Windows 10 ported to the Lumia 950/950XL
Hackers have installed Windows 10 on the Lumia
While Microsoft has long given up on Windows 10 Mobile, allegedly working on a pocketable device with full Windows 10 on ARM, some tech hackers have managed to install the non-mobile operating system on a smartphone.
Ben Imbushuo has installed Windows 10 for ARM on the Lumia 950 XL. The smartphone has the Snapdragon 810 processor which does not officially support Windows 10. However, after a series of registry tweaks and hacks, the 950 XL is transformed from a smartphone to a PC, losing all of its phone capabilities.
Remember that a non-optimized Windows 10 is rather useless on a small screen, and until Microsoft unveils the alledged Windows 10 with composable shell, the phone that can actually replace your PC remains a dream. If you have a spare Lumia 950 XL, and you are adventurous enough to risk bricking your device, everything you need is in the tweet below:
Try it yourself:
1) WPInternals 2.4 to unlock bootmgfw
2) 1st shim: https://t.co/Vit0oqCrmN
3) Kickstarter: https://t.co/OJKoWq6UfK (msm8994-test-2 branch)
4) UEFI: https://t.co/6QIaOY2uCx (Get Linaro toolchain and EDK2 ready)
— Ben | imbushuo (@imbushuo) May 13, 2018
Additionally, another hacker claims to have installed Windows 10 on the smaller Lumia 950 after patching some drivers and ACPI tables.