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Project Evolution: Giving the HTC HD2 a Makeover

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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 wan

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The Legendary HD2 Receives WP7.8 Port!

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Just a couple of days ago, we witnessed WP7.8 surface on the HTC HD7. The Internet exploded in happiness (especially those about to slam their devices against the wall for not being eligible for upgrades, courtesy of Microsoft). The ROM became wildly popular within a short period of time and was scattered across the web, and obviously, across XDA. One thing that we have learned over the last couple of years is the fact that if the OS can be ported to anything, the HTC HD2 should be able to run it. Needless to say, this still holds true even for the brand new and unreleased Windows Phone 7.8 operating system. XDA Forum Member pdaimatejam brings joy to all the customers who bought this device back in 2010 who expe. . . READ ON »

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HTC HD2 Android ROMs Reinvented: Introducing NativeSD

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The HTC HD2 is one of those devices that has made history on XDA due to the durable and long lasting body, great hardware, and its incredible versatility. Since it was originally ported back in the 2010-2011 time frame, Android has only been getting better and better, not to mention faster on the device. It went from running from the SD card to running from NAND in a short period of time. However, people wanted more responsiveness and smoothness out of the device. They wanted a closer experience to an actual Android device, without losing the flexibility of Windows Mobile. After thinking about it long and hard, XDA Recognized Contributors securecrt and Xylograph put their heads together and came up with . . . READ ON »

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Unofficial CM10 Alpha for the Mighty HD2

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Just a few days ago, we brought you news of an alpha version of Jelly Bean for the seemingly immortal HTC HD2. I could sit here and yammer on for days about how magnificent the device is, and how we may never again see a device that is capable of so many wonderful things, but I won’t. If you aren’t familiar with the HD2 and just how awesome it is, there’s something very wrong with you.

Never one to lag behind other devices, it was only a matter of time before the development community picked up that ball and ran with it. XDA Recognized Developer sportsstar89 has done just that, and given the device it’s first unofficial version of CyanogenMod 10. While this build is still in a very early stage and i. . . READ ON »

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Alpha Jelly Bean ROM for the Venerable HTC HD2

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Despite the phone being a couple of years old, the development community on the HTC HD2 is still vibrant as ever. Recently, we brought you news of the HD2 getting WiFi calling on ICS. This added to the feeling that the HD2 will probably keep going and going forever.

Not surprisingly, a Jelly Bean port was released for the HD2. XDA Recognized Contributor smokin901 has released a proof-of-concept port of Jelly Bean not necessarily for people to use, but to prove that the HD2 is still beastly enough to actually run it. However, XDA is a development community, so it is likely that this will end up being stable sometime in the future.

For now, though, the list of features working and not working is about on par with most ot. . . READ ON »

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WiFi Calling for the HD2 Running Ice Cream Sandwich

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This is usually where we would insert a strategic metaphor to describe the pure awesomeness that is the HTC HD2. Much like Apple’s hatred of Android, Forever Alone memes, and Celine Dion’s heart, HD2 development will probably go on and on. Forever.

As such, the HD2 is showing no signs of letting up. In addition to acquiring hardware acceleration in ICS, there’s still more ICS-based fun to be had on the HD2 such as T-Mobile WiFi calling. XDA Recognized Developer tytung has updated the current WiFi calling application to be compatible with ICS. According to tytung:

The latest WiFi Calling packages which support both MAGLDR and cLK with working mobile data.

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And it Keeps Going and Going… Sense 4 ROM Released for HD2

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Whenever you think of the Energizer bunny, a few concepts come to mind—cute and funny (for some anyways), durable, and definitely long lasting. I think that if Energizer ever felt the need to replace the bunny with another iconic “toy,” it would definitely have to be HTC’s greatest phone to date, the HD2.

Ever since the original Android ports started hitting the device back in 2010, the HD2 has been a hotbed for development; breaking ground time and time again, and expanding the device’s horizons and possibilities beyond reasonable limits. Today, we come across a very interesting and brand new development, brought to you by XDA Recognized Developer sbryan12144. The very . . . READ ON »

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Hardware Acceleration Support for HD2 ICS Roms

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Some devices just won’t quit. They are an instant hit with both users and developers from the moment they are released, and continue to see updates to the latest OSes long after official support has run dry. Some are even lucky enough to run OSes that they were never even intended to. The HTC HD2 is a perfect example of such a device. Given it’s huge following, it was inevitable that the HD2 would receive an update to Ice Cream Sandwich in one form or another, and the old girl really wasn’t that far behind many of the newer devices to receive unofficial updates. There was however, one significant issue for those looking for the full ICS experience on the HD2—hardware acceleration.

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World’s First Tango Based Custom ROMs Come to the HD2 and Omnia 7

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It almost comes as no surprise that once again, the HTC HD2 has received yet another major development update, this time along with the Samsung Omnia 7. Development team XDA-Devs Europe brings us a world exclusive—the first custom ROMs based on the forthcoming Windows Phone 7 update, codenamed ‘Tango’, officially knows as ‘Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh’. Tango is said to bring a number of improvements to Windows Phone 7.5, including lower RAM requirements and MMS improvements.

The two custom ROMs are based on Tango RTM build 8773.98, which will soon be shipping to OEM manufacturers. Both ROMs are almost fully functional. However, according to the devs, a number of limi. . . READ ON »

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