1. W1911's Avatar
    I installed the pre-update on my Lumia 920. Downloaded the 8.1 update, it's stuck on the gears. The progress bar doesn't fill at all, the phone just keeps rebooting every 30 seconds. It's been doing this for over 2 hours while plugged in. Soft reset and hard reset does nothing. What do???
    08-23-2014 11:50 PM
  2. Troy Marcel's Avatar
    your best bet is to use the nokia re-install software. Make sure you backup your phone first and once you've installed to software on your PC just connect the phone and it will do all the rest, easy. Once you have done that you can re apply for the developers preview and get the latest update to that.
    08-24-2014 12:02 AM
  3. W1911's Avatar
    How am I supposed to back it up? "Windows phone app for desktop" doesn't show my phone because it's in the middle of an update loop. And may I have the name of the aforementioned software
    08-24-2014 12:07 AM
  4. Troy Marcel's Avatar
    just go to settings on your phone and select backup, then select backup apps+settings, messages and photos and once that's done you can use the nokia recovery tool. You can't backup games though
    08-24-2014 12:17 AM
  5. W1911's Avatar
    just go to settings on your phone
    I CAN'T do anything on my phone. There is nothing I can do to get out of this update/reboot loop. Unless there is some way of cancelling an update I'm unaware of.
    08-24-2014 12:21 AM
  6. Troy Marcel's Avatar
    Ahh ok, have you done a hard reset? Your phone should automatically backup it self, and if that doesn't help you can use the recovery tool to get your phone to work again as it has the option to do that.
    08-24-2014 12:27 AM
  7. W1911's Avatar
    Ahh ok, have you done a hard reset? Your phone should automatically backup it self, and if that doesn't help you can use the recovery tool to get your phone to work again as it has the option to do that.
    Tried the recovery tool. Didn't work. How can a simple update screw up my phone so badly
    08-24-2014 03:25 AM
  8. trivialovi's Avatar
    Have you tried the "My phone does not start up or respond" option in Nokia Software Recovery Tool?
    08-24-2014 04:06 AM
  9. W1911's Avatar
    Have you tried the "My phone does not start up or respond" option in Nokia Software Recovery Tool?
    Yes. "Software package not available for this phone". Wonderful, isn't it
    08-24-2014 04:11 AM
  10. trivialovi's Avatar
    ...I got the same error when trying to revert from DP WP8.1 to WP8 in order to get the official update. So I used Nokia Software Updater for Retail. Hope it works for you if you decide to use NSU
    08-24-2014 04:24 AM
  11. Troy Marcel's Avatar
    Yes. "Software package not available for this phone". Wonderful, isn't it
    It did the same to me, I tried it again and then it installed the software. Just keep trying.
    08-24-2014 04:44 AM
  12. W1911's Avatar
    Well, that was frustrating. --- NSU crashes a few seconds after I try to download the new firmware. I thought about what Troy said and tried Nokia Software Recovery Tool again, and it worked. Downloading NSU must have "completed" NSRT's installation or some such. I will attempt to relay this situation to Nokia.
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    08-24-2014 06:16 AM
  13. Troy Marcel's Avatar
    Well, that was frustrating. --- NSU crashes a few seconds after I try to download the new firmware. I thought about what Troy said and tried Nokia Software Recovery Tool again, and it worked. Downloading NSU must have "completed" NSRT's installation or some such. I will attempt to relay this situation to Nokia.
    Don't ask how it works just glad that it does 😐
    W1911 likes this.
    08-24-2014 09:35 AM
  14. psoham777's Avatar
    I installed the pre-update on my Lumia 920. Downloaded the 8.1 update, it's stuck on the gears. The progress bar doesn't fill at all, the phone just keeps rebooting every 30 seconds. It's been doing this for over 2 hours while plugged in. Soft reset and hard reset does nothing. What do???
    You don't need to worry, even mine was the same problem, stuck on gears, just check Microsoft site, it has a solution to it!
    08-24-2014 09:39 AM
  15. Besjan Bardhollari's Avatar
    hello, i have a lumia 822 unlocked and i live in Albania, i wanna know if i use nokia recovery tool and downgrade or re-install nokia software will my phone be still unlocked??????
    08-24-2014 12:30 PM
  16. Troy Marcel's Avatar
    hello, i have a lumia 822 unlocked and i live in Albania, i wanna know if i use nokia recovery tool and downgrade or re-install nokia software will my phone be still unlocked??????
    Short answer yes
    Besjan Bardhollari likes this.
    08-24-2014 03:21 PM
  17. switch side method's Avatar
    Have you tried going on the laptop and use the find my phone feature? From there you can send a signal to reset your phone. May be worth a try
    08-24-2014 04:34 PM

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