Here’s what Android Marshmallow looks like on Lumia 525

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What if Microsoft accepted to run Android on its Windows phones? Could this possibly be the ultimate success recipe for Microsoft’s unsuccessful phone models? And how would users react to this unexpected duo?

We can’t really answer the first question, but we can offer you the opportunity to answer the second question yourselves. Hackers have recently booted Android Marshmallow on Lumia 525 and the result is not bad at all, to say the least.

Such an experiment was likely to happen ever since the moment Microsoft leaked the golden key information, revealing that users can install non-Windows operating systems on their devices. The tech giant still hasn’t managed to patch the Secure Boot vulnerability, and according to hackers, it will never be able to. We could say that Pandora’s box has been open for Microsoft.

For the time being, we still don’t know if hacker Triszka Balázs used this exact exploit to run Android Marshmallow on the Lumia 525, as he is very secretive about the methods he used. However, he revealed that it took him months to solve all the compatibility issues between the two platforms and make Lumia 525 run Android.

In other words, Lumia users shouldn’t expect to be able to run Android on their devices in the near future, as more work is needed to fully optimize the process. The good news is that Balázs promised he would offer detailed information on how to run Android on Lumia phones as soon as possible.

Also, don’t expect Android to work smoothly on Lumia. In the video the hacker posted on YouTube, we can clearly see that it takes about 45 seconds for the Lumia 525 to boot up, and there’s a delay of a few seconds until apps actually launch once the app icon is touched. Nevertheless, the overall performance is pretty impressive.

Would you run Android on your Windows phone if you had this opportunity?

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