How to remove Windows Phone 7 from HTC HD2?

Haha… I received lot of question on how to remove Windows Phone 7 from HTC HD2 and go back to Windows Mobile 6.5. Android on HTC HD2 had been out for months and I did not receive any help request to remove it. But Windows Phone 7 on HTC HD2 is not even 1 week old, people seem don’t like it and want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Okay, here is the step by step guide to remove Windows Phone 7 from HTC HD2. Oh, you might want to revive your SD card first…

To go back to stock Windows Mobile 6.5 ~ video guide

  1. Download official HTC HD2 v3.14 ROM or latest.
  2. Right click and open official HTC HD2 ROM with 7-Zip.
  3. Copy ‘RUU_signed.nbh’ to desktop.
  4. Rename it to ‘leoimg.nbh’.
  5. Copy leoimg.nbh to SD card root with card reader.
  6. Power off your phone.
  7. Put SD card in your phone.
  8. Press volume down button (don’t let go) and power on your phone.
  9. It will load into bootloader with ‘Red, Green, Blue and White’ screen with SPL-2.08.HSPL.
  10. Let go volume down button when you see ‘loading…’.
  11. Then ROM upgrade screen will be loaded.
  12. Press power button to start update the ROM.
  13. ROM update process will take around 15 minutes.
  14. Take off the battery after update success.
  15. Power on your phone.
  16. First time use preparation process will take around 4 minutes.
  17. Then follow phone onscreen instructions to setup.
  18. That’s all.

To go back to NAND Android ~ video guide

  1. Download DFT_LEO_NAND_Android.rar.
  2. Power on your phone (Hold it until DFT MAGLDR Bootloader is loaded).
  3. Use volume down button to go down to 5. USB Flasher.
  4. Then press call button to load USB Flasher mode.
  5. Connect USB cable from PC to phone.
  6. Open DFT_LEO_NAND_Android.rar with 7-Zip.
  7. Copy DFT_Android folder to desktop.
  8. Enter DFT_Android folder.
  9. Execute DAF.
  10. Follow onscreen instructions to install.
  11. Click ‘Yes’ if User Access Control prompt up.
  12. Phone will be rebooted after installation finished.
  13. Follow onscreen instructions to setup Android settings.
  14. That’s all.

Congratulation, you have successfully remove the ‘not so user friendly’ Windows Phone 7.