Is it possible to change OS on HTC Windows 8s device?

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    I'm curious as to why you would want to do this? – Richard Lucas May 14 '13 at 8:28
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    Irritated with Windows Phone OS. – Sushan Ghimire May 14 '13 at 10:20
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    Me too, it would probably be easier to sell the phone and buy an iPhone/Blackberry/Android instead... Not very helpful, I know. – Richard Lucas May 14 '13 at 13:29
  • @SushanGhimire could we help you resolve any of the irritations? Personally, I love Windows Phone, and can't get on with Android, and I appreciate that we each have individual preferences on these things... – Rowland Shaw May 16 '13 at 11:10
  • Its about Android OS, not Windows Phone OS. – Vitor Canova Jul 29 '13 at 2:06

Changing the OS is not officially supported.

It also doesn't seem to be unofficially supported at the moment. There is almost no XDA development activity on the 8X or any other Windows Phone 8 device for that matter, so while it might be possible in the future to install Android, Ubuntu, Windows 8 RT, etc, it doesn't look like it will happen any time soon.

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it :). – mattytommo May 15 '13 at 9:44

As far as I know, this is not (currently?) possible, and might never be possible. Then again, never say never when software is involved. ;-)

For some background on why this is, have a look at this article on WPCentral. All this should make Windows Phone even more interesting for enterprise use, which I think it a good thing.

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