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    Does anyone know what the internal storage media consists of (physically)? My rezound decided to brick itself, and there are app files I'd like to salvage.
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    What's the actual issue? It won't turn on or stuck on a screen..
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    Are you sure it's actually bricked? Usually an RUU will bring it back if all else has failed.

    As far as saving your app/data files, you could probably do that with ADB from a computer. I don't know how because it won't show the root level from your computer, so you'd have to know directory names to push files to your computer with ADB.
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    The issue I'm facing is that it will only boot to the white HTC screen, and no further. I've tried the tricks that I know of, including pulling the battery, booting without the sim card, and/or the sd card. I can boot into recovery and toggle the different choices, but as soon as I select one it locks up solid.
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    Yeah, that's not a brick at all. Seems like for whatever reason your recovery got corrupted. Re-flash your recovery from fastboot, and then you should be able to restore a back-up. Re-flashing the recovery might even allow you to copy the app data files you want onto your SD card.

    Or you might get away with a dirty flash of whatever rom you are running (that should preserve your apps/data).

    If all else fails, an RUU should work (but you'll lose all the apps/data).
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    It's been a couple of years since I was heavy into flashing roms (og droid days) so my skills are rusty. I'm completely stock on my rezound. I launched into recovery (or hboot?) and none of the options except fastboot worked). It then went back to the white screen. My computer won't recognize the phone as a device, so I'm unsure what to try next.

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    OK, sounds like you are stock so probably never installed a recovery and don't have the tools you need on your computer...Actually there's a lot to do if you never unlocked your bootloader and it's going to get fairly complicated and time consuming (can't imagine your apps/data are worth the trouble). So my recommendation would be to get the HTC drivers and then run the RUU.exe (note: RUU will factory reset your phone).

    You can get the RUU here (I'd try the 2.02 version first): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1472606
    Not sure, but just to be safe I'd make sure you have HTC drivers on your computer (got to HTC website and download and install HTC Sync for Rezound).

    Also, if you can, be sure to attach your Rezound to the computer using the original, factory usb cable that came with the phone.
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    Thanks for the info. I'm not opposed to modding my rezound. I've moved on to the One M8 anyway, so I have nothing to lose. How likely will it be to gain s-off etc. given the current state of the phone?

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    Already possible with Firewater or via WeakSauce method.

    http://firewater-soff.com

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    It's actually pretty easy to unlock, then S-off may not be too much trouble (I did it over 2 years ago). But I think before you attempt any of that you will want to run the RUU and get the Rezound working right again.

    With some of the custom roms this phone is still really rock-solid.
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    I'm digging up this thread, but I can't seem to get my laptop to recognize the phone when I plug it in. I have HTC Sync installed and it won't recognize it. I've tried connecting it when it's off, when it locks up at the white screen, and when it's in recovery. Any suggestions?
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    Are you using the OEM usb cable? I had some issues if I wasn't using the OEM cable.
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    Yes.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
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    make sure you have USB debugging enabled...otherwise, uninstall and re-install HTC Sync...all I got
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    Yeah, I can't boot the phone to make any changes, but I'm sure it was enabled to begin with.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
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    You should still be able to boot into fastboot and then run an RUU exe.

    Otherwise, you said you can get into recovery. So put your SD into your computer and copy a rom to it, then put it into the Rezound and you should be able to flash the rom from Recovery.
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    Great idea. Thank you. Glad I bought a micro SD reader.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
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    I feel stupid, but how do I extract the .zip from the .exe?
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    There's no zip to extract from the .exe. There are a couple of versions of RUU out there, one is the .exe which probably the best for a true factory reset. But if the .exe doesn't work because your computer doesn't recognize the Rezound, then head over to XDA and download a custom rom OR you can find zip files of the RUU/OTA. But I'd say flashing a custom rom is your best bet.

    Here's a link that might help. Note if you aren't S-Off it says you need to re-lock your bootloader from Fastboot first (that could be why you aren't able to run the .exe). Also, this method is NOT a zip to flash in recovery, but one to that runs from Fastboot.
    [Exclusive Download] Full RUU Build 4.03.605.2 For The HTC Rezound
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