You can now install Windows 10 ARM on Lumia 950 XL

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read
install windows 10 arm lumia 950 XL

Just as Google is really popular for making tons of throwaway projects, Microsoft has its very own unique special power – to crush people’s dreams. What we mean is that starting with the Courier digital notebook and finishing with the Windows 10 Mobile, the tech giant has been always giving users glimpses of something that never happen.

This resulted in users migrating to other mobile platforms but in some cases in hacking. We are currently referring to one of these hacking situations in which a developer successfully made Windows 10 on ARM available on Lumia 950 XL.

You can successfully install Windows 10 on ARM on a Lumia 950 XL

Anyway, we bet you remember Ben Imbushou’s hack to install Windows 10 on ARM on the Lumia 950 XL. We have some good news to break to our readers because it seems that the hacker finalized the work enough to make it available to the public. After learning this, more hardware hackers have followers his instructions and have successfully installed Windows 10 on ARM on Lumia 950 XL devices.

Follow the steps to go on with the procedure

Ben’s Github repository details the hack. We recommend that you head over to his post with the complete explanations and steps to follow only if you’re not among the faint of heart.

This package demonstrates an AArch64 UEFI implementation for hacked Lumia 950 XL. Currently, it is able to boot Windows 10 ARM64 (with a minor patch). Booting Linux is also possible if seven cores are disabled in ACPI tables (due to the TZ implementation),’ the description of the implementation begins.

It will remain to be seen how others will be able to take advantage of this trick considering how few Lumia 950 XL devices got sold and the fact that they are not even available on the market these days.


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