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[Hardware] HTC HD2: Project Evolution

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Default [Hardware] HTC HD2: Project Evolution

This is my newest project. It's basically a way to greatly improve the already great HD2. The plan is to take the hardware of the hd2 and put it into a new housing to increase functionality.

Goals:
  • front facing camera
  • better signal
  • front facing speaker (why in the world would you ever want to turn your phone around to hear it)
  • camera lens protection
  • bigger battery
  • wireless charging
  • kickstand
  • camera swivel
  • looks
  • a breath of fresh air for the ever so aging HD2

Achieved:
  • front facing speaker
  • kickstand
  • proximity and light sensor repositioned
  • evo 4g lte housing (chose this because the device can stay slim and pocketable while still adding new features)
  • 2300 mah battery

Problems:
  • No More Front Camera (due to needing the phone to actually charge)
  • with the extension of the micro usb and headphone jack, it makes it nearly impossible for the camera to swivel back to rear position
  • removable battery door

Future Plans:
  • make a primary hd2 docking station complete with external battery speakers and keyboard (idea thanks to xyntaxis)

So what do you think of this project? I am open to any suggestions or support.
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I'm sorry. Not for sale yet. Not until everything is working. It still need tweaks for both the hardware and software side. Thanks for the interest though.
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I'm sorry. Not for sale yet. Not until everything is working. It still need tweaks for both the hardware and software side. Thanks for the interest though.
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nice project! can we change the CPU lol
 
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nice project! can we change the CPU lol
i had an idea for that, but that would require changing a lot of drivers and kernels. If we can our best bet would be to either get a higher clocked qualcomm s1 from something like the titan, or wait for wp8 and upgrade to an s2 through s4. Unfortunately, for now that's just a half baked idea.

edit: remember the main point of this thread is to change the look and feel of the hd2. the internals aren't really being touched. btw, i'll have some pics up when i get the proper housing. when the pics are up i'm sure there will be a better understanding of this project.
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i had an idea for that, but that would require changing a lot of drivers and kernels. If we can our best bet would be to either get a higher clocked qualcomm s1 from something like the titan, or wait for wp8 and upgrade to an s2 through s4. Unfortunately, for now that's just a half baked idea.
I don't know much about this stuff, but wouldn't the larger battery and front facing camera already require new drivers + kernel changes? Also, I think if anything needs to be improved it's the GPU, not the CPU. Once again I have no clue how this works and whether or not the GPU and CPU are somehow dependent on each other so if this isn't possible then I guess there isn't much that can be done about it.

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This thread is kinda science fiction. You can't simply change CPU or GPU because they are SoC. Any hardware change require massive talent, knowledge and time because we don't have detailed schematics for hardware and software so you would need to reverse engineer it.


Thoughts are good, but it's too hard and time consuming IMO. Good luck though, I'll be watching this thread
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