rooting rezound

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by stemo, Jan 8, 2013.

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    I've rooted and rom'd a droid 1 and LG ally. I'm considering rooting my rezound and wanted some insight as to the benefits and the difficulty of rooting the rezound.
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    There are detailed instructions online, and if you follow them, it is not difficult. The easiest way is to just unlock then install a ROM that is already rooted.

    I am rooted, but I have not seen any massive benefits beyond getting rid of some bloat. You cannot reliably disable Sense (believe me I've tried). There are some apps here or there, but other than that, I have not seen a huge difference.

    The Rezound is not likely to get an official version of Jellybean...there might be JB ROMS available but they will never really be stable because there is no source to base it on. So if JB is the reason you want to root, I would not hold your breath.
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    JeffDenver is correct, it is not difficult but it is a bit more involved than Samsungs, LGs, or Motorolas... There are several good guides on doing it, our own Mr Smith has written an excellent one that is available in the Rezound Development discussion area.

    There are a handful of direct advantages to (stock) rooting that the effects can be significant and seen immediately, the first two that come to mind are the ability to use Wireless Tether (connect other devices like a laptop to your phone to access the Internet wirelessly via the 4G connection of the phone) and to get rid of HTClinkifyDispatcher.apk, which is the app that prevents certain links from opening in the correct/associated apps like YouTube links in the YouTube app, Play Store links in the Play Store app, some map addresses, media, and other stuff that is opened in the browser instead of the specific associated app. You can also just go to the Play Store and search for "root" and you will see all kind of apps that require root access, you may find some of them interesting.
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    Just read online that some tech is telling people that the Rezound will get JB mid 2013.
    Cant find the article to validate that but it was along my morning news. And since it was a tech, its not official.
    So eh.
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    Getting rid of the bloat was reason enough for me to root. Currently running a JB rom, very stable, very freaking fast, and very freaking awesome.
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    I really need to try one of those JB ROM's... but in the bloat side, I really don't think that is much of an issue anymore with ICS, since you can disable almost everything except Visual Voicemail.
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    Oh ya, I forgot they gave the freeze option in ics, I rooted back in gb land when bloat was running wild.
    Try neo's mean horsey face rom, you won't be disappointed. That is unless you use blue tooth calling.
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    Yeah, BlueTooth is the killer for me... I have been watching the Linaro JB ROM, hoping it will get BT working but until it is guess I am stuck with my ice cream... :/
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    This is why I have not tried a JB ROM yet:

    All the JB ROMs I have seen have issues like this.
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    This is why I'm still on JB

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    Which JB ROM is that? Do you have a link?

    Does everything work on it? (Camera, Bluetooth, ect)

    I'm not being sarcastic...I'd genuinely love to upgrade to a JB ROM.
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    So basically, the reason I am not going to a JB ROM is because none of them will let you record video. That also means you cannot Skype or use GTalk video.

    Also, no bluetooth calling, though that is a lesser concern for me.

    No Video is a critical bug. I can't go to JB until that is fixed, if ever.
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    Just tried out video recording, recorded fine but playback was extremely choppy or just didn't work at all. Hopefully these issues do get fixed in there near future. From what I've read today it sounds like there will be some new releases this week. I'll keep you posted if they fix the deal breakers like video, blue tooth etc. Fortunately for me all the things that are broke are things that I don't use.
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    I just set up a Galaxy nexus for a friend of mine...man, that phone is sweeet with JB. Vanilla Android is SUCH a breath of fresh air after having been condemned to a Sense prison for a year or more now.

    I was tempted to swap to it until I remembered it has no SD slot, and a much ****tier camera than the rezound. But the display is actually quite nice, and it is much smoother than I remember. Too bad it has those critical flaws. it is an awesome phone, easily as smooth as the galaxy S3.
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    If they can fix the video issue I will install it. But the Camera is one of the main reasons I still have this phone...if I can't fully use it, I might as well ditch this and go to a Nexus.
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    I rooted my rezound mainly for hotspot. I this love this damn phone. Call quality, camera and love tethering! Of course battery is terrible but have 2 extended batteries on this beautiful phone! Root root! I did like the nexus as well but camera not as great like my rezound!
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    And another reason to root. Titanium Back Up will save from u all the headache!
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    What rom you running?
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