Bora, 16 Feb 2010Hi,
Just been using the HD2 for 2 days now. Previously I had an iphone 3GS. I was bored bec... moreYou are right, if you look at the screen at the right angle you can see the touch grid points. it does look big but not as big as 5mm/0.5cm
And as for having to zoom-in to tap a link..... That is a setting in Opera, not a fault in the screen.
If you use skyfire browser you will see you don’t have to zoom-in to tap links.
Or if you use “BsB tweaks” to turn on “Opera link Click” you will see you don’t have to zoom in to click a link in Opera as well.
From the base of my palm to the tip of my index finger is 22cm and I have no problem sliding my fat tomb on the letter index that is to the right of “all people” without it dialling a person. And on the favourite people tap of the UI, i can tap their names to get into their info without dialling, which is what will happen if i tap the picture above the name.
Is your rom 1.43?
High Tech, 16 Feb 2010Well I tried one last cooked ROM "Touch-IT BL - Updated with build 21892 & 23534"... moreLOL you have turned into a cooked ROM junky.
I was just like you with my HTC TOUCH HD.
Have fun an keep the forum up-to-date with your findings.
It is appreciated
High Tech, 16 Feb 2010#3 If HTC comes out and says there will be now update to WM7 for the HD2, I will more likely j... moreDon’t worry if it can be done, you know XDA will do it first, long before you get it from HTC. So at lest you will get to try it. Now those are the cooked ROMs i will want to try every one that comes out. Not the cooked ROMs you are seeing now.
And i think you meant 1GB to 2GB RAM and 8GB – 32GB ROM. Having 32mb of RAM and 2mb ROM would put you back in cell phone Stone Age. lol.
Well I tried one last cooked ROM "Touch-IT BL - Updated with build 21892 & 23534". They have two versions 21892 and 23534. Tried the 23534 (WM6.5.X), but the sync didn't work on it. It synced the first time around, but started to freeze on syncing after setup. Also you couldn't open Word Doc's either (from file explor or sense tab. So I tried version 21892, and it's working like a Charm so far.... It auto sync's with no problems so far. It's very fast also. Now these ROM's doesn't unlock the added RAM, which is a bummer, but it works well. Also they've added some nice app's as well like (Flashlight, Recso File Explorer, PPCPimBackup, CorePlayer, Pocket RAR, and xdaShutdown to name a few app's). Also it has some custom folders and icons.... It looks really nice as well. Will post on it some more after I use it.
Anthony, 16 Feb 2010what i think after watching the 3 hour windows mobile 7 video.
Windows mobile 7 UI is a big... more#3 If HTC comes out and says there will be now update to WM7 for the HD2, I will more likely jump to another manufacturer. I will not pay $800+ for another HTC phone, when I can see what other players will bring out for WM7???? I saw somewhere on the web that LG has a nice WM7 phone coming out, and who knows what Sony, and Samsung will come out with?????
I was hoping to get a feel for WM7 on the HD2, before I went out and purchased another phone (Mid 2011 or 2012), to see what the other players will bring to the table. I must for me will be more RAM (8MB to 32MB), ROM (1MB to 2MB), HD video (play and rec), and a HDMI port to play on TV (TV out)........
High Tech, 15 Feb 2010Looks like WM7 want have customization for the likes of HTC, Samsung, Sony, etc.?????? I think... morewhat i think after watching the 3 hour windows mobile 7 video.
Windows mobile 7 UI is a big jump if you had a phone that only had the windows mobile 6.5 UI
But the HD2 has the Sense UI and most of the things i see in the raw win mo 7 UI, I already do in the HTC Sense UI. So the only thing i was impressed by in the 3 hour video was the Zune and the xbox live coming to the OS.
But 3 things I'm thinking about after that video.
1. One of their OEM’s is HTC and they said there OEM’s will be able to add to the phone. So i hope HTC will make a stunner UI to go over 7 because right now the (Sense UI on 6.5) is going neck and neck with the (Win Mo UI on 7) in terms of how you access info.
2. Once again there is going to be no adobe flash support by default (even thou they said they will not object to the OEM adding it after.) so i really hope HTC adds it because the Core of the OS looks good but there is still allot of room for improvement. What i see their cold have been on the market last year and i would have said WoW, not the end of this year 2010.
3. It was said that all phones will have capacitive screens & 3 physical keys (start, search and back) well....... the HD2 does not have a search Key, so where will that put us in terms of an upgrade ROM? Will HTC find a way around that, like how they found a way to make a capacitive screen work on 6.5 which has no capacitive support? Or will they say there is going to be no win mo 7 upgrade for the HD2? Hummmmm.... we will just have to wait and see.
Just been using the HD2 for 2 days now. Previously I had an iphone 3GS. I was bored because of the limitations of the iphone like not being able to pick my own ring tone, unless I buy it from apple and etc. And yes I know about jailbreak and all, but you know what I mean. HD2 is better in many aspects, fantastic screen resolution, BIG screen, better looking design, open file system etc. But it is also a poor imitation of the iphone. Scrolling list, pictures, look the same but not feel the same, not intuitive at all. The worst is the touch screen, it is made of 0,5 cm2 sized touch spots, you can not touch anything small without touching everything around. Especially the links in a web page without zooming in first. You can not scroll thru your contact list without accidentally dialling someone. I can't tell how annoying the touch screen is if you are used to iphone. I expected much better from HTC for this price label.
Anthony, 15 Feb 2010 No that’s not entity what I’m saying.
Your Phone has a old 1.43 ROM the new ROM on line is 1... moreHi Anthony,
Just saw ur post regarding ROM upgrade of 'uk based' cell phones, i've been facing same problem regarding upgrade and it can't let me upgrade because of so called 'digital signature' as i am on o2.
Can you tell me the detail procedure how to change from SPL to HSPL?
thanks in advance!
Looks like WM7 want have customization for the likes of HTC, Samsung, Sony, etc.?????? I think that's why WM6.5 will still be available in conjunction with WM7. So it looks like U as a consumer will have to decide on user customization (WM6.5) or WM7 which is not fully customizable??????? Guess we will have to see what HTC will do for the HD2. I hope the HD2 will get the update to WM7???? All phones will have WM7 (doesn't say Business or Media WM7 versions) experience. What it looks like will diff the WM7 experience is the Hardware that the manufactures will bring to the table????? What do U guys and gals think of WM7??????? It's HERE..........
Anonymous, 15 Feb 2010Thanks for the response Anthony.If i hack the phone by replacing the SPL with HSPL, I guess i ... moreYou can always go back to SPL if you change to HSPL. I've changed my HD2 to HSPL and can load whatever ROM I want..... I still can load HTC ROM's as well. If something was to happen to my phone, I can put SPL back on and send into HTC for repairs...... Hopefully that want happen..??? I saw give it a try????????
Anthony, 15 Feb 2010 No that’s not entity what I’m saying.
Your Phone has a old 1.43 ROM the new ROM on line is 1... moreThanks for the response Anthony.If i hack the phone by replacing the SPL with HSPL, I guess i would void my warranty ?????
how do i get the HSPL ????
High Tech, 15 Feb 2010Here's the link: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/windowsphone/liveEvent.aspxI like the UI of WM7 just the way it is.... Wonder how HTC will skin it for HD2????????
Here's more shots of WM7:
I like the UI of WM7 just like it is..... Wonder how HTC will skin it????????
Well went back to HTC stock ROM 1.66. Miri ROM's and Duttys ROM's weren't stable enough on my phone for everyday use. The Miri ROM v2 was working, but couldn't sync properly. I sync with my Laptop alot, and I need that function to work 100%. Miri needs to work on that in the ROM. Other than that it worked fine........SAW video of WM7, and I cannot wait for it. See my previous post for link, and CHECK it out???????? Post wait U think of WM7?????????????????????????
Anonymous, 15 Feb 2010Hi, Anthony, let me start by thanking you for all your help so far . I just read your response... more No that’s not entity what I’m saying.
Your Phone has a old 1.43 ROM the new ROM on line is 1.66
1.43 has alot of underling issues. I would know this because just like you my phone was also from the UK and had 1.43. The difference is, i imported my phone from www.clove.co.uk and their phones come with factory UK software ROM’s, yours came with a T Mobile software ROM.
When i go to HTC UK webpage and put in my serial number it lets me download the 1.66 ROM (which i did)
If you put in your serial number it will not let you download the 1.66 ROM (try it and see for yourself)
Hotfix files don’t look at serial numbers so both You & I can get that from HTC.
You may think “well ill get a serial number from a phone with a UK Factory ROM so i can do the download and put it on my phone”
And you would get the download that way but........... Your T Mobile software ROM has a digital signature and the HTC software ROM also has a Digital signature.
There is a small program hidden in the hardware ROM called SPL and its job is to look at the digital signatures of any software ROM you try to upload to the phone to see if the signature of the software ROM already on the phone is a match with the signature of the Software ROM you want to put on the phone. (And that is where you will get blocked once again.)
But as i also said it that post your read. “You will have to hack it to get the factory ROM on it.”
What you do in the hack is to replace the SPL with a HSPL and that HSPL does not do a signature check so it will let you install any software ROM you want.
When you open touch X task manager tap on the name of the app you want to switch to not the “X”
The “X” is to close the app.
Anthony, 15 Feb 2010Please give yourself a name. It doesn’t even have to be you real name just give yourself one. ... moreOk Anthony from now on my name is Krai.i jus 1 2 thank 4 ur ur link.where ur country?
Anthony, 15 Feb 2010I hope you are not the same person i told go read? Because if you are, you had the phone less ... moreThanks Anthony.
I installed, 20/12 -09 Touch X longpress sendkey Alt tab.cab.
The other (ArkSwitch_v1_0_1.CAB) needed .net latest 3.5 version, and i read it makes phone a bit slower even if u install in phone memory.
Which is best registry editor and explorer?
Resco seems paid version.
There seems almost 82 tweaks.
Thanks for the support.
High Tech, 15 Feb 2010Just say video of WM7 phone. It looks "INCREDITABLE". The desktop is a live feed des... moreHere's the link:
Just say video of WM7 phone. It looks "INCREDITABLE". The desktop is a live feed desktop (Facebook, Office, etc.). It's based on tiles (live feeds). I love the Zune interface for music and movies. Also sync music is VERY easy to do. WM7 will be GREAT........Cannot wait to get it on HD2.......Should be available for holiday season 2010...............................
Hi, Anthony, let me start by thanking you for all your help so far . I just read your response regarding the rom. I got my phone form UK T Mobile and the rom version is 18.104.22.168(70315)WWE & DATE 10.28.09. Are you saying because my phone is tmobile branded i wouldn't be able to download the rom upgrades and fixes on the htc websites ???????
Also i downloaded an app FtouchSL so i can scroll when using Pocket Esword but after installing the app it affects the scrolling on the phone. Can u help ?????
I have also installed touch x task manager but i still can't move between opened apps. I can close app but can't move between them. Ple help. Thanks