A concept of Android on Lumia

Independent XDA-developers recently released Android ROM based on LineageOS 13.0 for select Lumia Windows Phones. The most popular Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 are only eligible to install Android operating system. As both Lumias have been popular Windows Phones, it is very strange to see them running Android Nougat.

A lot of users have been successfully able to run Android on Lumia but it is limited in terms of features. Android runs better than Windows Phone 8.1 on the Lumia phone and as it is based on the Nougat update, you can enjoy most of the feature comes with the new Android Nougat update.

As we noted above, Android on Lumia has many known issues such as the cellular network, WiFi and even Bluetooth won’t work. The good news is that the developers have finally managed to enable WiFi and Bluetooth support on Lumia with Android. They are also working on to fix the cellular network bug in the OS and include more Lumias in the project. You can find the list of known issues below.

  • Accelerometer does not work.
  • There’s no sound over headphone jack.
  • Only official digitizer is supported.
  • Camera does not work.
  • For some people SD cards don’t work.

If you are interested, you can read our in-depth guide to install Android on Lumia (Windows Phone). As Microsoft is not supporting the old Lumia phones, you can give a new life to your Windows Phone by installing Android.

  • Pablo HP

    Good News, and the hardwares that doesnt work, I believe that is question of time. This maibe goes do a extra life for this phones.

  • Welcometothefuture

    Well it has more apps period that’s what make the mobile market…..they should have kept android on windows mobile and pushed hardware native apps would have came with the incentive of a usable market not a dead operating system with fake support no apps and a community of 0.01 of the mobile market who thinks its high and mighty all knowing of how mobile operating systems should work vs 99.99% of the market :/