Mar 04 AT 3:10 PM Dima Aryeh 10 Comments

The HTC HD2 lives on, now with a Nokia X UI port

HTC HD2 Nokia X port

The HTC HD2 is not a great device. Rather, it’s a symbol. It’s a symbol of how long a device can really stay useful. Of what developers can achieve. How important it is to have a hackable device. And most of all, it’s a symbol of hope. That no matter the adversity, it can be overcome if you try hard enough. And we could learn a thing or two from the HD2.

The latest venture the ancient device has gotten itself into is a port of the Nokia X user interface. The Android fork disguised as Windows Phone was created for the Nokia X line of devices, the lowest end of which isn’t all that different from the aging HD2. However, someone has gotten the Nokia X ROM to boot on the device, which is a huge success.

Now let’s get this out of the way: No, not much works but graphics and audio. Connectivity, storage, almost everything is broken. But that’s okay, because getting the device to boot at all is a big feat. It proves that a five year old device can still be kicking, while we upgrade once a year. It’s inspirational in a way.

But seriously, the developers behind the HD2 are just plain awesome. It’s hard to believe this old Windows Mobile device can run Nokia X UI, Sense 5, and far more. How many of you guys had an HTC HD2? How many still have one? Tell us in the comments!

Via: Engadget

Source: XDA-Developers

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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