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HTC Source | January 17, 2018

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HTC HD2 dev teams get Android 4.0 up and running.

HTC HD2 dev teams get Android 4.0 up and running.

While many of us are enjoying our dual-core phones, patiently waiting for HTC and the development community to bring Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to our phones, HTC HD2 owners can already enjoy Google’s latest Android dessert. The HTC HD2 launched a little over two years ago, powered by Windows Mobile 6.5, but it has proven to be one of the most hackable phones ever made by HTC.  The massive development community for the HTC HD2 has been able to port Windows Phone 7, Ubuntu, MeeGo and multiple versions of Android to the device.

The Ice Cream Sandwich AOSP build for the HTC HD2 is usable, but there are a few kinks to work out before we would recommend it to the general public. USB mass storage, camera and hardware acceleration are still being worked on and there are issues with getting the Android Market running without modifying the build.prop. Since the source code for Android 4.0 has only been available since last week, we expect the dev team working on the build to have most of these kinks worked out in the next week or two.

HTC has promised to bring Android 4.0 to as many handsets as possible and has also announced the first wave of Android 4.0 updates should be available in early 2012. If you really want Android 4.0 on your current HTC device before HTC rolls out an official build with HTC Sense, we suggest you keep an eye on your phone’s development thread on XDA-Developers.

Are you going to wait for an official HTC update for your phone or will you take matters into your own hands and flash the first available ICS build that the dev community whips up for your device?

Source: XDA-Developers

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.


  1. recko

    i am user of htc hd2..i have implemented more than dozens of android custom roms on this phone..everything is i used ICS(ice cream sandwich) on my htc was very fast and nice.everything is working except camera and no sense 3.0 like other custom roms. you can use either NAND or SD Custom rom of ICS on it. many hackers have made a new release of ICS rom on htc hd2 .there were more than 7 ics rom now available on HTC HD 2. this is the most hackable device that i ever had. with more than 20 custom rom built for this phone in a month. you can change your rom everyday base on your interest. hardware acceleration now is working on htc hd 2 if using ICS rom. awesome phone!!

    • Chetan

      Hi m using HD2 kindly help me out step by step in upgrading from windows to android..

    • haseeb

      recko can u help me….I have instaled 2.3.2…. how can I update this version into ics….plz help me…or any other like gingerbrd…this us my email plz tell me…haseebkrm@gmail com

  2. arun

    when will android 4.0 with sense realse for htc hd2

  3. i daonload android loader in my htc hd2 i have in my screen loader manager switch fast and safe 3 icones but it not working and cant daonload android apps on it any help thx

  4. android laoder is Mskip android!!!

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