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HTC Rezound Receiving Another Major Update, Should Include Global Roaming

Since Ice Cream Sandwich arrived for the HTC Rezound without global roaming, a feature Verizon told us was coming “this summer,” we were starting to wonder if it would ever arrive. As of last night, Rezound owners at various forums started receiving a notification for an update that appears to include the global roaming feature. The update itself is 103.7MB in size, signaling a substantial update. The version of Android is stil 4.0.3 and Sense version 3.6, but the software build number has jumped all the way up to 4.03.605.1.

We haven’t heard from Verizon yet about this update, so until we see info from them, it’s tough to tell when this thing may be rolling out. Some are reporting that it is rolling out now, but our inbox isn’t flooded with successful upgrades like it normally would be if this sucker had gone public. Feel free to jump into Settings>About phone>Software update to check, though. Let us know!

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Cheers Sina and everyone else!

  • jackie boi

    the rezound is a solid , yet underplayed phone. the fact that it comes with hardware thats only really topped by the gs3 and is a year older is amazing. while i dont count on it , id love to see 4.1 on the rezound …. simply for google now … the retard i work with lives in ihell and cant wait to shut him and siri up lol

  • Robshow

    This phone will not be getting Jellybean unless you install it as a rom. Even that is not out as far as I have seen.

  • SerenityJLee

    I love my Rezound! I think we’re some of the most loyal customers, other than Apple users. I swear by this phone.

  • chapman1969

    we as rezound owner’s deserve jelly bean come on Verizon make it happen don’t make us wait like ics. make your costumers happy with jelly bean

  • nycourtclerk

    HTC vivid Ics has beats audio for all media players. Why doesn’t rezound?

    • David McKay

      It only works for apps that use the libraries. Power Amp works.

  • I love it how this device is a year old but its still being talked about in headline news! Love my Rezound and would only change one thing, Jelly Bean!!!

  • CaptainHowdy13

    Im to busy playing with my Nexus 7 to care about my Rezound 😀

  • After three warranty exchanges for the Rezound, I finally gave up and exchanged for GNex. Jesus, I thought my stock Rezound had problems before ICS (battery life, constant random reboots, etc…)–they were only magnified after ICS update. Now if only this network connection issue w/ the GNex would be resolved, I would be completely psyched.

    • Jared Krinsky

      That happened to me with my Bionic and they eventually gave me the Rezound. Haven’t had that much of a problem since.

      • trob6969

        I’ve had my rezound since it first came out and I haven’t had any problems with it at all.

    • berrylicious

      I’ve had 4 warranty exchanges & a repair order in the works – same issue of battery life & constant reboots. Last night I had 30 reboots within a 90 minute period. I’m pretty much done with HTC after this. IPhone next! Much more stable OS.

  • mike vollrath

    Mine got the update

  • Edwin M

    Way to go HTC. Give me another Giant update but don’t give me ICS 4.0.4 which everyone else has. Why would you? You don’t want me as a customer obviously.

  • No update available.

  • Caleb Martin

    Now they just need to give us Jelly Bean.

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    Looking forward to this if it really adds the ability to swap out VZ sim and put in a local one. The ability to roam and pay VZ prices, well would suck.

    • Sobr0801

      No luck on the update here yet.

      • AnotherAndroidKid

        5 more hours before i can check my wife’s rezound. i could try to walk her through it, but yeah… that isn’t happening.

  • KleenDroid


    • JoshGroff

      Yes, yes it is.

    • EvanTheGamer

      No it ain’t ya whippersnapper!

  • Dave Diamond

    the last update (ICS and the whole “app associations” nonsense) royally screwed my phone, I can’t wait to see what’s next!

    • JoshGroff

      Did you do a factory reset after updating? I had to do that with my Xoom, there’s something about major updates that Android doesn’t like.

      • Dave Diamond

        I actually did try and do a factory reset hoping I’d get gingerbread, but still had ICS. I guess I’d have to boot with all kind of button presses to get a real factory reset, which I did do with my DInc (whole other story)

        • JoshGroff

          I meant just to get a clean slate, which usually resolves most issues, I believe you’d have to s-off to get back to gingerbread. :/

        • KleenDroid

          When you do a factory data reset it does not change what software you are running. It simply re-installs what you have on your phone “fresh”.

          So if you had ICS and did a factory data reset you would simply have a fresh install of ICS again. It is used when you are having software glitches to get things running smoothly again.

          If you want to go back to a different software version you will need to flash another rom….

  • JoshGroff

    To think I just updated my friend’s phone to the 299MB ICS update… Also, I thought the ICS update was supposed to include global roaming already?