I've been using this phone for almost a year & I loved it so much. It's BIG & fast. I've even installed android 2.2 as the second OS & now I can enjoy it even more. Bottomline, it's a good phone.
Looks like GetfreeMP3 that is on Omarket is a Basic version
You only get 5 searches a day :(
You have to pay for the Pro version
Hi Guys & Gals
I just tried ďGetfreeMP3Ē itís a program for your phone that does what the name says and it is working well. I fond it on Omarket.
Anonymous, 03 Nov 2010Anthony, you can easily debrand a handset by simply installing a custom Rom. Just go to www.xd... moreI know you can debrand a branded HD2 but theses are my reasons for saying it is better to buy factory unlocked (if you donít need the USA T-mobile version)
1. Most cooked ROMs have things striped out of them. What if I want those things that where striped out?
2. Provider Branded ROMs are always last to get updated by HTC.
3. HSPL versions are only updated after a new SPL comes out. The new 3.14ROM has a 3.03 SPL and to date there is no 3.03HSPL so every one I have tried to help get the 3.14ROM on there phone using HSPL3 has ended up losing ROM space and ended up going back to there old ROM to get back there space.
4. a lot of provider branded ROMs have no update at all, so there is no where for you to download a original copy if you do decide to install HSPL. What is going to happen if something goes wrong with your phone and you have to send it back? You have no Original ROM and SPL to put back on.
5. If you feel like putting a cook ROM on a factory unlocked phone that I easy to do as well.
6. Most people that complain that the phone is crap, have one with a provider branded ROM.
7. some of the new provider branded phones canít be unlocked using the SD card method, (you get an error)
I say better be safe than sorry and buy the factory unlocked one if you can afford it.
Rinzy, 03 Nov 2010Hey Anthony,Any ideas as to when will be CHT V2 Final released? Did you try CHT V2 Beta? Is it... moreI have no idea when CHT V2 final will be coming out.
Yes I am using CHT V2 Beta and the matching CHTEditor and its gooooooood.
Love the new state indicators quick links. My first row of quick links is filled withÖ.
(Memory Load, Process Count, Free Main Storage, Battery Temp, Battery Life) with them there I was able to un-install to taskbar programs I used before. For monitoring the phone vitals
1. The CHT lock screen is still buggy on my phone (some times it will not fully wake up when you press the power button ) so I donít use it.
2. there is a bug in setting the Row count, where you have to set it in CHTEditor and Edit Home Layout in order for it to behave correctly
other than those 2 things the rest works good for me.
Read the know bug/fix report on cookies site before you install.
There is also a user manual for download.
Hi again ! I've been using Android 2.2 Froyo on my HD2 for a while, and I like it much more than Windows Mobile, I really realised that in Android the softwares and the games are much more better than those from WM. The Browser on the Android supports flash, and it's even smoother & faster. The 3D games like NFS Shift are just amazing and really far more better than the 3D games on WM.... So, I'm still looking forward about how to make my HD2 to start only with Android, I mean, when I turn on my HD2, to boot up only with Android, and to have Windows Mobile completely deleted from my HD2... I don't know if this is possible, but I'm also wondering about this and I want to ask you guys the same question if it's possible to do this .... or if there are some special ROMs with Android, which can be installed over the current ROM with WM, so in this way Android may replace WM ? ... Please someone explain to me if this could be done, or at least if it is possible...
Anthony, 02 Nov 2010If you are buying online
The only way is to ask the seller.
I Got it from www.clove.co.uk fr... moreAnthony, you can easily debrand a handset by simply installing a custom Rom. Just go to www.xda-developers.com and look in the forums for HTC HD2 Leo, from there just download a custom Rom and follow the instructions in the thread on how to install the custom Rom. Energy Rom is my personal favourite but search YouTube for a more detailed look into a Rom before you install it. This is what I did and the t-mobile brand is now totally removed. There is also what is called a goldcard debrand. This leaves you phone the same it is but just removes the branding and all done from your memory card. Again, search xda-developers for instructions but easily done.
The HD2 is the most customizable handset on the markeg.
Hey Anthony,Any ideas as to when will be CHT V2 Final released? Did you try CHT V2 Beta? Is it better than 1.8.5?
John, 02 Nov 2010Gee, thanks guys (Anthony, High Tech) im so buying this phone now.. So after iv bought it wha... moreSee Anthony app list.. I have some of his listed apps, but you really have to just see what apps you need, and put them on your phone... That's the beauty og the HD2... You can make it like you want (not locked down like others)....
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2010Smashing handset. Almost identical to the new HTC hd7 for specs, screen size, look and even th... moreThis is definately a phone. I also had HTC HD2, switched over to desire & samsung i9000 & back to HTC HD2. As for as battery is concerned, pls note that there are options to have the extended battery from HTC & others like mugen power. I have just got the mugen power extended battery of 2600mah capacity. Really an awesome as this battery comes with a extended cover case & a holster as well ! My suggestion is while buying a phone, one must consider whether that phone has the cabability of getting the extended battery. As i personally think that a phone without a extended battery specially the one with big display is useless or like a brick! Look at HTC Desire, while this has the option of better h/w, but battery sucks ! to add to this, the battery design is placed in such a manner that a third party battery will not practically fit... just think.. rgds..
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2010I'm looking to buy a new one soon
If you are buying online
The only way is to ask the seller.
I Got it from www.clove.co.uk from there itís the factory unlocked UK version. (And no I do not live in the UK)
If you are going to a store ask to see the demo version
Then go to settings>About phone>Software information (you will see the full ROM version in there.)
Do a google search for the ROM # and you should find out what version of the phone it is. Then you can go to the HTC site for that country of origin and see if there are ROM updates.
If you have the balls you can even write down the S/N from the back of the box or under the battery and when you go to the correct HTC country web site, test to see if the S/N lets you download the latest ROM if there is one available.
Take my stupid advice, if you have the money, say away from provider Branded HD2ís. The only time I would say go with the Branded one is if you live in the USA and you want 3G usage then you have to get the US T-mobile version. (You have no choice then.)
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-Honeycomb-Pacific-version-Crystal/dp/B0007PLUWA/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1288727950&sr=8-22
4. 3.14ROM (if you canít 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 (itís 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.......