I'm using Blender version 2.82.

The HDRI is visible in the render mode.

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    $\begingroup$ If it is not possible someone tell me please , cause i searched about 2.7 and that was possible in 2.7 $\endgroup$ Apr 8, 2020 at 15:48
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    $\begingroup$ That's not possible as far as I'm aware. The environment texture is only shown in Material Preview and Rendered mode. $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    Apr 8, 2020 at 19:12
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    $\begingroup$ It was possible in older versions :| youtube.com/watch?v=OHisRVyczgE $\endgroup$ Apr 12, 2020 at 13:48
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    $\begingroup$ The question is why? What exactly are you trying to accomplis? Solid mode is a simplified representation, independent of the scene lighting for a good reason: so that you can evaluate the shapes correctly without having to compute complex lights and textures. Are you trying to use a background image to assist you with the modeling? $\endgroup$
    – susu
    Jan 20, 2021 at 22:15

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In Blender 2.91.0 I see the so called Material Preview mode which allows what you're looking for.

Material Preview mode

There I have the option to use the built in HDRI's or installing my own one by conveniently using the little gear icon on that pop-up window.

HDRI setup


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