tytung is the man behind NexusHD2 Android ROMs and kernels. Yes, I can say that NexusHD2 is the best Android ROM for HTC HD2. tytung has done a great job to develop both kernel and ROM. From Android Froyo, Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. Many other Android ROMs are using its kernel too. tytung is still cooking Android ROM for HTC HD2 right now. However, you can’t find it on XDA Forum anymore. But at his very own forum now. Not sure why XDA Forum ‘forces’ him leave there. He is not the first one and will not be the last. Just too bad to see such a good developer leaving a good development site.
XDA Developer, tytung has done a very well done job on bringing good ROM and GPS Libraries to HTC HD2. I tried his Froyo, Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich ROM. And now he has Android HTC HD2 ROM based on CyanogenMod 9. This is the version that he is currently developing and supporting. So whoever love to use Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on HTC HD2 should try out this very ROM.
Google denied Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade on old Nexus One officially. But that does not stop developers from create Android 4.0 ICS ROM for Nexus One. And ported to HTC HD2. Since the porting is just started few days after Google released Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich source code to Android Open Source Project (AOSP), it is consider beta version to me as not all the functions are working well and smoothly. But it sure looks good for early build and no soft buttons like Galaxy Nexus. So you have extra space on screen and use hardware buttons instead. And I am looking forward for the main stuff that I want in Android 4.0 to be working ~ 2D hardware acceleration with GPU.
Yeah… MIUI joins Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread family with MIUI v1.8.5. Therefore, I took JW MIUI build for testing. This build is updated with the latest Tytung GPS Libraries v2.0. And other goodies. Be sure to check them out at XDA website.
Want to try the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC HD2? Today is your lucky day because you can try the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich SDK port version on HTC HD2 now. As usual, most of the HTC HD2 ROMs are coming from Nexus One, HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD… And this Android 4.0 ICS ROM is SDK port based on Nexus One. This is the alpha version. So you can only have the look and feel of Android 4.0 ICS. Touch screen is working but limited. Most of the other stuffs are not working. Try it to find out yourself…