MobileShell makes Windows on ARM more smartphone-friendly

Now that Windows 10 Mobile is dead, Microsoft doesn’t officially make a smartphone operating system anymore. But the company does have a version of Windows 10 designed for tablets and laptops with ARM-based processors… and hackers have been finding ways to make it run on smartphones for the past year or so. But while it’s gotten […]

Installing Windows 10 on a Lumia 950 XL smartphone just got a lot easier

Now that there’s a desktop version of Windows 10 designed to run on laptops and tablets with ARM processors, it’s unsurprising that a handful of hackers have found ways to shoehorn Windows 10 onto old smartphones that had originally shipped with Windows Mobile software. But up until now it’s been pretty tough to follow along […]

Sure, why not run Fallout on a smartphone (by installing Windows 10 on ARM)?

In case you missed it, earlier this month hackers released tools that make it possible to hack pretty much any smartphone that ever shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. With Microsoft having largely abandoned its mobile operating system, that opens the possibility of replacing Windows 10 Mobile with a full-fledged desktop operating system like Windows 10 […]

Now you can install Windows RT on recent Lumia phones (if you dare)

It’s been a few weeks since a new build of Windows Phone Internals made it possible to unlock the bootloader for most Lumia smartphones, and ever since the tool was released, developers have been finding ways to do crazy things like cram a desktop/tablet version of Windows onto phone-sized devices. Developer Ben Wang has made a […]

Windows Phone Internals 2.3 released, unlocks all Lumia bootloaders

Microsoft may have largely abandoned its Lumia smartphones with Windows software. But if you’ve got one lying around now you can unlock the bootloader and root the phone. As promised last month, the developer of Windows Phone Internals has released a new version that can unlock and root just about any Lumia device. Windows Phone […]

Windows Phone Internals 2.2 can unlock all Lumia phones (root, custom ROMs, and more)

Microsoft may have pretty much given up on Windows Phone, but if you’ve got a Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone software there’s a new tool that you can use to unlock the bootloader and flash custom firmware. About two years after releasing a version of Windows Phone Internals that could unlock some Lumia devices running […]

Early Microsoft Lumia 950 concept included Surface Pen support

Windows may be the dominant operating system for notebook and desktop computers, but Microsoft’s Windows software for phones has an ever-dwindling market share. While the company continues to offer updates to Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft hasn’t launched any new smartphone hardware since the fall of 2015. At the time, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 […]