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  1. rell0614's Avatar
    So I was playing a game on my phone, and all of a sudden it said "an update is ready to be installed." After it completed 2 downloads, it also said something like "this will make it easier for your phone to update to windows phone 8.1! Now it's currently on the screen that shows the tool symbol, and it's taking a while to update. This could be the real deal!
    12-11-2014 05:09 PM
  2. someone2639's Avatar
    Read the article. It's available on Sprint.
    12-11-2014 05:14 PM
  3. realitydroid's Avatar
    Yes! This is the WP8.1 update! It's installing on mine now! I'm soooo very excited! But, I can confirm that this is the real deal.
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    12-11-2014 05:15 PM
  4. rell0614's Avatar
    Yes! This is the WP8.1 update! It's installing on mine now! I'm soooo very excited! But, I can confirm that this is the real deal.
    Thanks! I was looking online to see if it was the real thing and I didn't find any info, but now my phone is currently on (step 1 of 4 on 85%) I'm excited too! It's been a long wait.
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    12-11-2014 05:22 PM
  5. realitydroid's Avatar
    Thanks! I was looking online to see if it was the real thing and I didn't find any info, but now my phone is currently on (step 1 of 4 on 85%) I'm excited too! It's been a long wait.
    That's just the first update. When it gets to migrating your data for the full 8.1 update, it'll be in about 21 steps. It'll take awhile. Mine is still updating.

    Just make sure you're connected to WiFi, otherwise it might not download (it didn't for me until my power came back on).
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    12-11-2014 05:46 PM
  6. book1245's Avatar
    I'll be pressing "check for updates" constantly until I get something! Can anyone who's managed to install it confirm that the WiFi/reboot issue is taken care of?
    12-11-2014 07:01 PM
  7. realitydroid's Avatar
    I'll be pressing "check for updates" constantly until I get something! Can anyone who's managed to install it confirm that the WiFi/reboot issue is taken care of?
    My WiFi is working just fine. However, I have a suspicion that battery life might have suffered a bit. Then again, that might just be me. It'll take more time to test this.

    Edit: Finally got to try out Cortana a little bit and compare it, sort of, to Siri on my mother's iPhone. I think I'm in love with Cortana! lol
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    12-11-2014 07:42 PM
  8. cbmiller2610's Avatar
    Has anyone gotten it who was on dev preview? Hopefully I don't have to reset my phone, although I totally will just to use wifi-sense...
    12-11-2014 07:52 PM
  9. book1245's Avatar
    Has anyone gotten it who was on dev preview? Hopefully I don't have to reset my phone, although I totally will just to use wifi-sense...
    I certainly hope not. I've made so much progress in games since I last had to reset my phone to get 8.1 in April...if only native backups were a thing!
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    12-11-2014 07:55 PM
  10. dorelse's Avatar
    I'm on the Dev Preview and I haven't gotten it yet. I doubt a hard reset will do anything as the phone will still be on the Dev Preview...though I haven't tried opting out of the Dev Preview program yet either.

    Just an FYI for those brand new to 8.1. Your battery life will stink for a day or so, but it will absolutely settle down again. My 8XT battery lasts through the day just fine.
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    12-11-2014 08:07 PM
  11. dorelse's Avatar
    Opted out of the Dev Preview, rebooted, still not finding it. I completely forgot about using WiFi again...haven't had WiFi on in months....
    12-11-2014 08:17 PM
  12. realitydroid's Avatar
    Just an FYI for those brand new to 8.1. Your battery life will stink for a day or so, but it will absolutely settle down again. My 8XT battery lasts through the day just fine.
    Has this got anything to do with Cortana running in the background?
    12-11-2014 08:44 PM
  13. dorelse's Avatar
    Has this got anything to do with Cortana running in the background?
    Hmm...yes, and no. The phone will have to update a ton of apps to the newer 8.1 versions, so you'll have a ton of background data transferring...Cortana goes through and learns about you, your commute to work/home, sports teams, etc. It will settle down.

    Now...get to moving those apps to your storage card and be amazed at all the apps you can now have on your phone with all that free storage!!
    12-11-2014 09:07 PM
  14. Jonathan Cable's Avatar
    So it was not showing up for me, checked three times in a row. I am still on 8.0 but had developer program turned on. I turned it off and deleted the app. Restarted my phone and than checked for an update and boom there it was.
    12-11-2014 09:07 PM
  15. dorelse's Avatar
    So it was not showing up for me, checked three times in a row. I am still on 8.0 but had developer program turned on. I turned it off and deleted the app. Restarted my phone and than checked for an update and boom there it was.
    Good luck! Its been a long road for you...
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    12-11-2014 09:08 PM
  16. Jonathan Cable's Avatar
    Good luck! Its been a long road for you...
    Yes a long road. It has been horrible not having 8.1 after having it. Did you try the steps i took?
    I was thinking turning developer program back on once the update is done but decided to wait a few days and see if anyone has any problems with the developer program after the official update. I h
    12-11-2014 09:12 PM
  17. dorelse's Avatar
    Nope, still no luck here...honestly, I don't really care about the 'official release' but I do want/need the firmware!!! :D
    12-11-2014 09:32 PM
  18. book1245's Avatar
    Well it *was* just announced a few hours ago, and is rolling out. We're probably all just a little anxious. I waited eight months, I can wait a few more days.
    12-11-2014 09:34 PM
  19. realitydroid's Avatar
    Nope, still no luck here...honestly, I don't really care about the 'official release' but I do want/need the firmware!!! :D
    Is it possible to reflash the phone? I know it can be done with some phones.
    12-11-2014 09:53 PM
  20. Jonathan Cable's Avatar
    no way to flash that i have seen, nokia has a recovery tool for wp, htc does not
    12-11-2014 09:55 PM
  21. realitydroid's Avatar
    Bummer deal. Well I'll keep looking around in case something pops up that'll help DP users out a bit. No one should go without this update.
    12-11-2014 10:03 PM
  22. Jonathan Cable's Avatar
    So while updating i got a blue screen with a sad face and an error saying my computer ran into a problem and needs to be restarted. Had to hold down the power button to get out and try again, it went right back to the moving cogs screen when i turned it back on.
    12-11-2014 10:10 PM
  23. dorelse's Avatar
    The 8.0 8XT in our house updated the first time I checked (after unchecking/uninstalling the DP and rebooting) and is updating now.

    Our other 2, nada so far.
    12-11-2014 10:14 PM
  24. realitydroid's Avatar
    So while updating i got a blue screen with a sad face and an error saying my computer ran into a problem and needs to be restarted. Had to hold down the power button to get out and try again, it went right back to the moving cogs screen when i turned it back on.

    Your phone blue screened on you? Wow! I've heard that Windows Phone 8 was based on the same kernel from the desktop version. But goodness, they even included in blue screens?

    Well I hope you're able to install this successfully.
    12-11-2014 10:19 PM
  25. rell0614's Avatar
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    Loving the update so far!
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    12-11-2014 11:23 PM
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