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Former Writer · Jan 5, 2012

Work In Progress to Give HD2 Touch Screen-Enabled Recovery

The legendary HTC HD2 gets a lot of cool modifications. The phone can run 3 different operating systems and holds the throne as the most developed phone of all time. And it doesn't stop there, as XDA Senior Member munjeni has recently released a touch-capable version of ClockworkMod Recovery for those running Android on the HTC HD2. It's a pretty cool modification to an otherwise stable and effective recovery, as it's big claim to fame is that it gives those...

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liwen · Jan 3, 2012

New Driver Fixes HTC HD2 Multitouch Issues In WP7, Proves Nothing Is Impossible

One of the last few issues that remain with Windows Phone 7 on the HTC HD2 has been fixed: well-known developer AnDim squashed some bugs in the touchscreen driver, enabling for better multitouch. Previously, you had to touch the screen with both fingers at the exact same time when trying to pinch-to-zoom a picture or webpage. This isn't necessary anymore, and should improve usability a lot. Wait. If you think about it, this is amazing. Who said that multitouch was...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 12, 2011

Fix Your European Android GPS Lock Manually

Are you a European Android user? If so, you may have noticed that your GPS locking performance is often sub-par. Last month, we wrote about a fantastic application by XDA forum member The_Double that fixes this problem for you by editing your /system/etc/gps.conf file. However, some users are a bit old fashioned and would rather do the modifications themselves. To that end, XDA forum member Claus72 has written a simple, 1-step guide to help you do exactly this. Obviously you need to have full...

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orb3000 · Nov 30, 2011

ICS ROM For HTC HD2 – Hardware Accelaration Fixed

It seems the unstoppable HTC HD2 aka Leo keep giving us surprises, and now it takes a giant leap ahead of other devices with hardware acceleration fix. XDA member Ankuch on Android SD and XDA member michie on NAND ROM variant presents this version based on Nexus One's AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich, and promises that the ROM is even faster than Gingerbread. By now almost everything is working except for USB Mass Storage and camera but sure following updates will...

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admin · Nov 28, 2011

Two Years Later: The Amazing HTC HD2

It's hard to believe just how much the smartphone space has changed since that phone, the HTC HD2, was released in November 2009, two years ago. It was one of the last Windows Mobile devices, but it eventually got ports for both Android and Windows Phone 7. With this active developer support and a thriving community, it went on to become the most popular device in xda-developers history, and was voted as the best HTC device of both 2009 and...

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Sam Caplat · Nov 28, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich Ports Progress Report

Ice Cream Sandwich ports are highly sought after, given the hype and price of the phone that runs it. However, providing there is support behind development, there is every chance you can run it on your device. This article is here to list the current ICS ports on our most popular  forums and their individual stages in progress. Should your device not be listed below, you can always visit your device's development forum on XDA and search for any ROMs...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 21, 2011

ICS AOSP Hits The HD2

It looks like the giant refuses to go down because of time. The quasi-immortal HTC Leo aka HD2 seems to still be holding its own regardless of the time that is being added onto its aluminum back cover. Every single OS since the introduction of the device to our forums a couple of years ago, has been able to boot and be usable thanks to the incredible efforts and countless hours being poured onto it by our devs. This time,...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 26, 2011

BRAVIA Engine Ported For The HD2

The HTC HD2 truly is a remarkable device. Over the last two years, we have seen it take on various challenges that have prolonged its life expectancy far longer than anyone would have guessed. Well, there seems to be room for improvement because the BRAVIA Engine for the Sony Experia family has been successfully ported over to the Leo. If you are not certain about what the Bravia Engine actually is or does, you can find a quick video demonstration here. However, the basic premise...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 7, 2011

TWRP Running On The HD2!

You may remember that a few months ago, TeamWin released their own recovery image for Android devices. Much like ClockworkMod, Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) can be used across a wide variety of devices. Thanks to the efforts of XDA Recognized Developer arif-ali, this highly multi-functional recovery image can also be used in the legendary HD2. This recovery image is still a work in progress but it allows the end user to seamlessly do all the customization that he/she is used...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 5, 2011

Want Faster Android On Your HD2? Data Successfully Moved To EXT Partition

Well, the beloved (and becoming) venerable HTC Leo (aka HD2) still has lots of fight left in it thanks to members developing on it left and right. Every single update to Android devices has gone, one way or another, through the HD2 as well. We have seen advancements of this WM native device excel in the field of Android like no other device (even native Android devices) have seen. In one of his latest roms, XDA member dorimanx has been able to...

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orb3000 · Sep 23, 2011

Runnymede+Rhyme Android 2.3.5 Sense 3.5 ROM For HD2

HTC HD2 is still being the device with most operating systems running on it. Even with all the dual core processor devices popping up, the Leo is still a strong contender. This time, XDA member boxmax shows a freshly created ROM based on a Runnymede Build booting on HD2 -SD Version- with modding MixTheme by XDA member MccMjoon76. Even more, the themes that come along on the original thread are well suited for giving this great UI its final touches....

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egzthunder1 · Sep 12, 2011

No More Glitches On Your Sense 3.0 or 3.5 Camera In Your HD2

The one thing about most Android ports we have seen around here is the fact that there are always things that require a bit more work than others to work properly. The one that remains a constant nuisance for devs is the camera, as it either does not work right off the bat or it is glitchy. Well, the ports for both Sense 3 and 3.5 are not exceptions to this, but it seems that XDA member haldric has created fixes...

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orb3000 · Sep 6, 2011

HTC Bliss ROM With Sense 3.5 NAND & SD Now For HD2

Sense 3.0 was a great improvement on graphics from previous versions. Recently, we saw Sense 3.5 arriving with only some minimal changes. As the port keeps on making its way through our forums, XDA members boxmax and dungphp have managed to port this to the HTC HD2. You can get this ROM for SD or NAND but keep in mind that you may find some bugs, so your feedback is very important for future releases. Originally posted by boxmax Information:...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 27, 2011

HTC HD2 Gets Mango Bliss – SD Card And All!

I had an article published yesterday night for a couple of hours, which due to the magic of Word Press, ended up being completely blank. This article was a plea of help from devs to get someone to aid with a compatibility issue that was hindering Mango on the HD2. Apparently, there were modules in the HD2 governing the SD card that Mango did not recognize/like. Because of this, the card was not being seen by the Mango wielding device....

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azrienoch · Aug 25, 2011

A Tribute to the HTC HD2 – Part One

The HTC HD2 is the most developed device in the history of XDA-Developers.  Over 1 million posts on more than 45 thousand threads across 17 sub-forums covering five operating systems, the HD2 remains in the top 25 most active devices on XDA almost two years after its release. Its success spoke to all manufacturers about what a smartphone should be like. I sat down with a friend’s HD2 to hear its story.  I asked about where it came from, the struggles...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 18, 2011

Use Your HD2 USB Port As A Host

The titan of all time, the HD2 still has a lot of mileage left under its 4.3 inch hood. Even in its native Windows Mobile 6.5, people seem to still be going rather hard at it in terms of development. In this new development, XDA member Cotulla from the DFT team brings us another jaw dropping development on this wonderful device. It seems that after a long time, mainly due to him putting this project off to make room for things like...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 11, 2011

HD2 Finally Gets AGPS Support on Gingerbread

The best part about ports in our wonderful devices comes about when stuff becomes functional. At this point, you can normally start considering the port to be a "daily" as you can use most things that you are used to from either more stable (but older) roms, or even from stock. It is very hard to argue with this, but the HD2 is the device that, by far, has undergone the most face lifts when it comes to trying to...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 9, 2011

Think YOU Love XDA? Look at This Amazing HD2!

Pretty much everyone who drops by this behemoth of a site can find something they like... But what do you do if you really, really like XDA? Perhaps this is a question best answered by forum member facdemol, who has shown his XDAddiction in a rather creative way. I had some spare time and thought of making something i wanted to do for some time ago. It's my first time doing this (although i'm familiar with the process since i use it...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 7, 2011

Working HD2 Green Mango With Working Marketplace

Ports on our devies are simply brilliant projects. They are, for the most part, dreams come true. For instance, having Windows Phone 7 running on a much older device was deemed by many as an impossible feat. However, after lots of collaboration between devs, the project got successfully completed by our friends over at DFT. As it is customary with Microsoft, the new updates of the OS roll out filled with bugs, bug-fixes, and new and improved security updates. Now,...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 1, 2011

Still Switching NRG Roms In Your WM And Hate Going Through Configuration Every Time? Read On…

Most of you Windows Mobile ex users (and current ones) have likely flashed your device a few times over (else, you'd likely not be in this site). One of the most annoying things about flashing roms is the fact that you must reconfigure your settings, re-install everything is nothing short of a pain. There are various methods out there to automatically reconfigure your phone post flashing such as Sashimi, XDA_UC, and a few others. However, XDA Recognized Developer M3PH decided to...

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