03-26-2017 04:57 PM
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  1. nate0's Avatar
    Okay so received my phones today and the first thing I realized is how nice they felt in hand. Very light and fast. Now back to what I was most interested in...debranding.

    1) Tried flashing it to the NAM 4R US unbranded variant using thor commands...it failed due to ffu checks
    2) Tried editing Windows Device Recovery Tool packet requests using Fiddler..the 4R firmware downloaded but the flashing failed..and then finally lol..
    3) The good old registry trick worked..!! Now I have the unbranded US firmware with double tap to wake enabled. I am not sure what other improvements it brings but at least I know I don't have to rely on Cricket anymore for software updates...

    Edit: So wallet updated and looks like it enabled support for Microsoft NFC Payments. I also see now phone conversations can be recorded, not sure if it was available before on the Cricket ROM. Everything just feels snappy.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ae1ea11dfb.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...c6cc4304c4.jpg
    Any change in available frequency bands?

    Mine on the cricket fw has LTE bands 2,4,5,7,12,28

    Also was the update via ffu flash or OTA?
    03-25-2017 02:02 AM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    Any change in available frequency bands?

    Mine on the cricket fw has LTE bands 2,4,5,7,12,28

    Also was the update via ffu flash or OTA?
    From prior experience, flashing does not enable new bands, it may disable some though. The reg edit tweak only works through OTA while switching firmware. After that the phone can be reflashed multiple times using WDRT.
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    03-25-2017 02:19 AM
  3. nate0's Avatar
    On the 950 it enabled band 30 and disabled band 17 on the dual sim model after flashing the AT&T rom to it. Was just curious.

    I may hold the cricket fw for now since has certain at&t provisioning in place already. With your method can you revert back if you needed/wanted to?
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    03-25-2017 02:39 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    @Nate W and @pankaj981 Any tutorials going to get posted?

    Great work guys, 2 ways to solve the no DTtW issue and many users like a good debrand.

    So far the easiest way to unlock I found is here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cri...-new-post.html
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    03-25-2017 06:42 AM
  5. pankaj981's Avatar
    Tutorial should be similar to my earlier thread. Only thing different is the registry editor and the key that needs to be updated for the switch. I'll start a new thread today.

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/sh...d.php?t=359506
    [Guide] De-branding AT&T Nokia Lumia 635/**820**
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    03-25-2017 08:38 AM
  6. nate0's Avatar
    @Nate W and @pankaj981 Any tutorials going to get posted?

    Great work guys, 2 ways to solve the no DTtW issue and many users like a good debrand.

    So far the easiest way to unlock I found is here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cri...-new-post.html
    For DTtW I will have to find the exact Registry keys that either were not there or needed their values changed. The simplest way for me was to get InteropTools installed. Some may not want to enable interop unlock so it may not be what everyone wants to try. If pankaj981's tutorial allows adding and modifying registry keys one could decide to either activate DTtW from and I can find/verify the keys needed. Or they can run over to XDA and read how to install InteropTools (for me simpler) which does the work for you. It has two toggles to activate double tap to wake in the Tweaks section.
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    03-25-2017 10:40 AM
  7. pankaj981's Avatar
    On the 950 it enabled band 30 and disabled band 17 on the dual sim model after flashing the AT&T rom to it. Was just curious.
    Field test mode doesn't seem to show anything new

    For DTtW I will have to find the exact Registry keys that either were not there or needed their values changed.
    It may need to be enabled at the lower firmware level so a registry key might not suffice.
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    03-25-2017 11:17 AM
  8. pankaj981's Avatar
    So far the easiest way to unlock I found is here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cri...-new-post.html
    Awesome man, this worked!! Saved me at least 15 bucks, thank you!!
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    03-25-2017 09:49 PM
  9. nate0's Avatar
    It may need to be enabled at the lower firmware level so a registry key might not suffice.
    I'm on the stock cricket firmware. I enabled it with reg edits. I found two of them and have them listed. Tonight I'll reset the phone, make sure dbl tap is gone. Then will manually add those to make double sure.

    With the way I enabled DTtW I have it in settings->extras->touch and under settings->personalization->Lock screen.

    Another cool regedit trick I found, is changing the glance screen dark mode color to something other than red green or blue. It resets back if you make another change to glance in settings, but still cool to change it up
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    03-25-2017 10:41 PM
  10. nate0's Avatar

    So far the easiest way to unlock I found is here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cri...-new-post.html
    This won't work for me if I'm not a cricket subscriber, correct?
    03-25-2017 11:13 PM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    This won't work for me if I'm not a cricket subscriber, correct?
    Probably not
    03-26-2017 02:07 AM
  12. nate0's Avatar
    Probably not
    Suspected that based on what I read in the unlock terms and conditions. I had already ordered an unlock and just wanted to know my options if this first go is a no go.
    03-26-2017 02:11 AM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    This won't work for me if I'm not a cricket subscriber, correct?
    If you have a buddy who has Cricket... He'd have to agree to the credit deal. Maybe shoot him $5 for the trouble.
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    03-26-2017 06:15 AM
  14. nate0's Avatar
    If you have a buddy who has Cricket... He'd have to agree to the credit deal. Maybe shoot him $5 for the trouble.
    Thanks. Just got it unlocked this morning, it only put me out 10 dollars.
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    03-26-2017 04:57 PM
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