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Can I Install WP8 on a WP7 Phone?

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By kilus, Account currently disabled on 22nd June 2012, 07:16 PM
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is there any way to install wp8 on a wp7 phone?
 
 
22nd June 2012, 07:58 PM |#2  
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Really ? Did you do any homework or read any of the blogs about Windows Phone 8 ? I guess not. A key word that you should know is "search" as you would of found your answer.

To answer your question, NO. Window Phone 7 users will get a upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8 and it will give you the new start menu of Windows Phone 8 but, nothing else.
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22nd June 2012, 08:05 PM |#3  
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There will be update to wp7/wp7.5 called wp7.8 and you have same interface than Windows phone 8 :)
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is there any way to install wp8 on a wp7 phone?

I'm pretty sure we'll be able to put some sort of custom ROM WP8 on a WP7 device.

Other than the secure boot, which should hopefully be easily turned off, I haven't seen anything which would prevent the OS from running on a WP7 device.
23rd June 2012, 06:26 AM |#5  
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Really ? Did you do any homework or read any of the blogs about Windows Phone 8 ? I guess not. A key word that you should know is "search" as you would of found your answer.

really? did you do any homework or read any blogs about how to get laid as a nerd? i guess not. a key word you should know is "balls," as you'd require a pair as a real man and help you stop masterbating at online porn, move out your mom's house, and finally get laid at 43 years of age.

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There will be update to wp7/wp7.5 called wp7.8 and you have same interface than Windows phone 8 :)

thanks hetwo.

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I'm pretty sure we'll be able to put some sort of custom ROM WP8 on a WP7 device.

Other than the secure boot, which should hopefully be easily turned off, I haven't seen anything which would prevent the OS from running on a WP7 device.

thank you too.. its good knowing there are some decent intelligent people out there willing to answer questions without having to be a disrespectful troll.
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23rd June 2012, 07:37 AM |#6  
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Hey guys,

Firstly please don't get this wp8 forum off to a bad start and keep flaming each other? Respect each other and the rules please

Secondly, from my understanding current hardware specs of wp7 phones are not high enough, do not meet, wp8 requirements so the answer is probably no. The official line is a definate no, wp7 devices, even new ones like lumia 900 will not get wp8 update
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Hopefully soon wp8 on WP7 by Custom Rom
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Secondly, from my understanding current hardware specs of wp7 phones are not high enough, do not meet, wp8 requirements so the answer is probably no. The official line is a definate no, wp7 devices, even new ones like lumia 900 will not get wp8 update

Definitely not via an update, that's clearly been addressed by Microsoft. However existing WP7 hardware is surely powerful enough to run WP8. The single core processor is definitely not a problem, and low end WP8 devices are looking to be lower in specs than current WP7 devices.

I'm no expert in usermode on WP, but I know the NT kernel extremely well, and it's more than capable of running on our hardware.
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Some body will hack it

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23rd June 2012, 04:36 PM |#10  
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Only problem maybe drivers. It is Microsoft way to release oem from out of warranty obligation to keep an outdated product updated.

Who wants to sell one shirt and that person never buys another because it last too long. I understand wanted to save money. But how can they keep making money if the people that work for them is trying to make something2 years old work off of the mere 500$ the phone is worth. Hey has to make money or they will disappear like farmer jack and circuit city

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really? did you do any homework or read any blogs about how to get laid as a nerd? i guess not. a key word you should know is "balls," as you'd require a pair as a real man and help you stop masterbating at online porn, move out your mom's house, and finally get laid at 43 years of age.
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Hahaha. If you read ANY PLACE on this site, it says to SEARCH before posting.

You must not know how to read. This has been a major topic of discussion over every Windows Phone 7 related site.

It does not take a geek or loser like yourself just to spend 2 min reading before posting a subject that has been posted everywhere.




The new upgrade goes to the NT kernal over the WinCE one. That does take more horsepower than current devices can do. It will have native support for C++ and a lot of other modern tech (NFC and others). The current chipset in current devices will not be able to handle it with reasonable performance. As I understand it.

IF some hacker was to create a rom for a current device, it would not support more than 1/2 of the OS and the performace would not be anything worth using unless they stripped everything out.

It's really questionable if a hacker will be able to get it working on current devices and what type of performance. If you really want to know the changes, it's a little long but, it really shows what it can and will do...

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Windows-Phone/Summit

It's the full streaming event, and it's almost 2 hours but, it's impressive and I can see why they went this route.
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