Yep, that video above shows my HTC HD2 running Android Gingerbread (v2.3.4)! I came back home, and not having much to do thought I’ll give android another try. Sometime back I had tried running android from SD card but it didn’t work, later I found out that it was because of an older radio version on my device, so I had to update the radio version to fix it but it all looked like too much trouble and I put the HD2 back in its box. This was 6 months ago.
Today I thought I should take it for another spin. But this time we go all in, erase Windows Mobile 6 and flash the ROM with all the android goodness! It is pretty simple really, all you need is some patience to read all those articles on XDA a little carefully :)
The basic steps I followed are,
- Check your radio version and update to 2.08.50 (if you’re running an older version)
- Install MAGLDR 1.13 on your phone
- Install Clockwork Mod on your device
- Select an android ROM of your choice and flash. I chose the stock android gingerbread ROM version 2.3.4.
Here are the posts on XDA I referred to androidify my hd2,
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=893948 (read this fully first, very important!)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=905060 (this is the android rom I installed)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=929324 (a list of all the rom’s you can choose from)
To all the guys at XDA, thanks for all the posts and how-to’s for noobs. You rock!