Windows 10 has been released for the following devices in March 2016:
Lumia 640/640 XL
Lumia 635/636/638 (1 GB)
BLU Win HD w510u and Win HD LTE x150q
MCJ Madosma Q501
To get started, you'll need to download the Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app. Note that actual availability of ...
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Microsoft just announced it (on February 12, 2015).
So at this time the following phone models are supported (possibly with more to come):
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
BLU Win HD W510U
BLU Win HD LTE X150Q
Lumia 635 (1GB)
Lumia 636 (1GB)
There are two utilities you can use to reset your phone's operating system to a previous version:
Windows Phone Recovery Tool (for all Lumia phones with WP8 or newer)
Lumia Software Recovery Tool (for all Lumia phones, including those running WP7, as well as older Nokia phones)
With both utilities, you'll need to connect your phone to your PC with a USB ...
The solution is to do a complete reset of your phone:
Power the device off
Press the power key once, device will vibrate
Immediately press and hold the Volume Down key
Exclamation point will appear, release Volume Down key
Press these buttons one at a time in this order: Volume Up, Volume Down, Power, Volume Down
Device should vibrate, reboot, show the ...
At this moment the only way to completely exit the Windows Insider Preview is to reinstall the phone using the Windows Device Recovery Tool.
You can prevent new builds from being installed for up to 5 days though by doing this:
go to settings -> Update & security
Windows Insider Programme
Click "Stop Insider Preview builds"
Select number of days you ...
Go to Settings > Time & Language > Keyboard and tap on your keyboard in the list of keyboards. There you will find all autocorrect options. I believe "Correct misspelled words" is the setting you want to turn off.
I found a way to fix that. If you try to restart the phone (or remove batter) u will notice that this message "Saving..." will continue to be issue.
But if you make a soft reset/restart (will NOT delete data on your phone), for example for my Lumia 930 is press & hold Power + Volume down buttons - wait 10 seconds - and the phone will restart, this ...
In answer to the original question, no. Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 IoT are not the same thing. W10M is what goes on phones. Windows 10 IoT is the OS you can use on things like a Raspberry Pi.
According to this Windows 8.1 Embedded will be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile.
I've got the same problem, but I found this and now is fixed. Hope it helps.
Download and install latest NokiaSoftwareUpdaterForRetail
Run NSU and this window will pop up. Then click "My device does not boot up"
Now connect the phone that has been stuck at spinning gears via USB cable (make sure its fully charged) and click continue.
I faced the same issue, my phone was kind of dead for three days, but later on I managed to escape the situation without loosing any data.Steps i followed
Remove your Sim card.
Try soft resetting(vol down + power button) your phone for 2-3 times then it will may come up with home screen.
Do not put your Sim and start in a hurry.
Now try uninstalling some of ...
Preview for Developers
This is a programme that allows developers and enthusiasts to get new versions of the Windows Phone operating system as soon as they're finished, directly from Microsoft. The goal is to let users bypass the delays usually associated with manufacturer- and carrier-specific testing and approval of new OS versions, as well as to enable ...
Regarding the slowing down of the phone - this is something that a lot of users in the preview have complained about. Microsoft has stated repeatedly that the Preview is not intended for productive use. Looking at the Windows 10 Preview for Desktop I had similar issues that got fixed until the launch.
There are rumors that Microsoft removed the Android ...
You should wait : the current mobile build has a little bug with the storage setting.
If you move from WP8 to W10M, your apps on the SD card will still be there.
But with the current build we can't change the storage settings, so you should set them up before upgrading.
Last few months have been quite frustrating.
First I was told my Lumia 920 wasn't getting Windows 10, then it got absolutely shut down from insider as well.
Well, this weekend I've decided to spend some time on it, and along with some interesting links from @Indrek's answer, I finally got it.
If - like me - you are looking for a short answer, then the ...
You can install Windows Phone 10 TP on other phones as well using the following process (found here):
Warning: you could brick your phone
I recommend reading this article before proceeding. Some key points:
If you do not have a phone that can get Windows 10 yet, you are not missing a whole lot.
There are significant risks. Those risks are ...
It always happened to me to no matter what windows version it was and recently it happened while upgrading to windows 10 too the only solution that worked for me then and now is to remove the memory card and reset the phone using the Volume Down key + Power button after which the upgrade will continue so try doing that and you wont get stuck at rotating gear ...
Doing a hardware reset will take it back to factory conditions, for the currently installed OS. To get the latest insider preview, you'd need to use the Lumia Recovery tool to go back to 8.1, and then roll forward to 10 as there was a bug discovered going from the previous Windows 10 build.
Doing a factory reset will remove all user content (installed apps, ...
Below is the location of my file as created by the Windows Device Recovery Tool.
rm-821 is the phone model I have (930) so if you put your FFU in the equivilent directory the tool should pick it up
Note – Following steps may cause damage to your phone. Microsoft will not responsible for any damage. Do at your own Risk. Think Twice before trying.
Firstly, install Windows Insider app from store.
Then download Registry Edior "vcReg_1.5" and deploy on it your device using app deployment tool.
Then go to ...
These looks like "pseudo localised" text - i.e. it's practically in English, but uses non-latin characters to check that character encoding issues haven't been introduced, and that everything that should be localised is (i.e. it's obviously wrong, but the QA staff can identify the meaning, rather than just seeing a blank label).
This is a common practice ...
Try a hard reset by pressing the Power, Volume Down, and Camera buttons until the phone vibrates. Then release the power button and keep the other two pressed for 5 seconds. More info here. If that doesn't work, you can try the Windows Phone Recovery Tool. If that still doesn't work, you may need to either send your phone in to be repaired or get a new phone....
This is a rather nuclear option, but presumably you could:
back up your phone (Settings > Backup > Apps+Settings, press Back up now)
install the update
downgrade with Windows Phone Recovery Tool
restore from your backup
After trying to restore my phone several times, I was able to reset the phone OS back to Windows Phone 8.1 Cyan on Lumia 635 using the Windows Phone Recovery Tool.
This is url to download the recovery tool -> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-backup-restore
Unfortunately they don't have this option in Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Best way to address this is to give feedback to Microsoft using Feedback App (Shortcut: Press Volume Down and the Power button at the same time).
Have you tried to use Windows Device Recovery Tools?
I have the same problem before. I tried to use Windows Phone Recovery Tools to rollback to WP8.1 Denim and re-upgrade it to Windows 10 Mobile. It works like charm :D
It could be done as part of the windows settings, but the Insider program did not exist when the settings for Windows Phone 8.x was being written.
By having this as a separate app, this additional functionality, which in turn is only intended for developers and enthusiasts, the option can be brought forward to devices that pre-date the insider program.
Since you already have the 950 (and as a result Windows 10) the only reason to subscribe to Insider Preview is to have the latest features as soon as possible. These feature most of the times are minor improvements to the UI etc.
If you have the patience though and not subscribe, you'll get these features 2-4 months after the Insider Preview subscribers do. ...