Download & Install WP7.8 ROM for HTC HD2

Wow… The legendary HTC HD2 is still alive and kicking. HTC HD2 may not able to get Windows Phone 8 Apollo update. But you can enjoy WP7.8 ROM (OS version 7.10.8835.35) on HTC HD2 now. And it is fully unlocked. Of course it is loaded with other goodies like Ultrashot Root Manager, WM Device Center, USB Video, Nokia Camera Extras, Nokia Drive… Personally, I still prefer Android over Windows Phone. But there is lot of HTC HD2 owners who love Windows Phone will like to download and install this WP7.8 ROM for their HTC HD2.

WP7.8 ROM for HTC HD2

OS version 7.10.8835.35

I did not try this WP7.8 ROM for HTC HD2 personally. Besides, the download link is temporary removed at the time of writing this (no worry, it will back soon). Hopefully, my WP7 installation guide is still working for this latest Windows Phone 7.8. As usual, do get more information at XDA website. Enjoy…

Installation guide – How to install Windows Phone 7 7004 on HTC HD2? (Video)

Download Windows Phone 7.8 ROM for HTC HD2 here.

  • Ali Asghari Rostamkolaei

    hi jayce my good friend
    thanks a lot, HD2 is still alive ,
    but i Think wp7.5 tango HD2O is much more better than all wp versions still!
    i think that this version 7.8 is running too slow too enjoy !
    thanks again man πŸ™‚

    • Dani

      Hey Ali?! could you pass me the link for that wp7.5 tango HD2O youΒ΄re using.

      Jayce, IΒ΄ve been following you for a while. thanks for all your tips!


      • hi Dani,here the link :
        this version is full unlocked with DFT BT file transfer ,
        but i think its better to dual boat it whit android 4.0.1

        • Dani

          Full unlocked means no need for activation code?
          thanks man!

          • no it dose not meas like it!
            an activation code is needed,
            you can get it from microsoft for free by calling them! i had called to them and got one!
            if you could not do this i can give one to you

            • Dani

              I tried MS before but they didnt give me one. hd2 was not a supported phone for them… :/

              pm to if you spare one!

              Thanks a lot man!

              • hey man!! πŸ™‚ don’t say theme you want for an hd2! you should say you want for your htc hd7 windows phone 7.5 mango πŸ™‚
                then they’ll give you one!

                • Hello expert guys,

                  I have installed WP7.8 from this page and I was successful except for the activation code. I have tried everything with Microsoft calling and other stuffs.
                  If anyone can give me an Activation Code that will be a glass of cold water in hell fire for me.

                  Thanks in advance…:D

                  • Anil

                    Hi Talha,

                    I was able to install WP 7.8, from other link here it is. also if you go to microsoft website under support and click live chat you will get it. you need to provide. then model number that HTC HD2,IEMI number that it.

                    pls go through below links.

                    WP7.8 ROMs

                    Build 7.10.8858.136 V3, Password: Apollo12

                    [03.01.2013] V3 LEO_HTC_Europe_5.12.401.01 1L [0409] download link

                    >> LEO_HTC_Europe_5.12.401.01_Radio_5.71.09.02a_22.51 .50.21U_WP7.8_7.10.8858.136_NT_1L_V3_by_ansar

                    [04.01.2013] V3 LEO_HTC_Europe_5.12.401.01 18L [0409/…/0419] download link

                    >> LEO_HTC_Europe_5.12.401.01_Radio_5.71.09.02a_22.51 .50.21U_WP7.8_7.10.8858.136_NT_18L_V3_by_ansar

                    [04.01.2013] V3 LEO_HTC_Europe_5.12.401.01 3La [0409/0404/0804] download link

                    >> LEO_HTC_Europe_5.12.401.01_Radio_5.71.09.02a_22.51 .50.21U_WP7.8_7.10.8858.136_NT_3La_V3_by_ansar

                    [04.01.2013] V3 LEO_HTC_Europe_5.12.401.01 3Lb [0409/0411/0412] download link

                    >> LEO_HTC_Europe_5.12.401.01_Radio_5.71.09.02a_22.51 .50.21U_WP7.8_7.10.8858.136_NT_3Lb_V3_by_ansar

                    [04.01.2013] V3 LEO_HTC_Europe_5.12.401.01 3Lc [0409/043E/0421] download link

                    >> LEO_HTC_Europe_5.12.401.01_Radio_5.71.09.02a_22.51 .50.21U_WP7.8_7.10.8858.136_NT_3Lc_V2_by_ansar


                    • Hey Anil,

                      Thank you so much for your reply. I am now using gingerbread on my HTC HD2.
                      But thanks again for your response and download links. I will try those in future if I decide to use WP 7.8 again on my phone.

                      Thanks and Regards

            • Tompa

              Hi Ali, I would also like the activation code if you dont mind:
              Kindest Regards Tomas

              • frans

                Hello Ali I need an activation code top but cann’t het any would you be so kind to sent me an activationcode too. thanks

            • ali jafari

              hi ali asghari
              I have installed windows phone 7.5 on htc hd2 as you suggested, but I can not use it because i dont have Activation Code please send it to me.
              i can not call local microsoft because there is no local support in IRAN.
              please help me. πŸ™
              This is my email: aj,

              • i will reply to your email address.

                • ali jafari

                  very very tanks Ali asghari. πŸ™‚

                  • ali jafari

                    Hi Ali
                    I Have not recived your answer yet.
                    please help me!!!
                    e-mail :

                    • yape. i had sent an massage to a wrong mail address! i will replay to your email address tonight again! sorry

                    • Dr Ajmal

                      Talk to Live Support in Microsoft and get the Activation direcvtly from Microsoft free of cost. I dis the same.

            • Jordi

              Could you help me to get an activation code?
              I can`t contact them. Many thanks. Greetings Jordi

            • Adam

              Hello Ali could u get me a unlock code?

    • Mohammed Ali

      hey Ali… ‘

      i got HTC HD2, wants to install 7.8 bro…. im good with computer not with phones.
      Please help me with this,
      wants to know the link to download the software.
      i saw couple of videos but u know bit confused please help me bro ….
      kind a bit new to this things ….

      • hey Ali , i will give you an step by step guide in your language tonight to your mail address

        • Mohammed Ali

          thank you so much bro…

          • Mohammed Ali

            Bro, i did tried to update the ROM, but now its stuck on the HTC screen,
            i really dont know its like .. i dont know … help me out bro

            • Mohammed Ali

              Thank you so much brother…… i did installed the software but now i am not able to activate the phone … please send me the keys “”

    • kalpana

      hllo ali

      pls mail pass me the link for WP7.8 ROM (OS version 7.10.8835.35)

      i am using NexusHD2 Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Beta10 β€œβ€ with help of Jayce, bt facing internal storage problem.., so i want to go with window 7.8

      can you help me…

  • Azzam

    I installed fruit ninja xap. using xap deployer app preinstall on the rom but it does not showing up in the game app or anyware.

    also where can I uninstall it

    • No idea on pre-installed. To uninstall – Tap and hold an app, then tap Uninstall.

  • NIels

    Hello jayce,

    I installed this rom on my hd2 a few days ago. but now i want my Sensation XL rom back, how can I do this I tried everything i knew. please help me

    greetz from The Netherlands

    • Hi NIels, just install it like you did previously.

      • When I try to go back, I the the message, and take 8 “AD Recovery” I get a red line ” No boot sources” how to go from that? The zip file I want to install is on the SD-card?

        Many thanks, Erik

        • Hi Erik, did you install CWM?

  • KP

    Windows 7.8 installed on my HD2 with no problems.
    Now how do I install additional programs without going through the Marketplace?
    What is the difference between cab and xap files?
    I am a noob


      • KP

        Find the phone easy to use. But could not install any xap files. Zune , .net 4 , windows SDK all installed. Phone able to connect with zune but xap files wont install from tomxap. Just keeps saying installing , seems like tom xap not able to connect with device
        Did I omit anything that I should have done?

        • I face this issue myself too. So I dump Windows Phone on HTC HD2. Use Android at the end…

          • KP

            Issue solved. TomXap was the problem, not the computer or phone.
            Installed several apps successfully using multiple xap.

            • Bilal

              My problem was with TomXap … but Multiple xap is also not working for me it says that the connection is not there with the usb

              I checked the phone its unlocked as the ChevronWp7.exe was giving option or relocking rather than unlocking

              What to do?? πŸ™

  • KP

    Thank you for your prompt reply.
    So far so good and has not froze on me.
    Call quality is good. A little learning curve here.


  • My bad, Its on again and i’m back on Android .- Many Thanks

  • David

    I installed the ROM a few minutes ago but in the system innformation is Windows Phone 7.5 not 7.8 what can I do?

  • David

    IΒ΄ll try. thanks

  • cutterwood

    the rom is great, but DAMN, battery drains like second!

  • rigo

    I installed win 7.5 on my HD2…. can you give me an activation code?


    • Hi rigo, you need to get it from Microsoft.

  • arjun

    My HTC hd2 is not powering up after trying to change the radio because i wanted to change the os of it, the battery is good condition and is fully charged, so what could be the problem ?

  • Riya

    jayce update your htc hd2 to windows 8 os,because windows 8 is ported to htc hd2

    • Thanks for the tips, Riya.

  • Kanaad

    He Jayce how 2 activite the windows 7.8

    • Hi Kanaad, please contact Microsoft Support to get activation code.

      • Kanaad

        hi Jayce if do u have google acc
        plz send me email 4 Gtalk (fast Communication)
        I have many question to ask

        • Yes but I don’t use GTalk.

  • Kanaad

    hi will they give free code

  • Mayank Gupta

    Hello Jayce,

    I have T Mobile HTC HD2 LEO Model which i got unlocked by friends. Is it posible for me to upgrade WP 6.5 to WP8.

    If it is posible; could you please provide installer and step by step process to do that.


    • Sorry Mayank, I have no idea that HTC HD2 can support WP8.

  • Bertus

    Hello Jayce.

    I’ve tried to transport the HTC HD2 WP 7.8 to my HD2 but seems there is a error. I’ve couple of times tried and also rom is running,but after it finished the transported rom says ΓΏou have no
    sdcard/mightly be broken or your SDcard doesn’t be recognized. I’ll be think i have to buy a other SDcard but i don’t know which SDcard i can use for my HD2. I use no a SDcard 16 GB and also i’ll tried to formatting my card (with succes),but the same error comes again (also with the WP roms 7/7.5 and 7.8). I’m now use the EVO/HD2 rom .zip and these .zip rom works perfect via AD recovery,and also other Android roms works fine (almost all) onto my phone.

    I hope you’ve the right answer(s)

    Many greets from Bertus Netherlands

    • I am using SanDisk and Kingston SD cards. Both are working fine on Windows Phone.

      • Bertus

        Thanks Jayce for your answer. I’ve checked my SDcard 16GB and also these card is Kingston,but i think what is going wrong. I read a turtorial and that says “You’ve to be change your SDcard into FAT32 format”. And when this working i’ll be write back a letter.

        I wish you for now a Merry Christmas and a very lucky and good newyear (2013)


  • Laura

    Hey Jayce!
    I am trying to install wp7.8 on my hd2, but DWI gives me an error, saying it doesn’t flash.
    How can i fix this?

    • Hi Laura, do you have all the prerequisites?

  • Laura

    Yes, i have installed magdlr v1.13. It’s installing 0, 1, 2, 3, and stops near the end at 4..

    • Sorry Laura, I have no idea on this 0, 1, 2, 3, and stops near the end at 4 issue. Please consult others at XDA Forum.

      • Laura

        I meant the flashing partitions.. there are 7 of it and it stops at 4. But thanks anyways, i think i’ll try to restore my hd2 to wp6.5.

  • kojo

    download link has been suspended…any other link, pls help

    • Nope if you can’t find it at XDA Forum. Try other ROM instead.

  • Panagiotis

    Hi there, i install it. all settled. but there is an issue with the Marketplace update, download. i took the activation coded from MS but says that already reached the max users. any idea to solve the issue?

    • Panagiotis

      any answer please?

      • Sorry Panagiotis, no idea here too.

  • jonny

    Hey bro can you send me the links a d instructions of how to install android 4.1 or 4.0 I just installed wp7.8 if you don’t mind to send it to me

  • jonny

    I also can I get the activation code for windows 7.8 thanks USA tho

    • Hi jonny, please get it from Microsoft.

  • Floryn

    can you sent my an activation cod for my hd2 PLEASE ?

    • Hi Floryn, I don’t have it too. Please get it from Microsoft.

  • kojo

    heyy jay, hpe u there an official windows 8 rom for htc hd2?
    also my wifi is very very weak on my htc hd2, unless am 1metre or 2metres close to it..pls help

    • No public release yet.
      Are you facing Wi-Fi issue on Android ROM as well?

      • kojo

        yhh..wifi so poor, unless very close to detect and connect

        • Then it might be your Wi-Fi hardware issue. Maybe its time to change to another new smartphone. πŸ˜‰

          • kojo

            lol…okay, thnx

  • Rajiv


    I uploaded this rom WP 7.10.8858.136 everything work fine on HTC HD2 , but my wifi get disconnected regulary can u help me.
    I have to restart my mobile everytime to start the wifi again.
    can u help me with it.

    • Hi Rajiv, please consult ROM chef. I have no idea too.

  • Rajiv

    what do u mean by chef?
    i have downlaoded this
    HD2 Pdaimatejam Rom Wp7.8 OS 7.10.8858.136 RMT v8.7

    can u please send me a link to download OS version 7.10.8835.35
    i hope u will have some idea now.

  • hamedullah

    Jayce I have installed wp7.8 is in my HTC hd2 mobile every thing is working good but battery drain DAMN and market activation code problem any way to Salve this problem?
    . thanks

    • Sorry hamedullah, I have no idea on battery issue. Please consult ROM chef at XDA Forum. As for activation code, please get it from Microsoft Support.

      • Imran

        hi, I installed wp7.8 on HTC HD2 but, when enabling and clicking to the wifi mobile getting restart and keypad is not being popup. Any help or upgrade patch is available.

  • Virginia

    Hi , I have successfuly installed wp 7.8 and now I need activation code , but when I go to settings and go to about and it shows me name:htc hd2 and model nokia lumia 900. And my question is when asking Microsoft for activation code should I say for Nokia lumia 900 or it doesn’t matter which model is?

  • ali jafari

    which kind of windows mobile phone is better than???
    7.5 , 7.8 , 8

  • Virginia

    Hi , I’m really scared to make a call, chat or mail to microsoft with my real information or fake , so Please can someone Help me and do this for me PLEASE!!! I am with wp7.8 and in settings the model is Nokia Lumia 900. My email is

  • micheal

    i flashed my hd2 withWP7.8 ROM …. everything seems to be working perfectly except my data connection….. my wifi works perfect and also the marketplace works good…. so please how can i fix this problem…………..

    • Hi micheal, did you set APN value?

  • ishan

    can any one tell me that i have a HTC HD2 6.5. i just want to upgrade into 7 or 8.
    please help me for this matter. also provide me link on my mail id i.e.


    • Above guide didn’t help you?

      • ishan

        thanks for the reply

        please tell how we update my phone & is it possible to upgrade this into andriod
        pls. help

        • Please refer to the installation in the post. Yes, you can install Android as well.

          • ishan

            Thanks jayce

            i have a another question i.e. when we download the ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3. in this partition are there. which one is better in this

            150MB Partition
            250MB Partition
            400MB Partition

            And when i will start this process, i have to download this file into my phone or not.

            • Yes, size depends on the Android ROM that you going to install.

            • ishan

              after the completion of this step

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

              then i have to Download NexusHD2 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Beta10 NAND ROM for HTC.

              pls help.

              • Yes ishan.

                • ishan

                  thanks a lot……..

  • Hamedullah

    I want to install new version of windows mobile OS because this version have some problems like suddenly restart battery dream?
    This is possible to install ios on htc hd2?
    which one is the best rom for htc hd2 windows 6.5,7,8 or android ….(?) nand sd native?
    big problem of htc hd2 battery freeze and internal memory any solution for this?

    • No iOS on HD2.
      Android better. Prefer NAND.
      Use other better ROM.

  • muzammil

    hye guys .
    i have requiested to you plzzz tell me how to install windows 7.8 step by step .
    thanks in adv
    regards sheikh muzammil

    • Hi muzammil, please refer to the installation guide.

  • muzammil

    this is my email address plzzz send me the link of all things that have required to install windows 7.8 and give me the advice is windows 7.8 better for htc hd2

    • Hi muzammil, I prefer Android personally.

  • Ian

    Is there such a way for my apps using android os to be able to save all apps to my sd card?

    • Yes, use Android ROM with A2SD+ support.

  • sheikh muzammil

    Hi jayce first of all thanks for your suggestion . I have installed WP 7.8 on my HTC hd2 and I have activate it also but there is a problem after activating my phone that if I download any app from market place its going to download and show a popup windows that ask me for select date of birth and country/region is automatically selected I live in Pakistan but the automatically selected country/region is people’s republic of china then I accept it it shows an other popup windows and tell me that I hv reached the maximum limit of account for windows phone .can you help me out plzzzz.

    • Sorry muzammil, I have no idea on the activation stuff (I myself did not get it, am using Android now). Please consult others at XDA Forum.

  • sheikh muzammil

    After this app downloading is cancel

  • sheikh muzammil

    Plzzz help me I am waiting for your reply

  • sheikh muzammil

    Ok so nice of you thanks

  • Syed Hassan Imam

    I have installed Pdaimatejam windows 7.8 on my htc hd2 now I need an activation code, it would be a great help if u would just do it for me
    thank you.. my id

    • Hi Imam, please get it from Microsoft Support.

  • Syed Hassan Imam

    thanks Joyce I just wanna know which IMEI I have to tell them, is there any other I have to check on the internet or the same my HD2 has?

    • I have no idea because I don’t get it personally. πŸ˜›

  • jeevan

    i followed all of your step and i successfully installed window 7.10.8779 but i need a activation code now i tried it from microsoft support but i cant access from there may i cant get access from my country please help me

  • Telmuun

    Just installed 7.8 but no activation code πŸ™ Could someone please send me the activation code πŸ™‚ my email is

    • Hi Telmuun, you need to get it from Microsoft Support yourself.

  • Starlyvil

    Hello jayce, I have a big problem here, and it’s about root access stuff. I have successfully installed 7.8 on my hd2, but i want to give root access to wp7 root tool which gives root access to other apps

    • Sorry Starlyvil, I have no idea on WP7 root access. Try to consult others.

  • august

    hello ali, can i install wp7.8 on htc sensetion4g? now i am using htc sensetion4g and want to upgrade it to windows phone….many thank!

  • Waseem

    I need windows activation code for HTC HD 2. Running windows 7.8 rom.
    Please email me. Anyone…

  • emily

    Hi,l bought a HTC window 7.8 for six month now the only thing l can do is
    Receive calls and make call all because of activation code and l have called Microsoft customers but still no help.l will be grateful if u help me with the code.thanks these my email

    • Hi emily, what did Microsoft reply you?

      • emily

        They said they are not the ones
        to give me the code and gave me another
        number to call and when l called them
        they also said the same thing

        • Try US Microsoft Support see. If still cannot, install Android ROM then.

  • Chai

    hi can you help me, my phone keeps telling me storage card not working and it needs a hard reset. the problem is i wasn’t able to back up my files, do you have any idea how to recover it?.i still didn’t reset it because im afraid my files will be lost.

    • Sorry Chai, no idea on reading SD card content on WP7.

  • yash

    Hay jayceooi ….. I want to know that how to install game from SD card on hd2 win 7.8 Manually installation of game…….
    Please help me

    • Sorry yash, I have no idea on this. Please get it from Windows Store directly.