NexusHD2-Gingerbread V2.5 NAND

Smile [27.MAR][CWM] NexusHD2-Gingerbread V2.5 [Android2.3.3][Kernel: tytung_r8.3]

This's a clean ROM compiled from AOSP Gingerbread for Nexus One (GRI40 / Android 2.3.3) by tytung and released on Mar 27, 2011.

  • Use the latest android-2.3.3_r1a source code. (Having a tag name means it is well-tested and stable.)
Kernel: tytung_r8.3 (Support Wi-Fi IEEE 802.1x/EAP, low power mode Bluetooth, UTF-8, CIFS, Yaffs, Ext2/3/4, NILFS, ReiserFS, BTRFS, and the official HTC extended battery.)
Credits: Cotulla, TYTung, Hastarin, Markinus, Letama, Rajko, Gauner, Diem, Dan1j3l, RaiderX303, Pongster, Gpc, Cedesmith, Arne, Trilu, Charansingh, etc.

This is compiled from AOSP Gingerbread for Passion (i.e. Nexus One) 
and has some modifications as follows.
  • block ads (replaced hosts),
  • add utility and root permission (added busybox, su and Superuser.apk)
  • add 720p video playback (replaced
  • fix camera (replaced and modified source code)
  • fix camcorder (replaced with new cam libs and some .so files)
  • add HSDPA icon (modified SystemUI.apk from source code)
  • add Battery % icon (modified framework-res.apk)
  • add Headset icon (modified framework-res.apk from source code)
  • add Reboot menu (modified framework-res.apk, framework.jar and android.policy.jar from source code)
  • add "Download any file type" support for Browser (modified DownloadProvider.apk from source code)
  • fix USB Mass Storage and USB Tethering (modified vold and services.jar from source code)
  • fix LED Notification (modified services.jar from source code)
  • add "X" boot animation and ringtones from Nexus One Gingerbread
  • add Nexus S Live Wallpaper
  • add the latest Google Apps (Maps, Gmail, Market, etc.)
  • add other necessary modifications to make it working on HD2
  • remove Japanese and Chinese IMEs (removed OpenWnn.apk and PinyinIME.apk)
  • Use CWM (ClockworkMod) Recovery, providing the native Android installation and Nandroid backup and restore, to backup and/or update your system easily and safely.
  • It's about 3~5mA battery consumption on standby when turning on WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Auto Sync settings.

Everything is working.
  • Phone
  • 3G/HSDPA (RMNET, fast and stable)
  • Wi-Fi (Support IEEE 802.1x/EAP authentication and Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi.)
  • Bluetooth (Support low power mode.) (Big thanks to Trilu and Charansingh)
  • GPS (Courtesy of Diem) (Install GPS Status to improve getting a gps fix faster.)
  • Network Location
  • 720p Video Playback (H.264 up to 720p with hardware decoding)
  • Camera (5MP)
  • Camcorder (800x480, H.263 and 30fps with hardware encoding) (Courtesy of Gpc)
  • LED Notification (Courtesy of Gpc)
  • USB Mass Storage
  • USB Tethering (Use build-in "USB tethering" feature directly or install Wired Tether 1.4.apk.)
  • WiFi Tethering (Use build-in "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" feature directly or install Wireless Tether 2.0.7.apk.)

Known issues
This build is kind of better than NexusHD2-Froyo now.
  • Disable Audible touch tones in Sound settings to avoid the Robot voice and/or frozen Phone app when dialing.
  • MAGLDR 1.13 issue: automatically boot into Android while charging. (Detail)

You should have at least MAGLDR 1.13 on device.
  • CWM (ClockworkMod) Recovery Version via SD card (Flash
    • Installing the CWM_Recovery_for_NexusHD2 (135MB system and 2MB cache) to create a space-efficient NAND partition layout (via flash.cfg) designed specifically for NexusHD2 series is highly recommended if coming from another ROM.
    • For Android installation you need to enter MAGLDR 1.13 (hold "Power" button during boot) and select "AD Recovery" or "Boot AD SD" (if ever copied CWM's initrd.gz and zImage to SD) to enter CWM Recovery.
    • CWM: backup and restore => Backup you current ROM first. (optional but recommended)
    • CWM: wipe data/factory reset if coming from another ROM or wanting to have a clean installation. (optional but recommended)
    • CWM: install zip from sdcard: locate NexusHD2-Gingerbread_V2.5_NAND_(Android-2.3.3) to finish the Android installation.

Mar 27 - Quick installation guide for CWM:

  1. Install CWM_Recovery_for_NexusHD2 (3.8 MB)
  2. Flash NexusHD2-Gingerbread_V2.5_NAND_(Android-2.3.3) (82.15 MB)
  3. Flash some add-ons below if needed.
  4. Flash for Apps2SD+ (Optional. Install it only when you install too many apps and the internal memory (i.e. data partition) is out of space.) (2.59 MB)
  5. Reboot.
Then your HD2 is up to date.

You should flash stock official Windows Mobile 6.5 ROM.

Please consider making a donation to Cotulla for his great MAGLDR.
And if you appreciate my work and want to buy me a drink, please consider making a donation too.

Thank you.

This section is reserved for everyone.
If you can provide any new features via a flashable for CWM Recovery, I will place your name here.
The description is a must when you provide a file.

I don't test each add-on myself, please backup your current system before installing any of them.

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