hohoho, 13 Dec 2010yea . how is the audio quality+camera and internet browsing .i also been using Windows mobile for many years and agree with everything Stuart said.
just want to add to it.
i find that once you leave more than 10% of internal storage free & update your ROM to 1.66 or newer,freezing never happens.
if your into music, you Going to have to buy some good ear buds. the one it comes with songs very tin-pan like.
because Android 2.2 has flash in its browser i find that better for some web sites so i dual booted my phone, so i can use the web browser from android 2.2 when i need flash.
hohoho, 13 Dec 2010yea . how is the audio quality+camera and internet browsing .hello,
I've been using HD2 for about a year now, found it to be the best of all the Windows PDA or smartphone that I've owned since 2001. My opinion to your questions:
Quite OK to me, treble's a little on the high side to me. Some guys might like it (they say it's clearer) but I'm not that type, I found it too hard for my ear but still it's OK. Loudness to me is also acceptable. I've heard my friend's Nokia phone which has very loud sound but usually when it's too loud, the bass would sound breaking, I guess it's always a compromise as all phones have small speakers anyway. Overall, my personal rating is 8 out of 10 for sound quality base on music playing via built in speaker.
Quite all right to me. If you manage your expectation well, that is not to expect much, I believe you can accept it's quality without a problem. Personally I'm happy with it as it is - just treating it as a secondary camera to my digital cam.
The screen is however above my expectation, much better than my friend's Xperia and Iphone 3GS when viewing the youtube. I believe the Motorola ZN5 has one of the best 5 MP cam for a mobile, better than even Samsung's 8 MP as reviewed. Overall my personal rating, 8 out of 10 on this one. It has a built in flash with dual LEDs so it's definitely a plus here, brighter than many phones and can double as a torchlight at dark places. (with Torchbright software) Very handy & useful to me.
This is one of my favorite on this phone. The big screen 4.3", the Opera 9.7, the Youtube, this is where I spent alot of time with. Clarity is good, in fact better than good but not the best yet. People are talking about HD (high definition) these days so don't compare it with a HD. It'll be the best for the non HDs. Coupled with the big screen, you'll enjoy viewing it than most of the other 3.5" screens.
If you are talking about the speed of website browsing between pages, I would say it's good. However, the connection speed is a totally different issue all together as it depends on whether you are on wifi or paid broadbands. The only down part is Opera does not have flash players in it to allow clips viewing like a PC but I guess it won't be long, some guys would be able to solve it soon in the near future.
This phone is cheap now and really worth buying. Depending on the OS preference yourself, if you like Windows, this is the best buy. HD7 has about the same specs but with Windows Phone 7 OS which is much costlier but smoother than this by a small margin but basically similar in exterior design so it's your call. If you like Iphone or Android then I think you won't buy this one. These are all good phones, it's only a matter of which type of OS you want .... I've been using Windows since 2001 so maybe because of this, I still stick to Windows. Just don't install too many unwanted third party softwares to the phone and you should be alright, my HD2 didn't hang on me much and is stable. That saying, I still have quite a bit of softwares in it and so far it's been pretty stable. I'm looking out and monitoring WP7 and Android as my next upgrade in the future, for Iphone, it's not my cup of tea. I must say Iphone did a wonderful job in marketing but I'm not sold on their products.
Whatever you choice, it should be good for you, go with your heart and not hearsay. Good luck to you.
is this phone good in internet ? sound ? camera ? im interested in this phone . reply please ....
Anthony, 10 Dec 2010Dude, we don’t even live in the same country. And if you buy a US T-mobile HD2 your phone wil... moreHmmmm ok i kinda got most of what you said but i do have a t-mobile sim/plan so do you think it's best i get the t-mobile one and if yes, will I be able to install android or update the firmware/os whatever it's called. I did some youtubing and i saw people doing nuff tings with the t-mobile one so tell me what you think
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2010thanks. it worked.
on a separate subject, the link to downloading the Android you gave earl... morethe link i gave for Android on this forum works. i just clicked on it. what link did you click on?
by the way if your ROM is older than 1.66 forget trying to install Android till you update your HD2 ROM.
Anthony, 12 Dec 2010With the phone not connected to a PC, power off the phone.
Hold the both volume keys (up &... morethanks. it worked.
on a separate subject, the link to downloading the Android you gave earlier is not working, could you please advise if there is another one
HTC lover, 12 Dec 2010Greetings readers
My htc HD2 keep on restarting, this thing happened 2 weeks ago until toda... morehas it always been doing this?
is your battery cover "VERY HOT" when it happens?
demilade, 12 Dec 2010@anthony
thanks. but please tell me how to do a key factory resetWith the phone not connected to a PC, power off the phone.
Hold the both volume keys (up & down)
Power on the phone (still holding the volume keys)
You should be taken to a screen with 4 color bands then to a gray screen with blue writing.
Release the volume keys then. And follow the on screen instructions.
If you get stuck on the screen with the 4 color bands, it means you were not hold the volume keys properly. Remove the battery and try again.
Note: I find it easier to hold both volume keys with the battery cover off.
I hope before this happened you had set up a "MyPhone" account to backup you data online. Because this is going to wipe everything on your internal memory. Remember to update your ROM after this. To version 1.66 or newer. Or if you use a pass key again on your old ROM, a simple thing as a soft reset could lock you out again. NO JOKE
demilade, 12 Dec 2010could anyone please help!!! i have had my HD2 for about 6 months now with no problem but today... moreyou have to do a volume key factory reset. the problem you have is common in phones with ROMs older than 1.66.
so when you get back into your phone, you should update your ROM from the htc site or stop using pass key lock.
could anyone please help!!! i have had my HD2 for about 6 months now with no problem but today I turned it on after it turned off from low power overnight but it is no longer recognising my screenlock password. it keeps saying it's the wrong pin and would not let me into the phone....
My htc HD2 keep on restarting, this thing happened 2 weeks ago until today, i've using it for 6months now..
its make me sick & its really annoyed me, sometime i have to remove the battery & restart it again.. i've tried to reset/reformat it, but it doesn't help..
Anthony, 12 Dec 2010ProjectCM3
If you are still up to installing 3.14
Below are the steps... to try and get your... moreI'm up for it. I just have some work to do and after I'm done and over with it, I'll start on the instructions that you provided me with. I'll keep you updated ASAP.
Thanks again. I greatly appreciate it.
ProjectCM3, 11 Dec 2010PB81100 HX-BC
Hope it helps.ProjectCM3
If you are still up to installing 3.14
Below are the steps... to try and get your phone SPL and radio versions changed over to the UK version. And from then you should be able just to install 3.14 the normal way. I will give you a SN to download it if, we get the SPL and radio version to change.
1.Install HSPL3 on your phone. (the info is on the post to you, with time stamp 2010-12-12 00:06)
2.When that is done go into the boot loader (using the volume down) and see if the info on the colored bands now have a line with HSPL in it)
Note: Doing the above will let your phone install any ROM using a 2.08 SPL or lower, but 3.14 ROMs have a 3.03 SPL. That is why we can’t install it just yet.
The steps below are where to will attempt to clear your internal ROM IMG and replace it with a complete UK ROM IMG (not just the OS change alone.)
3. Use a program called “7zip” or any decompression program to extract the files in the “RUU_Leo_HTC_WWE_1.48.405.2_Radio_Signed_15.28.50¬.07U_2.05.51.05_2_Ship.exe” you have on your PC.
link for 7zip
4. In the extracted files, find and rename the file RUU_signed.nbh to LEOIMG.nbh
5. Copy LEOIMG.nbh to the root of the Phone’s SD card.
Note: The File size should be about 272mb. Remove the SD from the phone before doing the step below.
6. Download the “Task 29” utility from the link below
Read the full instructions on the page (not just what is in RED)
You can also watch the youtube tutorial video
The task 29 download is in the link under “Repack by shaDrac”
Once you have done the “Task 29” your phone should have no ROM or image on it..
Note: don’t hold the volume key as the instructions said because we are going to put back the ROM using the file you put on your SD.
7. With the phone off and disconnected from the PC, put back in the SD card. Hold the “volume down” key and power on the phone. When you see the colored bands release the volume key. A Grey screen with the words loading should come up after followed by a next gray screen with blue writing. That is the ROM installation interface (when you are doing it from the SD). Follow the on screen instructions.
8. When it is done remove the battery to restart the phone. The phone will now start like you are using it for the first time.
9. Remove or rename the LEOIMG file that is on the SD so it will not be active whenever you go into the bootloader. Power off the phone and go back into the bootloader (using the volume key) and let me know what are the words you see on the colored bands now.
Note: there should no longer be a line with HSPL in it.
Once this works I will give you a SN to download 3.14.405.2 from HTC and you will just have to install it the normal way.
(anthony.gsmarena”at” live .come) you can use that to get my attention to come to the forum if you have posted a question.
Anthony, 12 Dec 2010Did you go into settings of FIM and put your fb email address and password turn on Remember... moreif you did all that when you are connected you should see "Disconnect" as a option on your left soft key and "Sign in" when you are not connected on the same left soft key.
Karen, 12 Dec 2010hi, I have install FIM but it doesn't work, when I chat with my fren they can see my word but ... moreDid you go into settings of FIM and put your
fb email address and password
turn on Remember Me
Turn on Sign In Automatically
Turn on popup Notification
(and turn on all the other settings you want to use?)