Recently, we reported on a successful experiment to install a desktop version of Windows 10 for ARM on a Lumia 950 XL smartphone model. At the moment, the amateur experiment has grown to the rank of successfully porting Windows 10 for ARM to the Lumia 950 XL, and installation instructions have already been published on the Web.
It’s no secret that the mobile versions of software platforms. Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile, have long rested in peace. However, this does not mean that under the control of these OSs there are no active devices left. They not only stayed, they continue to live steadily and function mainly due to loyal fans of the chic ecosystem of Windows. As you know, “the ruse for inventing cunning” (by this expression we in no way want to offend enthusiasts who are not tired of experimenting), and recently an interesting opportunity for Windows mobile devices was discovered.
One of the users who is on “you” with IT technologies and is hiding under the nickname Ben | imbushuo, I decided to try installing Windows 10 on ARM on my Lumia mobile device. Lumia 950 XL. The attempt was successful. It is noteworthy that the idea of porting a desktop operating system to a mobile device is far from new, since about a year ago, Microsoft itself was the first to realize this opportunity.
In particular, about a year ago, Redmond Corporation released a special utility called WP Internals, with which you can unlock the bootloader on certain Windows smartphones. Most likely, then the developers of the corporation did not expect that there would be folk craftsmen who would find a way to successfully port Windows 10 to ARM on mobile devices. However, it is possible that they themselves were “played” with porting.
According to reports, the aforementioned user all this time made repeated and not always successful attempts to implement Windows 10 on ARM on various mobile devices, including the unannounced RX-130. It is noteworthy that the Lumia 950 XL smartphone, which can be used as a desktop device, handled the task better and more successfully than anyone else. The is attached.
over, another user. ADeltaX. published interesting screenshots that demonstrate the successful launch of Win32-based applications on mobile devices. In particular, the operation of the Chrome browser and not only is shown. Most likely there will be no problems launching UWP applications, which cannot be said about the wireless network, which, unfortunately, does not work yet. As we mentioned, at the moment instruction available to install Windows 10 on ARM on a Lumia 950 XL. However, frankly, to successfully complete the installation process you will have to sweat pretty. For Windows news, which are regularly updated, you can follow in the section of our site.