It seems like I need to a) connect my MS account to the phone. No thanks b) register phone. No thanks. c) use the Store to have networked app. No thanks
So clearly the hacking the phone method is the only way to go. Any 1,2,3 step lists to make this phone atleast as useful as my old C64? ie. Connect modem, run terminal prog, dial BBS. Done. (except in this case I'm the one writing the terminal prog)
You have to dev unlock the phone, which is connecting an MS account to it. After that, well, you can deploy locally via VS without having to publish to the store.