ok, I see the first number in the version number us 4, so the version number did increase. was my mistake.
I am stock ics, rooted, with nova launcher.
I just need to put back the stock .12 recovery to be able to take this update.
I need to read more about it.
I have downloaded it from one of the Android Police links, and renamed the file to have 4.03.605.1_Update in the file name.
This is not an RUU, apparently it must be applied onto a stock ICS 3.14.605.12 system.
Android Police says to rename the update file as PH98IMG.zip, but the XDA thread says to rename it Update.zip
I am not going to personally install it right now, as I have other pressing things to do.
I have made a torrent, for those who prefer to use uTorrent.
Remember, to check the MD5 checksum against that listed by Android Police:
P.S. Need to enable encryption in uTorrent, as I use Forced encryption option.
Last edited by HowardZ; 08-13-2012 at 07:38 AM.
Official update confirmed by Android Police, referred to by HowardZ above, link: [Update: Global Confirmed] Big Verizon HTC Rezound 4.03.605.1 OTA Update Rolling Out, Bringing Global Capabilities [Installation Instructions]
That version number is kind of troubling. The last SW version was 3.14.605.12 now this one is 4.03.605.1? Oh well one more update to track. If anyone gets this running. Let's hear if the radios are any better...or any feedback really.
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I installed it using the instructions on the XDA forum page 22
The following is my post from XDA on page 26:
I skipped steps 1 and 2 because I was stock official ICS, rooted, with s-off.
After step 7, I had to go through the menu and select the actual Update.zip file
It did take a while, and did reboot into recovery a few times.
It never did boot into hboot, it booted up normally.
It did not wipe - which is good.
Looking at the settings, about, software, more. I am on the new version number and the radio is on the new version number mentioned in earlier posts.
However, you stated I should boot into hboot, So I booted into hboot, which then took booted me into recovery, which then booted me into hboot, and I volumed-up to install the ph98img.zip which was the firmware zip file from the update.
I rebooted into the phone again.
Removed the update.zip and ph98img.zip files
I strongly suspect that I did not need to extract the firmware.zip and rename it ph98img.zip and flash it separately. However, I don't think it hurt anything doing the additional step.
Thanks for your help.
P.S. I did lose root, but it wasn't hard to boot up Amon Ra Recovery and flash the latest SuperSu zip file to get root back.
Oh, it seems this update wiped the internal sdcard, but left the external sd card untouched.
Last edited by HowardZ; 08-13-2012 at 11:55 AM.
you need :
o Locked (or if s-off it doesn't matter)
o stock .12 from ota or Android Police
o stock .12 recovery
o Rooted doesn't matter. You will lose root during the update.
Should eventually get this update over the air, or you can download it from Android Police.
it will wipe your internal sd.
So I got to step 6 of the above directions, looked away from the phone to see what step 7 was. The phone vibrated and is now on the screen with the green down arrow and 2 in a circle around it. Says "Updating Software from Verizon Wireless" with a green progress bar. Hope I did it right.
That went through rebooted to HBOOT, pressed vol. up twice. It checked everything. Rebooted. Pressed. Vol. up to install. Upadated everything. Pressed power to reboot.
Took a little while on the white HTC screen, now says "Andoid is upgrading..." "Optimizing application [some number] of 77." I think I did it right.
Just checked and everything is right. Woo-Hoo! Not that I'll ever use global, I was hoping it may have fixed some of the bugs I was having, but no
Also of note, I didn't pull the battery. My case is hard to get off, so I just turned off fast boot and that worked.
Last edited by VooDooCC; 08-13-2012 at 02:39 PM.