I've rooted and rom'd a droid 1 and LG ally. I'm considering rooting my rezound and wanted some insight as to the benefits and the difficulty of rooting the rezound.
There are detailed instructions online, and if you follow them, it is not difficult. The easiest way is to just unlock then install a ROM that is already rooted.
I am rooted, but I have not seen any massive benefits beyond getting rid of some bloat. You cannot reliably disable Sense (believe me I've tried). There are some apps here or there, but other than that, I have not seen a huge difference.
The Rezound is not likely to get an official version of Jellybean...there might be JB ROMS available but they will never really be stable because there is no source to base it on. So if JB is the reason you want to root, I would not hold your breath.
JeffDenver is correct, it is not difficult but it is a bit more involved than Samsungs, LGs, or Motorolas... There are several good guides on doing it, our own Mr Smith has written an excellent one that is available in the Rezound Development discussion area.
There are a handful of direct advantages to (stock) rooting that the effects can be significant and seen immediately, the first two that come to mind are the ability to use Wireless Tether (connect other devices like a laptop to your phone to access the Internet wirelessly via the 4G connection of the phone) and to get rid of HTClinkifyDispatcher.apk, which is the app that prevents certain links from opening in the correct/associated apps like YouTube links in the YouTube app, Play Store links in the Play Store app, some map addresses, media, and other stuff that is opened in the browser instead of the specific associated app. You can also just go to the Play Store and search for "root" and you will see all kind of apps that require root access, you may find some of them interesting.
Just read online that some tech is telling people that the Rezound will get JB mid 2013.
Cant find the article to validate that but it was along my morning news. And since it was a tech, its not official.
This is why I have not tried a JB ROM yet:
All the JB ROMs I have seen have issues like this.**PLEASE NOTE** This is a Pre-ION Build. ION is still pretty unstable but will be amazing when it is complete.
The following are known issues and shouldn't be complained about or frequently asked when they are to be fixed:
Video recording, HD Video, Some streaming video like Netflx, Gtalk or Skype video chat
random system lag issues if any
DO NOT BOTHER Chad0989 WITH THESE ISSUES or any JB related issues for that matter. Keep it in this thread or the JB Bug report. Part of the reason these have taken so long to be allowed release is due to the expected complaints over these known issues. I will not address any comments or questions regarding them. They will be taken care of in their own time as development continues.