After the release of Windows 10 for ARM processors enthusiasts started experimenting with running the OS on different mobile devices. Some launched it on Nintendo Switch, the other smartphones under Windows Mobile and Android. And now there’s a way to easily install the “dozens” on the Lumia 950 XL.
A group of enthusiasts LumiaWOA released build of the OS and a set of tools that allow you to replace Windows Mobile on Windows 10 in about 5 minutes. In future we expect the appearance of similar assemblies, and for other Lumia smartphones. It is important to note that in the process of the mobile OS will be deleted, so use the smartphone as a phone does not work. Also, it is possible to lose data, damage the bootloader and so on. So you should proceed with caution.
For flashing you need:
- Utility WPInternals;
- Tool Windows Phone Recovery Tool;
- The firmware file
Manual with step by step actions are also available. Of course, this is unofficial method, but for enthusiasts, it seems, it will approach and will be not difficult to change original firmware on the fan Assembly.
It should be noted that Windows 10 for ARM processors while there is little native programs that work without emulation of the x86 architecture. Because most of the software will inevitably slow down and quickly put the battery of the smartphone. On the other hand, a small device with a full OS might be useful in some cases when it is inconvenient to use something larger and/or expensive.
Again, all of the users who will decide on this “operation” is done at your own risk.