Android 4.0., Google’s latest offering of this season, has now been ported to HTC HD2. A developer at XDA, tytung, has developed the initial version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich for the old phone, and it seems to be working fine for those who have tried it on their devices.
Considering the alpha stage of the development process, the ROM testers are quite happy with its performance. Here’s how you can install it on your HTC HD2 -
- Please use at least 190MB system partition (and at least 2MB cache partition).
- Full Wipe.
- Flash the ROM.
- MAGLDR: Flash NexusHD2-IceCreamSandwich_Beta1.zip, then reboot.
- cLK : Flash NexusHD2-IceCreamSandwich_Beta1.zip and cLK_kernel_for_ICS_Beta1.zip, then reboot.
If you really want to install Android 4.0 ROM on HTC HD2, please read the instructions and download the important tools from here. There are some features in this ROM that would not work properly on your phones, so don’t forget to take a complete back up of the data.
This is indeed a great news for entire Android community. If an old device like HTC HD 2 can run the new software, then there is a good chance that the devices which have been launched in last one year will get the update from third party developers. But we should not forget that Android 4.0 needs a good support from hardware as well. So, if your phone’s hardware is not capable of handling the ICS platform, don’t expect much from your carrier as well as developers.