The well-aged HTC HD2 is getting the Sense 5 ROM
HTC HD2 has become a legendary phone. It was launched back in November 2009 with the Windows Phone 6.5 operating system. Obviously, this mobile platform lacked functionality and many features the end users so desperately needed. That’s why many developers and hackers have been trying to improve the end user experience. Finally, they managed to run the Android 2.2 Froyo on the device. Later, the HTC HD2 received Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and finally through Cyanogen Mod 9, the handset got even Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with the Sense 4.
Today, the journey continues, because an XDA senior developer brings to the legendary smartphone another breath of life. Thanks to the developer, the HTC HD2 is getting the latest custom Android interface – the HTC Sense 5.0. With the help of a few volunteers, the XDA developer with a nickname gilbert32 is trying to bring this phone to the life again. The ROM development is still in progress. That means not everything is completely finished. For example, the touchscreen, the cellular connectivity and the data are ready, while the camera, sounds, video playback, WiFi and Bluetooth are still not finished.
You can see a video demo of the Sense 5 on the HTC HD2 on the video below:
Despite the fact the ROM is not yet finished and not everything is working, it is amazing how an old-dated smartphone can be brought to life again. Hopefully, we will see the ROM finished very soon and then the impossible will become a reality.
The HTC HD2 smartphone has a 4.3 inch display with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. It features a single-core 1 GHz processor backed by 448 MB of RAM. This model has a 5MP camera with LED flash and autofocus.
Source: XDA Developers