HTC Rezound users must be looking for Jelly Bean ROM. But let me tell you that right now no one has made a fully working ROM For HTC Rezound. There are lots of bugs in CM10 based ROM. I would suggest installing CM9 based ICS 4.0.4 ROM as its one of the best ROM for Rezound and is rock stable and features rich. Developers chat, dmeadows and mbobino has created this ROM for stablity and optimized it for Speed.
There is few issues but I would consider it minor.
- Bluetooth calling (Other person can’t hear you, loud static noise. Bluetooth media does work.)
- Signal works, but sometimes cuts out (enable, wait a second, then disable airplane mode to fix it).
- External SD card will show up as your internal SD, and the internal SD shows up as EMMC.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: Your HTC Rezound must be either S-OFF or S-ON with Bootloader unlocked.
Step 2: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 3: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 4: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, IceCream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 5: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM.If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 6: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 7: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Procedure to Install AmonRa Recovery:
(Skip this if you already have AmonaRa Recovery on your phone)
Step 1: First of all, rename AmonaRa-PH98IMG.zip to PH98IMG.zip.
Step 2: Next, place the file i.e. “PH98IMG.zip” to the root directory of your phone’s SD card.
Step 3: Now, reboot your phone so as to enter it in Bootloader Mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons together until the screen turns ON.
Step 4: As soon as your phone boots into Bootloader Mode, it will automatically detect “PH98IMG.zip” file and install it onto your phone.
Step 5: When the installation procedure has completed, your phone will automatically reboot.
Step 6: As the phone boots up, delete the “PH98IMG.zip” file from the SD card, otherwise your phone will keep flashing the ZIP file when your phone boots into HBOOT.
Procedure to Install CyanogenMod ROM on HTC Rezound with S-OFF:
Step 1: First of all, place the CyanogenMod 9 ROM and Google Apps package onto the Root Directory of your phone’s SD card.
Step 2: Now, reboot your phone so as to enter it in ClockworkMod Recovery. To do so, press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons together until the screen turns ON.
Step 3: Next, from the main recovery menu select “Recovery” to enter into AmonRa Recovery.
Step 4: You can create a Nandroid Backup of your existing ROM. To do so, select “Backup/Restore”.
Step 5: As soon as the backup process has completed, go back to the main recovery menu.
Step 6: Now, select “Wipe” and select “Yes” on the next screen that follows to confirm your action.
Step 7: Next, again from the main recovery menu select “flash zip from sdcard” and choose the CM9 ROM file you’ve placed on the SD card.
Step 8: As soon the installation process has completed, install the “Google Apps Package” in the same manner as you’ve flashed theROM.
Step 9: When the installation procedure has completed, select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.
Procedure to Install CyanogenMod ROM on HTC Rezound with S-ON:
Step 1: First of all, download the S-ON boot.img file (GrayTheWolf-CM9_Kernel-9-21-2012-PH98IMG.zip, md5sum: 5a223692ae51ec69110974f9f06ad73b) for S-ON HTC Rezound handsets.
Step 2: Next, rename the downloaded ZIP file to “PH98IMG.zip” file.
Step 3: Now, place the file i.e. the file you’ve downloaded and renamed to root directory of your phone’s SD card.
Step 4: Also place CM9 ROM and Google Apps Package file onto the root directory of your phone’s SD card.
Step 5: Now, reboot your phone so as to enter it in HBOOT. To do so, press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons together until the screen turns ON.
Step 6: Now, from the main recovery menu, select “Recovery” to enter into AmonRa Recovery.
Step 7: You can create a Nandroid Backup of your existing ROM. To do so, select “Backup/Restore”.
Step 8: Next, wipe the cache, data and system.
Step 9: Now, from the main recovery select “Flash ZIP from SD card” and select the “CM9 ROM” file.
Step 10: When the installation has completed, flash the Google Apps Package in the same manner as you’ve flashed theROM.
Step 11: As soon as the installation has completed, boot back into HBOOT.
Step 12: Now, from HBOOT, apply the PH98IMG.zip file.
(If you get a parsing error, extract boot.img from the ZIP file and flash it manually using fastboot.)
Step 13: Next, select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.
That’s it! You’ve successfully installed onto your HTC Rezound. Do share with us if you face any issues, we are here to help you always. Don’t forget to check out the Best Custom ROM for HTC Rezound list.