Windows Phone registry editor Custom PFD gets an update


Windows Phone has been capable of interop unlock for a relatively short period of time and already we’ve had a few apps to take advantage and tweak system settings. Custom Pfd is the most prominent app of the lot, allowing users to tweak the appearance of their Windows Phones either by altering the bootscreen, adding a custom accent colour and a few other small tweaks. The WindowsBlogItalia team have now updated the app with a number of new tweaks and features, making it a more powerful tool than it was before.

Here’s the extensive changelog below:

  • CustomPFD integrates the vcREG library, developed by vcFan user, and allows more editing options than before.
  • The user interface has been redesigned to give more room for content. If there were two screens for adding and editing of a key, now there is only one screen: this will activate and deactivate the controls depending on the step. Also controls were added ad-hoc hacks.
  • Full support to clear.
  • The app has been updated for Windows Phone: you will notice not 8.1 more black bands of Windows Phone 8.
  • Added new Hive, but many are read only and empty.
  • Added support for binary types, and the variable string string. Multi-string values are separated by newlines.
  • The stability of the list has been significantly improved: notice not more glitches that I was touching the wrong element. It has also been improved scrolling to the last item selected when pressing the back key.
  • Now you can delete, rename and copy the name of the holding on a key or value.
  • The About page has been moved into the home.
  • The video tweak has been enriched and better categorized.
  • Adding a page to customize the order of elements of system settings, useful on device Update 2 updated. To move an item simply scroll through button nine squares.


The custom PfD app now has many more additional tweaks added to it and detailed at the source link below. What do you think of apps like these? Should Microsoft provide such power to advanced users of Windows Phone out of the box or are you alright with apps exploiting OS loopholes. Let us know in the comments below.

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