1. mbrooks78's Avatar
    My company has been with sprint for about 12 years now and I will be switching to tmobile very soon, that's why this will be my first windows phone. I Purchased an unlocked 950. I am somewhat familiar with W10 because I've been running insider builds on all my pc's since the the very first w10 builds.

    My questions are: Should I stay with the installed or release build or delve into slow or fast ring, keeping in mind that I would like to take a advantage of any camera updates or other core updates.

    Also, how should I go about firmware. Can I update independent of tmobile before I get it activated?

    Any other tips would be helpful.

    Thanks,
    Mike
    10-28-2016 04:22 PM
  2. monedetoune's Avatar
    if its an unlocked 950, you can look for new firmware update using the windows device recovery tool. then if you decide to enter the fast or slow ring on the insider, just do so and the youll get the most recent update according to respective ring.
    I personally own an unlocked s.e.a version of the lumia 950 ds. however I flashed an unofficial rom for my sku to receive the double tap to wake feature which has not been available yet through WDRT.
    as for the camera features as well as new stuff, the fast ring sometimes can be plagued with instability issues, so to get into the insider ring without much problems and use your phone as a daily driver, I suggest you stick to slow ring.
    ymmv.
    10-28-2016 04:30 PM
  3. mweflen's Avatar
    IMHO you should go on the Insider Release Preview ring. That way you get all stable updates without having to wait for carriers. I'm running it on my 950 and am very pleased.

    Another tip: don't restore your settings from a previous Windows Phone! It takes FOREVER and the results are pretty crappy all told. Just do a nice fresh setup on Release Preview. It's easy enough to see your "Owned" apps on the store download page and pick and chose from there.

    (Just re-read and saw this is your first WP)

    Get Microsoft's superb first party apps like Weather, News, and Sports, and sign up for them with a Microsoft ID. It's really worth it because all the setting sync with your PC.
    monedetoune, aximtreo and Timbre70 like this.
    10-28-2016 04:43 PM
  4. mbrooks78's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice.
    10-28-2016 04:53 PM
  5. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    IMHO you should go on the Insider Release Preview ring. That way you get all stable updates without having to wait for carriers.
    its partially correct, release preview rings are not always the final publicly released builds , they do carry a less risk with installing them but if you may face a random glitch and bug with the apps as these builds are still under testing. Further if you really want a smooth experience with w10m you should entirely stay away from insiders .



    I'm running it on my 950 and am very pleased.
    experience may vary from person to person, i have had many users who being on similar devices were having a complete different experience with insiders build ( release preview) . bottom line is no one can predict how the build will behave on a device when its insider release .
    10-30-2016 08:35 AM
  6. KefKef's Avatar
    Since their "polished" public builds suffer occasional bugs and inconsistencies, I would certainly not advise anybody to use their preview builds, except for purely experimental reasons.
    libra89 likes this.
    10-30-2016 09:20 AM

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