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, and clicking it changes the auto-backlight setting from on to off and vice versa.
To download the program or for more information, check out the application thread.
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 name a few) for the linux environment and the HD2 gets extremely hot when running haret, plus expect to get a few random bluescreens.
However, let’s not take anything away from the work that’s gone into this so far. Once the devs have managed to make a 100% working kernel, with all the drivers, the next step will be getting Android to work!
To follow the development or provide any input, visit the forum thread.
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 speed at boot, and of course overclocking.
Currently, overclocking only works on AC power. When running on battery power, LeoCpuSpeed will apply the overclock but will this will be undone by the OS within 500ms.
For more information on LeoCpuSpeed and to download, visit the application thread.
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 later, supported languages are: English & Spanish.
PocketShopping is available for free. To download the cab, and give feedback, visit the application thread.
April 22, 2010 By: mic_888
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 promises and I tend to spend my time on other things:
- Disable notifications after X minutes.
- Ability to select the type of notifications by configuration.
- Ability to change the blinking sequence (speed, number of blinks, etc).
- Distinct sequences per notification type.
- Knightrider style blinking .
- Ability to use camera flashlight as notification light.
- Temporarily don’t blink when a call is active, even if there are notifications.
- Disable blinking after unlock (until newer notifications come up).
- Notify on voicemail.
For more information and to download the exe, visit the application thread.
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 ready for you to take back some control of your phone!
Originally posted by mforutan
I wrote this application to add rotation support for any application you like using HTC G-Sensor. It works with my HD and tested on HD2
Check out the application thread for the download and more information.
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 those of you who enjoy having the register as your play ground then check out these two threads, and happy editing!
Trackmyshares is an equity portfolio tracker developed by xda member troyantonio. The application is optimized for the HTC HD2 but should work on most devices. It works in portrait and landscape views.
Originally posted by troyantonio
- Input an unlimited number of equities to your portfolio
- Keep up to date with the latest prices on-the-go
- Get instant portfolio valuations
- Friendly user interface and optimized screen layout
- 15 minute Delayed Prices
Possible future developments include multiple portfolios and improved search capabilities (currently searches on precise ticker codes). Trackmyshares requires an active data connection and .NET CF 3.5
To download a trial version or to contact the developer, visit the application thread.
Zooomer, developed by Bernd M Walter, a friend of the original mobilitygeek, enables “pinch to zoom” on the HTC HD2, for user installed programs.
The software scans for all .exe files on the device (including SD card), you select the apps that you wish to be zoom enabled and perform a soft reset. Simple!
Currently the software only works for user installed applications although some built applications may also be ‘zoom’ enabled.
For example Zooomer will not work with Internet Explorer on your device since it is a built in application.
There is a suggestion, however that there is a possibility to develop onto pre-installed applications in the future.
To download the cab file, visit the application thread.
Zooomer is available for free. If you wish to donate, you can do so from within the app.
Requires .NET CF 3.5
6Fg8 has released a pretty cool app that detects metal using the HTC HD2. The application (artwork by youmeus) is still in beta but is functional with ongoing bug fixing and development.
Metal Detector currently only works on the HD2, as it uses the built-in compass and calculates the deviation from magnetic north. This only works on the HD2 as it houses a real physical magnetic compass and the sensor API on other devices will likely differ. It requires .NETCF3.5 to run, and can be installed on either device memory or storage card.
6Fg8 has stated that the app will remain freeware.
Originally posted by 6Fg8
All gauges are fully functional. Clicking sound and vibration working too. You may turn them on/off using the corresponding buttons on the left. To exit the app, use the lower right button. The camera button has a new meaning as of v0.2.0.0: It enables a test mode, where sensor readings are simulated. Use the sliders to advance the main/aux gauges.
Calibration and testing:
Place your device flat on a surface. After starting the app, the gauge should show zero. If it doesn’t, take your device and write a couple of “eights” in the air (this is to get rid of magnetism which might get stuck in the sensors). Then use a pair of scissor or something the like and move it slowly to the right side of your device. At a distance of approx. 5 cm. the gauge should start to move. Take your device and move it with its right side near metals, and see if the gauge shows values.
Planned future developments:
- DONE new skin
- DONE sound ticks
- DONE- vibration
- adjustable sensitivity and offset
- improved detection algorithm
- 3rd party skinning options
- save vibrate and sound settings
Check out the application thread for more information.