How to install Android 2.2 Froyo on HTC HD2? (Video)

Everyone can have Android 2.2 Froyo on HTC HD2 officially now. It will make your HTC HD2 to run Android operation system like HTC Desire HD while still having the old Windows Mobile operating system. And lot of great Android 2.2 Froyo ROMs can be chose to install. The best part ~ it is not hard to do so. You can do it on your own too. Check out the Android on HTC HD2 installation video guide or step by step guide to learn more…


  • SPL 3.03
  • Radio 2.15
  • Official HTC HD2 ROM v3.14
  • Android 2.2 Froyo ROM

If you are using old HTC HD2 Windows Mobile ROM like v1.48, v1.66 or v1.72, all you need to do ~ upgrade to latest official HTC HD2 ROM Version 3.14. Follow the video guide ~ How to upgrade Windows Mobile ROM on HTC HD2? if you don’t know to do so. Official HTC HD2 ROM version 3.14 will install SPL 3.03 and Radio 2.15 on your phone. And this makes Android working on HTC HD2.

I picked darkstone SuperRAM FroYo Android ROM in the guide because it is the fastest loading Android ROM yet. You can try out other Top 10 Android ROMs for HTC HD2 too. By the way, I use free 7-Zip (any unzip application like WinZip or WinRAR also can) to unzip the Android ROM.

Step by Step Guide

  1. Power off your phone.
  2. Press volume down button (don’t let go) and power on your phone.
  3. It will load into bootloader.
  4. You should get ‘Red, Green, Blue and White’ screen with SPL-3.03.
  5. Take off the battery.
  6. Power on your phone.
  7. You should see R and D 3.14.xx at bottom of the screen with green HTC Logo.
  8. Connect USB cable from PC to phone after Windows Mobile loaded.
  9. Select ‘Disk Drive’ and click ‘Done’.
  10. Open removable disk (SD card storage) at PC.
  11. Open Android ROM zip with 7-Zip.
  12. Copy ‘Android’ and ‘Media’ folders to SD card.
  13. Disconnect USB cable from phone.
  14. Open ‘File Explorer’.
  15. Go to ‘Storage Card’.
  16. Select ‘Android’ folder.
  17. Click on ‘CLRCAD’ first. (note – nothing show up is normal)
  18. Then click on ‘HARET’. (just click ‘Yes’ if unknown publisher warning prompt up)
  19. First time Android loading will take around 1 – 2 minutes.
  20. Follow phone onscreen instructions to setup.
  21. Thatโ€™s all.

Note – most of the Android ROMs come with ‘Android’ folder only. darkstone SuperRAM FroYo has extra ‘media’ folder. Some may have different names. But as long as you have all the prerequisites, your phone should be able to run android.

Download darkstone SuperRAM FroYo v1.5 [kernel: hastarin r8.6 eb_oldcam custom] ROM here.

Enjoy Android on HTC HD2…


  1. using MDJ Froyo HD 4.6 now, I connected to Wi-Fi already but still phone say cannot connect to internet…

    and using mobile network also cannot, under APNs nothing, blank

  2. when i click on HARET.exe the black screen shows up with the codes, but I only see a few lines with codes. It seems to make no further progress… What do I do now?

      • hi, i get the same thing. all the android builds that ive downloaded do the same thing. soo, what do i do? whats wrong with it? i have rom 2.13.531.1 would that have anything to do with it? and what are the prerequisites?

        • The prerequisites are in the post. Read it carefully. If this Android ROM cannot work on your phone, you might need to try out those which use HSPL. Just search at my blog, you will get all the information you need. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. So every time I restart the phone, it will go to Windows first, then have to repeat the steps again from the File Explorer on? (Steps 14 and on?) hmmm, is there a way to have the phone start up right into Android?

  4. hey, Ive placed the new 3.14 software on my phone, but when I open my storage card from my pc, there is no “android folder”. I have the correct ROM and radio. When the bootloader screen appears it says 2.08 spl…I previously flashed the phone. Is this causing the problem or what? and if so, how can I return to 3.03

  5. I have the t-mobile HTC HD2, I did allthe step by step, I opened the sd card and everything. But it won’t restart like a new phone what should I do?

  6. help…i had already put hspl3 and then installed the official rom. if i now check my spl it shows spl 2.08.hspl 8g xe. can i still install the darkstone android on this?

  7. need your help urgently…i fulfilled everything. but after i pressed haret, i wil appear htc logo in green color. but android doesnt run after that, like restart my phone.

    and another prob is i tried with the htc desire, it loaded very long and it says failed to locate rooft file.

    so wat shud i do? hope u can help me. thx

  8. Hi Jayce i have found ur website today and its very very helpful for me and easy to understand . The thing that i was wondering about its can i get back my oregenal windows mobile in case that install the android os . I still need u to help me =) Think think that i am useing the android and from android wanna switch to winmo thats what am wondering now .

    Wish you get what i mean .

  9. no even this thing does not work can u suggest me something plz and also tell me where should be the music file located so that we can see it in the music app

  10. Jayce help i have done all steps to install android and in the end instade of starting in android os it returned back to windows the oregenal one . i have spl 3,03 radio 2,15 and the rom its the last one so what to do ? i don wanna try to install or fallow any other instructions in other website coz i believe that urs is better and clear .

  11. Hello,

    I installed Android on my phone. Works great! Thankyou.
    But there’s one problem.
    My WIFI works fine, but my 3g doesnt work. (so i can only go on the net at home).
    Can anybody help me?

  12. Hey there,
    I have the USA T-mobile HTC hd2 and I was making sure I had all the pre-reqs, I noticed that my SPL is only 2.10 how can I get it to 3.03? also my radio is 2.14 how do i get 2.15? Im a bit of a noob so I appologize would appreciate the help.

  13. HI Jayce I installed the Android 2.2 Froyo it work fine but when I shut my phone off it wouldn’t let me boot CLRCADโ€™ or โ€˜HARETโ€™ again a error message keeps popping saying “the file cannot be opened. Either it is not signed with a trusted certificate, or one of its components cannot be found” I tried reinstalling but same result what do I need to do to get Android 2.2 Froyo working again

  14. for some reason after all the process is complete i am unable to login to my google account and the internet connection is not working what do i do?

  15. hey, jayce. i’m finally trying out android. hesitated a long time.
    well, i formatted my sd card. should i copy my files(music, videos..) at the root level?

  16. hey jayce

    ive got hd2 on tmobile uk.. which dosent have the 3.14 update…any other way i can run froyo? appreciate the help.


  17. Hello Sir Jayce,

    I’ve got a T-mobile hd2 but now using it in China. This is my first time trying to change up os of my phone, i’ve gone through all your instructions as listed, the first time i booted android, it ran perfectly, but after restarting my phone and attempting again I get stuck on the black screen after i click haret. Any idea on what the problem might be? thanks in advance bro

      • Would deleted the current folder, and starting a new one require me to reset and redo the android setup? Oh, and since i have you here now, just wondering is flash included in android, if not then how do i install? Thanks!

          • Thanks for all your help Jayce! Just one more question, i’m trying to fix the data corruption and i came across this on XDA:

            Apply this patch to prevent data corruption. If you already using this build, use a new data.img (any size) after you apply this patch.
            Originally Posted by crawlingcity

            posting this initrd on darkstone’s behalf. fixed corruption. rename it to newinitrd.gz

            Do you know what i am suppose to do here, just replace the old file with this? and where do i place it after i download it? thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Hey jayce im having windows 5.2 in htc hd2. so i wanted to know whether i can upgrade the rom to 3.14 and install 2.2 in it ?

  19. Hey jayce im having windows 5.2 in htc hd2. so i wanted to know whether i can upgrade the rom to 3.14 and install 2.2 in it ? plz reply

  20. hi… i try to install andriod with the latest mattc Leo + Froyo w/Sense 1.8,
    i only saw black/white and will appear to be frozen, the guide in that page do say to be patient, but i waited for more than 20 mins, still the same…

  21. help plz
    i can’t get a clear call on android on my leo i tried several radio & android version but the problem still exist my voice on calls is not clear

  22. hey I want to know if you can boot back into winmo directly from android. like if u have to do it manully from android or if you have to restart the phone to run winmo or u just have to install winmo all over again? im lost on all of this switching thing.

    I know how bussy you are is jst that when i make a call it would go through like i can’t hear nothing the other person is saying is there anything you can do about that because i wold a perricate it.Also, After the program was installed if i took out the barttery to look if it had a red spot when i put the battery back it will go back to windows is that normal?
    JAyce if you have any help please contact me again at
    please and thank you

    • hello jerry

      you can try couple of things

      *make sure you pressed clr.cad before pressing haret.exe
      *make sure you have prerequisites
      *try different builds to
      *try rebooting the phone

      yes everytime you restart the phone it boot into windows mobile first. that is normal

      hope this helps

      good luck

      • Is there another android i can try that would be better and is VERY good if yes can i have that link because i have tried those steps and the same. And every sigle time i try to put android 2.2 and i ahve tryid the advice Jayce gave me and still the same old thing it say un-zip roofts

  24. Hi Jayce
    All of your videos are informative and very helpful. Your work is appreciated. I have Tmobile USA HTC HD2 Sense and I have tried like 6 different ways to get Android on my phone. I just cant get it together. Can you post the link where I can uninstall HSPL and just get back to the original settings? Thanks btw I tried gingerbread, froyo, clock recovery, superram and it never works

  25. Heyy jACE,

  26. hi, when i connect the usb to my phone and click where it says open and view files i drag it aside the i right click on the superRAM FOLDER AND IT DOSENT GIVE ME THE 7ZIP OPTION WAT TO DO??

  27. Hi there,

    I installed the Android ROM. It’s working quite well, but when I used it the first time I got a clear voice by the one who answered my call. But the screen went to black unfortunately, so I couldn’t hang up. I pulled out the battery and started Android for the second time.

    After using Android the second time I called the same person, but now I heard a very bad voice. And the black screen again. Pulled out the battery again and rebooted.

    Each time I used CLRCAD.exe (and I always have to acknowledge it by pressing “OK”). So, that’s not the problem. I don’t know what the problem is with the bad voice, maybe I have to make some changes in the preferences?

    And what about the black screen while calling? I can’t return to the main menu…..

    Thank you in advance!

    Greetings, Bas

  28. hi, i read the instructions and did everything thoroughly..but when i click on the ‘clrcad’ it gives me this message “the file clrcad cannot be opened. either it is not signed with a trusted certificate, or one of its components cannot be found. if the problem persists, try reinstalling or restoring this file”

    please help!! ๐Ÿ™

  29. Hi, i got hd2 spl 3.03, rom 3.14.405.2 (04666), radio and i can’t install android. when i click on CLRCAD and the haret exe it start to boot, but only few lines, then it shows black screen and green htc logo appears and after it just restarts and turn on with windows mobile.
    please help!

  30. Hi there, why not use Android 2.8.1. I already have it running on my HTC HD2 and it works perfectly! And….The installation (which takes less than 10 minutes) is very simple and removes Winmo 6.5 completely:-) So, just turn on your HD2 and voila, Android it is! No booting, no CLRCAD, just Android! And for those who want to return to Winmo, no problem. Within 5 minutes you’re back where you started. But I don’t think you will. Greetings from Holland!

  31. Hi Jayce,
    I did ever thing as the instructions above mentioned, I successful upgraded 1.6 xx to 3.4xx rom, it worked fine. But when I went on to up grade to Adroid 2.2 frodo,every thing went well except the very last step after I selected CLRCAD and then HARET, after about 30 second booting up, it didn’t work with a new 2.2 Android operating system but it went back to original system, I still have no luck in this, can you please give me the advises and suggestions why this is not working for me?

      • Hi,
        I have the same Prerequisites below and also the same phone as you have in the video.

        SPL 3.03
        Radio 2.15
        Official HTC HD2 ROM v3.14
        Android 2.2 Froyo ROM

        I have the 2G micro sd card, i don’t know if this is causing the problem. Other different thing i seen from my phone is when I pressed on CLRCAD , It gives me the warning like “The program is from an unknown publisher.Running it can possibly harm you device. Do you want to continue?
        Name: CLRCAD.EXE
        Location: \Storage Card\Android”
        From you video I did not see this warning message pops up when you selected CLRCAD.
        hmm something is not right with my phone?

        • Warning message is not an issue. How much space do you have in your SD card? Android ROM will create 1 GB or 512 MB data.img (I forgot which one) during 1st boot. So make sure that you have enough disk space for that.

  32. I managed to get this working now by loading the Android second time. is there a way that we can interchange the loading of the existing window operating system and android 2,2 operating system when the phone is on?

  33. Hi,

    I download it!! it is awsome!! is there a way to import the contacts from the SIM?? Because I do not see any contacts now. Please advise.

  34. Hi Jayce, Thanks to your article on here, I had been running 2.2 using SD Card for months until last week, I see following message repeatedly on phone and I cant use it any more.

    The process anroid.process.acore has sopped unexpectedly. Please try again.

    Is there a way I can get SMS, MMS, contacts from data.img file or fix this error and use phone normally.

    Is there some thing I can do that this doesn’t happen again.

    Thanks in advance.

  35. hi jayce..i have t-mobile hd2 i think its european model its hardware buttons are white with no green or red button & its flash size is 512 mb..OS Version 5.2.21864 (21864.5.0.81) Manila version 2.5.19202525.0 ROM version (70315) WWE, ROM date 10/28/09, Radio version๏ปฟ, Protocol version, Spl 1.42.0000, pls bro guide i need to upgrade the rom version of my hd2 and do i need the latest Radio version for install the android on my htc hd2 if yes then which which rom & which Radio version i need for my hd2 and bro i dont knw this tmobile hd2 belongs to which country becuse this is used hd2..and the saler also didnot know the country version of this mobile..pls Jayce guide me..i want to install 2.2 android froyo on my hd2

  36. hey Jayce, been doing all the instructions and steps you’ve given above. but i can’t find any ‘Disk Drive’ for step 9 on my phone. can you help me :/

      • can i install like a few of the rom inside my SD card? just to make it as a theme, whenever i get bored, i could just change it ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Technically, yes. But it might have some issues between Android builds if the application store data on the same folder on your SD card. Data corruption might happen…

          • i can’t find any ‘media’ and ‘android’ folders in the android rom i downloaded. did i miss anything? tried the few last steps, my phone reboot, but it went back to windows. no android ๐Ÿ™

              • first i used HD2ONE. but now im using darkstone and it runs okay. but they can’t detect my memory card. i can’t view the pictures and music in my card. can you help me? thanks in advance. so much ๐Ÿ™‚

                • Hmm… You should be able to read SD card content since this Android ROM is running from SD card. Which program do you use to view the picture and music?

  37. the android programs cant detect the musics and photos in my SD card. is there anyway to make those stuffs in my SD card appears? when i take picture, the direction of the photo taken go to the SD card, but unfortunately they can’t be save cos the android can’t detect my SD card ๐Ÿ™

  38. hy jayce i have hardspl 2.08 and radio 2.15 on htc hd2 flash size 512 mb, can i install android on my hd2 sd card, could i install sd card android on my htc hd2 with hardspl 2.08, please reply as soon as

  39. Hi Jayce, thnks for the replies… by the way where to download the source for android? n which is the good one to install? thnks again..

  40. greetings -newbie here..have sprint htc hd2 – w/spl 0.72- how to i change to 1.42 or hrdspl? sorry for ignorance-this is all new to me-but im willing to do the research and give it a try. thank you in advance.

  41. yes, checked bootload comes up spl 0.72.000 and it is a sprint htc touch pro2 (will the hd2 posts also apply?-seems ive read more on the hd2 and i have wm 6.5 on my touch pro2). the closest i have found is that i may need to unlock the phone before i can install the any hardspl because of this spl. pls advise and thank you again

  42. Hi Jayce, Can i ask where can i download the file from this training video. sorry i’m confused cause of the names. thanks in advance =)

  43. omg thank you so much I downloaded the superram froyo it finally worked it took me two days to figure it out and find the right one!!!!!!!!!

  44. After successfully installing Android sd on my HTC HD 2, the battery drains very quickly even when the phone is not in use. Is this normal?

  45. hey ,, let me say thank you .. its amazing ๐Ÿ˜€

    I have a question .. there is many typing language .. for example arabic .. but when i slide my finger to change buttons to arabic letters nothing get changed !

    thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. hey jayce. i hv a quotion.. if this work.. will only android boot after power off. or it will 1st go to win 6.5 and then boot android agn from storage card?

  47. hi jyce, i m really impressed by your profession, i ve read your threads but still confused how to install android on my htc hd2

  48. hi,,,,i understood how to install android as u shown in the video clearly,,but i had a big issue with ‘prereq’ how to upgrade the my things(rom,hspl…..),could u pls show the video,and problem with
    “multiupload” provide alternative links to download android. and am having htc hd2 with [ROM-1.48.720.2(71294)WWE, radio- ] pls help me i fed up with windows os ,,,, i neeeed android,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, thq

  49. hello jayce, I have a t-MOBILE htc hd2, I found out that the link for the darkstone froyo on this website is broken, can i install HD2ONE CyanogenMod 6.1.1 the same way as the video shown here? I already upgraded my rom to 3.14XX, but I have the spl 2.1000 on the t-mobile htc hd2, all I need to do is follow this link: and get spl 3.03 or spl2.08??? then i can follow the instruction step by step rite? thank you very much! or do you have a better sd build that can be done the same way with the same pre-requisite like the website shown here to recommend? Thank you very much!

  50. I already installed spl-2.08; now It is ok to install HD2ONE CyanogenMod 6.1.1 by following the instructions in here step by step, everything is the same rite? thank you

  51. since I have the T-mOBILE htc hd2 after i installed the spl-2.08.HSPL the information on the redgreen and blue bootloader, says: PB81120 SS-B3
    SPL-2.08.HSPL 8G XE
    CotullaHSPL 0x50
    it is still ok if i want to install this SD build rite? thank you!

  52. Wooow…tnx 4 u r gr8 show,
    I have installed android in my htc hd2 all app r working perfect, except bluetooth,
    device would detecting on both ends…mobile& Laptop, but cont able 2 send files, over bluetooth& USB as wel, how to integrate android shotcut in to winwods, insted of going to sd lodding the start file for android.. pls advice

  53. hi Jayce,

    am using htc hd2 of manila it possible to convert it to android phone from windows mobile.plz advice.thanks in advance

    os version : 5.2.21869
    rom version: 1.66.707.1 (76641)WWE
    radio version :

    plz advice…

  54. hi jayce

    could u provide the link for down load android 4.0 ice cream sandwich for htc hd2 T8585
    like u earlier provided link to down load froyo…



  55. Sorry! ”
    The application Google Services Framework ( has stopped unexpectedly
    please try again
    | FORCE CLOS |

    WHAT SHOUD I DO MAN ?!?! ;( sadface

  56. 2010 i installed android on my Htc HD2. Now i want to remove and install jelly bean. i don’t find step by step like before. can you still help? busy downloading cm-10.1-20121216-UNOFFICIAL-leo.

  57. Hi Jayce! I want to install this on my T-Mobile HTC HD2. I have ROM 3.14.531.1, Radio but my SPL is 2.10.0000. Can I still install this? I’m planning to update my phone using the link you have given but the update is not intended for use on T-Mobile(US) HTC HD2. What should I do? Thank you in advance. ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. I see. Got the same problem with the rest ROMs except for Core Droid & HD2ONE CyanogenMod 6.1.1. Btw, which is more better from the two available ROMs?


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