Microsoft Lumia 950 XL boots up with Windows 10 for ARM installed

For hacker Ben | imbushuo to be able to install Windows 10 for ARM on a Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, he had to develop a custom Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) bootloader for the phone. After all, Windows 10 requires a secure boot environment. The hacker did the work on the custom UEFI last month, and today he tweeted images of a Lumia 950 XL running the ARM version of the operating system.

In case you've forgotten, the Lumia 950 XL was launched in November 2015, and is powered by a Snapdragon 810 chipset containing four Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 cores. The phone was released with Windows 10 Mobile out of the box.

While impressive, the Lumia 950 XL has a long way to go before it can match the HTC HD2, which originally was powered by Windows Mobile Professional 6.5. Released in 2009, the HTC HD2 has been loaded with various versions of Android including Nougat.

source: @imbushuo via MSPoweruser

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Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile


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