Today, we unboxed the HTC HD2, which sports a powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Well, it looks like its less expensive cousin, the Acer neoTouch S200 (we’re giving one away!), has recently been upgraded with some custom ROMs. The S200 comes with Windows Mobile 6.5 in its stock form, but now users can slip into something a bit more finger friendly WM 6.5.1 (build 23506). The custom ROM is available thanks to hdubli on XDA-developers. Below, you can see 6.5.1 in action on the neoTouch S200.
Hdubli, with the help of rafyvitto, is also working on a 6.5.1 ROM with Manila 2.5. They’re currently testing the ROM, which still has many bugs, but they’ve provided some screenshots as an appetizer. Check out what’s working and what’s not on XDA-developers.
Interestingly enough, hdubli seems to have 6.5.1 (build 23081) running on a Garmin-Asus nüvifone M20, which recently received an official 6.5 upgrade. He’s provided a video preview, but is still wondering if anyone is interested.
Note: we don’t advocate flashing custom ROMs, due to the inherent risks involved. However, if you wish to proceed, we suggest reading any and all available instructions. If done incorrectly, you could negatively alter or even brick a device.
(Thanks for the tip, Berny)