Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update on unsupported Lumia

If you are wondering regarding how to download and install the latest Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary (Redstone) Update on Lumia including Lumia 520, Lumia 620, Lumia 630, Lumia 720, Lumia 820 Lumia 920, Lumia 1020, Lumia 1320 or any other Lumias devices with 1 GB RAM or 512 MB RAM Lumia devices, then you are in the right place! Here is the guide to install Windows 10 Mobile Redstone on unsupported Lumia.

Microsoft has recently released Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update to selected phones. However, Microsoft hadn’t released Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update to several Windows Phone devices like Lumia 520 or 1020 due to poor hardware and performance issue. Windows 10 Mobile is not even officially available for these devices, as a result unsupported phones are also not receiving Windows Redstone 2 Builds or the latest Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary update. However, XDA Developers was able to install Windows Redstone Builds or Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary update on any Lumia by a simple app.

****** NOTE: Do it at your own risk ******

Read also: How to install Windows 10 Mobile on unsupported phones like Lumia 520 (official trick)

Read also: How to install Windows 10 Mobile on supported phones

By following a new guide you can install Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update on any Lumia. Follow the guide below:

0. Download the app by clicking here.
1. Make sure you didn’t changed your DeviceTargetingInfo keys, after that check the Backup my phone option.
2. Information of your devices will shown up in the application.
3. Choose you device type (Single Sim or Dual Sim).
4. Tap on Allow update, (it makes your device a Lumia 950 XL).
5. Now you can use Windows Insider app to choose your Insider Ring and upgrade your phone .
6. Better to Restore backup of your device after upgrade.

******* If the above steps didn’t work, follow the below steps *******

Interlop-Unlock your Device
1) Download Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Lite by clicking here and install it from install.bat file.

2 ) Using the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Lite, deploy Lumia registry editor app, you can download it by clicking here.

3 ) Using the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Lite, deploy vcreg app, you can download it by clicking here.

4 ) Open vcreg app which you installed on your phone by following above step. In vcreg, click on three dots (. . .), after clicking on three dots a menu will appear, now click on templates, now check mark restore Ndtksvc and click on apply (in templates).

5 ) Now reboot your device and try to Interop/cap unlock your device again from Interop Tools app -> Interop Unlock section.

1- Make a hard reset.
2- setup your phone after hard reset, avoid WIFI or mobile data access on your phone.
2.1- once your device is done, go to developer options and enable developer mode.
3- download and install DHTUpgrade Advisor + Dependecies via file explorer or sideload via device portal
4- Download and Install Interop Tools 1.7 and open the app and hit on Restore NDTKSvc (This will help you to change the Registry, Some users are facing error trying to hit button “Allow Update” “Allow Update 512MB”)
4.1- Open DHTUpgrade Advisor and hit “Allow Update 512MB devices” or “Allow Update”
4.2- in settings> sytem> about. check your device info, in case appears the original targetting info restart your device normally.
5- go to windows store and deactivate “Auto Update Apps”, we want to stay away from Extras&Info.
6- Install Upgrade Advisor via Windows Store.
7- Once Installed open Upgrade Advisor and follow the steps, if upgrade advisor say you’re up to date or there are no updates! its okay.
8- go to settings> update & security> phone update> check for updates…
-updates available
windows 10 mobile ( 10.0.14393.67)
this update helps your device work even much better.

Downloading!!! ;)

How to download Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update on Lumia 520 or any 512 MB RAM Devices:

  1. Download this app by clicking here and extract the rar file and deploy
  2. Backup it
  3. Then Tap on Allow Update (for 512MB Ram)
  4. Happy downloading! :)

If you have any questions, do let us know in the comments below.

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