Hacking, Modding and getting what the people want is becoming more and more a reality nowadays in the mobile world. All this is courtesy of enterprising developers out there who are doing a amazing job bringing us all kinds of magical goodies that can make our devices so much better. Well, now a new exciting development as arisen and it’s the step closer to getting Windows Phone 7 devices to dual-boot with Android and other platforms.
Using the Samsung Focus to achieve this using an unofficial built bootloader. This is all the work of DFT’s (Dark Forces Team’s) Cotulla, and it achieves this via using the MAGLDR bootloader to run after the Samsung Focus’s native stock bootloader. All this is akin to the HTC HD2 and being able to run a whole host of different operating systems with custom roms from even Android itself just like on the HTC HD2. Dual-Booting systems has currently not been achieved like on the HTC HD2, but lets give them time to work wonders.
If you not sure what MAGLDR is then here’s a little information below.
Developed by senior XDA-Developers forum member and DFT (Dark Forces Team) developer Cotulla, MAGLDR is a custom bootloader for HTC HD2. A bootloader is the first piece of code that executes upon boot; it loads the operating system and gives control of the device to it. MAGLDR does not replace the default bootloader installed on your phone but rather runs immediately after it, thus retaining your bootloader and making it safe to uninstall MAGLDR while still being able to boot the phone.
Apart from booting the operating system, MAGLDR also gives you an advanced yet easy-to-use interface to install, uninstall and manage operating systems on your device. Those familiar with Android customization might find it similar to a custom Android recovery, with a difference that it allows you to install and boot into even one of the most popular Android recoveries – ClockworkMod!
Cotulla has said that his first release will be on the Samsung Focus only, although we could see future builds for other Samsung WP7 devices that will get the same treatment.
All the possibilities with this are very exciting indeed, with Android being able to run on a Windows Phone 7 i know there is one device currently i am thinking of and that is the Nokia Lumia 800. We all wanted Nokia to choose Android and why not they make great hardware and design, now if you could couple that with some tasty Android dessert than wouldn’t that be great. I for one would jump at the chance of a Nokia Android handset and I’m sure plenty more would to.