The HTC HD2 – a smartphone released no less than three years ago, has been subjected to more than a few hacks since the day of its arrival. Although the device was launched running the now-obsolete Windows Mobile 6.5, developers have managed to flash several Windows Phone 7 flavors on it. Even an Android ROM based on Jelly Bean was developed earlier this year.
But perhaps this most recent hack tops all of the above. The developers at Dark Force Team got Windows Phone 8 running on the HTC HD2, albeit to a limited extent, and the photos you see below were posted on Twitter as proof. As you might expect, there are many things that don't work, but the hack demonstrates that even relatively old hardware may be capable of handling Windows Phone 8. In case you need a refresher, the HTC HD2 has a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon S1 chip with Adreno 200 graphics and 448MB of RAM.
The DFT team notes that their hack is just a "proof-of-concept", though, so don't expect a fully-working Windows Phone 8 ROM to be released for the HTC HD2 anytime soon.