I have a lot of trouble with my Lumia 950 since I've installed the Creators update. It used to run fine before the update but now it's freezing a couple of times a day and needs a reboot at least every second day. The device has become almost unusable.

The problem has been reported here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mobiledevices/forum/mdlumia-mdw10phone/lumia-950-slow-after-creators-update/33dcd107-6f6e-4b90-9c89-8df6365e98eb

Since there is no working solution I'd like to know how to uninstall the update and keep staying on an older version without automatically reinstalling the current release?

  • only way i found was reverting back to 8.1 and then updating again and staying away from any rings on insider
    – Ram Raj
    Jun 15, 2017 at 17:25
  • @RamRaj: That won't work for the 950, as it is fully supported for W10M and does not require Insider builds to get up to the Creators update.
    – CBHacking
    Jun 18, 2017 at 7:32
  • am really sorry, didnt notice 950
    – Ram Raj
    Jun 19, 2017 at 5:56

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There's no way I know of to prevent a 950 from eventually reaching Creators Update again. You can re-flash the phone with an older OS version easily enough (Windows Device Recovery Tool can do that, or you can do it manually to whatever build you find using iutool.exe, which comes with WDRT). However, the phone will re-update back to the latest supported build, which in the case of the 950 is going to be the Creators Update. Re-installing the Creators update might produce a better-working phone - I had none of those problems with it on my 950XL, at least - but it also might not.

Have you tried a simple hard reset? Most of the time this will fix software issues. If it's actually a problem with the build version you're on, though (rather than the particular configuration of your phone on that build), that won't help. You could try joining the Insider program to get newer builds, but at this point in the release cycle the Insider builds are... not very suitable for use on a primary device.

  • You are right! Try a hard reset. It will reset your phone with the latest Creator build update you made. For me this fixed all the issues in my phone. Make sure to back up all your data and applications before a hard reset.
    – Dan
    Jun 29, 2017 at 12:26

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