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Software updates provided by application developers, OEMs or Microsoft for your Windows Phone.

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How to rollback Windows Phone 8.1 update?

Is there any way to rollback windows phone 8.1 to 8 ?
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Will my phone be able to update to Windows Phone 8?

I currently have a Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango or 7.5) and want to know if I can update it to the upcoming Windows Phone 8?
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How to update Windows Mobile 6.1 to Windows Mobile 7.5?

I have HTC TyTN II with Windows Mobile 6.1 and would like to update to Windows Mobile 7.5. I went to Windows Mobile site and downloaded the Zune software but nothing worked. Most of apps these days ...
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Phone got stuck during upgrading to Windows 10

My Lumia 520 got an update to Windows 10 Mobile. I started upgrading but the battery drained out. Now whenever I start the phone, I see moving gears on the screen but after some time the phone ...
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What is Windows Phone equivalent to Google Nexus series?

I have been developing apps on Android and iOS for a long time, and now I am also considering approaching the Windows Phone platform and its SDK. I need a Windows Phone device that will allow me to ...
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How to update from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1?

Today I read news about a Windows Phone Update coming to Lumia mobiles: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/03/nokia_winphone_8_1_mobes/ I have Nokia Lumia 525. How do I update its OS from Windows ...
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Do Windows 10 Mobile users have an Anniversary update like desktop users of Windows 10?

Do we have an Anniversary update to Windows 10 Mobile like desktop users of Windows 10? Will we see any noticeable features in this update?
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What is sacrificed by installing the Windows Phone 8.1 preview?

What will be sacrificed by installing the Windows Phone 8.1 preview? I just purchased a Lumia 925 and switched carriers. So far I like it, but my original intent was to install the preview. Now, ...
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How to install Lumia Denim with Developer Preview?

My Nokia Lumia 930 got Developer Preview enabled. Lumia Denim is available for my phone but my phone can't find the update. (I live in Sweden) How do I update my DP phone to Lumia Denim?
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Updating with the mobile data

I reside in a district called Dhemaji in Assam, India. This is a small district where there is no Wi-Fi connection nearby. Now I own a Nokia Lumia 625 which shows that there is an update for the phone ...
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Free space for upgrade to WP 8.1?

How much free space on my phone is needed to install Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview?
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How often the phone checks for updates?

Just wondering how often Windows Phone checks for new updates? I know it can be done via Zune Desktop, and I also know it checks for updates automatically. I just wanted to know how often it does ...
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What's the ultimate reason that Windows Phone 8 cannot run on current phones?

I know current phones do not have hardware supports for NFC and SD card, but what prevents them from running Internet Explorer 10? Is there no way to port the NT kernel to the current phones?
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Logic behind Nokia update availability for “Country variant” models

Who does approve updates for Country variant? In some cases it looks like it is waiting for approval from all mobile providers, and in other (Lumia 1020) it comes before O2 finished their testing. ...
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I can't update Nokia Lumia 630

My brother has Lumia 630, everything works perfectly, but there is no way i can update his phone. Phone says that update is available, but when i tap download button there is just a message "...
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Does windows phone skip between updates?

I am a new user to Windows Phone and I was just wondering if suppose a Windows Phone 8 got an update, but I did not update it at that time, after some time it got another update, then would my phone ...
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Lumia 930 stuck at Loading after updating to Windows 10 Insider Preview

My Lumia 930 got stuck at "Loading" after I updated it to Windows 10 Insider Preview. I updated my main (and very used) phone. How do I do a proper install of W10IP on my Lumia 930?
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Phone stuck installing an OS update

I've downloaded a new update (8.10.14219.341) for my Lumia 720. But when I try to install it, once the phone restarts, it just gets stuck at the spinning gear screen - there is no progress whatsoever. ...
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Why are apps suddenly wanting access to phone dialer?

Does anyone know why applications that I can think of no reason to need to use the phone dialer are saying it is one of their requirements? The apps in question are currently: HERE Maps Bing News ...
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Windows 10 mobile update for Microsoft Lumia 535

Is there any possibility to receive the Windows 10 mobile update on a Lumia 535?
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Can you make Mobile Anniversary version of Windows 10 Mobile ask before updating?

I have multiple Android phones and one Windows Phone and iPhone for mobile developing purposes. I have my main SIM is my best Android phone, but I keep my work SIM in Windows Phone. Just now Windows ...
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Hide phone update notifications

A few days ago I installed Windows Insider (on my Lumia 521) and chose the Fast Track. So now I have a phone update that's ready to download. (I've unchecked "Automatically download updates if my data ...
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How long will security updates be made for Windows Phone handsets?

I currently own a Samsung Galaxy S2 and I've been disappointed by the way the "Stage Fright" bug is being handled. Despite my phone only being 3 years old, no-one seems to planning to push out an ...
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Windows Phone Recovery Tool: operation ended with failure, phone keeps restarting

I tried to downgrade my Lumia 1020 from 10 to 8.1 using the Windows Phone Recovery Tool After downloading the required data, when I try to install the data my phone restarts and stops the ...
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Will upgrading to Windows Phone 8.1 void my manufacturer's warranty?

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with Lumia Black OS. I want to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 after reading Windows Phone 8.1: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly [Review] But will the upgrade cost me the phone'...
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What is the difference between Windows Phone 8 OS and Windows Phone 8 Amber OS?

Please tell me what is the major difference between Windows Phone 8 and Amber, because I want to update my device.
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Other than updating to Windows Phone 8.1, what is in the Nokia Cyan Update?

Nokia has started rolling out its "Cyan" update. Is there anything in this update other than updating the operating system to 8.1?
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Windows Phone Offline Update

Just a quick Question though. Is it possible to do an offline update of any lumia phone like we install custom roms in Android mobiles? I've a Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Dual sim with Windows Phone 8.1 ...
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As 2018, is Windows Phone dead?

I'm the happy owner of a Microsoft Lumia 435 that I bought some years ago. Currently, I feel that it's time to change phones. I'd appreciate a new battery, no scratches, the feel of a new product, and ...
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How to clean space after update?

I recently updated my Windows Phone 8 firmware but I noticed that it didn't clean the memory. I have 12 Gb of used space under "others". And I have no idea what's in there. Plus, I have 9 Gb of ...
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Any way to get notified of app updates?

In Windows Phone 8.1 the Store was able to notify of pending app updates on the live tile as well as in the notification centre. Is there something similar in Windows 10 Mobile, for those who don't ...
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Microsoft Lumia 640 - Missing keyboard and error code 0x80073712

I know that I'm not the only person who has this problem, so i want to ask you how to resolve it. W10 Mobile is here but and problem is here too. I had problem when i update my Lumia 640 from Windows ...
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Is there a way to trigger the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade on an eligible phone

I downloaded the upgrade advisor app on my Lumia 640XL, which is not carrier locked, and checked for the Windows 10 upgrade, and it showed that my device is eligible for the update. But its been a ...
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Last night Windows Phone update 10 crashed my phone Lumia 540

My device Lumia Dual 540 had an update about a year ago where Camera and Flashlight stopped working and I fed up trying to fix it :) About 2 weeks ago there was a night update and suddenly, I found ...
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How long does it take to update my Nokia Lumia 610?

How much time can it possibly take to completely update my Nokia Lumia 610? It has never been updated before. I bought it on August 2012, never had a clue on how to update the phone until today. I ...
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How do I tell if my data settings allow downloading updates?

In the "phone update" section of my settings there is an option to "automatically download updates if my data settings allow it". How does it determine if your data settings allow it? By your data ...
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How to resolve Error 80072F76 while updating windows phone?

While updating windows phone 7 to 7.5 in Zune I am getting the error below. Can someone please tell me what is wrong, and what the fix would be? Can't check for updates right now. Please try again ...
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No windows 10 update for lumia 930

I've installed Update Advisor and it tells Good news! Your phone is eligible for upgrade to Windows 10. We are working with your mobile operator and phone manufacturer to make the upgrade ...
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No Updates for Windows 10

Using my Nokia Lumia 625, I updated to W10 Insider Preview about 3 weeks ago (build number: 10166, Fast Ring). I am aware that later builds (such as 10512) are available since 10166, but my phone is ...
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How can I find out about the latest updates to Cortana?

As an avid WP user, I really enjoy Cortana (even though it's not available in my language and I've set my region to the wrong setting just to be able to use it). I I like that I really use it and it ...
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Transfer my whtsapp data from android to windows phone

If I make a back up my whatsapp data in google drive can i get it restored it in my windows phone by google drive ? Is it possible ?
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How to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1

I'm have a Windows Phone (Microsoft Lumia 540) currently running Windows Phone 8.1. I want to upgrade the mobile's OS to Windows 10 Mobile. I tried using Settings->Update Phone, but it displayed ...
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Windows 10 Mobile update expiry also July 29th?

For PCs, there is a 1 year free update to Windows 10 ending on July 29th 2016. After that date, you have to pay. Is this applicable also for Windows 10 Mobile? What is the end date for the free ...
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Windows 10 Update in lumia 540

while I was updating Lumia 540 with 8.1 It got automatically stopped after reaching a level of 7% and while I have a decent WiFi network still no progress is there.
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Can't answer Captcha questions without updated browser

I have a Nokia Lumia 920 with IE 8.1. I can't answer Captcha questions without an updated browser. I have considered updating to IE 10. What should I do? The site suggests Safari, Chrome, Mozilla. Can ...
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How do I update an app?

I'd assumed for ages that I got updates to all my current apps by clicking on "1 update", "2 updates" at the foot of the Marketplace homepage as and when I chose to visit Marketplace. Not sure why, ...
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Why doesn't my phone find the new update?

My phone's OS version is 8.10.12397.895 and according to the Update History there is a newer version, the Windows 8.1 Update. I want to update my phone, so I went to Settings>Phone Update>Check for ...
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Are there any non-carrier/non-branded Windows Phones?

I don't presently own a Windows Phone so perhaps this is a naive question. I was thinking about buying a Windows Phone (maybe Lumia 520 or 530) to use on Wi-Fi only, so an unlocked/no-contract phone. ...
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Some system Apps lost after hard reset

I just reseted my Lumia 820. Now some system apps like glance are missing. Info says I have Nokia enhancements 1.x. the update service does not find any updates. Before there was Amber installed. ...
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Update stuck due to low space

My Win10 phone was low in storage but it automatically started updating to new build/version. As a result when almost 600 MB download was left the update failed. Now I can neither update completely ...