HTC and Microsoft didn’t have many updates for the HD2, just like Nokia dumped N900 and Meamo OS unfinished and undone, Same thing happened to the HD2. Microsoft refused HTC HD2 the official windows phone 7 OS update because it had to many capacitive buttons. But one thing manufacturers of these devices did was take care of was that let the back down door open open so that the developers can sprinkle their Innovative magic unlike many manufacturers that won’t update the device themselves neither wont anyone else do it themselves, and among them are Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia’s Symbian Devices.
HTC HD2 and Meego 1.1
Developer Steven Troughton-Smith put all the pieces together, starting with the instructions for getting MeeGo to run on Nexus One hardware. Since the HD2 has similar hardware to the Nexus, he reports it was very straightforward to adopt that process. Pop in the Ubuntu kernel that has already been released for the HD2, add on the MeeGo system files, and you’re practically home.
After a little tweaking, Troughton-Smith got MeeGo booting on the HD2, although there remain some hardware support issues keeping the system from being fully functional. Someone still needs to write drivers to handle touchscreen input, wireless networking, and optimize graphics processing. Like we said; this is the sort of thing that’s going to appeal most to users who really just want to play around with their HD2, as MeeGo is a far cry from a functional OS in its current state on the HTC smartphone.
Now that it’s running on the HD2, look for Troughton-Smith or other developers to work on ironing out the remaining MeeGo kinks.
That didn’t take long; touchscreen input is now a go!
Source: Steven Troughton-Smith
HTC HD2 and Android 2.3
a developer, m-deejay, has released Android 2.3 Gingerbread for HTC HD2.
According to the developer, his ROM supports 3G, Audio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 720p PLAYBACK and Phone. The features that don’t work are – Camera, GPS, Contacts Sync and Auto backlight. In case you want to try this ROM on your phone, you should know how to boot Android OS on HTC HD2.
Note: If you don’t have any idea about installation procedure, please stay away from it. Android 2.3 for HTC HD2 is not developed completely, so try it at your own risk.
How to install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on HTC HD2?
- Place “Android” folder on the root of your SD card.
- Run “CLRCAD.exe” then “haret.exe”
- First boot will take up to 10-15 minutes.
Screenshots of Android 2.3 on HTC HD2
[via - XDA]