Yeah… The latest free Papago maps was released from MFM. The last release was on April 2010. I can have the latest maps on my Papago X5 for Android now. Papago maps will be updated every month’s 1st week. And support M3GPS Papago X3, X5~X7, Eastgear Papago X3, Papago X5 for Android, Papago M6~M7 for iPhone, Papago X5 & X6 for Windows Mobile and HTC Touch Cruise bundled with Papago X3. As for Garmin maps, it is updated weekly as usual.
Energy ROM is my favourite custom Windows Mobile 6.5 ROM. But it is not updated for long long time like most of other WinMo 6.5 custom ROM. However, there is one custom Windows Mobile 6.5 ROM is still being updated in year 2013. Yes, Artemis Windows Mobile 6.5 ROM for HTC HD2 is the one. It is based on HTC LEO-S 3.14 (Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 AKU 188.8.131.52 – Build 29077) and HTC Manila Core v2.5.20221228 (HTC Sense 2022). And supports multiple languages like English, French, German, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish and Denmark. And of course, it has lot of goodies and nice features added in. If you still in love with Windows Mobile 6.5, you can try it out…
Rest in peace HTC… Oh, I mean my HTC HD2. Good bye, my very first smartphone. HTC HD2 was a great piece of hardware back in year 2009 (check out my HTC HD2 unboxing). It is the best developer friendly smartphone ever. Yes, you can run stock Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows Phone 7, Android, Ubuntu and Meego on HTC HD2. I don’t think there will be a phone that can do so in the future.
How to Install Android on HTC HD2? There are several type of Android for HTC HD2 like SD card Android, NAND Android in MAGLDR format, CWM format and cLK format. CWM NAND Android ROM is the most common ROM for HTC HD2. And I prefer it because I can use Nandroid to make backup and restore. There are several components needed to be installed before you can use NAND Android. But it is not hard to install them when you can follow my step by step video guides.
Radio that support 576 MB RAM
DFT MAGLDR Bootloader v1.13
ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3
EXT3 partition on SD card
Do take your time to study these guides. Then install them one by one. You need all these components in order to use CWM NAND Android with A2SD+ support.
ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) for HTC HD2 is a must installed tool as most of the NAND Android ROMs are in CWM zip format. You need to use ClockworkMod Recovery to install these zip ROMs from SD card. Besides, ClockworkMod Recovery can make full system backup and restore using Nandroid. ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3 will be installed into NAND memory, therefore MAGLDR v1.13 is needed. Please follow step by step video guide to install it.
There are 3 partition layout sizes for ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3 ~ 150MB, 250MB and 400MB. Which partition layout size of ClockworkMod Recovery should I use? Depending on what type of ROM that you plan to use, you should choose the partition size based on the following.
150MB Partition – For bare ROM including CyanogenMod, AOSP, and MIUI
250MB Partition – For Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Standard Sense ROM including Desire and EVO based ROM, can also be used for some squashed HD builds
400MB Partition – For Larger ROM including unsquashed Desire HD and Z ROM