Hearty HTC HD2 hacked to run Firefox OS
posted by Alan F. / May 12, 2013, 3:42 PM
It isn't a perfect fit with the SIM not being detected, and with problems popping up with the camera, low volume, resolution and with mass storage. The developer says that he is working on a bug free version of the OS. If you still own the HTC HD2 and want to see how the Firefox OS looks on the device, click on the sourcelink below.
source: XDA via SlashGear
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Wow unbelievable! I don't have this phone but this is pretty amazing! Thank you devs!
posted on May 12, 2013, 3:45 PM 13
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Wow , now that is a true smartphone , it's a monster !
posted on May 12, 2013, 3:53 PM 12
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WHAT!!?? Man, this phone will never die out, year after year a new OS is shoehorned into it, but why the HD2? Why have these devs chosen it specifically for all this modding? Is there a piece of hardware in the HD2 that makes it easier to mod or is it just a coincidence that they chose HD2 and stuck with it?
posted on May 12, 2013, 3:54 PM 7
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The HTC HD2 came to the US in March of 2010 with Windows Mobile 6.5 and was denied an official upgrade to Windows Phone 7 when the OS launched some six months later. However, the venerable device has gone on to receive an almost unprecedented amount of hacker support, as the device has been cracked to run Windows Phone 7 and 8 as well as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich — not to mention other, more peculiar options like Windows XP. The HTC HD2 smartphone is one that remains newsworthy due to its favoritism in the developer community due to its surprisingly open ability to be hacked. For over three and a half years, this device has been a go-to smartphone for the most intrepid developers looking to prove their might in hacking, pushing everything from Windows Phone 7 to Android to this machine where it’d otherwise only be running a relatively ancient operating system. Basically, people who bought this device were screwed over by Microsoft who denied any upgrade to the pre-loaded Windows Phone 6.5 on the HD2. That's when some smart programmers got together and decided to take the fate of that device in their own hands and the community swiftly supported that movement. The HD2 hackers began as heroes against corporate greed and consumer abuse. They have since evolved into a passionate group of people always pushing the limits of what can be done on the HTC HD2.
posted on May 12, 2013, 5:02 PM 3
Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013
That phone is like an action hero! It will take almost anything you throw at it and come out the winner. I had one and i loaded android, winpho7.5, ubuntu even! Then I gave it to my brother after loading it with ICS. Great phone still! :)
posted on May 13, 2013, 10:04 AM 1
Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2010
Still have mine to this day .. originally got mine from T-Mobile, but had gotten a Telstra version from E-bay so i can use on AT&T. Never have regretted getting the phone. HD2 is probably the most versatile phone i have used to date. I still use it every now and then as my back up. I have both a JB 4.2.1 Rom and WP7.8 Rom running on it.
posted on May 13, 2013, 11:11 AM 1
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