How to Install Custom Radio v2.15 ROM on HTC HD2? (Video)

Both T-Mobile HD2 and HTC HD2 hava 576 MB physical RAM but HTC HD2 was reduced by software to 512 MB only. Radio v2.07 and above can unlock it to use 576 MB. Why do you need to install custom radio ROM that supports 576 MB? NAND Android and Windows Phone 7 need it. You need to have correct radio ROM in order to use NAND Android and Windows Phone 7. Just follow step by step video guide to install it.


  • SPL-2.08.HSPL

In order to install custom radio ROM, you need to have HSPL installed on your HTC HD2. Follow this guide ~ How to Install HSPL4 on HTC HD2? to install. I used the latest radio ROM in the video guide. You can use it or any other HTC HD2 Radio ROM version that support 576 MB.

Step by Step Guide

  1. Press volume down button (don’t let go) and power on your phone.
  2. It will load into ‘Red, Green, Blue and White’ screen bootloader.
  3. You can see your HTC HD2 SPL version there.
  4. Connect USB cable from PC to phone.
  5. Serial status will be turned into USB.
  6. At PC, right click on CustomRUU.exe and select ‘Run as administrator’.
  7. Click ‘Yes’ if User Access Control prompt up.
  8. Follow onscreen instructions to install.
  9. Phone will be rebooted after installation finished.
  10. That’s all.

You should able to see R at bottom of the screen with green HTC Logo if you still have Windows Mobile 6.5 on your HTC HD2.

Download HTC HD2 Radio Leo here.


  1. I have no Ideal what is going on with my HD2. I am following the steps but when I get to the step of installing the rom onto the phone, it keep showing up as error 240 says something about a connection also I notice that your hd2 read 0x05/0x30 mines reads 0x05/0x50 but my SPL is
    -2.08 HSPL and my rom at the bottom reads what am I doing wrong?

  2. At first I put on recovery 1.3 400 and tmobile thing came and froze. So I thought it was the wrong one. So went back retrace my steps then installed recovery 1.3 150. This time I go down to AD Recovery and it reads no boot sources and takes me bake to the maglgr screen. I watched the video and some other was I supossed to put something on my sd card? I thought didn’t have to with the maglgr 1.3 and recovery 1.3 150 or 400.

  3. Bonjour, j’ai acheté un htc hd2 sous android. le vendeur a supprimer la présentation htc clasique. Est ce normal ou est il possible de conserver la présentation classique htc hd2 ?
    Si oui comment procéder pour l installer sachant que je ne suis pas un spécialiste de l’installation ( si possible video )

  4. hi Jayce

    I tried to follow your step on flashing rom this version, but I still could not find any kinda written typing of R at bottom of the screen with green HTC Logo, and I think wm 6.5 is not installed too. any suggestion please?

          • I am having the exact same issue. This is what I am doing:

            1. Turning on the device with the volume button down (no USB cabel attached)
            2. The phone shows the screen Red/Green/Blue screen with the white box stating Serial. I plug in the USB cable and it changes to USB.

            In the red screen the following is shown:
            PB81100 HX-BC
            SPL-2.08.HSPL 8G XE
            CotullaHSPL 0x40

            3. I run the CustomRUU as Administrator
            4. Tick the ‘I understand the caution indicated…….’ and click next
            5. I tick the box ‘I completed the steps indicated above’ (although I cant seem to connect my HD2 any longer with the Windows Mobile Device Center) and click next
            6. The next screen that pops up states the follwoing: ERROR [240] : FILE OPEN
            The Update Utility can not open the requested file. Please check your Update Utility.

            And thats where the show stops for me. If anyone can give me some guidance that would be highly appreciated.

            Looking forward to the response. Thank you in advance.

            Regards, Bart

  5. Hi Jayce

    I would like to ask you, some days before I do task29 on my hd2, then I reinstall Magldr v.12 and i realise, that might be this lead this situation, “USB FLASHER mode” doesnt response, do you have any idea bout this mistake?? many thanks


  6. error 240..? Hi, im trying to install android 4.0. Im following the steps, step 1 is done. Step 2 wouldnt out said not valid winzip32 application. So i download winzip to open the file. FILE is there, followed your video and now got error 240 says check update utility…Help..

  7. I just reinstal Win6.5 on my Tmobile HTC HD 2. During the process, it install the spl-2.08 which is the radio. I have been trying to upgrade it to 2.15, but i always get “error 270” update error utility update. I have tried to update the utility through htc hd advance utility update, but still get the same message.

    What do you suggest to solve this error 270

      • Thanks! HSPL runs fine, with 2.08 result! But with “Update utility” it stops with 99%, with the following message: “ERROR [ERROR] : INVALID COMMAND

        This Update Utility cannot be used for your PDA Phone. Please check your Update Utility.”

        Think the problem is i have no Windows Mobile on my phone?


  8. jayce, i installed everything step by step. Everything is installing without problem, but i can’t see on left corner on htc boot the radio version??

  9. When my cell is turned on it goes strait to the magloader screen …I don’t think I installed the zip file rite . Is there any way to go back to solve the problem ? Is there anyway or anything I can do to use this phone again?

  10. ERROR 262.

    Orginally my phone is a windows 7 version phone.I want to install the 7.5 mango windows into my htc hd 2.
    However, after follow your process and run the rom, it appear ”error 262”.And now my phone is totally not working.I can turn on my phone, but the screen cannot detect anything after run this rom.
    How can i upgrade it to windows 7.5?

    many thanks

  11. everything works awsome but im not able to get updates from zune for the febuary update. I have the shubert jan 12 build 2011 and need all updates to get the mango. Do i need to get another os?

  12. I successfully installed android, almost everything works, except the sound. I cannot play any videos like in Youtube, or play any music. Any suggestions on what went wrong or something I am missing?
    Thanks in advance.

      • I figured out the issue with sound: I needed to reboot the phone. After rebooting, everything is working very well, I also managed to have wifi calling to work. The marketplace works (for apps), camera, flashlight, GPS, music, internet, pretty complete phone.
        Thank you Jayce for the guide.

  13. First off thank you for what you do…i know a lot of the questions on here are dumb, and repetitive, or just come from pure laziness….I’ve tried everything i know and this is pretty much my last hope….here goes…

    i have SPL-2.08.HSPL and Magdl 1.13 on my phone(because it was running gingerbread and now i’d like to upgrade to ics ), i tried installing the 2.15 radio but i get to 96% then phone vibrates 5times and it just stops and the Update utility on my PC says ERROR [262]: UPDATE ERROR, saying it’s communication errors and ask would i like to try and run again…I’ve done this over and over but keep getting the same thing

    if i go to the red green blue screen the green section says “upgrade Rom Code error, Please try again” and in the red section, upper right corner, it says “RUUNBH”

    as of right now my phone is stuck in this “limbo” and i can’t get to the Magdl screen anymore…only the tri-color screen…any help is much appreciated…thank you in advance.

  14. hi Jayce I had a problem at 3 rd step.At first I tried 3 rd step again but ı failed again and then ı tried it from 1 st step again but at 2 nd step ı have an problem.What can ı do yet _?

  15. is it still the same step to install radio 2.15 if mine not running on windows mobile anymore (using 2.3.5 gingerbread) n mine baseband version showed is it mean dat mine already radio 2.15?n y still no 576mb ram?sorry if this such a stupid new here~ 😛

  16. I just bought htc hd2 from someone. It already has android installed.
    How do I know which radio is installed on my phone if i don’t have winmo anymore?
    Also, how do I update the radio when I already have android? All the guides that I see are for updating the radio from winmo…

    Here’s some info from my phone
    PB81120 SS-B3
    SPL-2.08.HSPL 8G XE
    CotullaHSPL 0x40

    HTC HD2
    kernel version
    tytung@ubuntu #47
    Mod version HyperDroid-G8X-v12
    Build number GRI54

  17. Jayce need your help again. So i followed the above method to update the radio (the update finished successfully) but now my phone is stuck at the android splash screen. Is it because my ROM isn’t compatible with the radio? Not sure what rom it is since i bought it from someone else. Thanks again.

    HTC HD2
    kernel version
    tytung@ubuntu #47
    Mod version HyperDroid-G8X-v12
    Build number GRI54

  18. i have no idea whats wrong with my phone, can anyone else. i bought this off gumtree and when i try to the custom thing to get MagDlr (or whatever its called) it freezes… and i have to turn my phone off and it wont boot again for another 10 mins for me to try. i have to leave out the battery. any help would be much appreicated.

  19. Hello,
    So heres my problem. when i download the radio it opens with adobe. since it opens with adobe its not a file i can just open like HSPL4. what did i do wrong?


  21. Hey Jayce,

    When I trying to Intall the custom radio, he stay 5 minutes on 0% and then gives me the error 262 (update Error)

    Mobile info:
    Model: HTC HD2 (europe)
    Windows mobile
    PB81100 HX-BC
    MicroP(LED) 0x05
    MicroP(Touch) 0x30

    What can I do??

  22. Hi Jayce,

    thanks for this very complex and thorough guide. I’ve been looking for such step by step walkthrough for a while.
    I have an european HTC HD2 and I’m trying to follow your steps, but I can’t succesfully install radio 2.15.
    I have installed 2.08.HSPL [following your guide since the very beginning], but when finishing installation of radio I get Error 290: INVALID COMMAND.
    Then when I try to turn the phone one I get ”upgrade rom code error please try again”

    Can you help me fix this?

  23. Pleaassee i need you help everytime i pug the usb into my phone, “serial” does not change into “usb”.. im stuck!!

  24. got passed the first step however when i replug to my pc the white section of the screen says usb but nothing comes up on the pc screen…a lil help please.

  25. its all good and running now…but there are some glitches with the camera and the voice command tool can u assist or provide and solutions for this?

  26. why is it saying
    “the update utility cannot open the requested file. please check your update utility”

    help me please what does that mean??

  27. i have installed hpcl spl 2.08.0000 version. to install 2.15 radio version when i tried to run the file customRUU.exe as administor i get the error message

    “Leo CustomRUU has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience, if you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.” then two click options are there “debug and close” when i click on close there is

    application error message “exception EFCreateError in module CustomRUU.exe at 0001239E. cannot create file F:\enterbootloader.exe. access is denied.”

    when i connect my usb cable it shows USB on my phone but my computer does not detect any usb connected.. i have active sync 4.5 and everything else is working fine..

    please help

  28. hi jayce i read all your comments on this page first of all thanks for your support to hd2 users
    my proplem is i have hd2 international version i was using 2.2 froyo later i go with typhoon cyanogenmod 7 almost all uptades ı flashed again but lately phone start to freeze stuck when i scrolling on screen(app,contacs) i try to find most stable version some people suggest me hyperdroid i flash latest version shutdown everything like 3g display animations gps still it was freezing i dont know whats wrong my phone burn or i ave the wrong radio and spl whatever
    now i want to go stock rom or any rom tht i can use my phone full performance:D no matter winmo android linux just i neeed helpç i couldnt flash custom rom i downloaded the rom from htc website try to flash it from sd card but after like 8 percent on phone screen it stuck now i just see whıte htc screen rbooting contınusly sometimes on the down left side i see the radio version and some informations all my files on pc mixed up i need your help like can u show me clean installation step bye step (with the links i can download)dosnt matter which rom stock or android i want to use just phone like call somebody thank you in advance…..

  29. very quick answer thank you:p the think is i coulndt find the correct region i bought this phone in st maarten an island in caribbean its unlocked works with all simcards now im in turkey (im a seaman) i downloaded _HTC HD2_RUU_Leo_HTC_WWE_1.66.405.2_Radio_Signed_15.30.50.07U_2.06.51.07_Ship this rom now try to instal from sd spl changed but its not opening only thing i see first lblack screen with triangle and ! ooding , not allow 0028002 and spl screen with red blue white screen with
    spl xe
    MicroP – Wrong Platform(0x0)
    MicroP(TOUCH) 0x50

  30. I have to download HTC HD2 Radio Leo already. but it can’t run. It is in file “rar”, so what should i do..? can you share some advice.

  31. I’m trying to update my RUU but can’t sync my phone with my pc i’m using windows 7 Premium also i check on the device manager i saw “unknow device” maybe i need a driver or what so that it can work… i hope you can help me… Thanks

    • Hi Marlon, do you have Windows Mobile Device Center installed on Windows Vista / Windows 7 or
      ActiveSync installed on Windows XP? It needs its USB drivers.


  33. hi jaycee
    i have tmobile hd2 and my radio version is 2.15
    so, did i need to install another radio version?
    does can i follow these steps for installing android in tmobile hd2?

  34. i followed the steps in the Custum RUU. but instead of letting me updating the rom it says “the update utility can not open the requested file. Please check your update utility.”

    What do i do

  35. hey jayce after installing the radio my phone locked me out saying that my password was incorrect
    can i still go on with the process?

  36. Hi Jayce, for some reason, the .exe file just refuses to launch. All other .exe files on my computer are unaffected, just the CustomRUU.exe.
    Does it need any other programs to make it work? My phone goes into USB mode, and I have Windows Mobile Device center.
    Using vista 32bit.

  37. Actually, now I look at it, my phones radio version is already
    Do I need to install this custom one? Or will mine already enable 576mb ram?
    Perhaps you know a way to check, sorry for all the questions.

  38. Installting Custom Radio v2.15 ROM on HTC HD2 I am getting Error 202 Connection please check the cable. I used the same cable for installating •SPL-2.08.HSPL. Also it working through active sync. I can browse through Active Sync.

  39. Pls Jayce, after i followed the instruction here and i did as you instructed, my HTC HD2 has refused to boot again want can i do? Please i don’t wanna lose the phone because i just acquired it.

  40. Hey Jayce,

    When I trying to Intall the custom radio, he stay 5 minutes on 0% and then gives me the error 262 (update Error)

    Mobile info:
    Model: HTC HD2 (europe)
    HD2_NDT_MIUI andered
    PB81100 SS-BC
    SPL-2.08.HSPL 8G XE
    MicroP(LED) 0×05
    MicroP(Touch) 0×50
    What can I do??

  41. Hey m in real trouble, i had a HTC HD2 on WM 6.5, i install Andriod in it with the help of ur video, Thanks for that. But i m facing internal memory problem , i wish to install a windows 7.5 on my HD2 . could u give me a detail guidance on how to format andriod and install WM7 or 7.5…..Plz help.

  42. Hi there. First of all, thanks for this great work/support. I had w6.5 / Android 2.2 booting with Haret method. Then i look at your guide to have only android (4.x.x) and no more windows.

    Installed in this (bad) order :
    > HSPL 4 > SPL-2.08 (ok)
    > MagDlr v1.13 (ok)
    > cwm v1.3_1550M (did wipe, wipe cache etc..)
    > NexusHD2-Ice-CreamSandwich_Beta10 (ok)

    Phone booted
    booting android from Nand :
    yaffs2 part is /boot
    Load zimage blablabla gogogo blabla ok
    then it blocks on “HTC” waited 20min 🙁

    i forgot the custom radio damn ! so installed :
    > Custom Radio Leo
    But same HTC screen 🙁

    Here’s my config :
    PB81100 HX-BC
    SPL-2.08.HSPL 8G XE
    0x05 CotullaHSPL 0x40

    My question is : i’m not able to boot on CWM anymore. It’s on auto boot from Nand and then htc screen ..
    I tryed reinstall CWM (cause of course i still can boot in “Vol down/power” method. But USB doesn’t work anymore :s
    kind of Brick ?

    Thanks agin for you work. I really apprciate it.

  43. Before this, on boot i had MagDlr then i was able to load CWM.
    Now i’m not able to do anything in MagDlr, it’s on kind of “autoboot” mod :/
    So i can’t load it anymore.

  44. Hello Sir!

    ERROR [240] : FILE OPEN
    The Update Utility can not open the requested file. Please check your Update Utility.

    can’t proceed to the next step. thanks..

  45. Hi . I have just installed android as shown , and my phone freezes on startup on android logo? Do you know what could be the problem ? Is it possible that it because a class 4 sd card ? Thank you very much

  46. I removed battery , started the phone again and all work nice 🙂 Thank you for your fast reply and this post ! happy new year

  47. hey bro, i ve just installed the android 4.0 in HD2, after rebooting it restarts again and again.. not going into ice cream sandwich.. kindly tell me…. 🙁

  48. My Tricolor screen shows this in red color
    PB81120 ss-B3

    SPL-2.08.HSPL 8G XE


    CotullaHSPL 0x50

    Serial status does not change to USB while connecting.

    I already had android on my HTC HD2 i.e this phone.

    But it stopped working since past 2 days.
    Stucks on Stick together screen.

  49. my htc hd2 stuck at 99% while install. radio version.
    i had done with the 2.08 hspl and then trying with different radio but non of working.
    please help me out.

      • after installation of 2.8 hspl. i had install radio version…but at 99% it gives invalid command error. Also i had tried lots of different radio vesion every time it stuck at some percent…please help to get back my mob in working cond.

  50. hi Jayce,

    i need help my hd2 cam say “unable to initialize camera” i already try hard reset,reinstalling the original rom “wwe leo” but still no luck any idea how to fix this issue its kinda annoying my camera wont work i hope you can help me tnx in advance

  51. hi
    I need some help
    I have htc hd2 from t-mobile and I followed your steps and this is where I am at.
    I installed HSPL4 and during installing CustomRUU it said “updating the ROM image on your pda phone” and stuck at 96% and error comes out “ERROR [262] : UPDATE ERROR”
    Please help… Thanks


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