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Heathcliff74

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Hi all! Windows Phone Internals 2.4 is ready to download. It beats the modern SecureBoot implementation. And furthermore, it brings custom ROM's, Mass Storage Mode, Root access and many more hacks to all Windows Phone 8 and Windows 10 Mobile-based Lumia-models. There is also a new Download-section in the tool, where you can download everything you need for your phone.

Short demo here:
https://wpinternals.net/index.php/128-introwpi22

Version 2.3 is released:
https://www.wpinternals.net/index.php/129-wpi23released

Version 2.4 is released (changelog in the link):
https://wpinternals.net/index.php/130-here-s-windows-phone-internals-2-4

René (Heathcliff74)
 
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Heathcliff74

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Thank you very much for your work.
Are Alcatel IDOL 4S and HP Elite X3 supported?

Nope. And I don't think they will be supported. I got neither of these phones to test with. Research would also take a lot of time to see if some of the hacks can be ported to these phones and maybe they also need new hacks. I don't think I would have time to create support for these phones.

Heathcliff74
 

riahc3

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Good to hear that I can unofficially update a Lumia to the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile (1709 (10.0.15254.12))
 
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marianodelfino

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Hi all! It's almost two years ago since my last release. But Windows Phone Internals 2.2 is almost ready. It beats the modern SecureBoot implementation. And furthermore, it brings custom ROM's, Mass Storage Mode, Root access and many more hacks to all Windows Phone 8 and Windows 10 Mobile-based Lumia-models. There is also a new Download-section in the tool, where you can download everyhing you need for your phone.

Short demo here:
https://wpinternals.net/index.php/128-introwpi22

More coming soon!
Heathcliff74

Will this work on any w10m build or we will have to downgrade to an specific version(i'm at 15254.12 in both 635 and 550)??

It will support lumia 635??
 

riahc3

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Good work, my old friend! Even your link is broken, I'm 100% trust you, your work should be amazing!

But, I'm afraid, it's too late now, Windows phones are almost dead :( It's a time to switch to the another platform, unfortunately :( Damn Microsoft, burn in hell! - you are killed the prefect platform! But currently Windows phones (even a "latest&greates ones", like my two years old L-950), become nonfunctional because of lack of applications and services... Lack of support of modern services and apps is killing the platform more faster than damn "back end guy" Satya Nadella :(

Well, this tools gives two options

1: Unsupported phones that don't receive upgrades can be upgraded to the latest version 1709 (10.0.15254.12) and receive at LEAST security updates. and small bug fixes.

2: Phones that have similar Android phone counter parts might be able to be switched to Android where the drivers are supported for that same hardware where they will have new life.

Im leaning towards 1 because its easier.
 
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Ani64

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Hoping for new life

Will the new WP Internals work with my Lumia 730 now?
THANK YOU
 

kukmikuk

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Hey, guys, if you want Android or iOS, buy another hardware. Here is theme about Lumias - so let´s thank Heathcliff for his work and don´t frustrate him and others...
 
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Shady313

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Thank you and keep up the good work! I'm sure many people waiting for some solution to have some last breath in their devices even if they are not active on this forum. Personally I have a Lumia 950 and I really love this phone. Wouldn't like to change it to an android one and I also don't see a design what I would love like this one.
 

Ani64

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Old is gold

whats the point of supporting old lumias, even if some one made is possible to install android it would be a stupid move since hardware is old,
you have two of most powerful WP10 device alcatel 4s pro and elite x3 and those two are not supported !

It's not about rolling out a software update that new phones must get it first. And new phones like the Elite x3 have more security features that are difficult to break at this moment. Just like how WP Internals was only for old phones like Lumia 520, 720 two years ago and not for new devices at that time like Lumia 640, 730, etc.
 

droid_ulti

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It's not about rolling out a software update that new phones must get it first. And new phones like the Elite x3 have more security features that are difficult to break at this moment. Just like how WP Internals was only for old phones like Lumia 520, 720 two years ago and not for new devices at that time like Lumia 640, 730, etc.

ALL WINDOWS PHONE share the security method, old is not gold in phones world once your phone become old hardware its dead.
 

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    Hi all! Windows Phone Internals 2.4 is ready to download. It beats the modern SecureBoot implementation. And furthermore, it brings custom ROM's, Mass Storage Mode, Root access and many more hacks to all Windows Phone 8 and Windows 10 Mobile-based Lumia-models. There is also a new Download-section in the tool, where you can download everything you need for your phone.

    Short demo here:
    https://wpinternals.net/index.php/128-introwpi22

    Version 2.3 is released:
    https://www.wpinternals.net/index.php/129-wpi23released

    Version 2.4 is released (changelog in the link):
    https://wpinternals.net/index.php/130-here-s-windows-phone-internals-2-4

    René (Heathcliff74)
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    What We do now? Microsoft kidnapped Heathcliff74

    Hahaha! No, I'm still alive and kicking. I released that intro video 2 weeks ago, because at that time i was sure i was able to release the tool within a few days. I still haven't released the tool yet, so I owe a little explanation.

    Two weeks ago I was just wrapping up some final pieces of code. But there was a problem with the implementation of the bootloader unlock. It had to do with updatability. When the bootloader was unlocked, the phone could not be updated anymore, which makes sense. But after relocking the phone, the phone still couldn't be updated anymore. That means, that when the phone was unlocked once, it could never be updated anymore, unless you would flash a stock ROM and start over. I realized the impact of this problem later on. Because many Lumia models only have WP 8.1 based stock ROM's and the update-process from WP 8.1 to the current W10M build is painfully long. Doing experiments this way would be agonizing. And this implementation would never be useful for people who want to use this on a phone which they still want to update regularly.

    So I was looking for a solution for this problem. It took me a while to get it right. I needed a new hack and many attempts to get it implemented correctly. But I have fixed it now. I still need to finalize some stuff, but it is almost ready. If I wouldn't have been able to fix this shortly, I would have released the tool without this, but that would really have been a big disappointment for me. Because you only make a first impression once.

    If I knew all this in advance, I would have waited to release that intro-video. I mean, I worked on this for two years already. And I've worked on this in silence all that time. Because I knew that when I would publish about my progress, I would also get questions about ETA's all the time. And I simply can't answer them. I need to focus on my work. I didn't release that video to tease a lot of people and then sneak out again on purpose. I'm just as anxious as others to release this tool. And now that I have this problem fixed, I guess I can release the tool soon. But you got to realize that it is important for me to test everything properly. It is important to get it right, or else phones get bricked. So, it is ready when it is ready. Sorry to test your patience. Hang in there just a bit longer.

    Heathcliff

    PS. I will try to answer all other questions when I release the tool. No time now.
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    Hey Heathcliff74, Please is there a fix to turn off reset protection after what you software has caused to many Lumia phones? It be nice if you could build a program that does a cross scan between each device IMEI and upon Microsoft Reset protection status site that states on there site that is off which will force it off on a phone that should have been off? Or at least give us something were we can disable Reset Protection. The bypass solution is a pain even though that works. Though not idea to do for any owner of a Lumia especially for us Lumia 950/XL owners.

    Wow, wow, wow! Hold it right there! The tool is full of warnings. And when you started the tool for the first time, you agreed to the Disclaimer. This text is a part of the Disclaimer-text of the Windows Phone Internals tool:

    This software is a "proof of concept" tool which uses dangerous and largely untested techniques on Windows Phones ("Target Devices"). By using this tool the target device may start showing unstable behavior and crashes. There is significant and real potential that irreversible permanent damage will occur on some devices. As such this tool must only be used against target devices which it is acceptable for such damage to occur (for example retired devices used only for test purposes). This tool should not be used against target devices, which are intended as your primary means of telecommunications, because in some circumstances you may not be able to place calls (including calls for emergency services), or you may experience increased data charges. Use of this tool may void the warranty of any chosen target device.

    It is not my software who caused problems. You took the risk and used the software on your phone. So YOU caused the problem and YOU are responsible for the problem!

    That said, I investigated the issue. Reset Protection is only present on US phones. So I was not aware of how it could be triggered, because I am not from the US. To prevent the issue, I made changes to WPinternals 2.4. It will try to backup the Reset Protection Response Data and restore it when the bootloader is restored. So there should be no new cases of this problem when using version 2.4.

    There are a couple of ways to get around Reset Protection. Some people already succeeded by using a certain ROM version in combination with Interop Tools but that is indeed very cumbersome. I contact users all the time to help with various problems. Not because I feel obliged. Just because I want to help.

    René
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    Windows Phone Internals 2.3 is released!

    Version 2.3 is released:
    https://www.wpinternals.net/index.php/129-wpi23released

    Heathcliff74
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    Will this work on any w10m build or we will have to downgrade to an specific version(i'm at 15254.12 in both 635 and 550)??

    WPI only works on supported OS versions. Version 15254.1 and 15254.12 are both supported.

    So HTC one m8 for windows is suporrted?

    HTC One M8, HP Elite X3 and Alcatel Idol 4S are not supported. It would take me a lot of time to research. I have to see which hacks are compatible. And where I would need to find new hacks. I don't think I will have time to do this, unfortunately.

    Will the new WP Internals work with my Lumia 730 now?
    It will support lumia 635??
    If this is the case, then for sure the 1520...I hope...
    Any chance this could work on the Lumia 435?

    WPI 2.2 still supports all old Lumia's. It is now also successfully tested on Lumia 1520, 435, 550, 630, 640, 650, 830, 930, 950 and 950 XL. So I think it is fair to say that it works on all Lumia's.

    Heathcliff74,
    First of all, thanks for the hard work you've put into this. Quick question: If you unlock the bootloader and gain root access, can you remove root access and re-lock the bootloader? (I'm assuming you can, but I'd like to verify). I like the fact W10M is a secure OS. I would only want to unlock the bootloader and gain root access on a temporary basis.

    Yes, this is possible. However, there are still some issues with updates after having relocked the phone. I'm working hard on a fix for that.

    With this tool, will it be theoretically possible to install Windows 10 on ARM on i.e 950xl, when it's released?

    In theory.. yes. But you would need to merge the drivers into the OS. Not an easy thing to do.

    Heathcliff74.