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…
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 – 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.
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.
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?
noo but i wasnt check the news long time ago so thats why im asking 🙂
will this rom work with android htc hd2 2.3.7
Hi : I’ve installed. But it did not come up.
Photography was a lion. And stuck.
How long did you wait?
I wait ten minutes. But it did not boot.
Wait longer see…
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?
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. 😉
The link says file unavailable… Is there a different url?
You can check at XDA see…
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.
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.
do you have to download a different kernel after the rom?? instructions for this rom??
No. Installation guide is in the post.
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.
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.
I install android sensation xl but it is not work. I wait 2 h but it still show lion
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.
I just had done it.
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.
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.
Sorry to bother you so much with questions 🙂 I am just new at this and trying to understand how this works 🙂
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?
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.
I made it now. It worked! The phone doesn’t notify anymore that there is no enough memory.
Thank you very much 🙂
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.
i need arabic font
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…
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.
سلام من سامان هستم از ايران عاشق اين گوشيم اما بواسه خريدنش ندارم
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?
Just repeat the wipe data and cache part. Then install new Android ROM.
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.
how edit the flash.cfg change system ya 250M to 210M
im using window7
Use any text editor will do. I use Notepad++.
How to enable chinese pinyin..
I download from market also can’t use pinyin.
Did you enable it in Language & keyboard at settings?
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 !! 😀
Beats Audio only work on HTC build ROM.
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 😀
please give it a try and let me know ! 🙂
Does it support Arabic language ?
I have a problem in internal memory does it support installing apps in the mem. card?
Not sure about Arabic language support. It does install apps on EXT3 partition at SD card.
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.
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.
i did not understand ! please help me friend ! please explain further !!!!
Edit the flash.cfg text file.
hey how to edit it ???? from where can i find the flash.cfg text file ??? please help me ! thanks
Any text editor will do. The file in CWM partition zip. https://www.jayceooi.com/2011/08/15/how-to-install-clockworkmod-recovery-v1-3-on-htc-hd2-video/
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.
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?
Do you have EXT3 partition on your SD card?
You can try these – https://www.jayceooi.com/2011/08/02/top-android-2-3-5-gingerbread-nand-android-rom-for-htc-hd2/
Yes I do. The XL just won’t boot…
I have no idea then. You might want to consult ROM chef on XDA.
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.
So it may be a hardware problem or what?
Suspect hardware issue if still happen on stock Windows Mobile.
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.
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.
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.
thanks alot. I’ll tell u how it went after i’ve done it. goodnight Jayce… u rock
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.
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.
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.
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.
i removed the battery and turned on the phone and it came on normally… i hope that doesn’t hunt me later.
how to fix call problem…it not responding…when someone call me it force close
Try out the latest version from XDA.
where is the of the latest version of this rom?
– how to install this (if it is applicable to SENSATION XL ROM V 2.5 STOCK)
1. KERNEL RCMIX3D V6 FOR SENSATION XL
2. Desire hd camera for sensation xl
Better refer to ROM chef.
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.
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…
WILL THE CAMERA WILL WORK PROPERLY AFTER INSTALLING SENSATION XL ROM.ZIP
ON HTC HD2
Sorry, not sure as I seldom use HD2 camera.
yeap. Im on HTC HD2 TMobile. The camera works well, only some lag on video recording.
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 🙁 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 ? 🙂
You need to use 210 MB CWM partition to have more internal disk space.
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.
You need to create custom one.
sorry friend. i got it 🙂 thank you 🙂
What’s the problem for no boot?? i think installed two or three times, and wait for each at least 1 hour, and tried also energy sensation rom. and also no boot, it’s just the logo and no answer? do you have an idea jayce??
Which Android ROM version did you install?
this sensation xl rom friend 🙁
Version dear… v1.0?
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.
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.
download does’nt work
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?
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.
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.
I’m very lost can’t you send me a direct link please.
Most the links that I have are blocked.
So is there no way I will get it onto my phone?
Yes, as I mentioned. Find Android ROM at XDA website.
Please help this widows suck!
Which one is most suited for this phone?
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?
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.
i installed it, but im stuck at htc quietly brilliant beatsaudio screen
Hi hassan, how much CWM layout size did you install?
hi,..i need help how to create 210 MB CWM partition?
Hi aleksandsar, please refer to CWM installation guide.
where can I get that?
In the installation guide.
where can I get that?I must rename flash.cfg?
Please study the installation guide carefully.
Give me instructions please
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?
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
from where do i get 210 partion
hmmm iam really angry iused 210 cmw i still stucks
pleese senddddd to me the video on my email email@example.com and the video that you put on the web site
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.
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.
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
Thanks in advance, Erik
Hi Erik, if all the ROMs perform the same, it might be your connection issue.
its good sites, i still have it.. thanks jayce
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.
The file doesn’t exist anymore where else could I find this??
Try to find it at XDA website.
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
Sorry julian, I don’t have such model. No idea. But you can try to find more info at XDA website.
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 🙁
On this ROM when i go to Friendstream tab…i can not connect to Facebook….when i chose Facebook..it does nothing….
Hi Muhammad, please consult ROM chef on these issues. I have no idea too.
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