Despite the discontinuation of its core OS Windows Mobile, the HTC HD2 remains a popular smartphone due to its large screen and excellent feature list, as well as it’s great Android support. Continuing our series of Gingerbread ROMs based on the recently released AOSP code, we now bring you one for the HTC HD2. Continue after the break for the download link and installation instructions.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
This ROM is called MDJ Gingerbread v0.5 and is based on the Android 2.3.1 AOSP code for the Nexus One. At present, 3G, data, audio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Phone and 720p video playback are working, apart from the Android and Gingerbread interface. Support for camera, GPS, contact sync and auto backlight is in progress, along with a Google Apps port.
To install, download the ROM from the link given below as well as one of the data images that you want, extract the ROM’s contents and place the data image to the root of your SD card, open file explorer from Windows Mobile, browse to the Android folder on the SD card and run ‘CLRCAD.exe’ followed by ‘Haret.exe’. The first boot might take quite a while so be patient, and you’ll have Gingerbread running on your HD2. You might also want to flash an alternative kernel from the link given below.
For feature requests, bug reports and updates, contact the developer m-deejay at the ROM’s thread on XDA-Developers forums.
Download MDJ Gingerbread v0.5 for HTC HD2
Download 512MB Data Image
Download 1GB Data Image
Alternative Kernels from Hastarin