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For devices with Windows 10 Mobile:
Preparation:

  1. Download Windows Phone 8 SDK Lite
  2. Download Windows Phone 8.1 SDK Lite
  3. Download Registry Editor-App vcReg_1.5
  4. Download Registry Editor-App customPDF
  5. Install SDKs by running the .bat file


http://windowsarea.de/wp-content/upl...3/Download.zip


Interop Unlock:

  1. On the phone go to settings - update & security - for developers and activate developer mode
  2. Start Application Deployment program (in folder Windows Phone 8.0 SDK in startmenu)
  3. Select and install vcReg_1.5.xap
  4. Start vcREG app on the phone and navigate in the three-dot-menu to templates
  5. Select Live Interop/Capability Unlock and Restore NDTKsvc and press Apply



Fool the Insider-app that the phone is a Lumia 950:

  1. Start Application Deployment of Windows Phone 8.1 SDK
  2. Install and start customPDF app
  3. navigate in the registry tree to HKLM - SYSTEM - PLATFORM - DeviceTargetingInfo
  4. Change PhoneManufacturer value to "MicrosoftMDG"
  5. PhoneManufacturerModelName to RM-1085_113025
    for single sim devices
  6. PhoneManufacturerModelName to RM-1116_11258 for dual sim devices
  7. Change PhoneModelName to Lumia 950 XL
  8. Change PhoneHardwareVariant to RM-1085 or RM-1116 respectively

 

UPDATE: To get build 14295.1000 you need to make two more changes to the registry:

  1. Change the PhoneHardwareVariant to RM-1085
  2. Change the PhoneModelName to Lumia 950.



Now you can start the insider app, register yourself in the fast ring and wait on the update, which should show up within seconds.


Under Windows Phone 8.1

The way for phones with Windows Phone 8.1 is a bit different, because you can't activate the developer mode in the settings, but only with a desktop program, which is part of the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK.

Preparation:

  1. Register with your Microsoft Account on AppStudio
  2. Download Windows Phone 8.1 SDK Lite (requires 64 bit Windows 8.1 / 10)
  3. Download "Preview for Developers"-app and move it to the SD-card
  4. Download the Windows Insider-App



Developer registration and installation of patch-tools:

  1. Download CustomWPSystem-Patch Tool
  2. Start the Developer Registration-Tool and unlock your phone with it
  3. Start the Application Deployment-Tool on your PC and connect your phone
  4. Browse your PC for the CustomWPSystem-app and click "Bereitstellen" (In english this would be "provide" or "prepare" or something like that)



Installation of registry editor:

  1. Download the XAP-file of the Registry Editor and copy it to your phone
  2. Start CustomWPSystem on your phone
  3. Select the root directory on the SD-card and click "Apply XAP"



Change the registry values:

  1. Start the modified Developer Preview app
  2. Navigate in the registry tree to HKLM - SYSTEM - PLATFORM - DeviceTargetingInfo
  3. Change PhoneManufacturer value to "MicrosoftMDG"
  4. PhoneManufacturerModelName to RM-1085_11302 for single sim devices
  5. PhoneManufacturerModelName to RM-1116_11258 for dual sim devices
  6. Change PhoneModelName to Lumia 950 XL
  7. Change PhoneHardwareVariant to RM-1085 or RM-1116 respectively

UPDATE: To get build 14295.1000 or higher you need to make two more changes to the registry:

  1. Change the PhoneHardwareVariant to RM-1085
  2. Change the PhoneModelName to Lumia 950