Developer puts Android 6.0 on HTC HD2

Dec

6

2015

A developer has managed to provide six years old HTC HD2 smartphone with Android version 6.0. It released its installation instructions, but as yet not all features work on the device.

That report XDA Developers using a ROM developed by a user with the pseudonym macs18max. He made a modified version of Android ROM CyanogenMod 13 for the HD2. This version of CyanogenMod is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to the maker, the ROM yet suitable for everyday use.

The developer has the forum of XDA released a set of installation instructions for those interested in trying the CyanogenMod ROM. The HD2 users must have installed Magldr and an SD card with two ext partitions. Macs18max also points out that the first boot may take about twenty minutes.

For now, the software is not very suitable for daily use, and it is primarily intended for enthusiasts and developers. This is how the screen, wifi and audio, but the software is still in a great deal of bugs. It is likely that come out improved versions in the future, but it is not to be expected that a completely unblemished ROM is released.

The HTC HD2 is one of the most popular devices in order to install custom ROMs. Although the device was released about six years ago with Windows Mobile 6.5, developers succeeded in all versions of Android to install published to date on it; Android Marshmallow can therefore now be added to that list. Developers also have various versions of Windows Phone, MeeGo and Windows RT even know how to install it on the HD2.

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