CyanogenMod 7 should be the best Android ROM for HTC HD2 (MIUI too). It is faster than HTC Sense builds. Besides, it is smaller in size too so you can have more internal storage disk space. HyperDroid v3 is based on CyanogenMod 7.1.0 RC0 (Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread) and using seader_R5 Kernel. As usual, it has strange LCD density. It increased to 192 from 167 DPI on v3 which is better but might still be small for certain people like me. Personally, the smallest DPI that I can accept on HTC HD2 is 220…
Most of the NAND Android ROMs for HTC HD2 support A2SD+ feature. A2SD+ helps to store applications and data at EXT3 partition on SD card. This is very useful for HTC HD2 which has only 512 MB of ROM. You will easily face out of internal disk storage issue if you don’t use A2SD+ supported Android ROM. EXT3 partition on SD card should solve low internal disk space issue.
- ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3
You can use any method that you know to create EXT3 partition on SD card like using GParted Live. However, create EXT3 partition with ClockworkMod Recovery is easier. Follow this guide to install if you don’ have CWM yet – How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3 on HTC HD2? (Video).
Note – CWM will format and delete everything on your SD card when creating EXT3 partition. Remember to do a backup of your SD card first.
Yeah… The latest Android 2.3.5 (GRJ90) Gingerbread is available on HTC HD2. What are Android 2.3.5 features? You tell me. Anyway, I am looking forward for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (a combination of Gingerbread and Honeycomb) which should be available on Q4 2011. Here is the best Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread NAND Android ROM for HTC HD2. They are based on CyanogenMod 7, MIUI and AOSP stock Gingerbread for Nexus One.
Finally, RAFDROID HD v3.0 speed is faster than v1.0 that I tried 1 month ago. Slowness might be caused by it is deodexed and zipaligned, not sqashfsed. As it is fully deodexed so you can theme it as you want. By the way, RAFDROID HD is based on HTC Desire HD with Android 2.2.1 Froyo and using Rafpigna 1.7 OC Kernel.
Yes, one of my favourite Android ROM ~ MIUI has finally started to use Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread from now on. And its latest version 1.4.1 has lot of new features (maybe I missed them in previous releases). Anyway, I love its launcher transition effect ~ classic, crossfade, falldown, page, cascading, rotation and 3D cube. And its big toggles interface is easier to use than before. Don’t be shy, try it now…