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HTC can skip the carrier block and get Windows Phone Updates directly [ tutorial ]

When the very first update came out for Windows Phone 7 some carrier blocked the update from going on to their WP7 devices and now Chris Walsh a prominent WP7 hacker (one of the guys behind ChevronWP7 unlocker ) has posted a short tutorial which will allow unlocked WP7 devices to bypass the carrier and get the update directly to their Windows Phone 7 devices.

Windows Update Client running on the phone checks if the updates have been approved for your operator by checking the operator identifier info which is stored in a registry key. Using this method you will be un-branding your device (for all intend and purpose of updating your device , but this won’t remove the boot splash screen). So now your phone appears to be a generic handset to the update Servers and the update will be allowed to flow down to your device.


Warning : This required tou to have an unlocked device and that will most likely void your warranty and performing these steps means you are asking your device to behave in a way that is not recommended by Microsoft and might have side effects

So before you proceed make sure you have an HTC unlocked device, then follow the steps below :

  1. Download this zip file and deploy the 3 xap files onto your device.
  2. Run the ChevronWP7.Ringtones.xap and wait till it displays “Ringtones added… and CustClear.provxml underneath”
  3. Run the TouchXplorer app, navigate to My DocumentsMy Ringtones click on CustClear.provxml and select Copy from the Application Bar.
  4. Navigate back inside TouchXplorer to the Windows folder.
  5. Select paste from the Application Bar, this should scroll right to the bottom and put a copy of CustClear.provxml in the Windows folder.
  6. Now run the Connection Setup application and click on the Ok button (it’s the one with the tick).

And now you’re done and free to re-connect to Zune and check for updates.

so with this technically when NoDo goes up you will be all set to get the update even if your carrier blocks it.

Author: 1800PPC Contributor

This is a test 1800Pocket/PC (1800PPC) account for improving the user experience and also includes articles written by 1800PPC founder and former Editor in Chief Saijo George as well as contributors from 2008 to 2013 such as Yanko Andreev and Cris Rowlands. If you would like to contribute to 1800PPC as a writer, contact Josh Nay

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