How can I install Android Ice Cream Sandwich on my HTC HD2 phone?

Marcin Kasprzykowski March 1, 2013
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I carefully read this article Install Android Ice Cream Sandwich On The HTC HD2 In Minutes Install Android Ice Cream Sandwich On The HTC HD2 In Minutes Last week I was challenged to install Android Ice Cream Sandwich on the HTC HD2 in as little time as possible. The reason? It was my client’s lunch hour; she was sick of Windows Mobile... Read More . However, I am not getting ‘tricolor’ screen.

Author writes about downloading 4 files into storage card, but it says nothing about executing them. I tried that, but my phone says that they are not valid Windows Phone applications.

How to get tricolor screen? After restart my phone start as usual showing my desktop.

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  1. prashanth singh rathore
    March 2, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    First of all, you may install NAND android (internel memory) or SD android (microSD card).

    For the first on, try this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=893948

    For SD version, go here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=881958

  2. DalSan Mack
    March 2, 2013 at 9:55 am

    ha14 and Christian are spot-on with their suggestions. The zip folder must not be unzipped or else you will not be able to load android at all. Dual booting with Android on the SD card is good for starters, but the bugginess and slower speed may be a little of a bother. Try it first to get more comfortable with flashing and installing ROMs. One thing to note is that you must have the correct radio version in order for ahh of this to work. I have flashed (installed) NANDroid on my HD2 long ago and flashed different versions until Cyanogen Mod 7 (Android 2.3.7). Another thing I must add is that if you do not succeed the first time, go back and try again. Sometimes the first or second try does not take but eventually will. My HD2 droid is still in use, but as a mini tablet for the kids. It definitely made the phone useful and usable far longer than if it still had Windows Mobile 6.5. If you plan on using the phone for making calls but the audio is "robotic", let us know because I had a similar issue but found a fix for it. Good luck.

  3. ha14
    March 1, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    for sd card
    [REF] A Brief guide to Installing and Maintaining Android [SD/RAM] on HD2
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=881958

    NAND android (internel memory)
    [GUIDE] Flashing Your First HD2 NAND Android Rom [For Newbs]
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=893948

    • ha14
      March 1, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      Connect the HTC HD2 to the PC, remove the battery, put it back, press "volume down" and at the same time the power button, three colors screen should appear. (hope i am not wrong)

    • Christian Cawley
      March 2, 2013 at 8:14 am

      Hi Marcin

      You don't need to execute the files on your phone or PC, and the guide says nothing about doing so. I suggest you re-read the guide and make sure that you're clear about everything, and check the comments - you'll notice that other users haven't had a problem.

      From the guide:

      HSPL4
      MAGLDR
      ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3
      Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the HTC HD2

      Should be downloaded and saved to the same folder and the first two unzipped into their own individual folders. Don’t unzip the ROM download.

      The next step is to restart your phone, which is best done by removing the battery, counting to three and then replacing it. Power up, holding the volume down button; a new screen three-coloured “tricolor” screen should appear on your phone. If your phone is connected to your computer already, the legend “USB” will appear at the foot of the screen; if not, it should read “Serial”, so connect your USB cable.