1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I joined the Windows Insider program before Windows Mobile 10 was officially released. MS dropped Lumia 1020 from it's supported devices soon after. So I am stuck on build 1511.

    Windows 10 build 1511 works for me but I want to reinstall Windows 10.

    Question is, will I be able to get back to Windows 10 mobile build 1511 if I factory reset my device, install the Windows Insider and do the updates? Considering the device is no longer supported by Microsoft.

    The device came with Windows 8.1 (or 8.0, can't remember).

    Thanks
    12-31-2016 10:45 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    If you factory reset the phone, it will STAY on whatever OS it is currently on.

    However, if you use the Windows Device Recovery Tool on your PC, you will be reverted to Windows Phone 8.1 and you'll have a bad time trying to get back.
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    12-31-2016 11:04 AM
  3. docarchy's Avatar
    If you factory reset the phone, it will STAY on whatever OS it is currently on.

    However, if you use the Windows Device Recovery Tool on your PC, you will be reverted to Windows Phone 8.1 and you'll have a bad time trying to get back.
    Ok great. Thanks xandros9. Factory reset it is.
    12-31-2016 11:31 AM
  4. Tejas Javery's Avatar
    I joined the Windows Insider program before Windows Mobile 10 was officially released. MS dropped Lumia 1020 from it's supported devices soon after. So I am stuck on build 1511.

    Windows 10 build 1511 works for me but I want to reinstall Windows 10.

    Question is, will I be able to get back to Windows 10 mobile build 1511 if I factory reset my device, install the Windows Insider and do the updates? Considering the device is no longer supported by Microsoft.

    The device came with Windows 8.1 (or 8.0, can't remember).

    Thanks
    Somebody had recently asked the same question. But glad you got the answer. :)
    12-31-2016 03:18 PM

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