MeeGo ported for HTC HD2

The HD2 is very similar to the Nexus One hardware, and MeeGo is already known to run on that, but as far as we know, nobody had ever got it running on the HTC HD2.

Now, MeeGo is ported and running on the HD2, here is the guide from Steven Troughton-Smith:

“I followed the instructions at MeeGo’s MSMQSD wiki page as I’d done previously for the Nexus One. I didn’t deviate much from the instructions at all, except for having the kickstart file produce an ext2 image.

Using the latest kernel from Ubuntu for HD2, and a slightly modified initrd.gz from the same package, I combined these with the MeeGo rootfs image, and with a little tweaking I got as far as the homescreen.

I cannot get the touchscreen working for whatever reason (I’m a n00b, go easy on me), but I did install Android’s adb daemon so I can get a shell over USB (which is how I ran the apps in the screenshots below).

Plenty of things aren’t working, the touchscreen being the most egregious, like WiFi, graphics acceleration, etc. But it’s a start. Anyway, MeeGo is finally running on the HD2, so I thought I should share the story 🙂

The HD2 seems unique in its hacking potential, as it can run Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows Phone 7, Android, Ubuntu and now MeeGo – if you ever get a chance to pick up one of these devices, do!

Touchscreen and WiFi are now both functioning, but neither are working properly (touchscreen registers clicks as drags, and wifi won’t assign an IP address to the interface after connecting). Working on it…”

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