Install Android, Ubuntu on HTC HD2

Xda developers had come up with an Android port for HTC HD2 just days ago, after it was made possible to create a custom  bootloader called HaRET which is capable of booting any Linux based OS.

After the Android on HTC HD2 was done, it didnt’ take long to have Ubuntu on HTC HD2 aswell. Of course, Ubuntu isn’t such a good operating system for a smartphone – you can’t even make calls but its always fun to have Linux running on various gadgets.

Ubuntu Experience on HD2: Because HD2 has 4.4″ large touchscreen, Ubuntu experience is not that bad. On the performance front, 1Ghz snapdragon does well when it come to running various apps, see it for yourself:

Note: This is not stable Android or Ubuntu 9.1, because there’s still a lot of work that has to be done before Android will be actually usable for most users. But its installable and pretty much usable for people who are willing to take risks.

Install Ubuntu on HD2 (Karmic Koala)

Needs Storage Card with at least 2GB free space. Recommended is a fast Storage Card (Class 4 is ok)
This is intended to be used as a netbook/desktop type setup with keyboard and mouse connected via USB. Check this site for information on how to do this.

Be sure to read included README.txt for install instructions, features and developer information.
Quick instructions: Put the ubuntu directory into the main/root directory of your Storage Card and tap HaRET executable.
password: ubuntu
use shutdown button to stop the system cleanly

Size: 635M
md5sum: 327a4b2c17e14dd5649964fe18f837e9
Download http://linuxtogo.org/~lgorris/hd2/hd2-ubuntu_0.1.zip
Mirror: http://gamesquare.co.uk/hd2-ubuntu_0.1.zip

Install Android on HTC HD2
Global instructions: Just extract to Storage Card root directory and run HaRET executable. Further details available in readme. If you still need help reach-out @taranfx.

Android build with HTC sense ™ Download: http://gamesquare.co.uk/LEO_SENSE.7z
Different random build: http://media2a.com/android/Android_Boot_Test_TS.zip

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    Ubuntu for the win ! much faster unless emulate. Thanks for sharing !

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  • Kasee

    Installation failed 'http://gamesquare.co.uk/LEO_SENSE.7z' in HTC HD2; Hang on the way, tried four times already.

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  • INfIn81

    Will the ubuntu, once loaded, use the phones bluetooth connection at all? I ask because I have a bluetooth keyboard and was wondering if it would pair up so I could use it.

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    More detailed instructions for installing Android available here: http://goo.gl/BnWs

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  • MarloweOS

    Fantastic, HD2 now with WM6.5, Ubuntu and Android. Great to plug USB keyboard mouse into my HD2 and avoid the 'orrible capacitative touch screen and make use of the WVGA properly!

    Roll on bluetooth functionality to save me carrying clunky home-made cables around with me!

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