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.


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Conan Troutman

Conan Troutman is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Senior Moderator, Newswriter, Recovering Meme Addict. View Conan Troutman's posts and articles here.
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