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HTC: Rezound Ice Cream Sandwich Update Available Today, Wait What? (Updated)

According to HTC, the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Rezound is available today. Verizon hasn’t mentioned it yet and no reader of ours has reportedly received it, so we are as confused as you probably are. For what it’s worth, their support page has all of the dirty details on it which we have pasted for you below. For those that have been following along in the ICS-Rezound saga, the build referenced is the same one that leaked last week.

Here is the full changelog:

HTC Rezound™ Software Upgrade Instructions | 06.20.2012

This software update (Software Number: 3.14.605.10 710RD; Baseband Version:, is now available for your HTC Rezound. It will update your device to the Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System (OS) and provide several enhancements, fixes and features, including:

Applications & Widgets

  • V CAST Media Manager has been updated to Backup Assistant Plus with an enhanced user experience.
  • Caller Name ID application has been updated and added to All Apps.
  • Time zone issues have been resolved within the Clock widget.

Device Features

  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
  • Cisco AnyConnect support has been added to improve VPN functionality.
  • Improved data connectivity for a better user experience.
  • Improve device stability minimizes the number of resets.
  • Improvements to Mobile Hotspot connectivity.

Email, Messaging & Web

  • Improvements to default mail application now displays all Yahoo! mail contents properly

In order to receive this update, you will need to be on build 2.01.605.11. The entire process will take approximately 70 minutes.

Update:  HTC jumped the gun and has reverted the support page back to showing the previous update. Who knows when we’ll see it now. For them to publish all of this info though, we have to think that it must be close to receiving that final approval.

We’ll be on the lookout for more info, like a rollout date.

Via:  HTC

Cheers Joel and Sina!

  • Brent Hicks
  • I’m downloading it right now!

  • my update only took about 25 minutes. harrisburg area and i got the update on the 3rd of august. my phone is running much smoother.

  • The “document” that was “leaked” is a FAKE. It is photoshopped. next time you see it – look at the word “quene” it should be “queue” they can’t even spell it right. Second of all there are “0” missing in front of July for the Rezound date, but they are on all other dates like 08/12, not on July for the Rezound. I spoke with Tiffany in verizon Advance Tech Support Rep ID# 583058 and she advised me ICS for Rezound is NOT expected until Fall 2012.

  • Sith77
  • Sith77

    Well sadly I have had 13 messages deleted from Verizon’s message board . I have tried to figure out when ICS is coming and anytime I tried making a comment about what we were promised beginning 2012 or that htc had it posted on their site Verizon keeps deleting my messages . I think I’m done with my Verizon’s garbage . just tired of the lies and constant financial drain that they are starting to become . You cant do ANyThInG with out costing an arm and leg . F u Verizon

  • I have been getting aggravated with my Rezound lately and hopeful that ICS will solve my issues. Has anyone else had connection issues recently? There are times where my connection will go in and out continuously for like 5 minutes. But other times where I can go all day and not lose connection. I’ve been hoping ICS would fix this issue, but keeping us teetering on the edge is killing me! Please Verizon, release ICS so I don’t have to go into a store and scream at someone. I LOVE this phone but we need this update! I also wonder if the update will bring beats to other music apps as well, that would be awesome!

    • I had exact same issue. Verizon got me a replacement and everything works fine afterward.

  • buggietechnica

    Release the damn ICS you corksoakers at Verizon.

  • Chris

    This is killing me, it said it was available and got my hopes up then shot me down.. release the damn thing already or give us a release date at least

    • Roger

      If it’s anything like the Razr line’s ICS update, I’m not sure if I want it. Verizon crammed 25 preinstalled bloatware apps onto theirs.

  • Not again! Verizon blows chunks.

  • sith77

    well now ………….. of course the horrible Motorola phone gets ics first . how pathetic. why did we even think for ONE minute that Verizon would’ve told the truth when they said ” here buy this 300 subsidized phone that is totally awesome and you will be the first to be upgraded to ICS in January . i hate verizon and im starting to HATE android also . i love HTC products but even now verizon saying that the ONE series isnt coming . i hope verizon stock crashs and they burn all the way to the bottom .

  • NightAngel79

    aaaaannnnddddddd, its gone! lol

  • Roger

    Nice to finally get some sign of life, but this is absolutely, positively my last Android device. I’ve had a few devices and it’s always this same bullshit trying to get updated. I’m done.

    • sith77

      agreed with you 100 % this is bulls***

  • Any remote viewers want to give this a shot?

  • daniel.archibald33

    First it was Gnex that trolled other phones posts and now its the bionic users that are trolling. Get a life guys

    • People still own the Bubonic? It’s like a Gnex, with a disgusting screen.

  • Chris Dugger

    This is certainly a shot at Verizon… HTC is tired of being the scapegoat for Verizon’s roll-out plan… Sure it’s ready for prime time…. But Verizon is going to be sure that it’s Droid series get’s the love first…

  • I sort of feel like HTC is saying “Okay Verizon, ball’s in your court now”

  • I installed it yesterday. Pain to install but it’s nice to have the newest ICS.

  • No software update available. I Just tried.

  • I can’t get this even with Verizon Wireless network. They’ve to pushed directly to the phone these updates right ?

    • Andzzzz

      read before posting again.

  • verizon wireless

    No new software availble

  • brando56894

    It’s the exact same as the latest leak, just flash that and BOOM! you have the OTA. The only thing we have to wait for now is the kernel source. Here’s to hoping it shows up soon!

  • dave

    HTC took the post down

    • jjooeey

      OH BOY, thats gonna cause a problem….

  • Now they’re just playing w/ my emotions.

  • medicad73

    I have tried numerous times to download this and it keeps saying its a invalid file when I goto open it. Anyone help?

  • 70 mins WTF! Why would any update take an hour and 10 mins. I see a lot of bricked phones coming up. The idiots will do a battery pull thinking there’s a problem with the d/l

  • majormudafuckinhun

    No this a great announcement of sorts….

    We have 67.4 new LTE markets lighting up, you’re about to have to spend more to use our service. Oh and btw the HTC Rezound, the darkest horse in Verizon’s stable, is getting its long awaited, almost completely forgotten about ICS update….

    I’m still a proud owner of this phone!

    • jjooeey

      So This is a Legit thing? when shoudl it bet OTA ? tonight? tomorrow/

      • majormudafuckinhun

        I’m sure it is. Quite honestly, I’ve been rooted running it for a while now.

        • jjooeey

          And how is it? much better then GB?

          • majormudafuckinhun

            Ya mon! You’ll love the new Gmail app, YouTube app and pulling down of your notification bar when the screen is locked. Also you can start using the Chrome beta browser which rocks. I’m just skimming here…

          • jjooeey

            I have ICS on my Xoom, love chrome… better service?

          • majormudafuckinhun

            Well your radios will get updated so is say you’ll get better service. I’m in a metro area so I did the most part get great service. 4g all ova!

          • jjooeey

            updated radios = better service huh?

          • majormudafuckinhun

            Usually. Reference it for yourself. Take the plunge!

  • Been on it for a week already with rebased rom


    No Change we will get Sense 4.0 eh?

    • Stephen Morrison

      NO! sorry for yelling.

      • jjooeey

        Damn i was intrested in the New Sense

        • Stephen Morrison

          Yeah, same here. I’m more interested in the option to disable it.

          • jjooeey

            Oh theres an option to disable it?

          • Stephen Morrison

            No… Just what I’m hoping for.

          • JJOOEEY

            whats your beef with sense?

          • Stephen Morrison

            The bluetooth probs.

          • Xenu

            sense is tacky and bloaty

    • zmberven

      Sense 4.0 requires certain hardware (read: newer cameras) because of the fancy camera software built into 4.0.

      Now, I understand some custom ROMs come with 4.0….

      • jjooeey

        wow thats dumb

        • zmberven

          Maybe, but other than that, the other changes are mainly visual that really don’t mean much one way or the other, and even then they are slight tweaks. The only real improvement is the camera. In all honesty though, I have yet to have a reason to complain about the camera now.

          • jjooeey

            I agree, the camera is great.

    • Ramon Toscano

      Ive been running newts XxX rom for months now. The newest release RLS3 is amazing,

      • ryan lamb

        i ran newts rom for a while too. it was really smooth after you disabled animations. but i ended up going back to a desensed rom

  • Stephen Morrison

    So, I know I can’t get the update cause I tried, but – Will being on a different build actually cause a problem for updating or will it just not allow me to update?

    • Joel

      It is possible. It DOES state that you need to be on 2.01.605.11 for the update.

      • Stephen Morrison

        Right, that’s why I’m asking. I’m curious as to how my phone or wherever the update is pushed from knows to get this update? Like, if the build number associated with my phone just isn’t recognized as a Rezound or does the current build I’m on not have the ability to accept an update without me having to manually apply it.

        I just hope to see it real soon either way.

        • Joel

          it will compare your current build number to the one it requires for the update. if it sees a higher or lower number it will probably ignore your request.

        • Trevor H

          you *have* to be on 2.01.605.11 for the ota servers to even “know’ that your device needs it, if you’re on any other build, it simply will not recognize it, and will not push the notice/ota to you.

    • Trevor H

      get the zip that was leaked here on the 12th, its the same thing, only downside is it’ll wipe your device, whereas the ota just updates it, about the only way you’ll get it if you’re off the path already.

      • Joel

        I don’t think they are the same btw. The leaked build said it removed the Caller ID App, This release says it is updated and added to All Apps. I have a feeling this is probably an build variation.

        • Trevor H

          they are 100% the same, build # baseband #, etc all match, i dont imagine they’re metion a removal as a big change, since i doubt anyone even used the POS caller ID app, i wish they’d have nixxed all the other crap (blockbuster, etc)

          • Joel

            Trevor, you need to read the changelog of the leak then read the change log of the announcement. The caller id app has been restored, updated and added to all apps. That is different from the leaked build, which I have tried and know was missing the caller id app. Doesn’t sound 100% the same to me.

          • Trevor H

            oh well until someone gets it and runs it we wont know, they can write one thing, and it end up not being the case, either way ill stick with the leaked version and NOT having the POS caller id app, if thats the only real difference, i’ll live.

      • Stephen Morrison

        Noted. Thank you my good man!

  • Gus

    My mother and brother both have the Rezound so I can’t wait to update them.

  • Jackson

    The weird part is if you go to the rezound on htc’s website it says gingerbread is the current software?

    • crispy

      because it is..? the ota hasn’t been sent yet.

  • nightscout13

    To the PPL that bought this phone, is the battery really as bad as others say?

    • Joel

      Well, I never really had a serious issue with it, but then again I also have the car dock. But I did take advantage of Verizon’s half price sale to get the extended battery for $30 today.

    • jjooeey

      Because of the screen and the 4g, the battery wasnt that good for mine, if you dont mind a little extra bulk, then get the extended battery, i did and i actually like the way it holds in my hand more with the bigger back. solid phone im very happy

    • BlueMouseBlues

      If you’re on stock GB and your phone isn’t defective, you can get fairly good battery life. I have two rezounds both can hit 24h with moderate use. YMMV though on the ICS leak, as some people seem to have the CPUs stuck at max speed, as in my case with both rezounds. Had to S-off to go back to GB. Hopefully once the kernel source hits we can figure out what’s screwing up the cpus.

      • nightscout13

        That makes sense. Alot of times, when people complain about device battery, they forget to mention weather they are running custom ROM’s, radios, kernels, and CPU presets.

        • Andzzzz

          people like to pretend it’s not their fault, or that they are stupid.

    • I have the extended battery and it’s more than I ever need. I only use 4G when I really need it (surfing, videos, downloading, etc). So aside from that it’s on 3G. Brightness, I never worry about. I keep it at full brightness all day.

      A typical day for me will be about 17hrs off the charger, with screen-on time of 2-4hrs. At the end of the day I’ll have 20-50% battery left, depending on the screen-on time. I’d post screenshots, but then the trollbags would say they’re faked 🙂

      • jjooeey

        is there a 4g toggle for the phone? i would love to be able to toggle 4g on and off without having to go into settings

      • Diablo81588

        Here we go again, fanboy. You can’t state how long your battery lasts with 4G off. Your comments put you on the same page as a typical nexus troll. I can go 3 days without charging on my bionic with the extended battery if I turn 4G off. Lets compare apples to apples here.

        • Because comparing your whimpy processor, lack of GSM antenna, and crappy screen makes the two comparable?


          Go back to your cave, troll.

          • Diablo81588

            Wow you need to do some research before you call me out. The processor in the Bionic is just as fast as the Rezound’s even clocked at 1ghz. HTC had to OVERCLOCK the processor in the Rezound just to keep up with current A9 tech. In addition, the bionic HAS a GSM antenna, it’s just that Verizon chose to not unlock it. Finally, the screen might not be the best on the market, but it sure gets great battery life and is unmatched in brightness.

          • azndan4

            Lol Diablo has a bad case of phone envy.

          • Diablo81588

            Nah, on a side note..

          • David McKay

            By definition, if it is clocked at 1 ghz, it IS SLOWER than the Rezound at 1.5 ghz. Also, the processor in the Rezound is the MSM8660 snapdragon processor, which is only used at speeds between 1.2 and 1.5 ghz. The screen is matched in brightness. Sony has mobile screen prototypes that are much brighter than anything else. The GSM antenna in the Bionic is completely inactive, but the one on the Rezound is active. In fact, if a sim card from a european carrier is put in, it will work on that carriers network with no hacking.

          • Diablo81588

            1) I don’t have time to explain to you the technicalities of processor design, but if you really think just because a processor is clocked higher than another means it gives higher performance, you need to do more research. Higher clock speed is not the only variable to performance in a processor, to put it plain and simple. I’ve explained this thousands of times, but it seems people buy into marketing before they research on their own. OMG A 7GHZ PENTIUM 4!! SUPERCOMPUTER!!! And by the way, I’m fully aware what processor is in the Rezound, and it is utter GARBAGE. It is based on Cortex A8 architecture, and is the equivalent of a pentium 4 vs a core 2 duo series intel processor. It’s old and outdated.
            2)Do I care if Sony has a “prototype” screen that is brighter? I’m comparing the Bionic to other phones, in this case the Rezound.
            3) It has already been proven that the Bionic can be a global phone. Hacking or not, it has a GSM radio, which “whale” clearly states that it “lacks”.
            Move along..

          • RezCommando4231

            Please, I had a Bionic for 4 months before VZW swapped it for a Rez. The batt on the Bio was good. I could get 72 hrs on wifi, light use w/ the extended batt. The screen was very visible in sunlight. That’s the end of the +’s.

            The antenna was horrid. Always dropping connection, and handoffs were terrible. The camera was crap. Locked bootloader meant rims and.devs were scarce.

            The Rez’s screen is awesome. SxS w. the Bio was an embarrassment. Rez has dual 3g antennas, which means talk and surf. Hugely underrated ability. Much stronger signals as well, picked up 4g where bio only got 3g. Handoffs are smooth, never gets hungup.

            Top it off with unlocked bootloader, easy S-Off method and an amazing dev community, the Rez is lightyears better than the Bionic. No noticable performance differences either. Both are fast processors.

          • azndan4

            Diablo just got pwned. Sorry dude, your phone sucks. Please take the instead personally just like you always do.

          • David McKay

            I never said it was more powerful, I said it was faster. Faster=/=more powerful.

        • “You can’t state how long your battery lasts with 4G off”

          Ah but you see mr. trollbag, I can. And I did. Take your Bubonic and play on the freeway.

          • Diablo81588

            Lol? Play on the freeway?!

    • brando56894

      It’s kind of crappy depending on how much screen on time you have. the biggest killer is when you have the brightness at 80%+ and 4G on.

    • :/

      i have normal battery stock GB and an hour or two of continuous use kills it. i always have to charge in the middle of the day and this is with 3g and screen brightness all the way down. also, moderate use while charging heats the phone to the point that it will not charge.

      • nightscout13

        Won’t charge when hot? that’s odd….

        • :/

          when it reaches a certain temp, the notification light flashes orange/green and it will not charge, this is a documented issue.

          • CaptainHowdy13

            I bought the extended battery and it last me around a day. Sometimes if Im heavily using I have to charge during the day. On stock GB it kills batteries like no other. Will see when ICS finally comes out (taking forever now)

    • cburna03


    • My stock battery lasts close to 12 hours of heavy usage. My extended battery lasts more than a day. If I don’t use it heavily, it’s about 16 hours and about 36 hours.

      • hmmm

        i cannot even begin to believe that.

    • David McKay

      Worse. The stock battery degrades quickly. My old Rezound literally murdered the battery. Somewhere between the usb port and the battery, the wires were messed up and it caused the battery to overheat to a point that it hurt through a big case when it turned off. I went through 3 batteries in one day and then a verizon rep realized that a new battery wouldn’t fix it.

      • Andzzzz

        yours was defective. That’s all. My stock battery works fine.

        • David McKay

          I know the problem is not widespread, but I wanted to share my story.

    • once you turn off 4g it is much better

    • ryan lamb

      battery life is fine once you flash a custom rom, im running a desensed ics rom and i get excellent battery life. forgot to charge it one day and it lasted threw half the next before i had to charge it.

    • Zach Jacobs

      I get 3-4 hours constant use on 4G, 6-8 moderate use.

  • JCastag

    They messed up the instructions. It should read, go to the XDA website, download the file, and install. Like you should have weeks ago instead of wating for VZW/HTC to roll it out.

  • Trevor H


    Link to the files (that were posted here a week ago) — only difference vs the OTA is that the above package will wipe your device. Been running it since it was posted here a week ago on my wife’s rezound, and it works great.

    Seems HTC has it (well a link) on their site too.


    • brando56894

      You beat me to it, I was going to post the XDA link.

  • sinofue

    Wish I could give this more than 1 “like”

  • Tom Barrister

    The update will be pushed to the phones in whatever manner and order chosen by HTC and Verizon. You can poll the update function until the cows come home, and it won’t do any good. You’ll get it when it’s sent to you.

    • jjooeey

      do you know if this is legit? i cant even get on the verizon wireless website

      • Trevor H

        its legit, its on htc’s website — well not the ota itself, but the information related to it, and it matches the sw version that was leaked on here on the 12th

        • JJOOEEY

          so you think anyday now?

    • I notice tonight their server is down (where it usually is up but just not providing any update). So that’s a change!

  • mikeyman67

    Every Rezound user must have rushed the server. I am getting “unavailable”


    First off, this doesnt even sound like ICS… secondly, i think its a bunch of BS… verizon AND HTC would hype this up if it was true… they are both attention whores

  • Where’s the GSM/WCDMA roaming features? It’s not available with the ICS update?

  • JeffE

    “no new software update available”

  • Murali Ponnaluri

    70 minutes?

  • 70 minutes? LMFAO

    • evltwn

      better make sure your battery is fully charged if it really takes that long to install the update. What a joke. Has anyone been able to pull the update or has it been pushed to anyone yet?

      • It’s interesting that the updater seems to switch to 4G to download it. That just adds insult to injury. I guess they do that to ensure no middle men…

      • michael arazan

        I pray verizon is not going to “test” this update and won’t push it till it gives their seal of approval, after 3-4 months.

  • RadicalPie

    70 minutes?!?

  • Caleb Martin

    “No new software update available.”

  • T4rd

    Is there a .zip to download and install it with? I’d like to update my wife’s Rezound, but we both live outside of Verizon native coverage so she won’t receive the update on the towers we roam on.

  • suicidesilence4444

    The description you pasted doesnt sound like ics….?

    • T4rd

      “It will update your device to the Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System (OS) and provide several enhancements, fixes and features..”

      How does that not sound like ICS? :-p

  • Joel

    You aren’t the only one confused. I literally was doing a new software check when I looked on the support site and saw it was “released” and of course, the check came up blank.

  • Droidzilla

    All manufacturers should just do this; much easier than actually coding an update and getting it through Verizon’s testing process.

  • Jim