[XAP] vcREG:Lumia Reg Editor+Jailbreak WP8 version NO LONGER SUPPORTED

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vcfan

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WP8 version no longer supported by me, but if others offer fixes, I will post them here. W10M version is discussed in this thread here http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...creg-lumia-reg-editor-interop-unlock-t3451723

WP8/8.1 MixRadio easy method working with instructions from @xboxmod




WP8/8.1 HERE Maps method working with instructions from @slavanap
WP8.1 instructions (SD card needed)



1.Do device registration to allow sideloading of apps

2. Install HERE Maps (microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/here-maps/9wzdncrfhw6b) from the store, and move it to sd card. Download installation file manually ( wpsnitch.appspot.com ), if you want to install it from SD card.

3.Install Windows Explorer, keep it on phone
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/stor...r/9wzdncrdrl4w

4.Sideload WPSystem_Folder_Unlocker_Release_ARM.xap(thanks @djamol and @contable),keep it on phone

5.Extract Install.zip from below , and put the extracted "Install" folder on the root of your sd card. The Install folder should have 4 files in it.

6.Open WPSystem Folder Unlocker app. Hit Unlock WPSystem Folder(sd card) button. It should say Success. Now close it

7.Open Windows Explorer.

8.Hit the app bar, go to "access folders",hit the +, choose sd card, then click the check mark

9.Navigate to D:\WPSystem folder. Rename the Apps folder to Apps1. Now open Apps1 folder

10. Navigate to {EFA4B4A7... or {6C28635B-... (I got the second GUID after reinstall)
11. Delete all directories here except Install . Then navigate to Install folder. Delete following 3 files from there: AppManifest.xaml NokiaRegistryUtils.dll NokiaRegistryUtils.winmd

12.Navigate to D:\WPSystem folder and rename Apps1 back to Apps

13. Navigate to the root of your sd card. Get into "Install" folder we put here earlier. Choose all 4 files from there to Copy.

14.Navigate to D:\WPSystem\Apps\{EFA4B4A7-74...}\Install folder. Hit the app bar then paste.

15. Go to your apps list and run HERE Maps. vcREG should open. Apply unlock.

16. After you apply the unlock, you can sideload vcREG_1_2_SIDELOAD.xap to have the app available in your applist for future use.




Q&A

HOW TO USE THE APP TO CAP UNLOCK
now that the app is open, you want to unlock all capabilities. hit the app bar, and tap "templates". here we see two options, interop/caps unlock, and full fs access through MTP. check your options, and click apply. Reboot for MTP.

HOW TO USE THE REGISTRY EDITOR

the main registry editor is pretty straightforward. put the correct path, the key name and value if its a write.

string: it will read as one string. writing is the same,write a string, no spaces, hit write

multistring: multiple strings are read as strings separated by spaces. to write multiple strings, separate each string by a space, hit write.

dword: it will read as 8 characters of ascii. so a value of 1 will read as 00000001. writing is the same. you MUST write 8 characters or it wont write it,so a 1 is 00000001 and B0000 is 000B0000. all bytes are hex, not decimal.

binary: when you read, the app will return 20 bytes, regardless of how long the binary is. if the whole binary sequence is 11 22 33, it will read as 112233 and then 17 00s. the reason for this is that there isnt a method to know how long the binary sequence is,so i hardcoded it to read 20. even if its longer than 20 bytes, you will only get 20 bytes back. i can up the limit at a later time if its something people need.

writing binary is also limited to a max of 20 bytes. if you are writing less than 20 bytes though, dont put the extra zeroes. if you are writing 4 bytes such as 11 22 33 44, then simply write it like this 11223344(no spaces) then hit write.


DO THESE REGISTRY CHANGES PERSIST AFTER A HARD/FACTORY RESET?

no. if you hard reset, you will revert back to the stock rom and any changes you made to the registry will be lost. you will have to make the changes again after a hard reset. file system changes, especially in the windows folder can persist though.

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TheIronMaiden

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Is there a way to sideload marketplace apps such as tetra lock screen 1.2.0.0 ? I loved that app.

---------- Post added at 08:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:10 PM ----------

And thanks for bringing us another option. It brings our community closer together
 

derausgewanderte

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followed your steps. thank you. not sure how to do this though:
"Once completed, you can remove the app and put extras+info back". How to remove it....
never mind. renamed apps folder on SDCard to appx, deleted the app, renamed the folder back to apps, rebooted, changed time to 2115 and was able to uninstall and reinstall.
cheers
 
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vcfan

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followed your steps. thank you. not sure how to do this though:
"Once completed, you can remove the app and put extras+info back". How to remove it....
never mind. renamed apps folder on SDCard to appx, deleted the app folder, renamed the folder back to apps, rebooted, changed time to 2115 and was able to uninstall and reinstall.
cheers

updated the first post with a dead easy method I use
 

souma_rox

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    Ok did everything from the package you PM'ed me and ya phn is now interop unlocked.. Changed the MaxUnsignedApp to 170(thats enough for me) I didn't have time to check the homebrew apps I'll try them later. Thnx for this
     

    djamol

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    Pretty Awesome Bro !!!
    So what i was looking for... Good job mate.
    NTDK Server is a great more than Samsung RPCComponent.

    I hope that you can expand it to the more API's.
    Like File System API and much more.

    Other people's. Please do not spam such thread with your questions. Leave it completely for development related.
    Your Q/A goes Here.
     
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    qzem

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    So this is similart to what root access on android phone? What is the main advantage if we do this, what do we gain? For me on android the bes thing was customization of the look, and the possibility to block ads in free applications :). The ads in windows phone aplications are really annoying when the pop up through whole screen, it would be great if there was a way to block them with host file or something, like in android.
     
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    MultiPDev

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    I wonder if we can add an extra quick action. I tried editing the "AllowedQuickSettingsElements" registry but it reverts back to 4 as soon as I pull down the action bar.
     

    qzem

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    Has anyone tried to replace black background under All apps (the list of all apps) with some custom wallpaper?
     

    surya467

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    As I know I wasn't able to change names or access wpsystem folder with file managers other than official one . How did you do that?

    What I did was,

    I had Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 installed with developer unlock
    I unlocked the phone with Interop Unlock but did not hard reset
    Then i updated WP 8.1 to Win 10 TP and then i hard reset


    it seems the unlock worked.
    I can deploy ,
    App data manager which WORKS
    CustomWPsystem which works but cannot patch because Win10 TP doesnt allow permissions to WPSystem folder
    I deployed vcREG: Lumia Reg Editor too

    but since i hard reset developer unlock should be removed, so im guessing its interop unlock

    The only issue is i cannt deploy io explorer, wphtweaks and accept colors app

    Is this only bcuz of power tools ? IDK because i have VS 2013 on home PC and it still gives manifest file error.

    ---------- Post added at 11:13 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:11 AM ----------

    As I know I wasn't able to change names or access wpsystem folder with file managers other than official one . How did you do that?

    Can anyone with a Lumia 830 confirm this is working? :D

    Yes ofcourse it is :)
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?res...08447&authkey=!AAkZG-uRpRAzdbM&ithint=folder,

    take the data.bin file from here, depends on your RM though
     
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    XDRdaniel

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    What I did was,

    I had Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 installed with developer unlock
    I unlocked the phone with Interop Unlock but did not hard reset
    Then i updated WP 8.1 to Win 10 TP and then i hard reset


    it seems the unlock worked.
    I can deploy ,
    App data manager which WORKS
    CustomWPsystem which works but cannot patch because Win10 TP doesnt allow permissions to WPSystem folder
    I deployed vcREG: Lumia Reg Editor too

    but since i hard reset developer unlock should be removed, so im guessing its interop unlock

    The only issue is i cannt deploy io explorer, wphtweaks and accept colors app

    Is this only bcuz of power tools ? IDK because i have VS 2013 on home PC and it still gives manifest file error.

    ---------- Post added at 11:13 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:11 AM ----------





    Yes ofcourse it is :)
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?res...08447&authkey=!AAkZG-uRpRAzdbM&ithint=folder,

    take the data.bin file from here, depends on your RM though

    Nope, the same. Crash right after i press "Aply XAP" :'(
     

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      WP8 version no longer supported by me, but if others offer fixes, I will post them here. W10M version is discussed in this thread here http://forum.xda-developers.com/win...creg-lumia-reg-editor-interop-unlock-t3451723

      WP8/8.1 MixRadio easy method working with instructions from @xboxmod




      WP8/8.1 HERE Maps method working with instructions from @slavanap
      WP8.1 instructions (SD card needed)



      1.Do device registration to allow sideloading of apps

      2. Install HERE Maps (microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/here-maps/9wzdncrfhw6b) from the store, and move it to sd card. Download installation file manually ( wpsnitch.appspot.com ), if you want to install it from SD card.

      3.Install Windows Explorer, keep it on phone
      https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/stor...r/9wzdncrdrl4w

      4.Sideload WPSystem_Folder_Unlocker_Release_ARM.xap(thanks @djamol and @contable),keep it on phone

      5.Extract Install.zip from below , and put the extracted "Install" folder on the root of your sd card. The Install folder should have 4 files in it.

      6.Open WPSystem Folder Unlocker app. Hit Unlock WPSystem Folder(sd card) button. It should say Success. Now close it

      7.Open Windows Explorer.

      8.Hit the app bar, go to "access folders",hit the +, choose sd card, then click the check mark

      9.Navigate to D:\WPSystem folder. Rename the Apps folder to Apps1. Now open Apps1 folder

      10. Navigate to {EFA4B4A7... or {6C28635B-... (I got the second GUID after reinstall)
      11. Delete all directories here except Install . Then navigate to Install folder. Delete following 3 files from there: AppManifest.xaml NokiaRegistryUtils.dll NokiaRegistryUtils.winmd

      12.Navigate to D:\WPSystem folder and rename Apps1 back to Apps

      13. Navigate to the root of your sd card. Get into "Install" folder we put here earlier. Choose all 4 files from there to Copy.

      14.Navigate to D:\WPSystem\Apps\{EFA4B4A7-74...}\Install folder. Hit the app bar then paste.

      15. Go to your apps list and run HERE Maps. vcREG should open. Apply unlock.

      16. After you apply the unlock, you can sideload vcREG_1_2_SIDELOAD.xap to have the app available in your applist for future use.




      Q&A

      HOW TO USE THE APP TO CAP UNLOCK
      now that the app is open, you want to unlock all capabilities. hit the app bar, and tap "templates". here we see two options, interop/caps unlock, and full fs access through MTP. check your options, and click apply. Reboot for MTP.

      HOW TO USE THE REGISTRY EDITOR

      the main registry editor is pretty straightforward. put the correct path, the key name and value if its a write.

      string: it will read as one string. writing is the same,write a string, no spaces, hit write

      multistring: multiple strings are read as strings separated by spaces. to write multiple strings, separate each string by a space, hit write.

      dword: it will read as 8 characters of ascii. so a value of 1 will read as 00000001. writing is the same. you MUST write 8 characters or it wont write it,so a 1 is 00000001 and B0000 is 000B0000. all bytes are hex, not decimal.

      binary: when you read, the app will return 20 bytes, regardless of how long the binary is. if the whole binary sequence is 11 22 33, it will read as 112233 and then 17 00s. the reason for this is that there isnt a method to know how long the binary sequence is,so i hardcoded it to read 20. even if its longer than 20 bytes, you will only get 20 bytes back. i can up the limit at a later time if its something people need.

      writing binary is also limited to a max of 20 bytes. if you are writing less than 20 bytes though, dont put the extra zeroes. if you are writing 4 bytes such as 11 22 33 44, then simply write it like this 11223344(no spaces) then hit write.


      DO THESE REGISTRY CHANGES PERSIST AFTER A HARD/FACTORY RESET?

      no. if you hard reset, you will revert back to the stock rom and any changes you made to the registry will be lost. you will have to make the changes again after a hard reset. file system changes, especially in the windows folder can persist though.

      [/HIDE]
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      ok all fixed up now. ill post new files and instructions again here

      vcREG 1.5
      -------------------------
      it allows restoring loading of old version of ndtksvc that allows unrestricted writing, if you've installed the extras+info update that blocks it.

      go to templates, and choose "restore ndtksvc", hit apply, then reboot. now you can load vcreg normally and write to registry again.

      for the 950/XL, the process is a little different. go to templates, choose "restore ndtksvc 950", hit apply. connect phone by usb to PC, go to "My PC", open your phone, then in the root directory where you see the folders Documents,Music,Pictures,Videos,etc... make a new folder called "ndtk". now in this folder you need to put a ndtksvc.dll file that you extracted from another lumia rom, like the 1520. put this file ndtksvc.dll in this ndtk folder and reboot. open vcreg and apply interop unlock. how this works is, we tell the registry to load the ndtksvc.dll version from this folder instead of the prebaked restricted one that comes stock.
      @dorianmuthig has kindly provided a copy of ndtksvc.dll file in this post #332
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      Hi
      for those who need i have patched CustomWPSystem_0600 to support mixradio.
      http://xb0xmod.perso.sfr.fr/CustomWPSystem_0601.xap
      -install mix radio on the sdcard.
      -install CustomWPSystem on the device.
      -put vcREG_MIX_RADIO_bootstrap.xap on the sdcard the run the app.

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      UPDATE

      I'm collaborating with @Pasquiindustry to bring the full registry editing capabilities of vcREG to CustomPFD. When the new version of CustomPFD is released, vcREG as an app will be retired, but a new xap called vcBREAK will be released. its only purpose will be to do the "jailbreak" (interop/capability unlock), and then you would use CustomPFD to do all your registry editing and apply your tweaks. When there is more information to share, you will know.
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      found a solution, and its hilarious how such a simple solution was overlooked.

      you don't HAVE to modify OEMSettings.reg, you can modify other files and it works fine. I simply added registry entries to Microsoft.Input.mtf_Lang_en-us.reg instead of the OEMSettings.reg file that was locked, and IT WORKED. i even tried it on my ativ,which has OEMSettings.reg locked, and it also worked. I will add this to vcREG soon for people with locked OEMSettings.reg.
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