If you happen to have an HTC Rezound 4G for your mobile weapon of choice and are closely following the news about the Ice Cream Sandwich plans for the handset, then you most probably have heard of reports that came out last week that Verizon is about to complete the testing phase for the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handset by May 7 which was a couple of days ago. In addition to that, there are also rumors that the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Rezound 4G will get rolled out by May 9.
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Sad to say, there are still no details about the supposed ICS update for the HTC Rezound 4G coming up on the official support site of the wireless provider but we are still keeping our eyes peeled on any development regarding that. Before the official ICS update lands on the handset, we see another leaked ICS build for the HTC Rezound 4G surface yet again. If you happen to always tinker with your handset and flashing leaked ICS ROMs onto your device, then you are probably aware that there are already a couple of ICS builds for the handset that surfaced in the past but this latest leak has a version of 3.14.605.5 while its build date puts it at April 28.
This most recent leaked ICs build for the HTC Rezound 4G brings a couple of improvements (and several drawbacks as well) to the handset. The most notable among the goodies that the leaked ICS build brings along with it are the updated radios. In addition to that, the update also separates the lock screen shortcut settings from the launcher bar shortcuts. Also, the 3G / 4G icon will also get displayed before a user enters the decryption password and the timer value of its IPv6 solicitation will also get changed.
As for the drawback that this particular ICS build, the HTC Rezound 4G’s hidden menu which can be accessed by dialing *#*#4636#*#* that lets you use the handset on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks has been removed. So if you happen to occasionally use your HTC Rezound 4G on the said carriers, you are well advised to leave this leaked ICS build alone for that matter. Should you still be interested in trying it out, you need to have S-OFF and a stock ROM running on your HTC Rezound 4G for that matter.
For the uninformed, the HTC Rezound 4G is powered by a QualComm MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset that gives the handset a dual-core Scorpion processor running at 1.5 GHz and a full gigabyte of RAM under the hood. The internal storage of the handset is pegged at 16GB but this is still expandable to as much as 32GB and Verizon has included a 16GB media card in the retail package of the handset for memory expansion purposes. The display of the HTC Rezound 4G on the other hand is a 4.3-inch SuperLCD panel with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels while its camera department equips the handset with a main 8MP shooter at its back panel and a 2MP webcam at its front panel. Buy the HTC Rezound starting at $99