orb3000 · Jul 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Dual Boot on Desire HD

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We have seen the HTC Desire HD as the successor of the legendary HTC Leo, and now it is really following the steps taken by its predecessor. XDA member michyprima shows how to dual boot by a “simple” C-written executable which will start at your device boot waiting for you to make a choice of the desired ROM. In other words, Dual Boot lets you to have 2 Android installed ROM´s, one on NAND, and the other on your SD card. The developer mentions that if you intend to boot Sense ROM´s you must choose a Sense Kernel. No-Sense ROM´s will be able to boot with the Sense Kernel though, but will need a fix for the bluetooth, which will post some way to make this as easier as possible.

Lucky one with an HD/Inspire? Step in and give it a try, just leave your feedback please.

Originally posted by michyprima
[DEV] Dual booting on Desire HD

Welcome to the first dual boot menu for Desire HD

What it is, and what it does.
It is nothing more than a C-written executable which will start at your phone boot waiting for you to make a choice. When you choose, it will init the android you want. That lets you to have 2 android install, one on nand, one on sdcard, without booting through fastboot or switching boot.img

Wonderful. What I need to make it working?
Basically you need nothing more than a SD card and your desire HD.

You said I need an sd card. I need to prepare it somehow?
Yes, you do. You will need a tool which supports creating fat32 and ext4 partitions. There are a couple for windows (EASEUS). If you have linux, it is included in your distro for sure. Your partition table should look like this:

Continue to the Dev thread.

Thanks to udK_dev for the tip :)


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