Download Sensation XL NAND Android A2SD+ Zip ROM for HTC HD2

Beats Audio is the best feature on latest HTC smartphones now. However, you can enjoy Beats Audio on old generation HTC smartphones like HTC HD2 too. Just install Beats Audio on HTC Sense ROM will do. Personally, I don’t prefer HTC Sense ROM anymore because it is slower than CM7 and MIUI ROM on HTC HD2. But this Beats Audio makes me to try it again. So I have HTC Sensation XL ROM on my HTC HD2 now…

HTC Sensation XL ROM on HTC HD2

Quadrant score
HTC Sense 3.5 Launcher
Software information
Music player with Beats Audio

The HTC Sensation XL ROM installation was slow (around 45 minutes on my slow SD card). But it is worth the waiting. haldric’s HTC Sensation XL ROM (Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread) on HTC HD2 is the fastest HTC Sense 3.5 ROM that I tried. And I like Beats Audio too. Of course, it is still slower than CM7 / MIUI ROM. But I can use my HTC HD2 as a music player with high quality Beats Audio.

Note โ€“ You need to have 210 MB CWM partition layout and 1 GB of EXT3 partition to install this HTC Sensation XL ROM v1.0 ROM.

Installation guide ~ How to Install CWM NAND Android on HTC HD2? (Video)

Download HTC Sensation XL ROM v1.0 [Kernel: HierOS r1.8.3] NAND A2SD+ Zip ROM here.

  • L1ME

    haii ๐Ÿ™‚

    uhm i have ext2 on SD created with CWM, how to change it to ext3? or i can use different program to reformat the partition to ext3 or 4?

    • I think you can recreate EXT3 with CWM. Make sure you backup all the stuffs from SD card first.

      • L1ME

        i should use mag 1.13 and cwm v1.3 for this new rom too or a newer version is required?

        • MAGLDR 1.13 and CWM v1.3 will do. Got newer version?

          • L1ME

            noo but i wasnt check the news long time ago so thats why im asking ๐Ÿ™‚

            • rohit mishra

              will this rom work with android htc hd2 2.3.7

  • Abbas

    Hi : I’ve installed. But it did not come up.
    Photography was a lion. And stuck.

    • How long did you wait?

  • Abbas


    I wait ten minutes. But it did not boot.

    • Wait longer see…

  • Abbas

    I waited an hour and ten minutes.
    Do you have installed.

    • No more than 1 hour.

      How much CWM partition layout and EXT3 partition did you use?

      • TC

        I have waited more than 2 hours but no response. I am using 210 MB CWM partition layout and 1 GB of EXT3 partition

        • Hmm… Try to reboot and wait see. It should not take more than 1 hour. Consult ROM chef at XDA if still cannot. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Terry

    The link says file unavailable… Is there a different url?

    • You can check at XDA see…

  • Byambaa

    hi, i installed it and i did reboot. Then it booted and shows me SENSATION XL ROM FOR HTC HD2 screen and reload it automatically, again again, Must I waiting 30 mintes?

    • No need to wait if you are facing boot loop issue. Wipe data and cache then reinstall Android ROM again.

  • Stan

    I was trying to download this, I was having trouble downloading it through maglrd not clockwork mod, can you provide me with a tutorial through maglrd??

    • This is a CWM ROM. Can’t be installed through MAGLDR.

      • Stan

        do you have to download a different kernel after the rom?? instructions for this rom??

        • No. Installation guide is in the post.

  • Terry

    Hi Jayce, I finally got a hold of this rom but for some reason the wifi is not working… Any idea why? All info is much appreciated. Thank you.

    • Sorry, no idea. Wi-Fi is working on mine.

  • Stefan

    right now I’m running CM7 , but canI install this HTC rom from SD Card within Rom Manger?

    • Sorry, I don’t use ROM Manager. Please consult ROM Manager developer directly.

  • kim sam or

    Hi Jayce!
    I install android sensation xl but it is not work. I wait 2 h but it still show lion

  • kim sam or

    my room 3.5, 400 mb CWM partition layout and 1 GB of EXT3 partition
    but it is not work.

    • You need exact 210 MB CWM partition layout.

      • kim sam or

        Thanks Jayce!
        I just had done it.

  • Muhis


    I have installed this ROM with 400mb CWM partition and 1GB EXT3 partition. I didn’t notice earlier that the 210MB is needed!
    Looks like the ROM is working fine. Just one problem though. I have an 8GB micro SD card in the phone but when I try to open the movie application or try to update/install applications from android market, the phone notifies me that there is not enough internal memory although I have more than 6GB free space on the SD card!
    Any idea how to fix this problem?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Using 400MB CWM partition results less internal memory. Use 210MB.

      • Muhis

        Thank you for answering so fast.

        Now if I want to change this partition size, do I have to go through all the installation steps or how?
        Does this delete my settings and setups which I have made already?
        Does this ROM support apps istallation on SD card?

        • Install CWM partition. Then Android ROM.
          Yes, it will delete everything.
          Yes, it install apps apk at EXT3 partition SD card.

          • Muhis

            Sorry to bother you so much with questions ๐Ÿ™‚ I am just new at this and trying to understand how this works ๐Ÿ™‚

            So, basicaly if I chose 4GB EXT3 partition (which was the max in your istallation guide) instead of the 1GB I will have more space to install apps, right?
            What about the rest of space on the SD card? is it usable for installing apps as well or it just for mass storage?
            In your guide you have 250mb CWM partion and not exactly 210mb, can this be used?


            • Yes.
              You can install apps there too. As well as for mass storage.
              Yes. Or you can edit the flash.cfg change system ya 250M to 210M.

              • Muhis

                I made it now. It worked! The phone doesn’t notify anymore that there is no enough memory.
                Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚

              • quiet

                Dear Jayce
                how can i access to flash.cfg ??
                I have tried to install this rom with 250mb CWM and 4GB EXT3 ,after installation it stucks on logo and android doesnt com up,what should i do?

                • Edit it at PC. Change to 210MB.

  • nazar

    i need arabic font

  • Arsnl

    Attempted twice to install this.. couldn’t boot it eventhough the install from sd took only 10 mins.. downloaded the recovery from xda after finish restart, waited like 1 hour and nothing.. any ideas? Followed your guide.. the only difference from the xda link is I used EXT3 1gb and not EXT4, coz not sure how to do it.. btw, do partition before or after install from sd? Thanks

    • I am using 1GB EXT3 partition too. Create partition before install ROM.

      If you using the same components and versions as mine, then I have no idea already…

      • arsnl

        Thanks.. if u can recall how long did it take for you to boot after the installation?

        • 45 minutes as I mentioned in the article.

  • saman

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  • touchnarin

    hi Jaycees,
    currently i using andriod on my HD2, I would search ur help on how to flash other android ROM in my device please or I have to go all the process again?
    thanks, Narin

    • Just repeat the wipe data and cache part. Then install new Android ROM.

  • touchnarin

    do we have keypad T9 on android as windows mobile?
    in windows mobile, in writing message we can have many keyboard option while android don’t have. please advise how can I have this?

    • Not sure. You can try to search at Android Market.

  • doc

    how edit the flash.cfg change system ya 250M to 210M
    im using window7

    • Use any text editor will do. I use Notepad++.

  • doc

    How to enable chinese pinyin..
    I download from market also can’t use pinyin.

    • Did you enable it in Language & keyboard at settings?

  • Neel

    just a small question …. if its all about software ie. beats audio …. y dont we just extract it ??

    can u gimme the link to download software for my “hyperdroid rom”
    m using hyperdroid cm 2.3.7 right now !
    thanks mannn .. u rock !! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Neel

    okay i ll change d rom to the htc rom … but still m not gonna use that laggy sensation rom …. ll download the beats audio software and its drivers …. now can u give it a thought ….
    beats audio + normal super smooth htc build rom of desire hd = awsomeness at its best ๐Ÿ˜€
    please give it a try and let me know ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sherif

    Does it support Arabic language ?
    I have a problem in internal memory does it support installing apps in the mem. card?
    best regards

    • Not sure about Arabic language support. It does install apps on EXT3 partition at SD card.

  • bot

    please can you give the direct download link from xda developers ! because i’m unable to download from your link ! thanks

    • This link was taken from XDA. Please ask ROM chef for another link.

  • bot

    I’ve created 1 GB of EXT3 partition by watching your video on youtube ! but how can i create 210 MB CWM partition layout ?? or how can i check the current CWM partition layout ??

    • Edit the flash.cfg in CWM partition layout. Change system ya from xxxM to 210M.

  • bot

    i did not understand ! please help me friend ! please explain further !!!!

  • Kagwanja

    Hi Jayce,

    I’m a first timer at this. Like one of the guys, I’m stuck with the image of a panther one hour later. The part I don’t get is the editing to 210mb CWM. I’d downloaded the 250mb CWM. Where exactly do I edit?…its all jargon.. I have the page open with notepad++.

    • There is flash.cfg file in 250 CWM layout package, right? Open flash.cfg with any text editor. Change system ya 250M to 210M. Save it. That’s all.

  • Kagwanja

    Hi Jayce,

    Right, got it. Thanks a lot.
    I’ve gone through the whole process again exactly as you’ve said in your guide but the image of the animal is still there one hour later. Mine is a HD2, T-Mobile version. Any ideas why it’s not starting? Plus what other cool android OS can I try installing?

  • Kagwanja

    Yes I do. The XL just won’t boot…

    • I have no idea then. You might want to consult ROM chef on XDA.

  • Kagwanja

    Thanks, final question, why does my hd2 screen refuse to work at times? the touch facility at times. there’s no screen cover..

    • No idea on touch screen issue. If you are using stock Windows Mobile and still got touch screen issue, the touch sensor might have problem then.

  • Kagwanja

    So it may be a hardware problem or what?

    • Suspect hardware issue if still happen on stock Windows Mobile.

  • Simon

    please Jayce. I want to install this Sensation XL ROM on my htc hd2. I am running Android 2.3.5 CyanogenMod 7.
    I have downloaded the SensationXL ROM, but i need u to tell me how to install it, step by step.
    because i dont see any instructions. Thanks

    • Installation is the same. Just make sure that you have 210 MB CWM layout partition installed and 1 GB of EXT3 partition on SD card.

  • Simon

    ok, so since i did all this while installing CyanogenMod 7;
    Radio that support 576 MB RAM
    DFT MAGLDR Bootloader v1.13
    ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3
    EXT3 partition on SD card.

    do i have to install them again??
    if no, should i wipe data/factory reset in CWM recovery? and please when do i make the 210 MB partition and 1 gb of EXT3 on sd card.

    Also should i do backup in CWM Recovery??

    Sorry for too many questions… just dont want to make errors while doing this.

    • Skip those which you already installed. Yes, you need to wipe data and cache on new ROM installation.

      Backup or not is totally up to you. But prefer.

      • Simon

        ok, i get most of it now! Should i download and install CWM recovery partition 250MB?? because i cannot find 210MB.

        i remember that i used 150MB for installing CyanogenMod.

        • There is flash.cfg file in 250 CWM layout package. Open flash.cfg with any text editor. Change system ya 250M to 210M. Save it. Install on phone then.

          • Simon

            thanks alot. I’ll tell u how it went after i’ve done it. goodnight Jayce… u rock

  • Simon

    So i have installed it and working good… BUT wifi does not connect. u know how to fix this??

    • Sorry, nope. Try out the latest version from XDA see.

      • Simon

        where is the link for the latest version?
        I have used this Sensation XL ROM for a day now and its too slow… i think i’ll go back to CM7

        • XDA link is in the post.

          • Simon

            XDA guy said to use for system ya 220M…. but u said 210M
            which should i use?

            • 210MB is for v1.0. Follow XDA for other version.

            • Simon

              ok i flashed the latest ROM v2.4… first boot has taken up to one hour now.
              I did everything correctly… am installing for eu user and magldr.
              is this normal??

              • Did not try v2.4. It might take long time too.

                • Simon

                  i removed the battery and turned on the phone and it came on normally… i hope that doesn’t hunt me later.

  • elly

    how to fix call problem…it not responding…when someone call me it force close

    • Try out the latest version from XDA.

    • elly

      where is the of the latest version of this rom?

      • v2.5

        • elly

          – how to install this (if it is applicable to SENSATION XL ROM V 2.5 STOCK)

          2. Desire hd camera for sensation xl

          • Better refer to ROM chef.

  • John

    wondering If you or someone on here can help me out, I have been running sensation xl rom w/beats for a while now, I have never had an issue with it its an awesome rom. All of a sudden camera is giving me issues. I can take pictures but It wont save anywhere and its driving me crazy. Camera was working perfectly fine before, it went weird one day to another. Any help with this would be great. Thank you in advance.

    • Try to wipe data and cache with CWM.

  • hey bro,
    how can i install this rom in hd2…pls tell me step by step…right nw i m using 2.2 android ….

    • Hi imran, please follow the installation guide in the post.

  • Installation guide ~ How to Install CWM NAND Android on HTC HD2? (Video)…..
    this link use cwm nand..i wnt to install

    Download HTC Sensation XL ROM v1.0 [Kernel: HierOS r1.8.3] NAND A2SD+ Zip ROM here.

    pls tell me step by step…

    • The guide is already a step by step guide. Take time to study it.

      • ok..i should use this rom instead of cwm nand..right…

  • ali

    ON HTC HD2

    • Sorry, not sure as I seldom use HD2 camera.

    • William

      yeap. Im on HTC HD2 TMobile. The camera works well, only some lag on video recording.

  • Selim

    Hello, thanks for the complete infos. After i installed this rom (and i don’t know why all the sense 3,5 roms) i got very few space on nand memory. when i looked to properties i see all of the space is 6-10 mb and kbs for free ๐Ÿ™ when i install app+sd i think send all apps to ext it doesn’t boot, just the black screen with green htc logo. can you also help me too friend ? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • You need to use 210 MB CWM partition to have more internal disk space.

      • Selim

        thanks for quickreply. you done great. can you please let me know where can i find 210 mb cwm? i did search but i couldn’t find it? thank you again.

  • faiz

    hey jayce just wanted to thank you for those tutorials! very concise and easy to follow. i only have on slight problem though. whenever i wanna change the display scene/skin, it doesn’t show a preview of what they look like, although i can still apply them. do you know how i can fix this?

    • Sorry, faiz. No idea. You need to refer to ROM chef on this.

      • faiz

        thats okay then. anyway, my battery life tends to run out pretty quick. do you have any advise on how to improve it?

        • Don’t use 3G data. Reduce widgets usage.

  • ivo

    download does’nt work

  • rafi

    hi jayce..

    my phone stuck on MAGLDR screen when is go to second option boot SD……it shows 123456 go go go go….but nothing comes…

    please help me

    • Why do you want to boot SD since this ROM is NAND version?

  • cygee26


    do this guide works with the version 3.0?

    • Installation process should be the same. Just take note about CWM partition layout. Make sure that you are using the correct size for v3.0.

  • reazle

    Hey jayce

    I’m in south africa and have a htc hd2. And I need the link to download the android roms please.

    • Try to find at XDA website. Most of the download links are blocked.

      • reazle

        I’m very lost can’t you send me a direct link please.

        • Most the links that I have are blocked.

          • reazle

            So is there no way I will get it onto my phone?

            • Yes, as I mentioned. Find Android ROM at XDA website.

  • reazle

    Please help this widows suck!

    • reazle

      Which one is most suited for this phone?

  • Edijs

    my hd2 turns on, than stuck and rebooting over and over again.
    what is the problem

    • Not sure. What did you do until you got this issue?

  • ShadowCreek

    Do really want to use this, but I cant download it as the link directs to megaupload which is down at the moment….so my question is if you could put the file on a different site?

    • Hi ShadowCreek, please get the latest build at XDA website.

  • hassan

    i installed it, but im stuck at htc quietly brilliant beatsaudio screen

    • Hi hassan, how much CWM layout size did you install?

  • aleksandsar

    hi,..i need help how to create 210 MB CWM partition?

    • Hi aleksandsar, please refer to CWM installation guide.

      • aleksandsar

        where can I get that?

        • In the installation guide.

      • aleksandsar

        where can I get that?I must rename flash.cfg?

        • Please study the installation guide carefully.

          • aleksandsar

            Give me instructions please

  • just..kguy

    my phone didnt work it just keep rebooting what should i do
    and the install guide that you put is not the same android

    • Hi just..kguy, how much CWM partition layout did you install?

      • just..kguy

        150 cmw partion then i tried 250 cwm but it didnt work i stuck on boot screen the htc beats audio i really need hmm i have an idea what if i giveyou my email then you send to me the right video cuz the video on your website is not correct!!!! thanks alot

  • just..kguy

    from where do i get 210 partion

  • just..kguy

    hmmm iam really angry iused 210 cmw i still stucks

  • just..kguy

    pleese senddddd to me the video on my email and the video that you put on the web site

  • just..kguy

    when i in the middle of installing it ask me. what should i take yes or no

    • Hi just..kguy, please refer to CWM installation guide to create a custom 210MB. Take your time to study all my guides.

  • cutterwood

    can u post new link, this one seems to be broken!

    • Hi cutterwood, I don’t have other link. Please try to find it at XDA website.

  • Erik

    After putting this and testing a few other ROM’s I somehow have lost my upload speed over WiFi, I have about 40kbs up.. over wifi and 1-1,5 MB over mobilenet, all tested onm speedtest bt ookla, my boardband is 30/5

    Any suggestions

    Thanks in advance, Erik

    • Hi Erik, if all the ROMs perform the same, it might be your connection issue.

  • srie

    its good sites, i still have it.. thanks jayce

  • bashir

    hello jayce i have a htc hd2 phone with a failed android os please how do i download a free newer version of android?

    • Hi bashir, please take your time to study the installation guide in the post.

  • gary

    The file doesn’t exist anymore where else could I find this??

    • Try to find it at XDA website.

  • julian

    hi jayce just a quick question, just got an htc sensation xl and battery life is too short, do you have any idea how to make it last longer?

    thank you very much


  • Muhammad Saad

    Hey Jayce,

    I just installed this ROM …it works perfect except for one problem:

    I cant access USB Mass storage from my PC. I have tried everything ๐Ÿ™

    Please help!!!

  • Muhammad Saad

    Hey Jayce,

    On this ROM when i go to Friendstream tab…i can not connect to Facebook….when i chose does nothing….

    Help Plzz!!

    • Hi Muhammad, please consult ROM chef on these issues. I have no idea too.

  • Dubturbo

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    for supplying this info.

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