HTC HD2 hacked again, gets a taste of Windows Phone 8

HTC HD2 hacked again, gets a taste of Windows Phone 8
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.

source: DFT (translated) via WPCentral




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  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.33h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

To those users who actually own this device Your lifestyle would be awesome :) And I'm totally jealous of it

14. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Gives people to decide wether Android, WM 6.5, WP 7, WP 7.5 or WP 8 ...GOOD GUY HTC HD2

21. Hammerfest

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)

2. mydi.maus unregistered

this is old school,..

3. thelegend6657 unregistered

The daddy of the Smartphone

4. Muhannad

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.

6. Raymond_htc

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.

13. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Still That single core is a tough one, it'll knoc-out every single core of those quad-core processors, one by one... The original SnapDragon S1 is a great chipset.

23. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

don't say that around Remixfa.

27. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

I bet u are tooooo used to powerful handsets like the S3 and any other phones with S4 processor.

5. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Good ol HD2... the best Windows OS phone ever :) it can even use windows 8 and windows 7.5...... And its a Wm6.5 phone :) Gud 1ghz phone by HTC.

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

This was such an awesome device. Lol its funny tho, 4.3 then was unheard of and now my Note 2 makes it look like a tiny baby.

8. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

This phone never gets old :D

9. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

And so the HD2 lives on, simply incredible how its dev community has kept it going for so long.

10. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

My neighbour had one. But her baby smashed it. It's camera and video recording was great. But the OS was ridiculous.

11. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

My brother still rocks his

12. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

hd2 is sample of the best w.p..its always solid..

15. Aeires unregistered

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?

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

Depends on what you mean by "big screen", but it was the first with a 4.3" display.

17. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

I think he means that at that time 4.3 was considered huge.

18. Aeires unregistered

Exactly, at the time it was huge. Now it's just kinda average, but it was impressive for the time.

19. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Loved the c00kie ROM and other 6.5.3 ROMS, they looked better than most Android ROMs today.

20. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

When can we get W8 Hacked for the DVP :)

22. rsiders

Posts: 1934; 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.

24. MC1123

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!

25. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And yet so many Android phones still sit around with GB...

26. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

coz of the darn customize UI!

28. Raymond_htc

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??

29. Superpiff

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

Love this phone gotta fix the digitizer on it though because the screen stopped working.

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