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Android 2.1 Ported To HTC HD2

Users of the popular HTC HD2 smartphone will now be able to install Google's Android 2.1 Eclair on their Windows Mobile 6.5-based handsets.

The feat has been made possible by the people at XDA Developers, which report that Android port for HTC HD2 is now available for download.

The developers have warned that the OS is not for regular use and is still in its testing phase.

XDA Developers have managed to port Android onto the Windows Mobile-based phone by patching a CPU bug which prevented HaRET from running.

HaRET is vital for running the Linux-Kernel before installing the Android OS.

The developer team also managed to get Android 2.1 and Windows Mobile 6.5 booting at the same time. A forum thread shows how they managed to achieve this.

XDA Developers have advised users to make back-ups of their files and then proceed with installing the OS.

If things go wrong then resetting the phone will switch it back to Windows Mobile 6.5.