A quick how to on how to get your old windows phone back on track with the latest stable windows 10 update. With this trick you should be getting the creators update in a week no matter what windows 10 phone you have. My Lumia 920 lives strong for another day! or another year? let’s hope!
The creator’s update is on the horizon.
Supposed improvements in speed and some bits of added functionality.
But boo hoo. If you’ve got a 930, 730, 830, 540, 430, or, yeah, many others,
You are not getting the update
Or are you?
Or are you?
You see. My 920 shouldn’t be running windows 10. not the anniversary update, and deficnately not the creators update. But it will.
How? A registry tweak.
Last time we used windows internals to tweak the registry to give you an additional gig to your swap file, now we’ll do a little tweak to your registry to get your phone up to date. Wither tool will do.
Remember, registry tweaks can mess up your system if you make a mistake, so take this guide with caution.
And getting unsupported update? Well, they come with no guarantee.
But for me it has been so far so good, it’s been stable, and very rarely if ever do I run into a feature that doesn’t work, like the panorama camera mode that never has worked.
But again, there is no official support.
But if you want the latest and greatest, proceed
Find and download the interop tools app. Extract it and copy the app files to a folder on your phone
On your phone you will need to go to settings, updates and security, for developers, and select developer mode
With this done head over to your file exploere
Find the app installer
It won’t show up right away, so give it a good minute
And once its there open it up
Head to the registry browser
Hkey local machine
Device targeting info
And you’ve got two keys you need to edit
Which you will change to rm-1080_113025 (write it)
Which you will rename lumia 950 and write.
And that’s it.
You can head to settings, system, about
And you should see your device showing up as a 950.
And hey, as far aswe’re now concerned your phone is a lumia 950
You should be able to update right on the same track as a 950, and when the creators update rolls around you should be getting it.
635,435,540,1520, nah… as far as microsoft is concerned, we all have 950s now.
Nokia Lumia 930 by Kārlis Dambrāns
Nokia Lumia 830 by Kārlis Dambrāns
Ein Lumia 735 mit Coverfarbe orange by Pedro Algar
The front of a Microsoft Lumia 540. by LyThienDao1984