Hack your HTC HD2 (LEO) : STEP III (b.2) - INSTALL ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT

The world's most customizable phone, is the HD2. It can run anything from Windows Mobile 6 (That is comes pre-installed with) to Windows Phone 7.8, to the latest Android 4.4.4 Kitkat. And we're going to tell you how to do it. Today, we'll tell you how to install the latest android 4.4.4 KitKat!!




Prerequisites

  1. An HTC HD2 
  2. A USB Cable
  3. A Computer
  4. HSPL4
  5. Magldr
  6. Phone battery above 25% (Recommended)
  7. A Brain <Download link not available>
  8. CWM Recovery 
  9.  NexusHD2-KitKat-CM11.0_V4.6.zip Downloaded

Features

  1. Android 4.4.4 features
  2. CM 11.0 features
  3. Google Apps including「Google Now」
  4. Multi-Languages
  5. Root, Superuser, su, busybox, etc.
  6. AdFree hosts file
  7. HWA JB kernel (thanks Securecrt and Rick_1995)
  8. NativeSD (thanks Securecrt and Xylograph)
  9. DataOnEXT (thanks ph03n!x)
  10. NexusHD2's exclusive features developed by tytung
  11. WiFi Ad-Hoc Network (credit: tytung) (It may or may not work.)
  12. Hardware Video Decoding (720p Video Playback via GPU) (credit: Ganster41 and tytung)
  13. Hardware Video Encoding (Video Recording via GPU) (credit: tytung)
  14. HWUI deny app HwaSettings.apk and the framework patch (credits: royale1223 and tytung)

What Works

  1. HWA (Hardware Acceleration)
  2. Phone
  3. Audio
  4. SMS
  5. Data: 3G/HSDPA
  6. Wi-Fi
  7. Bluetooth
  8. GPS and A-GPS
  9. USB Mass Storage
  10. 720p Video Playback (MPEG4 and H.264 up to 720p with hardware video decoding)
  11. Camcorder (Video recording: 640x480, MPEG4 with hardware video encoding)
  12. Camera
  13. VPN
  14. WiFi Ad-Hoc Network (It may or may not work.)
  15. WiFi Tethering (Native "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" feature works.
  16. You can also install WiFi Tether for Root Users 3.x for more features.
  17. USB Tethering (Native "USB tethering" feature works. You can also install wired_tether_1_4.apk for more features.)
  18. Bluetooth Tethering
  19. ART (Android RunTime)

What Doesn't Work and the Workaround

  1. "Black screen" (webpage not refreshes itself) in some apps (Workaround: disable apps' Hardware Acceleration via Hwa Settings)
  2. Black screen in the panorama mode of the camera. (Workaround: Download any 3rd party camera app from the Play Store
  3. Wi-Fi hotspot Security. (Workaround: Install WiFi Tether for Root Users 3.x and go to setting to change "Device-Profile" to "Google NexusOne" and select "Enable WiFi-Encryption" and "WiFi-driver reload".)

Steps

  1. Without extracting, place the downloaded file in your SD Card
  2. Switch off your phone
  3. Boot into Magldr by holding the power button
  4. Navigate to 8.AD Recovery
  5. Go to Install Zip From SD Card 
  6. Select Choose Zip From SD Card
  7. Select the file you downloaded
  8. Aroma Installer will open
  9. You have the option of Installing in NAND (Internal Memory) , NAND with Data on EXT (System - Internal Memory, Data - SD Card) , NATIVE SD (SD Card)
  10. Install it on NAND if you have the model with 1 GB RAM, and on NAND with Data on EXT with 512 MB RAM. You can select Native SD if you want in any model, though.
  11. Follow the instructions on the screen
  12. Click Reboot Now.
  13. Congrats! You just install the latest Android KitKat to your HD2!!!

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING GOING WRONG, YOU BRICKING YOUR PHONE, OR ANYTHING ELSE (All of this is highly unlikely). HOWEVER, YOU CAN CONTACT ME ON GOOGLE PLUS IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG AND I WILL TRY TO HELP YOU.




Mansehej Singh is a 14 year old from New Delhi, India. He is interested in the latest tech., etc. and has knowledge about android hacking, application development, etc. He also likes photography, writing poems, stories, etc.

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