Android phones usually have this bad rep of being kind of obsolete after a few years, namely because OEMs can’t be bothered to support phones older than 3 years with OS updates. However the upside is that the Android community is a rather hard working one, with developers taking it upon themselves to keep devices up to date even if the company won’t.
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 […]
It seems that the HTC HD2, despite being released about 4 years ago, is refusing to fade into obscurity. We had heard how the handset had managed to receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, and now it looks like the HTC HD2 will also be on the receiving end of the Android 4.4 KitKat update, which is admittedly pretty impressive for such an old device! This port is courtesy […]
Someone should do some research on just which smartphone has seen the most operating systems ported over to it, and I am quite sure that the venerable HTC HD2 is one of the frontline runners. After all, when it comes to the HTC HD2, the adage of “anything is possible” seems to be hackers’ main mantra. Case in point, the HTC HD2 has now been caught in the wild running […]
It’s been awhile since we’ve reported about the HTC HD2, but we’ve got some exciting news about the phone today. The versatile device has received the latest build of Windows Phone – 7.5 Refresh (previously known as Tango) in the form of a custom ROM. According to reports from people that have installed it, it looks like WP 7.5 Refresh improves the phone’s performance significantly.
The HTC HD2 has been around since November 2009, and since then it’s received numerous ports of different operating systems. From Windows Phone 7, to Android 2.x and Meego, it looks like the developer community isn’t done yet. Some folks have managed to create an Android Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the HD2 and have put it up for download. As a beta release, some features are unsurprisingly not working, […]
The HTC HD2 is definitely a handset that seemingly lasts without showing any signs of ageing – after all, when Windows Phone 7 Mango Beta was announced, it was ported over to the 2009 handset and worked relatively well. This is not to say that there were no niggling problems – far from it, earlier Mango custom ROMs for the HD2 did not allow Live services to function, but all […]
Despite all the fancy new phones being churned out, HTC’s HD2 is still one classic phone, though it’s probably held back by the old Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system. If you’re a HD2 owner, chances are that you’ve dreamed of putting Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 7 operating system on it, and if you’re willing to get your hands slightly dirty, your wish has more or less come true. While it’s […]
HTC’s HD2 Windows Mobile phone has always been a popular device for Android ports and now the Dark Forces Team’s MAGLDR 1.09 might make things easier for Android fans out there. The program allows Android builds to be flashed directly to the NAND ROM, which is where the stock Windows Mobile build is normally kept. This is a nice improvement from the current Android ports that require a WinCE-based bootloader […]
Many folks are already buzzing at the prospect of getting hold of the upcoming HTC Desire HD, but until it arrives, we’re going to have to make do with a leaked ROM of the device. The HD2 might not be the most popular device around anymore, but the ROM has been successfully crammed into this older-generation device, giving it a juicy dose of Google’s Android in case you’re bored with […]
We have previously seen Google’s Android 2.2 FroYo crammed into the juicy HTC HD2 before this, but during the previous iteration, it was quite buggy and had various issues. Now the folks behind it have come up with an updated ROM, one which seems to perfect the Android experience on the HD2. You can check out a video of it in action after the jump. That being said, do bear […]
While we’ve seen Google’s Android OS ported to many mobile devices out there, one of the devices that folks really want Android to be running on is HTC’s powerful HD2. There have been various attempts before this, and now another person has managed to get the Linux bootloader up and running on the HD2, even allowing the device to play a 720p video. While it’s still quite a distance from […]
Who would have thought that the HTC HD2 is more than a decent gaming machine? Well, it might have been overlooked by Microsoft when it comes to Windows Phone 7 upgrades, but the HTC HD2 is one mean gaming machine, running Tekken 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Time Crisis, Wipeout XL and Grand Theft Auto 2 effortlessly using FPSEce 0.10.1 – a free Playstation emulator for the Windows Mobile platform. […]
The HTC HD2 has been a pretty impressive Windows Mobile smartphone for quite some time already, leading clone hardware manufacturers to use it as their poster boy time and again. This time round, we have a clone known as the IHTC HD-2 which clearly resembles HTC’s brand name pretty closely, although this clone comes in a smaller size. Powered by Huawei’s Hisilicon K3 chipset, the IHTC HD-2 comes with a […]