One Windows

Microsoft is building a new Windows 10 Shell for PC, Mobile and Xbox

On the Inside

Everything you need to know about the Xbox Insider Program

Beautiful compromises

Surface Studio review: you'll want one, even if you don't need one


Is this the Surface Phone? Microsoft awarded patents for foldable devices

Windows Central Offers

MCSE Certification bundle is just $39

Even more improvements

All the changes found in Windows 10 build 15007!

Games as a Service

What does the cancellation of Scalebound mean for future Xbox exclusives?

Windows Central Offers

Save $90 on these FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds

Returning for 2017

We're back with an new episode of #AskDanWindows

Lifetime Subscription

VPNSecure is currently 91% off

Our favorite things

The Best of CES 2017 Awards

Infinity Edge in your hand

The XPS 13 2-in-1 is the Dell convertible we've always wanted

Project Valerie

Razer just made a laptop with three — THREE! — 17-inch 4K displays. 😱

Great design from Palo Alto

HP's CES 2017 releases are truly gorgeous PCs

Intel and Google's big day

CES 2017 Day Two: New laptops, new phones, and old ideas made new

Take five is better than ever

The updated Lenovo ThinkPad X1 packs Kaby Lake chips and zero bloatware

Everything we know about the next Xbox: Project Scorpio


'Game Mode' for Windows 10 will power Xbox One and Scorpio games too

Buyer's guide

Best accessories for Microsoft Surface Book

Oh, what a year!

Windows Central Best of 2016 Awards

< >
Welcome to the Windows Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. GraemeT's Avatar

    199 Posts
    Hi all,

    If I eventually receive the much-mooted Portico update, then I was to reset my phone (via settings>about>reset your phone), would the phone OS return to its pre or post Portico update state? I guess what I'm asking is, do OS updates get written to where the OS resides, in ROM or similar, or are they just a volatile patch which would be lost with a phone reset? Just curious. Anyone know? Thanks.

  2. GT2010PassportVersion
    GT2010PassportVersion's Avatar
    If I'm right the default software will be upgraded to portico it wouldn't make much sense not to imagine if there were 10 updates if you ressetted your phone it would take forever

    Microsoft would not have been so stupid and as I recall everyone else follows this same protocol

    So if I'm right you can do your reset without the need of updating again :)
  3. GT2010PassportVersion
    GT2010PassportVersion's Avatar
    BTW I could be wrong but as I said I don't think they would have made use of such a system
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Retired Ambassador

    4,158 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,831 Global Posts
    It stays @ portico after a reset.
  5. markfern811's Avatar

    25 Posts
    Global Posts
    92 Global Posts
    yes, I upgraded to Portico on my 8x, reset my phone about a month later. after reset and checked for a software update it says your phone is up to date. so I guess once you've updated it's there automatically thereafter.
  6. GraemeT's Avatar

    199 Posts
    Thanks everyone. That's what I'd hoped for, and it seems sensible. As you say, get 10 updates, reset your phone, then have to go through the whole 10 updates again, well you'd probably top yourself before you got there. Thanks again.
  7. GT2010PassportVersion
    GT2010PassportVersion's Avatar
    Glad we could help :)

Similar Threads

  1. When is the WP7 OS update coming out!?
    By tripower in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 02-07-2011, 07:14 PM
  2. About those upcoming OS updates
    By lucazzo in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-21-2011, 01:14 PM
  3. OS Updates
    By VernonEL in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-17-2011, 09:13 AM
  4. Unlocked phones and OS updates
    By win_splash in forum Windows Phone 7
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-05-2011, 10:08 AM

Posting Permissions