egzthunder1 · Sep 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

The Legendary HD2 Receives WP7.8 Port!

Just a couple of days ago, we witnessed WP7.8 surface on the HTC HD7. The Internet exploded in happiness (especially those about to slam their devices against the wall for not being eligible for upgrades, courtesy of Microsoft). The ROM became wildly popular within a short period of time and was scattered across the web, and obviously, across XDA. One thing that we have learned over the last couple of years is the fact that if the OS can be ported to anything, the HTC HD2 should be able to run it. Needless to say, this still holds true even for the brand new and unreleased Windows Phone 7.8 operating system. XDA Forum Member pdaimatejam brings joy to all the customers who bought this device back in 2010 who expected nothing less from the talented developers in this area of the site.

The ROM is loaded with tons of tweaks, apps (several from the Lumia series), and more. However, the most important feature to point out is the fact that the ROM is fully unlocked, which means that you will get all the functionality that Microsoft does not want you to have on a Windows Phone (i.e. file explorer, access to registry, theming, customization, and much more). The thread does not have any bugs reported so far, but do keep in mind that it does not mean it will be bug free (it is a port after all, on a device that should have ceased to exist about 1.5 years ago).

Please make sure that if you take it for a spin, that you also  report any and all bugs that you may encounter. Also, make sure that you follow all the installation instructions to ensure that you do not ruin your device by flashing it.

 By pdaimatejam HD2 v8.5 ROM
Version info:
Wp7.8 OS 7.10.8835.35

You can find more information in the original port thread.

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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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