The result is a device that has the body of Nokia and the brains of Android."Nokia's hardware is fantastic but their software is suboptimal, slow, buggy and not always the best user experience," says Terrence Eden, a U.
K.-based mobile consultant who installed Android 1.6 "Donut" on his Nokia N810.
The following year, as market share slid, Microsoft acquired Nokia for .2 billion in a last-ditch effort to save Microsoft’s smartphone business with an integrated hardware-software business model like Apple’s.
Some requirements and notes when using the Software Recovery Tool: Caution: it's worth noting that this tool will not work with Windows Phones from other OEMs.
That all said, be sure to let us know how you get on, should you try these tools in different regions.
If you love Nokia hardware but wish for a better operating system, consider what some enthusiastic developers have done.
As part of a project called NITDroid, the developers have created a compatible version of the Android operating system for Nokia's internet tablets.
This suite enables consumers to fix their Windows Phones without having to go through support channels, perfect if you're stuck on spinning cogs or the Windows Phone simply won't play ball.