Unlock Bootloader from HTCDEV.COM (Updated)

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nightwings

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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 :eek:


[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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jdmba

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Umm

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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kidwolf908

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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?!?
 

MrSmith317

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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...!!

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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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kidwolf908

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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?
 

MrSmith317

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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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zwolf4444

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If I do this, does it mean that I won't be able to return my phone if I want to? (I'm still within the worry free guarantee)
 

MrSmith317

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Where do u create the backup?

I'm living on a yellow submarine

You need an app like Titanium backup(which requires root), there are others but Titanium does a pretty complete job.

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If I do this, does it mean that I won't be able to return my phone if I want to? (I'm still within the worry free guarantee)

If you read the warning on htcdev.com it says that unlocking your phone may void certain warranty conditions. Usually if you need to return it you just put your phone back to stock or smash it on the curb and take the $50 hit in insurance ;-)
 

Scott

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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 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.

That's not correct. You *CAN* flash a recovery partition and then flash ROM's.

I even wrote a tool for the Evo 3D that will flash recovery for you. I will port it over tonight... Next step... Find a recovery, lol
 

Tachi91

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I put my token and removed the extra space (left Side) and got the email... Is there anything i should save and uploade???

I got the " Unlock_code.nin " but the email says its only for this perticular device
 

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