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HTC HD2 Proves Again That Age is Just a Number, Receives Its First Jelly Bean ROM

November of 2009, the HTC HD2 launched to many anxious hands. The phone ran Windows Mobile 6.5, not anywhere near the Windows Phone we know now. Soon, Android was ported to the device and time and time again, developers have proven able to port the newest version of Android to the device before most modern phones get them. Now, the HD2 has an alpha version of Jelly Bean, and it’s mostly working.

No matter that the phone only has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, or that it only has 512MB of RAM, the only things not working for Android 4.1 on the HD2 are Google Now, the cameras, the browser and a few applications. That being said, this is far from a daily driver and in the terms of the developer “just a proof of concept that HD2 can run JB.” If you want to see how it was done, hit the source link below and marvel at how flexible Android can be.

Via: XDA

  • tbolt shmeebolt

    Meanwhile my tbolt still doesn’t have ICS

  • Eric

    I had an Omnia before I got the OG Droid and the reason I moved to Android was that I saw the similarities between it and sbf mobile shell (I think it was called) for windows phones. I seriously think alot of what android is, was inspired by that shell program. Windows phones back then were a bitch to use until you put some work into them, and then you could make them whatever you wanted them to be. Good to see there is still a dev. community out there supporting them.

  • Trey


    Now, the HD2 has an alpha version of Jelly Bean, and it’s mostly working…” ”
    the only things not working for Android 4.1 on the HD2 are Google Now, the cameras, the browser and a few applications.” No browser, no camera, and a few apps are the ONLY THINGS? Seems legit…

  • Prime7

    As with most Windows Mobile phones, they’re pretty good once you gank out Windows Mobile.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Ray_Zayas Raymond Zayas

    They’re making incredible progress on the Dinc’s JB rom also (no pun intended)

  • AlexKCMO

    This is so awesome. I kind of wish I had this phone to play with it. The specs don’t sound too terrible either.

    Great job guys.

    In other news, just ditch Android Life and merge the two. This site has gone well beyond “Droid” and Verizon.

  • ed

    Can they hurry up the thunderbolt ics and jb roms anytime soon?

    • nhizzat

      Stop asking for too much! Let’s see if it’ll get ICS first before you start asking about JB!

    • http://twitter.com/nicholasjnorman N. Norman

      I couldn’t agree more! Bring ICS & JB to the TBolt!

    • http://profiles.google.com/drastik651 Jim Kalista

      that wont happen till vzw gives out ics…

  • Rockferd

    This is why android rocks, Period.

    • U Mad Bro? No But Your Mom Is

      Agreed.