How to Flash Custom Recovery On HTC Rezound, Vigor


For one reason or another, you might want to flash custom recovery on your HTC rezound also known as vigor. While you may have red a lot of tutorials and tried a lot of methods, but here, within this page; I present you the simplest method of flashing custom recovery on your HTC rezound that is also known as vigor.

Please note that this method works only on HTC vigor, rezound that has S-off. If your HTC rezound is not already S-Off, you may use HTCDev to unlock your bootloader.


What is S-off?


S-off which is also known as secu-off or security-off (some call it security flag) is a term common with HTC android devices and it is a kind of security put in place to checking and preventing any unsigned .img files (radio.img, recovery.img, etc.) or zips from being flashed on android HTC devices.

Meanwhile, this security is active if your device is S-On and on the other hand, S-off means "Security-off" and this gives you the opportunity to flash any.img files or zips on the phone.

What Is Custom Recovery?


Unlike the Stock recovery, custom recovery opens the world of freedom and personalisation to you, as an android device user.
With custom recovery installed on your android device, you can backup and restore your entire phone content, flash new ROMs, upgrade and downgrade your phone at will, flash tweaks and more.

Detailed info about Custom Recovery and Stock Recovery here.

How to Flash Custom Recovery On your HTC Rezound, vigor


This process updates your HTC Rezound, vigor with the latest CWM recovery which replaces your stock recovery or whichever recovery.img you already have.

1- Download the file named PH98IMG.zip in the table below this page.

2- Copy the file to the root of your SD Card i.e don't copy it under any folder in the SD Card. And make sure it is named PH98IMG.zip

3- Disable fastboot mode on the phone by going to Menu - Settings - Power - Fastboot.

4- Put off your phone or remove the battery and re-insert the battery again.

5- Boot the phone to hboot by pressing the Power + the Volume Down buttons together for some seconds until the phone boots to hboot.

6- Wait few seconds for the phone to detect and scan the PH98IMG.zip file on your SD Card. If the phone prompts that; "Do you want to start the update?" press the volume Up button to start the update.

7- Wait few seconds for the update to complete and reboot your HTC Rezound, vigor.


Congratulations! Now, you can install any custom ROM, upgrade or downgrade your HTC Rezound, vigor and do lots more!

PH98IMG.zip File Download Links
Drop box Link PH98IMG.zip
Mediafire LinkPH98IMG.zip
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In case the PH98IMG.zip file does not work for your HTC Rezound, Vigor, kindly use the Contact Us gadget up by the sidebar to send me your HTC Rezound CIDnum and I shall send you the specific file for your phone.



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