Posts tagged with: HD2

[Full HD2 review] The HTC HD2 was the first Windows Mobile phone with a capacitive touch screen. The HD2 comes loaded with Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional with HTC Sense (TouchFlo 3D) interface on top. It's packing a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 576MB of ROM and 1GB of RAM. The 4.3-inch color transflective TFT screen has a WVGA 480 x 800 resolution. The HD2 has a five-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and autofocus. And thanks to the tons of developer support, the HD2 is also able to run other operating systems such as Google Android, Meego, Ubuntu and even Windows Phone 7. Read on for the latest HD2 news, reviews and videos:

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    Froyo isn't available for most Android phones yet, but that doesn't mean that you can't get it on your HTC HD2! We've already shown you a couple of versions of Android running on the HD2 (like the Nexus One and Desire ROMs), but this takes the cake as perhaps the best implementation yet. With Froyo you get a boost in speed, plus nearly everything works including the phone, WiFi, camera, and more. There are still a few bugs, plus battery life isn't great, so you probably wouldn't want to run this full time. Here's the How To: 1. Download the files (torrent link) 2. Extract the files to your ...

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    We've seen the HTC EVO 4G being Modded to Charge Via Palm Pre Touchstone Charger from a hacker that modded his Sprint HTC EVO 4G to wirelessly charge via the induction charging mechanism of the Palm Pre's Touchstone charger. Inspired by this, XDA Developers' Carnivore9 has made his mod to charge the T-Mobile HD2 using the Palm Pixi charger via induction charging. I hope all the tech guys out there will understand and love this! For the rest of us, it's a nice "WOW-Mod"! (Source: XDA Developers)

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    We've previously covered the development of the HD2 3D Driver Patch which helps in scenarios where some of the applications that use graphics, such as games, might run a bit slow or stutter on devices like the HTC HD2 and the patch tries to solve this issue. The app is now called Turbo3D, it's final and hit Marketplace with the following description: Many new phones come with homescreens, apps and games based on OpenGL, a framework for 3D applications. Not all of these work as fluent or smooth as they could, and this is where Turbo3D comes in. Turbo3D attempts to optimize OpenGL ...

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    Previously we showed you the HD2 running on a Nexus One flavor of Android. As development continues over at XDA, we now have a new flavor of Android to show you, this time running HTC Sense right from the Desire. Just about everything is working: the camera, WiFi, GPS, multitouch, plus all of the Sense widgets and settings. What's still missing is working speakers (there's a fix for this, see below), so while the phone can dial out, you can't hear the caller on the other end, even on speakerphone. If you have an HD2, we recommend that you try to run Android on your phone. There are no ...

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    Earlier this month we showed you a glimpse at the progress being made to get Android working on the HTC HD2. It was far from ready, to say the least. Well, since then, a huge leap has been made at xda-developers. In this video, you can see that the latest build works almost entirely: cellular data and WiFi is working, the navigation is smooth, and it even makes calls (though the speaker doesn't yet work). If you've got an HD2, this is super easy to try and you can always go back to Windows Mobile by soft-resetting. Just load the files onto your storage card, run Haret.exe, and wait some time.

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    We've posted about the First HTC HD2 3D Driver Patch from XDA Developers and now we have a new Beta being released for testing purposes to advanced users. The "patch focusses mainly on a modified OpenGL ES CM, but a CL wrapper is also included (adaptation of NuShrike's CL wrapper) and so is the TG-01 D3D driver. The latter is faster than the D3D driver that comes with the Leo, but it's still not very fast". In plain English, some of the applications that use graphics, such as games, might run a bit slow or stutter on devices like the HTC HD2 and the patch tries to solve this issue. Version ...

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    USB to PC icon in Settings > Connections on most modern HTC devices starts a small application where you can choose how your Device behaves when connected to a PC via the USB cable. The options evolved over time, starting with only two at the beginning (ActiveSync - with the Enable faster data synchronization option - which allowed you to sync your Device and Disk Drive for faster file transfer where you could see and use your Device's SD Card or Internal Storage as a Removable Disk). Then third option was added later on called Internet Sharing with which you could use your Device as a ...

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    First Ubuntu, and now Android! While Android on the HD2 is far from ready for showtime, the folks at XDA are making great progress in getting us to a point where Android is actually usable, as was the case with the Touch Pro2, and many other Windows Mobile devices. To get this going, it only takes a minute and a storage card. Download the files found in post #2 in this thread to your storage card, and run Haret.exe. Better yet, here's the direct download link for the Sense version that we used. Give it two minutes, and you'll be running Android!

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    UK HTC HD2 owners with an O2 operator branded device can apply an official Update as of June 29, 2010. According to the description, "this update for HTC HD2 allows for adding UMTS900 Band for HD2 O2 branded". Please note that this update is suitable for ROM versions less than or equal to 1.72.XXX.X. To apply this update, copy the file "LEO08830.exe" to your Device and launch it, following the on-screen instructions. (Source: HTC Support)

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    There have been a lot of successful "ports" of Android on Windows Mobile devices, like the Touch Pro2. These projects involve getting a linux bootloader to run (haret.exe) so that Android, or any other Linux-based OS, can boot. Over at XDA, they've been working feverishly to get Android working on the HTC HD2, and have made a lot of progress. Case and point, the developers behind the HTC Linux Twitter account have just posted an image of an HD2 running Ubuntu, which, like Android, is a Linux-based operating system. They even managed to connect a mouse and keyboard, seen below. This is a ...

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    Yep, this is yet another contest to win an HTC HD2. This time just sign up at WindowsPhone.com for their news, offers, and updates, and you'll be entered to win a new HTC HD2 Windows Phone. (via @windowsphone)

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    As of June 17, HTC HD2 users from the UK on O2 can apply a ROM Update which just surfaced on HTC's UK support website. According to the description, the version number is 1.72.206.3 and it is for O2 only but as we've got used to things by now, there's no list of changes but the ambiguous marketing description letting us know "an updated ROM is now available for HTC HD2 (O2) users to download. As always, HTC is committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience". Note: Updating your ROM deletes all information on your device! Make sure to back up your sensitive data ...

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    The Compass application on the HTC HD2 look quite nice but for those of you who want something different, you can now apply some skins to the compass itself. There are currently two new skins available, one of them resembling a classical compass which you can simply apply by downloading the CAB to your Device and installing, followed by a Soft Reset. If you want to revert to the original one, just uninstall and Soft Reset. (Source: XDA Developers)

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    Over at Malaysia Asia, we see David Jr. has been doing some travelling using his HTC HD2 as a camera. We've been very impressed with the camera phone quality and speed of the HD2, so if you don't feel like carrying a real camera around, the HD2 seems to be a great photo companion. Click on to see the pictures. (Above photo was cropped and color adjusted)

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    T-Mobile USA has a quick sale on the HD2 today bringing it down to only $99 with a 2 year qualifying contract. That's great and all, but what if this rumor about all T-Mobile phones being free on June 19th is true? That might be an even better deal... if they don't sell out too quickly that is. (via Twitter)

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    Ouch! So you cracked the screen of your HD2? Instead of getting angry and trashing it, you can replace the screen with the help of the below video. If you search eBay for "htc hd2 replacement screen" you will get a variety of choices ranging from $40-$70. Know that dissecting your HD2 to replace the display will void the warranty on your phone, so only try this if you've done it before. (via: XDA)

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    In our testing of the EVO 4G (review), we found the battery life to be not so great. A surefire way to get better battery life from any device, the EVO 4G included, is to get a larger battery (like the one we recently reviewing for the HD2). Seido is showing off their 3500mAh battery on their website, which adds a considerable amount of size to the (already-large) device. The battery is listed as "coming soon" with no price showing. (via: Good and EVO)

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    There are quite a lot such programs out there but YAGPS seems to be the newest release amongst them, a free application which enables you to keep track of your GPS. Tested to work with the HTC HD2, Yet Another GPS keeps track and displays live GPS statistics such as time, speed, distance, and elevation which after being logged, can be exported to XML format and you can later import that in Google Maps. Here are the current features (quote): - Gauge Speed Indicator - Sat. Number Indicator - Signal strength - Digital Speed Indicator - Trip Fuel Consumption - Trip Fuel Cost - Accuracy ...

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    We've shown you some time ago How to Map Windows Vista's Public Folder to Your Device and now, on the same note, by request, we're going to show you how to set up and use DLNA between your HTC HD2 and Windows 7 PC, in four easy steps. Prerequisites: As is, the application will need to use the following folder structure on your SD Card: -SD Card ---My Documents ------My Music ------My Pictures ------My Videos If you want to change that, rather than renaming and moving your folders, edit the samsung-mediaserver.ini file in the DLNA app folder (simply open it with Notepad) and change the ...

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    We've been waiting for the HTC HD2 Pro, that is, an HD2 with a slide-out keyboard, ever since the original was released last year. It looks like HTC may be working on such a device, called the Leo-S, thanks to some clues found in the registry of a ROM by XDA user Xmoo: Contained in registry keys in the ROM, it makes mention of a HTC Leo-S with the right registry keys for a slide-out QWERTY device (having said that, current HTC HD2 ROMs contain the same registry keys). From Xmoo's Twitter: HTC LEO-S SPL 3.0 does flash on a HTC HD2! You can revert back to older SPL's!! Enjoy :-) ...

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    The story (quote from XDA Developers): "Hi All, My HD2 just came back from repair. I sent it in a hope that they will change my buggy screen (like lot of people, the touch function is buggy. Sometimes doesn't react, sometimes it feels a pressure while i don't press it, sometimes it works well... ). Anyway, of course they didn't change any screen...and i just missed my HD2 for 2 weeks. They did a Hard reset and installed all the HotFIx. Which i bet won't fix any issue that i have with the screen. However, i do notice they installed a hotfix i never heard about yet: LEO08787.exe Does anyone ...

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    T-Mobile USA has an HTC HD2 Big Win Sweepstakes going on now. There's some pretty nice prizes to win and all you have to do is fill out a form online to enter. You could win: 1.VIP TRIP TO L.A. FOR FOUR 2.Free Gogo® Inflight Internet for a year 3.HTC HD2 4.TV series DVD Box Set 5.Feature film DVD Click here to enter the sweepstakes. If one entry is not enough for you, you can also go to the T-Mobile Facebook page, play the Ultimate Entertainment Quiz and earn more chances to win.

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    If you want to have a more colorful experience on your HTC HD2, you can now apply some colors to the HTC Volume Control (the one that pops up when you push the side volume buttons). The colored skins are in CAB format so you need to download the one you fancy and install it to Device. There are several colors as well as different styles (dots, lines). Also, make sure to check back at the thread from time to time for more goodies. Thanks for the tip, Hazzahex! (Source: XDA Developers)

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    It's always been kind of a pain to get movies onto your Windows Phones. You either had to do some special conversion and then copy it over in the File Explorer over USB, or you had to sync it through Windows Media Center and live with the low-quality conversion that gave you. Luckily, the HTC HD2 on T-Mobile USA comes with a Blockbuster application that lets you rent and buy full length high quality movies right from your phone. Not only do they look great on the HD2's screen, but you get to access actual new releases when they're released unlike with Netflix where you have to wait for ...

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    The wait for MaxSense, a new UI for HTC Windows phones, is nearly over. If you haven't heard of Maxycy's latest endeavor, MaxSense is essentially a major overhaul of HTC Sense 2.5. With it, we still get the Sense features we know and love, but now they're reconfigured and combined with some sweet, new features. Most notable are the 3 Android-like home screens (customizable with widgets), Sense launcher, 75 quick links panels, and a custom taskbar. If you're a fan of Sense 2.5 "power" mods, like Co0kie's Home Tab, you're going to appreciate what's in store to hit XDA-developers very, very ...

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