Syrus, 04 Aug 2010 I still do not understand why win mob/htc make diff version phone for diff region. Its so pai... moreYo
Not because the ROM has a country version does not mean it will not work in a next country the HD2 is also a world phone. its quad band for 2G and you can buy it unlocked by paying the full price. Don’t get language and functionality mixed up. I understand what you are saying about the one language per ROM thing. But that does not mean if you buy a phone with an English ROM it will not work in a Spanish country. And which of us uses 3G outside of there home network?
When you are traveling abroad, wouldn’t you rather a phone that can still make calls with a low cell signal, rather than one that has quad band 3G but needs a good signal or a special way to hold it in order for the person on the next side to hear you?
I still do not understand why win mob/htc make diff version phone for diff region. Its so pain in neck if you need to change language. Why don't they learn from iphone & symbian……..just go to setting and change language…..its so simple & make sense. With htc….forget it…..diff rom for diff region. Same shit with PC also…unless you buy windows7/vista Ultimate. This world is our home & we are the citizen of the world. Iphone4 can be used all over the world as it is quad band gprs & 3g as well. I think all phone should be like that. Sick & tired of american version…asian version….european version.
HD2, 04 Aug 2010People, Have you heard about about restart issue on HD2? It happens when temperature is above ... moreWhere you get that crap from?
I live in the Caribbean. All we have is hot sun or rain and my phone, friends and wife don’t shot off or restart because of heat. there is one heat issue... if charging, the battery will stop charging and the charge light will flash orange and green until it cools, then it will start to charge again. This can happen if you had it on the dash of a car in hot sun when it was not moving, for example.
For those of you that don’t know, the metal batter cover is used as a heat sync to dissipate heat from the CPU to the air outside, so it is suppose to get hotter the more the CPU is being used. That is how the CPU is cooled in a phone this thin with such a fast CPU and still be functional.
Jack, 04 Aug 2010Hello Anthony,
I already have a HD2 since few months it came with 1.66.707 WWE stock ROM,just... moreYou are getting that incompatible message because you are trying to download the wrong region/provider ROM. the ROM.
Your wife ROM is 1.48 which you should upgrade but what you did not look at is the region/provider/language code, which is the next 3 numbers.
Eg. Yours is 707 (which is the English Asian version) so an upgrade for your phone would have a newer version number but still have the .707. Region code.
Now look at your wife phone and see what her region/provider code is and try to download the matching one from HTC.
Note: at the top of the main HTC page you can pick countries, some Countries have different region codes ROMs from others.
I already have a HD2 since few months it came with 1.66.707 WWE stock ROM,just yesterday got another one unlocked brand new for my wife this time it came with 1.48 WWE stock ROM,I went to the HTC support website tried to update it to the same ROM as mine which was available there,but every time I enter the S/N rejects it saying it is incompatible with my device.any idea what can I do?BTW.the S/N is:SH07FNW10323.
thank in advance in anyway you can help.
People, Have you heard about about restart issue on HD2? It happens when temperature is above 30C degree. Is it winter phone or what?
If you know the Why it happens please reply my post
This is a good phone but plagued with a bad OS. It keeps on freezing and being slow. This is my 10th hard reset know.....
JJ, 03 Aug 2010I am yet to decide on my next smartphone.I will need the mail extensively while travelling. Si... moreI have sold and owned almost every smart phonr ever created, lol. this i sby far ( after they wotked out all the initial issues ) is the best phone / basically pocket laptop i have ver used!!! i log into my home computer, get all my emails on the go evry 30 mins , great for movies and music. Its everything you need a small package with a LARGE screen!!!!1 go for it. Only other phone as good is evo 4g but this is still faster and its basically the sme thing witha a crap service and android which is great but soon u can dual boot your windows os which i use for business along with a version of androis that you will ber able to hack onto the hd2 ery soon its in the works. you cant beat this phone with a wooden stick, haha....good luck!!!
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2010where do you get the Windows Mobile Device Center from ROM is 1.48.405.2 (71294) WWE - ROM dat... moreI tried to go into details but it got blocked.
1. Google WMDC and click on the Microsoft link.
2. the most up to date ROM for 405.2 is 1.66 and is on the UK site with no provider branding in the name.
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2010where do you get the Windows Mobile Device Center from ROM is 1.48.405.2 (71294) WWE - ROM dat... moreOk .405.2 is a UK ROM the same as my phone. (1.48 is the 2nd ROM that came out for that version)
The latest ROM for .405.2 is 1.66
Here is the link for WMDC
To get the right ROM go to
Pick United Kingdom as your country
Go to the support tab
Pick HTC HD2 as your product
Lick on download for the ROM with no provider name. the date of it is 2010-01-25
If you have outlook on your PC you can use Windows Mobile Device Center to sync with it to backup your contacts, email, task, calendar, favorites, and more. Or just use the myphone software that came with the phone to backup to the cloud (don’t use both or you will end up with duplicate data when you restore.) updating your ROM will wipe your internal storage and set the phone back like it was the first time you were using it.
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Anthony, 03 Aug 2010Before you can update you rom there are some things you need to know and do. 1. You must have... morewhere do you get the Windows Mobile Device Center from ROM is 1.48.405.2 (71294) WWE - ROM date is 11/18/09
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2010anthony what i'm looking to do is update the music stabilty that they have on htc and the offi... moreBefore you can update you rom there are some things you need to know and do.
1. You must have Windows Mobile Device Center installed on your PC. (It is needed to sync/install the ROM from your PC to the phone.)
2. You need to know what ROM is on your phone now. So you will know what country to pick from the home page of the HTC site in order to see the correct ROM update for your phone. (all HTC HD2’s don’t come with the same ROM)
3. When you find your ROM on the site to download all the writing above it is the instructions on how to install it so please read.
4. The file is an (.exe) so if you downloaded it with a download manager and getting a next file ending or wrong file size…. Don’t use that download manager.
Have you done all that I mentioned above?
JJ, 03 Aug 2010I am yet to decide on my next smartphone.I will need the mail extensively while travelling. Si... moreYou are comparing win mob vs BB vs Android. It's matter of personal preference. I have hd2 now and the reason I went with it is….big screen(browsing on opera is great) , built quality(its like tank) & MS office(need for my work). If you are a google guy…go with android. One big downside on android is…..battery life. Android is like hummer. On the other hand….BB is little out-dated but damn stable & their security & messaging is second to none. And do not forget bb keyboard (way better than virtual keyboard). New BB OS6 is on the way.
Choice is difficult but I recommend…..BB 9780(upcoming device) as I'm also going to get one of this. I'm just tired of touch screen. Its not reliable at all …esp with win mob. I pull out my hd2 from my pocket every minutes …just to see its not hanged or frozen. I do not want to miss my calls & messages. Apart from this hanging diseases, hd2 is the beast. But in the end of day…this is only mobile phone……..Main job of phone is…. to able to place/receive calls & sms.
Anthony, 03 Aug 2010what ROM you have now and what ROM you want to install? (official or cooked) anthony what i'm looking to do is update the music stabilty that they have on htc and the offical ROM
Its difficult to find something perfect, but i can assure that HD2 will not dissappoint..just go for it as its a brilliant phone.
I had a hold and play around with this phone today, it's good, and the net browsing is awesome. BUT, I didn't like the Windows OS.
I am yet to decide on my next smartphone.I will need the mail extensively while travelling. Since I've been using a windowns phone I am pretty uded to the HTC. Have managed to narrow down the list between HTC HD2/BB 9700/HTC Legend.
Can anybody suggest pros/cons and simplify my decision