HTC One (M8) bootloader rumored to support WP and vice versa

14 August, 2014 | Comments (16) | Post your comment

HTC is gearing up to announce the Windows Phone version of the One M8, but before that we're treated to an interesting rumor. The bootloader of the HTC W8, as its purportedly called, supports the Windows Phone and Android versions of the device.

In practice, this means that the HTC One M8 can be flashed with Windows Phone 8.1 and vice versa.



HTC is going to announce its latest Windows Phone on August 19. It is expected to be a Verizon exclusive initially, and then launch globally.

HTC's upcoming Windows Phone is should feature a Snapdragon 801 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD card slot and 5" full HD display. If the rumors pans out to be true, we might be looking at an upcoming modern version of the legendary HTC HD2.

HTC's event is scheduled for August 19 in New York.

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HTC One (M8) bootloader rumored to support WP and vice versa - reader comments

  • Htc HD2

Battery couldn't be replaced :/

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  • 2014-08-20 20:41
  • 84Z0
  • lumpaywk

If this then makes it possible for some clever ppl to port a dual boot to my M8 then I may actually wet myself with joy. I love this phone but miss my Windows phones.

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  • 2014-08-17 14:38
  • mcjM
  • roMadMike

And hopefully this will lead other manufacturers to follow with the freedom of choosing a platform. And changing it. Would be great! If they would sell a 'blank' phone and upon the first boot, let the user choose the OS. Couple this with Google's mod...

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  • 2014-08-14 22:06
  • 3AtT