Question from Bug Blatter. I have an old HTC Touch HD2 that's currently running Jellybean. I'm thinking of repurposing it; what cool (or even useful) things could I do with it?
If it is running Jelly-bean reliably, I would like to know which build, and what settings you are using; I have found most builds too unreliable to use in the long term, and end up switching back to my original phone.
However, I am interested in looking at WP8 or WP7.8 if they become available, at least in the capacity of "try before you buy".
Perhaps you could consider something radical like Windows Mobile 6.5? :P
I did try Android MIUI for a while. It was a bit like how I would imagine iOS with widgets, if it ever evolves into being that useful.
Hi David; I'm using this one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1934000
It's based on both JB and CM10. Whether it's stable enough to be a daily driver I can't say as I don't really use the HD2.
As it happens I found a brief use for the HD2 yesterday. I can't install TomTom directly on my S3 as it's supposedly incompatible. So I bought it for the HD2 and moved it to the S3 using Titanium. It runs fine, although some elements on the main driving screen are a lot smaller than they should be.
I've given WP 7.8 a try on the HD2 but there's almost nothing you can do on it without authenticating on MS's servers, and I don't fancy having to blag that.
I'd like to see MS move to a more PC-like model with WP whereby you can purchase the OS and install it on whatever phone you like as long as it meets the minimum requirements. There are far fewer hardware variations with phones than in the PC space. If they did a free trial version as a dual-boot it'd get a lot more people trying it out, which is exactly what they need. Tricky but do-able I reckon.
Anyway, can anyone think of anything else I can do with the HD2? It's still a very capable piece of hardware.
Open it up. Glue the parts on white cardboard. Then frame it.
Thanks, but I only do that to people ;op