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The immortal HTC HD2 can now run Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

There doesn’t seem to be any mobile OS that the HTC HD2 can’t handle.


From its initial launch with Windows Mobile 6 in 2009, the HTC HD2 has come a long way. The device has become extremely popular for the fact that it has managed to run almost every mobile OS out there – Firefox, Ubuntu, Windows Phone 7/8, and even Windows RT. The HD2 has been hacked to run every version of Android since 2.2 (Froyo), and now, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop has also made its way to ‘the phone that never dies’.

That’s yet another impressive achievement for HTC’s immortal Windows Mobile device, especially when you consider most Android devices out there are running an older version of Google’s mobile operating system. This particular Lollipop build has been ported over by an XDA Developers member – it doesn’t exactly work too well right now, but the developer has pledged to continue his efforts in making the ROM more usable.

Even if the ROM never makes it way to the public, it will still stand as a testament to the fact that the HD2 has a lot of life left in it. Whether we will see future versions of Android or other upcoming OS (like Tizen) run on the device remain to be seen, but at the moment, the HD2 can proudly hold the crown of being the most customizable smartphone ever.

Source: XDA

Abhijeet Mishra
Abhijeet holds an avid interest in technology, and when he's not tinkering with this smartphone or covering the latest development in the mobile world (or singing along to classics from Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra), he can be found reading a novel or two.

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