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Install Gingerbread based Typhoon CyanogenMod 7 ROM on HTC HD2

HTCHD2-CyanogenCyanogenMod 7 has been making its way to a lot of smartphones out there and while the Cyanogen team supports a vast variety of phone officially, there are unsupported devices out there with no official build, specially like the HTC HD2 that shipped with Windows Mobile 6.5. We bring to you a detailed step by step tutorial on how to do a total conversion of an Windows Mobile Based HTC HD2 to an Android based device running CyanogenMod7, the current favorite ROM of all advanced Android users out there.

Here are some screenshots for CyanodenMod 7 powering the HTC HD2:

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XDA-Developers forum member tyween has brought this port to us with the following features:

  • No Custom apps, all apps included that come stock with CM7
  • 3G / Data
  • Audio
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS (diem fix) (/system/etc/gps.conf configured for US)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Phone
  • Camera (5MP)
  • Volume Up/Down rocker camera control
  • Camcorder (800×480)
  • 720P video playback
  • Hosts file to stop most web ads.
  • USB File Transfer
  • ADW Launcher (CM7 Stock)
  • Native WIFI Tethering with or android-wifi-tether
  • Wired Tethering with android-wired-tether
  • LED Notification
  • A2SD+
  • IEEE 802.1x/EAP authentication
  • Adjustable CPU voltage via /system/etc/init.d/98cpu_voltage This can help overclocking stability and battery usage.

Since the port is still undergoing development and troubleshooting, below are some of the issues you can expect:

  • High battery drain in bluetooth standby (60mAh)
  • Auto backlight does work but custom auto backlight levels do not due to conflict with LED notifications in the library.
  • Blurry MMS: Set UserAgent to “NexusOne” in messaging.
  • MMS Max Size: This can be adjusted if you use handcent messaging, not within the stock messaging app.
  • Robotic voice with audible touch tones. Enable audible touch tones and then make a call, turn on speaker phone, then turn it off. Make another call and it should be fine. Reboot to save changes.

Here’s how to get this ROM up and running on your HD2:

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. Power your phone off and reboot it into MAGLDR by keeping the power button pressed.
  2. Enter the option that says ‘AD Recovery’ (the 8th option as of MAGLDR v1.13). This will take you to the ClockworkMod Recovery. See our guide on features of ClockworkMod Recovery if you need help with any of the following steps.
  3. Go to Mounts and Storage > Mount USB Storage, connect your phone to the computer via USB and transfer the ROM to the SD card.
  4. Unmount the USB storage and get back to the main recovery menu.
  5. If you were previously using another Android ROM, make sure to perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache & wipe Dalvik cache.
  6. Flash the CyanogenMod 7 ROM using Install Zip from SD card option.
  7. Reboot your phone.

Congratulations! Your HTC HD2 is now running the one of the most popular Gingerbread builds out there. For issues, queries and specially for updates which address the above issues and any other that you may encounter, please head over the XDA-Developers forum thread.


  1. Thanks for putting all this info in one place. It helped me understand everything that I had been reading other places over the last couple weeks.

  2. i really liked this mod but the fact that the robot voice persisted and would screw with my sounds was unappealing 🙁 i really want to run this but i had to switch to the windows phone7 mod instead so i could just make phonecalls…there also seemed to be a weird problem with data syncing up like email and such after i had the rom loaded for a few hours…i think i am experiencing the same problem with the windows phone 7 mod too any ideas on what could be causing this or how to fix it?

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