Download & Install NexusHD2 Android 4.0.3 ICS CM9 ROM for HTC HD2

XDA Developer, tytung has done a very well done job on bringing good ROM and GPS Libraries to HTC HD2. I tried his Froyo, Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich ROM. And now he has Android HTC HD2 ROM based on CyanogenMod 9. This is the version that he is currently developing and supporting. So whoever love to use Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on HTC HD2 should try out this very ROM.

NexusHD2 Android 4.0.3 ICS CM9 ROM for HTC HD2

Personally, I did not able to try this ROM because my HTC HD2 is not with me at the moment. So I have no idea on the ROM performance and features. You need to tell me after try it out.

Note – You need to use 165MB CWM partition layout size for V1.4. And do refer to XDA website for more info on how to increase the internal storage size.

Installation guide ~ How to Install Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on HTC HD2? (Video)

Download NexusHD2 Android 4.0.3 ICS CM9 ROM for HTC HD2 here.

  • luuc

    my camrecorder would not working
    if I open de camrecorder he crached


    • James

      How are the graphics?

      • James

        and quadran score of course !
        I asked because of the screenshot that was blurry

        • ivo

          you have to get the update from the XDA page i had the same problem

          • dylan

            ivo…..please can you send me the link pls pls…..thanks

  • 5.2.21913 (21913.5.0.94)
    Manila version: 2.5.20181424.0
    ROM version: 3.14.513.1 (04666) WWE
    ROM date: 09/29/10
    Radio version: hello I have a question can you tell me if there is a android bersion o I already install How to Install CWM NAND Android on HTC HD2

    • Sorry, I don’t get it. What is your question?

      • julz

        to lario. you need to follow all the steps.

  • olivet

    i installed a nand android on my htc hd2…everything works after installation but i cant connect to the internet…can you help meout…plssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    • WiFi or 3G?

      • just..kguy

        i connot conect to wifi

        • Please ROM chef in this case.

          • Danz

            I can’t connect to 3g network. it connects but super slow.

  • avinash

    thx jayce
    this look stable compair to other ics
    camera is working fine
    internet is working good
    cam recorder is getting stuck

  • avinash


  • Harsha Puttagunta

    All working great except the camera… i need to follow the instructions on the XDA to improve the camera… even the WiFi hotspot works great…

    Thanks man…

    • avinash

      why my wi-fi is not working

  • harshit verma

    Jayce thanx u have done great job
    I have installed 1.4 on 250 mb CWM everything is working perfectly, except android market.
    as i intiated to download any app from app market, download start but as soon download completeed phone automatically restart without installing the app.
    and same goes again if i want to install any other app.
    what can i do???

    • Sorry harshit, no idea. Try to consult ROM chef at XDA see.

  • danny

    i am at last step already, why my Android 4.0 ICS OS keep loading non-stop 1? I already wait 30mins still keep loading

    • How much CWM partition layout size did you install?

      • danny wong

        400M 1, anything wrong? or can i ask how to restore my phone hmm…

  • danny wong

    i just restart my phone, wait until 1 and half hour, my hd2 still loading

  • danny wong

    by the way, i only can download ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3 150MB Partition, is the 165M 1 is equivalent to 150M 1?

  • danny wong

    thx jayce, it works!

    • danny wong

      actually how long i need to wait until android 4.0 loading finish? I am using ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3 150MB Partition now

      • I thought that you already solve your issue. You need CWM 165M for this Android ROM.

        • danny wong

          not yet, still need wait long time to loading, i only got 150M 1,CWM 165M where to download?

          • You need create it yourself using 250MB. Refer to the guide in CWM.

            • danny wong

              i can’t understand what “Edit flash.cfg to match the sizes require by Android ROM” stand for

              • Take your time to study it then. πŸ˜‰

                • danny wong

                  i try using 250M lol

  • harshit verma

    Hi, Jayce
    i am unable to switch off my hd2, when i switched off my phone i goes for power off but as soon it restart automatically. what can i do to swichoff for some time????

    • Do you charge it with USB cable when switch off? This is a known bug of MAGLDR.

  • Harsha Puttagunta

    Everything is great… except for the battery drain… but i think its the ICS and not about the ROM we got… I saw that it constantly tries to connect to Google+ and syncs my photos etc… so now my battery that used to last about 20-24hrs with WinMo lasts only 6-8hrs now… great… simply great…

    by the way can you point me where I can find the instructions for making a backup in CWM and how do I flash some update… example I want to install the zip in this post … can you help me???

    • Boot into CWM. Go to backup and restore. Select Backup.

  • Harsha Puttagunta

    Desktop manager for Android phones…
    I just used it and want to share… i am not attached with the company or anything of that sort… its a free tool…

    • matt

      i installed it but it asks for money

      • Harsha Puttagunta

        it only asks if you want the pro features like migrating from the Nokia etc… for normal use… no issues…

        • Tarun vyas

          yes its asking to buy..when you want to transfer contacts from computer outlook file.

  • Edijs

    phone is stuck at shinii colored things

    • What had you installed?

  • ivo

    how can you make the battery stop draining? any tools?

    • Kasper

      perhaps task Killer in Andriod πŸ™‚

  • matt

    hi Jayce,

    yΔ±u have done always great jobs for HTC HD2 here. I appriciate it. thank you for your sharing your experiences. I just downloaded Android 4.0 it looks ok so far, i have almost same bizzare problem like evryone. my question is older version of pc suite is not suitable for the android 4.0. whatelse can you offer? I can’t take back any of my stuff from the pc.

    • PC suite? I don’t use it with Android.

      • matt

        But I can’t syncronise my phonebook back.

        • Put them in Google Account.

  • nizeyb

    hello! πŸ™‚ I did this and followed your intructions!! no problem!! All good!! πŸ™‚

    built in radio? nah dont use it…looking forward for the new update! πŸ™‚

  • ali asghari

    hi jayce & tnx for your guides
    plz tell me this in this android 4.0.3 rom does camera works fine as in wm 6.5? or not ?!?!?!

    • No idea as I mentioned I did not test it.

  • nelz

    wifi issue: anyone here have issue with wifi like there’s no data flow happening? but I see the icon flashing up and down? or is it my type of Wifi router? it works ok at my works wifi…

    • nelz

      I found the issue, its the Wifi Router, I have a generic one while at work I have a different brand…aahh yah!!!… still good HTC HD2 !! πŸ™‚

  • aras

    Hi, i did all that,everything is working fine with my htc hd2 but i am having the oldknown storage problem and i cannot fix it!!! i tried this
    but it does install some apps like facebook on the phone storage which is now 40mb…..all the talk about a2sd+ and like that i cannot understand !!!i did first download from the market apps2sd and thought: “what the hell??”
    can you give me a small advice or maybe a guide to help me?????

    PS: this site is awesome!!!!good work!!

    • Please refer to XDA website to get A2SD+ work on this Android ROM.

      • aras

        the last 1-2 days my hd2 is reboots on its own!!

        • onguti mohammad

          android has a problem reading nand. because the “storage almost full” message appears suddenly.

  • just..kguy

    the wifi is not working help mee

  • ali asghari

    hi jayce i couldn’t download this android 4.0.3 cm9!! πŸ™
    can you give me a tested link to me?please………..

    • I have no idea. You might want to consult your ISP.

      • ali asghari

        Ok,it was correct,it works correctly but i dont love it,it’s too slow on HD2,
        on galaxy s2 is more faster than it, i prefer CM7-2 2.3.7 gingerbread!

  • Milorad

    Better than perfect!! πŸ™‚

  • Cliff

    You need to use 165MB CWM partition layout size for V1.4.
    Jayce, how to do for above partition?

    • Please refer to CWM installation guide.

  • ramin

    plz paste CWM instalition guide link.thanks

    • Please refer to ICS installation guide.

  • ramin

    hi jay its not working my hd2 is middle east version.plz give me android 4 middle east vresion.

    • Sorry, I don’t have it.

  • Tarun vyas


    when can gallery and camera and video playing problem will fix. i am using 4.0.3 on my htc hd2 but camera and gallery, video payer is not working. these applications starts but within 2 3 secs goes stop, sending report option comes. is there any new news for fixing these problems.


    • Hi Tarun, please consult ROM chef at XDA website. I also don’t know.

  • fero

    hey i installed ics and at the first i just saw “android is updating – optimizing application xx of 54”

    now im waiting since 25 min. will my phone ever start or should i use an other rom πŸ™‚

    • Hi fero, please consult ROM chef at XDA website on your issue.

  • Hi jayce . For now, is this the best ics rom for Htc HD2 ?
    Can you tell me , just which is the best nand rom with good battery life and stable?

    • Yes, this should be one of the best ICS ROM.
      Best ROM is depended on your usage.

      • i know. but there just so many devs working on a rom and its hard to choose the best rom.
        btw , i just bought this phone only . before this i’m a n900 maemo user.

  • adam

    Hello jayce..firstly, thanks to u i had installed ics for my htc hd2. I want to ask u, is there any way for me to increase my phone’s internal storage size?

    • Hi adam, install A2SD+.

      • adam

        Already did that.. but certain apps cannot be transfered.. after few apps installed, then the memory run out..

        • Huh? I thought A2SD+ will auto install apps on EXT3 partition. No need to transfer manually.

          • adam

            Owh..sorry..i thought u said any kind of apps2sd would be okay..could you tell me how to install a2sd+ please

            • Please refer to the installation guide in XDA website.

  • Ammar

    Hi prof jayce !
    first i wanna thank u for this awesome website πŸ™‚
    then just a little question : I Download & Install NexusHD2 Android 4.0.3 ICS CM9 ROM for HTC HD2 and the WIFI doesn’t work !!!!!!!!!! it works only if i put out the sim card !!!!
    any ideas plzzzzzzzzzz πŸ˜€
    and thank u anyway πŸ™‚

    • Hi Ammar, please consult others at XDA website. Because I did not try this ROM. No idea. Sorry…

      • Ammar

        thanx anyway bro πŸ™‚ i’ll try

  • saleh

    hi.will you plz put other android 4 nand for are not here for months.

    • Hi saleh, what do you mean?

      • saleh

        plz update hd2 page in your website with new android. you didn’t update this page for many days…
        sorry about my English!

        • My HTC HD2 is not with me anymore. So I can’t test new ROM and post it here…

  • maxwell

    followed ur instructions installed everything correctly everything works,, camera’s working but it keeps stops/ hangs at some point.., nd at android market i try to install an app nd it says error 505., on every app free or there anything i can do to make it better.?

    • Hi maxwell, I have no idea. Please consult others at XDA website.

  • sakhawat

    Hi please help me I am installed the ics in my htc hd2 complete the installation after its gos to restart not upon way its gos to restart please snd answer in my email

    • Sorry, sakhawat. I don’t get you. What is your issue?

  • sakhawat

    I am installed ics in my htc hd2 installation complete but it is not working

    • What is not working?

  • sakhawat

    before the installation ics in htc hd2 watt are more file installed him pleas sand reply in my email thanks

  • sakhawat

    load the android but not upon its gose to restart

    • Sorry sakhawat, still don’t understand you. Please consult others at XDA website.

  • Louie

    The new ROM (V2.0 HWA (May 5, 2012) works great! I have not yet found any flaws with it. It does take a bit to turn back on after reset or when turning the phone back on, but other than that…its great!

    • Pepino

      Can you please post a link? was not able to find it anywhere by googling… thank you all so much.

  • Jacob

    hey, i just want to ask… installing this ROM to my phone will make me lose all my apps? i want to install another ROM cause the camera is not working and the phone is pretty slow i mean in apps… πŸ™

  • Kamran

    Hi Jayce,

    I have purchased one more HD2 and it has Gingerbread NAND. I want to install NexusHD2-ICS-4.0.4-CM9-HWA V2.1

    What will be the first step of installation ?

    Please advise


    • Skip those components that already installed. Then install the rest.

    • Kiran


      • Kiran

        hi Kamran? plz help

  • Kamran

    If you won’t mind can you guide me little more. I mean what do u mean by skip those and how ?


    • Components like SPL-2.08.HSPL, Radio that support 576 MB RAM, DFT MAGLDR Bootloader v1.13
      and ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3. No need to install them if you already have.

  • Kamran

    Great Jayce!!!
    Then I have to uninstall only Gingerbread ROM.

    Last question, How to unistall existing ROM (Gingerbread) ?


    • Wipe data and cache in CWM. Then install new Android ROM. It will replace existing one.

  • Kamran

    Hi jayce,

    Did wipe data and cache in CWM then installed new ROM and rebooted the phone. Phone is stuck and intial screen (Colors flying). Repeated the process wipe data and cache in CWM and renistalled new ROM.

    Now phone doesn’t boot, and goes to CWM after giving error “NAND KERNAL OPEN FAILED”

    Tried to restore WINDOWS STOCK ROM with SD but failed.

    What can i do now πŸ™

    Please help.


    • Hi Kamran, since you already restore back to Windows Mobile (but failed). HSPL might be removed. Restart the whole Android installation again.

      • Kamran

        Thank you very much
        I will redo the entire process of Android installation. I hope everything will be fine, if not then I will bug you again πŸ™‚

        New ICS ROM, NexusHD2-ICS-4.0.4-CM9-HWA V2.1 released by developers on 15 May. Camcoder, Theme, FB sync all working. have you tried it ?


        • By the way, please make sure that you install the correct CWM layout for this ICS ROM.

          Nope, did not try this new ICS ROM.

          • Kamran

            Correct CWM layout = Partition 250

            Is it ?

            • Nope, that’s depend on Android ROM.

              • Tarun vyas

                kamran its 200.. try it..

                well my hslp updation is showing..we hack ok to done..and when i tried to update Radio_Leo_2.15.50.14 than it says updation will take 10 minute..but i waited a lot..finaly communication error..

                jayes i think my earlier nand android dark force team is unable to update..what to do..please guide..i am dying to download 4.0.4 android ics

                • Hi Tarun, did you install SPL-2.08.HSPL?

  • Kamran

    Hi Jayce,

    I did reinstallation of Android (All process) as advised.
    Now I am getting error message “SD KERNEL OPEN FAILED”

    Windows STOCK ROM is also not getting restored by renaming *.nbh to leoimg.nbh and copying in SD to get back to orginal window πŸ™

    What to do now ? I am stuck. Please help.


    • Why you are trying to load SD card Android? You install NAND version of Android, right?

      By the way, don’t simply revert back to Windows Mobile when you are stuck in something during Android ROM installation.

      • Kamran

        Thanks Jayce.

        SPL-2.08.HSPL is install in my HD2. I can see below info when I go to red-green-blue-white screen.

        PB81100 HX-BC
        SPL-2.05.HSPL 8G XE
        CotullaHSPL 0x50

        I understand from above SPL-2.08 is installed and by installing below and ROM phone should boot.

        β€’Radio that support 576 MB RAM
        β€’DFT MAGLDR Bootloader v1.13
        β€’ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3

        I did the reinstallation process 3 times earlier I was getting NAND KERNAL FAILED and now getting error message SD KERNAL FAILED.

        Any idea how to fix it ?

        • What did you do until you get SD KERNEL FAILED message?

          • Kamran

            after installation DFT MAGLDR Bootloader v1.13, KERNAL FAILED message appears then phones goes to MAGDLDR menu.

            • Continue to install CWM then.

  • Kamran

    Installed CWM as well.
    After installation CWM, when phone goes to MAGLDR, again “KERNAL FAIlED” message aapears. I ignored the message and proceed to next stage “ROM Installation”

    ROM installation starts and very next movement, message appears “INSTALLATION ABORTED”

    • Which Android ROM did you install? Is the zip file okay (not corrupted)?

      • Kamran

        Yes Jayce, It’s a zip file and installation was successful in my anohter HD2

        • Try to find out the different between these 2 HD2. This will narrow down the issue.

          • Kamran

            No difference Jayce, except the error ‘NAND KERNAL FAILED” seen while installation.

  • Tarun vyas


    i have successfully downloaded and installed 4.0.4…no problem at all, camera and camcorder is working perfectly..

    dear kamran,

    its all about cwm.. do it properly.


    • Kiran

      Hi tarun, recently i have installed nexus hd2 ics 4.0.4 rom on my hd2 but m getting follwoing error.
      1. Not able to download apps from google play as its showing error 495 and 923.
      2. from where i can download pc siut for htc hd2 android ics 4.0.4 fone.

      or could u plz share ur number on my email id

  • Kamran

    Congrats Tarun…Enjoy ICS 4.0.4….I also want to install this but stucked as stated above πŸ™

    which ver of CWM u have installed and how ?

    • Tarun vyas


      which rom earlier you were using?
      if you were using nand 2.2 or new one..than no need to install these three..just go to fourth delete button go to 5th option in mgdlr..which is usb,,,flash it through 4 th step given below.
      just follow these steps

      STEP-1 HSPL4
      STEP-4 Recovery_v1.3_250M
      (use 250 mb)

      than paste (NexusHD2-ICS-CM9-HWA_V2.0) in sd card. run it through zip file..yes its zip file remember it.


      • Tarun vyas


        for more this video link..


        • Kamran

          Thanks Varun.
          I had Gingerbread earlier accrodingly only Recvovery v1.2_250 is required to install. Is it ?

          I didn’t understand your reply “press delete button go to 5th option in mgdlr..which is usb,,,flash it through 4 th step given below”

          Share Video link is not there.

  • Tarun vyas


    no you have to download “Recovery_v1.3_250M” download link is

    (you find 250 mb download link on this video page)

    go through video you will get to know what i want to tell you…

    other than video link which was not in earlier post is:-

    • Kamran

      Thanks Varun..I will try

  • Tarun vyas

    my name is tarun dear

    • Kamran

      Apologies Tarun

      • kamran

        I am done. ICS 4.0.4 is installed,all including Camcorder working fine.

        Thanks Tarun & Jayce

  • maxdwell

    please guys i’v intalled ics 4.0.3 how to i upgrade to 4.0.4 plzzz cant wait to upgrade ..,

    • Make a CWM backup first. Then install 4.0.4 build.

  • maxdwell

    how wats CMW .., plz would u be a lil bit explanatory.., plzz

  • maxdwell

    ok i get it., how do i make a CMW backup, nd where do i get the 4.0.4 rom..?

    • Load CWM. Go to backup and restore. Select Backup. That’s all.
      Get 4.0.4 ROM at XDA website as well.

  • maxdwell

    there was no message it jst didnt load CWM.., do i reinstall it.?

    • How did you load CWM? No need to reinstall since you should have it already.

  • tarun vyas

    Hey kamaran
    Congrats.. its all just bcz of jayes.

    • Tarun vyas

      my microphone is disabled in applications like skype, gstring, fring..
      earlier it was working with 2.2 frayo, now its 4.0.4 android..microphone is working fine with mobile network call..while i am using apps like recorder skype gstring shows microphone earror..and mice is disabled and hide position.

  • DaAsianG

    Both camera and camrecorder do not work…. whenever I open the camera app, the app starts to lag then eventually it freezes. Then I would have to restart the phone… any tips????

    • Hi DaAsianG, try to factory reset in CWM. If still cannot, please consult ROM chef.

      • DaAsianG

        Can u give step by step instructions on how to fix it

        • Load CWM. Then select wipe data/factory reset.

  • belleli victor

    installed ics 4.0.4 some little problem except the sd card 0f 2 gb shows 196m?

    can it be fixed?

    • Hi belleli, did you create EXT3 partition on your SD card?

  • maxdwell

    Thnkz jace I’m really enjoying this new rom.:) everything works fine except the video player.. πŸ™‚

  • belleli victor

    thank you
    we (my son and i ) we did that with the clock work … i lost files but now i freed the hd2 from the wm6’s chains…

  • Amir

    hi, i installed this version. but i can’t use GPRS. how can i use GPRS for having internet on my Mobile.
    sorry for bad english.

  • Amir

    please say what ROM is best for HTC HD2, that all future is working!

    • Best ROM is depend on each person use. You can get most of the ROM at XDA website.

  • Aziz

    Dude Jayce,
    Tytung has completed 4.0.4 cm9 and all the features are now working.Please make a guide and a video ASAP. Cant wait to get hands on that rom..but i dont to get my phone bricked in the way..Thnx

    • Installation is the same. Just you need 168MB CWM layout size.

  • Tjurn

    Hi Jayce,
    I put Tytung’s new 4.0.4 v2.2 on my HD2 a couple of days ago. (I put it on a 180 MB partition). First impressions – great!!! It actually feels lighter than the CM7 2.3.7 done by another developer I have been using for a while. At this point I really recommend it. Haven’t yet run into something that doesn’t work in it.

    Thanks for your videos. They helped a lot when I decided to retire the the old Win OS.

  • Joel

    Installation complete but it is still on the HTC screen. How long will it take to load the new OS?

    • Hi Joel, less than 30 minutes.

      • Joel

        It is still in the same mode. Is there anything that I can do to make it work?

        Thank you for your help

        • Joel

          Finally I got it to work. I didn’t have the correct partition earlier.

          Thank you so much!

  • Mukund

    Hi Jayce,
    Problem is that my HD2’s ROM is already 3.14.720.3 (04666) WWE. to install ICS, 1st we need to install Magldr n fr tht u need to upgrade ROM. n my rom is already upgraded. so now wht should i do install ICS on my HD2..

    • Hi Mukund, please refer to the installation guide.

  • sam

    Jayce im having htc hd2. First i wipe everything with task 29 and i install HSPL4 (SPL 2.0.8) —> Radio_Leo_2.15.50.14 —-> MAGLDR 1.3v —>ClockworkMod-Recovery-v1.2 —>Recovery_400M_system_4M_cache[v3.0.2.4]—> NexusHD2 Android 4.0.3 ICS CM9 ROM
    Animated Color screen going and going……. what to do? these steps are right?

    Can u tell me about the partition layout thing i dont understand? when i want do the partition layout before hspl install?

    • Hi sam, please refer to CWM installation guide. 400M is not the correct one. Check with ROM chef for the correct CWM layout size.

  • hi jayce,there is a new ver of ICS 4.0.4 HWA
    place it in your site please
    and i wan to ask you to say some thing about bravia engine on HD2

  • fred

    hi i installed the ICS 4 on my hd2 it works perfectly but how do i increase the internal storage after that ?? plz help me out

  • Michael

    Hey Jayce,

    I wanted to install this ROM but as long as no guides are its going to be hard and i dont want to damage my phone so can you send me a video guide or a more detailed guide please? I was searching on XDA but i couldnt find πŸ™

    • Hi Michael, take time to study my video guides here. Installation process is the same.

  • daaie

    my uasble flash size is suppose to be 957mb but my phone only shows 512mb.
    what can i do to increase this as this does not allow me to load many apps from android market

    • Hi daaie, please consult others at XDA website. I don’t have T-Mobile HD2. Not sure about that.

  • Shivesh

    Mute/Unmute funtion of mic doesnot work when you have active call

  • Larry


    This is just like installing android at the first time? (i mean the installation process)?? I just do the same steps?? I have installed this one:

    • Reinstall correct CWM layout size. Then wipe data and cache. Finally, install new Android ROM.

      • Larry

        Thanks, and one final question, what size needs the CWM layout need??

        • Please check with ROM chef. Each Android ROM has its own CWM layout size requirement.

  • Jackie

    Hey Jayce, I was trying to install this ROM but when i try to install the ROM it says:

    > Installing: /sdcard/
    > Finding update package…
    > Opening update package…
    E: Can’t open /sdcard/
    Installation aborted.

    I tried the 150MB CWM and the 250MB CWM but i doesen’t works. I’ve done everything just like in the installation video on your site but it doesen’t works please help me!!!

    I was in USB mode on android beta 10 as I erased the sd card and then copy the CM9 ROM on the sd card that was empty and then i rebooted the phone in Magldr installed CWM and done everything like in your video. PLEASE HELP!

    • Hi Jackie, you need to use exact 170MB CWM layout size for v2.4. And make sure that the zip file is not corrupted.

      • Jackie

        Do i need to change system partition beacause i dont find 170mb CWM on the internet to download πŸ™

        I tried the 2.3 version but I can’t copy it to the sd card it freezes :((((

        • Create custom 170MB CWM layout size yourself. Please refer to CWM installation guide.

        • Jackie

          Now i’ve got another problem, when I try to copy to my sd card it says copying… and freezes, MAGLDR freezes too and if I put the card into my card reader it the PC doesen’t recognize it but only my card :(( This is the only 4 GB card that i have :(( what should I do?

          • Jackie

            Look, I can’t use my sd card now at all, if i try to copy anything on it it freezes please help me!

            • Jackie

              So my sd card doesen’t work, but the phone (with magldr) works fine but I wanted to ask, it is possible to install the CWM without sd card? and if i am going to buy another sd card will the magldr and CWM still work??

              • Jackie

                Ok, let’s say I install 170mb CWM and I have got the brand new sd card, should I install ICS Beta 10 at first and then install ICS 4.0.4 CM9 ROM or should I install the ICS CM9 ROM directly??? The SD Card is brand new… and im gonna install the 170mb CWM without the sd card in it, is it ok?

                • Install ICS CM9 ROM directly. Yes. But you still need SD card to install Android ROM.

              • Yes, you can install CWM without SD card. Yes, if everything is okay.

          • Try to format your SD card.

  • Jackie

    I’ve got it the archive was corrupted i`m downloading it again thanks!

  • sahil

    i installed a 4.0.1 android on my htc hd2…everything ok but i cant connect to the internet…plz help me sir plzzzzzzzzzzzzz sir

  • NiceGator

    Just installed IceCream (before was original Windows), but can not Sync. I am using HTC Sync 3.2.20 , on the phone there is downloaded app HTC Sync version 900, but no option to select Sync when USB plugged in. Your help will bw much appreciated.

    • Hi NiceGator, HTC Sync only with on HTC Sense ROM. No CM7 or CM9.

  • NiceGator

    Thanks Jayce. Can you please suggest the the way to sync with MS Outlook

  • mahip

    i want for htc hd2 all app all soft AND ALSO WANT PC SUITE OF HTC HD2 FREE DOWNLOAD

  • NiceGator

    Hi Jayce, I used the phone for a few days, it was fine. and now the screen is locked and I can not slide to unlock it. Tried reset and unplugging the battery -nothing helps. Clock is alive and I still can get and answer the phone using hardware key. Is it hardware (touchscreen ) issue ? Any thought?

    • Yes, maybe. HTC HD2 is known to have touchscreen hardware issue.

  • NiceGator

    Thanks Jayce, Well, too bad – it was my favorite phone for almost 4 years…

  • Tareq K

    Hi Jayce,

    Can you tell me if ICS MIUI has been released for HD2


    • Still Android 2.3.7. I don’t think MIUI Team is updating HD2 ROM anymore.

      • Tareq K

        Ok why I am not able to update from 2.3.5 to 2.3.7? each time i check for system updates it says I have the latest updated version?

        • I don’t use OTA update. No idea. Usually, update the ROM directly by CWM.

  • Tareq K


    One last question, do you recommend other version which is more stable than MIUI built? If yes, please provide me with more links

    Thanks again and I really appreciate your efforts and support πŸ™‚

    • Sorry Tareq, I stopped using HD2 for quite sometimes. And did not try out the latest build. So no idea which one is better and stable. You have to try out yourself to find out. πŸ˜‰





    SPL 1.66



  • sahil

    sir plz tell me best ANDROID for htc hd2 n plz snd me link sir

    • This ROM is one of the best. You can get more at XDA website.

  • Viraj

    Hey Jayce

    I have installed ICS 4.0.1. using your links.

    Its has success fully downloaded and working fine

    But internet connection is giving lot of problem.. it leaves connection every minute also all the ringing volumes are too low to hear. Even camera is not working at all.

    Could you please suggest a way so that I can use 3G on HD2.


    Viraj S

    • Hi Viraj, upgrade to the latest ROM.

  • Graeme D

    hi Jayce.
    I already run 4.0.1, and other that the lack of memory in the phone, and camera glitches, the phone works well.
    What will i gain updating to latest version?


    • Sorry Graeme, you have to try it yourself as I did not use HD2 for quite sometime. No idea about that.

  • meru

    Hi, i installed this OS and everything works fine. There is one thing that i am having trouble in. The internet works fine when the wifi setting is on. I am trying to use the internet using the data service provided by my network but for some reason its not working. Have you got any idea?

  • shyam

    hai.. Jaycee problem with camcorder..
    if I opens olit says not responding what can I do??

    • Hi shyam, you can try factory reset it see.

  • Patrick Alex

    hey Jayce, i’ve installed NexusHD2-ICS-CM9-HWA_V2.5 rom …everything works great, but i have one tiny little problem: when i use the the slider to answer phone calls, my phone freeze and all i hear is a buzzer sound ….all is unresponsive…i need to reset my phone to use it again

    i have an htc hd2, using Magldr 1.3 and clockwork 1.3


    can u help me?


    • Hi Patrick, please consult others at XDA website. I did not use HD2 for quite sometime. No idea. Sorry…

      • kemron

        patirck u need to follow the instructions carefully….. if u did the ROM u using now should should work perfectly….. i think this ROM is the best thus far…. try reinstalling it and if u face the same problems let me know and i sure will help ya……

        and oh Jayce God Bless man.. u doing a great Job here…

  • kemron

    have u tried the version 4.0.4 its perfect
    i use it now

  • Patrick Alex

    i did that….i think it’s a touchscreen driver problem on my hd2…. ok … i will reinstall …thanks a lot πŸ™‚

  • shyam

    hi Jaycee…
    this rom is good,,
    but use full stuffs like cam,videoplyr is not working…
    pls say which is the rom which work all the stuffs????
    I must need ur help.
    pls post the from link too which is best for hd2..

    • Hi shyam , this one should be the best one. Try other Android ROM yourself if this one is not working for you.

      • shyam

        but jayce I need camera working…
        which rom is best for a HD camera which works fine???
        if i seek help of rom chef can I fix camera problem on ics 4.0.3????
        if can,link plz..!!

  • Mykstro

    Does anyone know how to put rom control task manager and jb sourcery tool on i tried putting them in the zip file under system/app before i installed it. the install went great but when i tried task it was an error and when i looked for rom control it wasn’t there and when i tried jb sourcery tool it opened but it says only sourcery roms can use them. The reason i want these on this rom is because i tried them on other roms and they were awesome. So now im using and one of the best so far i would like to know for my own to learn how to get make a rom or put files on them for my personal use. i would appreciate the help thank you

  • pakistan

    hello, sir i have an error with my htc hd2 windowos phone …. when i record a video in short length it plays and when i record long lents (for example 1 hour) it does not play on my phone an pc …. did u hav any idea about this ….. or i change operating system

    • Hi pakistan, please consult HTC Support.

      • pakistan

        thanx now i hav converted my fone into android plz tell me how i can install appsin my android htc….. i cannot connect my phone with pc via htcsync plz tell me how i can …..

        • Install apps from Google Play Store. HTC Sync only work on HTC Sense Android ROM.

          • pakistan

            sir phone memory low how i install apps in memorry card

            • Hi pakistan, install Android ROM with A2SD+ support.

  • pakistan

    thanks sir….. my plasure that u have gime me your time…. thanks thanks ….

  • Munaf Alzuhili

    I am using windows mobile v6.5 on my htc hd2. Can I install NexusHD2-ICS-CM9-HWA_V2.6 on my hd2 OR i must install NexusHD2-IceCreamSandwich_Beta10 please replay.

    • Yes, you can install NexusHD2-ICS-CM9-HWA_V2.6 directly.

      • Munaf Alzuhili

        is NexusHD2-ICS-CM9-HWA_V2.6 stable and latest version or advice me with newer version

        • Hi Munaf, I did not try it personally. No idea. Sorry…

  • abhi

    could u help me with these….actually m stuck…i installed ics4 on htc hd2..but i want to restore my phone to windows 6.5 can i do it…plz help…

  • Munaf Alzuhili

    I installed NexusHD2-ICS-CM9-HWA_V2.6 it works will, but the Wi Fi Does not work, What I shall do. It Can not search for any wi fi network

    • Hi Munaf, please consult ROM chef on Wi-Fi issue.

  • shrinivas

    after installing android i can not hear any phone volume what shall i do?

    • Hi shrinivas, you can try to factory reset with CWM first.

  • mehrdad

    Hi jaycee I have little problem I install android 4.0.3 ice cream tosti on my phone hd2 every thing work good but in play video I can’t. Play. Video all type video in my phone will be damage and have para zit now you help me plz to salved my problem thx a but every thing

    • Hi mehrdad, please consult ROM chef on this issue.

      • mehrdad

        Hi, Please put a link to this discussion . i have next quEstion: some times my phon open the window and say rom stopped what means,do you think. i must change rom ? tnx for great website

        • What link?
          The Android ROM is not stable. You can try to factory reset first or change to new Android ROM.

          • Kiran

            Hi Jayce, Recently i purchased 2nd hand htc hd2. the fone is running on android 2.3.7 . now my problem is
            1. HTC sync couldnt detect my do i connect.
            2. while syncing apps through google play on my fone..i am geteting msg of less storage and installation get discoonected..plz reply.
            3. how do increses my rom?
            4. which android version is best fron htc hd2 ? what about icecream sandwitch 4.0


            pLZ REPLY

            • 1. HTC Sync only work on HTC Sense ROM.
              2. It is normal if internal disk space is running low.
              3. Use Android ROM that have A2SD+ feature.
              4. You can try this ROM.

  • Kiran

    Thanks Jouce but still confused ! can i upgrade to 16 gb sd card for htc hd2..

    • It should be okay.

  • Kiran

    hi Joyce,

    Can i go for window 7 or 7.5 mango or stay with android 2.3.7 for htc hd2 ? whic os works well with this device ?
    kIRAN js.

    • Totally up to you. Personally, I prefer Android.

  • Kiran

    and last which android version is work very well with HTC hd2 with all features ?

    kiran js

    • Hi Kiran, please try it yourself to find out. I did not use HTC HD2 for quite sometimes…

  • ahmedessam

    thanks for all but i dont know i get it

  • Mouslim

    Great rom!!! but the sim toolkit doesn’t work when i click ” call me ” then it blocks do you know why?? I need this thing Jayce

    • Sorry Mouslim, I have no idea.

  • prophet

    hey bro,have any idea about battery why is draining so fast?…with wm6.5 works 3-4 days but with android only one day,why?

    • Turn off 3G data connection when not in use. This help a lot.

      • prophet

        sorry but how?…i`m naab on android! xD

        • Hi prophet, please take time to read my guides here then. Use the search function… πŸ˜‰

  • Abou

    Hi All,

    i have installed Android 4.0.3 on my HTC HD2 with the card Sd 8G, its works good, but once i will install an application its give me the space unavailable on my memoir phone, but i will install on sdcard, some application are installed but others give me it problem. please if you have anwser of the problem please give it me. thanks in advance a lot.

  • Abou

    Hello Jayce,

    i would to inform you that the LinKSD is good worked, i liberated space phone interne e.g i have the space liberate, but once i installed some application it’s give me that the space unavailable. i don’t have why? if you have idea please to tell me. thanks in advance//


    • Sorry Abou, no idea about this. Maybe you can consult Link2SD Developer.

  • Billy

    i cant get the free download web page for this ICS 404 version …..sad

    • Use the regular (or slow) download.

  • Kiran

    Hello Jayce,
    Hope ur fine n long live. i am from india. last week only i have installed ics 4.0.4 on htc hd 2 fone but i am facing following issues.
    1. Not able to download apps from google play as its showing error 495 and 923.
    2. from where i can download pc siut for htc hd2 android ics 4.0.4 fone.

    Plz hel[p.



    • Hi Kiran,
      1. Please consult ROM chef on this issue. He knows better.
      2. No PC suite for CM ROM.


    hi jayce. . during the installation. .three intall type list are here. . NAND , NAND with DataEXT ,Native sd (sd-EXT)

    which option should i select?

    • NAND if you don’t have EXT3 partition on SD card. Else NAND with DataEXT.

  • vincent lim

    hi jaycee can i use this rom
    i wan use this rom to run by CLRCAD.exe cause i wan use wm6.5 and android

    • Does it have CLRCAD.exe? If no, you can’t make it work with WinMo.

  • vincent lim

    yes i already download the rom it got CLRCAD.exe
    in the folder got

    in sdcard folder got this


    inside NativeSD

    startup text

    in startup text got

    set mtype 2524
    set ramaddr 0x11800000
    set ramsize 0x1e400000
    set initrd_offset 0x00a00000
    set KERNEL zImage
    set initrd initrd.gz
    set cmdline “rel_path=NativeSD bootloader=haret”

    so pls help me how to dual boot wm6.5 + android

  • vincent lim

    tq .jaycee ..for help me .
    i already try duno how to do it so hard for me sorry tat im so noop.. jaycee
    got other method in wm6,5 go file explore run haret.exe
    than can go to android ? can u giv me download link and step pls..rom tat can run android in file explorer.and also sd card must format to ext4 or not to run android on sd card?
    tq .jaycee

  • vincent lim

    thx jayce it works for me!thx !!i more thing i just realize that my hd2 gps on garmin not work i alrady crack it but no signal.but in google maps it can detect my location. so it software problem or hardware problem?got any apps that can test my gps signal?

  • sus

    Phenomenal instructions specially for a novice like myself! Successfully rooted my HTC HD2 windows to HTC Nexus Android Sandwich, works great (when I get service) but 1-2 glitches. I use T-mobile and I noticed am at 1-2 bars to no service a lot . What configurations can I make to it? Also you tube video play is slow or it just won’t start. Would appreciate your help please.

    • Sorry sus, I have no idea on service signal issue. Maybe you can try other ROM see.

  • sus

    I installed NexusHD2-ICS-4.0.4-CM9-HWA V2.3 and now I want to install V2.8 Can you please provide me with all the steps ( dummies) version please am so new at this. Thank you very much.

    • Hi sus, you should be able install it directly with CWM (if ROM did not change any structure much). Else factory reset first, then install it.

  • shlomo

    Hello Jayce!
    I Have inatalled “NexusHD2 – ics-cm9- HWA v2.3 to my be love HTC!
    but I cannot move app to sd card! that chokes my phone… do you have any cure for this?
    Thank you
    Dr Ayalon

  • shyam

    Bro i really need your help i’ve been using this rom for about 8 months ..
    Camera is clarityless and laggy.. πŸ™
    The worst part is i cant even play games smoothly all laggy πŸ™ and apps too.
    Ram memory is 400mb i hope usally 195mb used if i force quit everything..

    So what i need to increase to increase the speed and smoothness of my ics 4.0.3 nexus hd ??
    Reply me pls πŸ™‚
    Which rom you prefer for better android experience in hd2??

    • Hi shyam, you can try to use the latest version.

      • shyam

        Latest version mean rom?
        Kindly post link

        • Same link in the post. Just download the latest version.

          • shyam

            Okay in latest version everything is working perfectly?

            • You need to try it to find out. My HTC HD2 RIP already.

  • shyam

    RIP ?
    Sad :(can u say which rom does u liked the most for htc hd2 ? so i can prefer that ?

    • Yes, broken already.
      This one – NexusHD2.

  • malik

    please I so much need your help. i flashed this rom: nexushd2 cm9 onto the nand of my HTC hd2 and everything was working fine. then a month later my camera stopped working, i was still trying to fix my camera and my audio: the receiver, the loudspeaker and the volume buttons stop working. now i want to flash another rom onto my HTC hd2.please is it possible without the volume buttons. please i beg of you in the name of Almighty God, please help me. My phone is useless. I will appreciate your urgent help. thank you. please you can email me on: or expecting your help. thanks sssssssssssss

    • Sorry malik, I have no idea how to do so without volume buttons.

  • Kalpana

    Hello Jayce

    my HTC HD2 T8585 details are given below :

    OS version : 5.2.21913 (21913.5.0.94)
    Manila version : 2.5.20181527.0
    ROM Version : 3.14.720.3 (04666) WWE
    Rom date : 10/08/10

    in my phone , i cannot open market place. and can’t be download whatsapp application.

    please help me., and please let me know can i update my phone software.


  • Kalpana

    sry, i dnt understand…

  • Kalpana

    thx, for your reply

    bt still in confusion. please tell me if i reset my phone, than market place also be removed , if yes, than please tell how to get new market place .

    please reply fast dear, today is my and want to install whatsapp in my phone.


    • Forget about hard reset. Try Google for WhatsApp for Windows Mobile 6.5. Not sure have or not since Windows Mobile 6.5 is a dying platform.

      • Kalpana

        ok thax, will try …

        • kalpana

          hllo jayce,

          i tried , bt i cant find whatsapp for my phone. if you have than please send me link of whatsapp for windows 6.5


  • kalpana

    Hey Jauce

    h r u

    i was trying to install android as per your instructions. bt there is some prblm to install DAF.Exe file of MAGLDR111. when ever i trying to run exe file… , always a msg shows tht “readme.txt for this release is missing”… what can i do now.. my phone is completely blank now… i m worried … pls help me….

    • Hi kalpana, this guide does not ask you to install MAGLDR111 but v1.13.

      • kalpana

        i dnt understand dear ,, pls explain…

        • Dear kalpana, please take your time to study my guides then. Watch videos if needed.

          • kalpana

            I was doing these steps … one by one… bt prblm face with 3rd steps….

            Do take your time to study these guides. Then install them one by one. You need all these components in order to use Android 4.0 ICS NAND Android.

            How to Install HSPL4 on HTC HD2? (Video)
            How to Install Custom Radio v2.15 ROM on HTC HD2? (Video)
            How to Install MAGLDR v1.13 on HTC HD2? (Video)
            How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3 on HTC HD2? (Video)

      • kalpana

        the link , you post here… shows 5 steps to android installations… i was jst following those steps… is there somthing wrong which i done……

  • kalpana

    OMG Jayce

    I have done it…. i have done it

    my phone is now android ….

    I was doing mistake dear… was clicking DAF.exe in MAGLDR111,, instead of Recivery 1.13… bt now all done… I am so so happy…

    Thax dear… thank u so much…

    you are doing wonderful job…. carry on…. all the best…


    • Glad to know that, kalpana. πŸ™‚

  • kalpana

    Hey Jayce

    H r u

    I told you last time that i have installed android successfully. phone was running smoothly. bt from last two days… i am facing problem with my phone… phone has been gone to off mode automaticly . and sometimes during the talk phone automatic gone to power off….. and from today’s mrng.. phone is not starting…

    what can i do now…

    • Can’t power on it at all?

      • kalpana

        NO, smtimes automaticly off… and somtimes not turn on

        • Hmm… Maybe you can try other Android ROM then.

          • kalpana

            Like……………. if you have then pls send me link dear…..

          • kalpana

            Hey Jayce

            pls tell me , if you have another software for my phone… plsssssss

            • Hi kalpana, you can get latest ROM at XDA Forum.

              • kalpana

                Ok dear, will try… but need to ask u one thing,, should i update my this android phone to windows 7 … i know this is vry stupid question bt need to know … is it possible… if yes, then how… pls help me last tym…. pls….

                and one thing more… i describe one thing in my phone… wenever i use sd card in phone it will be gone to off mode automatic.. bt
                from past few hrs i m using my phone without sd card (4gb) , it is going smoothly… what do think is it card problem….

  • kalpana

    Hi Jayce,

    H R U

    it’s me again… , i have installed link2sd for trfr of applications to sd card.. and already done partition in sd card also . but still my phone memory getting low.. it’s showing 12 mb only in internal memory… how can i increase internal memory of my phone…

    • Hi kalpana, you can try Android ROM with smaller CWM layout size. This will increase internal storage.

      • kalpana

        ok,,,, pls tell me what is the procedure of the same…

        • Installation process is the same.

          • kalpana

            sry , i dnt understand… pls tell me full process… if you have no problem…

            • The installation guide in the article, dear.

              • kalpana

                no i mean to ask that.. should i use full procedure of isntallation of andoroid as i did last time or only one….

                • Install new CWM layout size. Then install Android ROM.

  • kalpana

    ok thx dear

  • kalpana

    Hi Jayce

    One more question, can i choose 400 mb partition For Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
    is this work properly .

    • This one – NexusHD2 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Beta10?

      • kalpana

        okkkkkkkkkkk thxxxxxxxxxxx

  • kalpana

    hllo jayce

    i was trying to increase internal storage with cwm 400mb layout size.. but it’s nt working. after installing “”NexusHD2 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Beta10″” phone was not start, it’s still showing starting mode bt not start.. what can i do now.

    • Hi kalpana, that ROM needs 220MB CWM layout size.

  • kalpana

    if i need about 400 mb layout size, then what can i do..

    • Use ROM that supports it.

      • kalpana

        hmmmmmmm,,,, then tell me “”ROM”” plssssssssssssssssssssssss

        • I forgot the exact one. Try to search at my blog. Should be HTC Sense build ROM.

          • kalpana

            oh,, ok thx dear

  • kalpana

    Hllo Jayce,

    I am still confused, if i choose another android version, then how many internal storage i get.

    please clear this issue, because after using link2sd, apps are automatically moving to sd card, bt internal storage, showing low… why i dnt know.. pls help me jayce…


    • The bigger CWM layout size = the smaller internal storage you will get. So get the smallest CWM layout size Android ROM.

  • kalpana

    You mean to say, if i choose 150mb partition in CWM then i get bigger internal storage..,
    if it is true, then, can i choose 150mb partition in my current “”NexusHD2 Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Beta10 “”

    should it works ????????

    • Yes. That ROM can’t use 150MB, need 220MB.

  • kalpana

    ok then can i try this one… CyanogenMod 9 Android 4.0 ICS ROM for HTC HD2.

    if it’s not then pls tell me exact one ….. for more internal storage…

    • Sure, you can try any one that you prefer.

      • kalpana

        oh dear,,, thx so much…

  • kalpana

    hllo jayce

    still facing storage problem… i want to go with window 7.8 . pls tell me windows software link here,, and complete guide for install…pls

  • kalpana

    Sry Jayce

    this link you already sent to me earlier, bt there is some confusion, i can’t understand which file is downloaded… can you help me in your simple way, as you guide me last time…

    • Download link at XDA Forum. And follow the guide there too.

      • kalpana

        hey Jayce , HRU Dear

        last time you send me link of windows 7.8, and with the help of that link i have installed window in my phone…

        you were right dear … window is not so good… i want to go with android again… is it possible.. if yes then tell me how dear …

        bye tc

        • Yes, kalpana. It is possible. Just follow my guide to install Android will do.

          • kalpana

            oh tht’s gr8 . Pls send me the link…

            • I already sent the links previously…

              • kalpana

                i have alreayd tried tht one dear, but wen i install cwm , there is msg shows : NAND KERNAL OPEN FAILED..

                • Do you have MAGLDR installed first?

                  • kalpana

                    yes,, tht same procudure , which was tried last time…

  • kalpana

    1. HSPL4
    2. Custom Radio v2.15 ROM
    3. MAGLDR v1.13
    4. ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3

    these stps

    • After install CWM, load it. Then use it to install Android ROM.

      • kalpana

        ok dear,, will try


        • kalpana

          hey jayce
          h r u

          i have tried bt,, still facing problem,,, wen i am loading android from zip card ,, there is msg shows : failed to mount/sdcard (invalid argument)

          pls help

          • Hmm… Try to reinstall CWM and try again see.

            • kalpana

              hey jayce

              i have done,,, i tried partition in my card through your guide “How to create EXT3 partition on SD card with ClockworkMod Recovery ”

              its all done,,, pls tell e one thing,, after installation android ,, should i use another sd card in my phone or same ..

              thx dear

              • Create EXT3 partition on SD card is not the same as install CWM. They are 2 different things.

                • kalpana

                  but phone is working now,,, nexus is installed… and working smoothly ,, after using ext3 partition..

                  is this wrong way ????

                  • Err… Your phone is working now. So what is the issue again?

                    • kalpana

                      hahhhaa,,, not issues dear,,

                      jst need to know one thing..

                      the sd card which i used in ext partition.. should i use the same in my phone or another card …

                      is this ok if i use another card..

  • @kalpana, is okay to use another card if nothing is stored on EXT3 partition.

    • kalpana

      ohhh.. in that case ,, that card i used for installation of NexusHD2 Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Beta10 β€œβ€

      this file is in that card.. , is that ok if i remove that card from my phone…

      • Try remove it to find out, right?

        • kalpana

          ohhh. okkkk dear

  • jokey

    how can i download this rom pls can you send the link to my mail, am suck my phone can’t boot again with the rom i used not your own . so i need yours to make it work

  • Harry singh

    I tried this rom but not able to connect to internet. I tried to talk to network provider for setting but all in vain. Please help!!! Aslo provide some like to download latest roms.
    Thanks, for your good work.

    • Is network settings okay? If yes, try other ROM.