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First of all, use this thread at your own risk.
If you decide to give it a try make sure your smartphone has a SD Card slot otherwise this will not work and it's best to use this on a secondary device because there is always a chance that you have a critical bug and a hard reset is necessary to restore your device.
Also 512MB RAM devices are not supported, so only use this tutorial if your device has 1GB or more RAM.

There is already a thread on here from jimmy19990 that explains how to do this but it seems that people with less experience in this department do not understand it completely, so I decided to put all the steps in this thread:

1. (skip this step if you are on Windows Phone 8.1) If you already upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile make sure you go back to Windows Phone 8.1 with "Windows Phone Recovery Tool" or "Lumia Software Recovery Tool" which you can find here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA142987

2. Backup your files on your SD Card and format it in Windows Phone 8.1 (settings < storage sense), if you get a message that asks to save new files to the SD Card click no and check in storage sense that new files are all saved to the phone, not the SD Card.

3. After this download and install the "WP8.1 SDK Tools Lite Setup Av1.20" from here:
http://www13.zippyshare.com/v/15281796/file.html

4. With "WP8.1 SDK Tools Lite Setup Av1.20" installed you will have "Windows Phone Developer Registration 8.1" (start menu < Windows Phone SDK 8.1) open this and register as Developer.

5. Go to the app store on your phone and search for "Preview for Developers" and install this app, move it to the SD Card with storage sense (settings < system < storage < phone < apps & games) select the app and tap "Move to SD Card".

6. Now download "CustomWPSystem_0500.xap" from this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...p-customwpsystem-patch-xaps-wpsystem-t2975419

7. Connect your phone with a usb cable to your computer.

8. Under "Windows Phone SDK 8.1" is another program called "Windows Phone Application Deployment 8.1", open it and click "Browse", navigate to the "CustomWPSystem_0500.xap" file and click "Deploy", after a while you get a message that it succeeded.

9. Download "CustomPFD_0003.xap" from another thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...xap-custompfd-registry-editor-tweaks-t2981057
and copy "CustomPFD_0003.xap" to the root directory of your SD Card.

10. Take your phone and open "CustomWPSystem", tap "SD Card permissions", click on "sd card" and press the checkmark.
Now tap "Select the XAP" (at the bottom of the page in "CustomWPSystem"), navigate to "sd card", select "CustomPFD_0003.xap" and "Apply XAP".
Wait till you get a message "Operation Completed".

11. Close the "CustomWPSystem" app and open "Preview for Developers" app (icon will be changed), go to HKLM\SYSTEM\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo and change these values (just open for example PhoneSOCVersion, put 8974 in the textfield, press "Write", back button and go to the next one):

For a Full HD (1920x1080) device:
PhoneSOCVersion: 8974
PhoneMobileOperatorName: 000-GB
PhoneManufactorModelName: RM-937_eu_euro1_231
PhoneModelName: Lumia 1520

OR

For a HD (1280x720) or lower resolution* (800x480 / 854x480 / 960x540) device:
PhoneSOCVersion: 8926
PhoneMobileOperatorName: 000-HK
PhoneManufactorModelName: RM-984_1000
PhoneModelName: Lumia 830

*On lower resolution devices the interface will be a bit smaller as normal after the registery edit, but as soon as you complete step 14 your original device info and interface will come back.

12. After you changed your info to one of these devices, go to the app store, search "Windows Insider" app, install it and open it.

13. Sign up for the Fast Ring and check for updates, you will receive a message that "Build 10.0.10536.1004" is available, let it download and install (will take around an hour or more and the device will reboot itself a few times).

14. Once Windows 10 Mobile is installed do a hard reset (settings < system < info < factory settings) and let it format the SD Card also. (this will also take about an hour or more)

15. Now you will have back your original Device Info and in windows < system32 < aow will be the necessary files to run Windows Bridge for Android.

The following steps are to actually install an APK on Windows 10 Mobile:

1. Download Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784
download and install "vcredist_x86.exe" and "vcredist_x64.exe".

2. In this thread you will find the new files for the "WindowsBridge.7z":
http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...-fix-android-applications-installing-t3202036
Extract "WindowsBridge.7z" and install "IpOverUsbInstaller".

3. Here you will find the installer to deploy the APK's to your device (Download Version 1.3.1 Here / minimal_adb_fastboot_v1.3.1_setup):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317790
Download and install.

4. Turn off your lock screen (settings < personal settings < lock screen), time-out: never.

5. To enable developer mode on the phone and to find it in the network:
First find your ip adress from the phone: settings < network and wireless < wi-fi and press your network, type your ip address in a document.
Then go to settings < update & security < for developers, press "Developer mode" and tap "Yes".
Turn on "Device discovery" and press pair.

6. Open your map "WindowsBridge" from step 2, copy the directory and open an elevated command prompt (run < cmd < right-click < run as administrator).
Type "cd" and paste the directory of the "WindowsBridge" map (example: "cd C:\Users\User\Downloads\WindowsBridge".
After this type "wconnect.exe" and copy paste the ip adress from the document in step 5 and press enter (example: wconnect.exe xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx).
Enter the pin you see on your phone, wait a while and it will say "connected".

7. Now download the APK you want to test with this link (just search the app in the Google Play Store, copy the link and paste it in the website below):
http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/
Cut and paste the app to C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot and copy the directory of this map.

8. Go back to your command prompt type "cd" and paste the directory ("cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot")

9. Type "adb install" and copy and paste the name of your apk with the .apk extension included ("adb install test.apk").

10. Wait a few minutes and there will be a message "Succes", now on the phone press "Abort" and "unpair all", your APK will be installed.

I tested this method with a Lumia 640, used the Lumia 830 device info and it works like a charm.

Thanks to all the threads and websites I mentioned, because all these tools make it possible and easier to run this project.
 
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VR25

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My lumia device is 635 had a lower resolution es 480 ¿can use the device info for lumia 835 with more solution 720?
Not sure about that, but just to be safe, I think you should use info from a compatible device that has the same resolution as yours.

---------- Post added at 01:29 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:25 AM ----------

First of all, use this thread at your own risk!
If you decide to give it a try make sure your smartphone has a SD Card slot otherwise this will not work and only use this on a secondary device because there is always a chance that you have a critical bug and a hard reset is necessary to repair your device.

There is already a thread on here from jimmy19990 that explains how to do this but it seems that people with less experience in this department do not understand it completely, so I decided to put all the steps in this thread:

1. (skip this step if you are on Windows Phone 8.1) If you already upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile make sure you go back to Windows Phone 8.1 with "Windows Phone Recovery Tool" or "Lumia Software Recovery Tool" which you can find here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA142987

2. Backup your files on your SD Card and format it in Windows Phone 8.1 (settings < storage sense), if you get a message that asks to save new files to the SD Card click no and check in storage sense that new files are all saved to the phone, not the SD Card.

3. After this download and install the "WP8.1 SDK Tools Lite Setup Av1.20" from here:
http://www13.zippyshare.com/v/15281796/file.html

4. With "WP8.1 SDK Tools Lite Setup Av1.20" installed you will have "Windows Phone Developer Registration 8.1" (start menu < Windows Phone SDK 8.1) open this and register as Developer.

5. Go to the app store on your phone and search for "Preview for Developers" and install this app, move it to the SD Card with storage sense (settings < system < storage < phone < apps & games) select press the app and tap "Move to SD Card".

6. Now download "CustomWPSystem_0500.xap" from this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...p-customwpsystem-patch-xaps-wpsystem-t2975419

7. Connect your phone with a usb cable to your computer.

8. Under "Windows Phone SDK 8.1" is another program called "Windows Phone Application Deployment 8.1", open it and click "Browse", navigate to the "CustomWPSystem_0500.xap" file and click "Deploy", after a while you get a message that it succeeded.

9. Download "CustomPFD_0003.xap" from another thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...xap-custompfd-registry-editor-tweaks-t2981057
and copy "CustomPFD_0003.xap" to the root directory of your SD Card.

10. Take your phone and open "CustomWPSystem", tap "SD Card permissions", click on "sd card" and press the checkmark.
Now tap "Select the XAP" (at the bottom of the page in "CustomWPSystem"), navigate to "sd card", select "CustomPFD_0003.xap" and "Apply XAP".
Wait till you get a message "Operation Completed".

11. Close the "CustomWPSystem" app and open "Preview for Developers" app (icon will be changed), go to HKLM\SYSTEM\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo and change these values (just open for example PhoneSOCVersion, put 8974 in the textfield, press "Write", back button and go to the next one):

For a Full HD (1920x1080) device:
PhoneSOCVersion: 8974
PhoneMobileOperatorName: 000-GB
PhoneManufactorModelName: RM-937_eu_euro1_231
PhoneModelName: Lumia 1520

OR

For a HD (1280x720) device:
PhoneSOCVersion: 8926
PhoneMobileOperatorName: 000-HK
PhoneManufactorModelName: RM-984_1000
PhoneModelName: Lumia 830

12. After you changed your info to one of these devices, go to the app store, search "Windows Insider" app, install it and open it.

13. Sign up for the Fast Ring and check for updates, you will receive a message that "Build 10.0.10536.1004" is available, let it download and install (will take around an hour or more and the device will reboot itself a few times).

14. Once Windows 10 Mobile is installed do a hard reset (settings < system < info < factory settings) and let it format the SD Card also. (this will also take about an hour or more)

15. Now you will have back your original Device Info and in windows < system32 < aow will be the necessary files to run Windows Bridge for Android.

The following steps are to actually install an APK on Windows 10 Mobile:

1. Download Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784
download and install "vcredist_x86.exe" and "vcredist_x64.exe".

2. In this thread you will find the new files for the "WindowsBridge.7z":
http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...-fix-android-applications-installing-t3202036
Extract "WindowsBridge.7z" and install "IpOverUsbInstaller".

3. Here you will find the installer to deploy the APK's to your device (Download Version 1.3.1 Here / minimal_adb_fastboot_v1.3.1_setup):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317790
Download and install.

4. Turn off your lock screen (settings < personal settings < lock screen), time-out: never.

5. To enable developer mode on the phone and to find it in the network:
First find your ip adress from the phone: settings < network and wireless < wi-fi and press your network, type your ip address in a document.
Then go to settings < update & security < for developers, press "Developer mode" and tap "Yes".
Turn on "Device discovery" and press pair.

6. Open your map "WindowsBridge" from step 2, copy the directory and open an elevated command prompt (run < cmd < right-click < run as administrator).
Type "cd" and paste the directory of the "WindowsBridge" map (example: "cd C:\Users\User\Downloads\WindowsBridge".
After this type "wconnect.exe" and copy paste the ip adress from the document in step 5 and press enter (example: wconnect.exe xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx).
Enter the pin you see on your phone, wait a while and it will say "connected".

7. Now download the APK you want to test with this link (just search the app in the Google Play Store, copy the link and paste it in the website below):
http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/
Cut and paste the app to C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot and copy the directory of this map.

8. Go back to your command prompt type "cd" and paste the directory ("cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot")

9. Type "adb install" and copy and paste the name of your apk with the .apk extension included ("adb install test.apk").

10. Wait a few minutes and there will be a message "Succes", now on the phone press "Abort" and "unpair all", your APK will be installed.

I tested this method with a Lumia 640, used the Lumia 830 device info and it works like a charm.

Thanks to all the threads and websites I mentioned, because all these tools make it possible and easier to run this project.
My prayers worked, thank you! :D
 
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razr2312

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Feb 16, 2013
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Not sure about that, but just to be safe, I think you should use info from a compatible device that has the same resolution as yours.

---------- Post added at 01:29 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:25 AM ----------


My prayers worked, thank you! :D

OK thanks :highfive: I try it but you know what device is more the same than my device lumia 635 ? and you can provide the info from the other lumia device or in what place (website) can provide this info?
 

Windows Blue

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My lumia device is 635 had a lower resolution es 480 ¿can use the device info for lumia 835 with more solution 720?

Make sure you have the 1GB RAM version of the lumia 635 because the 512MB version will not work in this stage of the project. (only 1GB devices supported)

If you have the 1GB version, your device is on the supported list so you only have to install W10M (step 12 and 13) and then follow the 10 steps to delpoy an APK to your device.

@IPRJ25 your welcome. :)
 
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razr2312

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Make sure you have the 1GB RAM version of the lumia 635 because the 512MB version will not work in this stage of the project. (only 1GB devices supported)

If you have the 1GB version, your device is on the supported list so you only have to install W10M (step 12 and 13) and then follow the 10 steps to delpoy an APK to your device.

@IPRJ25 your welcome. :)

Thank for you support Bro:victory: but my Lumia 635 device is the 512mb version is a unsupported device :crying:

---------- Post added at 06:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:33 AM ----------

Is very interesting because I have this lumia 635 with 512mb ram with this windows phone 10 10.0.10536.1004 version i see have the AOW files inside around 100 mb maybe in the future the 512 mb devices support android deploy apps but limited by the ram.
 

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Thank for you support Bro:victory: but my Lumia 635 device is the 512mb version is a unsupported device :crying:

---------- Post added at 06:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:33 AM ----------

Is very interesting because I have this lumia 635 with 512mb ram with this windows phone 10 10.0.10536.1004 version i see have the AOW files inside around 100 mb maybe in the future the 512 mb devices support android deploy apps but limited by the ram.

That's indeed interesting, it's not sure yet but I suppose when they have polished the Android subsystem that there is chance that 512MB RAM devices will be supported.

This method work today or not bcz i have try on the build 10512 and its not work and ~100mb files also present into aow folder

If you follow the steps to the letter, you should be fine with a device that has a microSD slot and minimum 1GB RAM.
 
May 29, 2014
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First of all, use this thread at your own risk.
If you decide to give it a try make sure your smartphone has a SD Card slot otherwise this will not work and it's best to use this on a secondary device because there is always a chance that you have a critical bug and a hard reset is necessary to restore your device.
Also 512MB RAM devices are not supported, so only use this tutorial if your device has 1GB or more RAM.

There is already a thread on here from jimmy19990 that explains how to do this but it seems that people with less experience in this department do not understand it completely, so I decided to put all the steps in this thread:

1. (skip this step if you are on Windows Phone 8.1) If you already upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile make sure you go back to Windows Phone 8.1 with "Windows Phone Recovery Tool" or "Lumia Software Recovery Tool" which you can find here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA142987

2. Backup your files on your SD Card and format it in Windows Phone 8.1 (settings < storage sense), if you get a message that asks to save new files to the SD Card click no and check in storage sense that new files are all saved to the phone, not the SD Card.

3. After this download and install the "WP8.1 SDK Tools Lite Setup Av1.20" from here:
http://www13.zippyshare.com/v/15281796/file.html

4. With "WP8.1 SDK Tools Lite Setup Av1.20" installed you will have "Windows Phone Developer Registration 8.1" (start menu < Windows Phone SDK 8.1) open this and register as Developer.

5. Go to the app store on your phone and search for "Preview for Developers" and install this app, move it to the SD Card with storage sense (settings < system < storage < phone < apps & games) select press the app and tap "Move to SD Card".

6. Now download "CustomWPSystem_0500.xap" from this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...p-customwpsystem-patch-xaps-wpsystem-t2975419

7. Connect your phone with a usb cable to your computer.

8. Under "Windows Phone SDK 8.1" is another program called "Windows Phone Application Deployment 8.1", open it and click "Browse", navigate to the "CustomWPSystem_0500.xap" file and click "Deploy", after a while you get a message that it succeeded.

9. Download "CustomPFD_0003.xap" from another thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...xap-custompfd-registry-editor-tweaks-t2981057
and copy "CustomPFD_0003.xap" to the root directory of your SD Card.

10. Take your phone and open "CustomWPSystem", tap "SD Card permissions", click on "sd card" and press the checkmark.
Now tap "Select the XAP" (at the bottom of the page in "CustomWPSystem"), navigate to "sd card", select "CustomPFD_0003.xap" and "Apply XAP".
Wait till you get a message "Operation Completed".

11. Close the "CustomWPSystem" app and open "Preview for Developers" app (icon will be changed), go to HKLM\SYSTEM\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo and change these values (just open for example PhoneSOCVersion, put 8974 in the textfield, press "Write", back button and go to the next one):

For a Full HD (1920x1080) device:
PhoneSOCVersion: 8974
PhoneMobileOperatorName: 000-GB
PhoneManufactorModelName: RM-937_eu_euro1_231
PhoneModelName: Lumia 1520

OR

For a HD (1280x720) or lower resolution* (800x480 / 854x480 / 960x540) device:
PhoneSOCVersion: 8926
PhoneMobileOperatorName: 000-HK
PhoneManufactorModelName: RM-984_1000
PhoneModelName: Lumia 830

*On lower resolution devices the interface will be a bit smaller as normal after the registery edit, but as soon as you complete step 14 your original device info and interface will come back.

12. After you changed your info to one of these devices, go to the app store, search "Windows Insider" app, install it and open it.

13. Sign up for the Fast Ring and check for updates, you will receive a message that "Build 10.0.10536.1004" is available, let it download and install (will take around an hour or more and the device will reboot itself a few times).

14. Once Windows 10 Mobile is installed do a hard reset (settings < system < info < factory settings) and let it format the SD Card also. (this will also take about an hour or more)

15. Now you will have back your original Device Info and in windows < system32 < aow will be the necessary files to run Windows Bridge for Android.

The following steps are to actually install an APK on Windows 10 Mobile:

1. Download Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784
download and install "vcredist_x86.exe" and "vcredist_x64.exe".

2. In this thread you will find the new files for the "WindowsBridge.7z":
http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...-fix-android-applications-installing-t3202036
Extract "WindowsBridge.7z" and install "IpOverUsbInstaller".

3. Here you will find the installer to deploy the APK's to your device (Download Version 1.3.1 Here / minimal_adb_fastboot_v1.3.1_setup):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317790
Download and install.

4. Turn off your lock screen (settings < personal settings < lock screen), time-out: never.

5. To enable developer mode on the phone and to find it in the network:
First find your ip adress from the phone: settings < network and wireless < wi-fi and press your network, type your ip address in a document.
Then go to settings < update & security < for developers, press "Developer mode" and tap "Yes".
Turn on "Device discovery" and press pair.

6. Open your map "WindowsBridge" from step 2, copy the directory and open an elevated command prompt (run < cmd < right-click < run as administrator).
Type "cd" and paste the directory of the "WindowsBridge" map (example: "cd C:\Users\User\Downloads\WindowsBridge".
After this type "wconnect.exe" and copy paste the ip adress from the document in step 5 and press enter (example: wconnect.exe xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx).
Enter the pin you see on your phone, wait a while and it will say "connected".

7. Now download the APK you want to test with this link (just search the app in the Google Play Store, copy the link and paste it in the website below):
http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/
Cut and paste the app to C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot and copy the directory of this map.

8. Go back to your command prompt type "cd" and paste the directory ("cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot")

9. Type "adb install" and copy and paste the name of your apk with the .apk extension included ("adb install test.apk").

10. Wait a few minutes and there will be a message "Succes", now on the phone press "Abort" and "unpair all", your APK will be installed.

I tested this method with a Lumia 640, used the Lumia 830 device info and it works like a charm.

Thanks to all the threads and websites I mentioned, because all these tools make it possible and easier to run this project.

After installing the apk , It crashes :( !! Any help ? Running Windows 10 Mobile 10536.1004 on Lumia 535 DS
 
May 29, 2014
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You can try restarting the device this will refresh Astoria and if this does not work, you simply can't run the APK.
The project is still in beta so it takes a while to polish all the bugs out and many APK's won't run and others will run perfectly.

I used Messenger , Clash of Clans , WhatsApp but none of them work :(

Edit :- Now the Error code 14 is popping up :(
 
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mnsiw

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Oct 2, 2009
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First of all, use this thread at your own risk.
If you decide to give it a try make sure your smartphone has a SD Card slot otherwise this will not work and it's best to use this on a secondary device because there is always a chance that you have a critical bug and a hard reset is necessary to restore your device.
Also 512MB RAM devices are not supported, so only use this tutorial if your device has 1GB or more RAM.

Thanks for the post :) I'm wondering if this hard work (downgrading to 8.1, registry changes, again updating to 10 etc) really worth, most of apps are not working or working to some extent but missing some important functionality. Its good for learning purpose anyway.
 

System322

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Sep 27, 2015
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Hello Guys, I m pretty sad now, because I have a supported Lumia 830,
but I didnt manage to solve to install APKs.
Finally I tried your method in first comment, I did everything step by step,
and dosent work already:( Error 14... "Not supported device"
But I dont understand why. ANybody any help?
Thank you!
 

Windows Blue

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Sep 8, 2015
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Can't seem to get past the connection issues. Trying on Lumia 1520. Keep getting error code 14. what's up with that.

Hello Guys, I m pretty sad now, because I have a supported Lumia 830,
but I didnt manage to solve to install APKs.
Finally I tried your method in first comment, I did everything step by step,
and dosent work already:( Error 14... "Not supported device"
But I dont understand why. ANybody any help?
Thank you!

In some countries the project is not supported, I guess this has something to do with both devices because they are on the support list and they should work without doing any registry edits.
 
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    First of all, use this thread at your own risk.
    If you decide to give it a try make sure your smartphone has a SD Card slot otherwise this will not work and it's best to use this on a secondary device because there is always a chance that you have a critical bug and a hard reset is necessary to restore your device.
    Also 512MB RAM devices are not supported, so only use this tutorial if your device has 1GB or more RAM.

    There is already a thread on here from jimmy19990 that explains how to do this but it seems that people with less experience in this department do not understand it completely, so I decided to put all the steps in this thread:

    1. (skip this step if you are on Windows Phone 8.1) If you already upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile make sure you go back to Windows Phone 8.1 with "Windows Phone Recovery Tool" or "Lumia Software Recovery Tool" which you can find here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA142987

    2. Backup your files on your SD Card and format it in Windows Phone 8.1 (settings < storage sense), if you get a message that asks to save new files to the SD Card click no and check in storage sense that new files are all saved to the phone, not the SD Card.

    3. After this download and install the "WP8.1 SDK Tools Lite Setup Av1.20" from here:
    http://www13.zippyshare.com/v/15281796/file.html

    4. With "WP8.1 SDK Tools Lite Setup Av1.20" installed you will have "Windows Phone Developer Registration 8.1" (start menu < Windows Phone SDK 8.1) open this and register as Developer.

    5. Go to the app store on your phone and search for "Preview for Developers" and install this app, move it to the SD Card with storage sense (settings < system < storage < phone < apps & games) select the app and tap "Move to SD Card".

    6. Now download "CustomWPSystem_0500.xap" from this thread:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...p-customwpsystem-patch-xaps-wpsystem-t2975419

    7. Connect your phone with a usb cable to your computer.

    8. Under "Windows Phone SDK 8.1" is another program called "Windows Phone Application Deployment 8.1", open it and click "Browse", navigate to the "CustomWPSystem_0500.xap" file and click "Deploy", after a while you get a message that it succeeded.

    9. Download "CustomPFD_0003.xap" from another thread:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...xap-custompfd-registry-editor-tweaks-t2981057
    and copy "CustomPFD_0003.xap" to the root directory of your SD Card.

    10. Take your phone and open "CustomWPSystem", tap "SD Card permissions", click on "sd card" and press the checkmark.
    Now tap "Select the XAP" (at the bottom of the page in "CustomWPSystem"), navigate to "sd card", select "CustomPFD_0003.xap" and "Apply XAP".
    Wait till you get a message "Operation Completed".

    11. Close the "CustomWPSystem" app and open "Preview for Developers" app (icon will be changed), go to HKLM\SYSTEM\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo and change these values (just open for example PhoneSOCVersion, put 8974 in the textfield, press "Write", back button and go to the next one):

    For a Full HD (1920x1080) device:
    PhoneSOCVersion: 8974
    PhoneMobileOperatorName: 000-GB
    PhoneManufactorModelName: RM-937_eu_euro1_231
    PhoneModelName: Lumia 1520

    OR

    For a HD (1280x720) or lower resolution* (800x480 / 854x480 / 960x540) device:
    PhoneSOCVersion: 8926
    PhoneMobileOperatorName: 000-HK
    PhoneManufactorModelName: RM-984_1000
    PhoneModelName: Lumia 830

    *On lower resolution devices the interface will be a bit smaller as normal after the registery edit, but as soon as you complete step 14 your original device info and interface will come back.

    12. After you changed your info to one of these devices, go to the app store, search "Windows Insider" app, install it and open it.

    13. Sign up for the Fast Ring and check for updates, you will receive a message that "Build 10.0.10536.1004" is available, let it download and install (will take around an hour or more and the device will reboot itself a few times).

    14. Once Windows 10 Mobile is installed do a hard reset (settings < system < info < factory settings) and let it format the SD Card also. (this will also take about an hour or more)

    15. Now you will have back your original Device Info and in windows < system32 < aow will be the necessary files to run Windows Bridge for Android.

    The following steps are to actually install an APK on Windows 10 Mobile:

    1. Download Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784
    download and install "vcredist_x86.exe" and "vcredist_x64.exe".

    2. In this thread you will find the new files for the "WindowsBridge.7z":
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...-fix-android-applications-installing-t3202036
    Extract "WindowsBridge.7z" and install "IpOverUsbInstaller".

    3. Here you will find the installer to deploy the APK's to your device (Download Version 1.3.1 Here / minimal_adb_fastboot_v1.3.1_setup):
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317790
    Download and install.

    4. Turn off your lock screen (settings < personal settings < lock screen), time-out: never.

    5. To enable developer mode on the phone and to find it in the network:
    First find your ip adress from the phone: settings < network and wireless < wi-fi and press your network, type your ip address in a document.
    Then go to settings < update & security < for developers, press "Developer mode" and tap "Yes".
    Turn on "Device discovery" and press pair.

    6. Open your map "WindowsBridge" from step 2, copy the directory and open an elevated command prompt (run < cmd < right-click < run as administrator).
    Type "cd" and paste the directory of the "WindowsBridge" map (example: "cd C:\Users\User\Downloads\WindowsBridge".
    After this type "wconnect.exe" and copy paste the ip adress from the document in step 5 and press enter (example: wconnect.exe xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx).
    Enter the pin you see on your phone, wait a while and it will say "connected".

    7. Now download the APK you want to test with this link (just search the app in the Google Play Store, copy the link and paste it in the website below):
    http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/
    Cut and paste the app to C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot and copy the directory of this map.

    8. Go back to your command prompt type "cd" and paste the directory ("cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot")

    9. Type "adb install" and copy and paste the name of your apk with the .apk extension included ("adb install test.apk").

    10. Wait a few minutes and there will be a message "Succes", now on the phone press "Abort" and "unpair all", your APK will be installed.

    I tested this method with a Lumia 640, used the Lumia 830 device info and it works like a charm.

    Thanks to all the threads and websites I mentioned, because all these tools make it possible and easier to run this project.
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    OK, just wanted to share my experience, first of all thanks to everyone who contributed in making this work, second of all, please allow me to explain what exactly happened on my side.
    My device is nokia lumia 1520, so its supported, followed this thread and another one but error 14/9/13 were all over the place. its a long story (its my fourth try btw) but at the end of the day, you need to upgrade to 10166, to get that I had to sign in with the ((((((slow channel)))))) in windows insider after registering/unlocking my device using windows developer tool sdk 8.1 (or whatever its name was), and that was it.
    My mistake was upgrading through the fast channel, my first apk was deployed(wont state the name as it will be a violation in regard to XDA's rules) using APKTOW10M using a/an usb connection. I am not in a hurry in trying each and every apk out there because my other device is a nexus but God how nice, reliable and durable battery life those nokias have. (english is my second language so .......)
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    My lumia device is 635 had a lower resolution es 480 ¿can use the device info for lumia 835 with more solution 720?

    Make sure you have the 1GB RAM version of the lumia 635 because the 512MB version will not work in this stage of the project. (only 1GB devices supported)

    If you have the 1GB version, your device is on the supported list so you only have to install W10M (step 12 and 13) and then follow the 10 steps to delpoy an APK to your device.

    @IPRJ25 your welcome. :)
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    http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...ile/guide-deploying-astoria-packages-t3214481
    I deployed manualy only first cab. Then installed win 8.1 on PC. Installed ipowerusb and its working. Lumia 640 xl dual sim build 536.
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    To the OP, I followed your post and everything is great, Thank you. than when i went to check for update through Windows Insider, i received a notice to update my phone 1st.

    Now my phone Lumia 640 T-Mobile debranded from AT&T has WP10 build 10586.
    and my understanding that 10586 is not supported by Astoria or APK on Win.

    My question to all:

    Does anyone know of a carrier that still has not updated to win10 build 10586?
    or
    Anyone who still get updates from Windows Insider with builds 10536 or lower?

    peace.

    Hi,

    It's not possible to get a lower build installed from Windows Insider, however it is possible to flash build 10240 which is Astoria enabled to a Lumia 640 from this thread (give a thanks to Gh0st2015 for posting the link):
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...ds-update-links-collection-cab-t3234805/page8

    Here are the instructions to flash the build to your device (give a thanks for the tutorial to BakedOnSomeSour):
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/windows-phone-8/general/installed-leaked-windows-10-mobile-t3173000

    IMPORTANT: this build is from a Lumia 640 LTE DUAL SIM, if you have a lumia 640 LTE with one sim it will work but make sure you remove your SD Card AND SIM EVERY time you flash or hard reset your smartphone.
    Otherwise there is a chance you would get a second sim icon and it is impossible to get rid of even after you downgrade back to WP8.1 or go to another build of W10M.
    I also heard of a problem that the flight mode could not be turned off. (I don't know what caused this one)

    I recommend using the Windows Device Recovery Tool before you attempt to do this so that you have a back-up of your current build that you can flash again in case something goes wrong.