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  1. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I red days ago about some registry hack to fool the Update check in order to install Redstone on unsupported Lumias (it seems someone did it on a 520, I can't believe if I don't see!)

    Same strategy could be used to made 520, 920 or 1020 seem like 530, 930, 1520 ?

    And so make them enter in official updates stream?

    EDIT: or am I totally fool?
    Last edited by Maurizio Troso; 03-23-2016 at 06:56 AM.
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    03-23-2016 05:42 AM
  2. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    I red days ago about some registry hack to fool the Update check in order to install Redstone on not supported Lumias (it seems someone did it on a 520, I can't believe if I don't see!)

    Same strategy could be used to made 520, 920 or 1020 seem like 530, 930, 1520 ?

    And so made them enter in official updates stream?

    EDIT: or am I totally fool?
    this is indeed true and easily reversible. :)
    Hack: Windows 10 Mobile Redstone Build 14267 on any Lumia

    i am not sure that actually made those devices get the latest build but it did works on getting you the Redstone build at present :)
    03-23-2016 06:13 AM
  3. JIPPY422's Avatar
    Well i m using lumia 535 with redstone build 14291 installed and it is working really good. I did it with that registry method.
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    03-23-2016 06:15 AM
  4. JIPPY422's Avatar
    It really works ..i have installed it last week on lumia 535 and 525
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    03-23-2016 06:16 AM
  5. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    this is indeed true and easily reversible. :)
    Hack: Windows 10 Mobile Redstone Build 14267 on any Lumia

    i am not sure that actually made those devices get the latest build but it did works on getting you the Redstone build at present :)
    Then I'm not completely fool... maybe it could work even after the end of 10586 build support
    A permanent Release Preview state!
    And phones could use Windows 10 updated
    I'll try on my 520
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    03-23-2016 06:18 AM
  6. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    maybe it could work even after the end of 10586 build support
    yup maybe :)
    I'll try on my 520
    good luck :)
    03-23-2016 06:24 AM
  7. JIPPY422's Avatar
    i installed RS build after upgrading to 10586.164. as i just did it as experiment and to my luck it was successful. but do it carefully, you may harm your device if you do any mistake while doing it.
    GOOD LUCK BRO
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    03-23-2016 06:25 AM
  8. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Let's bring this 3ad up then
    03-23-2016 06:26 AM
  9. JIPPY422's Avatar
    sure
    03-23-2016 06:31 AM
  10. pankaj981's Avatar
    Those Redstone builds are buggy at present and not optimized for the 512MB phones (and will never be).
    03-23-2016 06:31 AM
  11. JIPPY422's Avatar
    i didn't see any thing like that..i have redstone build on my two devices....but yeah none of them is 512 mb
    03-23-2016 06:35 AM
  12. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Those Redstone builds are buggy at present and not optimized for the 512MB phones (and will never be).
    Just as try on a backup device

    It's a matter of MS fairness
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    03-23-2016 06:38 AM
  13. JIPPY422's Avatar
    03-23-2016 06:38 AM
  14. Pratyush Jayachandran's Avatar
    Hey! This is interesting.
    If anyone is able to run the RS build on 512MB devices do post.
    03-23-2016 11:02 AM
  15. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    It really works ..i have installed it last week on lumia 535 and 525
    With Windows Phone Application Deployment 8.1 I tried to install vcReg 1.5 but I got an error: The manifest could not be loaded and may not be valid
    03-23-2016 11:51 AM
  16. anon(3463402)'s Avatar
    With Windows Phone Application Deployment 8.1 I tried to install vcReg 1.5 but I got an error: The manifest could not be loaded and may not be valid
    Same here with 8.1.

    Worked with 8.0:
    Zippyshare.com - WP8.0 SDK Tools Lite Setup Av1.20.zip
    03-23-2016 03:49 PM
  17. Torcher Death's Avatar
    Ok so has anyone been successful in upgrading a 512mb device yet??
    Last edited by Torcher Death; 03-24-2016 at 03:08 PM.
    03-23-2016 04:14 PM
  18. Guytronic's Avatar
    Moved to Development and Hacking.

    I'm hoping most of you aren't going to try the registry hack on phones your using daily.
    You won't be happy.

    Tread with caution.
    03-23-2016 04:34 PM
  19. Qtweeder's Avatar
    just doing this on my 1020, that was on 10.0.10586.164 insider preview

    couple of things i had to do which differ from steps mentioned in the link;

    vcREG_1_5_W10M.xap installed fine via application deployment from sdk

    CustomPFD_0600.xap wouldn't deploy, giving error (0x81030120)

    so had to deploy Root_Tool.xap

    then the CustomPFD_0600.xap installed

    also, i didn't need to change the PhoneManufacturerModelName of my phone at all, only changed the PhoneManufacturer in the registry from NOKIA to MicrosoftMDG

    then i changed to release preview ring (not sure if i needed to do that), which downloaded a configuration update, after that, changed to fast ring and am now in the midst of receiving 10.0.14291.1001

    fingers crossed.

    p.s. i didnt need to hard reset or anything, just went from what i was on to the new one. all data/apps intact etc
    03-23-2016 08:55 PM
  20. ven07's Avatar
    Just adding this.. If any of you are doing the reg hack and are "emulating" one of the official supported phones, at least make sure that you turn off automatic updates. If firmware is pushed for the device you are emulating and it installs automatically there might be scaling issues or worse.

    Keep in mind that unsupported phones aren't supposed to be on .14291 so don't go telling everyone that this is equal to "gold". If you know what you are doing and if the older builds behaved on your phone, go ahead and give it a shot, but if anything goes wrong, it's on you.

    Like the others have stated it's probably best to do this on a backup phone and not the one you use daily
    03-23-2016 10:08 PM
  21. anon(3463402)'s Avatar
    What worked for me (try at your own risk):

    1. Use (WP8.0 SDK Tools Lite 8.0) Application Deployment app to deploy vcREG_1_5_W10M.xap.
    2. Run vcREG > Three dots > Templates: check Live interop and Restore Ndtksvc, click Apply.
    3. On vcREG main page select HKLM and String, type:
    path: System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo
    key: PhoneManufacturer
    value: MicrosoftMDG
    press WRITE.
    4. Keep selected HKLM and String, type:
    path: System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo
    key: PhoneManufacturerModelName
    value: RM-1085_11302
    press WRITE.
    5. Restart your phone, run Insider app, enroll to Fast (restart), then check for updates...
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    03-23-2016 10:12 PM
  22. anon(3463402)'s Avatar
    Just adding this.. If any of you are doing the reg hack and are "emulating" one of the official supported phones, at least make sure that you turn off automatic updates. If firmware is pushed for the device you are emulating and it installs automatically there might be scaling issues or worse.
    But we are safe if we change PhoneManufacturerModelName back to original code after all is done?
    03-23-2016 10:57 PM
  23. ven07's Avatar
    But we are safe if we change PhoneManufacturerModelName back to original code after all is done?
    Sorry, I don't have the answer to this. At this point we'll just have to wait and see how the phone handles any upcoming firmware updates while emulating the 950 (the rm value you have is for the 950 I think). In any case there is a firmware update available via the windows devices recovery tool..

    Maybe somebody could try and see what happens :p
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    03-24-2016 01:17 AM
  24. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    What worked for me (try at your own risk):

    1. Use (WP8.0 SDK Tools Lite 8.0) Application Deployment app to deploy vcREG_1_5_W10M.xap.
    2. Run vcREG > Three dots > Templates: check Live interop and Restore Ndtksvc, click Apply.
    3. On vcREG main page select HKLM and String, type:
    path: System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo
    key: PhoneManufacturer
    value: MicrosoftMDG
    press WRITE.
    4. Keep selected HKLM and String, type:
    path: System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo
    key: PhoneManufacturerModelName
    value: RM-1085_11302
    press WRITE.
    5. Restart your phone, run Insider app, enroll to Fast (restart), then check for updates...
    The procedure I found in many links in forum asks about deployin a 2nd app, which gave always an error to me.
    I'll try later, vcReg is already in Phone
    Thatnks a lot!
    PS: using togheter a 650 + 520 let me notice how slow win10 runs on 512 MB.... I never notice that before... slower 4x and more

    EDIT: saved original name, changed successfully in RM1085

    Passet to Fast ring, rebooted, installed Fast Ring config, rebooted, checked again and...
    No updates.

    Fail
    Last edited by Maurizio Troso; 03-24-2016 at 09:21 AM.
    03-24-2016 04:36 AM
  25. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    I can confirm that I performed this hack on my 1520 to give Redstone a whirl before it became widely available (as of today, actually). The WDRT ignored my registry settings and immediately recognized my phone as a Lumia 1520. This may be a "your mileage may vary" situation but I strongly doubt that editing your registry to emulate a 950 for OS updates will cause the phone to try to install an invalid firmware. Time will tell. :)
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    03-24-2016 02:52 PM
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