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HTC HD2 gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

HTC HD2 gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

HTC HD2
HTC HD2

The HTC HD2 (also known as the HTC T8585, HTC T9193 and HTC Leo),is a smartphone in the HTC Touch family designed and manufactured by HTC. The HD2 natively runs the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, and was released in Europe in November 2009, in Hong Kong in December 2009, and in other regions including North America in March 2010.The phone is the successor to the HTC Touch HD, and is succeeded by the HTC HD7.

HTC HD2
HTC HD2

Rumors of the HTC HD2 began appearing in September 2009. It was codenamed Leo, although a decal on the back cover conflictingly identified it as the Pro.Three (which indicates it may have been intended as a bridge between the HTC Touch Pro and HTC Touch), and the “About” info in Bluetooth as the HD2.The specifications sheet released turned out to be true when the HD2 was launched, with the exception of the listed 320MB of RAM, compared to the final 576MB (448MB available to user) of RAM.

HTC HD2
HTC HD2

Software:

The HTC HD2 when released runs Windows Mobile 6.5 as its native operating system with Windows CE as its underlying kernel and OS. The HD2 runs HTC Sense as a UI shell on top of Windows Mobile but now got Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Upgrades:

The HD2 was originally slated to be upgraded to Windows Phone (then known as Windows Mobile 7).]Microsoft rejected it and other Windows Mobile devices, however, due to it not being compliant with the company’s hardware requirements for smartphones running Windows Phone, such as a lack of a dedicated two-stage camera button and five hardware buttons on the front as compared to the three supported.However, developers have successfully ported Windows Phone to the HD2. Microsoft has expressed tacit and subtle approval of such ports, nearing the release of Mango for native Windows Phone devices. Live services were not available to HD2 as the Windows Phone on the HD2 is not activated. It is possible for users to call Microsoft to request an activation key, but the device is not supported as a WP7 phone and being given a code is not guaranteed.

HTC HD2
HTC HD2

Modifications:

The ability to ‘mod’ the HTC HD2 and run multiple different operating systems from the NAND flash or SD card has given it an enduring popularity, and this made the HTC HD2 one of the phones that could run the largest number of operating systems in the world.

Android (versions 2.2 Froyo, 2.3 Gingerbread, 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4.2 Jelly Bean, 4.3 Jellybean, 4.4 Kitkat, 5.0 Lollipop and 6.0 Marshmallow), Ubuntu, MeeGo and Windows Phone have all been unofficially ported to the HD2. In addition, many customised versions of Windows Mobile are available for the device, with versions 6.1,6.5.3 and 6.5.5 available.

HTC HD2
HTC HD2 Windows

FPSECE (First PlayStation Emulator for Windows CE), a PlayStation 1 emulator for Windows CE devices, was ported to the HD2 in December 2009, a few months after the initial release of the HD2.
In early October 2010, a video was released that appeared to show a HD2 booting into Windows Phone by way of Russian developer Cotulla’s MAGLDR tool (a bootloader), which was initially created to allow the booting of Android from the device’s NAND flash. As of 13 January 2011, MAGLDR and a Windows Phone 7 ROM are publicly available. Windows Phone Genuine checks prevent access to Windows Live services. A solution to this problem has been found, though the legality of the activation is still not fully known, and is frowned heavily upon by Microsoft.

Windows Phone RTM (Release To Manufacturers) was ported to the HD2 in August 2011,[24] a month after ROM developers at XDA Developers made a successful attempt to run a beta version on the device.

HTC HD2
HTC HD2

On 23 December 2012, XDA developer zoid created a custom Debian/Ubuntu-based Pentest-focused distribution called ubnhd2 for the HTC HD2.In December 2012, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 were ported onto the device as a proof-of-concept; no working builds exist.On 6 May 2013, an XDA developer successfully ported Firefox OS to the HTC HD2.In August 2013, a group of developers on XDA successfully ported HTC Sense 5 to the HTC HD2.

As this is the first phone to get multiple OS

Windows Mobile 6.5.3, Android 2.2.1, Android 4.0.1, Android 4.2.1, Android 4.4.1, Android 5.0.1, Android 6.0 and Windows XP,Windows 7,Windows 8,Chrome OS,Firefox OS and few ios,miui custom roms to only on the  HTC HD 2.

HTC HD2
HTC HD2

 

 

 

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