Hackers fit HTC HD2 with Windows RT for some reason

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 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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HD2
  • 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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12 Comments

1. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 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!

12. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

2. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

4. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

All praise the mighty hd2.

5. md227a

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 20, 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

6. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Why cant HTC keep make phone like HD2? After all this years, the phone still not die, developer still loving this phone.

7. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

8. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

HD 2 is immortal !!!

9. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

You cant kill HD2 :)

10. Valdomero

Posts: 698; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Q: Why fitting Windows RT into a phone? A: Because F**k you!, that's why...

11. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 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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