HTC Desire HD gets HTC Sense 3.0 Custom Alpha ROM
HTC may not be working on an official HTC Sense 3.0 build for the HTC Desire HD or any of their older phones, but the geniuses over at XDA-Developers have been able to transform the HTC Sensation system dump into a functional ROM. Of course, it’s unofficial. Folks at XDA Developers, your usual place for custom ROMs, didn’t waste much time and got the HTC Sense 3.0 working on an HTC Desire HD and even though there are some issues, you can already get the novel lockscreen functionality and the rest of the latest Sense flare coming to your good ol’ HTC device.
The RCMixHD Pyramid v0.1 ROM is still in the Alpha stages as the camera, camcorder, widget, and sound problems still need to be sorted out. But the main issue revolves around the qHD (960 x 540) resolution of the ROM on the Desire HD’s WVGA (800 x 480) display. As usual, give it a few weeks before you get a completely working and stable ROM.
It’s in alpha stages at the point, which means it’s buggy (about 60-70% not working properly) but it sports the new sexy looking Sense 3.0 UI and let’s not forget that it’s Gingerbread (Android 2.3) for the phone.
Due to the resolution discrepancy, anyone who flashes the ROM is not able to view the entire screen as widgets, icons, and even the launcher get pushed off the edge. Developers will need to work some magic or maybe be forces to resize all the graphics in the Rosie launcher in order to have HTC Sense 3.0 fully operational on the HTC Desire HD or any other phone that this Rom gets ported to.
Check out the video below to get a quick look at what HTC Sense 3.0 currently looks like on the HTC Desire HD.