will do our best to tackle them.

Via: Android Police

  • JOE

    HAY GUYS I GOT THE ICS TO WORK FOR THE REZOUND. AND IT WORKS AWESOME
    AND FIXES LOTS OF ISSUES.

    A couple up front. I don’t know if you ever noticed when you record any audio using your
    camera or 3rd party stuff. The audio MAKES AN ANNOYING CHIRP, CHIRP (FEN SUCKS).
    That is fixed.

    Also bluetooth support for devices is much better. I bought a bluetooth keyboard/ pad
    set up. With the gingerbread it didn’t work. And now presto!!! It works great and i can see
    the little mouse on the screen like a computer. I use my phone using the MHL adapter connected to the HDMI of my HIGH DEF PROJECTOR. I sit 18feet away. We watch netflix and you tube videos. Now with the Bluetooth mouse and keyboard I can sit and control my phone from 30feet away. Your phone turned any screen into a COMPUTER!!!!.

    I will re post Moore updates and fixes as they come.

    BUT LET ME TELL YOU CALL CALL AND CALL VERIZON. THIS UPDATE WORKS GREAT AND THERE IS NO REASON WHY THEY HAVEN’T PUSHED IT OUT TO EVERYONE YET!!!! ITS BS!!!!

    I got mine from here and just followed the directions. But i copyed the ZIP file onto my phone ROOT AND SD CARD ROOT.

    Just be patient with the update. It will update 2 TIMES. THE FIRST UPDATE WILL REBOOT AND TAKES A WILE TO REBOOT. THEY THE SECOND ONE FINISHES IT.
    DO NOT SHUT PHONE DOWN.

    One tip (it resets the whole phone. so back up your accounts, sms, contacts, and stuff to your EXTERNAL SD CARD.

    I got it from here (http://community.htc.com/na/htc-forums/android/f/176/t/14988.aspx)

    I am soooo pissed all the RAZR got them. My friends have the raze and it updated to the ICS ALREADY FROM VERIZON.

  • herrmann

    trying to root phone… i have it unlocked but it wont root … keeps saying i need busybox… what do i do?????????? please help

  • Nathan Golden

    I spoke to a HTC Representative yesterday 05/02 and he confirmed the May 9th release date.  He did however add that the update will roll in batches and could take up to 22 days from the release date.

  • Hetal Desai

    i am on complete stock from Verizon. 
    do i need to root the phone?
    is this rooted image?
    how do i go back to stock?

  • Mdeezle66

    does the phone need to be rooted or will it root my phone after installation?

  • Mdeezle66

    does the phone need to be rooted or will it root my phone after installation?

  • Rageboardr

    HAs anyone done this recently asuccesfully. I have been tryiong, but my phone never updates. It tries to load a few files in the bootloader, but says no image. what am i doing wrong? the file is named correctly and is on the sd card not in any folder.

  • Luckydinorancher

    If i do this does it let you keep downloaded skins?

  • Chris

    Since I am not familiar with smartphones(looking for my first smartphone now), when I first heard ICS, I immediately thought it was internet connectivity sharing. That just because I am a computer geek, not phone geek. =p

    Anyway, what do you guys think I should get, Nexus or the Rezound? I know Nexus has ICS now but rezound doesn’t. What are the main differences between Rezound’s sense and Nexus’s ICS. How much better is the ICS environment or is it personal preference?

  • Rephael Inbar

    Hey gurus/experts:

    I followed the procedure above and this is what happened:
    1. Success (although it took a very long time)
    2. Success
    3. Success
    4. Success
    5. The flashing process started – saw files being replaced/extracted successfully. Then the phone was showing the white HTC screen for a while and shortly after re-started as usual. However, I still have Gingerbread and now the phone cannot access the SD card (although all the contents are there as I can see it thru my PC).

    First, any fixes to the SD card issue?

    2nd, What the heck happened to the upgrade??

    Thanks for any and all advice!

  • Randy Luna

    this download is invalid

  • Randy Luna

    update is not available

  • Randy Luna

    doesnt work when rooting to new update. any suggestions.

  • djkoz78

    So the HTC Vivid was already updated to ics which is on AT&T so I’m happy for those guys, but I’ve heard nasty rumors about VZW holding onto an update even when it’s ready so people will get frustrated & upgrade to a different device. I can safely say that every single HTC device I’ve ever owned felt like but the time the update finally made it around my 2 year contract was up. But every body so far that I know of including myself who didn’t wait for a Nexus was told that the Rezound was ICS ready & would be quickly update in the first half of 2012 now we are being told later this year sometime. I hope I have to eat crow on this but I wouldn’t hold my breath for this any time soon. Maybe BC there’s already a leaked version it’s not too far off. I’m not going to hold my breath though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1082955017 Kyle Austin

    What does it mean by, the root of the SD card?

  • Kaluna00

    Hello All,
    I installed ICS but it is sucking the battery dry… I would like to go back to the gingerbread rom… is there anyway to get a current version an IMG file, or a version that will pull an OTA from verizon?

  • Washingtonwill12

    how do you get the PH98IMG to the root?

  • Joe

    Ok, it was zip.zip. I correcter that and it seemed like it updated and rebooted. Checked the software version and it was 2.3.4 ????? Where did it go wrong ?

  • Joe

    Ok so I downloaded the file, placed it on the root of the sd card and cannot get it to work. I read the suggestions and I will just wait for OTA update.