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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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Will Verduzco · Mar 12, 2011

HTC HD2 Checks-In at the Honeycomb Party, Sensefully Steals Several Gingerbread Cookies

Looks like HTC's premiere superphone circa 2009, the HD2, is still alive and kicking. XDA member imilka has cooked up not one, but two impressive ROM dueling for the top spot on your HTC Leo. Hit the break for more details and all the relevant links! (more…)

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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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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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Ben Elliott · Oct 10, 2010

Shake’n’Wake Mod for HD2

Although it was created some time ago, XDA member zzattack has created an interesting modification for the HTC HD2, which is worth bringing to the surface. The Shake'n'Wake application does exactly what it says on the tin. Rather than relying on pressing the power button to wake your HD2 from standby, the app instead lets you do so with a quick shake, making full use of the phone's accelerometer. While being an interesting tool, Shake'n'Wake has some practical uses too. The...

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orb3000 · Aug 2, 2010

How to Save Battery While Running Android on HD2 (Leo)

With the arrival of Android builds for the HTC Leo, we have seen that battery consumption is a problem not solved yet. XDA member Shatterv2 wrote a complete "how to" guide with tips to save battery. Using SetCPU, which is an application for over/under clocking devices, and following the steps provided by the developer, your battery should last longer when running Android. One good thing is that members are also posting their personal configurations as alternatives to test and decide...

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mic_888 · Jul 31, 2010

Increase the ‘Device’ Storage on Your Android HD2

One of the exciting things about trying out Android on your HD2 is experimenting with all the weird and wonderful Android apps out there. If you're an HD2 owner who likes to install lots of apps and tinker around with Android, then you might be finding that 256MB of device memory just isn't enough.  (Remember Froyo is the only Android OS that let's you install apps to SD without requiring a hack). This is exactly how XDA forum member Kev007...

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mic_888 · Jul 29, 2010

How To Transfer your CoPilot from WinMo to Android

Are you an HD2 owner who invested 30 bucks or more in a licensed copy of CoPilot 8?  Are you now enjoying the benefits of running Android on your HD2?  Heard the news that GPS has been fixed by those clever devs for HD2 Android and thinking "darn! I wish my WinMo copy would work on Android...."? Well, XDA forum member jonboyuk has discovered that it is possible to transfer your legally purchased copy for WinMo to Android! You'll need...

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mic_888 · Jul 27, 2010

Auto-Start Android at WM Boot on Your HD2

If you're ready to take the plunge and run Android as your choice of day to day OS on your HTC HD2, then perhaps you would like to automatically start Android at Windows Mobile boot? This was exactly the thought of XDA forum member GavTheStoner, and the dev has written a small app, DroidBoot to do just that. The .cab file installs the app to Program Files/DroidBoot. It also creates a reg entry to autostart the app which launches ClrCad.exe...

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mic_888 · Jul 25, 2010

Android Loader App Available for HD2

Following on from the hard work of various devs resulting in the success of being able to boot Android on the HTC HD2, XDA forum member and moderator mskip has written a simple program to make loading Android onto your Windows Mobile device a little easier. The Android Loader app puts a link in your start menu that will run CLRAD.exe and HARET.exe (stored on your SD card) to load Android.  The unique feature of this loader is that it allows...

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mic_888 · May 28, 2010

How to ‘Chrome’ your HTC HD2 Battery Cover

Device mods for most XDA members involves flashing a custom ROM to improve performance and customize the look of the device UI.  However, XDA member whitesites has taken the custom look to another level. Whitesites has capitalized on the fact that the HTC HD2's battery cover is made of aluminum and coated in black paint. Noting the slightly etched texture, Whitesites has modified the external appearance of his HTC HD2, by 'polishing' the battery cover to give a mirrored chromed look...

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mic_888 · May 24, 2010

AutoBacklight Toggle for HD2

If you are tired of clicking through your settings menu and sub-menu to turn the auto-backlight on or off on your HTC HD2, why not try out XDA forum member react's little app? It's a simple application that toggles the auto-backlight function on and off.  Normally, the auto-backlight adjusts according to the light sensor, however there may be times when you want to turn it off completely or remain on indefinitely. AutoBacklight will appear as an icon in your programs list,...

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mic_888 · May 18, 2010

Android on the Horizon for HD2?

Unfortunately Android is still a long wait for the HD2, but booting a linux kernel is a lot closer! XDA developer dcordes and other clever XDA peeps have managed to get a booting kernel together, capable of displaying full 720p video without acceleration. Although this is still far from reaching the finish line, this is a huge step towards running Android on the popular HTC Leo which still runs on Windows Mobile. Many hardware drivers are missing (sound, graphics, phone...to...

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mic_888 · May 18, 2010

Control CPU Speed of your HD2

XDA forum member NetRipper has written a neat application that gives you the power to not only control the CPU speed of your HTC HD2, but also to overclock to some degree. LeoCpuSpeed reads the CPU speed of your device every half second, and can stress the CPU to show 998MHz when it is at 768Mhz.  The app gives you control of the speed by use of a slider or pressing 768/998 presets, as well as the option to set...

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mic_888 · Apr 22, 2010

PocketShopping v1.0 for Winmo

Fed up of paper shopping lists? Frustrated with using the notepad on your device? Why not try out PocketShopping - a dedicated shopping list for your device. Developed by XDA forum member rublopez, PocketShopping v1.0 is a shopping list application that allows you to maintain a 'master' list of products that you buy on a regular basis. Originally posted by rublopez The user interface is similar to iPhone applications, finger-friendly, smart scrolling, gestures and animation effects. Requires .NET CF 2.0 or...

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mic_888 · Apr 22, 2010

LeoExtendedNotifications – Blink Keypad on Notifications

Do you want more than your LED to blink when you miss a call, sms or email? Well check out LeoExtendedNotifications by NetRipper. The app blinks the keypad when there are notifications. NetRipper has made a few versions of the app for calls only, email only, sms only, or a combination of the three.  Only one version should be installed. Originally posted by NetRipper Here's a list of ideas some people want me to add, but I don't make any...

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wingman1487 · Apr 21, 2010

New HTC G-Sensor Config Tool

So you've got a HTC phone with a G-Sensor in it, and with that G-Sensor you want to control how your phone orients the screen depending on how you hold it, unfortunately not all apps come with the ability to rotate the screen when you turn your phone! But with this new app created by mforutan you can now take control of your phone and its screen rotation!  Written for the HD and tested on the HD2 this app is...

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wingman1487 · Apr 5, 2010

Want to Tweek Your HD2?

If your are a huge WinMo fan and love to play then this if for you.  Between the two treads started by g.lewarne and tboy2000 you will have a few hours of registry tweaking to enjoy.  Both users have tested their tweaks on their phones and other users (like myself) are using them.  However if you are at all unsure about playing in the register then I would suggest avoiding it (then again, its never to late to learn).  But for...

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