Will Verduzco · Sep 22, 2013 at 06:30 pm

Sense 5 Appears on HD2, Device Still Alive and Kicking

To say that the HTC HD2 has survived the test of time would be a severe understatement. The device, which was first released four years ago should by all means already be in a museum. After all, judging by modern device longevity standards, our phones are obsolete often before we buy them thanks to upgraded models and healthy competition.

Despite its advanced age, however, the HD2 is still thriving. There are new builds of operating systems never even intended for the device being ported at lightning pace. The latest addition? None other than HTC’s latest and greatest iteration of their Sense overlay.

The porting work comes courtesy of XDA Senior Members aazzam16661gilbert32, dungphp, and a host of others cited in the first post. It is important to keep in mind that this is not yet daily driver status. Naturally, since the port is still having its kinks worked out, not everything works. Currently, the touchscreen, cellular connectivity, and data work. However, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB mass storage, sound, camera, video playback, and GPS don’t yet work. In other words, we would only recommend trying this if you know what you are doing and have a good backup to restore.

If you’ve still got your hands on an HTC HD2 and would like to play around with Sense 5, or if you’re just a former owner looking to pay his or her respects to the venerable device, head over to the ROM thread. We look forward to many years of continued HD2 development here on XDA.

[Many thanks to XDA Senior Member aazzam16661 for the heads up!]


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
Mathew Brack · May 25, 2015 at 06:00 am · 2 comments

Android M Code Name: Macadamia Nut Cookie

While the official name for the latest iteration of Android has yet to be revealed, the code name used internally by Google has been seen to be Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC). This will almost certainly not be the final name for the release with rumors so far leaning towards milkshake, much like Key Lime Pie became Kit Kat and Lemon Meringue Pie became Lollipop. The acronym MNC has now also started to appear in several locations in AOSP, just look out...

XDA NEWS
Chris Gilliam · May 24, 2015 at 03:59 pm · 3 comments

XDA Recap: This Week In Android (May 17 – 23)

Another week, another recap. The Sunday tradition marches on this week with a fresh no-nonsense look at big-picture news. Here in the digital XDA writers’ room, we spend our days pouring over an average of 2,500 news items and forum threads every 24 hours. Only the most timely and interesting bits survive the editing process, but the portal’s front page still sees weekly counts in excess of 100 posts. This is a glut of content to absorb, especially if following...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · May 24, 2015 at 11:00 am · 1 comment

Sunday Debate: Are Smaller Bezels Better or Worth It?

Bezels have been getting smaller and smaller as the years go by, and while devices from 2011 needed to trim some fat, there is no absolute rule that says that smaller bezels, after a happy medium, are beneficial to a phone. Part of this is that, with today’s current smartphone paradigms, an absolute lack of bezels does not produce an inherently better user experience.   With each technological advancement come limitations and compromises of some sort, and bezels are not...

XDA NEWS
Share This