I also have a branded one... you can deinstall all provider apps that is a Microsoft requirement. The only thing is a short boot logo from t-mobile....
But times changed it's not always the best option to have a unbranded phone...
My Samsung Omnia 7 for example has been unbranded....
The branded versions of different providers had the Internet sharing update...
while the unbranded version of Samsung Omnia 7 had no Internet sharing update...
- To bypass your carrier when updates become available from either Microsoft and/or your device manufacturer a registery key needs to be altered*. To do this just erase the following key which holds your carrier name: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Platform\DeviceTargeting Info\MobileOperator. Please write down the current value in case you want to revert back to the current situation. Unfortunately there is no way to edit the registry on the Lumia 800 yet because registry editing requires interop unlock which is not yet done for the lumia.
- The bootscreen can only be editted by flashing a new ROM as the boot animation is a ROM file and cannot be overwritten, even if we had interop unlock. As of today there is no unbranded ROM released, let alone a tool to flash the Nokia with it.
- You should be able to uninstall the operator specific apps as this is a requirement from Microsoft to which cariers have to apply.
I hope the first two will be possible in the future.
* source: http://windowsphonehacker.com/articl...dates-03-28-11
You can download the unbranded rom for the Nokia Lumia 800 in cab form from here:
I'm new to WP7, so does the descriped install/deploy steps in the above thread work with the Lumia 800?
I can buy a T-MO branded phone but I dont want any operator customization, especially that it removed the Nokia Blue "skin".
SO I first need to know if I can remove the branding before buying.
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