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Hackers fit HTC HD2 with Windows RT for some reason

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Hackers fit HTC HD2 with Windows RT for some reason
The general rule of thumb seems to be that if a hack is possible, it will happen, because hackers are infinitely curious, and there are a lot of interesting
Hackers fit HTC HD2 with Windows RT for some reason
things that can come from experimentation. The HTC HD2 isn't new to having different platforms hacked onto it, and now it's getting a taste of Windows RT.

We saw last month that the HTC HD2 got Windows Phone 8 ported onto it, and now a hacker by the name of Cotulla (from the Dark Forces Team) was able to get a UEFI implementation running on the HD2, and from there got Windows RT to boot on the device. 

Of course, the usefulness of getting a tablet OS to run on a phone isn't readily apparent, but maybe something interesting will come of it. 

source: Cotulla via pocketnow

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posted on 27 Dec 2012, 17:30 19

1. Hammerfest (Posts: 384; Member since: 12 May 2012)

Im going to guess it was done... BECAUSE IT CAN BE DONE!

HD2 = Superphone...

There has been ZERO other phones like it, when it comes to a device that can do almost everything (sans what its not physically capable of like BT v4 and the like) and run almost anything...

If there where to be one phone I would pick to send into space, this would be it, near endless possibility's!

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 21:29

12. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

actually, there are other phones that can be installed with different OSes like HD2. You just need some great and hardworking developers to port those OSes. The hardware is just like a typical smartphone.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 17:32 4

2. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

If the windows phone 8 were launched with that interface... The market absorption would be higher

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 17:42 7

4. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

All praise the mighty hd2.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 18:12 1

5. md227a (Posts: 172; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Wish HTC would come out with another phone like the HD2 with modern specs and source for everything released. Instead we get locked boot loaders and the complete lack of ability to obtain S-off on any new devices.
End rant... Sorry

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 18:41 7

6. cncrim (Posts: 911; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

Why cant HTC keep make phone like HD2?

After all this years, the phone still not die, developer still loving this phone.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 19:04 2

7. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

And I was just considering selling my HD2!!! Glad I didn't! Let us see what the en is going to be.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 23:12 2

8. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)

HD 2 is immortal !!!

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 23:39 1

9. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

You cant kill HD2 :)

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 07:29

10. Valdomero (Posts: 289; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Q: Why fitting Windows RT into a phone?

A: Because F**k you!, that's why...

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 08:41 2

11. jibraihimi (Posts: 770; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

All rise and Bow to the Legend HTC HD2, the mighty smartphone warrior who refuse to quit........... Man this is awesome device from HTC, when ever I see latest, and greatest OS getting ported to this phone, I feel like slapping myself, for selling this phone, just after one. year of use.......... In fact I sold this phone for purchasing my first iPhone....... :(
Hope HTC comes up with HTC HD3 which dual boots WP8 and android Jellybean.........

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