Former Writer · Nov 5, 2012 at 07:00 am

Project Evolution: Giving the HTC HD2 a Makeover

Halloween came and passed a few days ago, but it seems as if Frankenstein is still here in some form. Frankenstein was made by assembling pieces of various people to create a new person. Now, there is at least one HTC HD2 undergoing the same process.

Dubbed Project Evolution, the focus of the project is to revamp the HTC HD2 with new hardware to make it a little less dated. It only makes sense, since it’s never been behind the times in terms of software. XDA Senior Member isaiah12345 has been working on improving the hardware. Here the things isaiah12345 is planning to do, has done, and can’t do to the HTC HD2:

Goals:
front facing camera
better signal
front facing speaker (why in the world would you ever want to turn your phone around to hear it)
camera lens protection
bigger battery
kickstand
camera swivel
looks
a breath of fresh air for the ever so aging HD2

Achieved:
front facing speaker
kickstand
proximity and light sensor repositioned
evo 4g lte housing (chose this because the device can stay slim and pocketable while still adding new features)
2300 mah battery

Problems:
No More Front Camera (due to needing the phone to actually charge)
with the extension of the micro usb and headphone jack, it makes it nearly impossible for the camera to swivel back to rear position
removable battery door

Future Plans:
make a primary hd2 docking station complete with external battery speakers and keyboard (idea thanks to xyntaxis)

While the progress so far has been exciting, if successful, this would be quite the achievement for the HTC HD2. It would allow current owners to upgrade their phone without leaving behind the sheer awesomeness of the device. One thing that many members requested were pictures of the progress so far to see if all this was a hoax. Thankfully, isaiah12345 has come through and posted not only pictures, but a few videos as well.

To learn more about the project, check out the original thread. To see the pics and videos, check out isaiah12345’s post here.


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