After many expectations, Microsoft announced Windows 11 last month. Although not available to the general public, the company has released the first Windows 11 preview build for Insiders. As a result, developers and software enthusiasts are beginning to port the next generation of Windows OS to devices such as OnePlus smartphones, Raspberry Pi 4, and Lumia phones.
For those who don’t know, Microsoft has released an ARM64 build of Windows 11 Developer Preview for Windows on ARM devices, including Surface Pro X, along with the x64 build. The latter is basically intended for devices running on Qualcomm processors.
Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi 4
So after the release of Windows 11 Developer Preview, Redditor u / the SPEEDCAT can now run on 4GB Raspberry Pi 4. You can see some of the screenshots shared by Redditor just below.
Now, in order to boot a new Windows version on such a device, Redditor downloaded an ARM64 build of Windows 11 and flashed the ISO to an SD card. In addition, according to Redditor, Windows 11 performed better than previous versions running on the same hardware.
Windows 11 on Lumia 950 XL
Following this, I saw a YouTuber named GustaveMonce running Windows 11 on the Lumia 950XL. This is the same person who was able to run Windows 10X on the device earlier this year when the leaked version of Windows 10X was in circulation online.
However, as you know, Microsoft has already canceled Windows 10X and introduced many of its elements in the latest Windows release. So it’s not surprising that the Lumia 950 XL was able to run the latest Windows version smoothly. You can check out the Monce video attached just below.
Windows 11 on OnePlus 6 / 6T
After these sightings, several developers associated with Project Renegade, a team porting EDK2 to different platforms, recently shared a video showing OnePlus 6T running an ARM64 build of Windows 11. .. A new OS installed on OnePlus 6T devices that are already running Windows 10 on ARM.
YouTuber then flashes the current preview build of Windows 11 on ARM on the OnePlus device. The installation process took some time, but the OnePlus 6T was finally able to run the latest version of Windows.
However, user reports include some features, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and audio overspeakers, that don’t seem to work on the OnePlus 6T running Windows on ARM. On the other hand, the device’s touch screen, USB and GPU were working fine. Watch the video attached just below.
In addition, the team has put together a spreadsheet of all the games that the OnePlus 6 / 6T could run during the test period. This includes games such as SimCity 5, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, CS: GO, and Minecraft.
Therefore, if you are interested in booting Windows 11 on ARM on your Snapdragon 845-equipped device, you can find out more about Project Renegade on the official website. You can also find the resources you need on the Github page.
Via: XDA Developers (1, 2)