Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 19:50 UTC
Windows The HTC HD2 is probably one of the most enduring mobile phones out there. While it originally shipped with Windows Mobile way back in 2009, it has become one of the most hacker-friendly devices out there, and hackers have managed to port virtually everything to the device - various versions of Android, MeeGo, Ubuntu, and Windows Phone have found their way to the HD2. Russian hacker Cotulla, responsible for many of these ports, has just announced the next big port: Windows RT is now running on the HD2.
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Microsoft won't like this one little bit
by shotsman on Thu 27th Dec 2012 21:40 UTC
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

They were saying that for techical reasons phones that ran WP7 won't run Windows RT. This was always viewed with some suspicion.
I fully expect that either
- the developer will be perused in the courts
- they will put specific code in RT to stop this from happening again.

The game of cat and mouse begins.

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n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

You're probably thinking of WP8, not RT.
I believe the lack of UEFI and TPM were the big reasons MS didn't support WP8 on WP7 devices.
RT was never targeted as a phone OS.

That RT can run on an HD2 should not be a big surprise.
Microsoft's initial testing of Windows on ARM was on such devices.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/02/09/building-windows-for-...

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

- they will put specific code in RT to stop this from happening again.


Well, you know, there is already code in there that's supposed to make this impossible. The guy just circumvented it all, and if Microsoft added more such code it'd just get circumvented as well sooner or later.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

It was a logistical issue. Ensuring a smooth update from WP7 to WP8 for new devices, while taking care of data migration for two different OSes and figuring out a way to provision and update millions of existing devices without a hitch is no small feat. It is likely the resources to do so were not there to justify the gain.

Not that I agree with the decision, I think it was poor planning on Microsoft's part.

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Not poor planning. A profitable decision.

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

If MS didn't have resources for their most important upgrade in decade what on the earth are they spending on?

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