1. Mahmoud Hussein's Avatar
    Could it be done? To somehow root an android flagship and install windows10 on it?
    12-23-2015 11:30 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Not unless its officially done as of now. (read: Xiaomi Mi4 LTE)

    otherwise, it hasn't been done. So don't count on it.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    12-23-2015 11:45 AM
  3. Bobcat665's Avatar
    Xiaomi has shown that it's technically possible to install W10 on 'Droid devices BUT it'll take a legion of programmers/hackers to actually make it happen for other brands and devices.

    P.S. From what I heard, it might only ever work with Snapdragon SOCs...
    12-24-2015 01:16 PM
  4. EspHack's Avatar
    the htc one m8 did it with 8.1, and now xiaomi with w10, if you take a good look, vast majority of phones, android or wp, use QUALCOMM chips, its not like intel would make a special cpu for every mac or pc or Linux server, it somebody gets ahold of a w10 iso or rom or whatever that may be, I'm sure it could be installed on almost any "android" phone with compatible hardware, that means any sd200-400-800 etc

    its just that Microsoft have not provided that option, and now is just not worth it anymore, before w10m, having the option to install lets say wp8 or 8.1 on your android phone could potentially mean the end of lag and dead batteries if android's complexity was giving you a hard time, but not anymore, w10m is just as bad in that regard, or kind of worst since the OS is not open and meant to be fine tuned by the user, so you're at the mercy of "bug fixing" updates from Microsoft
    12-24-2015 04:05 PM
  5. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Why would you want Win10M on an Android phone?
    After all the hard work of making it work properly (writing drivers, fixing bugs, and stuff), you'd get basicly what you can get right now with a Lumia device.
    There's no need to do any of it.
    12-24-2015 04:58 PM
  6. EspHack's Avatar
    Why would you want Win10M on an Android phone?
    After all the hard work of making it work properly (writing drivers, fixing bugs, and stuff), you'd get basicly what you can get right now with a Lumia device.
    There's no need to do any of it.
    really? no need to have more freedom choosing a phone? I mean for pcs you can even get a MacBook and install w10 on it if that's the hardware you desire, whats wrong with having the same options with phones?
    12-25-2015 12:03 AM
  7. Ma Rio's Avatar
    really? no need to have more freedom choosing a phone? I mean for pcs you can even get a MacBook and install w10 on it if that's the hardware you desire, whats wrong with having the same options with phones?
    Well you have your freedom, you can do whatever you want. It's just not worth it. It's a stupid move. If you get an Android phone, then lose who knows how many hours and days of your life, and install Windows10Mobile on it you just get a regular Windows Phone. Most of the stuff today's phones do is in the software, because on the hardware side they're almost all the same.
    -Snapdragon 8xx QuadCore 2.x Ghz
    -2/3 GBs of RAM
    -Around 15 Mpx camera
    -5.2'' 1080p or 1440p display

    There's dozens of phones like that on the market today. So converting one from Windows to Android or vice-versa is just not needed.
    12-25-2015 08:42 AM
  8. AnkitGondalia's Avatar
    Why would you want Win10M on an Android phone?
    After all the hard work of making it work properly (writing drivers, fixing bugs, and stuff), you'd get basicly what you can get right now with a Lumia device.
    There's no need to do any of it.
    Seriously? One can buy a mid range phone with bada** features,install 10 and enjoy which MS still doesnt give those kinds of specs nor other non lumia devices.. Plus its not just about installing on android phone and using 10.. This will even increase market share of WP..
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    12-25-2015 08:58 AM
  9. Charles Brown8's Avatar
    Why would you want Win10M on an Android phone?
    After all the hard work of making it work properly (writing drivers, fixing bugs, and stuff), you'd get basicly what you can get right now with a Lumia device.
    There's no need to do any of it.
    Ummm there are some sweet android hardware that runs on Verizon, have you browsed their selection of windows phones? Doesnt look to improve anytime soon either. I'd try it lol. This is just one case someone would do this.
    EspHack likes this.
    12-25-2015 09:16 AM
  10. pankaj981's Avatar
    Well then it's up to the hardware manufactures to release Windows compatible drivers and open the bootloader up for installing custom ROMs. If one is willing to hack install it then it's up to the hacker (I call them enthusiasts) community to figure it, something Microsoft should not endorse.
    xandros9 and Panos Athanasiou like this.
    12-25-2015 09:47 AM
  11. Panos Athanasiou's Avatar
    what?? no it's actually a lot better and more stable that 8.1 on my lumia 535 and performs a lot better with better style no more heat problems and the battery lasts longer :3
    12-25-2015 12:19 PM
  12. EspHack's Avatar
    drivers? for a cpu? I mean isn't the htc one m8 case clear enough? it is not 2008 anymore, all major OEMs use the same internals from major manufacturers and that's it, w10m has generic drivers to run on pretty much any ARM based hardware, and most likely specific drivers are downloaded along the rom when installing from the phone itself, I'm sure we will get there eventually, Nadella is a very open minded guy
    12-25-2015 02:28 PM
  13. anon(3463402)'s Avatar
    No need to hack anything, all those manufacturers will switch to Windows 10 Mobile anyway.
    EspHack likes this.
    12-25-2015 05:03 PM

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