Text Messages now work with hacked Windows 10 on ARM Lumia 950 XL -Update: Phone calls too!

by Surur
May 15, 2019

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The project to run Windows 10 on ARM on the Lumia 950 XL has made further make progress, with main hacker Gustave Monce managing to get sending and recieving text messages working on his Windows 10 Lumia 950.

Interestingly phone calls would work too, except Windows 10 desktop lacks a UI for making and receiving the calls, with no dialler present in the desktop OS.

Update: Gustave appears to have managed to get phone calling to work too.

The LumiaWOA project now has firmware 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.

The latest ROMs with these new features enabled are available here.

If your Lumia 950 XL is only gathering dust in an old draw, there is likely nothing to lose by trying out the hack. Read more about it here.

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