John, 02 Nov 2010Gee, thanks guys (Anthony, High Tech) im so buying this phone now..
So after iv bought it wha... moreThis is my personal must have list.
High Tech and other list may differ.
Take note that I am using a stock UK ROM with tweaks and modes I have done my self.
1. 16gb microSD
2. A good case not so much to protect against scratching but more to protect against shock damage the internal parts cold get from a fall. http://www.amazon.com/BoxWave-...&sr=8-22
4. 3.14ROM (if you can’t get this then you need .net3.5 drivers for the phone)
5. Touch X Longpress sendkey Alt tab
6. BsB Tweaks 1.6
7. XT Hack Beta2
9. XDA Market
10. RemoteControl (its grate if you have a PC as part of your home entertainment center)
11. Cookie Home Tab and the matching CHTEditor
13. MSS Converter
15. ACR HD (it’s a auto call recorder, some reediting will be needed to get it to work properly)
16. PHM Registry Editor
17. Garmin Mobile XT
I have installed other things to change the interface appearance so it can look even more modern and also add more functionally to the phone. But the list above are my MUST HAVE that the phone did not come with, that you way or may not want to get.
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2010how can I find the ROM typeAre you some one looking to buy the phone soon? Or are you some one that already has it and want to check your ROM version?
Gee, thanks guys (Anthony, High Tech) im so buying this phone now..
So after iv bought it what are the "must Have" apps for this phone and where can i find them..
Try opera mini 5.0(touch) on ur hd2 handset & feel the real browsing & downloading quality. Oh!!!! its really fantastic experience for me,specially on speed....
Smashing handset. Almost identical to the new HTC hd7 for specs, screen size, look and even the same battery what's coming out, marvelous large screen and a pleasure to use. Currently switching from windows mobile to Android and back again so have the best of what a phone like the desire has to offer but with a much larger and user friendly screen. The only draw back is the battery but that could be because I am running two operating systems. Would also mention that this phone is the only current phone out there which is capable of running the new Windows phone 7, so that would make this handset capable of running 3 operating systems at the same time.
Just to point out that it is very easy to debrand and install a custom Rom so the phone is free from network crap and you have your phone your way through xda-developers. That site is takes phones and make them better. Thumbs up from me.
I agree with Anthony about buying the HD2.. I would also say buy it if you want to play with Android before you buy an Android phone (If you want to jump into Android.. The Desire HD is a good buy... Looks like the HD2, but with Android UI)... Like me I want to try Android for awhile before I jump all in or half in... The HD2 lets me do just that (play with Android to see how I like it)... I like Android some what, but still WM still lets you do more... Android has alot of potential for the future... I'm also looking at the Android Tablets as my next purchase to go along with my HD2... The Android Tab will give me what I'm looking for (better and larger screen, HDMI out, 1080p video, etc)... Looking at a 7" model (small enough to carry around)... Maybe a 10" model??? But I'm going to hold off till the Tegra 2 chips come in 2011.......
John, 01 Nov 2010Hey Guys i love the way you handle issues here.. Pls i need advise; im going to buy the Htc Hd... moreonly advice i can give is...
don't buy a provider branded HD2 if you can avoid that.
HTC factory unlocked is best.
buy it in the language you want because changing language is not as easy as changing a setting.
if you only need english, the UK model has the latest ROM.
don't buy any model with a ROM older than 1.66 or has no update newer than 1.66. older than 1.66 is very buggy.
don't buy this just to mod it to Android. it would be better just to buy the desire HD.
this is a windows mobile phone and It's the best one there is.
Hey Guys i love the way you handle issues here.. Pls i need advise; im going to buy the Htc Hd2 in two days arrangements are already in place & i love this Phone.. i just wanted to know if im pointed in the right direction, or if theres anything i should know(Disadvantages, Advantages, tweaks) and if its a decision i will or will not regret.. Thanks
i bought this phone 4 months ago.. im facing alot of problems. it gets stuck..what should i do?
Syrus, 30 Oct 2010You are right about that. I also know that Nokia & symbian both by large……….. still the la... moreSorry WP7 is out now. The HD2 was the last of the WM breed. WM went out with a big bang with this one
[deleted post]Only some models/versions, so you can't just buy any one. Language support is dependent on the ROM you get on the HD2 you buy.
Anthony, 29 Oct 2010One correction to your post.
The iSO is not the #1 selling OS in the world. The iOS is only... moreYou are right about that. I also know that Nokia & symbian both by large……….. still the largest handset seller & most used mobile OS. I was only referring to hottest mobile OS in my last comment.
By the way, do you think htc will launch another phone(successor to hd2) with win 6.5?? Or you think win 6.5 is dead by the launch of win7. If htc make hd3 (win 6.5) with htc desire hd hardware specs (new generation snap dragon 1hz & 768 RAM & 1500 mah batter)……it would be awesome…..i will buy that blindly.
Saee - Iran, 29 Oct 2010My ROM is 166.707.1
I gave away the first one because I thought The ... moreYou gave away the HD2 for the Topaz! WOW! That was a bad move.
I had the HD a.k.a. black stone and was running the LEO ROM on it for a few mounts before the HD2 came out. Loved LEO but it was putting major lag on the blackstone. So I knew I had to get the HD2 if I wanted to continue using LEO. The blackstone and Topaz have the same RAM, ROM, CPU and screen type. So I know what a backward step it was to go from the HD2 to that Topaz. HD2 doubled the RAM and the CPU
It has the better screen technology (if you don’t use handwriting Rec) better camera CCD and a flash which you need if you want to take indoor shots.
Tougher screen and body.
Bigger and clearer speaker.
So what made you think the Topaz would be the way to go? I don’t understand your logic.
Anyway here are some things you can do to improve battery life.
Install “XT Hack Beta2” and if you don’t use 3G, go to basic and set the Bands to 2G GSM.
Under Optimizations turn off WiFI N, turn off Wifi active in standby and turn on “Optimized battery Life”
You can find “XT Hack Beta2” using “Omarket”
Anthony, 29 Oct 2010I have the UK factory unlocked version of this phone
So I am now running ROM version 3.14.405... moreMy ROM is 166.707.1
I gave away the first one because I thought The HTC Topaz would be just as capable. I learned otherwise the expensive way.
Syrus, 29 Oct 2010Here's what I think about mobile platform. Symbian is dead. Even Samsung & Sony ericsson h... moreOne correction to your post.
The iSO is not the #1 selling OS in the world. The iOS is only on 3 phones which are all made for only one type of market group. And none of the 3 phones are sold in every country around the world.
I don’t like Symbian just like you, I think its ice-age but the truth is…. Every Country that has Cell service also sells way more than 3 phones running the Symbian OS. The Symbian OS is on low, mid, and high end phones. And because of this, even with a drop in market shear, Symibian is still the #1 selling phone OS world wide. iSO can only be #1 in the few countries that officially sell it.
Here's what I think about mobile platform. Symbian is dead. Even Samsung & Sony ericsson have already said bye bye to it. It boils down to IOS, Android, Win7 & Blackberry. Out of 3 ….blackberry is different league….its more like business device and their push email & security is second to none. Whether you like it or not they will be able to hang around.
Then comes to android…….its open source …backed by Google. I do not own any android but extensively played on fren's phone & also used in my hd2. To be honest I do not like it a bit. Android is nth but a Linux version of PC. I used to have linux on my pc as a dual boot. This damn thing is not usable in day to day life. I kept for few months & uninstalled it. I'm glad that I took it off. I do not believe in free stuffs anyway. I do not say linux is bad but its simply pain azz in to work with. I do not underestimate the power of linux ….even google's server is based on linux. Its just like win 6.5 mobile…..need to do lots of extra things to even simple stuffs. There are lots of ppl of boast about having linux as a OS……in reality they are simply trying to show off that they are geeky. Just by saying I use linux make ppl feel that they are great, techy. They install linux as a dual boot and they never use it in reality due to its complexity. What I am saying is …android is open source & free. And there is no such thing like FREE LUNCH. So android will never catch up with apple's IOS. Android will always follow apple's azz. As of today's date………..if you rank mobile OS…the number one is Apple's OS, second is Android, third is Win7, fourth is blackberry.
But my prediction is that WIn7 will overtake android & take 2nd spot very soon. In the end there will be only two mobile big OS(Apple vs MS) competing each other. The rest android & blackberry …simply fade away. I won't be surprised if win7 overtake IOS in 1-2 yrs.
PS: I am not talking in favor of Apple (actually I do not own any apple's product so far)………but I'm really impressed & like their idea & concept about keeping things SIMPLE.
Saeed - Iran, 29 Oct 2010I dont have access to the first phone. And I think this is a software issue. One of my friends... moreI have the UK factory unlocked version of this phone
So I am now running ROM version 3.14.405.2
That ROM has a 3.04SPL & the 220.127.116.11 4Radio
The manila is 2.5.20181527.0
What are you running? Any ROM version under 1.66 should be updated.
btw why did you have to get a next one?
Anthony, 29 Oct 2010try the battery from the first one in the new phone. that way you will know if the problem is ... moreI dont have access to the first phone. And I think this is a software issue. One of my friends had a similar problem ,and the device was send for repair, it was fixed with a software upgrade. whats the manila version on your phone?