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How to Install Android Froyo on HTC HD2

HTC-HD2-Running-Android-with-HTC-Sense

In this guide i will show you step by step how to install and Android Froyo(2.2) on HTC HD2 Phone.  Although it sounds like a dream but credit goes to XDA Developers who made it possible. Currently you will find different builds of Android available on internet but i have choosen to do it with “mattcfroyosense1.7”.

IMPORTANT!!!!!

1-    THE PROCEDURE I AM GOING TO WRITE NOW IS ALL AT YOUR OWN RISK. I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF IT GETS FAILED!!!!!
2-    Make sure that you have taken a complete backup of your mobile phone.
3-    Make sure you have completely charged your mobile phone

Here is the step by step guide on installing Android on HTC HD 2

1-   Download and Install HSPL3

  • Go to [Link] to download HSPL3.
  • During the procedure your phone interface will look like this.
  • Run “Active Sync” or “Windows Mobile Device Center” and do make sure its running.
  •  Run HSPL3 which will unlock the phone to run cooked Roms.
  • Pres “Yes” to continue the installation procedure.
  • It will prompt “If you want to install “2.08 or 2.08HSPL”.
  • Choose “2.08HSPL” and Press “Next” button.
  • At the end it will prompt that “Your phone is now unlocked”.

2-   Download and Install Radio(Version RADIO_2_14_50_04)

  • Go to [Link] and download RADIO_2_14_50_04.
  • Downloaded folder must have both “CustomRUU” and “RUU_signed.nbh” files.
  • Connect your phone with PC by running “Active Sync” or “Windows Mobile Device Center”.
  • Run the radio file “CustomRUU”.
  • Select “I understand…” and Click Next.
  • It will take almost 10minutes to complete the process.
3-   Download and Install ROM
  • Go to [Link] and download ROM.
  • Connect your phone with PC by running “Active Sync” or “Windows Mobile Device Center”.
  • Run the CustomRUU to install the Rom.
  • You will observe almost same procedure like you saw in Step 2.
4-   Do a soft reset from the back of your phone by pressing the red button located next to battery(as shown in the picture) and release after the phone vibrates.
5-   Download and Install Android(MattcFroyoSense1.7)
  • Go to [Link] and download Android Software.
  • Unzip the downloaded Android folder to PC Desktop.
  • Connect your phone with PC by running “Active Sync” or “Windows Mobile Device Center”.
  • Click on Computer “start” button and open “My Computer” where you should see your phone connected.
  • You should see two Memory drives, One is the “Phone Memory” and other is the “SD Card Memory”.
  • “Copy” the “Android” folder from “PC Desktop” and “Paste” it to the root of “SD Card Memory”.
  • On your Phone open “Task Manager” and stop all programs running.
  • On your Phone Open “File Explorer” and go to “/sd card/ANDROID” folder.
  • Click “CLRCAD” file(It will not return any message).
  • Click “HARET” file and after that it will take 5 to 10 min to run and boot the android build for the first time.
6-   IF YOU TRY TO BOOT ANDROID AND IT TAKES MORE THAN 20 MIN, TRY TO REFORMAT THE SD CARD TO FAT32 AND 64KB AND DON’T FORGET TO BACK UP THE SD CARD FIRST SO THAT YOU DON’T LOSE ANY DATA.
DON’T FORGET TO GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFULLY ABLE TO INSTALL ANDROID ON HTC HD2 🙂

Update_20July2011

Enable Dual Boot Option# This option will allow you to choose between booting into Windows or Android on start up rather than going to WM automatically. In order to make it more easy, you can even specify autoboot as Android if you wish.
Keep your Android forlder in SD Card
Download cab file[Link] and install it in phone memory rather than in SD Card.

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  • salman hakkani

    thanks for sharing this

    in case of failure how can i get back to windows ???

    • Asif Bokhari

      Basically installation was carried out on Android SD Card, so it will not touch anything to the system’s hardware. If that fails just soft reset HD2 is back on Windows Mobile as mentioned in the post.

  • salmanhakkani

    ok
    thanks

    • Asif Bokhari

      You mean it has been successfully installed

      • salman hakkani

        No

        i will install it

  • salman hakkani

    my phone have radio version 2.15.50.14 & ROM version is 3.14.531.1 (last updated 29/09/2010) so do i need to follow first three steps or directly install android ???

    • Asif Bokhari

      Skip Step 2(How to download and install Radio) and perform remaining steps

  • salman hakkani

    ok

    but i cant find the active sync & windows mobile device center

    • Asif Bokhari

      Kindly go to “http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=15” and download and install Active Sync

  • salman hakkani

    i have windows 7 & active only works for windows xp

    • Asif Bokhari

      Download and install this for doing same in windows7 “http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp6/sync/installing-wmdc.aspx”

  • salman hakkani

    i have windows 7 & activesync only works for windows xp

  • salman hakkani

    cant install active sync
    windows not genuine error

  • salman hakkani

    i have installed windows mobile center
    but its not recognized my phone

  • salman hakkani

    i have installed it
    but call & wifi option is not working

  • salman hakkani

    wifi is working

    only call option is not working

    please help

    • Asif Bokhari

      kindly tel me some more detail about call malfunctioning. What error is coming on it.

      • Asif Bokhari

        you need to tell me the exact status then i can help you out.

  • salman hakkani

    sound is not working call, games sound , radio ,songs .

    and i restart the phone so now its again in windows mode
    🙁

    • Asif Bokhari

      dude just no problem at least u can go back to WM. Anyway we will not leave it like this. Try to Install it again by following all steps including Step2

    • Asif Bokhari

      Also do let me know if you receive any particular error

  • salman hakkani

    first i need to install active sycn or mobile media center
    then i can follow all steps

    • Asif Bokhari

      Yes offcourse you must install it first otherwise you can’t follow the steps
      Go to “http://handheld.softpedia.com/get/Developer-Tools/Conduits/Windows-Mobile-Device-Center-39463.shtml” to download WMDC without any “Genuine” error and follow all the steps including step2.

    • Asif Bokhari

      Have to tried it?

  • salman hakkani

    i am trying it now

  • salman hakkani

    step 1 & 2 download links are not available

    • Asif Bokhari

      I have updated the link so you can download both of them now

  • salman hakkani

    as you know previously i installed andriod but there was a problem in sound & it back to windows so now i am again installing it . but how can i remove previous one or will it be override ??//

    • Asif Bokhari

      Yo can delete previous by formatting SD card

  • salman hakkani

    i have downloaded Leo_RADIO_2.15.50.14**: MultiUpload
    from your given link

  • salman hakkani

    are you there???

  • salman hakkani

    i have done all steps
    again the same sound problem
    & when i restart its again in windows mode

    • Asif Bokhari

      On restart it goes back to window is no problem. However need to check the sound problem

      • Asif Bokhari

        Can u make call other than sound problem

  • salman hakkani

    no i cant make the call

    • Asif Bokhari

      Can you please list down all the issues so that i can give u brief reply.

  • salman hakkani

    there are mainly two issues

    call issues
    if i make call or receive call i cant listen voice

    2nd issue is when i restart its back to windows

    otherwise
    wifi , bluetooth camera sms etc all works good

    • Asif Bokhari

      Tell me have you run “CLRCAD” file before “HARET

    • Asif Bokhari

      Try this in order to resolve sound problem.

      In Windows Phone before clicking on ClrCad & Haret files disable following 2 options.
      Go to Start Menu—> Setting—>Sound&Notifications—–> Disable last 2 options [Screen Tap and Hardware button].
      Once you done that Now Click on Clrcad and then Haret

  • salman hakkani

    i have checked
    its all ready disable

    • Asif Bokhari

      can you please reconfirm your radio version & ROM version

    • Asif Bokhari

      Please find the update at the end of post to resolve “Automatically go to WM after restart” issue

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