[HOW TO] Unlock Rezound's Bootloader [HTCdev.com]

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound Development' started by macpro88, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Alphaman

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    Done! This process wasn't as bad as I thought. My hardest thing was getting the device to sync to my laptop. I kept installing and uninstalling HTC sync and using different sync cables and finally found a combination that worked! That took 2 hours to get the sync to work but the unlocking was an hour tops with the reading and re-reading and copying files, etc...
     
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    Man, what a pain lol the little things are so annoying sometimes aren't they? lol and no problem, glad to help.
     
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    Thanks for the informative post, I just picked up the Rezound yesterday (returned my Nexus due to several reasons) and would like to get rid of all/most of the VZW bloatware if possible. My question is, how do future software upgrades work on a rooted/unlocked phone? The most obvious example being when HTC releases their ICS update, will I need to reload the original factory settings and relock my phone at that point? Thanks!
     
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    You will need to FREEZE bloat, NOT DELETE. That way when an OTA is out, you can unfreeze, take the OTA and then reroot/reunlock whatever you will need to do and the re-freeze. Never ever never ever delete system files from the stock ROM.
     
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    Ah OK, good to know, thanks! Excuse my ignorance, but other than freezing bloatware, what other benefits are there to rooting for a non-programmer like myself? I know there are some tether programs that require a phone to be rooted, but what other stuff would it open up?
     
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    also non-programmer guy here. for now i just unlocked and rooted to freeze all the bloatware. i also now cna use ADFree, which pretty much blocks ads coming from any free app. like say Craigslist. before root and Adfree I always had ads on the bottom. now nothing. the other thing is SetCPU. let's you have some control of your processor speed in various situations, which can save battery life.

    besides that and tether to me the advantage is being able to install custom ROMs down the road. everytime you install a new ROM i understand it's like a factory reset, as essentially you are installing a new custom OS. restoring all my programs and the such is not so hard with all the programs out now but nevertheless it is annoying enough that i don't want to do it often - so i am going to wait until some really good ROMS come out. another benefit is that someone will probably create an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the rezound far before HTC releases an OTA one. and a community ICS ROM wilil likely be without Sense and bloat on it.

    so for now, to me its for freezing bloat, blocking ads, using a couple proggies but really waiting for a month or two for some killer ROMS to come out.
     
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    Ah I see, I'll have to get on that then, thanks for the info!
     
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    First off, a big Thank You and Kudos to all those dedicated Admins and major Contributors to the DroidForums! You guys rock!

    Was about to start the unlocking process for the Rezound but immediately stopped at the HTC waiver dialog box: "....unlocking the bootloader will delete all personal data from your device including applications, text messages and personalized settings."

    View attachment 45548

    I have backup the Rezound by using "CleanTOOL 2.1.1" (provides temp root), Titanium Backup (sync'ed with droppbox) and SuperUser. But the above statement "...delete all personal data..." come on really?
     
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    Yeah I don't know the real reason behind that but I'm guessing its needed to finish the unlock process otherwise it would not do it.... All well, what can we do...

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk
     
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    I went through the entire process step by step, and when I reboot and go back to the screen that is listed above, mine still says "Locked" I just got this phone today. This isn't my first time doing this but the only time I have went back and looked and bam, still locked.
     
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    If you went through this step by step and followed along with the HTC Dev site as well you should be unlocked.

    Did you get your unlocked token file emailed to you? And are using the proper command in fastboot (with phone in fastboot mode as well, not bootloader)?
     
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    Yep got all that, followed the step by step, it took me to the screen where I have to agree to the terms and this voids my warranty etc, had to choose yes and hit power, the phone rebooted. So I was like cool I will go ahead and try and root, it didn't do anything I noticed SU was no where to be found on the phones program list's so I was like well that is strange so I loaded TI backup since I have purchased it before, The root auth fails. So I jumped back to the beginning and rebooted went into fast boot and where the guy above says "unlocked" mine says Locked still.

    Not really sure if I missed something or what happened but step by step my phone looked like the pics and directions in the post.
     
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