Windows Phone 7 Series ROM For HD2 Leaked?!?

UPDATE: Video demo of WP7 Series running on the HTC HD2 added above.

UPDATE 2: Another video of the HD2 running Windows Phone 7 Series added after the jump!

For those of you that didn’t purchase a T-Mobile HD2 because of the upgrade possibilities or lack of them to Windows Phone 7 Series, it looks like you might be changing your mind. We all knew this was going to happen at some point, but I don’t think any of us expected it this soon. It looks like a some Russian guys have  managed to port a “real” functional ROM of Windows Phone 7 on the hugely popular HTC HD2. One user over at HTCPedia has posted screenshots which show the HTC HD2 running an early build of Windows Phone 7 Series OS. Even with Microsoft crushing our hopes of a WP7 upgrade for the HD2, there’s nothing stopping these hackers. Almost everything is said to be working, including Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth etc. But there are some problems with the graphic driver which is said to be choppy/laggy in this build. A Beta release of this ROM is expected to be released soon. Hit the jump for a couple of more screenshots of the HD2 running a WP7 Series ROM. Sound off in the comments!

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  • Ricardo

    One thing i’ve observed is that the icon for the person i’m texting keeps on changing between an image of a sim card and their facebook image. Maybe this turns on a light bulb in your heads as to what my problem might be.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Ricardo… did you read my comment about your unhappiness/frustration with the HD2? Have faith.

      Also, this is not the best place for tech support answers. Go to this Site:

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      For example on your avatar issue, the SIM graphic versus an avatar from FB:

      In the contact list move the slider to the Updates tab and you will be prompted to link your contacts. Do that and for the contacts that MATCH the picture will be updated.

      HTC Sense gives you an option to link multiple profiles (from various sources) if the names on your phone is an exact match to the one of your Facebook friends.

      If they don’t match you have to go in every contact and link them manually (sometimes it gives suggestions if the last name is first, because it becomes a possible match).

  • Flgirll

    I don’t know….I’m not really feeling the new “look” of Windows Phone 7 for some reason. I think it’s just okay and a bit boring. Plus, the words being cut off at the edge until you scroll left or right bugs the crap out of me. I understand it’s a design element and indictates to the user that the page continues but I don’t like it. Eh, but I’ll see what I think when it’s finally released.

    Oh and I’m in Tampa, FL and went to two local Tmo stores this weekend. Both stores are sold out of the HD2 and are asking if people want to be added to a waiting list. The weirdest thing was one didn’t have a working model to show and the other one had a working model but it didn’t have the HTC Sense on it!! All you could do with the phone was click on “Start” and check out the applications listed. That’s it. So weird.

  • Darkriderdesign

    I like the front user experience, it’s simplified for day to day usage.

    But what I would really like to see is the System View.

    “What does the OS look like when I want to adjust the microphone’s volume?”

    To me this is where “ALL” the mobile Operating Systems crash and burn miserably.

    – Windows Mobile 6.5 was an improvement but was really planed for non multi touch.
    – iPhone lacks nitty gritty settings, if there isn’t a hard codded button for what your trying to do your screwed, theres no way to navigate to a system folder.
    – Symbian phones System setting are none existent you get what you get.

    Ultimately this is what will make or break Windows Mobile 7 Series.

  • Joe Pa

    My YouTube app isn’t working, any help??

    • WXman


  • shawn1224

    The HD2 is shaping out to be a blockbuster device but I think I’ll wait for the Samsung Galaxy S to hit the stores. This phone is going to rape the competition.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Your comment amused me because you used the word “blockbuster.” Since the HD2 comes with Blockbuster I was initially wondering why someone would say the HD2 is becoming one.

      I thought you were going to say you really liked the Blockbuster app. LOL.

      • shawn1224

        I guess blockbuster because it’s definitely turning out to be a flagship device. I played with one @ the tmobile store and it feels so good in your hand. Wish I could have bought one but because of the poor timing on my part I’ll have to wait for the next best device to hit the stage. Hopefully the Galaxy S will be a Tmobile exclusive, since it is a quad band GSM device.

  • Bill Berry

    It’s taking finger friendly push button to the extreme; how big most each on-screen “push button” be. Did anybody who has hacked and flashed their devices really believe the folks over at XDA and other websites couldn’t work their magic?

  • sonnie

    this is fake guys, its just someone running WP7 through remote desktop on hd2,

  • http://laksdj noone

    Why is anyone suprised. Obviously HD2 was more than capable of running WP7, microsofts “3 button rule” was the only thing stopping it. There should have been no doubt since MS announced the HD2 wouldn’t get WP7, that it would be incredibly, and let me emphasize that, *INCREDIBLY* easy to put WP7 on the HD2.

    This isn’t news, it’s just more proof of what the smarter people already knew was going to happen.

  • sfji

    first, let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy S. The device has a 4 inch WVGA capacitive Super AMOLED display (which is said to be the most vivid phone display ever), 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5 mp camera with 720p HD recording, front facing VGA camera, 1500 mAh battery, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 16GB or 8Gb internal memory plus mircoSD expansion, HSPA 7.2, Bluetooth 3.0, Android 2.1 with Samsung’s customized UI on top, and the everything else you’d expect in a cell phone. yeah their is a reason why the nexus one suxs on tmobile.
    Do me a favor tmobile get this phone or something like the EVo you know the one on sprint not it’s ugly undatable sister(HD2).

    • shawn1224

      Correction … it has an ARM Cortex A8 chip w/turbo GUI that’s said to process 90 million triangles per second compared to it’s little brother the 1ghz snapdragon that can process 22/23 million .. it has 3 times the capability power of the Nexus and HD2 :)

      This is going to be a SUPER BEAST of a phone

      • shawn1224

        EDIT – GPU not GUI

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Yes, the Galaxy S will be our second phone purchase. The HD2 is in the stable, it needs the GS to keep up quiet until November-January.

  • justsomedude

    Guys check this out here is proof that Windows 6.5 is starting to beat Android!!!

    • abe

      i may be wrong but isn’t that the android possibly beating the iphone. with that graph look at where winmobile is

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        It appears Just Some Dud was yanking your chain. I suspect that he posted that to see who would click the link.

        Jokes on you. Thanks for confirming that clicking the link would be a waste of time and that Dud is still that, a mental slob dud. I am sure he had a good laugh at your expense.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Oh… you must be new on here. Everyone ignore Dud now (and any comments he posts on the various user names he has). You can tell who he is because of his writing style that confirms he is a low IQ moron and/or gets his kicks out of intentionally dumbing down his posts to see if he can fool people.

        All in all, the poster boy definition of a troll. Google him, he has a rep on the Net, not good.

  • Guerrilla

    I don’t care what anyone says the HTC HD2 is the best phone on the market…i love my HD2

  • zoth

    I don’s like UI it’s ugly. Go give that UI to Apple…

  • Johnny C

    just saw the htc legend over at by noah awesome phone thats how the hd2 should have been


    The HD2 is a great phone. All the people saying negative things about it are people who don’t have one because they couldn’t get one. Anyone who has used the phone have nothing but good things to say about it.

  • Emcinc

    you said it, and once wm 7 is out I have no doubt it will be available to those in the know who really wnat it on the HD2