Installing Android on the HTC HD2
Before installing Android we first need to boot into Windows Phone 7; on the MAGLDR boot menu select the top option and press the call button. Your phone will then start into Windows Phone 7 and you will need to reconfigure your regional settings.
Once this has been done, go to Settings > About and check the current storage figures, which should match what you set earlier. Next, hold the power button to power off (you will see the “Goodbye!" message) and remove the MicroSD card.
With the card now connected to your computer, reopen Easeus Partition Manager and look for your card again. The FAT16 partition can now be dealt with, so right-click this and select Resize/Move; in the properties box pull the slider from left to right so that the whole space is allocated and click OK then Apply.
Wait for everything to update and then go to the FAT32 partition, right-click and select Format. In the properties box for this partition, change the Cluster Size to 32KB, click OK and then Apply.
You will then be ready to put Android on your phone, using the build downloaded earlier (as listed on the first page). This must be a dedicated MicroSD card build. Browse to the folder where you downloaded and unzipped the Android build to and find the Android/SDMAGLDR directory. In here you will find rootfs.img.sdmagldr – rename this to rootfs.img.
You may need to instruct Windows to display file extensions for this step – as such in Windows Explorer open Organize > Folder and search options > View and clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box, then click OK to confirm. You should then be able to see all file extensions and use the rename function to edit the filename.
Once you have done this, copy rootfs.img and startup.txt and paste them into the Android folder (this will require you to overwrite some existing files with the same name). You can then copy the Android folder onto your MicroSD card.
With this step completed, run the Minitool Partition Magic program that you downloaded and installed at the beginning. You should see the MicroSD card listed as it was previously in the Easeus Partition Manager application, and a FAT32 partition will be displayed alongside one marked Other. Right-click this and select Modify > Set Partition as Primary and click Apply – once refreshed, you can remove your MicroSD card and insert it into your HTC HD2.
We’re getting close to completion now – your phone should still be in Windows Phone 7 mode, so hold the power button down to restart the phone and leave your finger on the button to open the MAGLDR screen. Using the volume controls go to the tenth option, Services and press the Call button and then select option one, Boot Settings. Next choose option three, and then you will see two choices listed as below:
The first option will take you back to the previous menu; select Android here and you will be returned to the MAGLDR screen, where you should select the second option (BOOT ADSD) and press the Call button to boot into Android!