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2nd October 2012, 05:55 PM |#631  
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i understand that now all i want is to install wp7 on the sd card and dual boot it is that possible ?

Sorry, but this is too impossible
WindowsPhone or WindowsMobile can be installed only in NAND, sdcard install of Windows is not supported
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30th October 2012, 05:04 AM |#632  
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3in1 [WPH7 + ICS SD + ICS NativeSD] on Your HTC LEO

Device requiments:
  • HTC LEO (HD2)
  • Card reader with support microSD
  • 2 microSD cards - 2Gb for WindowsPhone 7 & 8Gb (or higher) for Android builds
  • USB cable (miniUSB Device-PC)
  • PC with installed Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Se7en (32/64)
Software requiments (HD2):Software requiments (PC):Time requiments:
  • 1.5-2 hours for 1 card reader and mass storage mode on your phone
    or 20-40 minutes for 2 card readers (all partition operations without HD2)
Difficultly level:
  • Advanced users (you may optimize any steps of this guide at your risk)
  • Beginner users (with basic knowledges of Windows (PC & Mobile editions), Android & Partitions), just do it step-by-step

So, if you are agree previous requiments and ready to begin - lets do it now

Step1. Prepare your sdcards
  • Insert your bigger (8Gb or higher) sdcard into card reader and connect it to your PC
  • MAKE FULL BACKUP ALL CARD DATA
  • Run Panasonic SDFormatter and begin format your sdcard as Full Erase mode
  • Done. Change your bigger (8Gb) sdcard to smaller (2Gb) sdcard and reconnect card reader to PC
  • MAKE FULL BACKUP ALL CARD DATA
  • No formatt req. because WP7 will do this for you at install & 1st start
  • Done!
Step2. Install & setup WP7
  • Now, put your smaller sdcard in HD2 and turn it on
  • Choose 5th menu USB Flasher. Connect your HD2 to PC and execute install app (in my chooce, I'm used DAF.EXE (any other binary installer) app from HD2O© WMP7 Tango ROM)
  • Wait until the install process of WP7 to your HD2
  • Done! Device will rebooted automaticly
  • In MAGLDR choose 1st menu Boot WHP and WP7 will be booted
  • Complete stup your WP7 (language, time zone, date, time etc.) IT IS VERY IMPORTANT!
  • After complete setup, turn off your HD2. Do not reset setting to default from About menu! IT IS VERY IMPORTANT!
Step3. Partitions Task #1
  • Turn on your HD2 with smaller sdcard (2Gb/WP7)
  • In MAGLDR choose 4th menu USB MassStg and connect your HD to your PC
  • Insert your bigger (8Gb or higher) sdcard into card reader and connect it to your PC
  • Run EASEUS Partition Master. Now you can see your both sdcards, like this:
    Disk X (smaller sdcard 2GB/WP7)
    ** FAT16 200MB Primary
    ** Unformatted 1.65GB Primary
    Disk Y (bigger sdcard 8GB)
    ** FAT32 7.28GB Primary
  • Resize existing FAT32 partition on bigger sdcard by this calculate:
    ** For WP7 we need 2GB (2048MB)
    ** Other avaible space for Android builds
  • Press Apply. Now you have this:
    Disk Y (bigger sdcard 8GB)
    ** FAT32 5.28GB Primary
    ** Unallocated 2.01GB Logical
  • Copy 200MB FAT16 partition (on smaller sdcard) and paste it to Unallocated space of bigger sdcard
  • Press Apply. Now you have this:
    Disk Y (bigger sdcard 8GB)
    ** FAT32 5.28GB Primary
    ** FAT16 191.11MB Primary
    ** Unallocated 1.82GB Logical
  • Copy 1.65GB Unformatted partition (on smaller sdcard) and paste it to Unallocated space of bigger sdcard
  • Press Apply. Now you have this:
    ** FAT32 5.28GB Primary
    ** FAT16 191.11MB Primary
    ** Unformatted 1.65GB Primary
    ** Unallocated 1.82GB Logical
  • Check up partitions order:
    FAT32 -> FAT16 -> Unformatted -> Unallocated
    Where FAT32 (is your partition for Android builds SD & NativeSD), FAT16 & Unformatted (is your partitions by WP7)
  • Done!
  • Discinnect both sdcards, turn off phone and put in bigger sdcard
Step4. Reconfigure WP7 & accept new sdcard
  • Turn on HD2 and start WP7 from MAGLDR by 1st menu Boot WPH
  • WP7 must be start and accepted your new sdcard with old (from smaller sdcard) partitions (FAT16 200MB and Unformatted 1.65GB)
  • Check it by App menu -> Settings -> About
    See attached screenshot
    If system shows Total Storage: 1.64GB and Avaible storage: 1.34GB you are man
    Else, you make mistakes while making/copy partitions in 3rd step. Anyway, you can see video and check it again
  • Turn off your HD2
Step5. Partitions Task #2
  • Replace bigger sdcard from HD2 and put it in card reader because we will work with partitions on this card
  • Connect card reader to PC and run MiniTool Partition Wizard
  • Now select 1st partition of sdcard (FAT32 5.28GB Primary) and resize it with next calculate:
    50% of size for Android SD builds and 50% for Android NativeSD builds
    But you choose your own size for your Android as you want
  • Press Apply. Now you have this:
    Disk Y (bigger sdcard 8GB)
    ** FAT32 2.61GB Primary
    ** Unallocated 2.67GB Logical
    ** Unknown 191.11MB Primary
    ** Unknown 1.65GB Primary
    ** Unallocated 1.82GB Logical
  • Select Unallocaed (red) and choose Create New partition
  • Choose type Primary and system Ext4, then press OK
  • Press Apply. Now you have this:
    Disk Y (bigger sdcard 8GB)
    ** FAT32 2.61GB Primary
    ** Ext4 2.67GB Primary
    ** Unknown 191.11MB Primary
    ** Unknown 1.65GB Primary
    ** Unallocated 182MB Logical
Step6. Final
  • Now you have 1 device HTC LEO (HD2) with:
    - NAND partiotion with Windows Phone 7
    - FAT32 partition for Android SD/MAGLDR builds
    - EXT4 partition for Android NativeSD build
  • Are you happy? no? read this thread again

c1cl0n, this is amazing, thanks for the detailed tutorial. I have an additional question

I currently have WP7 on a 7gb partition on a 16gb class 2 sd card. I have an EXT4 partition (2GB) and a FAT32 partition (5GB) for my NativeSD android rom. I bought a new 32gb class 10, is there a way to shift this WP7 rom as is from the 16gb card to the 32 gb card, without have to reinstall from scratch? Also, can i expand the space allocated to WP7 while i do that? I am worried about it, as a lot of effort has gone into finding and installing the right apps and customizing the start screen in a certain way etc. I have Ansar's 7.8 ROM
23rd November 2012, 07:41 PM |#633  
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Lightbulb single sd method with multiple more than 2 partitions?
Hi,
When I use only one sd card, the Windows phone partition has to be the biggest.
But what happens if I create mutliple smaller partitions e.g. 3*3gb fat and 7gb unallocated for windows phone
Don't want to waste too much space for windows and windows doesn't recognize my smaller sd card
26th March 2013, 09:04 AM |#634  
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SINGLE SD Method [WP7=nand / Android=memory card]

I've done all the steps correctly.
Partitioning scheme Memory Card did also correctly.
Android on the SD card will be copied to the boot and I want to start the installation process.
the error message that there is no two files will appear on the screen (zImage & initrd).
I copied the files onto the root and start the installation. But after a period of five seconds, the phone restarts and locks on the HTC logo and the installation goes ahead.
why...???
I use [NexusHD2-JellyBean-CM10_V1.4a] ROM NativeSD
18th April 2013, 02:12 PM |#635  
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SINGLE SD Method [WP7=nand / Android=memory card]

I've done all the steps correctly.
Partitioning scheme Memory Card did also correctly.
Android on the SD card will be copied to the boot and I want to start the installation process.
the error message that there is no two files will appear on the screen (zImage & initrd).
I copied the files onto the root and start the installation. But after a period of five seconds, the phone restarts and locks on the HTC logo and the installation goes ahead.
why...???
I use [NexusHD2-JellyBean-CM10_V1.4a] ROM NativeSD

The rom you used will not work with magldr without editing the boot - see http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=693. You could try this file and see if it works?

I'm using wp7 and SDdroid and from experience i have never been able to get a nativesd rom to work with magldr.
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9th May 2013, 12:01 AM |#636  
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Ok guys, some questions from me too.

I have already installed WP7 on my phone on a 16gb SD card.
I recently bought a Sandisk 32gb card for the needs of partitioning for a dual boot of WP and Android (and because i needed a faster card).

The question follows:
Will I be able to restore my Windows installation on the 32gb card (meaning apps, photos, sms, settings etc.). I have already backed it up with WPBackup. Or will I probably have to set up my Windows installation as new? And even if it is so, what will happen if I re-insert my 16gb card in the phone? Will it maintain my existing WP installation as it is now or will it lose it all (since it will reformat the other card to use). Maybe Windows won't "like" this? Can you swap two SD cards with the same NAND Windows installation?
Will the two card method keep it all if done correctly

I hope my questions are clear. Thank you in advance for any answers. And keep up the good work. You make our HD2's truly legendary!
9th May 2013, 03:04 PM |#637  
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WORKED...!!!!
15th May 2013, 03:11 PM |#638  
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just one question?? is this method device specific or can I try this on any other android device?
15th August 2013, 09:50 AM |#639  
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19th August 2013, 05:26 PM |#640  
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Ok guys, some questions from me too.

I have already installed WP7 on my phone on a 16gb SD card.
I recently bought a Sandisk 32gb card for the needs of partitioning for a dual boot of WP and Android (and because i needed a faster card).

The question follows:
Will I be able to restore my Windows installation on the 32gb card (meaning apps, photos, sms, settings etc.). I have already backed it up with WPBackup. Or will I probably have to set up my Windows installation as new? And even if it is so, what will happen if I re-insert my 16gb card in the phone? Will it maintain my existing WP installation as it is now or will it lose it all (since it will reformat the other card to use). Maybe Windows won't "like" this? Can you swap two SD cards with the same NAND Windows installation?
Will the two card method keep it all if done correctly

I hope my questions are clear. Thank you in advance for any answers. And keep up the good work. You make our HD2's truly legendary!


This is to narrate my experience while partitioning my card for dual booting (WP 7.8 from NAND & Android from SD/Magldr).

I read many threads and ultimately followed the single card partitioning from here (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...57&postcount=1) .

What happened finally is – I had two partitions in 32 GB class 4 Sandisk card. The first partition “Fat32-Primary” (14+Gb) of slightly less than the second partition of “Other-Logical”(almost 15Gb). There was no free / blank/ unformatted space left in the card. The WP 7.8 booted well and so did Android. But after booting into Android the card was not mounted. So I was not able to download anything in Android and was always refused with dialogues like “No SD card” blah blah blah. So I reverted to two card solution – using a 16 gb for my wp 7.8 and then replacing it with the 32 gb card before Magldr booting to Android. But I got bored and tried to solve the issue by searching here and there. I was helped by this (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...33&postcount=2) post. Thanked the poster Jerome.Ramos (http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=2585223 ) & ChitownWingMan (http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=567392 ) who linked me to this post. The only real difference lies in point no 24 which says both the partitions should be “Primary” in contrary to me using Windows partition as “Logical”. I was lethargic to try again as resetting WP meant again installing everything in WP from scratch which is a tedious and boring job. So I tried to repartition my 32 GB card used till now for “Android” without resetting WP 7.8 and I was successful. What I did is very simple in “EASEUS Partition manager” and described as under serially.

1. Put my HD2 off from WP 7.8. Took out my WP sd card (16Gb) “as it is” and my Android SD card 32 Gb) and connected both simultaneously in my Laptop.
2. Deleted all partitions in 32 Gb card keeping 16 gb card as it is
3. Copied 200mb partition from 16 Gb card and copied in 32 Gb card.
4. Copied the Windows partition of 14.84 Gb from 16 gb card to 32 gb card. It was copied as “primary-Other”.
5. Both the partitions were side by side leaving a big gap of 15+ gb empty in the end of the card.
6. Clicked “Apply”. System took a long long time to complete the process. Almost 3.5 hours. The final card was a :

200mb “Fat16-Primary” First partition
14.84 Gb “Other-Primary” Second Partition
15 Gb unallocated space left as third sector.

7. Put the 32 gb of step 6 in HD2 and booted WP 7.8 and it successfully booted with all my apps and settings undisturbed.
8. Now the problem was to make another partition of “Fat32 – primary” at the beginning of the card shifting “Other-Primary “ partition to second place.
9. I again put 32 gb card in Laptop and copied second “Other-Primary” partition of 14.84 gb in the unallocated portion and clicked “Apply”
10. It took a long time to (1.50 hour) complete. At this stage there were four sectors in the card.

First partition – 200mb – Fat 16/Primary
Second partition – 14.84gb Other-Primary
Third partition – 14.84 gb Other / primary (Copy of second partition)
Fourth sector – Unallocated remaining partition in the last of 500mb (approx) which could not be utilised.

11. Deleted second partition of 14.84 gb of Other / primary and clicked apply.
12. Fitted to HD2 and successfully booted with everything intact.
13. Took out card. Resized 200 mb first partition to around 14.70 Gb (lesser than WP partition of 14.84 gb). Formatted in Fat 32 and clicked apply. Now the final shape of the card was as under:

First partition of 14.70Gb Fat32-Primary for Androd.
Second unused sector of around 300 mb which I was forced to keep in order to keep Android partition less than WP.
Third partition – 14.84 gb Other / primary (Copy of second partition made in step 10)
Fourth sector – Unallocated remaining partition in the last unutilized of remaing 500mb (approx)
The third and fourth partitions were same as that in step 10 and were untouched.

14. Copied Android ROM files in FAT (First partition) by Win Explorer. Finally put the card in HD2 and WP 7.8 booted with all my goodies. Powered off and again booted to Android through Magldr “Services” menu and Android booted with properly mounted SD cards.
I don’t know if I am able to put my explanations in an easy way. Nevertheless the process is very simple and is a not a problem if started with confidence. There may be similar posts here and there but I just narrated my experience.
Lastly don’t blame me for any losses of your device / cards you might make while trying this and I am no dev and I won’t be able to help you in any complicated problems. I am only an avid fan of XDA and its ever-supporting members and trying to put my experience if it is of help to anybody.
Thanks to all. Happy HD2ing………
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I followed this tute and it works great... except for data on T-Mob. The SIM/data works in the persons other phone but not in the HD2 using WP7.8 or Android. Any ideas? She loves the phone but would like to be able to use her data without popping the SIM out every time.
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