1. Corey Ondera's Avatar
    I installed 8.1 Developer Preview on Lumia 1520 & 520 on day one. The 1520 worked well for about a week and then went crazy. The 520 took less than half that time to wig out. Nokia service replaced both devices (please don't change Nokia customer service Microsoft) but I'm curious as to whether anyone else has experienced an issue like this. Nokia Software Recovery Tool didn't work on either device.
    06-18-2014 07:51 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    From what I've heard, this is the first occurrence I've seen of a total device brick due to 8.1.
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-18-2014 09:05 PM
  3. Alex Fanelli's Avatar
    What exactly happened? Did it just stop booting?
    06-18-2014 09:07 PM
  4. Corey Ondera's Avatar
    I'm just lucky like that I guess
    06-18-2014 11:20 PM
  5. Corey Ondera's Avatar
    The 520 stopped booting, but the 1520 screen would constantly go berserk and make it pretty much unusable (or untouchable as it were). The daredevil in me wants to give it another try because I haven't heard anyone complain about the preview, but I'm scared as hell to have it happen a second time. It's really hard to go back to 8 after being on 8.1 for a bit.
    06-18-2014 11:25 PM
  6. Will6371's Avatar
    Did you have the same apps on both phones? What I would do is hard reset your phones or just one of them first and set it up as new so do not restore from a backup and then.

    Update your system apps using the app Lumia System Updater
    Download Preview for Developers app
    Download 8.1
    Do another hard reset and again set up as new again.
    Update you system apps using Lumia System Updater.
    Install you apps you had before but I would do it a few at a time and leave it a few days before downloading more of your apps just to check it wasn't one of them that was the cause of your problems.
    06-19-2014 02:33 AM
  7. MDK22's Avatar
    I'm kinda surprised that ' ... Nokia service replaced both devices ... '
    06-19-2014 02:40 PM
  8. Will6371's Avatar
    I'm kinda surprised that ' ... Nokia service replaced both devices ... '
    Why?
    06-19-2014 03:08 PM
  9. MDK22's Avatar
    Why?
    according to OP, they bricked because of WinPhone 8.1 Dev Preview
    06-19-2014 03:21 PM
  10. Will6371's Avatar
    according to OP, they bricked because of WinPhone 8.1 Dev Preview
    Yeah but they are covering phones with 8.1 on them.
    06-20-2014 04:06 AM

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