Conan Troutman · Apr 5, 2013 at 05:30 pm

Android Flashing Tool for the HTC Touch HD

There seems to be a tendency these days of referring to devices that have been around for a year or so as “old.” And given the pace at which mobile technology advances, that’s probably a fairly reasonable assessment. So by those standards, the HTC Touch HD (a.k.a Blackstone) is positively geriatric—not in a crocheting by the fire, reminiscing about the good old days kind of way though; the Blackstone is more of a fencing with walkers kind of device.

Originally released back in late 2008 sporting a whopping 3.8 inch screen, 288 MB of RAM, and Windows Mobile 6.1; the Blackstone is still  not ready to call it quits, and is capable of running a version of Android 2.3.7 built by XDA Senior Member fagyi. As if that weren’t enough, preparing your old Touch HD for the Android treatment just got a whole lot easier thanks to a flash tool from Senior Member mfsr98, which will allow you to flash custom kernels and recoveries, and also take you directly to fagyi’s ROM thread or the Blackstone development forum.

It might be somewhat limited, but for a four-and-a-half year old device; this continuing development is a testament to the versatility of not only the older HTC devices, but also the loyalty of those who buy them. If you have an old Blackstone in drawer somewhere going to waste, why not blow the dust off and take this Android build for a spin. You can find more in the development thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 3, 2015 at 04:29 pm · 1 comment

Five New Forums for Latest Phones, Tablet and Smartwatch

The Galaxy S6 Edge, Huawei Watch, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Moto E 2015 and Xperia M4 Aqua all have gotten new forums here at XDA. If you want the latest and greatest in hardware as of now, the Galaxy S6 Edge's top-tier processor, memory, and camera will most likely fulfill your everyday needs with blazing speed, and extra screen-space to boot. Huawei seems to have nailed the smartwatch with their new Huawei Watch, a classy-looking but also durable and powerful Android Wear...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 3, 2015 at 04:00 pm · no comments

Cross-Platform Encrypted Messaging with Signal 2.0

Privacy and security are two increasingly important factors in today's globalized world, and with the surge of internet spying by government agencies and third parties, wiretaps are an everyday thing that don't just concern James Bond anymore. Encryption made its way to the semi-mainstream messaging world with the Telegram platform, but while millions flocked to it, it is still clear that convenience beats privacy for most of smartphone users. After all, with the huge user bases boasted by Whatsapp and the...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 3, 2015 at 03:43 pm · 1 comment

Best of Matias Duarte – “Ask Me Anything” Summary

Matias Duarte, VP of Design at Google, is perhaps one of the most prolific software designers of recent times: Material Design, the highest exponent of Android beauty, is Matias' own brainchild. Without him and his creation, the biggest Android update of all time wouldn't have been what it was and our favorite platform would still carry a look that many deemed outdated even before Material Design was shown. With an internet following that spawned several internet memes and even a weird community,...

XDA NEWS
Share This