How To: Install Android 2.2 Froyo On HTC HD2

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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:  HD2_andr

**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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  • Daniel

    How about replacing the zimage file?

  • Brandy

    Hi, I would love to download Android on my HTC HD2, but unfortunately not as computer savvy as I would like. Some of this stuff is kind of in one ear and out the other. Are there simpler instructions somewhere? Like how exactly to complete step 2? Thanks, Brandy.

    • Geoff

      I would also like someone to dumb this down for me. I understand most of it but not all of it. Any help would be great! Thanks in advance!

  • Martin

    is there danish with these room’s?

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  • xxx

    can you reverse back to windows mobile after you have done this?

  • Steve

    I’ve been using this since last night, and I’ll admit it has a lot of glitches and I’ve reformatted my card like 34233423 times, but The froyo build is pretty decent and I’ve been getting pretty good use out of it other than having to reinstall it for what I think is the 4th time now lol. It will eventually get better, and a huge thanks to the guys that worked on this. I’m really grateful.

  • kajal

    if i install android 2.2 on htc hd2 ,the windows os will remove ?

    • danny

      no, just turn off the phone

      • William

        Hi there, sorry if I have not asked question the right way.

        Got Android copied into a separate SD card and ran the first time at HD2. Things went seemingly OK except internet not connected via data plan. After a few trials, no luck and I powered off.

        Rebooted into WM6 and tap on both exe files again, the few tiny lines on left top corner appeared like the first time, but it hanged with a huge green “hTC” in the middle and that’s it…

        Please advise if there is a way how to resolve this. Many thanks.

  • Ken

    Hi,

    all seems ok, except the RF GSM/3G signal is all over the place. I am not far from the phone tower, but sometimes, signal shows 109dbm, then later 80dbm. (nothing to full scale). Anyone else having problems with this?

  • Josh

    This is a good primer to show how Android can be run on the HD2, but does not set users up for daily Android use on their devices. The following article, however, will: http://goo.gl/BnWs.

  • ISIS

    once u download android, will u be able to still have windows os?

  • erik

    how can i get my contacts from my sim card imported or displayed when using the android

  • miji

    hey,i try like what you said,like put HaRet.exe to root,the android works fine,but its only last for a few minutes,and the phone reboot again by itself,but the second reboot takes longer times,and only the android logo appear…i used 2GB memory card,is that makes the problems?

  • davis236

    what do i need to do first if i have a standard hd2 without any attachments

  • Ashley

    Everything works perfectly except phone calls don’t work at all. How do I fix this problem???

  • RF

    Recently I installed android on my htc hd2. It’s working but so many issues are missing. Now, I want to flash it all over again but I cannot connect my device into the computer. Nothing I can do this time. Please help how I can connect my device into the PC. Help me pleaaase. Thanks.

  • John

    My music, runs faster and sounds like the chipmunks are covering the track and my calls cound garggled and very distorted. How can I fix that?

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  • hakeem

    hello… i do all steps and my phone just black screen and white test ..not running what the problem plzzzz

  • hakeem

    sorry Screen black and white book …can hellp me

  • hakeem

    and my phone is htc hd2

  • CHARLY

    ANDROID WORK GREAT ON HD2 , BUT ONLY ON WIFI , IT DONT ACCEPT GPRS /3 G /HEDGE

    ANY BODY COULD HELP ME ?