Update HTC HD2 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Ever had the curiosity to find out how to update a device to a new operating system? If you wanted to know how to do that with the HTC HD2, we prepared the necessary steps below.

The answer to your prayers is found in a custom ROM. Which helps you upgrade your smartphone to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. But as usual, the installation of such a tool means, besides issues like bugs, the loss of the phone’s warranty (even if the custom ROM will give it back). So think well before you go ahead with the upgrade. If you tell yourself that there’s no reason to worry, then follow the steps you will see a bit later on. Don’t ever skip one or more.

Requirements

Before installing the custom ROM, you have to verify whether the HTC HD2 has a custom recovery image installed on it. If not, do it yourself. Then check to see if the smartphone is rooted or not. Then create a backup. After this, do a full wipe of the device. Only after all of these requirements are completed should you start the installation of the custom ROM that will offer you the much dreamed about Jelly Bean update.htc-hd2

But there are more elements to check on the list of what to do before grabbing the upgrade. And they look something like this: keep a laptop/PC that has Windows on it and the HTC HD2 with its USB cord close to you throughout the process, charge the smartphone till it says over 60% on its touchscreen, enable the USB debugging option, get rid of every single antivirus software on both the phone and the comp, install a custom recovery image and backup sensitive data.

Important instructions

Now that you read all of the above and abode by it, we will show you what to do so that you can start using the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update on the HTC HD2.

  1. We will start this with step 1. This one tells us to download the special custom ROM. More specifically, from this location. After you downloaded it, save it to a laptop.
  2. For step 2 you have to connect the phone to the laptop. When you are connected, choose the zip file that’s on the latter; then copy paste it to the phone.
  3. In the third step you need to make sure that the USB cable is disconnected.
  4. The fourth step instructs the user to switch the smartphone off. Then you should reboot reboot in bootloader from where you have to choose Recovery. To do that, here’s the way: press and hold the buttons labeled Volume up key and OK simultaneously.
  5. Step 5: Wipe the system once you are in the Recovery mode.
  6. Then, for the sixth step, you need to choose the following actions: Factory reset/Wipe data and after that choose the Wipe cache partition option. After that go back at the Recovery option.
  7. For step 7 opt for Install zip from SD card and Choose zip from SD card.
  8. In step 8 you pick the ROM file that you downloaded earlier. Then choose the option labeled Yes. This puts the upgrading process into motion.
  9. The last step, the ninth one, choose +++go back+++ and Restart system now.

This custom ROM is not the official version. So of course you may get some unwanted bugs, like we said before. Other problems include the phone’s browser and the cam. Testers also reported things like errors during the installation of applications. Moreover, you will get issues with the touchscreen. But until an official version comes out, you are stuck with this one if you can’t wait for the official one. All in all, though, this is a solution that brings you into contact with all that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean delivers.

Posted In How To - By Cristian Tudose

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