Run Android OS On Your Windows Phone

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Are You using Windows Phone But Interested in Android but think you need to buy a new phone to try it out? Actually, your Windows Mobile phone may already have the capability of  running Android OS On Your Windows Phone  . Today we show you how and the type of phone you’ll need.

Step By Step How to Run Android OS On Your Windows Phone  

Step#1

Installing Android

To run Android you will need a micro SD card that is not SDHC (typically a card less than 2GB) and a supported Windows Mobile phone. You can check your micro SD card compatibility by looking at the card to see if it shows the “HC” label.The micro SD card will need to be formatted in FAT32. Plug the micro SD card into the computer and right click on it and choose format

Warning

Formatting a micro SD drive will erase everything on that drive. Make sure you have any important files backed up before you format it.

  Step#2

Now that the micro SD card is formatted, the first step to installing Android is finding the right Android port for your phone . You will need to find the port that works on your phone as well as the version of Android you want to run. Versions start at 1.0 but typically you will find ports for version 1.6 or 2.1

Step#3

Once you have found the right port for your phone and Android version you want to use, extract the files to a folder using 7-zip

Step#4

After the files have extracted there should be a folder called “and-boot”. Go into the and-boot folder->“start-up config” or “start-up”. Open this folder and you will need to find the right start-up.txt file for your phone. Inside each folder will be a single “start-up.txt” file. Copy the file for your phone model to the root of the and-boot folder. This file will tell Android what type of hardware you have, how big your screen is, how much RAM your phone has etc. so it is very important to choose the right file.

Step#5

Once you have moved the correct start-up.txt file to the and-boot folder, copy the entire (and-boot) folder to the root of your newly formatted micro SD card

Step#6

Plug the micro SD card back in the phone and open the file browser on your phone and browse to the memory card. Make sure the phone is plugged into power before the next few steps because on some phones running on battery may cause the phone to hang

Step#7

Open the and-boot folder and run haret.exe. If the right start-up.txt file is in the root of the and-boot folder you should be able to click “Run” and you will get a quick loading screen while haret turns off Windows Mobile and starts up Android

Step#8

You should get some scrolling text and probably a nice Android logo while the phone boots up the first time.

Note:

The first boot is going to take a considerably longer time than subsequent boots. and you may need to calibrate your screen during the boot process so make sure you keep an eye on it.

Step#9

Once the basic Linux settings are done your new “Android” phone will boot to a welcome screen so you can walk through the rest of the settings like setting up your email account.

Tip: If you are running Android on a phone that does not have an active data plan but does have WiFi, you can get around the start-up screen by tapping on the welcome screen in this order: top left corner, top right corner, bottom right corner, bottom left corner then tap the Android logo. You can then enable WiFi and join a network and set up your gmail account manually.

 

It is usually recommended that you leave your phone alone while it syncs your information for at least 10 minutes. Once the initial syncing is done the phone should start running faster and you can play around with installing apps. If you don’t wait for the phone to fully sync you may have problems with apps crashing prematurely and a force close dialog popping up.

 

Change any settings and install any apps you want, they will be saved to your memory card and ready on next boot. All phones that run Android from the micro SD card will automatically boot Windows Mobile when the phone restarts. To run Android again, just open the file browser and run haret.exe again.

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14 Responses

  1. Aditya Dey says:

    Nice tips…..something unique and useful too…..But personally i won’t try it on my windows phone….because for Android OS, I already have my Samsung Galaxy Y Duos….Nevertheless this post is great indeed…please keep writing….

  2. I am using android OS and found it really amazing and user friendly. this is Good post for those who are using windows phone and want to enjoy Android OS without changing the phone. thanks for sharing.

  3. Android is a better mobile OS than Windows as the percentage of usage of both OSes shows, i have a Nokia Lumia phone i always wished could run Android and now i can try it out.

  4. thanks is really great to have android OS on a windows phone, i will try this on my brothers fone and see what i get

  5. Nirmala says:

    useful post with a clear guide to implement :) I know Android for smartphone/tabs and it is good to know about the Andriod for Windows. Thanks for your step by step tutorial :)

  6. Gautam says:

    This is really nice. I am searching for it & finally got it here. Now going to try this hope this will work in NOkia.

  7. aris jay says:

    Great tips! You leave me speechless! ;) I just don’t know what came over me because I loved what I read. Keep it up! :)

  8. Android is the undisputed market leader at present, the only formidable rival being iOS.
    Such is the immense popularity of Android that it has almost wiped out Blackberry and Windows based phones. Good to know that one can now use Android on Windows based phones as well. :)

  9. Hi, Thanks for sharing this information. It is goo to know, on how to run Android on Windows Phone, as Im sure, Windows won’t join hand with android to come with any smartphone or tablet. so instead of waiting for it, we could directly go in for your method and use it happily.

  10. Sourav says:

    Hey ! Pretty good one .But, running it on WP will slow down your device.
    Well anyway GOOD ONE !
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