03-22-2017 09:05 PM
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  1. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Just bought one of these. 😃
    I could no longer resist.
    Does anyone know if I can do the update hack to get this thing up to date?

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    03-08-2017 04:42 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Just bought one of these.
    I could no longer resist.
    Does anyone know if I can do the update hack to get this thing up to date?

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    Not sure about the hack, but you should be given an award for your endurance in holding out!
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    03-08-2017 05:51 PM
  3. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Not sure about the hack, but you should be given an award for your endurance in holding out!
    Ha ha. Thanks. But, if there is an award that I should be given, it's the award for buying things for which I have no use. 😀

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    03-08-2017 05:59 PM
  4. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Waiting.... Waiting.... Waiting
    Should be delivered this evening.
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    03-09-2017 05:55 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Waiting.... Waiting.... Waiting
    Should be delivered this evening.
    Ooh impressions?! Somewhere? Anywhere? Please? lol
    03-10-2017 09:07 AM
  6. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Ooh impressions?! Somewhere? Anywhere? Please? lol
    Well.....it wasn't delivered. It got stuck in Cincinnati overnight. However, I just got a notification that said it had arrived at the local DHL delivery office here, so I should be holding the beast this evening. I'll post some thoughts and pics once I get home. :)
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    03-10-2017 11:57 AM
  7. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Just got a notification that it was delivered. Now, I just have to wait until my work day ends.
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    03-10-2017 01:48 PM
  8. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar




    Just a few pics.
    1020, 640XL, 1520, WP10, Mediapad X2 size comparison.
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    03-10-2017 03:43 PM
  9. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar

    Just finished the spoof hack. Hoping all works out. 😁
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    03-10-2017 04:42 PM
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    Tried to upload a gif. Didn't work.
    Attached Thumbnails 1489186863117.jpg  
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    03-10-2017 05:01 PM
  11. libra89's Avatar
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    Just finished the spoof hack. Hoping all works out.
    Ooh yay you figured it out! I hope it works out for you too!
    03-10-2017 07:22 PM
  12. Guytronic's Avatar
    Gimme some of those phones!
    Kidding...getting rid of phones here :)

    That thing reminds me of a gigantic Lumia!
    Cool deal ScienceMan!!!

    You remain at the top of the mountain sir!
    03-10-2017 07:35 PM
  13. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    @libra89
    Yep. Read a thread over at XDA and took the plunge. Really very simple, even for a novice like me. Everything went very smoothly, and it seems to run better now, actually.
    @Guytronic
    THIS is the Windows Phone I've always wanted. It's huge, runs really smoothly, and it's actually well built. Cameras are terrible, though. I think my pinhole camera that I made using a Quaker oatmeal tube takes better pics. Ha ha Sadly, it can't be used as a phone, or I'd be all over this as my primary device. :(

    Pros: Build, OS runs well, screen is gigantic, WM apps look really nice on a large screen, well built.
    Cons: Cameras, no 3G or above bands here, update process.

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    03-10-2017 07:45 PM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    Pros: Build, OS runs well, screen is gigantic, WM apps look really nice on a large screen, well built.
    I think this would be a great path back to WM10.
    Wish there were more devices like it.

    Did you say how long it took to receive from China?
    Ordered some E-Bay items from China and I have no clue where they are after 2 weeks.
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    03-10-2017 08:22 PM
  15. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I think this would be a great path back to WM10.
    Wish there were more devices like it.

    Did you say how long it took to receive from China?
    Ordered some E-Bay items from China and I have no clue where they are after 2 weeks.
    Yeah. I'm loving the size, but there still is that issue of apps....
    Super fast shipping through Gearbest. Bought it Wednesday. Got it this afternoon. 🙂😮

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    03-10-2017 08:27 PM
  16. loudog3114's Avatar
    Can you describe the update hack? Are you able to do insider builds?
    03-11-2017 08:33 AM
  17. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Can you describe the update hack? Are you able to do insider builds?
    Sure thing. Yes, you can install lnsider Builds, but I haven't decided if I'm going to do that yet, considering that there's no way back if things go wrong. WDRT does not support the Cube, as you probably know.
    To update my WP10, I followed a guide found here: https://techtablets.com/forum/topic/...-update-issue/
    I also referenced the forums at XDA in the link below.
    I've written down exactly what I did to update my Cube. It's exactly the same as if you were to follow the guide at the link above, except I wrote it down with a bit more explanation for people like me who are not seasoned hackers. Keep in mind that this is not an official upgrade, and it could brick your phone. It worked with mine on the first try, though.
    I have no idea how to resolve any issues that might arise if you actually try this. Do the following at your own risk.

    1. You have to start by developer unlocking your phone. Settings, Update and Security, For Developers, Developer Mode. Click "yes" when asked to verify.

    Next, on your PC, download and extract the following files: 1)the latest version of Interop Tools (ARM) and 2) the appropriate ARM dependencies zip file from XDA forums. Follow this link: https://forum.xda-developers.com/win...3445271/page55
    The post you are looking for is number 550 by gus33000. It was posted on January 8th. There is a more recent download, but it failed to work on my Cube, so I had to find this older version.

    You only need these two: InteropTools_RC2_1.9.400.0_arm.zip and Dependencies_ARM.zip (This is for the Cube WP10)
    Remember to extract both of these zip files onto your PC.


    2. Connect your phone to your PC. Then, copy and paste the 4 Dependencies files onto your phone. Just open File Explorer, find your phone, double click that and paste the four files there. I did not go into any certain folder on my phone. Just pasted the 4 Dependencies to the phone in the main folder where it lists Documents, Pictures, Music, etc. I closed these windows when I finished.


    3. Next, go to your phone. Open the File Explorer on your phone. Click on "This Device". Scroll down until you see your 4 files. Click the first one. Accept the "Install app..." warning. Click the next one, and install it as well. Do this for the last two. I waited around 10 seconds between each installation. Navigate back to the start screen. I actually held the back arrow down and manually closed all open apps, just to make sure I was starting with a clean slate again.


    4. Back on your PC, move the InteropTools file to your phone. Put it in the same place you put the other 4 files.


    5. Using your phone, open File Explorer again. Click "This Device". Scroll down until you see the Interop file. Click to install. Wait around 15 to 20 seconds for the app to install. Again, after I finished installing, I manually closed everything that was open.


    6. Now, on your phone, swipe left to go to your apps list. InteropTools should be at the top in the Recent list. Click on it to open.


    7. Once open, click "THIS DEVICE". Click the actual words, not the down arrow to the right. Once open, click the hamburger menu at the top left. Then, click on "Registry Browser". Find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM)". Then, scroll down and click "System". Next, scroll down and click "Platform". Finally, click "DeviceTargetInfo".


    8. This is the most techinically intense step. Make sure you take your time doing this. It's not difficult, but for a novice like me, I really had to concentrate doing this part. Scroll down and look for these entries:
    PhoneManufacturer
    PhoneHardwareVariant
    PhoneManufacturerModelName
    PhoneModelName

    If you click on the blue folder icon beside each one, you will see two entries: "Registry Value Type" and "Registry Value Data". Ignore the "Registry Value Type". You will only be changing the "Registry Value Data" fields for each one. Before you begin, make sure you write this info down. If you ever want to stop getting updates, you'll have to input these back in.

    PhoneManufacturer = Cube
    PhoneHardwareVariant = VAR-GSM
    PhonemanufacturerModelName = T698
    PhoneModelName= T698


    9. One by one, change the above entries to the following:

    PhoneManufacturer = MicrosoftMDG
    PhoneHardwareVariant = RM-1085
    PhoneManufacturerModelName = RM-1116_11258
    PhoneModelName = Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM

    For example, click "PhoneManufacturer". Click in the input box underneath "Registry Value Data". Delete what's there, and type in "MicrosoftMDG". Click the checkmark to save. You might have to click the back arrow to go back to pick the next entry. For each entry, type everything exactly as it is shown. Make sure you click the checkmark after each entry. Remember, you are only changing the "Registry Value Data".


    10. Once you change the last one to "Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM" and click the checkmark to save, longpress the back arrow and close all apps. Then, disconnect your phone from the PC and reboot the phone.


    11. Once rebooted, open Settings and check for updates. You should see the latest update ready to go. :) Plug in the phone and let it update.
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    03-11-2017 11:47 AM
  18. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar


    Went back into the registry and changed my WP10 to a 1520. Now, I can fit more tiles on the screen. 😊
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    03-11-2017 06:09 PM
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    03-12-2017 12:37 AM
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    Definitely not Gorilla Glass. 😀
    I put the WP10 on my pillow. The thing slid down my pillow maybe 12 inches or so, hit the corner of my 1520, and cracked. Lol
    It was fun while it lasted.
    Anybody need a spare Cube to work on???
    03-22-2017 10:03 AM
  21. libra89's Avatar
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    Definitely not Gorilla Glass.
    I put the WP10 on my pillow. The thing slid down my pillow maybe 12 inches or so, hit the corner of my 1520, and cracked. Lol
    It was fun while it lasted.
    Anybody need a spare Cube to work on???
    Ahh that sucks, I'm sorry. :(
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    03-22-2017 10:38 AM
  22. Guytronic's Avatar
    Awwww damn...Bummer :(
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    03-22-2017 11:17 AM
  23. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Yeah, makes a resale kinda hard. Ha ha
    But, oh well. I actually learned a few things using it while messing around with the registry hack stuff, so all was not lost. 😊
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    03-22-2017 01:48 PM
  24. cnashx's Avatar
    I want something obnoxious like this as an actual phone! haha
    03-22-2017 02:11 PM
  25. RumoredNow's Avatar
    @Scienceguy Labs Sorry about your loss. That's a tough thing to have happen to a new toy.
    03-22-2017 09:00 PM
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