Nokia Lumia user can now use Windows Phone Internals to unlock the bootloader and to root the device. Many users enjoy rooting the device in order to install custom software on the Windows Mobile phones. Since its appearance two years ago, a new update has been released: Windows Phone Internals 2.2.
What can you do with a rooted Lumia?
Those who bootload and root the device also use Bypassing SecureBot to upgrade their Windows Mobile smartphone to a Windows 10 version (not official). This unofficial Windows 10 version will allow, Lumia owners, for example, to make modifications and hacks to the operating system. Some smartphones can even gain access to Project Astoria, a system which allows different Android apps to run and work on Windows Mobile phones. Another benefit is the possibility for the users to flash port versions of Android.
Window Mobile is dying
The new update comes at the same time Microsoft announced that Windows 10 has entered maintenance mode. This implies that the Windows Mobile platform has reached its end and only security and stability fixes will be provided. The decision comes after only a handful of users continue to use the platform on a daily basis. Developers made only few apps for it and it is hard for users to enjoy the OS.
Could the platform revive?
Although smartphones such as Nokia Lumia have good specs, the Windows Mobile operating system has been unlucky. Those who own a Windows Mobile device can bootload Windows 8 or Windows 10 and try out some features Android users are enjoying. Maybe if the new update came in earlier more developers would have bought smartphones such as Nokia Lumia and Windows Mobile would not have come to an end.