DuckDuckGo as default search engine in Windows Phone

In this tutorial we will guide you how to set DuckDuckGo as default search provider in Internet Explorer Mobile. This process was tested on Windows Phone 8.1 with Update 2. Follow these steps very carefully.

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Lumia Interop & Cap unlock using vcREG by vcfan. Live unlock is enough otherwise follow these steps to interop unlock Lumia. Download the CustomPFD_0003_CAP_SEARCH.xap from here which is CustomPFD by Pasquiindustry with the searchprovider cap in the manifest.

Deploy it using wppt. With CustomPFD on phone, navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchProviders\ and create a subkey DuckDuckGo.

Then create these strings:

…\SearchProviders\DuckDuckGo\DisplayName: DuckDuckGo

…\SearchProviders\DuckDuckGo\Url: https://duckduckgo.com/?q={searchTerms}

DuckDuckGo is now available as a Default search provider in IE advanced settings.

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