Developer gets Continuum up and running on the Nokia Lumia 830


A French developer going by the name of Gustave M claims to have gotten Continuum up and running on the Nokia Lumia 830.

When Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 Mobile, one of the highlight features of the new OS was Continuum, a cool trick that allows Windows 10 smartphones to switch to a PC-like interface when hooked up to an external display. Unfortunately for many Lumia smartphone owners, Continuum is only available on a number of supported phones, all of which come with Windows 10 Mobile out of the box. 

Older Lumia handsets such as the Lumia 830 and the Lumia 930 don't officially support Continuum. However, it seems that, with some careful tinkering, the feature can be ported to the Lumia 830. Here are a few screenshots that @gus33000 shared on Twitter to demonstrate the hack:


If you're rocking the Lumia 830, don't get your hopes up: Gustave says that this is a complicated hack that requires more than just a simple .reg file to be installed. Furthermore, the dev experienced a couple of crashes in the first hours of usage, which suggests that the hack might not be stable enough in its current version. For the moment, the developer says that he's unwilling to publish his method as it is based on 'unleaked stuff'. 

Interestingly, the developer has apologized to Microsoft on Twitter for the hate comments that his hack might have stirred. 

What do you guys think, is this hack proof that Microsoft is intentionally limiting the availability of Continuum to its flagship phones in an attempt to drive sales for the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL?

source: Gustave M

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14 Comments

1. miketer

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

i think Microsoft should've worked on it for older phones. If a single person could've brought to such a level of integration of the feature, a whole department in Microsoft can do more.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

They are not some random dev, they are the makers of the interop tools that pretty much allow you to registry hack the device. They also have access to tools and information not released to public.

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

ContinuĆ¼m 2.0 should be build in the phone itself, so no extra device is needed to connect to a screen! 1 cable should be enough.

5. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

well...it will evolve gradually & come to the point u mentioned !!

3. libra89

Posts: 2312; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I didn't know that the 930 supported Continuum..? Since when?

4. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

1. 930 was never mentioned in this article 2. You don't read do you? where does this article say "930 has supported continuum" or anything along those lines?

6. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

3rd paragraph...1st line !! :)

7. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Some people are just assholes even when they think they read something negative about their precious phone team

8. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That is very true, it's always fun to see those Samsung users get defensive it always makes my day

9. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Samsung has nothing to do with this. This has to do with you calling someone out because you are trying to put yourself in a superior position by insulting them. That person proved you wrong. Some people online just tend to pick teams and defend them until the day they die. Even if they are shown reason and logic they can't come to the conslusion that maybe their phone team has made mistakes or needs improvements. There is a reason YOU (Bernouli) are on every Windows article trying to chamption them and attack anyone who disagrees. Anyone can like whatever phone they want or whatever company they want. Just don't be an asshole.

11. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

So who exactly proved me wrong that I disagree with? Please, what's their comment number on this article? I could tell you were being passive aggressive but decided to simply not pick a fight with you. I don't attack anyone who disagrees it's all a matter of choice, I only reply to those dicks that are completely ignorant and make retarded accusations about Windows phone, depending on their tone I may either inform or go the ad hominem route.

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Bernoulli got owned!

12. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Yet it wasn't something you could think of xD

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Continuum shouldn't be limited to any particular Windows 10 phones, it should merely be an app like Andromium OS. Andromium OS offers the same limited-ass experience, yet it works fine on any Android Smartphone that has access to the Play store. Limiting Continuum to certain new SmartPhones just makes Windows 10 SmartPhones even less appealing.

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