How to Install MAGLDR v1.13 on HTC HD2? (Video)

DFT LEO MAGLDR Bootloader is the bootloader that supports NAND Android and Windows Phone 7. Both HTC HD2 and T-Mobile HD2 are supported in MAGLDR v1.13. The latest MAGLDR v1.13 supports Android Recovery (AD Recovery) which put ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) in NAND memory instead of SD card. How to Install MAGLDR on HTC HD2? Just follow my step by step video guide to install.

Note – Your operation system like Windows Mobile 6.5 will be deleted when you install MAGLDR. Everything in your phone will be deleted. Do make a backup if you want to keep them. Do transfer all the data like contacts, calendar, SMS out first before install MAGLDR.


  • SPL-2.08.HSPL
  • Radio that support 576 MB RAM

Please follow these guides to install SPL-2.08.HSPL and Radio that support 576 MB RAM if you don’t have them. How to Install HSPL4 on HTC HD2? (Video) and How to Install Custom Radio v2.15 ROM on HTC HD2? (Video).

Step by Step Guide

  1. Verify that you have correct radio ROM (if you still have Windows Mobile 6.5).
  2. Press volume down button (don’t let go) and power on your phone.
  3. It will load into ‘Red, Green, Blue and White’ screen bootloader.
  4. You can see your HTC HD2 SPL version there.
  5. Connect USB cable from PC to phone.
  6. Serial status will be turned into USB.
  7. At PC, right click on ROMUpdateUtility.exe and select ‘Run as administrator’.
  8. Click ‘Yes’ if User Access Control prompt up.
  9. Follow onscreen instructions to install.
  10. Phone will be rebooted after installation finished.
  11. DFT MAGLDR Bootloader will be loaded then.
  12. That’s all.

Download DFT LEO MAGLDR Bootloader v1.13 here.


  1. when i go to flasher i get the USB…USB so then i go to the recovery file and i run the DAF and it gives me this.
    An error has occurred
    Read below for more information

    Error Description: USB init failed
    Info: .\RSPL\RSPL.cpp (736)

    Error Description: EnterBootloader missing
    Info: .\RSPL\BootLoader.cpp (176)

    soo did i miss a step or what. please help.

  2. i did everything, but when it reach 100% and phone restarts it loads maglrd and it says 1234 go go go but it dont load the menu it loads my win7 and goes to the phone any reason causing this or i got to redo the step?

  3. Hey Jayce, I have MAGLDR1.11 and trying to download MAGLDR1.13…. When i get to the DFT screen click next i get this ” Readme.txt for this release is missing ” Please help, i would like to have MAGLDR1.13 or should i not worry about it ? Oh, I’m running GingerBread on my HTC HD2…Thx for your help with GingerBread, It’s very nice !

  4. Hey jayce, im having some trouble installing MAGLDR1.13, when its ready to install it gets stuck at 0%, im using windows xp, and my spl is 2.08-0000 i tried a couple of times but it doesnt work. what is it that im doing wrong?


  5. hello
    i connected my hd2 and start installing the magldr 1.13, my mobile screen turned into htc logo but it wont load (pc and mobile) i tried to reinstall WMDC and check the connection between mobile and pc is ok then start again but it wont load??

  6. Hi Jayce

    I have just flashed MAGLDR 1.13 and now every time the phone boots I automatically get the MAGLDR menu. I can’t change the setting in #10 ; Services>1.Boot Settings>2.AlwaysMenu to No – nothing changes. And I cannot either Boot SD Android (in the SD Dir screen nothing shows to select) or Boot WPH (it says WHP not installed).

    Could you give me an Idea?? I really need your help… many thanks.


  7. hello Jayce, i have new hd2 with windows mobile 6.5. i installed HSPL 2.08 .. HSPL and also MAGLDR v1.13 from USB mode. They did complete succesfully, But, now it shows me aMAGLDR v1.13 Build: bla bla bla…

    I can not see boot menu, it is still now show this header words. what happned? Please help me?
    What’s wrong!

  8. i am sorry Jayce, I installed the radio 2.15. then it works boot menu one time, but i install NexusHD2-Gingerbread_V2.3_NAND_(Android-2.3.2) DAF.exe on my pc and from my phone’s Flasher mode, it is not working. Now still it shows me aMAGLDR v1.13 Build: Feb 1 2011 bla bla ….

    I changed the HSPL version, then 1 time it shows me FATAL HIT1. What can I do? Please help me? I don’t understand this phone. Or this phone is stupid? hehe. HELP AGAIN!!!

  9. I followed this guide one. I want to start it from newly. I installed:
    1.HSPL 2.08
    2.MAGLDR v1.13
    3.Radio 2.15

    I install them almost 10 times. but it is not working …

  10. I mean the MAGLDR is not working, If i can go bootloader mode, i think other installation is no problem for me, Why this phone is not working bootloader mode? Help me, if you possible,

  11. i ask you one thing, the ‘Red, Green, Blue and White’ screen’s top side PB81120 SS-B3
    SPL-2.08.HSPL 8G XE
    CotullaHSPL 0X50
    PB81120 — what is this mean? I think my old phone was PB81100.

  12. hi i have tried installing magldr but everytime it starts it goes to bootloader like it should but because of this the magldr window says error phone not connected so what do i do to stop this?

  13. hi jayce, i got windows mobile on my htc hd2 but now i woul like t put android 2.3.5 on it. i already followed the steps end put •SPL-2.08.HSPL and •Radio that support 576 MB RAM
    on it en now i woud like to install MAGLDR v1.13 butt i cant get in to the main windows operating system it gets stuck at the screen boot menu after powering on. how can i fix this??

  14. Hi, I’m trying to update from magldr 1.11 to 1.13 but every time I run the ROM update utility I get “Error [260]: Connection” & “the Update Utility cannot connect to your PDA phone.” I have the tri-color bootloader screen, as well as USB on it. I’m already running a NAND Froyo build, just trying to switch to Gingerbread. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

      • Thanks for the quick reply. I’ve tried 2 of the 3 USB ports on my laptop so far without success. I’ll try the other 1 as well as my desktop soon. I never had this problem installing v1.11 from the same laptop 🙁

      • Hello Jayce, Pls help me…. I want to upgrade from magldr 1.11 to 1.13 as ell…. but each time i boot to the 3 colored screen, it always comes up as serial and not USB.. I have tried different computers. Also, the MAGLDR hat u have here is confusing me bcos each time i download it, it shows in RAR file which i’m not able to open it…. PLS HELP PLS HELP ME SIR

          • Thank You Jayce, I have installed the Window Mobile Device Center… But, when i downloaded the MAGLDR1.13, i could not open it on my desktop (window 7) i connected the hd2 and it shows USB, but the MAGLDR never open… It is a RAR file even when i right click, it will not show an option to run… Pls help.

            Window can’t open this file, to open this file, window need to know what program you want to use to open it… this is what i get when i tried to open it. thanks in advance.

  15. Hi Jayce,

    I did installed HSPL 2.8, radio & magloader 1.13. After installing magloader my hd2 goes to normal mobile without going to bootloader. Androis 2.2 already installed in my HD2. Im trying to install Android Icecream. Can you please help.



  16. Hi i followed your steps to install Magldr 1.13 on hd2. On the “colorful” screen, it shows exactly as the same on your youtube video to install Magldr. I followed the video steps.

    I get stuck on the Rom update bar “0%” instead of 100% bar and get an Error 266 (update error – update utility did not get response from your PDA phone. Please check USB cradle/cable connected between the PC and PDA phone. And also check your PDA phone)

    I re-plugged the cable and back in many times. Am using Windows 7 Home premium using Windows Mobile Device Centre, which detects my HD2 properly, i can transfer files to and from PC-PDA etc.

    Any idea what the issue is? Am still running WM 6.5. Already have SPL-2.08 HSPL via CotullaHSPL. Just stuck on Magldr. I also downloaded 1.14 version of magldr.


  17. After i downloaded the romupdateutility.exe and i right click and click “run as admin” i get the prompt to run as user and then i select yes, then nothing happens

  18. I have done all of the steps and unfortunately the t mobile htc hd2 is stuck on the little white android guy and hasn’t budged since. It’s been about an hour and this is the first boot. Please help…

  19. Hi Jayce,
    I have T-Mobile HTC HD2 with original ROM.
    I’m new in modify smartphone.
    I interested to install android (SD) to my device.
    After following the instruction by doing:
    1. HSPL 2.08
    2. MAGLDR 1.13
    3. Copy content of NexusHD2-ICS-CM9-SD_v1.3 to storagecard/ICS
    4. Run Android successfully

    No I need to restore my HD2 back to WM 6.5, but I don’t know how.
    I have difficulty / cannot enter to original bootloader (red, green, blue, white that shows SPL-2.08.HSPL…). Everytime reboot it always go to MAGLDR menu.
    Would you please help me how to get in to original bootloader?
    and Would you please tell me step by step how to restore my HD2 to the original bootloader & WM 6.5 stock ROM ?

  20. hi,jayce…. i fallow the procedure which is in that video ,what the thing i have to do when i got “boot menu” which u r not shown in this video,,,

  21. hello I`ve done this step perfectly and now my phone screen shows (( aMAGLDR V1.13 ))
    boot menu : and the rest

    i dont know what to do now!
    i want to install ice cream android in my mobile please help

  22. buenas noches mi pregunta es con la rom original que trae el equipo se puede enpesar hacer es q tengo todo listo lo unico que no tengo claro es : Radio que el apoyo de 576 MB de RAM si no los tiene

  23. Is there a way to install Android 4.0 and still keep wm6.5 Similar to installing Froyo on SD and run it from SD. I have some concerns regarding my purchased applications on WM 6.5.
    Or what would be the latest Android to run this way or any other way that maintains my ability to continue running WM6.5.

    Similarly, Is there a way to install WM7.x?

  24. hi ok so you said i install the nandroid in that page it says i should have magldr v1.13 i want to install but the serial state will not turn into usb
    what should i do?

  25. Hello,
    Excuse me for the basic question. I want to have factory WM 6.5 on my HD2 and SD card located 2.3 or 4.0 Android on SD card. I still have factory ROM (with SPL 1.42.0000, radio…2).
    Could you confirm that
    1. Hard SPL (which version should I use?)
    2. Upgrde radio to
    3. install MAGLDR 1.13
    4. Upload 6.5 factory ROM (how?)
    5. Find an SD based Android ROM and copy to SD (do I need special card, Gold Card, etc…)
    6. use the phone with WM. To switch reboot, select, let the Android run.

  26. hello,

    i just installed Magldr 1,13 on my HTC hd2, and i have a problem.
    when magldr was installed my phone did a reboot and now it stays on the HTC screen.
    (white screen, green HTC letters) and i stays there for a while now. can u help me?

  27. one more thing with the ics cm9 rom when i try to install an app i getan error message saying it couldnt be downloaded due to an error. (921). how can this be rectified?

    • Hi ken, you can try this.
      Go to System Settings – Accounts & Sync – go to your google account and remove it. Then open Play Store and add the account from there.

  28. Hi Jayce help me please i install MAGDLR but it freeze when i open the phone it stops with htc logo :/ what can i do

  29. so did i need to install 7zip file acheiver??
    how to download it??
    can u pls say say the step to archeive using 7 zip?

  30. i connected my hd2 and start installing the magldr 1.13, my mobile screen turned into htc logo but it wont load (pc and mobile) i tried to reinstall WMDC and check the connection between mobile and pc is ok then start again but it wont load??
    the last step after confirm to update, when my hd2 turn the screen to htc logo and start count (0%) both the pc and mobile wont load halt on (0%)

  31. Hi, Jaycee,

    First of all, thank you for putting this guide together, simplifies a lot of things.

    Second, the problem. I have all the prerequisites (2.08HSPL, radio), WMDC installed, but when trying to install magldr 1.13, even though following all the steps to letter, I get error 266, saying that the program did not get a response from the phone. When the phone was on, it said “connected” in WMDC, but when the device restarts to install magldr, it goes not “not connected”.

    If I try to unplug the USB cable after the installation failed, it just hangs on “USB” not returning to “serial”, could it be that my device freezes when I try to install the bootloader?

    Thank you in advance.

  32. hi i just did this step but for some reason my htc gets stuck on the htc logo and remain there…it does not boot as it is shown on the video. what can i do?

  33. Hi Jace
    There’s a big problem. I’ve come back to this step to be able to change my CWM to 220 after this. but when I install MAGLDR and want to go to next step to install CWM, Bootloader doesn’t load. It opens go go go and wants to launch that wrong Android. What should I do?

  34. Jayce it’s me Ivan from the cookie home tab i am trying to boot my hTc leo to android ICS after i installed aMagldr on my phone and try to flash DAF.exe like they told me to but it says readme.txt file not found and error
    pls reply asap
    I am only 11

  35. Hello,

    I have a custom energy ROM on my phone with CHT.
    Wil I loose everything when I istall MAGLDR?

    In above ‘note’ it says that everything will be deleted in my phone



      • Ok, i did. And this is not for me. I want to keep my custom rom from
        energy on my phone. I was looking for a dual boot. I had that before so I can switch between Winmo and Android. So if My Energy rom will be deleted this is not for me.

        Thank you,


  36. im trying the convertion from windows to android but i got halt at DFT LEO MAGLDR Bootloader V1.13 ………… it connot b opened…… plz give a word of advice …………….. becuz i dont see the point windows trying to make.

  37. Hi!
    I started installing the components as you have listed them and got to the magldr. In the install window (on the PC) one of the requirements is to activesynch your phone. I had a DF android installed long ago and can’t activesynch my HD2. When I get to the red/blue/green screen serial turns to USB fine, but when I try to update it won’t. I receive Error 262 or 267. If I try to start my phone normally it can’t as it says “mount boot failed” and gets me to the Magldr 1.11 menu. As I read your answers I tried different USB ports and even a different PC. Would you have any advice for me please?

  38. Thanks, dude!
    I got it working! Read a post in the forums and it turned out I didn’t have the hard SPL, so I installed it again and everything ran smoothly. Now I’m downloading your Nexus NAND. I hope it’s easy on my battery. Cheers!

  39. Hello Jayce, i have andriod ROM installed already in my HD2, the phone has got screen locked and dont remember the pattern , i tried many patterns but now its asking for Google ID , but its of no use coz the internet is not getting activated . and neither i can activate it as the screen is lock….now i tried to istall the Android ROM as u described in, After installing Magldr phone gets reboot, and i cant get upto BOOT MENU…..plz help i dont wanna lose my phone.

  40. Hi jajse
    pls give me the step by step way to install android on my HTC HD2 i dnt want to stack mt phone
    again i
    I have DFT MAGLDR113
    DFT LEO Android
    I have this on my desktop show me how to use them

  41. hi jayce
    After i have install android 2.3.2 on my HTC HD2 if i insert my sim card into the phone it pop up
    :The Process com .android. phone has stopped unexpectedly. please try again : an the phone will go off

  42. hello Jayce, i have 2 HD2 mobile and for 1 i already installed successfully 6 months ago but now trying to 2nd also and getting problem like that: i installed HSPL 2.08, Radio Leo and also MAGLDR v1.13 from USB mode. They did complete succesfully, But, now it shows me aMAGLDR v1.13
    Build: Feb 1 2011 3:46:07
    by cotulla 2011

    all were blank

    I can not see boot menu, it is still now show this header words. what happned? Please help me?
    What’s wrong!

  43. I have android version on my htc and I would like to flash it.So I had install MAGLDR but after the end of the install the phone turn on and I haven’t the boot menu(black screen),the phone start normally.
    Can you help me!!

  44. please can anyone help me i was installing the MAGLDR driver and after the installation my phone shows only htc and nothing more i need help please……

  45. hi jaycee
    mySPL-2.08.HSPL 8B XC
    0x05 <—
    My radio is
    now i use win6,5
    install MAGLDR113 0-100 ok
    after restart stuck on htc screen plss help.

  46. Jay:

    I have the HTC HD2, it was working ok with MIUI, It started to boot to the splash creen, then vibrates 3 times and quits for a moment and then all over again, I wa able to get to the colors cscreen :

    PB8110 SS-B3
    SPL-2.08.HSPL 8G XE
    CotullaHSPL 0x040

    I can connect the USB and I’ve pushed Magldr 1.13 it says OK
    reboots and then stops at the screen

    aMAGLDR 01.13
    Build: Feb 1 2011 03:46:07
    By Cotulla 2011

    And then nothing.. stuck…. is it bricked?
    I pushed the TMOUS file it took it but it’s stuck in the white screeen T-mobile
    Pushed MGLDR again and cannot get the menu…
    Any idea?

  47. Hello Jay:
    When I reboot the HD2, it shwn the splash screen, and vibrates once, then goes to the header of magldr and stops, does not show magldr menu but vibrates 7 times and stops….
    Any Idea?

  48. Please help!!! I follow your youtube video on intall window 7 htc hd2 and it gave me a 123 fatal hit 3 phone is unable to boot now. Please help. Thank you.


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