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mic_888 · Jan 31, 2011

Fix For WP7 HD2 Battery Indicator Level

Are you a Windows Phone 7 owner, frustrated with the inaccuracy with the battery indicator? If so, then XDA forum member arkatis's thread on fixing this is a must read. The fix involves a registry tweak to Local machine/system/state/batteryux/MainIntervalIndex from the default value to '20', and then again to '80'. You'll need to restart your mobile device and also charge it. Here are the actual instructions: 1) Charge your phone until the green light shows up 2) Unplug it from...

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ElCondor · Jan 24, 2011

XDA Phone Review: HTC HD2 (Windows Mobile – Android – Windows Phone 7)

After the introduction of the XDA Phone Review, we asked you which phone we should review first. Not really surprisingly, the amount requests for an HTC HD2 review were huge. So, the choice was made to review the HD2, covering all three major OS's that are available for this phone. We'll compare the HD2 to other phones running the same OS, talk a bit more about the future of this huge development, and if it's worth buying the phone now. Five...

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TheRomMistress · Jan 23, 2011

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE: HD2 Boot Screen

If you own an HD2, you probably already know just how versatile a device it is. What you might not know is that XDA member gus_chi has given us the perfect thing to showcase this devices unique capabilities. He has created 14 different boot screens, five of which feature logos of all five bootable operating systems: Windows Mobile 6.5, Android, MeeGo, Ubuntu, Windows Phone 7 Series. Originally posted by gus_chi Greetings HD2 Brethren! I recently created these boot screens in Photoshop to showcase our amazing phone's...

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TheRomMistress · Jan 23, 2011

Take Control With Proximity Screen Off

XDA member itsme_4ucz has created an Android application that uses gestures to control your proximity sensor. If your face has ever ended a phone call mid-conversation, then you probably understand the need for such an application. Phones with capacitive screens, such as the HD2, generally encounter this issue as they are sensitive to touch and to heat. Originally posted by itsme_4ucz Want to feel what gestures can do? here's an application which will let you turn of your screen just with a swipe!! yes that's right!!...

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orb3000 · Jan 22, 2011

Interview with XDA Chef Laurentius26 – Pt. 2 final

With no more introduction, we continue with the second and last part of the interview with XDA Chef Laurentius26. First part Second part: Orb3000: After Universal times you moved and started to cook for other devices, but at the end you took your place as a well-known respected Chef for Leo. What made you decide to cook for Leo in particular? Laurentius26: Well, you skipped a step here as I cooked for Blackstone too ha-ha ;-) Both Blackstone and HD2...

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mic_888 · Jan 22, 2011

Louder Volume Hack For HD2 Android

If you're an HD2 owner running Android on your device, maybe you're getting fed up with the sound quality? The speaker on the HD2 isn't of the highest quality which is how AudioHack came to be. XDA forum member divdt has posted the volume hack to help squeeze as much as possible from the HD2 speaker. AudioHack version 3.6 includes widgets although the app must be run before setting up the widget, and may also require a restart. No Nexus...

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ElCondor · Jan 21, 2011

Tutorial to Dual Boot Windows Phone 7 and Android on the HD2

With MAGLDR, a program created by the Dark Forces Team (DFT), being released and Windows Phone 7 running fine on the HD2, we're now able to dualboot Android and Windows Phone 7. Following this tutorial by XDA member darrengladysz will ultimately result in being able to select either WP7 or Android from the boot menu. Unlike the Windows Mobile/Android dualboot procedure, which was common before the release of MAGLDR, this dualboot system doesn't require any boot up in one OS before...

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orb3000 · Jan 19, 2011

HD2 Poll: What OS Are You Using as Your Daily Driver

The HTC HD2 (Leo) has become the most multi-operating system capable device ever made. It can run it´s native Windows Mobile but also Android in SD and NAND versions, Ubuntu, Meego, Windows 98/95, and recently Windows Phone 7 as well. XDA member demaxmeister has created an interesting poll to find out what members preferences are regarding their daily preferred operating system running on Leo. The options are quite different between each other and some still have some bugs, but all...

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ElCondor · Jan 18, 2011

Use Your Windows Phone 7 HD2 (or Any Other WP7 Device) as a Portable USB Drive

One of the things many people were complaining about when Windows Phone 7 was released, was the lack of file system access from a computer to the device. While this is common for iPhone users, many Android and Windows Mobile users simply aren't used to this, as they have always been able to browse through the memory of their Android or Windows Mobile phone - being able to use their phone as a portable USB drive. To solve this, all...

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orb3000 · Jan 18, 2011

ROMHelper For HTC HD2

XDA member 96edwy presents this tool that will help you learn the process of flashing ROM´s, radios and more. The interface looks friendly and the original poster mentions that the application is really simple. For now, it is only working on the HD2 and partially on the T-Mobile version, but future updates will include more devices. This app features easy to use UI, and several tutorials both written and video.  It will become handy if you are thinking about cooking...

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orb3000 · Jan 17, 2011

Prevent Windows Phone 7 from Relocking when connecting to Zune

If you have an HD2 or any other HTC device running Windows Phone 7 unlocked via Chevron or Cotulla ROM, this may be of your interest. XDA member thesecondsfade posted a nice guide on how to prevent your device from being relocked every time you connect with Zune software. This easy guide includes links to download the applications/fixes you need to make it work. Be sure to know what are you doing as this will void your warranty. Some members...

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orb3000 · Jan 15, 2011

Interview with XDA Chef Laurentius26 – Pt. 1

For those new members on xda-developers, perhaps you don´t know about the work of XDA member Laurentius26. He has over 5 years of cooking experience for several devices. He started cooking for the Universal and worked together with XDA member Beasty. Their joint efforts were very important to pull Universal into Windows Mobile 6 and later 6.1. After that, some newer Chefs continued the work of Laurentius26, who had moved on to cook for the HD2. Orb3000: Hi Laurentius26, thanks a lot...

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orb3000 · Jan 14, 2011

How to Activate Your Windows Phone 7/HD2 Live Services

If you have an HTC HD2 you may know about the greatest news of the week. We now have the chance to have Windows Phone 7 running smoothly on our Leo, but what about live services? Thanks to XDA member ceesheim, we have now a complete guide to make it work. The guide includes a toolkit with full instructions thanks to XDA member CRACING, also you can find an explanatory video on the original thread. After following the instructions, you...

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orb3000 · Jan 14, 2011

HD2 Running Windows Phone 7: Impressions from a Regular User

As you may know, the new operating system was ported to HTC Leo a couple of days ago, the work was done by an elite team of developers that is responsible for some of the biggest and most important achievements in mobile world; some of them also respected members in XDA. Yesterday, and thanks to the help of XDA member Laurentius26, I finally installed Windows Phone 7. I will talk here about my personal non professional experience with WP7 installed on...

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orb3000 · Jan 9, 2011

ClockworkMod Recovery for HD2-Android

NAND ROM´s for HTC Leo just started to arrive and with it the ClockworkMod Recovery. XDA member RaiderX303 wrote a complete post explaining how this works to detail. It is fully working except for the ROM Manager support that still has some issues. The latest version 1.1 is now based on a Gingerbread source. Features like flash ROMs in update.zip format, backup and restore ROMs using Nandroid, flash ROMs from the SD card without use of a PC, easilly Wipe...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 5, 2011

Hierarchy Change for the HD2 Fora? Your Vote Counts!

The HD2 aka Leo. This is the device that has been on everyone's mouth for the last few months due to the large number of developments on it. There is everything from getting the latest 6.5 WM roms, to Android ports of all flavors (including Gingerbread), Ubuntu for those who like Linux rather than a mobile OS, WP7, Meego.... phew! Tons of development indeed, but everything comes at a price. As no one expected that much to be available for...

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orb3000 · Jan 4, 2011

LockScreen Widget HTC Sense Style for Android-Leo

Not all ROMs for Android include an HTC sense UI, and even less a widget/modified one. XDA mebmer internauta2000 worked on this lock screen widget for your device. This is a good option to have in mind when personalizing your home screen. On the same thread, we found a Transparent Battery Monitor Widget by XDA member Chris X. Both quite interesting options to try out, please leave your comments both in the original thread and in the Portal article, they...

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orb3000 · Jan 3, 2011

Video tutorial, How To Install NAND Android ROM on HTC HD2

A few days ago, we got the great news about getting NAND Android ROM to HTC Leo, basically allowing it to boot without having Windows Mobile as a base. Now, XDA member TechBurrow decided to create a great video tutorial for those of you who want to install it but are not sure how. The original poster spent many hours on making this great quality video. Please understand that following this process will void your warranty, so proceed with caution...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 3, 2011

HD2 NAND Section Open for Business

It seems that our dev's year end gifts got people a bit too excited. If you thought that you would not be able to live for another minute with WM running in the background of your beloved HD2, then you probably woke to a nice surprise when you read that NAND flashing was possible on the HD2. Because the flood gates of development were busted wide open and a much expected wave of activity is being seen over the last...

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orb3000 · Jan 1, 2011

Interview with Chef and Developer m-deejay

For those of you who don´t know the work of XDA member and Chef m-deejay, he is one of the pioneers in porting Android ROM´s to the HTC Leo (HD2), together with other Chefs, he opened the door for giving extra life to one of the best devices HTC has ever built. We saw him creating Eclair ROMs, which quickly evolved to Froyo and now the work has started on porting Gingerbread to Leo. We thought you may find it...

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