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  1. Jonamerica

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    (mod note - this is a temp root thread and perm root is now available - please see the Rezound: All Things Root sticky thread at the top of this forum)

    Hello Everybody!

    I wanted to create a root guide for the Rezound, similar to the one I put together for the HTC Droid Incredible.

    The Guide currently includes:
    1. How to root
    2. A list of apps can be safely frozen by Titanium Backup without causing stability issues.

    At this point rooting the HTC Rezound is very straight forward, but temporary. As things progress I'll be updating the Rezound Root Guide with the latest information on rooting, going S-Off, removing bloatware, custom ROMs, boot animations, and everything else. If you're familiar with my Incredible guide you'll know I like to keep everything clear, organized, and all in one place.

    The HTC Rezound Root Guide

    Enjoy!
     

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    Appreciate the thread. We need perm root asap for this phone. I'm sure that will come, but most phones have root method from a dev usually before they even hit the stores to be sold to customers. A bit bummed we don't even have a real working root yet, let alone s-off/bl unlock. Damn VZ for locking their stuff up so hard. This phone is easily unlocked everywhere BUT for VZ customers....
     
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    I feel fairly confident that it will be rooted with s-off eventually, and hopefully soon. I get the impression that the dev community is very interested in this phone.
     
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    i do know that a lot of the HTC Devs have just in the past few days gotten their ReZound son hopefully they'll start playing soon.
     
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    ^^^^^That's good news!
     
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    So what makes this root "temporary?" Will it stop being rooted at a reboot?
     
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    Yes
     
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    +1

    Seems like a "root" that goes away upon a reboot/restart is nice, but not that useful.

    I'm sure that full root will come. Must...be...patient!

    How long did it take DINC for root? IIRC it was not that quick...but well worth the wait.
     
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    I believe it was about 2 months from launch. I got my Incredble one day prelaunch (April 28 2010) and it seems like it was July or so. It definitely wasn't right away.
     
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    I was able to get most of my apps from my Thunderbolt by rooting and using TB. I wish my Wireless Tether would still work though. Keeps saying that it's an invalid Kernel.
     
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    Are you sure that you are rooted, I've been using wifi tether.
    I did get some weird errors like that at first. And after a reroot.

    My bad I should have Read the first part.
     
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    Check out my Rezound guide (top of page, or in sig) there is a link to a WT apk that is known to work on the Rezound. It was modified by ROM maker NilsP.
     
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    I too am very interested in finding a root. I just had to replace my Incredible with the Rezound after the 2.3.4 update seemed to destroy the phone. I need root to restore my applications. Anyone have any thoughts so i can get titanium backup running, at least to restore my apps and stuff?

    is it worth doing the temporary root to restore the apps?
     
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    If I root long enough to run adblock and modify my hosts file, will the changes stick past a reboot? Or will the hosts file be reverted on reboot? Thanks!
     
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    From what I've heard, others have used TiBu to restore apps via the temp root. So, you should be able to do it.
     
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    I haven't heard whether AdBlock works. Try it and report back your findings.
     
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    I rooted the Rezound, and brought over all apps via Titanium Backup. It worked. I wish it would've worked for my Wireless Tether. It claims that the Rezound doesn't have the right Kernels for that app. Everything else worked like a charm. Hell even the temporary root via the script file was easy as hell. I rooted the Thunderbolt via ADB and clicking the one script and letting it do all the work for you on the Rezound was great.
     
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    I also successfully rooted but wireless tether would not work. Same problem as above .
     
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    Once perma root is achieved. Can the Mac method also be posted? It sucks to have to go google searching for the method while everyone else gets a guide lol
     
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    Check my guide and try the wireless tether linked to on the site. Supposedly it's a version specifically for the rezound. I'd be interested to know whether it works.
     
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    I don't think a temp root method exists for mac yet. If there is one, or when one is created, I'll add it to the guide.
     
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    Excuse my ignorance, but what if I want to return the Rezound after rooting? . . . . If I get the Rezound, root it and restore all of my apps, I may decide I just can't live with the battery life. If I plan to return the phone, will a factory reset remove traces of "rooting" etc.?
    I have all of my apps and data backed up via TB and MyBackupPro . . . is there no way to restore the apps w/data, without rooting?
     
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    Wireless tether does work, with the Rezound.

    i should have mentioned that i dont select HTC Sync, i select disk drive.
    it works, it just sucks cause i have to reroot everytime i swap batteries, so i make sure that all my pc's have the root files on them.
     
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    Right now I am just wanting to root so that i can use wifi tether...i see some people saying temp root is pointless but would it be ok if all i want to do is tether right now?
     
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    Right now the root is temporary, so rebooting the phone makes it unrooted. So, no need to worry about unrooting if you need to return it.

    As far as I know, Titanium Backup needs root in order to fully backup application data. If you want to restore all of your data (like application settings, etc) you need root.
     
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