Install Android 2.2 Froyo On HTC HD2

The wait is finally over for HTC HD2 owners looking for instructions to port Android 2.2 Froyo on their handsets. The detailed step by step procedure to install Android 2.2 Froyo on HTC HD 2 is out with major credit going to HD GEEK at XDA Forums.

Update: Android 2.3 Gingerbread for HTC HD2 is out. GingerHD ROM can now install Gingerbread on your HD2 device, check it out here.

Before you start with this guide, please make sure that you have ample hands on rooting experience. Here is the step by step guide to install Android on HTC HD2: 

**WARNING** ANDROID ON HD2 IS STILL AT EARLY STAGES NO 1 CAN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED TO YOUR DEVICE ***

THE BUILDS

From what i have found there are at the moment 3 main builds that are running well –
HTC SENSE (DESIRE ROM)
FROYO BUILD BY dan1j3l
Froyo 2.2 Android Build by Parad0XUA
all these can be found at http://gamesquare.co.uk allways keep a close eye on this site as new builds come out fairly frequent as development is quick.
HOW 2
STEP 1
Download a build of your choice
htc sense desire build
or froyo build
STEP 2
prepare your device
windows rom – windows rom has been linked with issues within the android builds so for the first time im going to compile a list of working roms here that have no issues within android
i have been using ChuckyROM GTX + CHT 1.8.5 – 23128 from the start of android development and have yet to have an issue below is a list of other roms and links that are working well with android :-
ChuckyROM GTX + CHT 1.8.5 – 23128 ~ 2.10.1
¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.- Energy -.¸¸.·´¯ |Jul 21| 21911||23121 * Sense 2016
*** PLEASE LEAVE LINKS AND INFORM ME OF ANY ROMS YOU HAVE TRIED AND HAD NO ISSSUES ***
FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO FLASH A ROM PLEASE GO TO FLASHING GUIDE.
THE RADIO
RADIO IS SIMPLE USE ONLY RADIO FROM 2.08 ~ 2.12 DONT USE A RADIO LOWER THAN 2.08 AS IT WILL NOT BOOT I CAN NOT SAY WHICH IS THE BEST RADIO AS IT IS DIFFRENT IN DIFFRENT AREAS THE BEST THING WOULD BE TO TEST DIFFRENT RADIOS WITH ANDROID I HAVE TESTED 2.12 AND HAD NO ISSUES.
FOR REF USE RADIO THREAD
HSPL
You must have hspl 2 or 3 for android to run well please use HSPL GUIDE
STEP 3
memory card
all though not nessecery re-formating your memory card is a must – i had problems with android builds in the past but re-formating memory crad solved nearly all crashes and and slow downs.
RE-FORMAT TO FAT32

STEP 4

COPYING ANDROID ACROSS
SENSE BUILD – copy all files to the ROOT of your memory card not a subfolder i.e haret boot loader should be in E:/HaRet.exe not E:/android/HaRet.exe
FROYO BUILD – Copy all files to a folder called android on the root of your memory card i.e haret boot loader should be in E:/android/HaRet.exe
STEP 5
BOOTING ANDROID
easyiest way to boot is to boot windows then go to a file explorer and run CLRCAD.EXE then run HaRet.exe ALWAYS REMEMBER RUN CLRCAD.EXE FIRST AS THIS GIVES ANDROID SOUND DONT WORRY IF IT DOES NOTHING ITS NOT SUPPOSED TO
YOU MUST BOOT ANDROID THIS WAY WITHIN 30 SECOUNDS OF WINDWOS BOOTING OTHERWISE ANDROID WILL RUN IN TURBO MODE AND BE VERY UNSTABLE.
DUEL-BOOT PROGRAMS –
GEN.Y DUEL BOOT – QUOTE FROM NRG –
Hi All,
I changed the dual boot cab from yozgatg.
It now puts clrcad.exe to the startup folder so if you boot android you’ll have sound. I also put the skin in from sk8inmonk.
So credits for yozgatg and sk8inmonk.
Only boots android directly from the root of the storage card!
This has an autoboot option in 10 seconds or in 3 seconds.
LINK
jmz Android Dual-Boot for HD2 v4 — 19JUL10
LINK TO THREAD

***IMPORTANT THINGS WHEN BOOTING ANDROID***
POWER MANAGMENT IS A BIG ISSUE AT THE MOMENT BUT I HAVE FOUND THAT LEAVING PLUGED IN ON CHARGE WHILE BOOTING ANDROID WILL CHARGE THE PHONE BUT THE LED WILL STAY PERMENANTLY ON!

Disclaimer: Please use this procedure at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible in case you end up with a bricked device or any other damage.

Image Credit: Pocket Now

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