Flash W10M on Lumia 920

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24th July 2016, 07:22 PM |#11  
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Could you give me some instructions on how to change the device id? VCReg can only be installed on phones with an SD-slot if I understand correctly.

I think what tofuschnitte suggest ist to install 8.1 through WDRT, use wpinternals to unlock the bootloader, enable mass storage mode, use wpinternals to boot the phone in mass storage mode and use regedit on your computer to edit the registry.

You can open regedit, select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and use [File]->[Load Hive...] to load [Phone]:\windows\system32\config\system. Next you'll be asked for a name for the Hive. Name it something obvious like "PHONE_SYSTEM". Next Navigate to HKLM\PHONE_SYSTEM\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo and change

// edit: Use values at your own discretion. The values suggested here will give you a phablet interface.

PhoneManufacturer to "Microsoft MDG"
PhoneModelName to "Lumia 1520"
PhoneManufacturerModelName to "RM-938_1000"

Unload the Hive by selecting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PHONE_SYSTEM in the tree view and use [File]->[Unload Hive...]. Press and hold [Powerbutton] and [Volume down] to reboot your phone to normal mode.
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24th July 2016, 09:17 PM |#12  
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I'm from Iran and here internet connections are really slow and metered so it take a bit long to upload but I hope to make it ready up to tomorrow .
I include L950XL ringtones and also I pre-installed apps. you surely know if you upgrade with insider preview you have to update most of your apps to get them working, but this ROM doesn't need anything .

Thanks man, I really appreciate it!
I'm learning a lot because of you, it's a fun journey

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I think what tofuschnitte suggest ist to install 8.1 through WDRT, use wpinternals to unlock the bootloader, enable mass storage mode, use wpinternals to boot the phone in mass storage mode and use regedit on your computer to edit the registry.

You can open regedit, select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and use [File]->[Load Hive...] to load [Phone]:\windows\system32\config\system. Next you'll be asked for a name for the Hive. Name it something obvious like "PHONE_SYSTEM". Next Navigate to HKLM\PHONE_SYSTEM\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo and change

PhoneManufacturer to "Microsoft MDG"
PhoneModelName to "Lumia 1520"
PhoneManufacturerModelName to "RM-938_1000"

Unload the Hive by selecting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\PHONE_SYSTEM in the tree view and use [File]->[Unload Hive...]. Press and hold [Powerbutton] and [Volume down] to reboot your phone to normal mode.
Join the Fast Ring using Windows Insider tool and check for updates.

I didn't know I could do this! If I knew I'd have done this before I tried to flash a random Lumia950XL ROM. It gave a blue sad face ^^
24th July 2016, 09:43 PM |#13  
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its windows after all

i think it should be possible on 8.1 without sd too (as i said: if the device is regged as developer device <--- but have in mind: if its registred as dev device with the 8.1 sdk it will crash on 10 if you enable dev mode. took me ages to figure that out months ago). but the massstorage way is the easiest in your case
25th July 2016, 12:31 AM |#14  
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its windows after all

i think it should be possible on 8.1 without sd too (as i said: if the device is regged as developer device <--- but have in mind: if its registred as dev device with the 8.1 sdk it will crash on 10 if you enable dev mode. took me ages to figure that out months ago). but the massstorage way is the easiest in your case

It did indeed work, though the setup isn't ideal yet. Currently having some remarkable screen size features I'm pretty sure it's rendering at a higher internal resolution and downscaling, so that would in theory mean slower performance and/or more battery use. I will wait on ngame's ROM
25th July 2016, 01:15 PM |#15  
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its cause you used the 1520 settings, just changes the scaling -> settings - system - start -> there you can set the scaling with a slider. or just simply change the device id back, or (thats what i highly recommend) -> do a hardreset to have a clean os (should revert the device id changes too, but to be safe do it manually before doing the reset).

but have in mind: if you want to download keyboardfiles/speech detection stuff for cortana -> opt in into the insider programm again. for that task its enough, when you want to receive further updates you have to spoof the device id again (its enough to change it, search for updates, let it prepare and change it back)
25th July 2016, 01:18 PM |#16  
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its cause you used the 1520 settings, just changes the scaling -> settings - system - start -> there you can set the scaling with a slider. or just simply change the device id back, or (thats what i highly recommend) -> do a hardreset to have a clean os (should revert the device id changes too, but to be safe do it manually before doing the reset).

but have in mind: if you want to download keyboardfiles/speech detection stuff for cortana -> opt in into the insider programm again. for that task its enough, when you want to receive further updates you have to spoof the device id again (its enough to change it, search for updates, let it prepare and change it back)

Yeah I know about the slider. I kind of like small elements on my screen though, feels roomier. I don't care about Cortana, it's not supported in The Netherlands and it slows down the phone considerably.

I did notice there's an issue with my microphone when calling, the ancient Lumia920 issue...

Still going to flash @ngame's ROM
25th July 2016, 09:31 PM |#18  
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Guys here it is the first release of the ROM:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/lumi...lumia-t3425936

Thank you very much for your effort!

If I find more issues with my current install (it updated a new Insider Build yesterday, then I factory reset it), I will flash this ROM and try it out!

I hope many other Lumia 920 owners will find this useful too!

It will be good to have a ROM that I can just flash when I need it, instead of recovering with WDRT again
25th July 2016, 09:36 PM |#19  
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Thank you very much for your effort!

If I find more issues with my current install (it updated a new Insider Build yesterday, then I factory reset it), I will flash this ROM and try it out!

I hope many other Lumia 920 owners will find this useful too!

It will be good to have a ROM that I can just flash when I need it, instead of recovering with WDRT again

yes WDRT is a real non-useful app (I don't know the opposite of useful )
it's only good for x50 owners who don't like to have insider builds
25th July 2016, 09:37 PM |#20  
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yes WDRT is a real non-useful app (I don't know the opposite of useful )
it's only good for x50 owners who don't like to have insider builds

"Useless" is the opposite.

You could also call it a piece of [email protected]#$
25th July 2016, 09:43 PM |#21  
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good enough for some emergency recovery, but not nearly as powerful as the good ol nokia care suit
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