1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    I Have a Lumia 520 running wp 8.1 update1 developer's preview..I'm not getting the cyan update. So should I first downgrade back to wp8 or wait for sometime till Microsoft releases cyan for developers.
    09-13-2014 03:05 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Personally I would wait as your really not missing out on anything special with a 520 :P.
    09-13-2014 03:15 PM
  3. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    I couldn't wait to get cyan on my 920. Battery life had taken a major dive and was making me crazy... So I did the NSRT thing. It doesn't roll back to 8.0, just wipes the storage and installs a clean, shiny copy of 8.1.

    Word of warning: in addition to doing the backup to OneDrive, hook up via USB to your computer, use file explorer to copy all your music over to the PC, and then use the WinPhone app to copy your playlists over to the PC. They don't get copied with the music and will be lost if you don't.

    Now, before you decide to forge ahead... if you're really into games, you want to wait. Game progress is lost in almost every instance. Win 8.1 enables devs to add their game progress data to the backup, but very few have added this feature to their apps. As far as I know (I haven't played every game I have installed), only the games that I also play on facebook (stored on their servers) and the Microsoft games (minesweeper, solitaire, Sudoku) recovered their data. Even my xbox live games like tetris blitz are treating me like a noob.

    After updating, I enabled DP again to install update 1 (the live folders addition).

    On the flip side, my daughter's 920 is still running 8.1 DP on Black. I call her 920 the "Gameboy." The benefits of cyan are not worth the trade off of destroying her game data.
    TechFreak1 likes this.
    09-13-2014 03:23 PM
  4. Raman Banka's Avatar
    So is the cyan update a major update to battery as compared to wp8.1 update 1??
    09-13-2014 11:29 PM
  5. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    So is the cyan update a major update to battery as compared to wp8.1 update 1??
    Battery life is better with cyan. When I was running 8.0, my 920 would come off the charger with 100% charge and life would be estimated at 36 hours. In reality, I probably got around 30 unless I was wasting a lot of time playing games.

    When I signed up for DP and got 8.1 running on Black, fresh charge life estimate dipped to about 20 hours and real life, it was down to about 25% after 13 hours or so.

    With cyan, fresh off the charger estimate is 39 hours! In reality, I'm getting between 24-30 hours unless I play games or use HERE navigation... for some reason, that app sucks battery life faster than my car charger can charge it up. I hope they fix that.
    fdruid and Raman Banka like this.
    09-13-2014 11:40 PM

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