1. Sam Not Spam's Avatar
    So, my 1020 is about 2 years old now, and I'm debating whether to keep it a while longer (maybe another year) since W10 is now running nicely on it, or to give it to a friend of mine (she's got a Lumia 900). What should I do to prep it?

    Resetting is a no-brainer.

    Can I replace the battery? Where would I get the battery from? Is it hard to install? The battery has been draining faster as of late, even with WP8.1, so I suspect its getting old.

    Anything else? I think its good overall.
    11-20-2015 12:47 PM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    It may be hard to get a replacement battery for the L1020, for three reasons:
    1) It's "old";
    2) It's not "removable", so the chances that spare batteries are floating around in the market is slim;
    3) If you decide to go to a service center, they may not replace the battery since it is still working.

    Aside from resetting it, I think there's nothing else you can do to prepare it. Besides, the battery life in the Lumia 1020 wasn't the greatest to begin with. I think she'll appreciate your generosity regardless.
    11-20-2015 12:51 PM
  3. billhatter's Avatar
    That's about all you can do prep wise.

    If my 1020 screen hadn't spiderwebbed, I'd still be using it. I finally broke down and got an S6 because Microsoft would never confirm release date.

    And I'm reading that the 950 is meh.
    11-20-2015 01:56 PM
  4. gordonfink's Avatar
    Looks like there's plenty of batteries on ebay. It doesn't look too hard to replace. Videos are on youtube of how to do it.
    11-20-2015 09:14 PM

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