Steps to switch HTC HD2 WM to AndroPlus Android OS

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The HTC HD2 Device is shipped with WM OS, yet many of us want the chance to run the Android with its wide range of applications out there in the markets. In this VisiHow article, we will guide you on how to change WM OS to Android OS for HTC HD2.

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Make sure to read the entire subject carefully before applying this process. And also read all pop-ups you might encounter while going through these steps.

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Things You Should Google, Download And Make Sure You Have Ready On Your Laptop

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    HSPL4.zip
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    Radio Leo_2.15.50.14
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    MAGLDR 1.13
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    Recovery_250M.zip
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    Recovery_400M.zip
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    sdfmt3_1.zip
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    HSPL3_PKG.exe
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    AndroPlus ROM - (Comes equipped with Arabic Language), also called as Andro Plus (with a space in between)
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CAUTION

** FLASH HARDSPL BEFORE FLASHING ANY CUSTOM ROMs OR RADIOS **

Install HardSPL4 Over ActiveSync Via USB Cable

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    Extract above Downloaded HSPL4.zip to an empty folder
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    Connect your WM Mobile with Sync Mobile to your Laptop/PC, via Activesync over USB cable
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    Run HSPL4.exe from your Laptop/PC
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    Read the available info, before clicking next in the HardSPL program.
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    HSPL will check the USB connection and enter Bootloader screen
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    (three color screen, called also tri-color screen).
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    Select HSPL2.08 to run Android / WP7 / MAGLDR, and click NEXT
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    It will be flashed to your mobile.
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    When it's finished
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    the mobile will reboot. Click OK to end the program.
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    To go into "Bootloader Mode"
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    1. Turn off the mobile, press and hold VOLUME DOWN.
    2. While keeping it pressed, also press and hold the POWER button. Keep pressing for about 3-5 seconds, and the tri-color screen should appear.
    3. Make sure that the screen shows that SPL/HardSPL is installed.
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Make Sure You have Radio 2.15.

If you do not, then please complete the following steps:

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    Rename the extracted file to RUU_Signed.nbh
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    Sync your mobile with the Laptop / PC.
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    Run CustomRUU.exe from the Radio's Folder and follow the instructions.
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Install MAGLDG 1.13

Only complete this step after both HSPL2.08 and Radio 2.15 have been installed on your HD2.

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    Your HD2 is running WM
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    Make sure ActiveSync is active on your Laptop/PC. Simply connect it to your Laptop/PC using a USB cable. If for any reason you cannot get Activesync to run and find your mobile, simply put it into Bootloader mode following the above instructions.
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    Connect your mobile to your Laptop/PC using a USB cable
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    In "Bootloader" mode, wait for the drivers to be installed automatically - this is the first time you're connecting your mobile to the Laptop/PC. Before connecting a word "Serial" is shown in the white area of the screen. After connection it should change to "USB".
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    Browse to the folder where you extracted MAGLDR 1.13 in your Laptop/PC and run ROMUpdateUtility
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    Tick the checkbox and click "NEXT".
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    Click "Update" and click "NEXT" for the next two screens
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    "MAGLDR" installation will start and your mobile will start showing the progress, which should take few seconds. And your mobile will reboot after the installation is finished.
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ClockworkMod

Finally, you need the ClockworkMod - referred to as "Clockwork" or "CWM".

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    Boot your HD2 into MAGLDR by turning your mobile off
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    Turn it ON by pressing the Power key until you see the MAGLDR options list. Put it into USB Flasher mode.
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    Connect the HD2 to your Laptop/PC using a USB cable.
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    Extract the contents of the downloaded Recovery "ClockworkMod" zip file to your Laptop/PC
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    250MB Recovery is used for most ROMs including ones ported from HTC devices. While 400MB is used for large ROMs, specifically the ones ported from HTC Desire HD.
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    From the extracted files, run "DAF.exe".
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    Follow instructions shown on the monitor to install "ClockworkMod" recovery.
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    Your mobile will reboot automatically after installation is done.
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    Exit the installation program.
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Preparing and Formatting Your SD card

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    Extract the "sdfmt3_1.zip", and format your SD card using SD Formatter
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    1. Go to Options and make sure to set "Format Size Adjustment" to ON.
    2. Boot into MAGLDR, then go to AD Recovery. This will launch "Clockwork Boot".
    3. Go to Advanced, then to, Partition SD card.
      Reboot Recovery.jpg
    4. Follow the instructions to format as follows
    • FAT32 ----------- Ext X ---------- SWAP
    • (XXXX MB)-(512-1024 MB)-(128-256 MB)
    • I used 1024MB for Ext X and 256MB for Swap
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Install The Android ROM to Your SD

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    Copy the ROM Zip file into Fat32 section of the SD card, and Rename it to "Update.zip"
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    I used AndroPlus with Arabic.
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    Boot into Clockwork, and go to "Install zip from SD card"
    Install zip from SD.jpg
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    Read and Follow the on-screen instructions
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    Installing AndroPLUS.jpg
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    Reboot.
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    First boot takes approximately 5-7 minutes, (If the initial boot took more than 8 minutes, a mistake have been made, and the process must be commenced again).
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Run HSPL3_PKG.exe if your install of MAGLDG 1.13 is not running, and you keep getting a connection error.
  • Entering MAGLDR by:
    • While you're mobile is off, turn it ON by keep pressing the Power key until you see the MAGLDR options list.

How to Perform a Hard Reset

FIRST - BACK UP ALL THE DATA YOU WANT SAVED!!!" Please be informed that Hard Resetting will wipe out and delete ALL your personal data and settings and restores your mobile to factory default. Basically, your phone goes back to what it was the first time you turned it on after purchasing.

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    With the device turned off, press and hold the VOLUME UP plus VOLUME DOWN, keep pressing them and lightly press the POWER button
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    1. Continue pressing the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN buttons until you see this message on the screen: "This operation will delete all your personal data, and reset all settings to the manufacturer default settings.
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    Press VOLUME UP to restore manufacturer defaults, or press other keys to cancel." #Now release the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN buttons
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    Press the VOLUME UP button to perform the Hard Reset, or press any other button to cancel the reset.
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    You can also use "Clear Storage" to reset your device back to factory default settings
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    1. On the Home screen, slide to the "Settings" tab and then tap Menu > All Settings.
    2. On the System tab, tap "Clear Storage".
    3. Enter "1234" and then tap "YES".
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Questions and Answers

My Phone will not restart, after I run the DAF.EXE.

It asked to be rebooted, but I found no other way than to take out the battery

It's possible that your battery drained while completing the steps mentioned above. Charge the phone before turning it on again. If the issue remains after charging, re-do the steps to correct it. If you somehow brick the phone, seek a technician's help to get it fixed.

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My HTC HD2 Leo has HSPL problem and won't turn on.

My HTC HD2 won't turn on. How can I fix bad HSPL problem, because my HSPL is 3.03 after I had installed the wrong HSPL. Please help?

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My HTC sense Verizon 4G will not boot. Is there a solution?

Hi, I have a HTC with a boot failure (Verizon HTC sense 4G Lite). When you I turn it on, The HTC welcome screen remains on the screen. The Operating System has collapsed, and now it will not boot. How can I solve this problem? How can I reinstall the operating system?

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Well, I want Android for HTC HD2 on my SD card?

Well, I want Android for HTC HD2 on my SD card

Please follow the steps stated in the article Please follow the link. Please consider each step as vital so you can complete the steps properly.

How can I repair or change my HTC HD2 to Android?

My phone is having trouble connecting to system, using Win7

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