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I want to edit my phone's registry so that I can attempt to fix an issue with my browser tabs, but every single solution I come across requires me to dev unlock my phone and I am not 1) faking a DreamSpark account or 2) paying Microsoft $99 a year for a subscription. I feel I am about to go on a serious rage rant just talking about that, so I am going to stop before I get myself into trouble here.

I need a free method to edit my WP7.5 registry that doesn't require me to unlock my phone.

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    Not that it helps, but the registration fee is now $19 USD. – row1 Oct 6 '13 at 3:52
  • @row1 Are you certain that's still valid? "This offer is valid beginning 6/26/2013 12:00 AM PST and ending 8/27/2013 12:00 AM PST" thenextweb.com/microsoft/2013/06/26/…. Granted, I only researched it for a minute. Can you provide a link that states this is the new annual fee, that's it's not just an introductory fee that will just go back up to $99 the following year? – oscilatingcretin Oct 6 '13 at 5:36
  • They decided to make it permanent dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/join . I don't see anything about it going back to $99, and if it does then you can just cancel it. – row1 Oct 7 '13 at 3:39
  • It also doesn't auto-renew, nor do unlocked devices relock automatically – Rowland Shaw Oct 7 '13 at 8:07
  • What do you need to change in the registry anyway? There might be a better way of doing it through a different method – Rowland Shaw Oct 11 '13 at 11:37
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There is no free way of doing what you want, as far as I know. If you really need registry access, pay the $19 USD per year. And maybe try your hand at the App Studio to easily create a specific app you might want as well: for that $19 you can publish that app worldwide.

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