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

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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 running from NAND, which basically completely wipes out Windows Mobile from your system. XDA member boonbing has put together a series of scripts based on the work of many people including XDA member DarkStone1337 and his work on RAM roms. In essence, Port-A-Droid will . . . READ ON »

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

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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 you can go to the other. You can just choose directly from startup.

Originally posted by darrengladysz

The purpose of this tutorial is to detail a method on how to get wp7 and sd android sharing the same sd card. At presen

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Interview with XDA Chef Laurentius26 – Pt. 1

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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 for giving us this interview. First, I would like to ask you about the early times on XDA, when cooking was something that only few people were working at, when mobile world was much less crowded. How was your experience on those e. . . READ ON »

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Interview with Chef and Developer m-deejay

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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 interesting to see an interview with m-deejay to know a bit more about how all this was started.

orb3000: First of all thank you so much for giving us time to make this interview, and we would like to start asking you how you started into mobile world?

m-deejay: Аll started after buying T-Mobile HD2 summer of 2010.

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

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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 wrote this thread for users who need more newb friendly instructions on flashing a NAND Android Rom to their phones.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE READ THE FAQ BEFORE POSTING!!

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

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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, so we expect that there will be more ROMs like this one.

Can’t wait? Jump directly to the MAGLDR thread or the ROM thread.. . . READ ON »

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Ubuntu 0.3 for HD2 Released

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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 sports Maverick Meerkat (which is the code name for Ubuntu v 10.10) and it includes lots of performance updates, including a netbook GUI that was included with the OS. According to the change log, the build also has a much improved kernel, which among other things offers battery charging.

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Windows 98 and 95 running on HTC Leo

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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 the file MSTASK.EXE, so after following the instructions you may be able to run Win 98.
On a side note, XDA member sswiss420 placed a video with a Leo running Windows 95 with same emulator using Energy ROM.
Be sure you know what are you doing before proceeding and please leave feedback.

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Run Android on your HD2… from RAM!

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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 successfully managed to get the Android OS mounted and ran from RAM instead of NAND or even Storage. If you got to this part of the reading and are not sure why this is better, here goes the little explanation. Running anything from memory has an incredible effect in performance and stabi. . . READ ON »

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