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What is Windows Phone equivalent to Google Nexus series?

What is Windows Phone equivalent to Google Nexus series? The closest equivalent to the Nexus series in the Windows Phone market would be the Lumia family, insofar that it's also (as of mid-2014) ...
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How to install Lumia Denim with Developer Preview?

So, after some research, the short answer is: you will get the Denim update when it's available for your device. Being on the Developer Preview programme does not delay or prevent the update. But if ...
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Logic behind Nokia update availability for "Country variant" models

From this post at Nokia Support forums (emphasis mine): Phones come in two basic forms: Country Variant - this is the standard version of the phone that you might buy independently of your ...
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Do Windows 10 Mobile users have an Anniversary update like desktop users of Windows 10?

Yes, Windows 10 Mobile is receiving an anniversary update too. According to this article: Microsoft will release the latest Windows 10 Mobile OS update known officially as Windows 10 Mobile ...
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Lumia 930 stuck at Loading after updating to Windows 10 Insider Preview

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, ...
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Update to Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 10 Mobile rolling out started on March 17th 2016. Sadly, the Lumia 525 is not in the list for the upgrade. Hopefully it will be in second phase. Update : May be your Lumia 525 may not recieve ...
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Why doesn't my phone find the new update?

If your phone says there's no update and you don't get an error message it means that the update has not yet been enabled for your model-carrier-country combination. Be aware that updates are rolled ...
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Does windows phone skip between updates?

Windows Phone OS (WP8.1 or lower) does not skip updates. The updates have to be installed one by one. However with Windows 10 mobile it is a different story now. For Windows 10 mobile some updates (...
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Is there a way to trigger the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade on an eligible phone

If your phone is eligible for the Windows 10 Mobile update and you're waiting for the carrier approval, you can use the Windows Insider app to update your phone and then switch back to the production ...
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Are there any non-carrier/non-branded Windows Phones?

Yes, there are plenty of Windows Phones that are not carrier branded (depending on where you live). You can get those usually at Amazon or similar retailers. With those devices the manufacturer ...
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Phone stuck installing an OS update

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, ...
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Lumia 930 stuck at Loading after updating to Windows 10 Insider Preview

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 ...
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Phone got stuck during upgrading to Windows 10

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 ...
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Other than updating to Windows Phone 8.1, what is in the Nokia Cyan Update?

Lumia Cyan provides additional experiences to Windows Phone 8.1 It contains drivers for new hardware, and APIs to access them as well. It enables Living Images and new features in the Creative Studio ...
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How to rollback Windows Phone 8.1 update?

Yes you can for Nokia phones, it's very simple and easy. Nokia has released a tool for recovery you can download here After downloading the file: Install the program. Run the program. Plug in your ...
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How to check if my phone has the Lumia Denim update?

You can see what firmware you are running by going to Settings > Extras + Info.
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Phone got stuck during upgrading to Windows 10

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 ...
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Nokia Lumia 525 is not updating to Windows 10

Although Microsoft first planned to upgrade all the Windows Phone 8 devices, they recently stated that only some devices will get the upgrade. Here's the actual list : Source Unfortunately, as you ...
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My 520 looks bricked, with black screen. Will i still get windows 10 if i roll back using NSRT?

I think you should first recover your phone and worry about Windows 10 later. After your phone is up again you can try the Windows Insider App and go to Release Preview Ring and see if you can get the ...
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As 2018, is Windows Phone dead?

As 2018, is Windows Phone dead? Yes, Windows Phone is dead. Specifically, support for the latest version (Windows Phone 8.1) ended on 11 July 2017. It is likely that, as with the older Windows Phone ...
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Downgrade from Windows Phone 8.1 (installed; not an update) to Windows Phone 8

No, it's not possible for the Lumia 735 (or 730) or 830. Those devices shipped with the Windows Phone 8.1 OS which means that's the minimum version the devices will run. There is no version of 8.0 ...
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How do I tell if my data settings allow downloading updates?

From How do I update my phone software? at WindowsPhone.com: Note Updates won't download if data settings on your phone prevent it. For example, both Data Sense and Battery Saver can limit how ...
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I can't update Nokia Lumia 630

You can download update while you are on WiFi only. If you are on Mobile Network, it will just show "Downloading updates 0%", but actually it will wait for Wi-Fi network, as you switch over to a Wi-...
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Phone stuck installing an OS update

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 ...
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Phone stuck installing an OS update

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 ...
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I can't update Nokia Lumia 630

I have Lumia 620 + Lumia 435. I've experienced this problem with Lumia 620 (enough free memory storage space and download update via wifi), so I try perform a reset using the hardware keys and ...
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How to install Lumia Denim with Developer Preview?

It's simple: Disable Preview for Developers. Check for updates. Install the Lumia Denim update. Re-enable Developer Preview. You just have to uncheck it in the Preview for Developers app. No need ...
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Can I update a Dell Venue Pro to Windows Phone 8.1?

No, you cannot upgrade the Dell Venue Pro to Windows Phone 8. No Windows Phone 7 device is able to run Windows Phone 8 due to hardware requirements.
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WindowsPhone 8.1 update on Nokia Lumia 625

Currently, WP 8.1 and cyan are being shipped together for Nokia phones like your Lumia 625. There is no way to get the release version of 8.1 for it without cyan.
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How much battery is needed to update?

I advise you to plug your phone to a charger and then begin with update. During update to W10 battery percentage can go wild (my Lumia 520 went from 90% to 10% during update, and after update it had ...
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