Unlock WP7 Emulator/ Unlocking the Apps

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WP7 January 2011 Updates, Microsoft had released some updates for Windows Phone 7, with the WP7 OS Developer Tools (WP7 Dev Tools). MS Included in that Dev Tools (SDK) is Windows Phone 7 OS Emulator.Earlier version of the Windows Phone7 OS shipped few applicationsjust a browser and some settings and the emulator was locked down restricting developers to check out its full features. To play with the rest of the OSthe default apps; like Email, Zune, Xbox Live, and whatnot—have needed to load the emulator with an unlock the ROM image giving full access to the build application.

Unlock Emulator

There are few steps to unlock the ROM image.

Step-1: Download Windows Phone 7 Series BIN file “wm70_copypaste

Step-2: Rename the downloaded BIN file to WM70C1.bin.

Step-3: Copy the BIN file, and paste it into below mentioned directory

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\WindowsPhone\v7.0\Emulation\Images

Step-4: Rename the existing WM70C1.bin so that you could copy new file without overwriting.

Step-5: Now copy the downloaded WM70C1.bin file in Images folder.

Step-6: Now Run the WP7 Emulator by starting a new project and simply pressing F5 Key.

You should now are able to access entire featured in the emulator.

That’s it!

Now unlock the Emulator

Unlock Emulator

Many-many special thanks to XDA, Redmond Pie and Dan Ardelean

Thank you!


About Pavan Pareta

My name is Pavan Pareta, I enjoy computers and general technology. I am more interested in the areas of Computer Security, Programming and developing innovative s/w for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7. I like MS Technology and support open-source software, because I believe it plays a major role in knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas, which effectively leads to better software. Additionally, I am a follower of the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) philosophy. I Love C#.NET and recently I am fall in love with Silverlight :) Introduce to my machine My main workstation is a Intel Pentium Core Duo and my primary operating system is Windows 7.
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2 Responses to Unlock WP7 Emulator/ Unlocking the Apps

  1. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again. IPhone App Development| Android apps developer|

  2. Akash says:

    can u just give me another link megaupload links not working

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