Well, it's finally here folks. After months and months of tinkering around, Dark Forces Team (DFT) has finally completed their Windows Phone 7 to HTC HD2 port and it's all demonstrated in video glory (after the break). The whole process is demonstrated from flashing to it actually running and it's technically in four parts, but really only the first two you need to watch.
Here's the dirty list on how much works:
- System starts quickly, after flashing the first boot needs about 20 seconds up to start settings.
- Battery can be charged normally in WP7 OS. Testers reports that power consumption is normal.
- Phone functions are working: call answer, dial without problems and good sound quality, speaker volume is very large, volume +,- keys works fine. During a call when you can adjust the volume.
- SMS send and receive works without problems, display Chinese symbols right.
- Import contacts from the SIM card works, the Chinese text displayed correctly, contact editing all normal. Setting ringtone working.
- Camera works, all the features available, including the 720P video. (Photo-Flash sync is slightly buggy, better make photos without flash)
- full list after the break...
Update: LIVE services seem to have been succesfully cracked, see here.
Xbox LIVE and the Marketplace still seem to be off limits due to Microsoft's advanced security, which is a bit of a downer, but the rest looks pretty solid. No word on when all of this will be made available, though we're sure your local XDA forums will have something on it soon. Question is: Is all of this worth it?
Check out all the videos of it in action after the break to see for yourselves.
Source: DarkForcesTeam; via @chassit