Just a couple of days ago, we witnessed WP7.8 surface on the HTC HD7. The Internet exploded in happiness (especially those about to slam their devices against the wall for not being eligible for upgrades, courtesy of Microsoft). The ROM became wildly popular within a short period of time and was scattered across the web, and obviously, across XDA. One thing that we have learned over the last couple of years is the fact that if the OS can be ported to anything, the HTC HD2 should be able to run it. Needless to say, this still holds true even for the brand new and unreleased Windows Phone 7.8 operating system. XDA Forum Member pdaimatejam brings joy to all the customers who bought this device back in 2010 who expected nothing less from the talented developers in this area of the site.
The ROM is loaded with tons of tweaks, apps (several from the Lumia series), and more. However, the most important feature to point out is the fact that the ROM is fully unlocked, which means that you will get all the functionality that Microsoft does not want you to have on a Windows Phone (i.e. file explorer, access to registry, theming, customization, and much more). The thread does not have any bugs reported so far, but do keep in mind that it does not mean it will be bug free (it is a port after all, on a device that should have ceased to exist about 1.5 years ago).
Please make sure that if you take it for a spin, that you also report any and all bugs that you may encounter. Also, make sure that you follow all the installation instructions to ensure that you do not ruin your device by flashing it.
By pdaimatejam HD2 v8.5 ROM
Wp7.8 OS 7.10.8835.35
You can find more information in the original port thread.
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