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Tutorial! Enabling USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800.


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We Symbian users just love the USB Mass Storage mode in our devices. When I got the Lumia 800 I just hate the way of syncing everything via Zune.

I was searching for a hack to enable USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800. I found it in Nokiabuff and XDA  that it can be enabled on other WP phones via registry hack.

So I just tried it in Lumia 800. It just works.  Here are the steps to enable USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800.

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USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800

Step 1:

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Open Registry Editor by typing “ regedit ” in start bar or in Run tool.

Step 2:

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In the Left Pane click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and find a folder tree called SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Enum and then USB.

Step 3:

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Press Ctrl + F or click Find in Edit Menu at the Menu Bar and search for “ZuneDriver” make sure USB folder is selected before searching.

Step 4:

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It will find Zune Driver inside a folder tree called as VID_045E&PID_04EC&MI_00 . Just ignore all the stuffs and click Device Parametres folder tree.

P.S : Before we proceed rightclick Device Parameters and click Export in case if something goes wrong this will restore the registry to old state  :)

Step 5:

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When you click Device Parameters in the right pane it will display the registry values under it.

Step 6:

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Registry editing begins now

In the right pane double-click the registry value called

  • ShowInShell and change its value from 0 to 1 .
  • PortableDeviceNameSpaceExcludeFromShell and change its value from 1 to 0 .
  • EnableLegacySupport from 0 to 1 .

Make sure these three values are changed. Just close the registry editor and it will save those values.

Step 7:

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Remove the Lumia 800 and re-insert it again. You will see two portable devices in My Computer with a Storage capacity of  13.3GB.

Now you can transfer your songs, pictures and videos to the Lumia without using Zune

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This trick consists of some drawbacks such as music added via this hack will show as unknown album in Music app.

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But in our test the picture and video transfers to the device worked without any problem. Just make sure you copy the compatible formats to play in Lumia 800.

This hack is faster that Zune as you can see the files pop up in gallery or video player as you begin to transfer

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After using USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800 dont forget to eject device before removing the usb cable

Update : You can use this USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800 hack in any Windows Phone 7 smartphones


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Gr8 method!

But hackers beware:

Microsoft reported that if u will try to hackk ur usb mass storage than this may damage you file symstem and database badly nd is not recommended

This method can coz serious problem in you phone !

thanks, ive added a warning at end of post !

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