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Great work done to port WP7 to HTC HD2, fully functional with sleek UI. HD2 is now your all-in-one mobile device.

By A.Judeh

ROM REVIEW: ►Windows Phone 7 for HTC HD2◄

3.4By A.Judeh January 17, 2011 07:22 AM

Htcpedia review:

ROM REVIEW: ►Windows Phone 7 for HTC HD2◄

Can we now announce the death of Windows Mobile 6.X on HTC HD2? Perhaps, Windows Phone 7 is a dramatic departure from the menu system of Windows Mobile. The stylish new OS is intuitive and enjoyable to use, and also easy to customize with apps and features. A hub system neatly arranges the core functions into logical areas. Web browsing on the streamlined Internet Explorer is now super quick, with an agile pinch-to-zoom action and simple bookmark management. Getting to the point quickly, Windows Phone 7 was recently ported to HD2 with a standalone ROM and a couple of impressive work performed by DFT to make this true for the HD2 devices. Microsoft made a hefty jump toward competing with other mobile operating systems and this is possible now to try on HTC HD2 devices.

You should carefully follow the steps required to totally activate your WP7 on HD2 including “Live” services. Before going to the download link let’s take a tour throughout the corridors of WP7 starting from Start Screen; swerving the grid of app icons adopted by its rivals, WP7’s Start screen is made up of constantly updated “live” tiles. Although not as flexible as Android’s approach, this arrangement is still highly customizable with phone features, apps, web links and individual contacts. Kudos to Microsoft for the fresh approach, but “pin” too many tiles on the home screen and you’ll be forever scrolling down to find the right one.

Six centralized hubs for People, Games, Music +Video, Pictures, Office and Market Place conveniently gather relevant info in one place. But rather than the needlessly fiddly submenus that characterized previous Windows Mobile incarnations, Microsoft has implemented ingenious, looped sliding screens that are actually fun to use and deliver a nice flow to the user experience.

Xbox Live
Those with exisiting Xbox Live accounts can log in and import their avatar and profile, ready to challenge fellow online Xboxers over 3G or Wi-fi, Live-compatible games are thin on the ground right now, but still some are able to challenge the iPhone for mobile fun.

Social Networking
Facebook is seamlessly integrated into the people hub, letting you post comments and add likes. But if you are after more functionality you should download the free Facebook app; designed around the hub’s sliding screen interface, it’s great to use.


Microsoft hasn’t wholly abandoned its productivity past, dedicating a hub to its Office suite. Here, Word and Excel documents can be created (although there is no cut and paste function) and PowerPoint files can also be viewed and edited.

Like a prettier, less immediate iTunes. It does have the edge with its Spotify-style ZunePass service which lets you stream music to your phone over 3G or Wi-fi for US$15/month.

Network Connections
Wi-fi and 3G/Edge/GPRS was easily and instantly turned on and off and worked quite smoothly. Bluetooth connection worked flawlessly and files transfer worked like silk.

Phone Setting
Where you can configure time, region/location, date, wallpapers, email accounts, brightness, theme, ringtones and sounds.

Loud, loud, loud. Sound is very high with new set of ringtones and alerts that can be configured (external ringtones cannot be added, why Microsoft?).

Don’t count on that! Make sure you have your digital camera with you. You can snap pictures nicely but you can’t rely on the quality.

Yes you will notice that the battery drains faster than how it was with Windows Mobile; especially if Wi-fi and Bluetooth are kept on all time.

Want to try some interesting Apps, then go for:

- Carney Vale Showtime (Game): Get ragdoll performer Sling through the ring of fire at the top of the screen.

- Twitter: Designed like the stylish looped sliding screen from the WP7 hubs. You can tweet, retweet and direct message your contacts.

- IMDb: Database full of movie trivia that uses your location to provide movie ShowTime around you.

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Comments (47)

By CiprianBunduc January 16, 2011 11:20 PM

where can I download ??


By Judeh January 17, 2011 04:00 AM


By trav34 January 17, 2011 03:55 AM

Dose the stocks hub work on this rom ?


By Judeh January 17, 2011 04:21 AM

working like charm, check attached screen shot.


By f628m January 17, 2011 05:00 AM

you can download form this link:


By Judeh January 18, 2011 05:56 AM

thanks for the addition


By mrmroshan January 17, 2011 12:44 PM

Please we need this rom for Touch hd t8282.


By Judeh January 18, 2011 05:55 AM

it is not possible, as the device hardware is not compatible


By kashif3 January 17, 2011 04:22 PM

i want to run it on my touch hd. plz tell me will it work?


By Judeh January 18, 2011 05:57 AM

on touch HD it wont work, ad the device hardware is not compatible.


By chrizt0s January 17, 2011 09:23 PM

the problem is contacting microsft customer service.
not all people live in us and uk.
wait for the keygen people cause without activation code is a dead end.


By Judeh January 18, 2011 05:35 AM

I called them from outside US and Europe and it just took me 10 minutes to give me Activation code on phone.


By Judeh January 18, 2011 10:19 AM

Just to emphasize, a friend in UK just got the Activation code.


By chrizt0s January 19, 2011 08:00 PM

Still cant get ativation code


By Judeh January 18, 2011 10:11 AM

Be aware: WP7 will format the SD card during the first boot.


By Judeh January 18, 2011 10:17 AM

Another WP7 download link:

MAGLDR 1.12 Download link:


By eyeimpress January 18, 2011 10:59 AM

Does this ROM run from SD card?


By Judeh January 18, 2011 11:50 AM

No. This ROM will totally replace WM 6.5


By raptorhtc January 18, 2011 05:22 PM

I'm enjoying WP7 on HD2, smooth "cotton" operating system


By Judeh January 18, 2011 06:15 PM

Good to hear that you managed to work it out.


By fergy January 18, 2011 10:11 PM

got it running on my htc hd2,nice and smooth but the ui looks boring and dated went back to a full android.
android is a jack of all trades and a master of none.


By Lacasadesusycarlos January 19, 2011 01:24 AM

i can't wait more for try this rom in my can download it please???


By zafar73 January 19, 2011 04:37 PM

Is there is a way to rollback to 6.5 from WP7 on HD2?


By Judeh January 19, 2011 04:49 PM

you can always flash any ROM through bootloader and you can rollback.


By kphtcp January 20, 2011 06:58 PM

Hi, i am running into all sorts of problems (atleast thats what i think). cant see that the internet is connected thru my data plan (except if i use wi-fi).. when i am trying to flash it back to 6.5.x, its not letting me do so. the device is not being recognized in ActiveSync. can you please please give some instructions to get back to my previous state.. Thanks much

By lcfuat January 20, 2011 09:43 AM

just flash with any 6.5 ROM.


By stevan_k January 23, 2011 08:17 AM

I can not flash with any rom because the phone can not connect to ActiveSync
Can you explain step by step how to do the return to the old rom?

By stevan_k January 23, 2011 08:19 AM

nowhere to be found in the wM7 options ActiveSync or when connected USB cable does not pop up option to select the mode of connecting ....

By zafar73 January 19, 2011 05:34 PM

Hi, after running *Install MAGLDR 1.12
Run ROMUpdateUtility.exe
it was done 100% but after system reboot it stuck on white screen showing HTC. Please help.


By zafar73 January 19, 2011 05:58 PM

OK, got it to work after updating SPL 2.08


By tini78vj January 20, 2011 06:51 AM

take a look #35, flash Radio Leo


By chrizt0s January 19, 2011 08:03 PM

man i did all ......... cant get activation code.. have any idea?


By Judeh January 19, 2011 08:12 PM

did you call Microsoft Help center at your area?


By chrizt0s January 19, 2011 08:14 PM

yes and they give me uk phone.... people in uk they send me back to pong situation

By lcfuat January 20, 2011 10:05 AM


By chrizt0s January 19, 2011 09:29 PM

Microsoft response about the rom, ( ) i think there is no danger of using the rom.


By smokinjoe72 January 20, 2011 02:19 PM

Managed to get it installed and working, not worried about the activation code for the minute, but I cant connect to internet with anything but WiFi...
I noticed also that the HTC hub is not on this version, was wondering if anyone knows how to gett that separately as it has the connection wizard on it and was hoping it might solve my connection issues.


By Judeh January 20, 2011 07:15 PM

As far as I know the only way to get HTC Hub is through Market Place


By sauceone01 February 03, 2011 07:13 PM

did you ever find a solution? i just installed windows 7 on my hd2 today, and am having the same problem


By TheGreenVirus January 20, 2011 09:05 PM

I'm interested in this ROM. I have some questions, would old apps (6.5) work on this? Is there a way to get all my current contacts and calender dates to the new ROM? What happens to android after installing this, does it still work? Is there a way to get back to my current ROM if you should't like it?



By Judeh January 21, 2011 07:34 AM

Old Windows Mobile apps will not work on WP7, yes you can sync your contacts and appointments, you can install Android as a separate stand alone ROM, and its always possible to roll back to any desired ROM.


By salimllam January 23, 2011 02:48 PM

i tried to install this rom exactly like you explained here. i have swedish version and when i tried to installit the MAGLDR12 doe not wnat to install..what is the problem? i have version 3.14.413.2
kan you help me?


By ramkarthik January 25, 2011 11:38 AM

Happy to hear about the news.I tried to install the MAGLDR12 as explained, but i couldn't able to get the upgrade.showing Error 262. please help me.


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