Question about installing the newest ICS leak

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by hoboX10, May 10, 2012.

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    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?
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    No, you should be able to root it just like before. You do not need S-Off to root.
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    So there's no problems with rooting on the leaked update? And is rooting all I need to install a custom rom? What about unlocking it with the HTC unlocked/some other method? What is the difference between unlocking and rooting?

    Sorry for the flurry of questions.
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    I do not know anyone who has actually rooted it. But this is a stock ROM...so you should be able to root it like a normal stock ROM.

    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.
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    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.
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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.
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    Why do you have to flash a custom recovery to install a rom? What does the recovery actually do, for both me and what is it technically doing to the phone?
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    I'm on stock GB,can I ruu to the latest leak? I'm not rooted,unlocked or s-off

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    From what I've gathered yes you can, in fact you need to have that stuff to install it. The phone sees it as an official update I think.