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HTC HD2 hacked to run Firefox OS: the collection expands

HTC HD2 hacked to run Firefox OS: the collection expands

In the world of smart mobile device hacking, there is one that stands out as a cult classic of sorts: the HTC HD2. This device originally ran a version of Windows Mobile that has at this point been long outdated - and since then it's been pushed in so many directions that it's astounding. This week's addition to the collection of mobile operating systems this smartphone is able to run is Mozilla's own Firefox OS.

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HTC HD2 Windows RT hack brings metro apps to WVGA

HTC HD2 Windows RT hack brings metro apps to WVGA

One of the most-hacked smartphones in the history of the mobile universe, the HTC HD2, is continuing to get its guts spun as Windows RT (tablet Windows 8) gets pushed to it with full-screen metro-style apps! This hack is a continuation of a project being run by @CotullaCode as mentioned a few weeks ago right here on SlashGear. This smartphone originally ran Windows Phone 6.5 and has since been hacked to run Android, Windows Phone 7, MeeGo, and even oddities such as First PlayStation Emulator for Windows CE.

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Windows RT ported to HTC HD2

Windows RT ported to HTC HD2

We've seen the HTC HD2 running essentially every mobile operating system from its birth till now, but nothing could have prepared us for this: hackers have ported in Windows RT! This operating system is meant to be a sort of half-way point between full-on desktop mode and mobile for the Windows tablet universe hoping to join in on the Windows 8 fun - it's creators certainly never intended it to be worked with on a smartphone. But there it is, on the HTC HD2, no less, the most-hacked smartphone of all time, without a doubt.

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HTC HD2 gains Windows Phone 8 port

HTC HD2 gains Windows Phone 8 port

It's time again to call forth the beast from the pits of hacker heaven, that being the legendary HTC HD2, originally running Windows Mobile 6.5 back in 2009, here now with Windows Phone 8. This device has been a bit of a golden egg for hackers over the past few years, with the challenge being to get the newest and most fabulous mobile operating system running on it. Now it seems that even Windows Phone 8, a mobile operating system that has hardware requirements built-in, is no longer safe!

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Windows Phone Tango leaks: ported to HTC HD2

Windows Phone Tango leaks: ported to HTC HD2

The next version of Windows Phone, Tango (or should that be Refresh?), is aimed at devices with lower specifications, like the Nokia Lumia 610. There are some limitations on what can run in the background when it comes to multitasking, and the update supports devices running only 256MB of RAM. So far the release of Tango has been pegged for a frustratingly vague “Q2” launch, but ROMs have already been leaked and ported to a number of devices.

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Windows Phone 7 ROM Loaded Onto HTC HD2, Missing Windows Live Services [Video]

Windows Phone 7 ROM Loaded Onto HTC HD2, Missing Windows Live Services [Video]

The development community can make any phone live long past its manufacturer support timeline. For the HTC HD2, which features plenty of hardware to make it a stand-out device even in today's market, the fact that it wouldn't be able to be upgraded to Windows Phone 7 rubbed a lot of owners the wrong way. But, thanks to the development community, Windows Phone 7 hasn't been a complete stranger to the device. And now, thanks to Dark Forces Team (DFT) a true-to-life Windows Phone 7 ROM is available for the HD2.

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New Android Port Loads into HTC HD2 NAND ROM

New Android Port Loads into HTC HD2 NAND ROM

If you own an HTC HD2 that runs Windows Mobile 6.5 and you have a hankering for an Android handset, you don' t have to buy a new device. There are already hacks that will let you get Android on your HD2, but they aren’t ideal in most instances. A new port has surfaced on XDA-developers Forum that is a much better solution to those looking to move from WinMo 6.5 to Android on the HD2.

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HTC HD2 gets MeeGo 1.1 install

HTC HD2 gets MeeGo 1.1 install

HTC's HD2 has become something of a favorite among smartphone modders; we've already seen the Windows Mobile 6.5 device swap its Microsoft OS for Android and Windows Phone 7, and now it's the turn of MeeGo 1.1. Steve Troughton-Smith spotted that, since the HD2 is relatively similar to the Nexus One in terms of core hardware, it should be possible to tweak the instructions for installing MeeGo on the Googlephone to suit the HTC.

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HTC HD2 Windows Phone 7 install gets video demo

HTC HD2 Windows Phone 7 install gets video demo

Very few details on this one, but a video apparently showing Windows Phone 7 booting on the HTC HD2 has emerged from arch hacker Cotulla.  Denied an official release because it didn't meet Microsoft's standards for WP7 devices - such as having the three front-panel buttons and a minimum of 8GB internal storage - the HD2 had shown more promise as an Android device than it had with the updated version of its original Windows Mobile OS.

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Android 2.2 Froyo for HTC HD2 is ready for mainstream [Video]

Android 2.2 Froyo for HTC HD2 is ready for mainstream [Video]

Since Microsoft and HTC basically confirmed that they were abandoning the HD2 in the move to Windows Phone 7, the developer community has instead turned their attention to getting a solid Android build on the 4.3-inch smartphone.  Last we saw, Froyo was working on the HD2 but with some conspicuous issues; now, a new ROM promises an almost 100-percent functional experience, suitable for daily use.

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