I'm tired of this waiting game. I want to buy one good phone which is similar or better than HD2. After owning hd2 for 7-8 months, I do not want to buy my next phone which is inferior to hd2. But the problem is there is no other phone in the market that come close to hd2. The closest one I think of is iphone4…but everybody knows about apple's limitation & restriction and this has made me hesitant to buy iphone. Waited for win7…..nth special…it will take 3-4 yrs to mature. Win7 now is what iphone 3g was 3 yrs ago(no copy/paste, multitask, bluetooth transfer). Looks like I have to hd2 again.lol
Anthony, 10 Oct 2010Continuation of post with time stamp 2010-10-10 19:26….. Tip/trick to keep more free space on... moreWin7 is out....Are you going to upgrade? I think its not worth for hd2 users to upgrade. But win7 looks pretty slim & zippy....unfortunately MS is following Apple's footstep.
is the window mobile 6.5 can be upgrade to window mobile 7for this hd2?
A new Rom upgrade (3.14) has been released for the HTC HD2 of European Market! Check out the official HTC website to download it and please post the enhancements made in this upgrade. Thanks.
Well we've seen the latest WP7 devices today.... Nothing released today makes me say WOW I must have that phone..... Will be hanging onto my HD2 for sure now..... Will see what Android does, and what new Android phones are coming out???? Also will wait and see if Xda dev port WP7 OS to the HD2????? It sure can run it...... Why waste money on a WP7 device, when the HD2 is still one of the BEST out right now...........................
Amin, 10 Oct 2010To Anthony,
when i divert my other line to my line on HD2, there is not any sign to show t... moreAny one can correct me if I’m wrong.
But I was under the impression that what you are asking for is a feature your service provider has to offer, and not a feature of your phone itself.
well, now im more convinced than ever that wp7 can run on the hd2. the similarities in specs are incredible
android in hd2 consume too much battery than wm os....it ate my almost 8% of battery in 1 hr without even touching on it....i'm using official rom, with radio 2.12.***** any idea?? thnx
I also for the first time ever installed the Desire HD,on my HD2,though not my cup of tea,but was surprised how well the OS was.
now testing battery consumption...
Hi, my HD2 SD card is blocked, i cannot add files, delete files, or format the memory card. Could anyone advise please?
when i divert my other line to my line on HD2, there is not any sign to show that the incoming call is from the other diverted line. is it the way it is or i need to activate sth?
Anthony, 10 Oct 2010Continuation of post with time stamp 2010-10-10 14:42.....
If you read the link on what a S... moreContinuation of post with time stamp 2010-10-10 19:26…..
Tip/trick to keep more free space on your HTC HD2 in the memory storage petition of the ROM.
After doing the factory reset there are some more things you can do to free up more space and keep more space on theon the limited user space you are given, where every kb is a big deal.
a. Folder: My Device\Music
Delete the sample song folders.
b. Folder: My Device\My documents\My Pictures
Delete all or move to storage.
c. Folder: My Device\My documents\My wallpapers
Delete all or move to Storage.
d. Folder: My Device\My documents\My wallpapers
e. Folder: My Device\Program files
Delete the folder "copilot" if you don't use it.
f. Folder: My Device\Windows\Animated Wallpaper
Delete all or move to Storage.
g. Folder: My Device\Windows\
Delete Opera 9.exe (rom version will replace it don't worry)
h. Folder: My Device\Windows\
Delete OperaL.exe (rom version will replace it don't worry)
i. Folder: My Device\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Delete which ever shortcut you don't need.
j. Folder: My Device\Windows\Rings
Delete the Ring tones you don't use or move them to storage.
Move Opera Cache Files to Storage Card
Open Opera and type "opera:config" in the address bar. You'll then be in the config page. Find the section "User Prefs".
In there you should find something called "Cache Directory4". Just change that path to any directory in your storage card
(for example : "\Storage Card\OperaCache"). Scroll to bottom of page and hit Save.
4. Set your attachments in emails to go to the Storage Card.
Go the mail tab after you have setup an account and tap on..
Inbox>Menu>Tools>Options>Storage> and check the box that says “When available use this storage card to store attachments.
5. Go in the options of Word, Marketplace, Notes, footprints, voice recorder, Excel and any other program that has it and change the default save location to the Storage Card.
Save all your files on the memory card. Do not save anything to the internal storage.
6. If you have a large SD card and you do not remove it. Install all the programs that will let you do it, to the SD card.
To be continued... its Sunday and I’m going out now :)
Anthony, 10 Oct 2010Hi Lynn....
Here are the details..
Please read this and try to do as much of it as possible ... moreContinuation of post with time stamp 2010-10-10 14:42.....
If you read the link on what a SWAP file is, you already know it is kept on the hard drive. Or in the case of your window mobile phone, the part of the ROM used for “storage memory”. So imagine when you start your phone and have not done anything as yet, you have a small swap file but this SWAP file gets bigger when you are doing things on the phone and the OS see the need to make it bigger. What do you think happens when it tries to make the SWAP file bigger to run e.g. a video a play an audio file and only see there is only 10mb left on the phone? Let me tell you one of the things that start happening ...... rather than tell you it can’t do what you want it to do it starts shutting down things that it thinks you are not using at the time so it can free up space in the SWAP file without making it bigger. This works sometimes but most times it just shuts down something that is not important to what you are doing at the moment but is very important to the basic functionality of a PHONE.
Not knowing what is going on the first think an ignorant person will say is the HTC HD2 is no good and why “O” why did they buy it. But the fact is... if you left the space for the OS to function it would not start behaving unpredictable.
What is the solution?
Factory reset your ROM to its original state
And then do regular maintenance to keep the ROM organised and with enough free space for it to function properly.
To be continued......
Jack, 10 Oct 2010Anthony hi,
Today I have installed HSPL3 on my HD2,and also changed my Radio version into the... moreim useing Radio version 2.14.05.04 post the like to where you got your Radio.
thanks in advance
Lynn, 10 Oct 2010Thanks Anthony for quick reply.
have got 10 Mb free phone storage 110Mb memory card storage.
... moreHi Lynn....
Here are the details..
Please read this and try to do as much of it as possible to save yourself some headache with your HD2.
Your HD2 is running on an OS called “windows mobile” which when it was first created, was an attempt by Microsoft to make a version of “windows desktop” lite enough to work on a pocket-able device with very limited memory and storage space. Thus the name “Pocket PC” What this means is, most of the programming and the behaviour of the Mobile OS is similar to the Desktop OS (Seeing that a hard drive would not fit in a pocket size device a type of memory called “ROM” was used as long term storage. The ROM could be broken into 3 partitions storage/Program /ROMs because the type of ROM used is “EEPROM”)
The good: native windows files would open on the portable device without needing conversion first.
The Bad: the OS uses the SWAP file system for memory management which is not ideal for a portable device with limited storage space.
If you don’t know what a SWAP file is, read the entire article at the link below.
If you don’t understand the difference between ROM, ROMs, RAM & FLASH, which are all used by your HD2 please read the entire article at the link below.
When windows mobile was lunched it was not developed for cell phones and the programs were alot smaller than they are now, with very limited graphics. The OS was adopted by cell phones and 3rd party software advanced in parallel to hardware but the OS codes remained the same and there is where the problem is for people that don’t understand how it works.
If you look at the spec for the Desire HD and some other phones, there in no mention of the word ROM.
This is not because those devises don’t have a ROM, it’s because those devises don’t let the user install or copy/remove data from the ROM. instead they have separate memory for the user to access.
When people read that this phone has 512mb of ROM they assume that it is 512mb of space for them to use. Will that is WRONG thinking.
That ROM is broken into 3 parts.
1. The “ROMs” so you can restore the phone without having to hook it to a PC to upload the OS and more.
2. The “Program memory” this is where the programs, drivers, and OS are loaded when they are actually running.
3. The “Storage memory” this where you install programs and keep files (when you didn’t using the SD FLASH card). In newer smart phones together with phone OS they have realised it is SMARTER to put this part on a separate chip and not the same chip as the “ROMs” and the “Program memory”
So out of the 512mb only a small portion is left for you the user to access.
A well know rule of the windows OS is... never let ANY of your drives fall below 10% free space, it makes defragmenting the drive imposable and brings the system to a crawl or even crashing down.
This rule applies to the Windows mobile OS as well. So you try to never let the free space on your SD and ROM fall below 10%. Your ROM is 512mb, that works out to 511.2mb is the minimum free space you should have on the ROM at all times. You would not have to worry about this if the storage memory was separate from the ROMs and the program memory but because it’s all one ROM, if any part is seeing problems then the ROM is only as fast and stable as the weakest link.
To be continued...