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Default [Q] Dev-unlocked phone remains unlocked after reset?

Hello folks. I hope I'm not posting an already answered question (at least, I couldn't find it using the search tool).

The question is simple: I dev-unlocked my Lumia a few days ago, but now I need to reset the device. After resetting, shall the phone remain dev-unlocked? Or shall I have to go through all the dev-unlocking process again?

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No, of course not. Developer unlock (registration) is a software change, and the whole point of the factory reset is to undo all software changes.

Not that the process is exactly an arduous one, though. I mean, it takes maybe 30 seconds, typing in my password included, on my dev box...
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Thanks for the answer, GDTD.

Just for the sake of some sane discussion: when you "root" an Android device and install Clockworkmod bootloader, it remains installed even if you flash the factory ROM again. So, I don't see the answer to my question as obvious as you do, as I ignore in which "depth" the unlocking takes place.
On the other hand, dev-unlocking my Lumia can be more arduous than what you think, considering that: a) I'm not experienced, b) when I deleted my Microsoft account the AppStudio license went away with it, and -most of all- c) I've downgraded my computer from Windows 8 (I just can't stan that beast) to Windows 7. Now I can't install WP8-SDK. Even the modified one by Arnold Vink doesn't work for me.

But then again, thanks for the information.
 
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Yeah, bootloader replacement is completely different from this hack. WP7 had some custom bootloaders, although you still had to flash a custom ROM to get full-unlock; the stock ROMs weren't unlocked in any meaningful way by the bootloader replacement. In any case, this is not a flashing operation; the change is entirely made within the running OS, and resetting the state of the OS removes it.

I've used the Win7-hacked version of the SDK just fine, although I guess I haven't tested registration. Not sure what people's beef with Win8 is; I mean, install Classic Start Menu or something if you must, but Win8 is just an OS. It does what I need (load drivers, manage files, run programs) at least as well as Win7 and sometimes better (uses less RAM, can run more software, has better security features).
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Cool. Now I understand the whole picture. I don't know why, though, the SDK-lite isn't working for my win7. I've installed the full SDK in a virtual machine running win8 and it had no problem seeing my device (even through pass-thru USB).

My "beef" with win8 is, well, I find it more bothersome in several respects. Though uses less RAM, it takes more disk space (I've Windows on a 128 Gb SSD, along with Linux, and I'm a bit short of storage), I can't get used to the new layout, which shows up even after installing the classic start menu, there are a bunch of new features that I don't control, I dislike the "app" approach to programs and, last but not least, the registration watermark (my copy is pirate) bothers me. But I guess it's a matter of getting used to it.
 
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Cool. Now I understand the whole picture. I don't know why, though, the SDK-lite isn't working for my win7. I've installed the full SDK in a virtual machine running win8 and it had no problem seeing my device (even through pass-thru USB).

My "beef" with win8 is, well, I find it more bothersome in several respects. Though uses less RAM, it takes more disk space (I've Windows on a 128 Gb SSD, along with Linux, and I'm a bit short of storage), I can't get used to the new layout, which shows up even after installing the classic start menu, there are a bunch of new features that I don't control, I dislike the "app" approach to programs and, last but not least, the registration watermark (my copy is pirate) bothers me. But I guess it's a matter of getting used to it.
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