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Unlock Bootloader from HTCDEV.COM (Updated)

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28th December 2011, 06:11 PM   |  #1  
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You can now unlock your rezound's bootloader at http://htcdev.com/.

Just follow the steps on htcdev.com, and at the last step you will have a factory reset. So, please make sure you do a backup before attempting this unlock trick. (Thanks to NilsP for pointing this out)

Bootloader unlock will grant perm root and possibility of flashing customized roms.

Note: S-on remains


BE AWARE:

bootloader unlock will VOID your rezound's WARRANTY, I am not responsible for any damage it may cause


[INSTRUCTIONS]:

[Prerequisites:]
HTC Sync (Windows Only)
HTC Super Tool
Enable USB Debug on Rezound
Use Charge Only mode when connected to PC
Exit HTC Sync on PC

[Steps:]
1. Go to HTCDEV website: http://www.htcdev.com/bootloader/
2. Click on "Begin Unlock Bootloader" (create a user if you don't have one)
3. Use HTC Super Tool in the [Prerequisites] to generate your token. (Or, alternatively, follow the instructions step 1 through step 10 on htcdev.com)
4. In step 10, when posting your token, make sure you remove the blanks preceding each line
5. After you receive your Unlock_code.bin in email, follow step 11.
6. Now your rezound should reboot and you have your bootloader unlocked.

Now you are unlocked. You can follow the following threads to obtain perm root, flash recovery, flash new kernel, and overclock.
[Guide] You are Unlocked. Now What?
[GUIDE] Super-noob guide to unlocking, rooting, and flashing Ziggys kernel

7. After unlocking your bootloader, use this one to get perm root:
One Click Perm Root (Thanks to NilsP)

8. Flash the recovery if you need.
[Recovery] Amon Ra style vigor
[Recovery]ClockworkMod Recovery 5.5.0.4

scrosler kindly provides a tool to flash the recovery or boot img.
You can find it here

9. Flash Deodexed ROMs:
Clean ROM 1.0 from scrosler
RezROM v1.0 Beta from lllboredlll

Questions about flashing ROMs:
Possibility of flashing ROMs (Thanks to scrosler)

To uninstall the bloatware, try ROM Toolbox
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28th December 2011, 06:19 PM   |  #2  
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WOW ... how exactly do you do this, and more importantly, can it be re-locked if you need to do a warranty exchange?
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28th December 2011, 06:23 PM   |  #3  
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yeah, it does not show up in the list. But you can just go and do it. The Vivid forum is saying the same happened to their model.
28th December 2011, 06:24 PM   |  #4  
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Dammit! I almost jumped out of my seat when I saw this post! Booo!!!
28th December 2011, 06:30 PM   |  #5  
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And it worked. I am now "UnLocked"

And factory reset. Forgot about that
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28th December 2011, 06:33 PM   |  #6  
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Sooo.....

What's the deal here? We got a free pass from HTCDev?

Now we have perm root and can flash roms from stock recovery?!?
28th December 2011, 06:38 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by NilsP

And it worked. I am now "UnLocked"

And factory reset. Forgot about that

So someone should be able to decompile the .bin it's passing to us and get us fully unlocked right..?? At least now we should be able to come up with some ROMS as is and full root...!!

---------- Post added at 12:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:36 PM ----------

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Sooo.....

What's the deal here? We got a free pass from HTCDev?

Now we have perm root and can flash roms from stock recovery?!?

Slow your roll....All we have is the ability to write to the system partition if I understand the "unlock" properly. S-ON still prevents rewriting the recovery partition. But perm root, yes.
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28th December 2011, 06:42 PM   |  #8  
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So someone should be able to decompile the .bin it's passing to us and get us fully unlocked right..?? At least now we should be able to come up with some 2nd init ROMS as is and full root...!!

---------- Post added at 12:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:36 PM ----------



Slow your roll....All we have is the ability to write to the system partition if I understand the "unlock" properly. S-ON still prevents rewriting the recovery partition. But perm root, yes.

I mean I admit I'm excited, but I didn't say anything about CWM or a new recovery. Notice I said flashing roms from stock recovery, which is what this unlock should allow, correct?
28th December 2011, 06:45 PM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by kidwolf908

I mean I admit I'm excited, but I didn't say anything about CWM or a new recovery. Notice I said flashing roms from stock recovery, which is what this unlock should allow, correct?

Touche..you caught me. I jumped the gun not you. Yes. We should be able to flash from stock recovery.

PS, thank nightwings for posting this!!!
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28th December 2011, 06:47 PM   |  #10  
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Touche..you caught me. I jumped the gun not you. Yes. We should be able to flash from stock recovery.

Shaweet.

I wonder if this is a fluke from HTCDev and if they will revoke it.

I hope not, this is like the flood gates opening for devs to start cooking roms

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