Thursday, May 5, 2011

How to Unlock Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Emulator


Hello All,
Finally thought to write about subjected topic,

At the release of WP7 developer tool initially I faced problems for unlocking the WP7 emulator , however after surfing a lot and doing hell like Rn D got to overcome on the problem.
Below are some steps to unlock the WP7 Emulator :

1.I guess initially your emulator screen will looks like as below :
Initial screen

2. To unlock the screen I downloaded "wm70_copypaste" named file by referring
     http://windowsphonehacker.com/latest_windows_phone_7_emulator_unlocked-02-05-11.php 
   thanks for them


3. Once it got downloaded , I copied the file at path
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v7.0\Emulation\Images



4. In the same path there is file names as "WM70C1.en-US" which is original emulator image file. For safety/backup purpose I renamed this file to "WM70C1.en-US-ORIGINAL".


5. Now its turn for  "wm70_copypaste" file to rename. Rename downloaded file to 
"WM70C1.en-US".


6. You are done here.


Now create/open any WP7 application from "Visual Studio 2010" you will observe the booting process of emulator as below :


(A) Complete OS boot
(B) Loading OS
(C) Home Screen
(D) Other options
Now you unlocked WP7 Emulator and now its ready for development
Hope this might be helpful for someone.

7 comments:

  1. Yes i worked, but wanted to test email composer in the emulator but i am unable to setup account. When i go to setup account page i see nothing but a line of text "add account". Is anyone able to do this?

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  2. I have done all tyhe mentioned step . But it takes too much time and showing a word "windows phone emulator is doing a complete os boot"

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  3. For me the emulator is fine and fun the UI is really nice, may be for someone the emulator loads really slow it depends of the computer´s speed, thanks for the information to unlock the rom.

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  4. The megaupload link does not work please give another link!!!

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  5. is there any other way to download this unlocked rom ??

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  6. Please Proved active download link.

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