HTC HD2, the high-end mobile phone that Taiwan-based handset vendor HTC Corporation brought to the market in October 2009 with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5 platform on board, has just got a new taste of Google's Android operating system.
This is not the first Android ROM that was pushed out for the HD2, but it is among the latest such software, and is said to be a stable one.
What should also be noted is that this is the first Android NAND ROM for HTC HD2
(HTC LEO), and that it was made available for all versions of this device. The software is based on a stock Desire Android ROM.
As always, those who would like to download and install the software should take into consideration the fact that it would void warranty, and that there is also the risk of bricking the phone.
The installation would require for MAGLDR version 1.09 or higher to be installed on the phone, otherwise the process would fail.
According to this thread
on xda-developers, those interested in getting this Android ROM on their HD2 devices
should do the following:1. Download MAGLDR 1.10
2. Download NAND Android ROM
3. Install MAGLDR to your LEO (ROMUpdateUtility.exe)
4. Boot LEO and select in the menu "4. USB Flasher"
5. Run DAF.exe on your computer. Do all steps.
6. Wait while it's flashing.
7. After flashing device will make auto-reset.
8. It should boot directly to Android.
Keep in mind that this is not an official software for the HD2, and that those who choose to install it would do so at their own risk. Provided that issues appear witht the device
during or following the installation, it would be a great idea to report them on the said forum thread.
Provided that there are some who would like to put Windows Mobile 6.5 back on their devices, they would be able to do so through flashing to an Official ROM, in which case both MAGLDR and Android will be removed.
Additional details on this ROM
, as well as on the known issues with it, are available in the said xda-developers
forum thread. The necessary download links can be found there as well.