Guide: How to flash Ice Cream Sandwich to the HTC Rezound

Hungry for a portion of Ice Cream Sandwich? Aren’t we all? Well they do say good things come to those who wait, but better things come to those who make it happen! The team over at Android Police got their hands on a freshly leaked, stable build of Android 4.0 with Sense 3.6 and it’s available right now. We must point out that this is not a final build, however early feedback has been positive so far. If you’re in possession of a Rezound then we suggest you strap yourself in while we talk you through the process.


HTC Rezound 4.0.3 ICS stock (note – will break root)Download Link
HTZ Rezound 4.0.3 ICS Rooted version – Download Link

  • Download the appropriate file and rename it to “PH98IMG.zip” (remove quotes)
  • Place the renamed file onto the root of the SD Card
  • Turn off the phone
  • Reboot into the bootloader by holding the Volume Down + Power buttons together
  • Sit back and watch as your phone updates
  • The device will reboot and you’ll be sporting some Ice Cream Sandwich
Check out the full changelog below and let us know your thoughts on the build in the comments. Happy flashing!
Features / Enhancements
  • Android 4.0.3 ICS
  • CMAS support added
  • IPv6 over eHRPD support
  • UI updated to Sense 3.6
  • Caller name ID application added
  • VMM/BUA plus updated
  • New storage UI (in settings menu)
Issues Resolved
  • Changing pin causes EULA to be displayed
  • Incorrect time displayed in Phoenix, AZ
  • EAS message – “Client/Server Conversion Error”
  • EAS message – “Exchange policies have changed”
  • EAS message – “Certificate Error”
  • Home screen view blocked with black bar
  • Hotspot data stalls
  • Removed power mode settings
  • Group messages not showing originating MDN
  • Call button not disabled when using voice commands
  • People widget displaying multiple birthdays
  • Verizon Location Agent removed – impacting battery life
  • SSO authentication fails for VCAST tones
  • “to” field deleted when device is rotated
  • Google Talk app formatting

source : Android Police


About the Author: Chris Stewart

Originally from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, I'm now living in the UK's second city, Birmingham. I've had a passion for gadgets from a very young age, it all started with my Commodore 64 at the tender age of 2 years old. I purchased my first mobile phone aged 17 and it was from there the obsession began. Having now gone through 33 phones in 13 years it's safe to say my passion for phones is alive and well! My current phone is the Galaxy Nexus as I'm a big fan of the pure Android experience. I've been working in the Banking industry for the past 10 years and I'm currently working in Human Resources for one of the World's largest Retail Banks. I spend my spare time with my wonderful wife and young family and when I'm not fiddling with phones and tablets I can be found playing football (soccer for you guys in the States!), watching Mixed Martial Arts, tinkering with cars or listening to music.


  • Au0614

    What does the IPv6 and cmos changes do?

  • Zerolimitz117

    rooted link is broken!!!

  • Zerolimitz117

    rooted link is broken!!!

  • Deep0510

    do i have to unzip first before i copy it into my sd card?