How to Install Latest Windows 10 Builds on Unsupported…

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How to Install Latest Windows 10 Builds on Unsupported Mobile DevicesJuly 1, 201643 Comments4 Min Read Saif43 Comments Share This! Facebook Twitter Google Plus Pinterest WhatsAppInitially the Windows Insider Developer Preview was available for all the Windows devices, but at the time of official release most of the old Lumia devices were dropped off the list with Microsoft stating that “Windows 10 delivers significant new innovations, and many older devices are not able to successfully upgrade without an impact on the customer experience. Our goal is to only offer the Windows 10 upgrade to devices that we are confident can continue to deliver a good customer experience”. After that day no Preview builds were released for the old Lumia devices. The last build which was released for those devices was 10.0.10586.338. (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); View Officially Supported DevicesCurrently the devices which are officially supported are, Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL, BLU Win HD LTE x150e, BLU Win HD W510U, BLU Win HD LTE X150Q, BLU Win JR x130e, Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 550, Lumia 635 (1GB), Lumia 636 (1GB), Lumia 638 (1GB), Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 650, Lumia 730, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, Lumia 929 (ICON), Lumia 930, Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 1520, Mouse Computer Madosma Q501,Xiaomi Mi4. Installing Latest Insider Builds on Unsupported Devices (UPDATED)Notes:Follow the below tutorial at your own risk. This can brick you device and make it unusable. If any thing happens to your device we are not responsible for it. To get the updates, the first thing which you need is an unlocked bootloader and access to Mass Storage mode. You can unlock your boot loader and get access by following this Tutorial: Unlock Bootloader & Get Root Access in Lumia/Windows PhoneOnce you have unlocked your device, just boot your device in Mass Storage Mode. Now open run window on your desktop & type “regedit” and hit enter. Click on ” HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” and navigate to File & Select “Load Hive“.Now Browse and navigate to “MainOS/Windows/System32/config/SYSTEM” and click Open. In the Hive Menu, navigate to “Platform/DeviceTargetInfo” and select it. In the right pane, Change the below entry in the registry. PhoneManufacturer = MicrosoftMDG PhoneManufacturerModelName = RM-1085_11302 (for Single SIM devices) & For all dual sim devices try RM-1116_11258PhoneModelName = Lumia 950 XL (for single sim devices ) OR Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM (for dual devices)PhoneHardwareVariant = RM-1085That’s it, now go to Windows Insider and change the Ring of your choice and check for updates. Updates should be available for your device. Improvements and Bugs in the Latest Windows 10 BuildsFollowing are the improvements and bugs found in some of the recent Windows 10 Mobile builds. Preview Build Currently available in Fast Ring : 10.0.14361.1000 – RELEASED on 23rd June. Bugs & Fixes in the latest preview build Device getting hot, everything else working like charm. Battery backup reducedCamera Apps working a bit slowBrightness and Glance still not workingImproved Lockscreen responsePreview Build in Fast Ring : 10.0.14361.1000 – RELEASED on 8th June. Bugs & Fixes in the latest preview build  WhatsApp, Amazon, Groove Music now works fine even with SIMStore still crashes but there are some fixes and can install apps. Also “Check for updates” button issue is fixedGlance is still missingMobile and SIM settings can be opened and Mobile data is workingOverall this build is smooth and more responsive then the threshold buildPreview Build in Fast Ring : 10.0.14356.1000 – RELEASED on 1st June. Bugs in the latest preview buildStores not workingBattery Draining issueCan’t deploy app so we suggest not to hard reset your device on this build, if you do then you will lose the vcREG and custom PFD apps and can’t redeploy them as so can’t get the upcoming builds. Let us know if you are facing any other bug so that we can update the above list and inform everyone. 🙂 (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Share Tweet +1 TagsRedstone Build Windows 10 Windows 10 Mobile Windows Insider ProgramYou may also like Check if Your Windows 10 PC is Updated to the Creators Update or NotMay 30, 2017 The Difference Between Windows 10 S and Windows 10: Which is Better? May 10, 2017 Fix – Windows 10 Data Usage Not Counting (Stuck at 0 MB)April 7, 201743 CommentsClick here to post a comment Cancel replyCommentName * Email * Email me when somebody replies to my comment. Rishab Kumar says: April 7, 2017 at 10:36 pm How do I boot my device in Mass Storage mode? Reply Rishab Kumar says: April 8, 2017 at 10:12 am Hey??!Reply Saif says: April 8, 2017 at 11:58 am To boot to mass storage mode you need to use the WPInternal Tool. Goto Manual Mode and you will see the option there. 🙂Reply Rishab Kumar says: April 9, 2017 at 2:09 pm Hey, when I’m trying to load the hive, it asks me for a Key Name. What do I enter? Reply Rishab Kumar says: April 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm Nevermind, I read the other comments and found the answer. Thank you! I’ll try updating my phone now. Reply Rishab Kumar says: April 10, 2017 at 9:59 am Thank you Saif. I’ve successfully installed W10M. Since the phone was a little slow after installing W10M, I did a hard reset. But now, after the hard reset, the phone name is again showing the name as L525 in About section. Please advise on how to proceed further. Reply Saif says: April 10, 2017 at 11:00 am You can use Interop Unlock app to do the registry changes directly via phone, Or you can repeat from step 4Reply Rishab Kumar says: April 10, 2017 at 11:07 am I’ll check out Interop. And if I intend to repeat step 4, the Bootloader will already be unlocked right? Reply Rishab Kumar says: April 10, 2017 at 10:10 pm I was wondering, do I still need to use Windows Insider to receive the updates? Will they not be delivered normally as the RTM version? Reply Saif says: April 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm Yes you will need to install Insider app to get the initial Windows 10 Build. Afterward it will automatically get integrated with the system 🙂 Saif says: April 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm just make the registry changes again 🙂Reply Wayne Whittle says: March 4, 2017 at 9:33 pm I got to point 6 above then couldn’t load the Hive MainOS/Windows/System32/config/SYSTEM” as I keep getting an error – SYSTEM This file is in use. Enter a new name or close the file that’s open in another program. I’ve closed all programs apart from Regedit..Reply Saif says: March 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm Give it a new name as other than SYSTEM, as their is already a system loaded. So you can give a new name as SYSTEM1 or Lumia or as you wish 🙂Reply Wayne Whittle says: March 6, 2017 at 3:08 pm Thanks for this but when I rename it I get ‘File Not Found’. If I try and copy the system file to then rename it I can’t copy it either because the file is already open (in use). Should I boot from a Windows DVD, get to a command prompt, get into Regedit and do it there? Reply Dylan Walker says: February 10, 2017 at 10:53 am I have a Lumia 925, I downloaded the windows insider app, and applied for preview release, but when I go to phone update it just says its up to date..??Lumia 925 has 1 GB of ramReply Saif says: February 10, 2017 at 9:01 pm have you made the changes mentioned above? Reply Dylan Walker says: February 10, 2017 at 9:23 pm It says, “If you are on Windows Phone 8.1 then we suggest to upgrade your device to the latest Insider Windows 10 build available for your device under “Insider Release Preview”, i. e. 10.0.10586.338. If you are already on the 10.0.10586.338 build then skip this step.”So it implies that I must be W10 first, but when I try to install windows 10 via insider app, it doesn’t allow me to. Is there a windows 10 FFU
file for lumia 925? (Can I even upgrade through ffu flash?)IIRC I have RM_982 059T0B7.Reply Saif says: February 12, 2017 at 9:33 am As MS has removed the build from server for unsupported devices, so You need to unlock boot loader and make the registry changes. Further you will be able to update to 10.0.10586. Will get you a detailed guide how to unlock boot loader and make the changes 🙂Reply Saif says: February 19, 2017 at 10:07 am To unlock bootloader here are the details: https://www. techmesto. com/unlock-bootloader-get-root-access-lumiawindows-phone/Reply Nemish says: January 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm my phone say its upto date…. after following the steps you have given…. please help i got lumia 625 with 512MB RAM…..Reply Saif says: January 19, 2017 at 9:22 pm For 512 MB Ram devices, this trick doesn’t work . 🙁 There are few developer who are having a work around, will let you know once they are able to get Windows 10 on 512 MB Ram devices 🙂Reply Ender says: December 19, 2016 at 11:24 pm The first step is hard because I select the Windows Insider Build but it never come’s through. Reply How to Install Pokemon GO on Windows Phone (W10M) says: December 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm […] If your device is not supported officially for Windows 10 then you can follow this tutorial to get Windows 10: Install Latest Windows 10 Builds on Unsupported Mobile Devices […]Reply Akash says: October 27, 2016 at 9:02 pm i have lumia 625……….while deploying vcreg….it shows runtime error-fix the capabilities in wmappmanifest. xml and when tried to deploy custom pfd it shows x81030120………..any solution for me plz…. asapReply Saif says: October 28, 2016 at 11:24 am Will Check and let you know the solution. Sorry for the delay 🙁Reply AKASH says: October 28, 2016 at 1:10 pm first of all am not able to download latest build from windows insider…….even bfor downloading vcreg nd customPFD…..PLZ HLP ME…Reply Ridge says: October 26, 2016 at 3:32 am Nokia Lumia 1320 RM-994 en-Belarus Russia model How can I get the windows 10 on my device? Windows insider doesn’t have updates for it. None has been released yet. And can I have a custom ROM for this device? Reply Saif says: October 28, 2016 at 11:23 am You need to use the above method to get the latest Windows 10 Build. Reply Babu Rao says: October 13, 2016 at 9:45 pm Facing this while trying to Deploy vcREG_1_5_W10M. xap file Error – Installation of the application failed, Run time error has occurred. Fix the capabilities in WMPAppManifest. xml file. Reply Cahir09 says: October 23, 2016 at 10:53 pm Have you solved this? Reply Saif says: October 28, 2016 at 11:24 am Will Check and let you know the solution. Sorry for the delay 🙁Reply Bladeni says: September 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm Instructions to root HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1 to install Windows 10 mobile 20 August 2016 1. Backup all your pictures, videos, music and files to your SD card or your Computer 2. Download the latest Windows Device Recovery Tool 3. Ensure that your battery charge is 40%. 4. Restart your phone and hold down the volume keys at the same time. 5. If there is a gear and lighting symbol restart the phone again because you were unsuccessful. 6. To restart the phone hold down the Power and volume down key until the phone vibrates 7. Immediately hold down the both volume keys. 8. One successful you will see a white screen appear with the phone serial number another information. 9. Connect to the phone with the USB cable to the computer with windows device recovery tool open 10. If the windows device recovery tool shows the message: My device was not detected 11. Click My device was not detected and click Other OEMs and Select HTC 12. Click next and continue without submission. Please note formatting your phone back to factory is very important to registering your phone in further steps. 13. At this point your phone should be formatting to Windows Phone 8.1 14. Complete initial setup of the phone on Windows Phone 8.1 15. Ensure that you signed in with a Microsoft account. 16. Download files WP8.0 SDK Tools Lite Setup Av1.20 17. Download files WP8.1 SDK Tools Lite Setup Av1.20 18. The files are normally in a zip format use WinRAR to extract them 19. Extract contents of the zip files and run the InstallWP80SDKToolsLite bat file. 20. Extract contents of the zip files and run the InstallWP81SDKToolsLite bat file. 21. Click start navigate to Windows phone SDK 8.0 then click Windows Phone developer registration. 22. Ensure that the device is on, unlocked and in the start screen. 23. Click Register. Wait, for the pop up window for you to enter your Microsoft account. 24. Enter to same Microsoft account that you are using on the phone. 25. One successfully completed you would see the option to Unregister. 26. Download the XAP file: CustomWPSystem_0500.xap 27. Note if the file is downloaded with a zip extension change the extension to XAP. 28. For example: CustomWPSystem_0500.zip to CustomWPSystem_0500.xap 29. Click start navigate to Windows phone SDK 8.0 then click application deployment. 30. Ensure that the device is on, unlocked and in the start screen. 31. Click browse in application deployment, navigate to the CustomWPSystem_0500.xap you downloaded 32. Select the file and click deploy. 33. Download the file CustomPDF_0003.xap as stated before if it is zip change it to xap 34. Copy CustomPDF_0003.xap to your phone internal memory in documents 35. Go to storage sense and set app, to be installed on SD card. 36. Open this website : 37. http://windowsphonecustompfd. blogspot. com/2015/01/you-need-two-filesfirst-custompfd0003.html? m=1 38. Use the above website as a visual reference 39. Open the deployed app CustomWPSystem on your phone 40. Follow the instructions in the app. Tap SD card permission 41. Select the SD card root folder this means navigate to the SD card and no other sub folder and tap the tick 42. SD card permission should be green 43. Click download from the store to download Preview for developers after the app is installed hold the back and app switch back to CustomWPSystem app 44. Scroll down and click select the XAP, navigate to the CustomPDF_0003.xap file located on your phone 45. Click Apply the Xap once finished 46. Open the Preview for developers app the icon has change to greenish color with a key 47. Follow these instructions 48. Please take screen shots by pressing volume Up and the power button at the same time before making changes 49. https://www. techmesto. com/install-windows-10-builds-unsupported-devices/ 50. Use the above website as a visual reference 51. Open “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” Or HKLM 52. Open “SYSTEM” 53. Open “Platform” 54. Open “DeviceTargetingInfo” 55. Once the Application was applied properly you will notice on the top a message: you can write hear 56. Open “PhoneManufacturer” 57. Ensure you take a screen shoot and note the original values 58. Click the Plus button at the bottom 59. In the first field enter: PhoneManufacturer 60. Change Type to String 61. In the last “Value Data” field, enter “NOKIA” (all caps). Click “Write” please do not enter inverted comma. 62. Press the back arrow in Windows phone 8.1 63. Open “PhoneManufacturerModelName” 64. Ensure you take a screen shoot and note the original values 65. Click the Plus button at the bottom 66. In the first field enter: PhoneManufacturerModelName 67. Change Type to String 68. In the “Value Data” field, enter “RM-1089_1087”. Click “Write” please do not enter inverted comma. 69. Press the back arrow in Windows phone 8.1 70. Open “PhoneModelName” 71. Ensure you take a screen shoot and note the original values 72. Click the Plus button at the bottom 73. In the first field enter: PhoneManufacturerModelName 74. Change Type to String 75. In the “Value Data” field, enter “Lumia 735”. Click “Write” 76. Press the back arrow in Windows ph
one 8.1 77. Please note HTC sense tv can only be downloaded in Windows phone 8.1 store if you update before downloading it you will never be able to download for deploy it to your windows 10 mobile phone. 78. Once you have modified the registry 79. Download and open the Windows Insider app 80. Join the fast ring. Reboot your device when prompted. 81. After the reboot, check for updates and you should start downloading the latest Redstone build. 82. Repeat steps after windows 10 installation to restore your previous registry values 83. Do this only after you have reached the lastest build 84. The lastest build today in Redstone 2 is 14926 85. If you choose to update to this build be aware with that you must first remove your Security Pin 86. Your Sim Card will not work along with no keyboard 87. However there is hope once you factory reset your phone the 14926 build works great with none of the above in issues. 88. Please note however you will lose HTC sense tv app after the factory reset 89. To factory reset your phone goto Settings – About scroll to the bottom and click Reset you phone 90. You can choose release ring or Slow ring after build: 14393.187 or 14393.189 91. Do not update to build if you want HTC sense tv app 92. Download : InteropToolsApp_0.0.2.0_arm. appxbundle 93. Open Interop Tools locate in (Settings->Extras) 94. Click the “Registry Browser” button 95. Open “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” 96. Open “SYSTEM” 97. Open “Platform” 98. Open “DeviceTargetingInfo” 99. Open “PhoneManufacturer” 100. In the “Value Data” field, enter “HTC” (all caps). Click “Write” 101. Open “PhoneManufacturerModelName” 102. Enter the appropriate Original Value below. 103. In the “Value Data” field, enter “HTC6995LVW”. Click “Write” 104. Open “PhoneModelName” 105. In the “Value Data” field, enter “HTC6995LVW”. Click “Write”The files can be found: • http://forum. xda-developers. com/windows-phone-8/development/xap-customwpsystem-patch-xaps-wpsystem-t2975419 • http://forum. xda-developers. com/windows-phone-8/development/xap-custompfd-registry-editor-tweaks-t2981057 • https://onedrive. live. com/?authkey=!ABBe_L0J6Pa83xI&cid=F15450C226141FD7&id=F15450C226141FD7!484164&parId=F15450C226141FD7!484163&action=locateReply Bhavic says: September 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm i’m on windows phone 8.1 on my lumia 530 and i’m unable to get the build through windows insider(release preview ring) as you mentioned because Microsoft restrict the unsupported devices to get the windows 10 mobile through insider if you are on windows phone 8.1
. so plz help me to get build on my lumia 530Reply Saif says: September 5, 2016 at 11:59 am Lumia 530 is 512MB device and this tweek isn’t working on 512MB devices 🙁 Someone has cracked the way to get it on devices with 512mb RAM. We are just waiting for them to share the registry hey used. 🙂 Will update you when we have the details 🙂Reply rex says: August 29, 2016 at 3:59 am tried deploying custom pfd and got error – 0x01030120 and the manifest could not be loaded and may not be validReply Saif says: September 5, 2016 at 11:55 am In the vREG app, go to Templates and check ‘Live Interop & Restore Ndtksvc’. Tap apply and stay on the same screen. And then deploy custom pfd app. If you still face the issue then reboot your device and try it again 🙂Reply max says: August 21, 2016 at 1:10 am hello, please follow below link from xda forum.. i also have L920 and succeed with this instruction. http://forum. xda-developers. com/windows-10/windows-10-mobile/installing-windows-10-mobile-tech-t3431454good luck..Reply Aadil Rashid says: August 15, 2016 at 11:36 am i’m on windows phone 8.1 on my lumia 920 and i’m unable to get the 10586 build through windows insider(release preview ring) as you mentioned because Microsoft restrict the unsupported devices to get the windows 10 mobile through insider if you are on windows phone 8.1….so plz help me to get atleast 10586 build on my lumia 920Reply Saif says: September 5, 2016 at 12:02 pm Microsoft has removed that build from the server for all the unsupported devices. 🙁 You need to unlock bootloader and make the registry changes to get 10586. 🙁Reply Joseph Mailu says: September 25, 2016 at 7:54 pm My divice not detectendReply Saif says: September 25, 2016 at 8:44 pm Which device are you using? Reply jefferson says: October 6, 2016 at 6:43 pm How tounlock bootloader and make the registry changesReply Saif says: February 19, 2017 at 10:07 am You can follow the instructions given here to unlock bootloader: https://www. techmesto. com/unlock-bootloader-get-root-access-lumiawindows-phone/ReplyConnect with UsYou can follow us on these social media networks and stay updated. facebooktwittergoogle-plusrssRecent Posts How to Disable News Feed & Notifications in Opera Apps for Android Pin Chats in WhatsApp to Keep Them at the Top of the List Check if Your Windows 10 PC is Updated to the Creators Update or Not The Difference Between Windows 10 S and Windows 10: Which is Better? Download ShareIt for Windows PC Running Windows 10, 8 or 7 (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({});Recent Commentsmanzz on 8 Issues Frequently Faced by YU Yureka Usersmanzz on 8 Issues Frequently Faced by YU Yureka UsersMunnu on How to Use Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE SIM in Intex Aqua Fish (Sailfish)Narender Singh on How to Download Songs or other Audio from TumblrMr. Right on How to Clear All Messages from WhatsApp Group without LeavingPopular Posts Fix – Apps Not Downloading from Play Store in OnePlus 3/3T After Nougat Update3 Min Read Unlock Bootloader & Get Root Access in Lumia/Windows Phone2 Min Read How to Downgrade Asus Zenfone 2 from Marshmallow to Lollipop3 Min Read Xiaomi Mi Pocket WiFi USB Router/Adapter Setup Guide in English4 Min Read How to Manually Update Zenfone 2 ZE551ML & ZE550ML to Marshmallow6 Min Readfacebooktwittergoogle-plusrssGet more stuffSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing. Something went wrong. we respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously

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