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By hawkeye29, Senior Member on 5th June 2015, 05:54 AM
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Thanks to http://forums.windowscentral.com/members/pankaj981.htm



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This guide will show you how to impersonate another device and get WP 8.1 Update 2 (OS version 8.10.15137.148)



Warning:

1) Changes made to your phone are not permanent and can be restored using Lumia Software Recovery Tool or Windows Phone Recovery Tool


2) I would not be taking responsibility if you accidentally brick your phone so please ask questions before proceeding



Software Requirements:



1) **Any Nokia Lumia running OS version 8.10.14219 or higher. If you are on a lower version please check for updates from your carrier/Microsoft or update using Preview for Developers


2) Start with a clean software, i.e. reset your phone before proceeding (make sure Preview for Developers is not installed)


3) Files Needed ** I do not own these files. They were linked from this thread **

a) SDK 8.1 Lite.zip (*** install this after download ***)

b) CustomPFD_0003.xap


c) CustomWPSystem_0500.xap



Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/wind...ystem-t2975419


Hardware Requirements:


1) ** Nokia Lumia with SD card capability

2) microSD card

3) USB cable


Process: Part 1 - Preparation


1) Hard reset phone using hardware key combination (Reference)


2) Go through setup process, update all system and preloaded apps


3) Storage Sense >> phone >> apps+games >> select all >> uninstall all apps


4) Storage Sense >> Store new apps on my "phone"


5) Connect phone to PC using USB


6) PC >> Start Menu >> Programs >> Windows Phone Developer Registration >> Register >> Enter MS Account >> Done >> Close



7) PC >> Start Menu >> Programs >> Windows Phone Application Deployment 8.1 >> Target = Device; App = "pathoffile\CustomWPSystem_0500.xap" >> Open >> Deploy >> Deploying File >> App deployment complete. >> Close


8) Verify if CustomWPSystem shows up in app list



9) PC >> Explorer >> My Computer >> Select Phone >> SD Card >> Documents >> Move CustomPFD_0003.xap here >> Done


10) Storage Sense >> Store new apps on my "SD Card" >> Done


11) Store >> Download Preview for Developers >> Let it install >> Don't open after install >> Pin to Start >> Done


12) Open CustomWPSystem >> Click on red bar "SD Card permissions" >> Select "sd card" >> Press "done" (check mark below) >> red bar turns green


13) Scroll down under "Modding selected app", select "Select the XAP" >> Phone >> sd card >> Documents >> Select "CustomPFD_0003.xap" >> Apply XAP >> Wait till you see popup "Operation completed!...." >> Done >> Close app



Process: Part 2 - Registry Edits


1) Open previously pinned Preview for Developers app >> HKLM >> SYSTEM >> Platform >> DeviceTargetInfo


2) Edit Registry:



** Note down the registry keys before editing them. To avoid resetting, revert back to default registry entries and skip 4) **



PhoneMobileOperatorName >> 000-88 >> Write


PhoneManufacturerModelName >> WinWin >> Write


PhoneManufacturer >> HIGHSCREEN >> Write


** Registry edits are restored to default with hard reset **



3) Settings >> phone update >> check for updates >> Install Updates >> Done


4) Reset after updates are installed >> Start fresh





Source: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ces%2A%2A.html
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Proof that it works. I performed a hard reset to reset my phone manufacturer ID and carrier. Don't have to run windows insider hoping to get grd2 when this method is more effective.
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hello developer.will it easily updates and run without problem.

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anybody uses this way?
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hello developer.will it easily updates and run without problem.

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anybody uses this way?

1st don't quote the whole OP!
2nd if you would have read the post on windows phone central you would have found your answer, yes it works without any problem but it might take a few hours for the update to finish downloading.
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it work on my lumia 720 or not?
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Semi-rhetorical question:
What the heck is wrong with people such that quoting massive posts just to ask a single question - one that doesn't actually require any context from the first post - seems like a good idea? Stop it, and fix your spam. Looking at you, @adityaonline07 and @A AJAY...
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Semi-rhetorical question:
What the heck is wrong with people such that quoting massive posts just to ask a single question


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A couple posts edited to remove OP long quotes. No need to ever quote an opening post really. And if you must... Use hide tags.

And, OP... Why all the spaces in your post?


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Quote:
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A couple posts edited to remove OP long quotes. No need to ever quote an opening post really. And if you must... Use hide tags.



And, OP... Why all the spaces in your post?





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Just took care of the spaces. There were quite a few of them


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