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  1. grozaman's Avatar
    Manual is simple, I think. But! If you really newbie - don't try!
    All actions are performed at your own risk.

    Lumia Users! Yes, I confirm, that you can use that manual too, but your phone must have SD card slot (and actually SD card, of course) to edit the registry! Without - you cannot. Sorry. Don't use my method, if you model already have 8.10.14226 or 8.10.14234. Simply install Windows Insider and get your Update 2.

    All actions I performed under "sterile conditions" (I flashed my phone CMJ1 with ATO CSC and downloaded all latest updates with new firmware).

    I recommend you at first do this*:
    1. Flash CMJ1 with ATO CSC.
    2. Install all latest updates (14157 with 2424.15.3.2 f/w).

    November Update 2015:
    Now you can flash directly DOC2 with ATO CSC.

    * - If you updated the you phone to 14219 using Windows Insider - it's necessary!
    Windows Insider after activating makes permanent changes to the system. So only hard reset or flash will help you. If you are not sure whether you can flash you phone - try at first simple hard reset.

    Now the core:
    1. Get access to edit the registry.
    2. Go to HKLM\SYSTEM\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo and edit those keys
      "PhoneManufacturer"="HIGHSCREEN"
      "PhoneManufacturerModelName"="WinWin"
      "PhoneMobileOperatorName"="000-88"
      Yes, it not Lumia, it's small OEM from CIS (Russia, Ukraine etc.)

      This is model gets 15137 (sic!) without any PfD or Windows Insider programs!


    Now it's redundant and obsolete:
    This is model gets 14226 (sic!) without any PfD or Windows Insider programs. I experimentally found that the update to the 8.1.2 gets only 14226 and 14234!
    So, after editing we go to the settings and get 14226.
    3. Install Windows Insider and choose Fast Ring, it's okay if there is no any other rings.
    4. Install 8.1.2!
    5. Now do hard reset to delete Windows Insider.
    Fantastically smoothy update, that will add stability to you phone and some cool stuff.

    Additional information:

    If you don't know how to:
    1. Flash CMJ1 with ATO CSC.
    Here you can read how.
    1. Get access to edit the registry.
    Here small guide how to edit the registry.
    Preparation:
    • Download and Install SDK 8.1 Lite.
    • Download two files CustomWPSystem_0500.xap and CustomPFD_0003.xap
      (You can download this from my big ATIV S archive).

    The core:
    1. Put CustomPFD_0003.xap file at SD/Documents.
    2. Register you device using Windows Phone Developer Registration 8.1.
    3. Using the second app - Windows Phone Application Deployment 8.1 install CustomWPSystem_0500.xap at phone (it's important!).
    4. Install Preview for Developer from store on SD-card (!).
    5. Open CustomWPSystem app, click on red line ("SD Card permissions"), click on SD-card and click OK.
    6. Click "Select the XAP" and choose CustomPFD_0003.xap from SD Card.
    7. Finally click "Apply XAP".
    8. Now you can edit the register!

    IMPORTANT! Pin Preview for Developer tile on the start screen.
    Last edited by grozaman; 11-13-2015 at 09:22 AM.
    04-24-2015 01:02 AM
  2. grozaman's Avatar
    I'll be glad if you will correct my grammatical mistakes.
    My native language is Russian.

    Also I can add that at least 15 people already update to 8.1.2 using my method.
    04-24-2015 01:04 AM
  3. snowmutt's Avatar
    Interesting. I do have to point out most threads on this are begging users of the ATIV series to NOT update due to multiple problems ranging from not getting calls correctly to phones completely bricking and not coming out of it afterwards.

    I strongly urge all ATIV users to do their homework first. I once heard an IT pro tell an audience:

    "If you have to ask if you really need an update or need to install a preview, than you probably are not the person who should be doing it."
    04-24-2015 01:09 AM
  4. grozaman's Avatar
    Yes, it's really dangerous if you don't understand that you do. The most dengerous part - flash. Other steps is pretty safe.

    Also this is guide can help Lumia owners with SD card, that don't get Update 2.
    Last edited by grozaman; 04-27-2015 at 06:44 AM.
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    04-24-2015 01:13 AM
  5. SymmetryPlus's Avatar
    Thanks so much for the guide -- it's very helpful. I hadn't realized the Windows Insider App made permanent changes, even after you uninstall it. If I stay on WP8.1.1, do these changes prevent your ATIV S from being offered the new 2424.15.3.2 firmware unless you hard reset it first?
    04-24-2015 03:57 AM
  6. grozaman's Avatar
    Theoretically possible to find keys in registry, that Windows Insider changes, but most likely CustomPFD haven't enough privileges to edit this.

    If you do simple hard reset, all registry tree will reset, so you won't need to flash you phone.
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    04-24-2015 04:40 AM
  7. Mattemoller90's Avatar
    If someone find the key I try to change it (I have interop unlock)
    04-24-2015 12:29 PM
  8. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Interesting. I do have to point out most threads on this are begging users of the ATIV series to NOT update due to multiple problems ranging from not getting calls correctly to phones completely bricking and not coming out of it afterwards.

    I strongly urge all ATIV users to do their homework first. I once heard an IT pro tell an audience:

    "If you have to ask if you really need an update or need to install a preview, than you probably are not the person who should be doing it."
    Complitely agree with you, I always say to anyone "If you don't know how to do it, then probably you shouldn't". I repeat that numerous times in the Latest Samsung ATIV S firmware updates thread. Some people understand that wrong and end up with bricked phones. :)
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-24-2015 02:28 PM
  9. gahbmwm5's Avatar
    Hi grozaman, nice guide indeed and have sent you a PM...Thanks
    04-26-2015 01:40 PM
  10. grozaman's Avatar
    I made new small archive with core files.
    Because of people complained about low speed from my main archive (disk.yandex.com).
    Last edited by grozaman; 04-28-2015 at 05:07 PM.
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    04-28-2015 11:13 AM
  11. gahbmwm5's Avatar
    Thank you kindly grozaman, have sent you another PM...lol! I will stay in WP 8.1 Update on my beloved Lumia 920...But can not wait for future WP 10 mobile flagships to come out...Contract is up @AT&T...and the waiting game is killing me! Have utilized Windows mobile phones since the Samsung Blacjacks with Windows mobile 6, and use to flash to via ROMS via xda forums..was fun but then got hooked on WP7 -Samsung Focus, then 3 various Luminas...900, 920, 1520, love them but the new Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge is quite nice! Reading now that MS may announce @Build2015 tomorrow that Windows Mobile 10 devices will be able to run Android apps.....mixed feelings on this, so I have a decision to make in the near future..lol
    04-28-2015 06:46 PM
  12. grozaman's Avatar
    The meaning of the abbreviation - ABC1 (BME1, CMK2, DOC2 etc).
    A - number of update.
    A - GDR1
    B - GDR2
    C - GDR3
    D - WP8.1 GDR1
    B - year of rolling out.
    L - 2012
    M - 2013
    N - 2014
    O - 2015
    C - month.
    A - January
    ...
    L - December
    1 - internal build number.

    For example DOC2 is WP8.1 GDR1 update (March 2015) build 2.
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    04-29-2015 12:17 AM
  13. assyriska's Avatar
    Well it won't work for me. I flashed my Ativ S with the GT-I8750_XXCMJ1_R_signed Firmware ( form your package) and also the GT-I8750_OXACMJ1_R_SIGNED.csc. After updating to the latest official Firmware( 14157 with 2424.15.3.2 f/w), I followed your steps exactly, but it just updated to 14219.

    Is it possible that your methode is outdated?


    Edit: After reflashing it worked.
    Last edited by assyriska; 05-02-2015 at 07:30 PM.
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    05-02-2015 04:02 PM
  14. lachutm's Avatar
    Using this instruction i just successfully update canadian ativ s to 8.10.15116.125
    05-09-2015 08:09 PM
  15. dmc_wp's Avatar
    The SMD flashtool seems to just hang for me - I've tried versions 3.2, 3.33, 3.47 and 3.54.

    The phone is running:
    OS 8.10.14157.200
    FW 2424.15.3.2

    Any suggestions? It hangs as soon as I plug in the phone in download mode.
    05-10-2015 09:57 AM
  16. grozaman's Avatar
    You OS? I think you need the driver.
    05-10-2015 11:03 AM
  17. dmc_wp's Avatar
    I have the Samsung driver installed - it was working OK until I upgraded the phone to the latest FW
    05-11-2015 02:45 AM
  18. djeire84's Avatar
    Brilliant guide. I have sent you a PM. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    05-11-2015 03:02 AM
  19. grozaman's Avatar
    I have the Samsung driver installed - it was working OK until I upgraded the phone to the latest FW
    The latest FW no longer need the driver - it gets driver directly from Windows Update (for Windows 7/8/8.1/10).
    05-11-2015 06:48 AM
  20. grozaman's Avatar
    UPD.

    Lumia Users! Yes, I confirm, that you can use that manual too, but your phone must have SD card slot (and actually SD card, of course) to edit the registry! Without - you cannot. Sorry. Don't use my method, if you model already have 8.10.14226 or 8.10.14234. Simply install Windows Insider and get your Update 2.
    djeire84 likes this.
    05-11-2015 01:24 PM
  21. djeire84's Avatar
    UPD.

    Lumia Users! Yes, I confirm, that you can use that manual too, but your phone must have SD card slot (and actually SD card, of course) to edit the registry! Without - you cannot. Sorry. Don't use my method, if you model already have 8.10.14226 or 8.10.14234. Simply install Windows Insider and get your Update 2.

    **Update**
    I have a Lumia 520 and this doesn't work. I followed the steps to the letter and it says that it can't retrieve xap from SD even though the Windows app is authorized to read from my SD. Plus I have preview installed, dev unlocked my phone, even deployed the app onto my phone via the SDK tool. Sorry dude it don't work. ๐Ÿ˜ž
    05-12-2015 11:40 AM
  22. grozaman's Avatar
    There is no in my guide special Samsung tricks.

    UPD. I just try on mother's Lumia 1320 - all works.
    Last edited by grozaman; 05-12-2015 at 02:49 PM.
    05-12-2015 01:43 PM
  23. djeire84's Avatar
    There is no in my guide special Samsung tricks.

    UPD. I just try on mother's Lumia 1320 - all works.



    Doesn't work for me I'm not a tech newbie, I have experience in the SDK tool and I'm experienced in rooting androids and applying custom roms to them. I am no stranger to using clockwork mod and such, your methods do not work for me or my Lumia 520. So i don't know maybe it's because your base file system is designed with Samsung and the architecture that the Lumia has are much different. Yes its OS that's being altered but trying to deploy an Xap file designed for Samsung won't work for Lumia.
    05-12-2015 03:12 PM
  24. grozaman's Avatar
    Registry edit tweak works for all phones, that have SD card and WP8.1. It's fact.
    05-13-2015 12:14 AM
  25. gahbmwm5's Avatar
    gahbmwm5





    Interesting (according to this thread) http://forums.windowscentral.com/sam...guide%5D-how-u...
    If one has OS 8.10.14234.375-->installed on a Lumia device (even without SD card slot), then you can install the Windows Insider app-->choose fast track, then it will pick up/install 8.1 GDR2...First...making sure to the delete Windows Insider app prior it picking up and installing the latest Windows 10 DP Mobile build..
    Can anyone with official AT&T 1020 Denim verify or even try this..? Thanks as I have tried the most recent build of Windows 10 DP Mobile build on my AT&T Lumia 920, played with it a little bit, but was just way to 'rough' to be used as a daily driver?
    Hi grozaman.. Really only want WP 8.1 GDR 2 on my Lumia 920-AT&T carrier, if/when AT&T pushes out their official update to Denim and it also shows OS: 8.10.14234.375-->The AT&T 1020 Denim update shows this...then theorically I 'should be able' to then install the Windows Insider app -->choose Fast Track, and it 'should then pick up WP 8.1GDR2...rather then go directly to Windows 10 TP mobile build..(It did this when I tried upgrade to 8.1 GDR2 via Fast Track method, but have OS: 8.1.14219.314..Thanks again!
    05-13-2015 06:04 AM
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