HTC HD2 Gets Android/WP7 Dual-Boot

The hacking of WP7 onto the HTC HD2 has been a long and storied adventure, and now there's a very cool new twist: someone's hacked a dual-boot of Android and WP7 onto the handset. It's the usual kids from XDA behind it, and it's pretty technical, and is achieved by running WP7 and Android from a single SD card. It involves installing WP7 onto a small SD card, cloning the … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Ported To HTC HD2

We've been covering the efforts to get WP7 onto the HTC HD2 for some time now, but your patience has paid off, as the hack has been completed! The release is imminent, and while it's not a fully functional version, much of what makes WP7 great is there. The problems arise from a previously reported issue whereby all cloud services are unusable. You can still email, make … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Security Means Hacked HTC HD2 Is Neutered

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 … [Read more...]

WP7 Running On An HTC HD2?

It's a trick we've heard rumor of before, but now we have clearer evidence than ever that you can get WP7 running on the HTC HD2. It's been achieved by a Chinese group, and we still don't know all the details. It's the first real evidence we've seen of porting WP7 to other devices, notably ones that can support the OS but haven't been officially okayed by Microsoft. Who … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Hacked Onto HTC HD2

This is an HTC HD2, hacked to run WP7 by Cotulla. This is the first we've seen of a legacy device running the OS, as the HD2 is presently available in either WM6.5 or Android flavors. Hopefully this means that we'll be able to get WP7 on older devices too, with just a little tweaking and hacking. The creator of this hack isn't ready to let it out, saying: Remember this is just … [Read more...]