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How to run Android on Windows Phone .
Interested in Android but think you need to buy a new phone to try? In fact, your Windows Mobile phone may already have the ability to run Android. Today we show you how and the type of phone you need
How to run Android on Windows Phone .

Installing Android
How to run Android on Windows Phone .
To run Android, you will need a microSD card that is not SDHC (typically a card less than 2GB) and support for Windows Mobile (see below). You can check the compatibility of your microSD card looking at the map to see if it shows the "HC" label
The microSD card must be formatted in FAT32. Insert the microSD card into the computer and right click on it and choose the format

Rating:. Formatting a microSD drive will erase everything on the disk. Make sure all important files backed up before formatting

Now that the microSD card is formatted, the first step to install Android is to find the Android port for your phone (see below). You'll need to find the port that works on your phone and version of Android you want to run. Versions start at 1.0 but typically you will find ports for version 1.6 or 2.1

Once you've found the right port for your Android phone and version you want to use, extract the files to a folder using 7-zip
Once extracted files there should be a folder called " andboot" . Go to andboot file and there will be another folder called "config startup" or "startup" . Open this folder and you will need to find the right startup.txt file for your phone. In each case will be a single "startup.txt" file. Copy the file for your phone model at the root of andboot folder. This file will tell Android what type of hardware you have, the size of your screen is the amount of RAM your phone has etc. so it is very important to choose the right file. If you are confused on what these phone names are please read below to find your phone model
Once you have moved the right startup.txt file in the folder andboot, copy the entire folder andboot at the root of your newly formatted microSD card

Plug the microSD card back into the phone and open the file browser on your phone and access the memory. card. Make sure the phone is plugged into power before the next steps because on some phones running on battery may cause the phone to hang

How to run Android on Windows Phone .
andboot Open the folder and run haret.exe. If the right startup.txt file is in the root folder andboot you should be able to click "Run" and get a quick loading screen while Haret turns off Windows Mobile and Android starts.

You should get some scrolling text and probably a nice Android logo while the phone boots until the first time

. Note: The first boot will take much longer than subsequent boots. and you need to calibrate your screen during the boot process so be sure to keep an eye on it
Once the basic parameters of Linux are made your new "Android" Phone will boot to the home screen so you can walk through the rest of the configuration parameters such as your e-mail
Tip: If you use Android on a phone that does not have an active data plan but it has wifi, you can get around the screen Start by tapping the welcome screen in this order: top left, top right, bottom right, bottom left, then press the Android logo. You can then enable wifi and join a network and configure your Gmail account manually

How to run Android on Windows Phone .
It is generally recommended that you leave your phone alone while it syncs your data for at least 10 minutes. Once the initial synchronization is done the phone should start running faster and you can play with the installation of applications. If you do not expect the phone to synchronize fully you may have problems with apps crashing prematurely and a close dialogue force arise
change settings and install all the applications you want, they will be stored on your memory card and ready for next time. All phones that run Android from the microSD card will automatically boot Windows Mobile when the phone restarts. To run Android again, just open the file browser and execute haret.exe new
Android Ports
There are a few different Android ports for Windows Mobile devices and each supports a different family unit, each family The device has a varying amount of hardware support. Most phones support the touch screen, hardware buttons, radio and mobile data connection, but some ports may not support bluetooth, GPS, or power management. This is not a complete list of Android ports available, but it should cover the most popular Windows Mobile phones
Almost all Android development on Windows Mobile phones started with the development of the HTC Touch (also known as the HTC Vogue and the Verizon XV6900). The HTC Touch has 100% working material and even offers features that were not available in the Windows Mobile official ROM. One of the main differences between Android for the Touch and Android for every other phone is the key to Android to be flashed to the ROM of the phone (NAND). It was a great breakthrough for Android development and increased battery life and speed considerably. Running Android on the Touch can be done by following the steps above, but it is recommended to run Android by flashing the phones NAND memory. To learn how, starting with the touch Android FAQ thread on XDA-Developers
. Android port for the HTC Touch can also be used on the following phones with varying success

HTC Nike (Neon)
HTC Polaris (Touch Cruise )
HTC Kaiser (TyTN II)
HTC Titan (Mogul, XV6800)

Note: HTC phones all have names own coming from HTC and in many cases each carrier will give the phone its own brand and rename the phone to something else. For example, the HTC Titan was called the Mogul on Sprint and Verizon XV6800 on. To find the Android port for your phone, start by finding the correct name of your HTC device. Start of HTC site to find out the official name of your device
. XDAndroid supports most popular touch screen HTC Mobile phones windows and if you bought a touch screen HTC Windows Mobile phone in the last year, most likely this port will support your phone. XDAndroid runs directly from the microSD memory card phones on the following phones:

Touch Pro (Fuze, Raph RAPH800, RAPH500)
Touch Diamond (DIAMOND, DIAM500)
Touch HD (Blackstone)
GSM Touch Pro2 (Tilt2, rhodium, RHOD400, RHOD500)
GSM Touch Diamond2 (TOPAZ)
Andromnia is an Android port for Samsung devices. Currently, the port is in pre-alpha stage and things like speaker headset does not work. But if you want to test, it supports the following phones:

Samsung i900 (GSM, supported worldwide)
Samsung i910 (CDMA, used by Verizon in the U.S.)
Samsung i780 (Mirage)
Samsung i907 (Epix ATT)

Wing Linux is not as quickly developed as XDAndroid but should do the job if your phone is not supported by another port. Wing Linux supports the following phones to varying degrees:
HTC Artemis
HTC Elf HTC Elfin
HTC Excalibur T-Mobile Dash
HTC Gene HTC P3400
HTC Herald, T-Mobile Wing
HTC Opal, HTC Touch Viva
HTC Pharos
HTC Prophet
HTC Star Trek
HTC Wizard
Asus P320, Galaxi Mini

You can also watch the discussions phones following to check the status of Android on these phones

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