[Guide] Unlocking, Rooting, ROM'ing, and FAQ

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound Development' started by MrSmith317, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. MrSmith317

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    Actually no. Unlocking with HTCDev.com isn't truly unlocking. All they do is supply the unlock key. Also unlocking doesn't void the warranty unless the defect was a direct effect of unlocking. You can root and then come back to stock by using an RUU(Rom Update Utility). These are the only way we have to update firmware without going full S-Off.
     
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    Thank you much for this detailed explanation, exactly what I was looking for! Super easy to read and follow :hail:
     
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    I have unlcoked my Rezound without any problems but for the life of me, I can't root it!! When I type the commands I get "error: cannot load". The guide is very straightforward so I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Any suggestions?
     
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    Are you still on Gingerbread or are you on an ICS leak?
     
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    Still on GB
     
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    So, I'm on the ICS Leak, but this whole guide should still work for me, right? And what someone mentioned about a nandroid backup guide too, is that for if my something went wrong installing a ROM? To get back to, for me, the ICS Leak? I plan on installing Newt's One XxX soon.
     
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    The nandroid will backup your phone exactly as it is. So when you restore it, its like you went right back to the point in time when you backed up the phone.

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    Ok. I'm unlocked, rooted and got a recovery installed. Now... in order to flash a custom ROM, I need to determine if I have "s-off" or "s-on". How do I make that determination? I still have stock GB atm.
     
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    So why couldn't nandroid be used as a way to get back to GB stock from leaked ICS
     
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    It can be if you're S-Off. The problem is that the firmware changes from GB to ICS. While you're unlocked and S-On you can only write the firmware via an HTC signed update file which only allows you to go forward, not backward.
     
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    With S-Off can't you install GB over ICS even without nandroid?

    And this guide still works for me on the ICS leaked OTA right?

    On top of that, I have some other questions. Does AmonRa do the same thing as nandroid? It is a recovery right? Do I need to root to install AmonRa? Or is it not something I really install, from your guide it looks like something I only run from my computer while the phone is connected.
     
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    Yes and yes and yes some more. lol

    Yes with S-Off you can overwrite ICS with GB. Yes the guide will work with leaked ICS. Yes, AmonRa writes nandroid backups. Yes AmonRa is a custom recovery. No you don't need to be rooted, just unlocked to write AmonRa. You can flash AmonRa with a PH98IMG.zip file but it's easier and more stable to flash it manually from a computer with fastboot.
     
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