Install Windows 10 Preview on any Windows 8 Phone

Curious to see the Windows 10 Preview for smartphones on your device? Angry that the preview isn’t officially available for all Windows 8 Phones? The diligent developers over at the XDA Developers forums have found a solution for you, albeit a bit unorthodox. Last week, developers managed to make Windows 10 Preview accessible for all Lumia devices running Windows 8, but the phones needed a microSD card slot in order for the tweak to work. That means that flagship device without a microSD card slot and access to the Windows 10 Preview couldn’t benefit from the new software. Now, developer RustyGrom has found a way to bypass these issues.

Using RustyGrom’s method, you will be able to install the Windows 10 Preview on any non-supported device of your choice. Before reading on, you should know it’s a how to guide for smartphone enthusiasts that are tech-savvy and software-savvy, so there’s a chance you can brick your phone if you don’t know what you’re doing. The disclaimer here is “proceed with caution”. The principle behind the hack is that you will be able to trick┬áthe Windows Insider application into thinking your device is eligible for the Windows 10 preview. From there on, you will be able to easily download and install the Preview.

Our advice to you would be not to try this unless you have a secondary phone that you’re not afraid of bricking and rendering useless. You will have a lot of tweaking and reading to do, but according to user reports in the XDA forums, you might be able to get the Windows 10 Preview on the HTC One M8 for Windows, Huawei phones, Lumia 930, Lumia 925, Lumia 920 and Lumia 1520. You will have to read through the 17 step guide in order to make things work, and be sure to pay attention to every step. You should also read through the comments to find out if any device has been added to the list of devices that work with the tweak. If you are anxious to see the Windows 10 Preview on your phone, this might be thing for you, but proceed with caution unless you’re a developer yourself. It’s not an easy guide and you will encounter problems on the way. Have fun, though!