HTC posts Rezound Android 4.0 update availability, later removes it

June 20, 2012
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Earlier today, HTC officially announced via their website that the Rezound’s Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OTA update was available for installation. Oddly, Verizon Wireless was completely silent from their end. Normally, Verizon updates their support pages prior to an official update being pushed onto their devices.

For those that have been following the HTC Rezound leaks over the past 4 months (yes, the ICS leaks started that long ago), this update, Software Number: 3.14.605.10 710RD; Baseband Version:1.22.10.0421r, 1.22.10.0424r, is the exact same build from last weeks latest leak. If you’re already running that release, at this point, you’re as official as it gets.

Shortly after the installation instructions made their way onto the web, for whatever the reason, HTC removed the update information from their website. Thankfully, we were able to snag the entire contents of HTC’s installation instructions before they were removed. Remember folks, once something has been posted online, it’s pretty hard to completely, if ever, remove it.

HTC Rezound™ Software Upgrade Instructions | 06.20.2012

This software update (Software Number: 3.14.605.10 710RD; Baseband Version:1.22.10.0421r, 1.22.10.0424r) is now available for your HTC Rezound. It will update your device to the Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System (OS) and provide several enhancements, fixes and features, including:

Applications & Widgets

V CAST Media Manager has been updated to Backup Assistant Plus with an enhanced user experience.
Caller Name ID application has been updated and added to All Apps.
Time zone issues have been resolved within the Clock widget.

Device Features

Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
Cisco AnyConnect support has been added to improve VPN functionality.
Improved data connectivity for a better user experience.
Improve device stability minimizes the number of resets.
Improvements to Mobile Hotspot connectivity.

Email, Messaging & Web

Improvements to default mail application now displays all Yahoo! mail contents properly

Before you proceed, please confirm that this software upgrade to 3.14.605.10 710RD is a newer version than what is currently loaded on your device.  If it is the same version, there is no need to reload the software.  Navigate to the Home screen then tap Menu > Settings > About phone > Software Information and locate the Software number.

WARNING: During the upgrade process the device will reboot multiple times and show software upgrade screens.  Do not remove the battery as this will stop the update and your device may be rendered inoperable!

Getting Started

Before you proceed with the update, make sure you have done the following:
Your device is currently running Software number 2.01.605.11.
Set aside approximately 70 minutes to allow the device to update.
Connect the device to a charger.
Ensure the battery is charged to at least 30%.

Installation instructions

From the home screen, tap Menu

Tap Settings

Tap Software update

Tap Check new.

You will be notified that new software is available. Tap OK to start download.

Once the update is completed, tap OK to proceed with the software installation.

Installation will begin and device will reboot several times during the installation process.

Once the installation completes, device will start up on its own. When you unlock your device for the first time, you will see a similar screen to the one below.

Once the upgrading process has completed, you will be greeted with a pop up box. Tap OK to dismiss the notification.

You will be able to use your device. Congratulations, your device has now been updated to 3.14.605.10 710RD.

Important Information

If you choose the Install later option, you will have to set a date and time to  start the process. You can also manually install by going to Settings > About phone > System update

If the system update fails to install, you will get an error screen. However, this only means the software did not install properly. Remove and re-insert the battery and power the device back on. The device will power back on with original software and will prompt you once again to install the system update.

If your battery level is too low, the installation will not proceed. You will need to charge your device until it has enough battery power to continue.

If the device is in roaming condition, it will not able to initiate any software update connection including network initiated or user initiated session. The Check new option in Software update will be grayed out.

To identify your software information, you can go to Settings > About phone > Software information. After performing the update, it should show 3.14.605.5 710RD.

For more information on what’s new and different with this upgrade, click on this download link:  HTC Rezound to 3.14.605.5 710RD (Uploaded official PDF to MediaFire Mirror).

And there you have it. Once the official update from HTC is approved by both HTC and Verizon Wireless, follow the above steps to get Ice Cream Sandwich on your Rezound. We’re not saying wear out the check for updates button just yet, but after all is said and done, the official update has to be coming any day now. Keep your fingers crossed.

Comments

  • June

    I actually got a text message from VZW on June 15th which stated:

    Your phone will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0. At that time we will remove your Verizon Wireless Mobile IM app because it is not supported on Android 4.0. Please download a new instant messaging app to use IM on your phone.

    I have been checking for software updates and nothing yet! What a tease.