If I install it, will I still be able to root my phone and then install a custom rom like one xxx? Or would that require s-off?
Ditto with unlocking it...the process should work the same as before.
As for the difference, they explain it here - Difference between unlocking bootloader and rooting - xda-developers - rooting looks like a more extensive version of unlocking, allowing you to install things like a custom recovery.
Last edited by JeffDenver; 05-11-2012 at 08:15 AM.
Actually unlocking is the first step to rooting on the Rezound and most current gen HTC phones. Unlocking allows access to the system partitions, but you can't touch them without rooting. So you can install a ROM by just unlocking(and flashing a custom recovery), to use advanced features such as root explorer or wifi tether, you need root. Check the guide in my sig if you need more help..or just ask.
Helpful Rezound Links:
Guide to Unlocking, Rooting, ROM'ing, and FAQ
Did you know: You can upgrade your Rezound to ICS without rooting?
Fun Rezound Fact: The antennas for the Rezound are in the battery cover.
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I can confirm, Root Explorer will still work without root. You just will not be able to access the locked areas of your system. It will be a normal file explorer.