1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I want to get Preview for Developers but am not sure if it will jack up my phone. Has it jacked up yours? Also, how do I fix it if my phone does get messed up?
    01-14-2015 04:59 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    There's always a risk, so be careful, but so far only very few users have had major issues :)

    Edit: Uninstalling the app and hard resetting or uninstalling and using the Lumia Recovery Tool will downgrade the phone to it's original state
  3. ven07's Avatar
    There's always a risk, so be careful, but so far only very few users have had major issues :)

    Edit: Uninstalling the app and hard resetting or uninstalling and using the Lumia Recovery Tool will downgrade the phone to it's original state
    01-14-2015 05:03 PM
  4. peachy001's Avatar
    I have a 920, not had any problems. The releases are very stable. More stable than I imagine the Windows Phone 10 beta will be. The dev previews are very different.

    But, I offer no guarantee, and there is always a risk with anything like this.
    Last edited by peachy001; 01-15-2015 at 04:31 PM.
    01-14-2015 05:03 PM
  5. Dr_8820's Avatar
    It hasn't messed mine up, I've had it for months now.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    01-14-2015 05:04 PM
  6. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    There's always a risk, so be careful, but so far only very few users have had major issues :)

    Edit: Uninstalling the app and hard resetting or uninstalling and using the Lumia Recovery Tool will downgrade the phone to it's original state
    *only if the DP version is above the normal version. If they're the same, its virtually the same as a hard reset.
    01-14-2015 05:09 PM
  7. asianfu's Avatar
    Will PFD make you downgrade your phone for a new OS update? What about when the official updates come out?
    01-14-2015 05:20 PM
  8. aximtreo's Avatar
    I don't think you have to do any down grades to receive future updates with DFP.
    ven07 and Guytronic like this.
    01-14-2015 05:34 PM
  9. Guytronic's Avatar
    I want to get Preview for Developers but am not sure if it will jack up my phone. Has it jacked up yours? Also, how do I fix it if my phone does get messed up?
    If you're not sure or worried don't install it.
    If you do it anyway and have problems there would only be one place to lay the blame.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 01-15-2015 at 02:19 PM. Reason: gwammer...
    01-14-2015 07:06 PM
  10. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    If you're not sure or worried about don't install it.
    If you do it anyway and have problems there would only be one place to lay the blame.
    Read this,
    http://dev.windows.com/en-us/develop/devpreview
    Then this:
    http://dev.windows.com/en-us/develop/phone-updates

    PfD is meant for early updates. It only backfires when some OEMs customize their devices so that it becomes heavily reliant on firmware e.g Samsung devices (which already had software issues before 8.1)
    01-15-2015 12:31 AM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If you're not sure or worried about don't install it.
    If you do it anyway and have problems there would only be one place to lay the blame.
    Read this,
    Windows Phone Preview for Developers ? Windows app development
    Then this:
    Get updates for your Windows Phone

    PfD is meant for early updates. It only backfires when some OEMs customize their devices so that it becomes heavily reliant on firmware e.g Samsung devices (which already had software issues before 8.1)
    LOLz... I'm pretty sure Guytronic is thoroughly familiar with the pages you linked.

    The advice he gives which you quoted is pretty solid advice. Read the OP statement again:

    I want to get Preview for Developers but am not sure if it will jack up my phone. Has it jacked up yours? Also, how do I fix it if my phone does get messed up?
    What about this makes you believe the OP is skilled and competent enough to advise them to just go ahead? I read it more as they are not sure and need to do more research to fully understand what they are getting into and how the process works at the individual user level. I fully support Guytronic's advice.

    "If you're not sure or worried about (it) don't install it.
    If you do it anyway and have problems there would only be one place to lay the blame."
    ven07 and Guytronic like this.
    01-15-2015 11:30 AM

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