How to Root Windows Phone, Unlock bootloader Lumia and flash custom ROMs

This post is all about to Root Windows Phone. Yeah if you want to install custom roms in your Lumia then you are at right place. so finally we started a new category called windows phone hacking and here is the first post. Yesterday was rocking day for Microsoft’s windows phone market. before some days google receives too much query about How to Root Windows Phone but now it became kids stuff to Unlock Your Lumia or Windows Phone.Unlock a Windows Phone even you can run/flash custom ROMs.Now it is easier then rooting an android phone.So most of Lumia or windows phone users know what is Rooting, bootloader and flashing custom ROMs , if you don’t have idea about it then don’t worry read i prepared a small introduction here. Those who are familiar with Rooting like stuff,Lumia devices flashing, install custom ROM can skip below introduction…

What does Rooting means?

Rooting means getting the complete control of your phone from the manufacturer. Rooting can improve features of your device. you can create and flash custom ROMs. Root access allows you to run your own software with high privileges.in iphones it is called jailbreak. in short with Root access you have complete command of your phone in your fingers..

If you are a type of person that likes to tinker then it does not mean than only Linux based Operating system and Android are for you. You should be close to windows phone too but it seems embarrassing because both Microsoft as well as Nokia have made Windows phones more difficult to break into a low-level by locking down their bootloaders.

There are always some people who are anxious to take full use of their smartphones like Lumia or windows, To get full of a smartphone Rooting required. Earlier this was dream for Lumia or windows phone users but Heathcliff74 made this dream came true.

yesterday a software hacker and XDA Developer Heathcliff74 ( mostly known for WP 7 tools ) released a new tool that called Windows Phone Internals which made it easy to unlock or Root any windows phone or You can also run custom roms on lumia. The software is available for free to download here. if you found tool useful which is it ,you can donate to developer.

Windows Phone Internals receiving high traffic from last two days. 18000 downloads in just two days.Can’t believe how many people wants to install custom roms in windows phone.

Supported Lumia versions by Windows Phone Internals

  • Lumia 520
  • Lumia 521
  • Lumia 525
  • Lumia 620
  • Lumia 625
  • Lumia 720
  • Lumia 820
  • Lumia 920
  • Lumia 925
  • Lumia 928
  • Lumia 1020
  • Lumia 1320

Supporting OS versions

if you want to enable Root access, bootloader must be unlocked first. Root Access is only supported on the models mentioned below.

8.10.12393.890                                                 8.10.12397.895

8.10.14219.341                                                   8.10.14226.359

8.10.14234.375                                                     8.10.15116.125

8.10.15148.160                                                  10.0.10512.1000

10.0.10536.1004                                                      10.0.10549.4

10.0.10581.0                                                         10.0.10586.11

Features of Windows Phone Internals

windows phone internals

  • Unlock Bootloader
  • Enable Root Access
  • Disable Root Access
  • Flash/Run custom ROMs

for more information of this tool you can move on their official website www.wpinternals.net

How to Root Windows Phone

  • First download tool from here. Currently there is only windows version of tool.
  • install tool in your pc or laptop
  • Open tool and read basic guide
  • Now connect your Lumia or other windows phone with your computer
  • Select options like Enable Root Access , Unlock Bootloader in tool
  • follow simple configuration on your computer screen.

Cons of Rooting/Unlocking a Phone

  • Heathcliff74 also mentioned that you should think twice before unroot/unlock your device. This will reduce the chance of malware or other bad stuff moving around your smartphone.
  • Rooting can compromise your smartphone’s security. it may invite hackers who are always looking for this type of opportunity
  • As Rooting do in android or in other smartphones , same here you will loose your warranty.
  • Your smartphone may not work properly, it may become non functional.

Rajendra Choudhary

Rajendra Choudhary is a engineering student and a professional blogger. His free time is spent on blogging, wordpress, creating videos for youtube channel to share his knowledge with rest of us

  • lumiaguy

    tell me more where to find custom rom for lumia