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[Q] Windows Phone 7 ROM for Nexus S GSM?

15th August 2011, 12:51 AM |#1  
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I'm wondering if it's possible to dual boot Windows Phone 7 and Android on Nexus S? It's been done on HD2. Just wondering why it hasn't been done for Nexus S. (unless if it's the sd card thing).
 
 
15th August 2011, 12:53 AM |#2  
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Wrong section!

I do know of ubuntu on the nexus s, but idk about win7 on it LOL.

And it makes sense with win7 put on the hd2 since its a windows phone lol

But yeah, you need to move this to q and a ;D

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15th August 2011, 01:19 AM |#3  
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It is really impractical for one thing. The hd2 was a windows mobile device with a completely different bootloader. I believe they were able to use a modified bootloader to do it. We would need to somehow port over the bootloader from the Samsung focus. Unfortunately modifying bootloaders is very dangerous. If it doesn't work you brick. We would brick a lot of devices. So with the price we pay for the bricked phones we might as well buy a Samsung focus.



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15th August 2011, 01:36 AM |#4  
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I'm wondering if it's possible to dual boot Windows Phone 7 and Android on Nexus S? It's been done on HD2. Just wondering why it hasn't been done for Nexus S. (unless if it's the sd card thing).

Wrong section perhaps for such a question?
The basic approach, or concept if you may, in my opinion, is completely opposite.
Like comparing apples to oranges.
HD2 is a Windows Phone to which Android was ported for dual-boot.
Where as, Nexus S is an Android phone and to port Windows Phone 7 to it would be an entirely different ball game.
Even to try dual booting.
Doubt if it'd be a worthwhile effort.
One can never really say.
Probably a far better idea to try and port Android to the Samsung Focus than do Phone 7 on the Nexus S.
15th August 2011, 01:45 AM |#5  
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As soon as you can talk Microsoft into open-sourcing the WP7 platform it will be done. The main reason Android was ported to the HD2 is because Android is open source and it made it possible.
15th August 2011, 03:21 AM |#6  
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As soon as you can talk Microsoft into open-sourcing the WP7 platform it will be done. The main reason Android was ported to the HD2 is because Android is open source and it made it possible.

This idea has been proposed before on XDA for another phone, and the thread was shut down due to it being illegal.
15th August 2011, 03:33 AM |#7  
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I do know of ubuntu on the nexus s....

First of all sorry for my bad english.
Can you provide any information about port ubuntu in nexus s. Where is the progress and what can this serve?
15th August 2011, 03:45 AM |#8  
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If you want this thread to stay you really need to move it or a mod will close it.

But here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=10486278

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15th August 2011, 08:17 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by rpark91

I'm wondering if it's possible to dual boot Windows Phone 7 and Android on Nexus S? It's been done on HD2. Just wondering why it hasn't been done for Nexus S. (unless if it's the sd card thing).

I dont think there is dev enough to do that, and i think we need the SD card to Dual boot. Bot maybe its possible to port WP7, but we need a dev that want to work on it.

But hey! Its sound awesome to have WP7 on NS, is miss it alot from my old HD2 (sold now )
15th August 2011, 10:22 AM |#10  
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Yes it is possible.
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