[Install Guide] Back to the Future [XBmod-Yuki] [7720 ready]

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OK this is a Guide on how to Flash Xbmod & Yuki’s WP7 ROM (Mango 7720). It is not a replacement of the original thread simply an accompaniment, continue to use other thread to post issues and asks.

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History
There are two ROM’s made by XBmod and Yuki (within a few days of releasing the ROM Yuki retired from XDA, may they RIP or be resurrected in the future) XBmod continues to build and offer solutions. But understand that you are indebted to them and others – for providing the ROM.

Concept
To build a WP7 ROM that can be updated by Zune when MS release updates and Also so that Dev’s or anyone can develop custom CAB’s to be sent to the device without the need to reflash or mess with the system…….

The ROM
Both are Unbranded i.e. Vanilla flavor i.e. No carrier branding and you have Root access.
There are two differences between V1 and V2 ROM’s

1. V1 - HD2_Updatable_XBmod_Yuki_v1
  • a. Radio: 5.69.09.05a_22.50.50.21u
  • b. was an attempt to try and get he Sdcard working for other things but it failed, V1 remains for future development only

(Feedback from those testing V1 was that the Radio caused extreme battery drainage and the SD card created more issue than good, so V2 was born. V1 is left for others to play and possibly future development, to see if they can eventually get Dual boot to work – but it may never occur and quite frankly this ROM is so Stable & Pure and running on the best device ever, that you don’t need another OS)

2. V2 - HD2_Updatable_XBmod_Yuki_v2_native
  • a. Radio: 5.51T.09.29a_22.32.50.10U
  • b. Formats the SD card like a native WP7 device
(Feedback about battery performance has been for most, positive with a few exceptions will attempt to build country table in Appendix)

Common Questions

Q. Which ROM should I use?
A. Use the V2 ROM for obvious reasons.

Note: When you flash you will LOSE ALL DATA from your SD card, so if you need it - back it up! Also some SD cards present issues so be warned not all work…..
Make sure it’s a SD card that works and is supported, otherwise you could face frequent reboots / freezes / restarts / loops. SandDisk seems to be the best so far try to use class 4, you can use, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and even 32GB

Q. Can I Dual boot and Run Android?
A. Yes. XBmod has released a CAB that can be used to unlock the SDCard for Dual boot.

Q. I’ve installed V1 should I move to V2?
A. that’s up to you, but the general consensus is Yes move to V2

Q. I’m on V1 do I need to Start right from the beginning – re-run the whole Process?
A. Update oriignally yes, but we have a report that someone has gone straight from V1 to V2 without going back to stock rom (WM6.5) by simply flashing V2 on top of V1. No reported problems. So, it's up to you...

Q. Do I need to change the HTC HD2 name in about to HD7
A. No the HTC HD2 is just afriendly name, it wont and can't cause any problems anywhere. The phone is registred as an HTC Schubert (HD7)

RADIO:There are two Radios:
The first which you install during the initial set-up and another which is Baked into the ROM. Some folk who want to play and experiment will want to change the Radio in the ROM – you can do this and more about that in the Appendix:

UPDATEL: XBmod is working on a CAB to change the Radio in the ROM, thus in the future you will be able to send the CAB and change the Radio.
 
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What do I need?

HD2 unlocked and a WP7 Activation key (search the forum)


Hard SPL v 2.08 or higher
I used HSPL4 and selected HSPL2.08.
WP7 doesn’t support HSPL3.03/OSPL3.03. You need to select HSPL2.08 to run WP7 & MAGLDR.


Radio which supports 576 RAM. (Radio 2.15.50...)
I used Leo_RADIO_2.15.50.14**:

Magldr1.13

Windows Mobile 6.5 Stock ROM
I used World Wide English (WWE) 3.14.405.2

Zune Download and Install the lastest version of the client.

WP7 Update Cab Sender
Download and extract to a folder on your PC, this will be the tool used to send custom packages (CAB) to the device and offer backup and restore features:

HD2-7720fix
Extract to a Folder

The V2 ROM HD2_Updatable_XBmod_Yuki_v2_native
Extract to a folder

DeviceProvisioning.cab
To be placed into “WP7 Update Cab Sender folder” later. Do not Extract!!


UPDATE: XBmod has released a new SDCARD UNLOCK TOOL. You are now able to Read and Andriod PARTITION and UNLOCK all your locked Cards.

Custom and Special CAB's:
DEV_STORAGELOCK.cab (this will install the unlock tool for your sd card (providing the possibility of dualboot))
DEV_STORAGELOCK_REMOVE.CAB (as always a second CAB removing the above function "unlock tool" Warning your SDCard will be relocked at reboot resulting is dataloss.)
 
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The Install Procedure

Note: should you be familiar with custom ROM's and have following already installed on your device:
A) hard spl
B) magldr 1.3
C) the correct Radio!
D) then proceed directly to Section 7 and follow instructions "restart your phone and get into magldr menu by pressing and holding the red button then follow steps from Section 7. If you do not have the above installled, proceed from the Step 1 . Thanks to bryangopan

Install
1. Install Hard SPL v 2.08 or higher
2. Install Windows Mobile 6.5 stock ROM

Make sure you’ve got more than 50% power on the device.

• Unplug USB cable
• Power Off device.
• Press and hold volume down button and press power button to start again.
• You will be presented with a tricolor splash screen.
• Connect USB cable to PC
• On the Tricolor splash screen you see “serial”; change to “usb”, if not unplug and plug the cable back in.
• As Administrator Run the WM6.5 ROM Update and follow instructions, your device should now be flashed with WM6.5.


If you have installed a ROM with Radio 2.15.50.** then you can skip the next Install (3) and move directly to section (4). If you are unsure perform section 3, it wont break antything.
3. Install the Radio 2.15.50.** to the device, it installs through the same method as above
• Power Off device.
• Press and hold volume down button and press power button to start again.
• You will be presented with a tricolor splash screen.
• Connect USB cable to PC
• On the Tricolor splash screen you see “serial”; change to “usb”, if not unplug and plug the cable back in.
• As Administrator Run the ROM Update and follow instructions, your device will be flashed with right Radio

4. Turn on WM6.5, using the format tool in WM6.5 format your SD card.

5. Install Magldr1.13
• Power Off device.
• Press and hold volume down button and press power button to start again.
• You will be presented with a tricolor splash screen.
• Connect USB cable to PC
• On the Tricolor splash screen you see “serial”; change to “usb”, if not unplug and plug the cable back in.
• As Administrator Run the ROM Update and follow instructions, your device will be flashed with right Radio

6. When you’re Device Restarts, on the device screen you will see the Magldr menu, use Volume Up and Down to navigate, Answer Call (to Select)

Move down to last option and power it down.

7. Go to Magldr menu, do this by Holding the Power button on the device while powering the device up again
• Navigate using Vol Down and Up and use the “Accept Call” (green key) to Select feature
• Move down to and select Services
• In Services menu select option 4, uselast24nand.
• You will auto return to main menu
• Move down to and select Services
• In services menu select option 5. clearsd MBR.
• Confirm selection.
• You will auto return to the main menu
• Select option 5 usb flasher.
• The screen changes showing you USB Flasher mode / Wait USB
• Make sure you’ve connected the usb cable to the HD2 and PC

8. download and Extract HD2_Updatable_XBmod_Yuki_v2_native.zip (7004)
• This should be extracted to your PC, in the folder locate DWI.exe

9. As administrator Run DWI.exe follow the instructions and flash the rom.
• Once WP7 has been flashed (7004) it is important that you go set the Time and Date to match the Time and Date on your PC, otherwise Zune will not update. You do Not need to Sign into Windows Live or Activate the device at this point, not until you have flashed 7720 it makes no difference if you activate now you will only need to do it again later.
• Start the Zune and it should Detect your HD2
• In Zune go to settings / Phone and check for updates updates, once Zune finds the update, press ok and update now.
• This will be the (7008) update and your phone will automatically restart show you progress and eventually show successful.
• Once completed Zune will check for another updates and find another update this is the move to (7392). Press Update Now and once successfully completed you will be on 7392 this is NODO.

10. Optional.
• If you want to wait for the official release of MANGO through Zune then start using your WP7 by activating it etc and stop here.

• If you can’t wait and want more then continue……
 
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11. HD2-7720fix.rar
Extract to a Folder
Within there are two sub folders
MangoRTM
update tool
Open the "update tool" folder and run either x64 or x86 to install the program according to the version of Windows you have. You will see it run once and exit.

Exit Zune make sure it’s not running.

12. WP7 Update Cab Sender.zip
Extract to a Folder


Download and extract to a folder on your PC, this will be the tool used to send custom packages (CAB) to the device and offer backup and restore features:

13. DeviceProvisioning.cab
Do not Extract!!
Copy this file into the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder.

Then run the “WP7 Update Cab Sender.bat”A DOS Window will open
╔════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
║ WP7 Update Cab Sender xboxmod-Yuki 2011 ║
╠════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
╠══════» S •(S)end Cabs to device
╠══════» B •Send Cabs to device with (B)ackup
╠══════» R •(R)estore device backup
╠══════» L •Read last Update (L)ogs from device
╚══> Your choice: S

Press “S”
The program will send the CAB to your phone, which will automatically restart the HD2 and show progress, once successful.

You will see this message in the DOS Windows

The device has been updated to version ****************
╚══════» Done

Exit MS dos Window

Delete DeviceProvisioning.cab from the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder.

14. Zune update 7712
Launch Zune and check for Updates it should find 7712 and Update Now. The update will take about 1.5 hours.
Once you are done with 7712 update you will see update successful

Exit Zune.

15. HD2-7720fix.rar
HD2-7720 Folder
Within there are two sub folders
MangoRTM
update tool
Open the MangoRTM folder and copy the files (If you know which languages you need, only take the ones you need, if you are unsure take all 8) copy them to the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder

Make sure you deleted deviceprovisioning.cab before and Zune is NOT running

Then run the “WP7 Update Cab Sender.bat
A DOS Window will open
╔════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
║ WP7 Update Cab Sender xboxmod-Yuki 2011 ║
╠════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
╠══════» S •(S)end Cabs to device
╠══════» B •Send Cabs to device with (B)ackup
╠══════» R •(R)estore device backup
╠══════» L •Read last Update (L)ogs from device
╚══> Your choice: S

Press “S”
The program will send all the CAB’s to your phone, which will automatically restart the HD2 and show progress, once successful.

You will see this message in the DOS Windows
The device has been updated to version **************
╚══════» Done
Exit MS dos Window
Delete the CAB’s from the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder.

You’re now on 7720 MANGO
DO NOT STOP HERE

16. A Hard Reset is recommended.
Switch off the phone when the Magldr screen displays and you see
"Go Go Go 12345"

Press and Hold the Volume Up and Down keys at the same time.
If successful
You will see a white screen explaining that data will be erased,
Press Volume Down and Press Volume Down again, this is a hard reset.
Once you phone restarts, you can proceed to configure it, enter your activation code, Windows Live ID etc and set up your accounts.
Welcome to 7720 MANGO

Note:You can send other CAB’s to the phone by copying them “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder and run the “WP7 Update Cab Sender.bat” do one at a time
 
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Appendix


Adding Custom CAB's

Optional Add-on’s & Custom modifications

Please refer to this Thread by XBmod for links to additional CAB and additional Language packs.

The Concept:
Copy additional CAB file’s to the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” run “WP7 Update Cab Sender.bat” to send the file, you phone simply needs to be turned on and connected via USB to your PC.

Download the CAB you want and to a folder on your PC, you do not need to extract CAB’s.

You copy each CAB one at a time into the folder and use the tool to send custom packages (CAB) to the device and offer backup and restore features:

your_choice_.cab
Do not Extract!!
Copy this file into the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder.

Then run the “WP7 Update Cab Sender.bat”A DOS Window will open
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════ ═══════════════════╗
║ WP7 Update Cab Sender xboxmod-Yuki 2011 ║
╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════ ═══════════════════╝
╠══════» S •(S)end Cabs to device
╠══════» B •Send Cabs to device with (B)ackup
╠══════» R •(R)estore device backup
╠══════» L •Read last Update (L)ogs from device
╚══> Your choice: S

Press “S”
The program will send the CAB to your phone, which will automatically restart the HD2 and show progress, once successful.

You will see this message in the DOS Windows

The device has been updated to version ****************
╚══════» Done

Exit MS dos Window

Delete your_choice_.cab from the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder. Send more or finish.


Language: In the MangoRTM Folder the files below are language packs.


Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_0c0a.pks.cab
Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_040c.pks.cab
Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_0407.pks.cab
Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_0409.pks.cab
Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_0410.pks.cab
Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_0809.pks.cab


Locale Code Table from Microsoft

Language in ROM

0x0c0a 1252 Spanish: Spain (Modern Sort)
0x0410 1252 Italian: Italy
0x040c 1252 French: France
0x0407 1252 German: Germany
0x0409 1252 English: United States)
0x0809 1252 English: United Kingdom



Optional Languages


Note: you must send both CAB's

LANG_0404_7661.cab & LANG_0404_7712.cab
LANG_0405_7661.cab & LANG_0405_7712.cab
LANG_0406_7661.cab & LANG_0406_7712.cab
LANG_0408_7661.cab & LANG_0408_7712.cab
LANG_040B_7661.cab & LANG_040B_7712.cab
LANG_040E_7661.cab & LANG_040E_7712.cab
LANG_0411_7661.cab & LANG_0411_7712.cab
LANG_0412_7661.cab & LANG_0412_7712.cab
LANG_0413_7661.cab & LANG_0413_7712.cab
LANG_0414_7661.cab & LANG_0414_7712.cab
LANG_0415_7661.cab & LANG_0415_7712.cab
LANG_0416_7661.cab & LANG_0416_7712.cab
LANG_0419_7661.cab & LANG_0419_7712.cab
LANG_041D_7661.cab & LANG_041D_7712.cab
LANG_0804_7661.cab & LANG_0804_7712.cab
LANG_0816_7661.cab & LANG_0816_7712.cab



0x1404 950 Chinese: Macao SAR (Traditional)
0x0405 1250 Czech: Czech Republic
0x0406 1252 Danish: Denmark
0x0408 1253 Greek: Greece
0x040b 1252 Finnish: Finland
0x040e 1250 Hungarian: Hungary
0x0411 932 Japanese: Japan
0x0412 949 Korean (Extended Wansung): Korea
0x0413 1252 Dutch: Netherlands
0x0414 1252 Norwegian: Norway (Bokmål)
0x0415 1250 Polish: Poland
0x0416 1252 Portuguese: Brazil
0x0419 1251 Russian: Russia
0x041d 1252 Swedish: Sweden
0x0804 936 Chinese: PRC (Simplified)
0x0816 1252 Portuguese: Portugal


Radio:
There are 2 different Radios:

Radios that you can flash using HardSPL:
For installing a RADIO ROM you need to use HardSPL on your device: it won't hardreset your device.


Changing the Radio in the ROM

UPDATE: XBmod is working on a CAB to change the Radio in the ROM, thus in the future you will be able to send the CAB and change the Radio.

At present use the instructions below.
To use a different Software Radio you need to change the Part00.bin in the 7004 Data.zip and start the process to 7720 all over again... As for the regular HD2 radio we can continue to flash away

Steps:
Download the radio you want to use
You'll get a part00.bin file
In the V1 or V2 ROM you can find a data.zip file
Replace in data.zip the part00.bin with the one you downloaded
Go through the usual process of installing the ROM


For EU Leo users who want to try 5.51 (without the t) see this post by LittleH79 .

Simple guide to replace the radio:
- Download 7zip from the web and install it.
- Download V2 rom.
- Download my radio attached.
- Extract attached radio to a folder (inside is part00.bin)
- Extract V2 rom to a folder
- Go to the extracted rom folder.
- In there you'll find Data.zip
- Open this folder with 7zip.
- Open the folder where you saved my attached radio (part00.bin)
- Simply drag file part00.bin inside 7zip window
- Wait a few moment and you're done
- Just to be sure, if it went well you'll see that file part00.bin has 2 dates changed


The Radio I’m sure will become a topic in its own right! what you have to remember is that there is no right or wrong Radio, it’s all about how close you are to a tower, Signal strength, country etc etc etc, right now to change the ROM radio you need to flash, hopefully someone can figure out how we can flash it without needing to Flash the ROM, perhaps a CAB.....


RADIO TABLE (need Data from folk for this)

SIM lockedIf you have SIM locked device from your mobile provider, before you upgrade to WP7 you must unlock the device (if you want SIM lock free). unlocking not working under WP7. For unlocking you must have unlock code... in most case, you must buy this code from any trusted GSM unlock site) or contact your carrier and ask them for an unlock code, typically they will give you one.
Thanks to dxdy

SD cards and unlocking them.
Once WP7 formats your SDcard, your computer won't read them since WP7 locked them this is part of the security feature built into WP7.

But if you need to, you can format the cards in certain devices, you should use one of thre following reported methods
Nokia N or E series
Nokia Phone
Nokia Symbian OS phone
PDA like 5250
N95
Canon camera
Nikon Camera

If you don’t have one of the above and rather than buying a new SD card, borrow one from a freind, or even go to a store and ask the store guy, and ask him if its ok that they let you use one to do it.


Custom and Special CAB's:
DEV_STORAGELOCK.cab (this will install the unlock tool for your sd card (providing the possibility of dualboot))
DEV_STORAGELOCK_REMOVE.CAB (as always a second CAB removing the above function "unlock tool" Warning your SDCard will be relocked at reboot resulting is dataloss.)

HTML 5

Is working.
 
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This looks fantastic! I was having problems and just about to give up and go back to my previous rom, but this has given me a few areas where i could have gone wrong!
The installation instructions with the rom were sketch at most, so this is a great addition to yuki and XBmod's brilliant work!
 
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I hope it's ok I post here...
I'm only a bit wary about doing this, because I don't have a serial to activate WP7.
Plus, I'd like to know if it's possible to have Portuguese(Portugal) as the display language, and how to do that...
Also, I got a 4GB, class 4, sd card from Kingston.
How do I know if it is compatible?
Can you help?
 
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Ok, now I believe I could flash that ROM. All other explanations were written mostly for the authors. Thank you very much!!
 
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I hope it's ok I post here...
I'm only a bit wary about doing this, because I don't have a serial to activate WP7.
Plus, I'd like to know if it's possible to have Portuguese(Portugal) as the display language, and how to do that...
Also, I got a 4GB, class 4, sd card from Kingston.
How do I know if it is compatible?
Can you help?

Its not really okay for you to post a question on the front page, in the development section, but since you have now, i will answer your question, maybe it will add to the guide.

Unfortunatley i do not know about the language, but if you have look around the forums, you will easily find out that its not possible for anyone to say for sure whether your sd card will work, even when a card of the same spec works. So its purely luck. Try and flash Yuki's rooted rom on the developement section of this forum first, to determine whether your card works, then move onto this.
As for the activation code, you will only be asked for this when connecting to the marketplace.
I was able to get mine by phoning up, however some people have been unsuccessfull in doing this now, but its always worth a try. Then you code can be used multiple times, so if you flash over your rom, you can re-enter it again in a clear rom fairly easily, as long as you keep the same XBOX LIVE ID and dont change too often.
 

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only small tip :)

if you have SIM locked device by mobile provider, before upgrade to WP7 you must unlock device (if you want SIM lock free). unlocking not working under WP7

for unlocking you must have unlock code... in most case, you must buy this code from any trusted GSM unlock site (unlock-now for example... very fast and good support)
 
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Its not really okay for you to post a question on the front page, in the development section, but since you have now, i will answer your question, maybe it will add to the guide.

Unfortunatley i do not know about the language, but if you have look around the forums, you will easily find out that its not possible for anyone to say for sure whether your sd card will work, even when a card of the same spec works. So its purely luck. Try and flash Yuki's rooted rom on the developement section of this forum first, to determine whether your card works, then move onto this.
As for the activation code, you will only be asked for this when connecting to the marketplace.
I was able to get mine by phoning up, however some people have been unsuccessfull in doing this now, but its always worth a try. Then you code can be used multiple times, so if you flash over your rom, you can re-enter it again in a clear rom fairly easily, as long as you keep the same XBOX LIVE ID and dont change too often.

Thanks =p
 

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Unfortunatley this guide hasnt worked for me.
During the stage of updating to 7008, on step 8, restarting your phone, the phone re-boots and locks up, i cannot move anything on the phone, and the installation will go no furrther.
Any ideas as to what this could be?

I cannot format my memory card again after applying the magldr services sub options (24mb thing and the other) so its basically dead to the computer, even through USB mass storage mode on MAGLDR.

Any ideas people? i flash 6.5 previous too with 2.15 rom. Left software radios the same, tried english us and uk when setting up phone for first time, neither worked.
 

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    OK this is a Guide on how to Flash Xbmod & Yuki’s WP7 ROM (Mango 7720). It is not a replacement of the original thread simply an accompaniment, continue to use other thread to post issues and asks.

    PLEASE READ / PLEASE READ / PLEASE READ / PLEASE READ / PLEASE READ /PLEASE READ / PLEASE READ / PLEASE READ / PLEASE READ

    This sometimes causes offense​
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    If you ask a question that has been answered here! You will not get an answer on the board–​

    If I link a thread visit the page and read the instructions and thank the person for taking the time and effort.

    History
    There are two ROM’s made by XBmod and Yuki (within a few days of releasing the ROM Yuki retired from XDA, may they RIP or be resurrected in the future) XBmod continues to build and offer solutions. But understand that you are indebted to them and others – for providing the ROM.

    Concept
    To build a WP7 ROM that can be updated by Zune when MS release updates and Also so that Dev’s or anyone can develop custom CAB’s to be sent to the device without the need to reflash or mess with the system…….

    The ROM
    Both are Unbranded i.e. Vanilla flavor i.e. No carrier branding and you have Root access.
    There are two differences between V1 and V2 ROM’s

    1. V1 - HD2_Updatable_XBmod_Yuki_v1
    • a. Radio: 5.69.09.05a_22.50.50.21u
    • b. was an attempt to try and get he Sdcard working for other things but it failed, V1 remains for future development only

    (Feedback from those testing V1 was that the Radio caused extreme battery drainage and the SD card created more issue than good, so V2 was born. V1 is left for others to play and possibly future development, to see if they can eventually get Dual boot to work – but it may never occur and quite frankly this ROM is so Stable & Pure and running on the best device ever, that you don’t need another OS)

    2. V2 - HD2_Updatable_XBmod_Yuki_v2_native
    • a. Radio: 5.51T.09.29a_22.32.50.10U
    • b. Formats the SD card like a native WP7 device
    (Feedback about battery performance has been for most, positive with a few exceptions will attempt to build country table in Appendix)

    Common Questions

    Q. Which ROM should I use?
    A. Use the V2 ROM for obvious reasons.

    Note: When you flash you will LOSE ALL DATA from your SD card, so if you need it - back it up! Also some SD cards present issues so be warned not all work…..
    Make sure it’s a SD card that works and is supported, otherwise you could face frequent reboots / freezes / restarts / loops. SandDisk seems to be the best so far try to use class 4, you can use, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and even 32GB

    Q. Can I Dual boot and Run Android?
    A. Yes. XBmod has released a CAB that can be used to unlock the SDCard for Dual boot.

    Q. I’ve installed V1 should I move to V2?
    A. that’s up to you, but the general consensus is Yes move to V2

    Q. I’m on V1 do I need to Start right from the beginning – re-run the whole Process?
    A. Update oriignally yes, but we have a report that someone has gone straight from V1 to V2 without going back to stock rom (WM6.5) by simply flashing V2 on top of V1. No reported problems. So, it's up to you...

    Q. Do I need to change the HTC HD2 name in about to HD7
    A. No the HTC HD2 is just afriendly name, it wont and can't cause any problems anywhere. The phone is registred as an HTC Schubert (HD7)

    RADIO:There are two Radios:
    The first which you install during the initial set-up and another which is Baked into the ROM. Some folk who want to play and experiment will want to change the Radio in the ROM – you can do this and more about that in the Appendix:

    UPDATEL: XBmod is working on a CAB to change the Radio in the ROM, thus in the future you will be able to send the CAB and change the Radio.
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    The Install Procedure

    Note: should you be familiar with custom ROM's and have following already installed on your device:
    A) hard spl
    B) magldr 1.3
    C) the correct Radio!
    D) then proceed directly to Section 7 and follow instructions "restart your phone and get into magldr menu by pressing and holding the red button then follow steps from Section 7. If you do not have the above installled, proceed from the Step 1 . Thanks to bryangopan

    Install
    1. Install Hard SPL v 2.08 or higher
    2. Install Windows Mobile 6.5 stock ROM

    Make sure you’ve got more than 50% power on the device.

    • Unplug USB cable
    • Power Off device.
    • Press and hold volume down button and press power button to start again.
    • You will be presented with a tricolor splash screen.
    • Connect USB cable to PC
    • On the Tricolor splash screen you see “serial”; change to “usb”, if not unplug and plug the cable back in.
    • As Administrator Run the WM6.5 ROM Update and follow instructions, your device should now be flashed with WM6.5.


    If you have installed a ROM with Radio 2.15.50.** then you can skip the next Install (3) and move directly to section (4). If you are unsure perform section 3, it wont break antything.
    3. Install the Radio 2.15.50.** to the device, it installs through the same method as above
    • Power Off device.
    • Press and hold volume down button and press power button to start again.
    • You will be presented with a tricolor splash screen.
    • Connect USB cable to PC
    • On the Tricolor splash screen you see “serial”; change to “usb”, if not unplug and plug the cable back in.
    • As Administrator Run the ROM Update and follow instructions, your device will be flashed with right Radio

    4. Turn on WM6.5, using the format tool in WM6.5 format your SD card.

    5. Install Magldr1.13
    • Power Off device.
    • Press and hold volume down button and press power button to start again.
    • You will be presented with a tricolor splash screen.
    • Connect USB cable to PC
    • On the Tricolor splash screen you see “serial”; change to “usb”, if not unplug and plug the cable back in.
    • As Administrator Run the ROM Update and follow instructions, your device will be flashed with right Radio

    6. When you’re Device Restarts, on the device screen you will see the Magldr menu, use Volume Up and Down to navigate, Answer Call (to Select)

    Move down to last option and power it down.

    7. Go to Magldr menu, do this by Holding the Power button on the device while powering the device up again
    • Navigate using Vol Down and Up and use the “Accept Call” (green key) to Select feature
    • Move down to and select Services
    • In Services menu select option 4, uselast24nand.
    • You will auto return to main menu
    • Move down to and select Services
    • In services menu select option 5. clearsd MBR.
    • Confirm selection.
    • You will auto return to the main menu
    • Select option 5 usb flasher.
    • The screen changes showing you USB Flasher mode / Wait USB
    • Make sure you’ve connected the usb cable to the HD2 and PC

    8. download and Extract HD2_Updatable_XBmod_Yuki_v2_native.zip (7004)
    • This should be extracted to your PC, in the folder locate DWI.exe

    9. As administrator Run DWI.exe follow the instructions and flash the rom.
    • Once WP7 has been flashed (7004) it is important that you go set the Time and Date to match the Time and Date on your PC, otherwise Zune will not update. You do Not need to Sign into Windows Live or Activate the device at this point, not until you have flashed 7720 it makes no difference if you activate now you will only need to do it again later.
    • Start the Zune and it should Detect your HD2
    • In Zune go to settings / Phone and check for updates updates, once Zune finds the update, press ok and update now.
    • This will be the (7008) update and your phone will automatically restart show you progress and eventually show successful.
    • Once completed Zune will check for another updates and find another update this is the move to (7392). Press Update Now and once successfully completed you will be on 7392 this is NODO.

    10. Optional.
    • If you want to wait for the official release of MANGO through Zune then start using your WP7 by activating it etc and stop here.

    • If you can’t wait and want more then continue……
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    11. HD2-7720fix.rar
    Extract to a Folder
    Within there are two sub folders
    MangoRTM
    update tool
    Open the "update tool" folder and run either x64 or x86 to install the program according to the version of Windows you have. You will see it run once and exit.

    Exit Zune make sure it’s not running.

    12. WP7 Update Cab Sender.zip
    Extract to a Folder


    Download and extract to a folder on your PC, this will be the tool used to send custom packages (CAB) to the device and offer backup and restore features:

    13. DeviceProvisioning.cab
    Do not Extract!!
    Copy this file into the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder.

    Then run the “WP7 Update Cab Sender.bat”A DOS Window will open
    ╔════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
    ║ WP7 Update Cab Sender xboxmod-Yuki 2011 ║
    ╠════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
    ╠══════» S •(S)end Cabs to device
    ╠══════» B •Send Cabs to device with (B)ackup
    ╠══════» R •(R)estore device backup
    ╠══════» L •Read last Update (L)ogs from device
    ╚══> Your choice: S

    Press “S”
    The program will send the CAB to your phone, which will automatically restart the HD2 and show progress, once successful.

    You will see this message in the DOS Windows

    The device has been updated to version ****************
    ╚══════» Done

    Exit MS dos Window

    Delete DeviceProvisioning.cab from the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder.

    14. Zune update 7712
    Launch Zune and check for Updates it should find 7712 and Update Now. The update will take about 1.5 hours.
    Once you are done with 7712 update you will see update successful

    Exit Zune.

    15. HD2-7720fix.rar
    HD2-7720 Folder
    Within there are two sub folders
    MangoRTM
    update tool
    Open the MangoRTM folder and copy the files (If you know which languages you need, only take the ones you need, if you are unsure take all 8) copy them to the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder

    Make sure you deleted deviceprovisioning.cab before and Zune is NOT running

    Then run the “WP7 Update Cab Sender.bat
    A DOS Window will open
    ╔════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
    ║ WP7 Update Cab Sender xboxmod-Yuki 2011 ║
    ╠════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
    ╠══════» S •(S)end Cabs to device
    ╠══════» B •Send Cabs to device with (B)ackup
    ╠══════» R •(R)estore device backup
    ╠══════» L •Read last Update (L)ogs from device
    ╚══> Your choice: S

    Press “S”
    The program will send all the CAB’s to your phone, which will automatically restart the HD2 and show progress, once successful.

    You will see this message in the DOS Windows
    The device has been updated to version **************
    ╚══════» Done
    Exit MS dos Window
    Delete the CAB’s from the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder.

    You’re now on 7720 MANGO
    DO NOT STOP HERE

    16. A Hard Reset is recommended.
    Switch off the phone when the Magldr screen displays and you see
    "Go Go Go 12345"

    Press and Hold the Volume Up and Down keys at the same time.
    If successful
    You will see a white screen explaining that data will be erased,
    Press Volume Down and Press Volume Down again, this is a hard reset.
    Once you phone restarts, you can proceed to configure it, enter your activation code, Windows Live ID etc and set up your accounts.
    Welcome to 7720 MANGO

    Note:You can send other CAB’s to the phone by copying them “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder and run the “WP7 Update Cab Sender.bat” do one at a time
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    What do I need?

    HD2 unlocked and a WP7 Activation key (search the forum)


    Hard SPL v 2.08 or higher
    I used HSPL4 and selected HSPL2.08.
    WP7 doesn’t support HSPL3.03/OSPL3.03. You need to select HSPL2.08 to run WP7 & MAGLDR.


    Radio which supports 576 RAM. (Radio 2.15.50...)
    I used Leo_RADIO_2.15.50.14**:

    Magldr1.13

    Windows Mobile 6.5 Stock ROM
    I used World Wide English (WWE) 3.14.405.2

    Zune Download and Install the lastest version of the client.

    WP7 Update Cab Sender
    Download and extract to a folder on your PC, this will be the tool used to send custom packages (CAB) to the device and offer backup and restore features:

    HD2-7720fix
    Extract to a Folder

    The V2 ROM HD2_Updatable_XBmod_Yuki_v2_native
    Extract to a folder

    DeviceProvisioning.cab
    To be placed into “WP7 Update Cab Sender folder” later. Do not Extract!!


    UPDATE: XBmod has released a new SDCARD UNLOCK TOOL. You are now able to Read and Andriod PARTITION and UNLOCK all your locked Cards.

    Custom and Special CAB's:
    DEV_STORAGELOCK.cab (this will install the unlock tool for your sd card (providing the possibility of dualboot))
    DEV_STORAGELOCK_REMOVE.CAB (as always a second CAB removing the above function "unlock tool" Warning your SDCard will be relocked at reboot resulting is dataloss.)
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    Appendix


    Adding Custom CAB's

    Optional Add-on’s & Custom modifications

    Please refer to this Thread by XBmod for links to additional CAB and additional Language packs.

    The Concept:
    Copy additional CAB file’s to the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” run “WP7 Update Cab Sender.bat” to send the file, you phone simply needs to be turned on and connected via USB to your PC.

    Download the CAB you want and to a folder on your PC, you do not need to extract CAB’s.

    You copy each CAB one at a time into the folder and use the tool to send custom packages (CAB) to the device and offer backup and restore features:

    your_choice_.cab
    Do not Extract!!
    Copy this file into the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder.

    Then run the “WP7 Update Cab Sender.bat”A DOS Window will open
    ╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════ ═══════════════════╗
    ║ WP7 Update Cab Sender xboxmod-Yuki 2011 ║
    ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════ ═══════════════════╝
    ╠══════» S •(S)end Cabs to device
    ╠══════» B •Send Cabs to device with (B)ackup
    ╠══════» R •(R)estore device backup
    ╠══════» L •Read last Update (L)ogs from device
    ╚══> Your choice: S

    Press “S”
    The program will send the CAB to your phone, which will automatically restart the HD2 and show progress, once successful.

    You will see this message in the DOS Windows

    The device has been updated to version ****************
    ╚══════» Done

    Exit MS dos Window

    Delete your_choice_.cab from the “WP7 Update Cab Sender” folder. Send more or finish.


    Language: In the MangoRTM Folder the files below are language packs.


    Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_0c0a.pks.cab
    Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_040c.pks.cab
    Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_0407.pks.cab
    Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_0409.pks.cab
    Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_0410.pks.cab
    Diff-7.10.7712.60-7.10.7720.68-armv7-Retail-Microsoft.Lang_0809.pks.cab


    Locale Code Table from Microsoft

    Language in ROM

    0x0c0a 1252 Spanish: Spain (Modern Sort)
    0x0410 1252 Italian: Italy
    0x040c 1252 French: France
    0x0407 1252 German: Germany
    0x0409 1252 English: United States)
    0x0809 1252 English: United Kingdom



    Optional Languages


    Note: you must send both CAB's

    LANG_0404_7661.cab & LANG_0404_7712.cab
    LANG_0405_7661.cab & LANG_0405_7712.cab
    LANG_0406_7661.cab & LANG_0406_7712.cab
    LANG_0408_7661.cab & LANG_0408_7712.cab
    LANG_040B_7661.cab & LANG_040B_7712.cab
    LANG_040E_7661.cab & LANG_040E_7712.cab
    LANG_0411_7661.cab & LANG_0411_7712.cab
    LANG_0412_7661.cab & LANG_0412_7712.cab
    LANG_0413_7661.cab & LANG_0413_7712.cab
    LANG_0414_7661.cab & LANG_0414_7712.cab
    LANG_0415_7661.cab & LANG_0415_7712.cab
    LANG_0416_7661.cab & LANG_0416_7712.cab
    LANG_0419_7661.cab & LANG_0419_7712.cab
    LANG_041D_7661.cab & LANG_041D_7712.cab
    LANG_0804_7661.cab & LANG_0804_7712.cab
    LANG_0816_7661.cab & LANG_0816_7712.cab



    0x1404 950 Chinese: Macao SAR (Traditional)
    0x0405 1250 Czech: Czech Republic
    0x0406 1252 Danish: Denmark
    0x0408 1253 Greek: Greece
    0x040b 1252 Finnish: Finland
    0x040e 1250 Hungarian: Hungary
    0x0411 932 Japanese: Japan
    0x0412 949 Korean (Extended Wansung): Korea
    0x0413 1252 Dutch: Netherlands
    0x0414 1252 Norwegian: Norway (Bokmål)
    0x0415 1250 Polish: Poland
    0x0416 1252 Portuguese: Brazil
    0x0419 1251 Russian: Russia
    0x041d 1252 Swedish: Sweden
    0x0804 936 Chinese: PRC (Simplified)
    0x0816 1252 Portuguese: Portugal


    Radio:
    There are 2 different Radios:

    Radios that you can flash using HardSPL:
    For installing a RADIO ROM you need to use HardSPL on your device: it won't hardreset your device.


    Changing the Radio in the ROM

    UPDATE: XBmod is working on a CAB to change the Radio in the ROM, thus in the future you will be able to send the CAB and change the Radio.

    At present use the instructions below.
    To use a different Software Radio you need to change the Part00.bin in the 7004 Data.zip and start the process to 7720 all over again... As for the regular HD2 radio we can continue to flash away

    Steps:
    Download the radio you want to use
    You'll get a part00.bin file
    In the V1 or V2 ROM you can find a data.zip file
    Replace in data.zip the part00.bin with the one you downloaded
    Go through the usual process of installing the ROM


    For EU Leo users who want to try 5.51 (without the t) see this post by LittleH79 .

    Simple guide to replace the radio:
    - Download 7zip from the web and install it.
    - Download V2 rom.
    - Download my radio attached.
    - Extract attached radio to a folder (inside is part00.bin)
    - Extract V2 rom to a folder
    - Go to the extracted rom folder.
    - In there you'll find Data.zip
    - Open this folder with 7zip.
    - Open the folder where you saved my attached radio (part00.bin)
    - Simply drag file part00.bin inside 7zip window
    - Wait a few moment and you're done
    - Just to be sure, if it went well you'll see that file part00.bin has 2 dates changed


    The Radio I’m sure will become a topic in its own right! what you have to remember is that there is no right or wrong Radio, it’s all about how close you are to a tower, Signal strength, country etc etc etc, right now to change the ROM radio you need to flash, hopefully someone can figure out how we can flash it without needing to Flash the ROM, perhaps a CAB.....


    RADIO TABLE (need Data from folk for this)

    SIM lockedIf you have SIM locked device from your mobile provider, before you upgrade to WP7 you must unlock the device (if you want SIM lock free). unlocking not working under WP7. For unlocking you must have unlock code... in most case, you must buy this code from any trusted GSM unlock site) or contact your carrier and ask them for an unlock code, typically they will give you one.
    Thanks to dxdy

    SD cards and unlocking them.
    Once WP7 formats your SDcard, your computer won't read them since WP7 locked them this is part of the security feature built into WP7.

    But if you need to, you can format the cards in certain devices, you should use one of thre following reported methods
    Nokia N or E series
    Nokia Phone
    Nokia Symbian OS phone
    PDA like 5250
    N95
    Canon camera
    Nikon Camera

    If you don’t have one of the above and rather than buying a new SD card, borrow one from a freind, or even go to a store and ask the store guy, and ask him if its ok that they let you use one to do it.


    Custom and Special CAB's:
    DEV_STORAGELOCK.cab (this will install the unlock tool for your sd card (providing the possibility of dualboot))
    DEV_STORAGELOCK_REMOVE.CAB (as always a second CAB removing the above function "unlock tool" Warning your SDCard will be relocked at reboot resulting is dataloss.)

    HTML 5

    Is working.