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  1. saveferris77's Avatar
    I kind of agree .
    I really like that is has a action center now as without it the phone is just a pain to use .
    That's about all that's good with 8.1. Way too many things have got a lot worse here is a short list that have made this phone pretty damn poor:

    1 first up and by far the most important is now my phone will not connect to my pc , I plug it in as I've always done and it charges says Lumia 1520 in connected but nada .. No access to files no drag and drop like windows is supposed to
    Done all the advice like uninstalling drivers and reinstalling ect rebooting phone and pc ..and sometimes it does connect .. But no files visible.
    This is a very big problem as you can imagine.

    2 I think I read somewhere that the Bluetooth version was updated . Well that's great in theory but all its done is make my bt headphones turn off after about 1 minute if I pause a song so I have to turn them back on take phone out of my pocket unlock open app to carry on playing .. But ofc it isn't from where I paused it but back at the start.. Not so bad in a song you say .. But very bad in a 2 hour long audio book chapter.

    3 since 8.1 its reread my sim card and put all the numbers back on my phone that I deleted ..well not so bad except no way to delete them
    again ..

    4 alarms don't go off ..pretty basic thing for a phone to do yet now this "flagship"phone is just random if it works or not.

    5 various excel files I use for work now cannot be accessed asking if I have the correct file path...

    6 the actual phone sometimes won't work as a ....phone :/ yup I call out it rings and i get no answer that fine you think till I talk to my wife later and I get nah baby you didn't call ..check logs on both phones sure enough I have a call logged she does not so I call again side by side speakerphone .. Rinnnnng. Rinnnng yeah it says it is but it ain't same with incoming calls too
    That has only happened a couple of times but am I supposed to restart my phone before I'm sure I'm actually calling someone.

    7 camera has changed ..besides the fact that sometimes all you get in your album is blackness . The ui has changed for the worse
    Granted its still usable but am I wrong in thinking it should be better than only just works

    8 games that ran fine before like asphalt 8 now are laggy plus lots of other apps now just close as soon as you open them

    So they are the main points I guess although there are lots of other niggles with the platform as a result whole line as I type this I type about 5 letters before then even show on screen.
    I really did want to like this phone and tbh I do like the Nokia Lumia 1520 I just hate windows phone on it which is a real shame .
    I will wait till the end of the year before I decide which phone to buy next I guess its gonna be a n android as I really really dont want an iphone ..but if it works then I guess its better than this.
    Regards from a sad wp user

    S
    08-11-2014 04:57 PM
  2. Timbre70's Avatar
    Downgrade back to 8.0, but it will wipe your phone, so use the backup settings first
    FAQ - FAQ - How can I recover/reset/restore my phone software? - Nokia - UK
    I tried your link as per above. However, it is re-installing latest version 8.1 and not 8.0. There's no menu to choose which version to install. How to go about to install 8.0 instead of 8.1?
    08-11-2014 09:07 PM
  3. csiguy1's Avatar
    Really like 8.1, that is what keeps me on a WP. Cortana, Office Lens, and tight integration with Office. Great phone and will get even better. Love the way Cortana does flight updates etc. and all of my interest.
    08-11-2014 09:40 PM
  4. David P2's Avatar
    I tried your link as per above. However, it is re-installing latest version 8.1 and not 8.0. There's no menu to choose which version to install. How to go about to install 8.0 instead of 8.1?
    You would have to acquire an older ROM from somewhere and flash it yourself, if the recovery tool is now restoring Cyan+8.1 (as that appears to now be the current commercial release for the 1520).
    Timbre70 likes this.
    08-12-2014 04:19 AM
  5. Timbre70's Avatar
    You would have to acquire an older ROM from somewhere and flash it yourself, if the recovery tool is now restoring Cyan+8.1 (as that appears to now be the current commercial release for the 1520).
    OK thanks, I decided to maintain at 8.1 since my front facing cam is alive again. Lol...... (was thinking to revert to 8.0 to see if it works).
    08-12-2014 04:59 AM
  6. Alses's Avatar
    I find a Zen attitude towards change is helpful.
    Do I like all the changes in WP 8.1? No.
    Will I get used to those, and maybe appreciate them later? Probably yes.

    Being annoyed or angry is exhausting. Things change and that’s exciting!
    neo158, Jazmac, dannejanne and 2 others like this.
    08-12-2014 06:26 AM
  7. Nimdock's Avatar
    It's funny... When I first installed 8.1 in the dev preview there were a few things that turned me off (nothing to the extent of the complaints in this topic but a few things that I missed).

    However a few days ago I had to use 8.0 and I just don't know how I ever made it without 8.1. :D

    And now with 8.1 Update... There is no way I can go back to having no live folders. :D
    Alses and Rob00000 like this.
    08-12-2014 03:58 PM
  8. maclancer's Avatar
    8.1 is a jump to what WP should have been a long time ago but better late than never. Definitely a big upgrade from 8.0 and I look forward to see what Microsoft have in mind for Windows Phone 9
    08-12-2014 04:10 PM
  9. Arlan Henry's Avatar
    My only issue with 8.1 is that WhatsApp lost 2/3 of my favourites and I got a status message saying that Whatsapp isn't compatible with my OS. I guess that will be sorted out in further updates.

    I like 8.1
    08-12-2014 07:31 PM
  10. jsooney's Avatar
    I've been pretty happy with 8.1 and Cyan, I've had minimal issues, although I don't care about Cortana and don't use it. The only annoyance left is the touchscreen issues with the 1520, but at this point I'm guessing that can't be rectified.
    maclancer likes this.
    08-12-2014 07:49 PM
  11. maclancer's Avatar
    I've been pretty happy with 8.1 and Cyan, I've had minimal issues, although I don't care about Cortana and don't use it. The only annoyance left is the touchscreen issues with the 1520, but at this point I'm guessing that can't be rectified.
    I turned Cortana Off... So much hype for an app that I really don't care at all in my 1520.
    mjrtoo likes this.
    08-12-2014 09:09 PM
  12. Timbre70's Avatar
    I find a Zen attitude towards change is helpful.
    Do I like all the changes in WP 8.1? No.
    Will I get used to those, and maybe appreciate them later? Probably yes.

    Being annoyed or angry is exhausting. Things change and that’s exciting!
    I find the modern Windows too "Zen" overly "Zen" 'cos many essential icons are missing. Instead they used just wordings (without even the underlined hyperlink or bold) which may cause confusion. Sometimes you wonder if these are "pressable" or "not pressable" functions on screen. LOL........
    08-12-2014 09:45 PM
  13. jsooney's Avatar
    I turned Cortana Off... So much hype for an app that I really don't care at all in my 1520.
    Well I refuse to talk to machines, it makes me feel like a moron. When I call a customer service number and a computerized voice says, "you can say blah blah", I say "you can go #*$% yourself". Then I start pressing buttons on the phone until I get a human. It takes a while because the machine keeps saying stuff like, "I'm sorry, I didn't understand that, let's try again". Usually it gives up eventually and transfers you to a person. So I don't talk to Cortana either.
    maclancer and Alses like this.
    08-12-2014 09:58 PM
  14. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Well I refuse to talk to machines, it makes me feel like a moron. When I call a customer service number and a computerized voice says, "you can say blah blah", I say "you can go #*$% yourself". Then I start pressing buttons on the phone until I get a human. It takes a while because the machine keeps saying stuff like, "I'm sorry, I didn't understand that, let's try again". Usually it gives up eventually and transfers you to a person. So I don't talk to Cortana either.
    Still writing with chisels and stone tablets too? Come on man, soon you'll be left behind living in a cave if you can't talk to machines. :)
    herbertsnow likes this.
    08-13-2014 09:06 AM
  15. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Well I refuse to talk to machines, it makes me feel like a moron. When I call a customer service number and a computerized voice says, "you can say blah blah", I say "you can go #*$% yourself". Then I start pressing buttons on the phone until I get a human. It takes a while because the machine keeps saying stuff like, "I'm sorry, I didn't understand that, let's try again". Usually it gives up eventually and transfers you to a person. So I don't talk to Cortana either.
    I prefer talking to machines. Humans are overrated.
    HoosierDaddy, Rob00000 and neo158 like this.
    08-13-2014 09:14 AM
  16. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    I turned Cortana Off... So much hype for an app that I really don't care at all in my 1520.
    If you turn it off, your Quiet Hours won't work, FYI. I'm not in the habit of using Cortana, but the few times I have, I was absolutely amazed. For some reason, the voice to text SEEMS to work better than on SMS. Go figger.
    08-13-2014 10:22 AM
  17. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Well I refuse to talk to machines, it makes me feel like a moron. When I call a customer service number and a computerized voice says, "you can say blah blah", I say "you can go #*$% yourself". Then I start pressing buttons on the phone until I get a human. It takes a while because the machine keeps saying stuff like, "I'm sorry, I didn't understand that, let's try again". Usually it gives up eventually and transfers you to a person. So I don't talk to Cortana either.
    There's a HUGE philosophical and practical difference between a Customer Disservice phone tree - I fully agree with you - and Cortana. I hardly use the latter, but it's pretty amazing. Don't let your bias interfere from enjoying your phone.
    08-13-2014 10:24 AM
  18. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    I recently got a message on my phone saying my 1520 had updates available. I updated to 8.1 & honestly I am beyond disappointed. Not for nothing, but I don't know why everyone wants so badly to upgrade to 8.1. It sucks! The calender changed & I liked it the way it was before when I had 8.0. My camera changed with the 8.1 upgrade & I'm having a hard time understanding how to use it. I can take pictures, yes, but the settings, etc. are very hard to understand now. With 8.0 I could touch the screen anywhere & it would take a picture. Now, there's only a small spot you have to touch. With 8.0 I could turn off the flash whenever I wanted. I have no clue how to do it now. Honestly, I hate everything about 8.1. I enjoy my phone much less. And, what is Cortana & how come it won't allow me to delete it from my phone? I wish it would just go away! Is there a way I can go back to 8.0? I really loved my 1520 when I bought it. I've owned a 900 & I still own a 920 but 8.1 has ruined my 1520. What is so great about 8.1? I can't even scroll to the next day on my calender like I used to with 8.0. No! It stops at 11pm! My tasks are harder to access as well. Who designed this dog of an update? Give me back 8.0!!!
    I deal with people like you at work every day. I always say the same thing. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS before you start complaining. In other words, if you don't know how to use something, learn.
    herbertsnow and Rob00000 like this.
    08-13-2014 10:31 AM
  19. jsooney's Avatar
    Still writing with chisels and stone tablets too? Come on man, soon you'll be left behind living in a cave if you can't talk to machines. :)
    Hey that's insulting, I'm way past chisels and tablets. I upgraded long ago to papyrus and make my own ink from soot and various plant extracts. It does make a mess in my cave though.
    mjrtoo likes this.
    08-13-2014 04:22 PM
  20. jsooney's Avatar
    I prefer talking to machines. Humans are overrated.
    They certainly are overrated, but for now they still communicate far more efficiently than machines. That will change one day, maybe I'll talk to them then.
    08-13-2014 04:25 PM
  21. Victor Matias1's Avatar
    it's always better to update than stuck with the old OS. though i've read cyan is miles ahead better in battery than dp update 1
    08-13-2014 04:29 PM
  22. jfa1's Avatar
    For me its very good change. The WordFlow, the ability of third party calendars to edit and delete appointments many more things are quite wonderful. I really like simple calendar and the ability to edit without going back inti the stock calendar is magnificent. Its a matter of personal preference like more and more things in WP 8.1.1.
    08-13-2014 06:05 PM
  23. trwrt's Avatar
    I'm not all that enthused about 8.1 either. Most of the new stuff is things I don't care about very much, like Cortana or Bluetooth 4.0. I use a 925 so putting apps on the SD card is a non-issue. The swiping keyboard is nice and the action center could be handy if it was better integrated, but instead it just fills up with old WhatsApp and MetroMail notifications when I use it. I also get lots of "Resuming" which I never had on Black.

    I'm back on 8.0 now but it is (obnoxiously) bugging me every day to update with no way to disable checking, so I suppose at some point I'll give in and try again. Hopefully some of the apps I use will have been updated to work better with 8.1 by then.
    Timbre70 likes this.
    08-13-2014 08:35 PM
  24. Alses's Avatar
    I prefer talking to machines. Humans are overrated.
    But you can do the horizontal mambo with a human, and regular dancing as well.
    Both are awesome :-)
    HoosierDaddy likes this.
    08-14-2014 05:56 AM
  25. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    But you can do the horizontal mambo with a human, and regular dancing as well.
    Both are awesome :-)
    Please Captain Obvious, there are children reading the forums.
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    08-14-2014 07:02 AM
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