- 01-06-2017, 03:43 AM #1
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all the "outdated" apps are working more than good, phone is WAY faster, it's not lagging, crashing or anything.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.
- 01-06-2017, 04:00 AM #2
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 the "outdated" apps are simply perfect, nothing is crashing, the phone is fast and responsive, and it's much closer to 8.1 experience.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.
- 01-06-2017, 10:59 AM #8
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.
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- 01-06-2017, 12:00 PM #9
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...
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