mic_888 · May 28, 2010 at 08:41 am

How to ‘Chrome’ your HTC HD2 Battery Cover

Device mods for most XDA members involves flashing a custom ROM to improve performance and customize the look of the device UI.  However, XDA member whitesites has taken the custom look to another level.

Whitesites has capitalized on the fact that the HTC HD2’s battery cover is made of aluminum and coated in black paint. Noting the slightly etched texture, Whitesites has modified the external appearance of his HTC HD2, by ‘polishing’ the battery cover to give a mirrored chromed look finish to his Windows Mobile device.

To help us do it ourselves, Whitesites has written a great tutorial with photos specifying the tools you will require, which you can follow step by step. Everything from explaining how to sand off the paint, to using a metal polish in order to give your HD2 the chromed look.

For more information, check out the forum thread.


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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