Monday, January 23, 2012

Install Android ICS AOSP To HTC Rezound

You want to install Android ICE Cream AOSP to HTC Rezound? This post is covering that. Albeit there are number of ICS ROMs available for HTC Rezound, but none of them with AOSP and most of the available ROMS are HTC Sense framework based ROM. We need faster than those ROMs.

Fortunately we have diligent people who think about it, and has brought to us Android ICE Cream ASOP ROM that can be ported to HTC Rezound. The work is based on the ICS HTC Evo 3D. And it is still in beta though, you can likely expect some issues. However the developer is currently updating which makes this Rom even better.
HTC Rezound Android ICS AOSP Install
So far the works is going well, with only a few things missing from being perfect. Anyway if you are asking me what are the things not working? Here is a list, check it out.

  • Texting
  • Camera
  • Bluetooth
  • Wifi
  • Phone
  • Data
Of course you are free to take this ICS AOSP ROM as a test, but don't be daily driver of yours, and don't forget to backup your existing ROM in recovery, well who knows you want to restore back to it. Below is a list of features you will get.

  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3
  • Based off of Joel9614's port for the Evo 3D
  • Full AOSP
  • CM9 Launcher
  • Face Unlock (I think)
  • Deodexed
  • Zipaligned
  • Rooted
  • Busybox
  • Amazing
Anyway before taking further into the series of instructions below, first off I would like to remind you, this flashing might brick your phone, once you failed flashing it, therefore proceed at your own risk, none will raise their hand up admitting responsible for the death of your pet, I mean your phone.

Things you need and need to do:

  1. You MUST Have HTCDEV Unlock
  2. The Prebuilt zip -- download link.
  3. Put the file you downloaded to SD card and flash.
Instructions to install Android ICS AOSP on HTC Rezound:

Step 1. Download the prebuilt kernel zip based on your current operating systems (Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux) and then unzip it.

Step 2. Launch Command Terminal or Prompt based on your OS.

Step 3. Take your device, and make reboot to HBOOT (Volume Down + Power when device is off)

Step 4. On HBOOT menu, choose Fastboot option (Don't know whether you are in HBOOT or not, look at your device and it has a banner with red-highlighter that says FASTBOOT or FASTBOOT USB)

Step 5. Connect your device to your PC.

Step 6.. If you get this words 'FASTBOOT USB' mentioned by red banner, then continue to this important phase.

Step 7. Type the following command on command prompt or terminal

cd *Path/to/your/downloaded/kernel/folder*
(For Windows) ./fastboot.exe flash boot boot.img
(For OSX and Linux) ./fastboot flash boot boot.img

Step 8. Reboot your device once it says done.

Step 9. Finish!

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