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The project to run Windows 10 on ARM on the Lumia 950 XL has made massive progress, and now one of the main hackers behind the project, Gustave Monce, has turned his attention to the Lumia 950.
He has managed to install drivers for the LTE chipset, GPU and more, enabling the OS to be used to some degree on the system.
Cellular on Lumia 950 non XL (talkman)? You bet pic.twitter.com/PxUdHpEQAR
— Gustave Monce ? (@gus33000) June 11, 2019
Currently missing is a working WLAN driver, camera and audio but many of these should fall soon.
What's is left on talkman (Lumia 950 non XL):
– Proper Core bring up (it's kind of broken right now)
– WLAN (driver doesn't start)
– Cameras (even less drivers than the XL)
– Audio (haven't tried yet it was late for me yesterday but should work no problem)
— Gustave Monce ? (@gus33000) June 12, 2019
The LumiaWOA project now has firmware for the Lumia 950 XL you can download and install using WPinternals which makes installation as easy as flashing with any other firmware. It does replace the Windows 10 Mobile install, so users need to back up their data of course. We assume when the project is a bit more polished these will also be made available for the Lumia 950.
If your Lumia 950 is only gathering dust in an old draw, there is likely nothing to lose by trying out the hack. Read more about it at GitHub here.