The HTC HD2 is certainly one particular smartphone that has seen its fair bit of action in the past. And by “fair bit of action”, I mean the numerous ports that have made their way onto the smartphone which was first released in 2009 (boy, has it been nearly 5 years already?), where it ran on Windows Mobile 6.5 back then. Windows Mobile has been no more for quite some time already, with Microsoft having made the jump to Windows Phone a long time since. Still, the HTC HD2 seems to be a perennial favorite among modders, as we have seen a slew of different operating systems ported over with varying degrees of success, including the Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 7.5, Windows RT, Android Honeycomb, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and even Android 4.4 KitKat. This time around, it would be Nokia’s X Android build which has been ported over to the venerable HTC HD2.
This port was made possible thanks to an XDA Developers forum member who goes by the name of gilbert32, although it is not a 100% working port (they rarely are). It does play back the booting sound when fired up, but just about “everything else” remains non-functional afterwards. Talk about staying power of the HTC HD2!