When the phone is in spinning gears mode with a progress bar, there is NO need for Wi-Fi at all. The phone hasn't even properly booted at that stage, let alone loaded the TCP/IP stack. It is merely, in your case, installing the package that was downloaded prior to the reboot.
If you have waited an hour and a half and the progress bar has not changed, then, ...
With no apps are running, the Windows Phone OS uses "some" of that memory, and as an end user, you shouldn't need to care, as application developers have to flag their applications as supporting low-memory (256Mb for Windows Phone 7.x; 512Mb for Windows Phone 8) devices as a special case.
Apps that aren't lower memory compatible seem to have a flag in the ...
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 ...
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, ...
There are no official builds for 512 mb ram phones, if you want 10 on your phone, you'll have to go with insider builds.
You'll only get threshold builds nd it can be obtained using Release preview ring. You'll not get any updates if you register as fast/slow insider.
The latest threshold build is 10586.456, its stable that preceding builds!
To get data as well as phone back, try this before resetting your phone:
Disconnect the phone from the charger
Remove the SIM and SD card
Reboot your phone by pressing the Volume down and Power keys for 10 seconds
This should get the progress bar moving faster.
Reference : Windows phone 8.1 stuck in spinning wheels - cybercultura.com
It happened with me once. I've used the Windows Phone Recovery Tool.This application will reinstall the latest firmware available for your device and has a option specifically for non responsive devices, which is your case. Install the application and follow the instructions. You can find the application and more relevant informations about the process in ...
A soft reset is equivalent turning the phone (fully) off, and on again, in a asimilar way to removing the battery from phones that had a removable battery. There should be no long term damage from doing this, in the same way there's no risk of damage by switching a traditional PC off by holding the power button for more than 4 seconds.
That error code normally indicates ERROR_INTERNET_CONNECTION_ABORTED i.e. The connection with the server has been terminated. This might be due to a poor network/WiFi reception, either locally, or between you and the servers.
It may be worth trying again later, when there's a better connection; and if this doesn't work, it might be worth backing everything ...
Yes, all you'd need do is sign in with the same Hotmail account when setting the phone up again - you can also use this to transfer contacts, and calendar appointments between different versions of Windows Phone, for example, if you previously had a Lumia 500 running Windows Phone 7.5.
Unfortunately, this is not possible at the moment.
this is working only through MDM configuration at the moment. I passed
along the wish for a UI to configure it manually— Matthijs
Hoekstra (@mahoekst) 22. April 2014
According to a number of sources, like aboves tweet from Matthijs Hoekstra (working for Microsoft since 2002, ...
On my Lumia 1520, simply pressing and holding the power button for about 10 seconds will hard-reboot the phone.
You can also try some things that may unfreeze the screen, like plugging the phone in or connecting or removing headphones, or holding the power button for a few seconds (like a normal shutdown) and seeing if the lock screen slides down from the ...