Dan Ardelean of Mobile Development blog has managed to unlock the full experience in the pre-released ROM of Windows Phone OS 7.0 which shipped earlier this week with the development tools for Windows Phone 7 Series. The original ROM as released by Microsoft only allowed access to the web browser (Internet Explorer) and “Settings” but with this hacked .BIN file, you can get access to entire Windows Phone 7 Series experience that Microsoft didn’t want you to see.
Simply follow the steps posted below to get it working on your Windows PC.
Step 1: Download and install the developer tools for Windows Phone 7 Series.
Step 2: Download and install Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
Step 3: Download the hacked .BIN file for Windows Phone OS 7.0 Build 188.8.131.5277 emulator image from XDA-Developers here.
Step 4: Rename the file to WM70C1.bin and move it to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\WindowsPhone\v7.0\Emulation\Images
That’s it! You should now have the entire full featured experience right in the emulator! [via istartedsomething and Pocketnow]
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