1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    after a couple of months of agony, and almost throwing a phone against the wall, i've finally managed to make the lumia 550 work properly.

    let me explain what i tried doing, but didn't work:

    soft and hard reboot, using the phone without the memory card, storing the apps on phone memory - nothing helped.

    so i downloaded the system recovery tool (or whatever it's called), and reverted my 550 to default system version. upon the first startup, i've disabled all connections, and turned off all the automatic updates i could find. none of the store apps are being updated, and it's not downloading the phone updates either (for now, this is day2).

    all the "outdated" apps are working more than good, phone is WAY faster, it's not lagging, crashing or anything.

    i hope this can help to someone.

    cheers
    01-06-2017 02:43 AM
  2. Skelturoth's Avatar
    after months of agony, and almost throwing the 550 against the wall, i've finally managed to make it work.

    browsing these forums, everyone had the same advice - soft or hard reboot; i've tried that, i've also tried taking the mem card out, and installing all apps to phone memory; nothing worked.

    yesterday, i got pretty pissed and tried finding a way of installing win8.1. didn't make it, but i've downloaded the recovery tool, and reverted the phone to a default version (think i got it with this one). i didn't allow any internet connections, and i've turned off ALL automatic updates i could find. windows isn't downloading or installing updates (for now), and the apps need my permission before even downloading (mobile network and wifi were turned on after i set the update settings)

    now everything works flawlessly (except for the newly downloaded apps, ie fb messenger crashes everytime i try snapping a photo through it, it was doing the same before this "fix"). the "outdated" apps are simply perfect, nothing is crashing, the phone is fast and responsive, and it's much closer to 8.1 experience.

    hope more people will try this and provide feedback.

    cheers!
    01-06-2017 03:00 AM
  3. Vasil Dechkov's Avatar
    fb messenger crashes everytime i try snapping a photo through it
    By "snapping" do you mean just capturing a photo or you mean the new snapping feature?

    Sent from mTalk
    01-06-2017 03:56 AM
  4. Skelturoth's Avatar
    By "snapping" do you mean just capturing a photo or you mean the new snapping feature?

    Sent from mTalk
    didn't know there was a snapping feature. just capturing a photo. i give that to the app, as it was doing the same thing with fully upgraded OS
    01-06-2017 04:01 AM
  5. Vasil Dechkov's Avatar
    didn't know there was a snapping feature. just capturing a photo. i give that to the app, as it was doing the same thing with fully upgraded OS
    The snapping feature is on Android and iOS but not here. I didn't know either, that's why I asked. 😀 It doesn't crash on me when I try to take a photo, though.

    Sent from mTalk
    01-06-2017 04:06 AM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    Hmm, interesting suggestion. Glad that it is working for you. I'm curious if you have any apps that only work on the AU update and how that is working for you?
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-06-2017 07:25 AM
  7. Skelturoth's Avatar
    Hmm, interesting suggestion. Glad that it is working for you. I'm curious if you have any apps that only work on the AU update and how that is working for you?
    when i try opening such apps, store opens instead, offering an update (office tools, for example). games, such as minion rush, still update automatically once i start the game.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-06-2017 09:18 AM
  8. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Haven't you already posted this?
    I've used a Lumia 550 without any of the issues you are experiencing.
    Also you don't mention if you have used the Windows Device Recovery Tool to check for/update the firmware.

    If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.
    libra89 and RumoredNow like this.
    01-06-2017 09:59 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Threads Merged.

    User... Please do not create multiple threads on your issue. It actually works against you as any advice gets scattered around and a coherent conversation cannot develop as easily...


    Moved to appropriate area...
    libra89 likes this.
    01-06-2017 11:00 AM
  10. earthman007's Avatar
    Mine would have been returned to the retailer, if it didn't work from the point of purchase and obvious settings changes didn't sort it.
    charlatan1978 likes this.
    01-06-2017 05:21 PM
  11. Paul Jones25's Avatar
    after a couple of months of agony, and almost throwing a phone against the wall, i've finally managed to make the lumia 550 work properly.

    let me explain what i tried doing, but didn't work:

    soft and hard reboot, using the phone without the memory card, storing the apps on phone memory - nothing helped.

    so i downloaded the system recovery tool (or whatever it's called), and reverted my 550 to default system version. upon the first startup, i've disabled all connections, and turned off all the automatic updates i could find. none of the store apps are being updated, and it's not downloading the phone updates either (for now, this is day2).

    all the "outdated" apps are working more than good, phone is WAY faster, it's not lagging, crashing or anything.

    i hope this can help to someone.

    cheers
    04-12-2017 06:23 AM

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