HTC HD2 hacked again, gets a taste of Windows Phone 8
posted by Nick T. / Nov 30, 2012, 7:22 AM
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.
To those users who actually own this device Your lifestyle would be awesome :) And I'm totally jealous of it
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 7:27 AM 15
Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012
The HD2 is the phone I wont actually be selling, it may sit in its box and collect dust until I want to play with it every few months or so, but when I sell my AT&T Galaxy Note (1), I will always keep my HD2... Its the device that outright REFUSES to DIE, and honestly, is HTC's greatest work! Even the new devices by HTC will rot and die away and the HD2 will still have love (in many cases, it still has more development going for it then any NATIVE Android/Windows Phone device), hell for people who know its value, its still $100-200 depending on the market, even the Evo 3D is now cheaper!... That all being said, if this proof of concept ever got a stable birthing, I still wouldn't use it... tiles remind me of my bathroom, under the can, where i take a load off my mind... also, the bland coloring sucks... and I hate the waste of space that is the basis of the operating system... Bleh (TM)
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 11:30 AM 2
Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011
*2045* Android 16.1 has been hacked onto the HTC HD2 again. xD This phone simply never dies.
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 7:32 AM 11
Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012
It never dies as it has 2012-like specs.. Single core 1ghz processor was monster at that time.
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 7:47 AM 5
I almost bought one of these when they were first introduced, if I had known how much modding this would have received I might have made the purchase. If memory serves, wasn't the is the first of the big screen phones?
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 10:45 AM 1
Depends on what you mean by "big screen", but it was the first with a 4.3" display.
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 10:55 AM 1
Posts: 1811; Member since: Nov 17, 2011
This phone was my first chance to test out Android and Windows Phone before actually getting an Android or Windows Phone device. And I fell in love with Windows Phone over Android but I still appreciate both OS's.
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 11:34 AM 1
Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012
this phone is really awesome!! it can run android and WP! that is nice!!! and i love the look of these phone! and the sense UI on winmo just look perfect!! i wonder why microsoft ditch winmo, since this is actually customizable!
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 4:52 PM 1
Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012
And yet so many Android phones still sit around with GB...
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 5:22 PM 0
Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012
.....And back when Gingerbread was just released.... You might say.. And yet so many Android phones still sit around with FROYO.. And when Lime key pie 5.0 is out You will say... And yet so many Android phones still sit around with ICS and JB.. Things changes fast. And Gingerbread is no doubt the most popular and compatible android version of all time. Best Android version??
posted on Dec 02, 2012, 3:44 AM 0
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