1. aaron johnson12's Avatar
    I didnt even know that 8.1 was out for the 8xt, but learned this yesterday during a random search on the topic. I read on here that the update wasnt working for users of the Developer Preview. I then read hundreds of comments from people crying about it. After confirming that the update did not work on Developer Preview, I decided to go to bed and worry about it in the morning. The fix is actually very simple.

    1. Uninstall Developer Preview completely
    2. Re-install the Developer Preview
    3. Uncheck the box that opts you into the developer preview updates, and click done
    4. Check for updates, you should pick up an update
    5. Install the update, it is preparing you for 8.1
    6. After installing the first update, check for another update
    7. Install the second update, this is your 8.1 update. Be on Wi-Fi and have your phone plugged in, because its a whopper of a update.
    8. Stop complaining about Microsoft and HTC screwing up your personal phone, because YOU agreed to install software that was not meant for consumer use.

    Heres the deal. When you install Developer Preview, your phone is redirected from the OEM update channels to Microsoft directly. The problem with the 8.1 update for 8xt was clearly on HTCs side, not Microsofts, so you need to be getting your update through the OEM route if you want the proper firmware for it to work. Microsoft is not in the business of making sure that everybody elses drivers and hardware are squared away. Obviously, the first update was to fix the problems that HTC was having. The second update was the actual 8.1 update. Therefore, if youre waiting for Microsoft to push you the update on Developer Preview, IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. They are not just going to push you the same update that broke your phone 6 months ago if they dont know whether you have the updated firmware from HTC. Duh. They are also not going to check, because developer tools are generally designed to be general, and there is a decided loss of generality when they begin catering to individual handsets. People using dev tools are expected to know how to handle these things. Again, not Microsofts responsibility.

    In the future, if you dont know what youre doing with developer tools, dont install them. And if you need your phone for daily use as your personal phone, dont install unstable preview updates to the OS either. Again, duh.
    ColbyJvonBrown likes this.
    12-19-2014 01:01 PM
  2. cabbonizio's Avatar
    Hi Aaron, I tried these steps and it still wouldn't pick up the update but I saw a post from another member on the forums (ColbyJvonBrown) about having to do a reset on the phone. Should this step be included in the process just after uninstalling? Wanted to thank you for jumping in and helping us out I agree with everything you said we all took a risk to being part of the developer preview program. Appreciate your help nonetheless!
    ColbyJvonBrown likes this.
    12-19-2014 02:24 PM
  3. dorelse's Avatar
    Gotta love a know nothing, know it all...what's the "Deverloper" Preview?...duh.
    12-19-2014 03:50 PM
  4. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    The steps listed above did not work.
    cabbonizio and dorelse like this.
    12-19-2014 05:33 PM
  5. dorelse's Avatar
    I mean, we all know the answer to this...if a hard reset doesn't get it to work...it isn't going to work...
    ColbyJvonBrown likes this.
    12-19-2014 06:41 PM
  6. ColbyJvonBrown's Avatar
    And discard my comments because I'm wrong to!!😄😐😢

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    12-19-2014 07:07 PM

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