Upgrade Lumia 1320 to Windows 10 Mobile


Due to a lot of requests from people wanting a guide for upgrading Nokia Lumia 1320 to Windows 10 Mobile (it is not officially supported), I have made the following walk through to help you through the process. 

These steps I have figured out after reading multiple posts across XDA and Reddit. While I did piece them together (the sequence of actions), I do not take complete credit for the steps involved (the hows). Feel free to reach out to me @ email in case of any difficulties.


Step 1: Install Windows Device Recovery Tool (link here)
Step 2: Do not connect your mobile phone yet
Step 3: Run the tool and let it update (if any)
Step 4: Once application is up and running, connect your phone (screen unlocked) and let it detect your phone
Step 5: Proceed to complete the recovery and let the phone restart
Step 6: Finish the Initial Setup on the phone to get it running
Step 7: Once the phone starts, verify that you have Nokia MixRadio installed. (If not, you may need to Install Preview for Developers and find the corresponding bootstrap file)
Step 8:  Launch store and disable Auto app updates by switch off 'Updating app automatically'
Step 9: Now go to Downloads and cancel download of 'Extras + Info'
Step 10: Go to phone settings > phone update and check for updates
Step 11: Install the update to get Windows Phone 8.1 (may not be necessary, but it is a combination that has always worked)
Step 12: Keep the phone connected to the laptop and close Windows Device Recovery Tool (if still running)
Step 13: on your laptop go to  'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v8.0\Tools\Phone Registration' and execute 'PhoneReg.exe'. If this folder is missing you need to install Windows Phone 8.0 SDK (link here) and Windows Phone 8.1 SDK (link here) and retry the step
Step 14: Click 'Register' to register the device (ensure the phone is screen unlocked)
Step 15: Install WPInternals 1.2 (link here)
Step 16: Start up WPInternals
Step 17: Click 'Unlock bootloader' (it will show a message saying phone needs to be in Flash mode; Click 'OK' and let it restart in Flash Mode)

Step 18: On the 'Unlock bootloader' screen, select the following folders
  1. For FFU Image - select the ffu file in the folder 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Packages\Products\RM-994' (RM-994 = Product code for 1320 in India)
  2. For Emergency Flash loaders, download bin (link here) and hex (link here) files and select the folder where they are saved
  3. For Engineering SBL3, do not select anything as there are no SBL3 files available for Lumia 1320
Step 19: Click 'Continue' and let it finish; your phone will restart to normal mode when it completes
Step 20: Download and Save CustomWPSystem (link here)
Step 21: Download, unpack and launch WPV XAP Developer (link here)
Step 22: Ensure screen is unlocked and select and deploy CustomWPSystem via the WPV XAP Deployer
Step 23: Copy MixRadio-bootstrap (link here) to the root folder of the SD Card (this will not work from any other location)
Step 24: On the phone, launch CustomWPSystem
Step 25: Click 'SD Card permissions' and follow instructions to give access to the SD card
Step 26: In 'Select the target app', select 'MixRadio'
Step 27: Click 'Select the XAP' and select the MixRadio bootstrap xap copied to the SD card root folder and select 'Apply XAP'
Step 28: If the app crashes, it means either unlock bootloader did not happen correctly or the xap is not in the root folder of the SD card
Step 29: Launch MixRadio and it should open VCReg
Step 30: Go to templates (the ... at the bottom right corner); select 'Interop/Capability Unlock' and click 'Apply'
Step 31: Download the Custom PFD Registry Editor XAP (link here)
Step 32: Ensure phone screen is unlocked and deploy the xap via WPV XAP Deployer
Step 33: On your phone, launch Custom PFD, go to Registry Tree and Browse to HKLM > SYSTEM > Platform > DeviceTargetingInfo
Step 34: Change the values for the following keys and click 'Write' on each
  1. PhoneManufacturerModelName: RM-1089_1087
  2. Phone Operator Name: 000-DE
  3. Phone Model Name: Lumia 735 
Step 35: Go to phone settings > about & check that the phone is Lumia 735
Step 36: Go to the Store and download & install 'Windows Upgrade Advisor'
Step 37: Run the app and it will schedule the Windows 10 Mobile update 
Step 38: Go to phone settings > phone update; check for updates and you should get the update in a few minutes
Step 39: The first update will get you to W10M Build 10.0.10586.164
Step 40: Once update is complete, go to settings and check for update again. This should get you the Anniversary Build 10.0.14393.448 (as of Nov 25th 2016)
Step 41: If you ever reset your phone, then you will need to redo the following steps to keep getting future updates (since phone will reset to Lumia 1320)
  1. Steps 13 & 14 to Register Device
  2. Deploy VCReg for Windows 10 Mobile (link here) using WPV XAP Deployer
  3. Steps 30 to 35 to set it back to Lumia 735  
That's it. Enjoy Windows 10 Mobile on Lumia 1320 :) 

129 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

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  2. just one suggestion
    set your phone date to next 100 years and open 'Extras + Info' it will uninstall. this step is imp. too

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    1. Thanks Mahesh. Though this step would only be needed if you missed Step 9 and Extras + Info was updated.

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  3. thanks for this guide!
    unfortuntely I'm stuck at step 27 and can't go further; I always get this message: "Selected app is not installed or isn't available on the SD card!". I also tryed to redo the whole procedure and move MixRadio from phone to SD card with memory sensor before open CustomWPSystem but no luck.
    Have you experienced something like this?

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    1. The only time i got this was when MixRadio got updated after the recovery. The app turns into a placeholder after update (since it is discontinued by MS now). The moment the recovery is done using WDRT, immediately turn off Wifi and disable automatic updates, cancel the update for MixRadio).

      After that it should work..

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    1. That did the trick for me. Thank you! I was stuck at that step.

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  5. Windows 10 Upgrade advisor said that Upgraqde isn't available for my my phone.
    Any idea why ?

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    1. In About > Settings does your phone say Lumia 735?

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  6. IT WORKED FOR MY LUMIA 1320!

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    1. i was stucked at step 25. can u please help me ?

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  7. YOU ARE GENIUS, CLEAR STEPS, ILUSTRATIONS, LINKS! And only method that worked for me. Seriously, thank you!

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    1. Thanks :) I know the pain, so wanted to reduce it for people :)

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  8. I have to say that I made it with this guide but couldn't complete the bootloader step and using the Windows Insider app with the technical preview ring selected. My other tries with Fast and Slow ring didn't work.

    Also, I tried making the phone pass as a Lumia 1520, Lumia 830 and Lumia 640 XL with the Fast/Slow ring selected. All those tries ended with a permanent spinning cogs at some point during the upgrade path.

    At the end it worked with the Lumia 735 and Technical Preview ring, since my phone is a North America model I used the following models:
    Lumia 735
    RM-1039

    Thanks for the guide, I thought I wasn't going to make it. I won't try changing the phone to a Lumia 640 to try the Creator Update because I already spent 2 days getting to the current Redstone build.

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  9. Stuck on step 18... UNLOCK BOOTLOADER..

    Booting phone..Booting phone..Booting phone..Booting phone..

    and never finishes....

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    1. Try getting the bin / hex files from lumiafirmware.com for the correct region version for your device..

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  10. i will test and post reply

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  11. message error : the selected app is not installed or isn't avaible on the SD card !
    step :26

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    1. The only time i got this was when MixRadio got updated after the recovery. The app turns into a placeholder after update (since it is discontinued by MS now). The moment the recovery is done using WDRT, immediately turn off Wifi and disable automatic updates, cancel the update for MixRadio).

      After that it should work..

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  12. The upgrade advisor says "yes" but there is no update available in the "phone update"... I wait for 2 days, no update... snif... why ??

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    1. Please reconfirm that the About > Phone shows the phone as Lumia 735 and now 1320. Else try updating the registry again.

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  13. Those with error "the selected app is not installed or isn't available on the SD card !" on step 26, move the MixRadio App from the Phone to the SD Card (Settings/Storage Sense).

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    1. Did you have MixRadio after the phone was recovered using WDRT? Some regions rom doesnt have it by default. You may have to find the appx for it or flash a rom from another region like India. Also ensure that MixRadio is not updated after the recovery using WDRT..

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    2. Thank you sooo much for this. I was stuck at this step for a long time and moving Nokia Mix Radio to SD card worked! Thanks again.

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  14. i keep getting error saying "Error: Unexpected error during scanning for loaders. Please help

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    1. Please ensure that you have the correct FFU folder selected and the bin and hex files are unzipped in the folder selected. Also, start WP Internals as Administrator (sometimes access to the folders can be an issue)

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  15. Thank you for the well written tutorial

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  16. Bro, can u please help me. I'm getting error in developer registration. How u have registered as a developer.. waiting

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    1. Please send me an email (link to mail above Step 1) if possible with a screenshot of the error. I will definitely try and help you out.

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  17. İ did all same and finally windows update started to install then gears appear on The screen. Than installation stopped and said there is a problem for upgrading

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    1. tried again two times finally finished the update. now it is working well and doing w10 updates. thank you .

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  18. Hello Shaid
    thank you for your help
    unfortunately i with windows phone 8.1 i have a 0XC error
    how can I fix it?
    thank you

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    1. I solved the problem above
      now I'm from a WPH error
      error: PARSING FFU file failed

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  19. I downloaded the firwmare italy but it ruined the boot
    and I had to reset it with the Windows Device Recovery Tool

    I find it all shameful by microsoft
    to update a phone you have to do this
    and with WINDOWS 8.1, the most popular applications do not work

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  20. Hello, updating 1320 to Windows 10 mobile is still working fine :)

    To finish I would like to close open door with "Restore bootloader"
    I got stuck with "Error: Path for loaders is mandatory"
    "Select the folder with Lumia Emergency Flash Loaders..." was missing
    with regedit (use it at your own risk !!) I create a new key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WPInternals LoadersPath REG_SZ
    with path to folder from step 2
    from now it's ok, even deleting key this option is still back available.
    Hope it help someone :)

    Really thank your help and time :)

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  21. my 1320 is stuck at update that two setting logos.
    Step 11, I downloaded the update and when I installed, it stuck at 0%.
    I tried restarting the phone, kept the phone still on charge, but no solution.
    Please Please tell me what to do.

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  23. Facing issue in step 31 while am trying to deploy Custom PFD Registry Editor XAP through XAP deployer it says completed with error and i do not find this app on my phone. And i do not see any error details :-(

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  24. i tried using Application deployment 8.1 to deploy Custom PFD Registry Editor XAP its giving error 0x81030120. i tried using version 0003.xap its got deployed successfully but its not letting me change the reg values

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  25. Unlock bootloader bricked my lumia 1320.

    No vibration, No lightes nothing, just a dead phone.

    When i connect to pc through USB, it will say QHSUSB_DLOAD Please help me

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    1. Did you try via Windows Device Recovery? If that doesn't work try a hard reset https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.hardreset.info/devices/nokia/nokia-lumia-1320/&ved=2ahUKEwiD-bm2xNXcAhURfCsKHQu8B2YQFjACegQIChAO&usg=AOvVaw3jj2TVZQo90eYH9XFiuUZF

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  26. I did this but the device does not respond to anything. The only thing that When i connect to pc through USB, it will say QHSUSB_DLOAD

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    1. Try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxmLI-7Na8w

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  27. sir, i am going to register my phone nokia 1320 in developer phone. It goes to register and showing white screen, i am stuck in this step. Please help me urgenlty.

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    1. 1. Make sure phone is connected
      2. Windows Device Recovery must be closed
      3. Make sure phone is unlocked
      4. Ensure internet is working on your pc/laptop

      If none of it works, reinstall both Win8.0 and Win 8.1 SDKs

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    3. everything is ok. is it mandatory to install win 8.0 sdk ? i have installed only win 8.1 sdk sir. please help me. if you are free can u control pc via teamviewer and help me pls sir pls pls

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  28. Hi! Got all the way through with no errors but when trying phone update after advisor tool has run, it keeps telling my my phones up to date? Any suggestions?

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    1. Please go to About and check what is the model it shows for the phone. Else you may need to retry the registry bit.

      If the same repeats, check if the model you are trying to spoof is supported now else try another model

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    2. my 1320 thinks its a 735 as suggested in the tutorial... I Have double checked in About. Upgrade advisor says its capable and I ticked the box, then continue and tried Phone Update again. just keeps saying phone is up to date. no idea why.

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  30. THE tuturial wont work anymore beacause "MixRadio" is not available anymore on any windows phone,,any other solutions for this?

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    1. to have to download the original firmware of your lumia 1320 from https://www.lumiafirmware.com and used Windows Phone Image Designer Tool to flash your phone
      after this you will have mixradio app

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  31. yeahhhhhh thanks man it worked for me verry wellllllll

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  38. hi! ; im stuck in step 18 , the windows phone internals shows "Object reference not set to an instance of an object " ( but i donwloaded all the files from lumiafirmware webpage ) so i dont know what's going on

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