Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far. Warning: spoilers...
KitKat More or Less Working on Legendary HD2
Just a few days ago, we talked about how the Google Nexus One received an unofficial port of Android 4.4 KitKat. While not everything worked quite perfectly, the ROM was quite usable overall. In fact, other than a few issues with graphics and camera functionality, many people found the build usable as a daily driver. We then knew that it was only a matter of time before the KitKat love made its way over to its hardware cousin, the legendary HTC HD2.
That day is now here, as XDA Senior Member chautruongthinh managed to port Google’s latest and greatest to the venerable HD2. As you would expect, not everything works properly. In fact, this is not quite anywhere near daily driver status, as the build suffers from a lack of mobile data, broken WiFi and SD Card, and some graphical glitches. However, the basics do work, allowing for a fun experiment, even if you do have to go back to your daily driver ROM when you’re done playing.
Make your way over to the ROM thread to get started. Just make sure that you have a working Nandroid backup before proceeding, since you’re almost certainly going to want to revert once you’re done experimenting. Will this phone ever die? Probably not any time soon!
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We are delighted to announce that starting on April 20th, a finalized deal with Google will make XDA Developers a software development division for the beloved search giant. This exciting transition will start as early as next week, where new XDA Talent Scouts from Google will browse our forums and reward the best contributors and offer them software development or design positions as well. A new set of XDA Forum Moderators from Google’s Legal Department will also make sure that...