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  1. teddystiles's Avatar
    The interop tools ZIP file contained other apps (in a subfolder called dependencies) that I also had to install. I didn't need to download the SDK. I also didn't have to connect my phone to my PC. Assuming you're already using an Insider build, it was as simple as:


    1. Download Interop Tools
    2. Unzip, move files to phone
    3. Turn on Dev mode on phone
    4. Install dependencies
    5. Install Interop
    6. Run Interop and make 3 registry changes
    7. Download/install Redstone
    8. Rerun Interop and undo 3 registry changes


    I'm on AT&T FWIW. I haven't hard reset yet (don't have the need), but that could be step 9.

    Worth it for me. Still issues, but fewer than the Threshold builds, and some neat new features.
    07-16-2016 10:25 AM
  2. nachonut's Avatar
    I thought something happened after I did a hard reset the other day. No matter what I did I couldn't get Interop to show up under the extra's on my phone. Little did I know that it was installed as a regular app now. So it was actually listed in the Apps menu under I, as opposed to being in the Extra's section.

    Just in case anybody else spends time trying to re-install it after a reset. Also had to re-install it after upgrading to the newest 493 build. Was showing as pending until I re-did it from the file browser.

    All just FYI.
    07-22-2016 12:40 PM
  3. DrRyder's Avatar
    So just did this registry change on my M8. I used Nokia, RM-1104, Lumia 950 for the OP's registry values, enrolled in insider fast and rebooted. Can confirm that I am downloading 14393.3 right now.

    This is awesome. Here I had been hating HTC because of the lack of Win10 support but now I can hate them a little less and now only because they wont officially support this.

    Thanks OP. You are a god among men.
    07-23-2016 03:27 PM
  4. benj1091's Avatar
    Just an update for everyone- in preparation of the launch of the final build of the anniversary update, it appears Microsoft has removed unsupported devices from all rings of the insider program, so if you restore back to 8.1, you're going to be stuck there. I'm trying to see what I can do to get back to 10 and I will let you all know if I find a way. I may have a found a rather convoluted path back and am testing it now.
    07-24-2016 05:06 PM
  5. cwhans's Avatar
    Hopefully you can find a work around. Just bought a new to me M8 and was wanting to install the Release Preview on it.
    07-26-2016 12:24 AM
  6. DrRyder's Avatar
    Wow I am glad I got mine on the update when I did then. I did do a factory reset on mine since I was having issues with apps freezing/not opening and I did not lose my data/mms settings. I'm on Tmobile. Still on 14393.5 but now I have to wonder if we'll get the cumulative updates still to come for the anniversary update...guess we'll have to wait for another update to come out to see.
    07-27-2016 10:36 PM
  7. benj1091's Avatar
    I did end up figuring out how to upgrade from 8.1 now that theyve removed the phone. I will update the original instructions soon (once I get out of work most likely)
    07-29-2016 11:05 AM
  8. nate0's Avatar
    I did end up figuring out how to upgrade from 8.1 now that theyve removed the phone. I will update the original instructions soon (once I get out of work most likely)
    Sweet! Good for you. Look forward to the reply. I recently sold my M8 but never know when I might come across one again.
    07-29-2016 11:37 AM
  9. Mark F24's Avatar
    Well, I did not do the mod, should have...My son has been using it and has been content with that release. He unfortunately dropped it and shattered the screen so I just received the replacement and will be swapping it out tonight. I am thinking I would do the hack seeing as he has been using my 640 on Redstone, my HTC M8 is on 10586.494.

    With this hack will it upgrade to Redstone if already in W10M? Or is this removal from the insider program going to prohibit the jump to Redstone?

    If it won't work it'll probable show up on xda-developers soon.
    07-29-2016 06:37 PM
  10. onlysublime's Avatar
    I sooooo want to try this. but this is my daily driver and only phone and I don't plan on buying another phone until it dies... I also use on Verizon.

    If I do this upgrade, what happens to future W10M releases? Do we have to do this registry hack from now on with every update?
    07-30-2016 07:30 PM
  11. segadc's Avatar
    I am going to try this since my M8 is not my daily driver anymore (although I will still miss the IR).
    08-02-2016 11:12 AM
  12. khaivu's Avatar
    Originally posted by onlysublime
    I sooooo want to try this. but this is my daily driver and only phone and I don't plan on buying another phone until it dies... I also use on Verizon.

    If I do this upgrade, what happens to future W10M releases? Do we have to do this registry hack from now on with every update?

    Great question. I just tried getting 14393.10 that's just released today with as is and the registry hack. Unfortunately both options failed. I would like to hear if anyone had success in updating to the new update.
    08-02-2016 09:31 PM
  13. DrRyder's Avatar
    It hasnt been released for phone yet, only PC. When its released for phone, we can try again. Still waiting for OP to update instructions...
    08-03-2016 01:51 AM
  14. sncboom2k's Avatar
    Followed the instructions in this forum to a T - was able to join the fast ring and download the latest build to my M8. However, something must be wrong with my phone. I get a 0x8007570 error regardless of what I try or version I try. I tried to get to .494 and had the same issue. Soft Reset, Hard Reset, remove uSD card etc - still fails. Not sure what to do. Currently stuck on 10.0.10586.107 - If anyone can point me in the right direction to fix this error, I'd appreciate it. Have scoured Google with no luck on anything that has worked. Goes to installing 2% then jumps to 100% and fails. Boooo - I really want to use this hack :)

    Update - literally left the phone on the counter over night. Woke up to "a restart has been scheduled". It's installing the latest .5 fastbuild right now. Wish it luck! (Gears are turning).

    Update - No such luck. Stuck in a reboot loop between gears and a sad face.

    Update - System restore did not work. Had to use MS Recovery Tool. Back on 8.1 now.
    Last edited by sncboom2k; 08-04-2016 at 09:39 AM.
    08-04-2016 01:47 AM
  15. sncboom2k's Avatar
    Benj1091 can you please post the instructions for returning to Windows 10?
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    08-04-2016 12:28 PM
  16. SolariXxX's Avatar
    I did end up figuring out how to upgrade from 8.1 now that theyve removed the phone. I will update the original instructions soon (once I get out of work most likely)
    Really need these instructions and I hope they will work for most of Lumia phones too. I know Skype will end support of Skype app on October 2016 and my mom with WP8.1 on Lumia 630 couldn't use Skype. Please, post instructions asap :)
    OHardy likes this.
    08-06-2016 09:48 AM
  17. hughjazz44's Avatar
    I used this tool to get Redstone on my HTC One M8 and it seems to work just fine.* However, I used a Lumia 735 identifier to get the update.* Does anyone know what the registry info is for a Lumia 930?* I feel like using an ID with more similar hardware might yield better results.
    08-07-2016 01:08 PM
  18. OHardy's Avatar
    Just an update for everyone- in preparation of the launch of the final build of the anniversary update, it appears Microsoft has removed unsupported devices from all rings of the insider program, so if you restore back to 8.1, you're going to be stuck there. I'm trying to see what I can do to get back to 10 and I will let you all know if I find a way. I may have a found a rather convoluted path back and am testing it now.
    Any update on a path back to WM10 ? :)
    08-09-2016 12:05 PM
  19. SolariXxX's Avatar
    Any update on a path back to WM10 ? :)
    I have instructions but it is only in Russian now https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjtKMFTjb-vjjeEPAv6nUTGbS_-Ujg
    I need to know how to upgrade Lumia 630DS now to Redstone, this phone 512MB RAM. Any guesses?
    08-09-2016 06:02 PM
  20. OHardy's Avatar
    I have instructions but it is only in Russian now https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjtKMFTjb-vjjeEPAv6nUTGbS_-Ujg
    I need to know how to upgrade Lumia 630DS now to Redstone, this phone 512MB RAM. Any guesses?
    Could you send me the URL for the site with instructions ? You could try the procedure outlined at the top of this thread.
    08-09-2016 08:31 PM
  21. starpageup's Avatar
    Hi all,
    I'm on T-Mobile (US) with an HTC One (M8). I've successfully used this process to run all the fast ring updates on my daily driver. I don't suggest you do it, but I have had minimal problems. Hiccups here and there, but nothing too serious. This works, from installing interop tools, to writing the registry, and even a hard reset with backup restore after the updates.

    Currently i'm installing 14385...

    I've never lost my APN, however I took note of it beforehand just in case. Your results may vary, but seems to go just fine for me.
    For T-Mobile HTC One (M8):
    PhoneManufacturer: HTC
    PhoneManufacturerModelName: 0P6B140
    PhoneModelName: 0P6B140

    APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    Password: Password
    Type of sign-in info: None
    IP type: IPv4
    Thanks Dan.....you are the confidence builder man!! :)

    Now I would love to try Redstone builds on my HTC One M8 (T-Mobile)......this is my only phone which I heavily rely upon....so just wanted to know if the redstone builds are going fine with this particular model and there have been no bricks or anything of that sort.

    Also one question though.....have you tried the latest release from Slow Ring? I heard there was an issue regarding Hard Reset with this....apparently the 'Next Button' doesn't appears on first run when you do the Hard Reset on unsupported Device and you are stuck there.
    08-10-2016 03:43 AM
  22. Daniel Menoni's Avatar
    Well... an update.
    I never changed my registry back to list the HTC as my device model. I'm still showing Nokia 735. I have received the anniversary update, currently I'm listed as running 14393.67

    I wish I could help y'all more, and I wish no one had problems getting the original instructions to work. Naturally, persistence is key, get ready to upgrade, restart, start over, get frustrated and do it all again. I've been a windows mobile user since the beginning, and I mean the very beginning, some sort of Motorola flip phone, so I'm used to this.

    Remember that we're way off the beaten path right now so you have to try try and try again. If this wasn't my daily, I'd start from scratch and see if I could help more.

    Keep posting your results, good bad and otherwise and maybe through all this we'll get everyone rolling on redstone.

    Cheers

    PS. benj1091 deserves all the credit here for posting the original path to upgrade. I was just foolish enough to do it on my daily!
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    08-10-2016 09:05 AM
  23. SolariXxX's Avatar
    Could you send me the URL for the site with instructions ? You could try the procedure outlined at the top of this thread.
    Instructions (russian)
    This method at the top of this thread seems doesn't work on 512Mb devices, I've tried to change these regkeys but phone still says 'up to date'
    Last edited by SolariXxX; 08-10-2016 at 06:29 PM.
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    08-10-2016 04:20 PM
  24. khaivu's Avatar
    I was on the HTC registry setting with the Redstone build from prior to yesterday. Tried updating my phone with .67 but it didn't get picked up. So change my registry setting to Nokia 735 on the fast ring and that did it. Running on .67 with registry setting set back to HTC now. Even before all this for months now I could only get about 3 hours' worth of battery usage and I want to do a hard reset badly. I only thing that's holding me back is there are several apps no longer available to be reinstall like Life360. Wondering how everyone's battery usage is recently with either Threshhold or Redstone.
    08-10-2016 05:33 PM
  25. OHardy's Avatar
    Instructions (russian)
    This method at the top of this thread seems doesn't work on 512Mb devices, I've tried to change these regkeys but phone still says 'up to date'
    Thanks for the reply. I'm using an HTC One M8 so I can't help you to resolve your issue immediately. I will however do some research on your behalf.

    Update ... Ok I managed to install W10 on my HTC One M8 from WP8.1 Update 2 ( No thanks to Microsoft for removing the M8 from TP supported devices.) ... Now trying to work my way up to AU & then Redstone.

    Update .. 14393.67 is currently downloading. WooooWiieee !!!!

    Update ... 14393.67 Installed to my HTC ONE M8 after going back to WP8.1 U2.

    Many thanks to SolariXxX who responded & pointed me in the correct direction.





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    08-11-2016 01:38 PM
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