Image credit: QD2DC / XDA-Developers

The developer community has once again delivered what big corporations could not work on — or refused to do so — for whatever silly reasons and excuses.

The Android 4.0 upgrade for the Desire HD was promised for months, but owners of the phone never did get their Ice Cream Sandwich treat after HTC unceremoniously crossed off the Desire HD from the list of confirmed devices that will be upgraded. HTC also released a statement that basically blames the phone’s hardware for the cancellation.

Thanks to XDA member QD2DC and his team, a fully working Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the HTC Desire HD is now ready to be served. Even more amazingly, there’s currently no known glitch when running the unofficial ROM on the Desire HD, so everything should work perfectly.  The ICS ROM is based on the one found on HTC Incredible S. Apart from getting Android 4.0.4, you’ll also be getting Sense 3.6 on your phone.

The team has also made some tweaks and added its own Blackout BeastMode kernel to boost the performance of the phone. So it’s clear that this was the result of a beautiful collaboration and some gigantic effort from the team.

Hit the XDA source  link for more details, download links, and instructions on how to bring the Ice Cream Sandwich experience to your HTC Desire HD. You know, the very same thing that HTC said couldn’t be done. Pow!