We already know today is April Fools’ Day (which is equivalent to the holy day of the Innocents) but this is not a joke. Gustave MunseIn a Windows environment, a famous developer has achieved what seemed impossible: Install Android on your Lumia 950 XL, Which originally worked with the defunct Windows 10 Mobile.
Revive the Lumia 950 XL with Android
In this series of tweets, we can see how Gustave shows us how to start the operating system (showing the Microsoft logo and Android logo) and the configuration portion that shows the Android version. In this case we have it Android S with March 2021 security patch.
April Fools’ Deluxe
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– Gustave Munse (@ gus33000) April 1, 2021
The developer shared FFU file Via Google Drive for those brave ones who want to try it out on the Lumia 950 XL. Given that this phone is running on an officially dead OS, they don’t have much to lose either.
Monsie remembers that The project is still in its infancy and not everything is working out perfectly. However, it appears to be fully usable, both haptic response and bluetooth working perfectly. One of the major drawbacks is the lack of GPU hardware acceleration, which will inevitably affect the performance of the Android version installed on this Lumia device.
Support for Windows 10 Mobile ended in early 2020. And it was the operating system It was released in October 2015 And it seems that even Microsoft itself didn’t really believe in its capabilities. Even though Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 have been an operating system that is somewhat behind its competitors, it has always been able to take advantage of the enviable stability and performance. This was not the case with Windows 10 Mobile, which has suffered from a lack of optimization since its inception.
Now it appears that Lumia 950 XL owners will be able to try to revive it thanks to Android and the work of Gustave Monce. Who would have told us 6 years ago that today we would be at this point? The ups and downs of life …