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Nokia X ROM Running on the HTC HD2… Sort of

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Hey, what’s that image over to your right? Oh that’s just an HTC HD2 running a port of the Nokia X ROM… Wait, what?

OK. Part of why you undoubtedly had to do a double take when reading that last statement is that most of the development efforts on the Nokia X thus far have involved removing Nokia’s strange UI from the device and turning the Nokia X into a more traditional Android smartphone. But just like what they say about questionable content on the Internet, if you can imagine any kind of strange hybrid ROM, chances are that someone’s already created it.

This strange amalgamation comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member aazzam16661 with help from Senior Member gilber. . . READ ON »

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KitKat More or Less Working on Legendary HD2

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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 fro. . . READ ON »

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DFT Team Begin Work on MAGLDR and UEFI for the HTC One

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If you ever spent any appreciable amount of time with the venerable HTC HD2, you will undoubtedly be familiar with the name Cotulla. After all, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Cotulla and the rest of the Dark Forces Team developed the vastly powerful MAGLDR bootloader for the device.

As a brief recap, MAGLDR for the HD2 unleashed the full potential of the device, allowing users to easily install an almost limitless number of alternative operating systems, an install an Android recovery, and even play Tetris directly from the bootloader.

Now, Cotulla and the DFT team have begun the journey of bringing similar hackability over to the . Nothing is available just yet, but given Cotulla’. . . READ ON »

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Sense 5 Appears on HD2, Device Still Alive and Kicking

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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 . . . READ ON »

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FireFox OS Makes an Appearance on the HTC HD2

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If I asked you to guess which device had just received yet another OS to add to its collection (and what a collection it is), what would you say? Okay, forget that the title gave it away, you’d have known which device I was talking about.

The HTC HD2, not that it needs any introduction whatsoever, is an unstoppable monster of a device that has been a favorite with users and developers alike for over three and a half years now. As if that weren’t incredible enough, those users and developers are spread across 3 major platforms, not to mention the numerous other operating systems which can be used on the device. XDA Senior Member feherneoh however has decided that it’s time to add another one to th. . . READ ON »

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Triple Boot WP7, SD, and NativeSD on the HTC HD2

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When we talk about the HTC HD2 nowadays, it is in shock and awe that it managed to survive yet another round of software updates from Windows Phone and Android. It has even been shown running Windows RT. It continues to exceed all expectations, as developers have figured out a way to make it triple boot.

XDA Senior Member mengfei has posted a tutorial that will help get the HTC HD2 to triple boot. It is not a very stable method and mengfei says that not everyone will be able to accomplish this. The method works by creating three partitions using a SD card and the internal memory. Then users install ROMs to those partitions. It’s a loose description, as the tutorial is actually much longer.

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HTC HD2 Refuses to Die, Now Runs Windows RT

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Let’s say you have a device from 2009, and at times it seems like it’s just a little bit out of date. The latest devices coming out are all competing to become “The Next Big Thing,” and this device just doesn’t seem to stack up to the competition. And with the latest mobile Operating Systems out there, any device running Windows Mobile 6.5 just seems, well, outdated. But then you realize what device this actually is: It’s the Mighty Mouse of devices, the HTC HD2. The same device that has run not only Windows Mobile 6.5, but Windows Phone 7, Android (all versions up to Jelly Bean), Ubuntu and MeeGo of all things.

XDA Elite Recognized Developer Cotulla has a long track record of . . . READ ON »

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Android 4.2 Makes its Way to the HTC HD2

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The HTC HD2 can be compared favorably to Bob Hope. It’s probably going to be around and reasonably successful for quite some time. Not too long ago, we brought you news that the HD2 continued being relevant when it received a WP8 port. Now, in an act that can only be described as necromancy, the HD2 lives again with an Android 4.2 ROM.

XDA Recognized Developer sportsstar89 released the ROM for people to try out. As can be expected with newer Android ports in general, the ROM is quite rough. Here is a list of things currently wrong:

* Wi-Fi
* Painfully Slow (Like painfully slow)

Users haven’t complained of anything wrong, other than what’s been listed. Despite the short list of things actually wron. . . READ ON »

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And it Keeps Going and Going… HD2 Receives WP8 Port!

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Have you ever seen those horror films, where the monsters simply refuse to die regardless of what is thrown at them? They simply keep getting up and up and up, and refuse to stay down. That is kinda the story going on with the last Windows Mobile device from HTC, the ever lasting and eternal HTC HD2. This device has seen more OS types and versions passing through it than most other devices on XDA combined. The ports have gone from Android to Ubuntu and other Linux distros as well, Meego, and all versions of WP7, including 7.5 and 7.8, which happened just recently. Much as the saying goes, the sky is the limit. So our devs keep pushing the boundaries of this not-so-little device, just to see how far it will go. The latest resu. . . READ ON »

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