After ages of wishing, users have finally gotten their hands on a working WP7 ROM for Windows Phone 7. But an issue has remained that Windows Live/Xbox Live Services do not work on it by default. A fix has been developed for it though by guys over at XDA. Here’s how you can fix Windows Live/Xbox Live services on your HTC HD 2 running WP7 ROM:WP7 ROM on HTC HD2

Don’t try this guide if you don’t know what you’re doing. This is an advanced level guide so ask some friend or relative who knows this stuff instead of messing up your phone.

Note: Please note that we haven’t covered this guide in our usual detailed manner because we don’t have access to an HD2

You’ll need the following first:

  • Of course you need to have WP7 ROM on your HTC HD2. Read the guide here.
  • Chevron Unlock ( see here )
  • XAP Installer ( see here )
  • Enable registry key editing on HTC devices ( see here )

You will need to add the following to the registry to make your phone recognizable as Schubert:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\HTC\operatorpkg]
"Version"="7.1.401.10291"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo]
 "OemName"="HTC"
 "MODeviceName"="HD7 T9292"
 "OEMDeviceName"="Schubert"
 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Ident]
 "FriendlyName"="HTC HD7"

It doesn’t end here. You will have to call Microsoft support to get an activation code that will allow you to use Windows Live/Xbox Live Services on your HD2. Don’t tell them that you’re using WP7 ROM on your HD2 but instead say that it’s an HD7. Once you get the activation code, you will be able to sign into Windows Live as well as Xbox Live and download games, apps etc etc.