, And this isnt some clickbait trick and the Windows is actually running somewhere in the cloud or some remote desktop. Stuff., No Windows really runs normally on my OnePlus 6T smartphone. And even with dual boot. So I can decide, after switching on whether I want to boot, into Android or into Windows 11. Little spoiler in advance, Thats, really cool, and actually this should be a standard feature of Android smartphones. Stay tuned., Dear hackers, dear internet, surfers welcome to …. If you were surprised at the beginning of the video, when I mentioned the OnePlus 6T Hey, why is he using such an old smartphone? The ct editorial office? Has it Im sure there are dozens of much more powerful ones around Yes, thats right, but unfortunately the Windows bootloader? I use only works with very few smartphone processors or systems on a chip so far.. It works best so far with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and its in the OnePlus 6T, among other things. Otherwise, the hack also works with the PocoPhone F1, the Xiaomi MIX2S and a number of phones with the Snapdragon, 720G Snapdragon, 835 and Snapdragon 855.. However, the support on these others is nowhere near as good as on the 845 that I have have used. For example, with many, there is no touchscreen, no WLAN no Bluetooth, and unfortunately, that is the biggest problem, no graphics acceleration. Its all possible on the Snapdragon 845.. More on how the installation works technically later in this video.

. First of all, I want to show you how well Windows runs on the smartphone., While Windows only ran on X86 processors in its first 27 years, i.e. the standard PC processors from AMD and Intel, Microsoft also opened up to the ARM architecture from 2012. These are the processors that are found in almost everything nowadays, that is not a classic computer, for example, in smartphones tablets, wristwatches door, locks, cars and Raspis.. Yes, ok and Apple now has ARM in ALL devices, including classic computers., But I digress. What I want to say ARM is no longer just a mobile phone stuff Windows runs really well on it. Now.. What you see here now is the OnePlus 6T, with the normal Windows, 11 version for ARM. Thats, really all quite fluffy isnt. It Even games that arent that incredibly demanding run well on it., For example, Half Life 2, ok, thats, super old, but also Cuphead, that runs at a stable 60 frames per second.. However, I didnt get many games to run either, which could either have something to do with the ARM architecture or with the very unusual screen resolution of 2340 x, 1080 pixels.. I have linked a list in the description where you can see which software is running and which is not.. I also did a few benchmarks, which are quite interesting: Geekbench5 counts, 2400, multi core points with the OnePlus 6T under Android, but only 1796 under Windows 11. That means that the much fatter operating system does make a difference mathematically or that the driver optimization is not optimal.

, But My not so bad. Acer Swift, 7 notebook with Intel i5 7Y54 only manages 1133 multi core points and the Windows 11 on there also feels slower than the one on the OnePlus 6T.. As I said before, Windows support is a hack, its not an officially supported feature. Thats. Why some things dont work, The sound system integrated in the smartphone, doesnt work under Windows and unfortunately, you cant connect a docking station with HDMI to use a larger monitor. And The smartphone cameras cannot be addressed under Windows, nor do the GPS and the other built in Sensors work., But what all worked in my test with Windows on the OnePlus 6T, The integrated WLAN, runs without any problems both with 2.4 and with 5 GHz Bluetooth, also and thats, pretty cool The SIM card too, i.e. mobile Internet. In addition, the touchscreen works Windows even automatically displays a touchscreen keyboard in some places, for example when logging in.. If I connected a USB hub or a docking station, I could simply connect a USB keyboard, USB mouse and also a USB audio interface, all of which were recognized without any problems.. I was also able to easily pair an Apple MagicKeyboard and a PS5 game controller via Bluetooth., And With my Power Delivery capable docking station, I was able to charge the smartphone at the same time, while I had the audio interface mouse and keyboard connected via USB.. That sounds mundane, but the cell phone only has a USB C socket, so everything has to go through it and it works.

. If only one video signal were output. Now that would be REALLY great, because then you could use the thing as an office PC., Because thats just the way it is Such a small display is not well suited for Windows. You have to switch the scaling to at least 175. For games such as Cuphead. However, the display works well., So, to sum it up very briefly: Windows 11 runs more smoothly on a cell phone that costs around 150 euros used and with a four year old system on a chip than on many real computers, for example. On my notebook., I really think thats at least interesting, especially when you consider that the current Snapdragons are significantly faster, so Windows potentially runs EVEN better on them, and many newer devices support HDMI via USB C. So you have one with an additional monitor, could realize a fully fledged Windows PC.. To be honest, I think that makes more sense than the cool function of running Android apps on Windows, 11. Pcs Ive already made a video about that., But I would say that there are more people who have Windows software that is important to them, that doesnt run on Android than people who can do anything on Android that doesnt work on Windows., For example, games. But, of course, also application software. And for people who mainly want a good Android smartphone, but occasionally need Windows that would be ideal. Unfortunately, of course, Google in particular, has no interest in running Android smartphones with a competing operating system.

And Microsoft. Yes, they used to experiment a lot also with Windows, Mobile and such, but it seems that Android phones, dont fit into the Windows strategy at the moment.. Google and Microsoft had already complained to Asus in 2014 because they were selling dual bootable devices with Android and Windows. And thats. Probably the reason why the Windows installation on Android phones is so complicated. The necessary bootloader and UEFI firmware are not publicly available.. For my OnePlus 6T with Windows, I used software from the apparently Chinese Project Renegade.. These are hackers who obtained dubious legal drivers from Qualcomm and can use them to provide firmware and bootloaders to install Windows on the phones.. The whole thing is not really well documented and very, very fiddly.. I needed more than eight hours for the action and really crashed the phone completely dozens of times. So the only way I could turn it back on was with a hard reset., And I had to fight my way through windows in languages. I dont understand at all, like Chinese., Take a look at the partition table of the cell phone under Windows. Yes, over 80 partitions, but thats, not a bug Android does it by default. Windows is on just one partition. Anyway, I dabbled my way through it. A lot was trial and error, and sometimes I just didnt know why something wasnt working now and why it was later.. Thats, why we decided not to do a detailed tutorial here, also because de facto, only the Snapdragon 845 is supported, which shouldnt be so incredibly common anymore, And although both Windows and Android ran stably after the installation and didnt crash once the dual boot process is not Really comfortable From Android to Windows, it goes like this And from Windows to Android, like this.

For my installation. I definitely used the English language video by edi194, linked in the description, which actually explains all the steps quite well, except for the installation of TWRP, which is used to import your own software onto Android phones. I have also linked the instructions for this. Important tip. That would have saved me a few hours of tinkering if I had known beforehand, If you have updated your OnePlus 6T to Android 11 downgrade to Android 10 Android 11 causes nasty problems with TWRP. And important pressing the power button and volume up for ten seconds. Does a hard reset on the 6T, Because some of you may be interested here are the steps required for the Windows installation. First, you have to prepare a USB data carrier. Then come The small Windows PE adapted from Project Renegade, The Windows management tool, DISM Driver for the Snapdragon 845 And, of course, the image with Windows 11 in the ARM version. Then you have to open the smartphones, bootloader and install TWRP repartition the smartphones file system and create a Windows partition.. Then you boot into the UEFI boot image, start Windows, PE and then install the correct Windows with dism and then install the drivers.. I definitely enjoyed the tinkering and I have to say I actually want this dual boot function with Windows on all of my Android phones in the future.. Officially, my dream probably wont come true, but there are definitely some hackers out there working on it right now.

. I am excited.