HTC Legend – Steps to Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS

HTC Legend LogoLast time we discussed on how you can install the latest Gingerbread 2.3 version on htc desire, now we will see how you can install the latest Gingerbread 2.3 version on your htc Legend. Officially, the Gingerbread 2.3 version of Android Operating system is currently only available for Google Nexus One, but soon it will be made official to all other devices too. But if you don’t want to wait till an official version comes out then we will guide you to install this version right on your device. Please note that your device has to be rooted and unlocked one.

Before we proceed for the updation of Gingerbread, you will have to first back up your data as you may lose whole data of your device. Also, please note that follow each step carefully and don’t jump to next step without carefully reading and implementing the same. It is better to read once and then proceed for updating your device. Since this is a beta version, some of the minute functionalities may or may not run. So, be careful before updating your device. So, let’s proceed towards the installation of Gingerbread on your HTC Legend.

Procedure to install Android 2.3 on your HTC Legend

1. Before we proceed to install the latest Android 2.3 on your HTC Legend you first need to download the Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for the HTC Legend. Though it’s still experimental and has a few bugs, the Cyanogen Mod 7 ROM (Android 2.3 for HTC Legend) is probably your best option and need to download the Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for the HTC Legend on your computer.

2. Now, you need to Copy the downloaded ROM to the root of your SD card and need to insert this into your device. You can do it by either connecting your phone to your PC with the help of USB cable.

3. You now need to go to Android Market place and need to download the ROM manager and also the Clockwork Mod ROM Manager for your device. Basically, it allows you to install, back up and restore ROMs easily. Please note that it’s necessary to get the root access to your HTC Legend to use it, so make sure that your phone is rooted one plus most importantly unlocked too.

4. Now, open the ROM Manager application and select the Flash Clockwork Mod Recovery option to install the recovery ROM and then select the Backup Current ROM option which is used to backup your current ROM just in case if you wish to get back to the old firmware.

5. Now go back to the main menu of ROM Manager and click on Install ROM from SD Card. Now, you need to select the ROM which you downloaded on the SD Card and install this one. Also, most importantly make sure you wipe data and cache before installing as it will delete all the unwanted cache which is present, it may slow down your device. So, it’s always recommended to remove the cache.

If you come across any problem then do leave a comment and let us know, we will solve your problems. If the zip file which you have downloaded asks for the password then enter androidadvices.com. So, in this way you can easily install the latest Gingerbread operating system on your HTC Legend. It’s always advisable to read the procedure once and then proceed for updating the device. Also, this formware is not official firmware released by either by htc or even Android.

27 Comments
  1. Reply Balaji Reddy May 23, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    sir,i follow the above step by step procedure for updating htc legend .but,when i choose ‘install rom from sd card’ it will reboot ,then after some time the following error occured.”error is–it shows question mark for some time and phone will restart normally.sir ,i requested to how can i slove the problem and how to upgrade my phone.reply me soon sir.

  2. Reply ayush May 16, 2013 at 9:17 am

    it says “an error occoured while flashing your recovery” what must i do???

  3. Reply Salman Zaidi June 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    This is all fake. I updated Andriod 2.3 on my device (Legend) and its not working anymore. I cannot switch it on neither can I do anything to get it back to life. So friends my suggestion to the steps is that please don’t take a risk of upgrading your devices through this website, as this might cause a great effect on your devices as well. We put in so much money to but a phone and people who are operating such websites like these destroy our phones rutheslessly and make fools of us. So my sincere suggestion is please don’t upgrade your devices through these websites. Rest all depends on you guys. Thank You

  4. Reply pourya May 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I have done everything just as you have said, but while the ROM pre-installation it says “An error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!” What shouuld I do?

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  6. Reply Tình April 15, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    hi!
    I’m Đỗ Duy Tình, i’m from Việt Nam. Now i using a htc legend. have Vietnamese in Htc legend? (I used slightly less English)
    Thaks!

  7. Reply rajesh April 2, 2012 at 12:56 am

    hi friends please tel me this Gingerbread 2.3 version work on HTC legend Vodafone

  8. Reply Collin March 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I have done everything just as you have said, but while the ROM pre-installation it says “An error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!” What shouuld I do?

  9. Reply Desdee October 10, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Excellent! Just flashed my Legend. For some reason it isn’t finding my network provider… I still need to check if it can make a phone call!

  10. Reply vinoth September 29, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    whenever i try to install this it shows rebooting and k to reboot i press k button it restart bt my mobile not working after that simply a mobile shown with some symbol how can i upgrade my phone to 2.3

  11. Reply amir September 22, 2011 at 10:42 am

    htc legend 2.3 uptdet

  12. Reply kashank July 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Isn’t there a 3.0 version

  13. Reply Bert July 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Is root access required ?>??

  14. Reply May Flynn July 1, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Hi I only wanted to get sync so my HTC legend will work on my pc can not connect, keep saying software on SD card in the phone any help welcome. May

  15. Reply Felix Tymcik June 26, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    How can it be, that the ROM is only 6MB?
    The other versions, including the one that is actually on my Legend range from 126-142MB…

    As my ROMmanager doesn’t start the mobile it doesn’t work anyway. I tried by pushing start and volume down, getting to the clockwork mode, but for now I don’t dare to rename it update.zip – as I don’t have a working recovery SD card.

  16. Reply roger May 13, 2011 at 11:20 am

    it says ‘an error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands’ can u help me out plz?

  17. Reply anil May 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    how to root into the sd card……..?
    can anyone help me root the sdcard

    • Reply RAy August 3, 2011 at 5:26 am

      Root of SD card means you just copy the zip file into your SD card(not on any folder in your sd card)

    • Reply nischay suresh March 31, 2012 at 7:38 am

      just download ROM manager clockwork mod n get the backup frm ur SD card n u copy that download to ur sd card n selet in ur ROM manager

  18. Reply ahmad saad March 31, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    i can not do it there is just an error occurred and we can not proceed

  19. Reply Gregor Shapiro February 11, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Some language correction suggestions and comments:

    Last time we discussed how you can install the latest Gingerbread 2.3 version on HTC Desire, now we will see how you can install the latest Gingerbread 2.3 version on your HTC Legend. Officially, the Gingerbread 2.3 version of Android Operating system is currently only available for Google Nexus One, but soon it may be made officially available to all other devices too. But if you don’t want to wait until an official version comes out then we will guide you through the installation of this version on your Legend. Please note that your Legend has to be rooted and must be unlocked.
    Before we proceed with the update of Gingerbread, you will have to first back up your data as you may lose all the data on your device. Also, please follow each step carefully and don’t jump to next step without carefully reading and implementing the steps in order. It is better to read once and then proceed with updating your device. Since this is a beta version, some of the less important functions may or may not run. So, be careful before updating your device. Let’s proceed with the installation of Gingerbread on your HTC Legend.
    Procedure to install Android 2.3 on your HTC Legend:
    1. Before installing the latest Android 2.3 on your HTC Legend you need to download the Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for the HTC Legend. Though it’s still experimental and has a few bugs, the Cyanogen Mod 7 ROM (Android 2.3 for HTC Legend) is probably your best option and so you need to download the Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for the HTC Legend on to your computer.
    2. Now, you need to Copy the downloaded ROM to the root of your SD card and need to insert this into your device. You can do this by connecting your phone to your PC with the help of USB cable.
    3. You now need to go to Android Market and download the ROM manager and also the Clockwork Mod ROM Manager for your device. Basically, it allows you to install, back up and restore ROMs easily. Please note that it’s necessary to get the root access to your HTC Legend to use it, so make sure that your phone is a rooted one plus most importantly unlocked too.
    4. Open the ROM Manager application and select the option to install the recovery ROM and then select the option which is used to backup your current ROM just in case you wish to roll back to the old firmware.
    5. Now go back to the main menu of the ROM Manager and click on . Now, you need to select the ROM which you downloaded on the SD Card and install that one. Also, most importantly make sure you wipe data and cache before installing as it will delete all the unwanted cache which is present, it may slow down your device. So, it’s always recommended to remove the cache.
    If you come across any problem then do leave a comment and let us know, we will solve your problems. If the zip file which you have downloaded asks for the password then enter androidadvices.com.
    These instructions should allow you to easily install the latest Gingerbread operating system on your HTC Legend. It’s always advisable to read the procedure carefully a few times and then proceed with updating the device. Also note that this firmware is not official firmware released by either by htc or even Android.

    Comments:
    Instructions to find out if the device is unlocked and rooted would be in place at the end of the first paragraph.
    Tell users the required size of SD card if that could be a limitation
    Steps to wiping the cache would be nice in step 5

  20. Reply Neal January 24, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks for the guide, great help. I’ve just gone through the process and everything worked fine up until the phone rebooted; now it just stays on the Cyanogen boot screen constantly. Any advice would be much appreciated?

    Thanks,

    Neal

    • Reply ajit August 8, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      try boot ur phone while it is charging……..

    • Reply dunraj samjhawan September 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      I go through the process, select the file, tick the options…it then prompts me to re-boot my phone….nothing happens after that…

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