You can install Windows 11 on smartphones and even play games, thanks to Project Renegade

CSGO and Tomb Raider offer a smooth gameplay

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running Windows 11 on mobile

When Microsoft discontinued Windows as an OS for smartphones, many of us were disappointed. Windows on a smartphone is a memory I still cherish!

With all hopes of Microsoft ever reviving a Windows phone slowly dying, Project Renegade came to the rescue. It facilitates installing Windows 10 and Windows 11 on mobile phones and even playing popular games with ease.

While Microsoft builds Windows for ARM-based processors, available on both laptops and mobile phones, the problem with installing Windows on the latter lies in the absence of UEFI. And this is where Project Renegade, an open-source project, comes into the picture!

You will find its files on GitHub, and the Windows installation process for Android smartphones is detailed on the official website.

Several tech enthusiasts and YouTubers, including Geekerwan, have tried out Project Renegade and installed Windows 11 on a smartphone. The results are surprisingly good, though you may encounter constant errors and BSoD (Blue Screen of Death) errors!

Gaming on a smartphone powered by Windows 11

As for gaming, Windows 11 on a decent smartphone should be able to run Crysis 3, one of the most resource-intensive games. When Geekerwan tried Crysis 3 on the OnePlus 6T, it wasn’t the most seamless experience, but the game did run. However, the smartphone started to heat up quickly.

Running Crysis 3 on a Windows-powered OnePlus 6T (Image source: Geekerwan)

For other popular titles like CSGO and Tomb Raider, the gameplay was a lot smoother!

If you are wondering about devices supported by Project Renegade for running Windows, the developers have shared an extensive list.

Image source: Project Renegade

The bad news is that Project Renegade doesn’t allow installing Windows on iOS, as none of the iPhones make it to the list.

Even Android users shouldn’t get too excited because it’s not that simple. You will have to spend hours making rather complex changes to install and run Windows 11 on a smartphone with Project Renegade. Besides, with a small display, low performance, and frequent errors, it might not be worth all the effort, at least for some of you!

In the recent past, a concept Windows 12 phone got users excited about the prospects. Then, there was hype around foldable Windows smartphones due to a bigger display, but Microsoft has yet to confirm any such developments. So far, the community is doing all the work!

What are your thoughts about running Windows 11 on a smartphone? Share with our readers in the comments section.

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