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04-08-2016 11:47 PM
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  1. dlalonde's Avatar
    It's already available in the slow ring.
    Well that's a drag... it would be nice when major builds come like that they'd allow us to choose the build. Oh well I'll remain on the stable version until June or July then
    04-01-2016 07:46 AM
  2. charlatan1978's Avatar
    it would be nice when major builds come like that they'd allow us to choose the build. Oh well I'll remain on the stable version until June or July then
    Not sure I follow, you could stay in production on .164 and when the Redstone builds or updates are announced you could switch rings in the Insider app.
    Or do you mean something else?
    04-01-2016 08:02 AM
  3. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    You read it here first, folks....stay off the Fast/Slow Rings. (Lol)
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    04-01-2016 08:46 AM
  4. dlalonde's Avatar
    Not sure I follow, you could stay in production on .164 and when the Redstone builds or updates are announced you could switch rings in the Insider app.
    Or do you mean something else?
    Well you told me it was already in the slow ring. So if I sign up for the insider builds, whether I'm in the fast ring or slow ring, I'll be getting it doesn't it?
    04-01-2016 08:48 AM
  5. charlatan1978's Avatar
    whether I'm in the fast ring or slow ring, I'll be getting it doesn't it?
    You could chose 'Production' ring, the Redstone builds aren't being pushed to this ring.
    You'd get the choice then if you wanted to install it to move to fast/slow, or stay off it in production.
    ven07 likes this.
    04-01-2016 08:57 AM
  6. peashooter14's Avatar
    Not sure I follow, you could stay in production on .164 and when the Redstone builds or updates are announced you could switch rings in the Insider app.
    Or do you mean something else?
    Found out last night, you can't switch rings once the download has started... After 16 hours it finally downloaded and installed the latest Redstone. What a seamless process. It's not like we have had software update programs for 20 years or anything!
    04-01-2016 09:01 AM
  7. charlatan1978's Avatar
    you can't switch rings once the download has started
    That's correct you can't.
    All you can do to clear the download is to hard reset (as far as I am aware).
    ven07 likes this.
    04-01-2016 09:06 AM
  8. dlalonde's Avatar
    You could chose 'Production' ring, the Redstone builds aren't being pushed to this ring.
    You'd get the choice then if you wanted to install it to move to fast/slow, or stay off it in production.
    Oh! I haven't been using Windows since November so I've been out of the loop. The "Production" option wasn't there then.
    04-01-2016 09:39 AM
  9. Doug_10's Avatar
    I'm signed on to the Production ring and are on 10586.164 with my Lumia 640. I accidently left my wife's 640 on the slow ring and last night it had an update to Redstone. I thought "OH S**T", but had to let it update. After checking it out on her phone, everything seems to be working great. So I'm about ready to also jump back on the slow ring so I can get Redstone on my 640.
    ven07 likes this.
    04-01-2016 09:48 AM
  10. dlalonde's Avatar
    Using the Windows Device Recovery Tool you can revert right?
    04-01-2016 09:58 AM
  11. Doug_10's Avatar
    Yes. The WDRTool will take me all the way back to 8.1 Denim. I've done that before and then worked my way back to the release I wanted.
    04-01-2016 10:13 AM
  12. solarscreen's Avatar
    Yes, all you people who are not on the rings to test and provide feedback, get off the rings now.

    Good post.

    LOL
    CrownSeven and ven07 like this.
    04-01-2016 11:44 AM
  13. ddartman7's Avatar
    I was dreading this update based on the comments here and known issues relative to Band 2. Given the choice to endure the pain of a hard reset or venture into the unknown, I decided to make the leap to 14295 knowing full well that if it sucked as bad as purported, I could then do the WDRT on my 950XL which would be no more painful than a hard reset. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. To my great surprise, the update was painless, the "known issues" relative to the Band 2 have not materialized and everything running well (so far). Time will tell.... ymmv
    Last edited by ddartman7; 04-01-2016 at 12:45 PM.
    04-01-2016 11:49 AM
  14. Joe920's Avatar
    ymmv
    Exactly, and unfortunately that is "ymmv - drastically!" which you would expect to encounter only in the fast ring. Glad it's working out for you though.
    04-01-2016 12:23 PM
  15. anthonyng's Avatar
    dammit I want it on my 920!!!
    04-01-2016 01:18 PM
  16. robertre's Avatar
    I guess I have been one of the lucky ones. My 950XL has been very solid with the latest Redstone build.. I am happy to have vvm working on it, and the map app, after an quick update to squash a bug, has been the best Microsoft map app so far for me.
    Nelle Douville likes this.
    04-02-2016 01:04 AM
  17. Nelle Douville's Avatar
    It works fine on my 950.
    04-02-2016 11:55 AM
  18. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    I'm currently on insider fast ring. Can anyone tell me how to switch to slow or production? I changed fast to slow insider on the app, but it seems nothing was changed. do you have to hard reset the device?
    04-02-2016 01:30 PM
  19. ddartman7's Avatar
    I'm currently on insider fast ring. Can anyone tell me how to switch to slow or production? I changed fast to slow insider on the app, but it seems nothing was changed. do you have to hard reset the device?
    If you changed to Slow, you can confirm by touching the ellipsis (. . .) on the bottom right of the Windows Insider App. From the menu options, select "About". It will tell you the current phone setup for insider builds.
    JaimitoFrog likes this.
    04-02-2016 01:45 PM
  20. ddartman7's Avatar
    I guess I have been one of the lucky ones. My 950XL has been very solid with the latest Redstone build.. I am happy to have vvm working on it, and the map app, after an quick update to squash a bug, has been the best Microsoft map app so far for me.
    My 950XL has also been relatively stable with this build. There have been a few quirky things I have noticed but absolutely nothing that has me running for the WDRT.
    04-02-2016 01:47 PM
  21. John McIlhinney's Avatar
    It boggles my mind. Microsoft recently added the Release Preview ring specifically for people who wanted to stay as up-to-date as possible with Threshold builds but did not want to receive Redstone builds and now there's all these people running around like headless chickens because Microsoft dared to release a Redstone build on the Slow ring without informing them. If you didn't want Redstone then you should have been on Release Preview. That's what its for. You got what you deserve.
    Deepak and RumoredNow like this.
    04-02-2016 11:08 PM
  22. Joe920's Avatar
    Took the plunge because the bugs in 10584 were driving me crazy anyway. So far so good. I do dislike the fact that apps go missing after an update. I have a new empty spot on my start screen, and I can't for the life of me remember what was there. I guess I'll find out when I need it.
    anthonyng likes this.
    04-03-2016 01:51 PM
  23. breadbooze's Avatar
    On slow ring. Noticed the phone went redstone over the weekend. Now GPS is no longer working (cell/wifi location services still work). Also I have a heater in my pocket. Battery life went downhill fast. Last time redstone was on this phone, wifi eventually quit and WDRT had to be used. Switched to fast ring, hopefully MS releases a more stable redstone build soon.
    04-03-2016 11:31 PM
  24. avengerxp's Avatar
    I was dreading this update based on the comments here and known issues relative to Band 2. Given the choice to endure the pain of a hard reset or venture into the unknown, I decided to make the leap to 14295 knowing full well that if it sucked as bad as purported, I could then do the WDRT on my 950XL which would be no more painful than a hard reset. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. To my great surprise, the update was painless, the "known issues" relative to the Band 2 have not materialized and everything running well (so far). Time will tell.... ymmv
    Lumia 640 user here on preview release .164.. thinking to bite the bullet n go redstone or not.. Whats your experience so far with it?
    04-03-2016 11:59 PM
  25. Andre Antunes's Avatar
    my problem with redstone is very simple, both my 735 and 950xl spended full batery in under 4 hours, no calls no texts just in pocket.
    04-04-2016 05:59 AM
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