mccardle

Do you need a Windows PC to install custom ROMs?

I'm looking at the instructions below for Ice Cream Sandwich on the HTC Desire HD and it lists Windows as a requirement...

http://www.androidauthority.com/install-lc-ics-4-0-3-rom-htc-desire-hd-48445/

Most Useful Answer mrew42  Aug. 21, 2012 at 17:09

Once you've rooted the phone and got clockworkmod on, off you jolly well go. As many times as you like - just remember each time you install a ROM you stand a very good chance of losing all your App data - SMS messages, Angry birds scores etc. so back it all up first - Titanium will do that for you.
Nary a month goes by without me backing up my rom, trying something else and thinking "nah, I prefer my original one" and restoring again from clockwork (or in my case 4Ext recovery - touchscreen and very nice too)

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mrew42  Aug. 21, 2012 at 16:39

You need a way of getting the ROM onto your phone - and HTC provide drivers for Windows to do that. If you have a MAC or run a LINUX distro, take the sd card out pop it in a USB adapter, stick the rom on there, then put it back in your phone and boot into recovery.
Same effect, different method

mccardle  Aug. 21, 2012 at 16:53

Thanks! And do those instructions work generally? Could I follow them to install the new xda HTC Desire HD Ice Cream Sandwich release? Sorry I'm quite new to this! oO

mrew42  Aug. 21, 2012 at 17:09

Once you've rooted the phone and got clockworkmod on, off you jolly well go. As many times as you like - just remember each time you install a ROM you stand a very good chance of losing all your App data - SMS messages, Angry birds scores etc. so back it all up first - Titanium will do that for you.
Nary a month goes by without me backing up my rom, trying something else and thinking "nah, I prefer my original one" and restoring again from clockwork (or in my case 4Ext recovery - touchscreen and very nice too)

Pondlife  Aug. 21, 2012 at 17:34

Course you could just download the rom direct to the phone rather than a computer..

mccardle  Aug. 21, 2012 at 17:35

Excellent! Thanks so much!! :D

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 21, 2012 at 18:11

Is the Desire HD's bootloader unlocked? For that you do need a PC. And I would not ever again try it on a Mac grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 21, 2012 at 18:14

Is the Desire HD's bootloader unlocked? For that you do need a PC. And I would not ever again try it on a Mac grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
No, it isn't. You have to unlock it via HTC's bootloader unlocking farce. Yet another reason the world would be a better place without the DHD in it.

mccardle  Aug. 21, 2012 at 20:27

I'm not really that bothered about Ice Cream Sandwich, more so just wanted to try out rooting etc, but this is already sounding like a heck of a lot of effort. Maybe I'll just buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in a few weeks ;)

mccardle  Aug. 21, 2012 at 20:30

Would this get past the bootloader issue? Or is this just to root after unlocking the bootloader?

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/how-to-root-the-htc-desire-hd/

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 21, 2012 at 20:38

I'm not really that bothered about Ice Cream Sandwich, more so just wanted to try out rooting etc, but this is already sounding like a heck of a lot of effort. Maybe I'll just buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in a few weeks ;)
Well, that would solve the issue, Samsung phones are sold with unlocked bootloaders.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 22, 2012 at 08:27

Try this one, there is also a guide for each step.

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