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  1. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    I was able to interop unlock my Lumia 830 (ATT RM-983) following this guide (thanks ca_guri for pointing me to that). There is at least one other user who was able to deploy the latest WPH Tweaks using WPPowerTools on XDA (note that I was only able to use the WPPowerTools after installation of MS Visual Studio, the light version didn't work with it).

    Was able to deploy WPH Tweaks and tweaks work (see below).

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    I was also able to install IO Explorer - cool!
    Using it I was able to confirm that the toggle to save maps to SDCard works (MapData)

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    GoodDayToDie's webserver
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    Link to Lumia 830 (RM-983) data.bin that I made following the instructions and that worked for me.

    (edit: note that a number of things are working (e.g. saving maps to SDCard, applying custom HOSTS file for adblocking etc) but there are also a number of apps that do not work at all or crash. Those have to be optimized for Lumias in the future (e.g. IO Explorer crashes when going to Settings, or AppDataManager crashes) )

    edit1: AppDataManager does not crash if you install with App Deployment tool from SDK 8.0. Now you can make backups (islolated storage) for many apps.
    Last edited by Derausgewanderte; 06-16-2015 at 06:12 PM.
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    06-11-2015 09:32 PM
  2. ca_guri's Avatar
    06-12-2015 03:31 PM
  3. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    I tried the original one and the one you linked. They would not work with the SDK 8.1 Lite package. Only after I installed the Community version of Visual Studio did I get to run.
    Last edited by Derausgewanderte; 06-12-2015 at 07:31 PM.
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    06-12-2015 04:02 PM
  4. djeire84's Avatar
    I was able to interop unlock my Lumia 830 (ATT RM-983) following this guide (thanks ca_guri for pointing me to that). There is at least one other user who was able to deploy the latest WPH Tweaks using WPPowerTools on XDA (note that I was only able to use the WPPowerTools after installation of MS Visual Studio, the light version didn't work with it).

    Was able to deploy WPH Tweaks and tweaks work (see below).

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    I was also able to install IO Explorer - cool!
    Using it I was able to confirm that the toggle to save maps to SDCard works (MapData)

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    I will upload the data.bin file for the L830 later today.

    Link to Lumia 830 (RM-983) data.bin that I made following the instructions and that worked for me.

    (edit: note that a number of things are working (e.g. saving maps to SDCard, applying custom HOSTS file for adblocking etc) but there are also a number of apps that do not work at all or crash. Those have to be optimized for Lumias in the future (e.g. IO Explorer crashes when going to Settings, or AppDataManager crashes) )

    Omg that looks so cool!! I have to try and mod my phone now I know how to tweak the reg.
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    06-12-2015 11:57 PM
  5. gordonfink's Avatar
    OK, I know I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, so I've don some reading on this to find out what you get.

    About all I can find is maybe adding some extra live tiles, changing color schemes, adding google to search engines.

    What are the possibilities - why would I want to do this?

    Thanks much
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    06-13-2015 11:08 AM
  6. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    OK, I know I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, so I've don some reading on this to find out what you get.

    About all I can find is maybe adding some extra live tiles, changing color schemes, adding google to search engines.

    What are the possibilities - why would I want to do this?

    Thanks much
    see my note above. You are correct that this is NOT what we were used to with interop unlock on WP7. There are limitations, especially with Lumias since most of the hacks were written for the Samsung Ativ. There may be more coming. For me the two more important pieces are saving maps to SDCard and custom HOSTS file for adblocking. I am sure that developers will find ways to come up with more useful hacks for Lumia 830s. Backing up game data would be nice. Or backing up entire sets of applications with data would be useful for hard resets. Folks with issues of their physical buttons can set a registry key to enable a virtual navigation bar.. etc.

    so, if you are expecting to do cool things with your phone after you are done - don't do it
    if you just want to hack your phone because you can, go for it...

    edit1: as for app data backup. AppData Manager is working if you install with App Deployment tool from SDK 8.0. Now you can make backups (islolated storage) for many apps, including games.
    Last edited by Derausgewanderte; 06-16-2015 at 06:13 PM.
    06-13-2015 01:31 PM
  7. poken1151's Avatar
    This is sweet. Have you been able, or know if anyone else has, to Carrier Unlock the 830 after completing an Interop Unlock?
    06-13-2015 06:54 PM
  8. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    This is sweet. Have you been able, or know if anyone else has, to Carrier Unlock the 830 after completing an Interop Unlock?
    short answer is no. two different animals.
    Last edited by Derausgewanderte; 06-13-2015 at 07:29 PM.
    06-13-2015 07:08 PM
  9. poken1151's Avatar
    short answer is no. two different animals.
    Shoot, was hoping for a regedit to just clear that carrier unlock. Everytime I enter the unlock code from ATT, it says Sim Error.

    I also tried following the tutorial, but the Rom Rebuilder section fails for me. The app installs fine, but when I tap "Backup" it immediately gives the massage "Failed :(". Did you run into this?

    Got it, forgot the step about making the Dirs on the phone SD. Lets see if I can finish up.
    06-13-2015 07:37 PM
  10. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Shoot, was hoping for a regedit to just clear that carrier unlock. Everytime I enter the unlock code from ATT, it says Sim Error.
    ...Rom Rebuilder section fails for me. "Backup" ... "Failed".
    I was not able to get rombuilder to create a backup until I did a soft reset, even with the folders in place.
    But if you have the ATT Lumia 830 (RM-983) you can use my data.bin above.

    good luck
    06-13-2015 07:56 PM
  11. ca_guri's Avatar
    06-15-2015 10:09 AM
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    06-15-2015 11:45 AM
  13. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    I was able to remove the way too bright ATT splash screen on boot via WPHTweaks. However, it would not show the replacement splash. But good to see the ATT splash gone!
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    06-15-2015 06:21 PM
  14. gordonfink's Avatar
    I was able to remove the way too bright ATT splash screen on boot via WPHTweaks. However, it would not show the replacement splash. But good to see the ATT splash gone!
    Now you've given me a reason to do this!
    06-15-2015 08:06 PM
  15. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I successfully got an alternate splash screen to show using the "CustomWPSystem" hack described here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/sam...e-8-1-2-a.html

    There is a tool in the modified P4D reg access that details how to swap splash screens. On boot, instead of seeing the AT&T screen I see this custom screen I made:

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    It doesn't show me a custom shut down screen though.


    I'm thinking of doubling down and adding the WPH Tweaks hack to my 830. I just need to get some time to install it.
    06-15-2015 09:24 PM
  16. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    There is a tool in the modified P4D reg access that details how to swap splash screens. On boot, instead of seeing the AT&T screen I see this custom screen I made:
    It doesn't show me a custom shut down screen though.
    thanks, that worked - cool.
    Here is one I quickly put together ;)
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    Last edited by Derausgewanderte; 06-15-2015 at 11:11 PM.
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    06-15-2015 10:20 PM
  17. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    ​FYI, folks who updated to W10 Preview 10136 were able to stay interop unlocked (I saw two on XDA). I am still testing my Band with my L520 on 10136 to make sure it works fine before I do that with my L830. So far it looks promising.

    PS: I do not recommend updating the L520 to W10 at moment. It's slow as molasses
    06-17-2015 08:30 PM
  18. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    here is an updated version of the background. Looks great on the phone.

    cheers
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    07-02-2015 05:05 PM
  19. snooper88's Avatar
    Hello, could you explain how you got WPH Tweaks deployed and working? I managed to have it deployed but when I open the app I get the message that the app needs to have root privileges and I have no idea how to do it.. Any help please?
    08-29-2015 07:41 AM
  20. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Hello, could you explain how you got WPH Tweaks deployed and working? I managed to have it deployed but when I open the app I get the message that the app needs to have root privileges and I have no idea how to do it.. Any help please?
    The easiest way to get interop unlock is to use this method on XDA. Then use this registry tweaker instead of WPH Tweaks. It has all the tweaks of WPH Tweaks and then some. It worked on my L830 and still works on my L640XL. The tweaks should still work without actual root access.
    cheers
    Last edited by Derausgewanderte; 08-29-2015 at 03:38 PM.
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    08-29-2015 08:41 AM
  21. snooper88's Avatar
    thank you very much for your reply, Derausgewanderte..though I did not get what "registry tweaker" instead of WPH tweaks you were referring to..
    I am quite new at this and I would not challenge myself in this sort of "tweaks" if Microsoft didn't make my life miserable banning Lumia Storage Check. My main purpose infact is to store maps on SD card on my new Lumia 830... I checked the guide you linked on top of this thread and seems pretty much straight fwd but then when it comes to WPH Tweaks I get stuck.. Thanks anyways.. I really appreciate your support
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    08-29-2015 01:50 PM
  22. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    thank you very much for your reply, Derausgewanderte..though I did not get what "registry tweaker" instead of WPH tweaks you were referring to..
    I am quite new at this and I would not challenge myself in this sort of "tweaks" if Microsoft didn't make my life miserable banning Lumia Storage Check. My main purpose infact is to store maps on SD card on my new Lumia 830... I checked the guide you linked on top of this thread and seems pretty much straight fwd but then when it comes to WPH Tweaks I get stuck.. Thanks anyways.. I really appreciate your support
    sorry, I forgot to add the link to "this registry tweaker" in post above.
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    08-29-2015 03:39 PM
  23. snooper88's Avatar
    Hi Derausgewanderte,
    I am still trying to decide which guide to follow in order to interop unlock my L830. Do you recommend the one you linked on your reply to me earlier (#20) or the one at the beginning of this thread (#1)? I find them quite different from each other and I don't understand if they achieve the same objective. My only purpose is to get the ability to store maps in the SD card so I am looking for the easiest and "safest". Infact the guide you linked at #1 it is not very clear with regards to the rebuilding of the ROM in case the bin file is not among the ones available.. especially when it says to open the OEMSettings.reg with 7zip.. Do you have any suggestions or maybe a step by step guide a bit clearer? Thanks in advance
    09-05-2015 10:54 AM
  24. ca_guri's Avatar
    Go for method mentioned in post #20, its much easier than rom rebuilding, so go for this easy method and interop unlock your phone and install wp tweaker to get maps on sd cards u can find many more tweaks on xda forums for interop devices
    09-05-2015 11:06 AM
  25. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    #20 as it is much easier
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    09-05-2015 06:26 PM
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