Windows 10 and OnePlus 6T

After porting Windows 10 on ARM to Raspberry Pi, Nintendo Switch, a group of developers has now managed to boot the operating system on OnePlus 6T. This would obviously not make you more productive or improve the phone’s experience but it is one of the crazy hacks you can do.

The idea of running Windows 10 on ARM on a OnePlus 6T is intriguing, particularly because the operating system isn’t optimized for small screen size and mobile devices.

Back in December 2016, both Microsoft and Qualcomm worked together to bring Windows 10 to ARM CPUs such as Snapdragon chipsets. As a result, Windows 10 ARM could be ported to any device with ARM or Snapdragon hardware. It looks in future, you’ll be able to run full Windows 10 on OnePlus 6T through an unofficial hack.

However, the painful setup won’t be worth your time, because the OS is not optimized for mobile device and you can’t really use it properly with ease.

An independent third-party developer has now managed to boot Windows 10 ARM64 on OnePlus 6T and apparently, the device crashed with BSOD (Blue screen of death) error. Interesting, the touch is working without any problem because the OnePlus 6T display uses Synaptics touchscreen controller which is supported by Windows 10.

With tweaks to the memory management and other parts, Windows 10 on ARM should be able to boot successfully on OnePlus 6T.

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Mayank Parmar is an entrepreneur who founded Windows Latest. He is the Editor-in-Chief and has written on various topics in his seven years of career, but he is mostly known for his well-researched work on Microsoft's Windows. His articles and research works have been referred to by CNN, Business Insiders, Forbes, Fortune, CBS Interactive, Microsoft and many others over the years.