How to enable 3G data connection on Android HTC HD2?

How to enable 3G data connection on Android HTC HD2? This is the question that I asked myself when I got Android 2.2 Froyo installed on my HTC HD2. I failed to enable 3G data connection and I thought that was an issue with the Android build. However, I was wrong. 3G data connection is really working on Android HTC HD2. Thanks to Razi for letting me know the way to enable it.

Guide to enable 3G data connection on Android HTC HD2

  1. Click on ‘Windows hardware button’ at main screen.
  2. Go to ‘Settings’.
  3. Select ‘Wireless & networks’
  4. Check ‘Mobile network ~ Use phone for data connection when WiFi is unavailable’.
  5. Select ”Mobile network ~ Set options for roaming, networks, APNs’.
  6. Select ‘Access Point Names’. Note – A blank APNs page will be shown.
  7. Click on ‘Windows hardware button’. It will bring up 2 options ~ ‘New APN’ and ‘Reset to default’.
  8. Select ‘New APN’.
  9. Key in ‘My APN’ by clicking on ‘Name’. Note – you can key in any name you want. I selected ‘My APN’.
  10. Key in ‘My APN’ by clicking on ‘APN’. Note – you can key in any APN you want. I selected ‘My APN’.
  11. Click on ‘Windows hardware button’.
  12. Then click on ‘Save’.
  13. Select on ‘My APN’.
  14. You are done.

Try to disable WiFi connection. Your phone should connect to Internet using 3G data connection now. Enjoy…


  1. Hello,

    I love your website! Many thanks…I downloaded Android for htc hd2…the only complaint I have is, I can’t hear people on the other line…all I get is a robot type sound on it. Is there a more stable build out there? thanks Jerome

  2. Pity it doesn’t work (at least not with me). HD2, ROM version 1.48, radio version 2.12, two different Android versions (dan1j3l-LeoFroyo-1.0 and HD2Froyo_V2.1). Perhaps because I’m in the Netherlands? I’ve got a preinstalled Vodafone NL APN, with data that’s the same as the WinMo data. Still no luck.

  3. Instructions didn’t match exactly what I saw on my screen, but enough to allow me to engage my brain and get it working.

    Now have an interface, style and environment I am luving

  4. Hey Im running a different rom and it seems my settings are different. What exaclty did you do edie? Any info would be helpful. Thanks

  5. I choose the windows key

    Then chose wireless and networks

    then mobile networks

    clicked data enabled

    then i selected acces point names (or apn)

    I did notice that there were quiet a few entries in there, 4 alone for O2 my network. 2 normal, 1 post pay and 1 pay as you go

    I went back to windows and checked which one was there, went back into android and choose the one that matched that. As soon as I did that, it jumped into life

  6. hi jayce, i tried the the way you told to enable 3G.but it dosent work. wen clicking on mobile network it says “turning on” then it says connection faild. cant update weathr or play videos,…when ever try it says “u need a network connection. please turn on mobile network.”

    any suggestions? please help’

  7. Thank you for your help. This doesnt work…
    I already rebooted my phone. And tried it all again. But still didn’t work.
    I’ve got the dutch HTC HD2, does this make any differences?
    Please help me! Because I don’t wanna go back to windows mobile, that sucks.

  8. than you :). but please, help me? i’ve done all of this but whenever someone calls me i hear a robot sound is there a way to fix this ?

  9. I tryed this and i have 4 bars. But when i turn off wifi i try to use the internent and it says data connection failed. Is there any other way to fix this? Please help. also i sometimes get a robot voice when calling sometimes. Can i flash this while the nand is on it? Or do i need to switch back to windows mobile ?

  10. hey jayce,
    Well i had a problem doing these steps because when i did them and try to do the 7.Click on ‘Windows hardware button’. It will bring up 2 options ~ ‘New APN’ and ‘Reset to default’. the 2 options would not show up what should i do. please contact me at

  11. Can I add another thing since I got mine working today… if everything fails, just try the “Reset to defaults” option, and redo the settings, this fixed it for me 🙂

  12. i thought i was never going to get my internet to work, thanks this really works and the instructions are simple.

  13. TYTYTYTYTY!!!!!!!!!! I too thought the build was broke. But much to my suprize this site pulls through again. Thank you for letting me use my HD2 the way its supposed to be used.

  14. it doesn’t work with me guys i did all steps and still i cant find my router connection network please help me guys 🙁 as fast as you can

  15. my dad has a android phone called samsung galaxy i5500. he has got a three sim only and he has internet but since he brought the phone the internet does not work. i have a wired router. can you help me?

  16. hi am using an htc hd2 android version i cant use the 3 g network every time i try and edge sympol(E) appears what i should do plz 7eb

  17. not working for me, I had try several roms and all of them work ok but I have the same problem with all of them the internet/ data doesnt work for me only when I use wifi
    could you help?

  18. Hi Jayce..

    Please help.. I have HTC Desire Z.. I lost my mobile connection yesterday.. When I try to select Mobile connection in Settings>wireless&network i got a message CONNECTION FAILED.. I don’t know whY.. Any idea?
    Before that everything works brilliant..

      • I have installed some application from market.. nottin’ special.. i tried to insert sim card to another phone and Mobile internet works fine.. Definetly is something about phone..

        How can i reset factory settings?? maybe that will help??

  19. Hey,
    This is the same guy that asked weeks ago about the t-mobile apn numbers for t-mobile for the htc hd2 for android. I switched to simple mobile and im wondering if you would know the apns for the android htc hd2. You knew last time so im guessing you would probably know again. Thing is internet works but does not seem to be 3g. ANY SUGESSTIONS PLEASE!!!! I CANT EVEN GET THE FACEBOOK APP TO LOAD THE NEWS FEED!

  20. Thank you the the tip to solve my problems but the results is negative. Many times I tried to reboots,without Wifi on and reset still faults.
    The results is still negative.
    I done many time the 3G/H/E unable, so I could use for internet unless using WiFi.
    Any solution for advice?
    Thank You.

  21. wow, it was that easy! it blows my mind. i just got someone’s old HTC HD2 with Windows Mobile 6 on it, & decided, even tho i know nothing about programming, i was going to wipe it & install Jellybean on it! it took me a long time, but i finally did it (2 days, & that’s with watching 3 little kids too!). but i could not get the data connection working. i did what you said, & BAM! it works!
    thank you, thank you, thank you!

  22. my rom is different, and is the original one, since i just did boot to factory settings . how do I manage to work the 3g? i do not have in the settings the icon wireless and networks… and when i chose the line i have only the option gprs …. help please

  23. i am not sure is original i just found out that is a MTK HD2 dual sim clone , and not the original htc hd2, but is identical… where do i find new rom for it, of how can i make it to go on 3g? if anyone can help me will be great….thanks

  24. I have a samsungI5500 Android 2.2.I always got internet connection until 3 wks ago I was trying to create sapce after memory full prompt.Deleted some apps cannot remember all but ever since I am unable to get internet connection. However I can get Wifi connection from home.Anyone can please help.


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