We’ve previously talked about a hack that would put WP7 onto an existing HTC HD2, but unfortunately there’s a major roadblock to getting it working properly: Microsoft’s PVK security. The people putting together the hack have the OS all up and loaded onto the older handset, and it works fine — with one big exception: nothing cloud based will function. As hacker Cotulla put it over a series of tweets:
We (DFT team) at the end able to run WP7 on our LEOs, most of stuffs are really working: GSM,GPRS,Camera,GSensor,USB,SD,BT,WLAN,etc.
But new “Windows Phone Genuine” doesn’t allow to use any Windows Live services So it’s mostly “Demo” of WP7. No bypass ways are known
it will be released soon, but don’t expect anything from it – without Live services it’s not really usable
No XBox Live, no Zune, no marketplace. This is due to the security feature which is tied to the devices motherboard, and in this case is obviously blocking the ROM from running on an unauthorized device.
I remain hopeful that they’ll figure something out.