Those who have been following the whole Windows Phone 7 Series scene at MIX10 would know that Microsoft released new developer tools for Windows Phone 7 Series at the conference.

The ROM that came with the developer tools only allowed the developers to access very limited features on the emulator such as the web browser and the settings. However, thanks to a hack discovered by Dan Ardelean, developers would now be able to unlock the ROM and experience it to it's fullest.

Follow the steps:

Step 1: Download and install the developer tools for Windows Phone 7 Series.

Step 2: Then download and install Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (link)

Step 3: Download the hacked .BIN file for Windows Phone OS 7.0 Build 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

And that's pretty much it. Enjoy the full experience of the Windows Phone 7 Series Emulator.

[via RedmondPie]



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