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Any way to port SailfishOS to Windows Phone? [answered]

asked 2014-08-30 23:12:27 +0300

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I think I've seen some people do it way back when Jolla was released, but I'm not sure. I'm asking this because a friend of mine wants to try SailfishOS but has a Lumia 820. Does anyone have an idea if it's even possible to port it and if so, where would I find how? :)

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the boot-loader for lumia phones is locked meaning that it can not load any other software apart windows phone OS

Mariusmssj ( 2014-08-31 19:12:37 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-08-30 23:29:44 +0300

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Short answer, unfortunately it's not possible. The phone is locked and i don't think in the future we can put other systems on this phone.

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Long answer: Microsoft is doing its best to prevent users from using their own device as they see fit. Verdict: avoid.

Fuzzillogic ( 2014-08-31 02:21:22 +0300 )edit

That depends, have you enough money to buy Microsoft?

BonoNL ( 2014-08-31 15:51:24 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-07-21 06:53:57 +0300

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Please see the answer to the question "Can we run Android on Lumia now?" in your link. While it is in theory now possible, practically it's humongous job to get / write Android drivers which are also used by Sailfish.

Acce ( 2016-07-21 14:24:11 +0300 )edit

Cyanogenmod has been ported to Lumia x20 series phones.


teepean ( 2017-02-28 08:10:13 +0300 )edit

Windows Phone Internals 2.3 released, unlocks bootloader on any Lumia. https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-phone-internals-23-released-unlocks-bootloader-any-lumia

BirdZhang ( 2018-01-11 06:30:15 +0300 )edit

would love to see it on a Lumia 830der

Linus Kasch ( 2018-05-13 22:26:14 +0300 )edit

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