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HTC HD2 proves itself a hacker's delight once again by running Windows RT

HD2 WinRT

It initially appeared that the HTC HD2 would have a short life — after all, the phone came to the US in March of 2010 with Windows Mobile 6.5 and was denied an official upgrade to Windows Phone 7 when the OS launched some six months later. However, the venerable device has gone on to receive an almost unprecedented amount of hacker support, as the device has been cracked to run Windows Phone 7 and 8 as well as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich — not to mention other, more peculiar options like Windows XP. Now, a hacker known as @CotullaCode on Twitter has managed to shoehorn Windows RT onto the device, bringing Microsoft's new tablet OS to a nearly three-year-old phone.

@CotullaCode (who was also instrumental in bringing Windows Phone 7 to the HD2) has shown off a plethora of images on Twitter, including both the traditional "desktop" mode and the new Metro interface. Judging from past tweets, it looks like this hack has been in the works for some weeks now but just got it running earlier today. While we can't imagine how you'd run this as a full-time smartphone OS (and there aren't any directions or downloads available to do so), it's just the latest in a long line of amusing examples of how the HD2 simply refuses to die.

The Verge
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