Only for new handsets? Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 hacked onto the Samsung ATIV S

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We have heard a rumour today that Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 2 will only be delivered to new handsets, and not be rolled out as an OTA update to existing devices.

However when you have full access to a phone, such as one has with an Interop Unlocked Samsung ATIV S nearly everything is possible, including it seems hacking WP8.1 GDR2 onto your handset, as demonstrated in the video above by WindowsMania.pl.

The same team of course also managed to hack Windows 10 Mobile preview on the same handset, so GDR2 was probably pretty trivial.

Now of course this does not change anything for the run of the mill user, and unlike most of our readers I would really love to have GDR2 come to my Lumia 930, not for the re-organized settings but so i can use Bluetooth keyboards (of which I own a few) to be more productive by writing on the move.

With this in mind I hope either an official roll-out is coming, or a safe and reliable hack becomes available for all. What do our readers think?

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