Microsoft’s Windows Phone Mango has been successfully and unofficially ported its way to the HTC HD2, proving once again that hackers are awesome. A ROM based on the beta version of Windows Phone Mango has been made available to HTC HD2 owners unofficially. HD2 users were also able to load Windows Phone 7 NoDo onto their devices after a group of users at XDA-developers managed to create a ROM to flash onto devices. HD2 owners have previously had to stick with Windows Mobile 6.5 or try one of the many freely available Android builds that have been ported to the hardware. Microsoft refused to provide an official ROM as the device did not meet strict button requirements for Windows Phone 7.
HTC HD2 owners can now load Mango onto their device by following these simple steps:
- Follow the instructions to download and install magdlr if you haven’t done so already
- Download the Mango files from XDA
- Put your HD2 into USB Flasher mode when prompted on HD2 boot up
- Run DWI.exe from PC with HD2 connected
Microsoft seems okay with it too, “We say tinker away with Mango and enjoy the juice,” but they do give a good warning that this probably voids your warranty. This is more of a proof of concept than anything else, but it sure is interesting.