Redeeming a Developer Offers for Lumia or Developer Offers for Nokia X token

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This article explains how to redeem a Developer Offers for Lumia or Developer Offers for Nokia X Token.

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Created: Lance McCarthy (02 Apr 2014)
Last edited: mekimf (03 Apr 2014)


Redeeming a Token

If you received a Developer Offers for Lumia or Nokia X token, a DevCenter token or DVLUP token, it can be a little confusing to redeem it. There are a few steps and three websites to deal with. This page should clear up the process and should be read before using the token. I have given out hundreds of these and come up with the most efficient process to make this go as smoothly as possible for you.

Step One: Create the necessary accounts

You will need each of these accounts. Go to the links and register for the ones you don’t have yet.

Microsoft Account

If you don’t have a Microsoft Account, create one now. This account will be used for everything you do as a Windows Phone developer. It is mandatory.

DVLUP Account

DVLUP.com is the main site that you will be interacting with. It is where you will be finally redeeming rewards code that pay for DevCenter coupons, Phones, and much more. If the token you received has http://developer.nokia.com/token in it, you need to first redeem it at Nokia Developer. Continue below to register. If your token does not have a website in it, you can skip to Step Two.

NOTE: If you are registering an account for a child under 18, do not create a DVLUP account with an age restricted Microsoft account. Instead, create a new Microsoft Account with your birthdate and use that one instead.

Nokia Developer Account

NOTE: Use Google Chrome for this step. There is a bug in IE11 that causes you to be logged out.)

Go here to register. I recommend using your Microsoft Account, but you could use Facebook or email if you want to. This is the account that you will use to redeem your Nokia Developer token.

Once you have your accounts ready, you can move to the next step of redeeming the token.

Step Two: Redeem Token

Now that you have your accounts taken care of, you can redeem your token. There are two types of tokens, a DVLUP Rewards token and a Nokia Developer token. Determine which type yours is and follow the instructions.

If your token looks like this: http://developer.nokia.com/token/xxxxxx You have a Developer Offers for Lumia or Developer Offers for Nokia X token.

Go to http://developer.nokia.com and sign in, then watch this two minute video from the beginning.

If your token looks like this: ”cd213b4b-db2b-41c4-534e-6d3af50c6a61″ You have a DVLUP Rewards token. Watch the video below starting at 1:21 mark.

[NOTE: If this is your first time on developer.nokia.com you will be brought to Step 2 instead of Step 3 in the video. If this happens to you, choose "create new" company profile. After finishing that, you'll be brought to Step 3]

IMPORTANT: If you got your code from DVLUP Day, you will get the DevCenter coupon when you get to the checkout page. If you are using an older NDO code, you’ll need to check your DVLUP Messages tab every day for the DevCenter coupon when you’ve successfully redeemed your Rewards token. YOU WILL NOT GET IT THROUGH EMAIL. On average this takes 24 hours. If you do not get it within three days email [1].

Step 3: Using your DevCenter coupon

Now that you’ve done all the redeeming and got your DevCenter coupon from DVLUP, you can use it to pay for your developer account. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Windows Phone DevCenter and sign in with your Microsoft Account (top right)
  2. Click the Dashboard tab
  3. Since you do not yet have a DevCenter account, you’ll see an introduction and some instructions to join. Click the button to start registration.
  4. Fill out the information. Here are some notes about registration:
    1. Publisher Name is what the world will see in the store, think of something good/unique.
    2. At one point in the registration, you’ll be asked for a credit card number. This is to confirm your age.
    3. If the Microsoft Account of the person signed in is an age restricted/family managed account… stop now. You cannot create a DevCenter with that Microsoft Account. Go create a new one without an age restriction and start over.
  5. When you reach the payment page, you will see a “Use a code” option. Select that and use the coupon you got from DVLUP.

After you’re done with the process, you will have a valid DevCenter account and upload apps to the global Windows Phone Store!

Congratulations! Now start publishing some apps.

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