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egzthunder1 · May 26, 2011

Port-A-Droid Makes Running and Testing Android Builds a Breeze

The now aging HTC HD2 is still considered by many to be one of the best devices to come out from HTC. Its incomparable versatility (thanks to the efforts of countless people) allows a user to switch between most widely used OS systems including its native Windows Mobile, Android, Windows Phone 7, Ubuntu, MeeGo, and more.  On top of that, in order to run Android you have several different methods of accomplishing this task, and one of them is by...

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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 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 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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ElCondor · Dec 31, 2010

Guide: How to Flash your First NAND Android ROM to your HD2

Yesterday, MAGLDR was released together with the very first NAND Android ROM, capable of booting directly to Android instead of having to launch the Haret in Windows Mobile. Even though the developers (DFT) added some guidelines, a very detailed guide wasn't available yet. XDA moderator mskip decided to put everything in one place and created a thread containing every step and every requirement in order to flash your first NAND Android ROM to your HD2. Originally posted by mskip I...

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ElCondor · Dec 30, 2010

Breaking: MAGLDR for the HD2: Boot Directly to Android!

Are you dreaming of booting your HD2 directly to Android? Get back into reality - it is possible now! The DFT, a team of Android and Windows Phone 7 developers and coders, has managed to create a hack which allows you to skip the boot into Windows Mobile and boot directly to Android. The hack is called MAGLDR. Based on this hack, they also created a NAND ROM for testing purposes. Other developers can develop ROMs based on this MAGLDR,...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 28, 2010

Ubuntu 0.3 for HD2 Released

The wait is finally over. XDA member dcordes, who is famous for bringing (along with a group of other devs) Android and Ubuntu to your HD2, has finally released the next version of his Ubuntu port for the aforementioned device. This has been several months in the making and because of one thing or the next, the project always got pushed to the side. However, it seems that this build has finally seen the light of day. This new release...

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orb3000 · Dec 20, 2010

Windows 98 and 95 running on HTC Leo

XDA member aSiD1712 posted instructions to get Windows 98 running on your hTC Leo (HD2) using qemu. QEMU-Puppy is an OS and a set of applications on a USB memory stick. This OS can be booted natively, or on top of an other, already installed, OS. Just borrow a PC, boot your own environment and return the PC to its previous state, no installation is required. According to the original poster, the big secret to have it running properly is...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 17, 2010

Run Android on your HD2… from RAM!

There are various options for Android roms in the HD2 section and while all of them are very good due to the amount of time our devs pour into them, there is one that was pointed out to us by XDA member Kaymado, which we thought deserved an article for itself. XDA member DarkStone1337, who is famous for his various accomplishments in the HD2 port projects returns to the spotlight with yet another contribution to the HD2 community. He has...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 25, 2010

Desire HD Rom Devs Rejoice – Kernel Sources Released by HTC

Earlier today, we saw a thread in the HD2 section that called our attention. As it turns out, the Desire HD kernels have finally been released by HTC for everyone to dig into and play with. What does this mean? It will have a nice domino effect, starting from the Desire HD itself. Official kernels act pretty much like a base rom in WM terms, as it can be used as a guide and/or source to improve performance on the...

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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 · Oct 8, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Shown on HTC Leo (video)

XDA member darkmurder points us to a video where we can see clearly an HTC Leo booting Microsoft's new operating system,Windows Phone 7. You can doubt the veracity of the video but when we know that XDA member Cotulla speaks of it on his Twitter account, we come to think that this video was made by him, and if so, Leo will become the very first device capable of running three operating systems with fluidity! Imagine deciding to boot between...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 7, 2010

XDA_UC Scripts to Configure Tweaks and Settings for NRGZ28 Roms

If you are like the rest of us, and your ORD senses start tingling whenever you read about a new build by NRGZ28, you will be glad to know that keeping more of your settings and hacks after flashing is a script away. XDA member M3PH has made a compilation of scripts, registry fixes, and xml files for you to place in the XDA_UC present in NRGZ28's roms. This is an automated way of getting the most out of every...

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orb3000 · Sep 24, 2010

Control Panel Settings to Links for WM

Are you into flashing ROM´s frequently? Then you will agree that creating shortcuts to your favourite programs or applications should an be easier or automated task for every time you flash a new ROM. XDA member dubidu took care of this and created CplLinks. This application goes through the registry key which holds the settings items and creates a .lnk file for each of the entries. Once installed, there are no messages, it only runs and creates the links. The...

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orb3000 · Jul 20, 2010

My Traffic, Application for the Malaysian Transport System

Good news for Malaysian people using Windows Mobile. XDA member X1CK presents this application that uses your Internet connection to let you know the traffic conditions, all in a simple graphic and clear UI. This specific version will connect to LLM and ITIS from Malaysia. The developer warns this application downloads data from Internet. No information regarding resolutions or WM versions supported is given, but it´s reportedly working on Omnia 2 and Leo. Expect some bugs as it´s preliminary version,...

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Leddy · Jul 19, 2010

Anastasia End-Key for HD2

The "Quick List" application that loads on a long press of the end call/power key was a very sensible extension of the power button's functionality, especially on a WinMo device with as few buttons as the HD2. However many have found it both useful and lacking; while a data connection toggle is included, the arguably more useful WiFi toggle has been left out, and we have been graced instead with blank space on the remaining unused third of the screen....

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egzthunder1 · Jul 13, 2010

Unofficial T-Mobile USA HD2 Service Pack

Are you ORD negative, but would still like the greatest and latest fixes for your HD2? Does the word flashing give you the chills but would love to get rid of the large amount of trialware from your device? The greatest thing about our devices is how flexible they are. Particularly, when people like XDA members spikegotti and skr_xd have been kind enough to provide a wonderful bag of goodies for us. This set of fixes basically installs, on top...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 26, 2010

HSPL3 Released for HD2

We are all familiar with the work of XDA developer Cotulla, who is part of the DFT (Dark Forces Team) and responsible for allowing us to flash custom roms on many of the newer devices thanks to the HSPL unlocker. Due to a recent original firmware update for the HD2, the HSPL was overwritten to 2.10, which was no longer recognized by the unlocker. There were ways to go around this though, like flashing back to an older official rom that...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 14, 2010

HTC Messaging Client v1.8 Available

The messaging client which HTC has integrated into newer releases of the Sense interface has long been infamous for its many bugs, its unbearable slowness, and its lack of unique features. XDA member G-ThGraf has discovered that the newest version, hot off the latest Sense update, fixes all of these problems. Version 1.8 of HTC's Messaging Client for Pocket PC seems to have no lag when sending, receiving or composing messages on top of its increased stability. What's more, the...

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Ben Elliott · Jun 3, 2010

Personalize your Shutdown Animation

While going through one of the official T-Mobile updates for the HD2, XDA member skoogee discovered that integrated into the operating system was the capability of having a small animation playing whenever you switch your phone off. After extracting and modifying the original animation, skoogee provided us with two .CABs, one of the improved T-Mobile animation and the other with an Arabic animation, which he made himself. However, the interesting feature is that since the .CABs include all the relevant registry...

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