HTC HD2 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The HTC HD2 is a smartphone that was released in 2009. It was probably the most powerful phone to ship with Windows Mobile 6.5, largely because it came out right before Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7. But while HTC and Microsoft may never have offer OS updates for the HD2, hackers have been doing all sorts of crazy things with the phone for the past two years.

We’ve seen Windows Phone 7 and Android ported to the HD2, as well as MeeGo, Ubuntu. Now xda-developers forum member tytung has posted tools for installing Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the HTC HD2.

The phone has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 576MB of RAM, and 1GB of ROM. It has a 4.3 inch, 480 x 800 pixel display, a 5MP camera, and FM radio, among other features.

The custom ROM for Android 4.0 doesn’t currently support hardware graphics acceleration, USB mass storage, or the phone’s camera. Audio and phone calls are still works in progress.

via xda-developers

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