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  1. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I will have to see a few more days of usage before I can accurately say whether it was worth it. But as I said above, it "seems faster." I haven't had it get overly hot nor spontaneously reboot yet either. My alarms went as scheduled this morning, and Hello hadn't disabled itself. Notifications appear instantly on my Band. My battery does not seem to be draining as fast as before either. Overall, I'm happy with it.

    I have one issue. Photosynth app apparently ceased existing in the store, it's stuck on pending in the app list and in the Store it's a blank unnamed app that won't download or cancel, and I can't get rid of it. That's more a store issue and the fact that I restored a backup in which the app existed on the phone when the backup was made. Not the fault of the firmware upgrade.
    01-08-2016 08:19 AM
  2. sheldon cohn's Avatar
    I got the update yesterday,after it loads I got 3 request to reboot the phone, because either a
    change in the SIM or in Settings. After the 3 reboots the phone didn't ask for a reboot. Thought
    I'd pass this along, so others will be aware of the reboots. The 950 is still a build behind, I have
    a Nokia 520 also on Windows 10, its on build 36, ;where the 950 is still on 29. As a phone the
    Nokia 520 is more responsive as a phone.
    01-08-2016 08:34 AM
  3. SvenJ's Avatar
    Doesn't help that nowhere stocks official USB Type-C cables yet...
    What's an 'official' USB Type-C cable? It is an industry standard, unlike Apple's lightning cables. No licensing required, so don't think you are going see Made for WP on much. You can of course get good cables and crummy cables. Picked up a few things at Amazon, and had good like with a company called TechMatte. Got some USB A to C cables, some micro to USB-C adapters (for charging). Hadn't looked but Amazon Basics products always seem decent and well priced.
    01-08-2016 10:05 AM
  4. Sidabras's Avatar
    Now I'm a bit lost, what is the latest version of w10m ? On my 950 I have OS build 10.0.10586.36 and FW number 01078.00017.15452.59016
    01-08-2016 10:17 AM
  5. sph0308's Avatar
    950 XL on insider .36 on AT&T in the US. Yesterday I bit the bullet and rolled back my phone using WDRT. Updated the firmware to .27 and in the same update installed .29. Did a clean install btw. Reinstalled insider and updated to .36. So I'm all set now to finally start enjoying my awesome new phone :)

    Before you hard reset, check Windows Device Recovery Tool (WDRT) as if it doesn't see the firmware update for your phone, you won't get it with the rest according to Jason (@NorthFaceHiker) on his twitter feed. He states WDRT doesn't care if you are an insider or not. It has kept me from doing a hard reset to get the firmware.
    01-08-2016 10:18 AM
  6. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    What's an 'official' USB Type-C cable? It is an industry standard, unlike Apple's lightning cables. No licensing required, so don't think you are going see Made for WP on much. You can of course get good cables and crummy cables. Picked up a few things at Amazon, and had good like with a company called TechMatte. Got some USB A to C cables, some micro to USB-C adapters (for charging). Hadn't looked but Amazon Basics products always seem decent and well priced.
    Exactly. WC also ran an article with some USB-C cables they tested. I purchased a few of those.
    01-08-2016 10:25 AM
  7. Christopher Ghalayini's Avatar
    but, with this method you have to reload all applications, reenter all passwords, and is very time-consuming
    Very true...however, that is what MS is providing. Unfortunately, its not as easy as we all want it to be. So, I set aside the 1.5 hours to perform the hard reset, install new firmware, perform backup integration from .36 and reenter all passwords. That being said, i have had the new firmware installed for 24 hours...100% battery after phone back to normal (passwords entered/apps working/all setting set to my specs) and i can say i still have 43% battery left. With hey cortana ON and iris ON...the only thing i still have off is the skype integration in messaging...(turned that off prior to firmware to help battery and it did).

    All in all, I cannot say I agree with putting out a less than stellar flagship phone with many beta issue on beta software, however, I am willing to wait out the issues rather than resort to becoming an ios/android robot:)
    01-08-2016 10:33 AM
  8. EdgarAbdiel's Avatar
    I got it in my 950 back through WDRT.
    01-08-2016 12:03 PM
  9. anthonyng's Avatar
    What's an 'official' USB Type-C cable? It is an industry standard, unlike Apple's lightning cables. No licensing required, so don't think you are going see Made for WP on much. You can of course get good cables and crummy cables. Picked up a few things at Amazon, and had good like with a company called TechMatte. Got some USB A to C cables, some micro to USB-C adapters (for charging). Hadn't looked but Amazon Basics products always seem decent and well priced.
    Actually it kinda does matter it seems. Like I bought these anker usb c to usb c cables primarily for my car charger, they work for data but they DON'T work for the continuum dock. I'm guessing cause they are not usb3.1 spec but at the time I didn't find easily a usb3.1 for decent price.

    They're are so many factors to consider, like are they built properly, for what speed you need it for blah blah :) Official would be nice to take out the research and guess work
    01-08-2016 03:33 PM
  10. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    Actually it kinda does matter it seems. Like I bought these anker usb c to usb c cables primarily for my car charger, they work for data but they DON'T work for the continuum dock. I'm guessing cause they are not usb3.1 spec but at the time I didn't find easily a usb3.1 for decent price.

    They're are so many factors to consider, like are they built properly, for what speed you need it for blah blah :) Official would be nice to take out the research and guess work
    Prep for Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL: USB Type C ? What is it and what to buy | Windows Central
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    01-08-2016 03:45 PM
  11. david90531's Avatar
    So... don't know if this is news but I just got a new preview update and downloading now
    10.0.10586.63.
    At least something is coming!
    01-08-2016 06:45 PM
  12. Dinky89484's Avatar
    So... don't know if this is news but I just got a new preview update and downloading now
    10.0.10586.63.
    At least something is coming!
    Are you on the newest firmware? Seems the newest firmware won't allow me to get the Insider OS updates.
    01-08-2016 10:36 PM
  13. david90531's Avatar
    Are you on the newest firmware? Seems the newest firmware won't allow me to get the Insider OS updates.
    No, I couldn't get the newest firmware update since I was on .36 inside preview
    01-08-2016 10:46 PM
  14. Dinky89484's Avatar
    No, I couldn't get the newest firmware update since I was on .36 inside preview
    Hmm...I just checked right now and seems I'm able to download and install the newest Insider OS .63. I'm not yet 100% yet, my phone is on spinning gears after reset but this is the furthest it's gone after the firmware update. I'll keep you guys posted. Again, of note, I have the newest firmware on my 950XL and in the process of updating to the newest Insider OS .63.
    01-08-2016 11:15 PM
  15. Dinky89484's Avatar
    Everything updated fine. Got latest .27 Firmware and the latest Insider OS .63 on my device. Happy man.
    01-08-2016 11:58 PM
  16. david90531's Avatar
    Still no firmware but the .63 preview update is working fine, in conclusion a solid housekeeping update, glad to know that they are working on usability of Cortana and bluetooth functions. I also swapped out my Samsung microSD card to SanDisk Ultra 128GB that claims to have 80MB/s 533X speed. Hopefully will improve photo taking speed and other things (they're originally pretty good too)
    01-09-2016 12:19 AM
  17. Zolotoy's Avatar
    I am not getting firmware updates or newest Insider OS updates. Is it something wrong with my phone? I am on ATT, unlocked, dual SIM.

    Thanks
    01-09-2016 06:06 AM
  18. Virtual Enigma's Avatar
    I'd reboot and crashing issues while the sd card was inside with the os version xx.36. So I took the it out and it has been working fine. My current firmware version is 01078.0017.15454.29005 and no sd card inside. I'm now on the new insider update xxxx.63, but yet to received the new firmware. update. .
    01-09-2016 06:42 AM
  19. jlangner's Avatar
    I am not getting firmware updates or newest Insider OS updates. Is it something wrong with my phone? I am on ATT, unlocked, dual SIM.

    Thanks
    You won't get firmware if in insider...should be getting 63 OS if insider
    01-09-2016 06:57 AM
  20. Zolotoy's Avatar
    Nope, no 63 here.
    01-09-2016 08:21 AM
  21. douggrif's Avatar
    My 950xl unlocked on AT&T is now: OS build:10.0.10586.63 and Firmware revision: 01078.000017.15454.29005
    01-09-2016 08:43 AM
  22. Zolotoy's Avatar
    Is there even a theoretical explanation why my phone is not getting Insider update?
    01-09-2016 08:48 AM
  23. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Is there even a theoretical explanation why my phone is not getting Insider update?
    You actually signed up, signed in, downloaded and installed the insider app, and have chosen the fast ring. Amd then rebooted your phone, and then check for updates as normal?
    01-09-2016 09:17 AM
  24. Zolotoy's Avatar
    Yes, more than once.
    01-09-2016 09:18 AM
  25. TechAbstract's Avatar
    I have it 950 XL. It has been rock solid. No reboot. Only bug I've notice is the Outlook Mail account out of date that everyone is getting. Works fine with microSD card.
    01-09-2016 05:08 PM
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