05-16-2017 07:03 AM
92 123 ...
tools
  1. meattray's Avatar
    Hurray, my 1520 arrived in the mail today.

    I've been working on getting it setup for awhile and I tried to do the update to the latest insider build. Error.

    Well, that stinks. So I begin searching through Windows Central of course and a suggestion says to use the WDRT, reset it and do the updates again. Off I go to download the tool and start the process. We're back on 8.1 and getting setup....and I can't login to my Microsoft Account. It says basically can't login right now and to try again later. Thinking it was simple enough I tried a few more times and nothing worked. Alright, back to the forums...well, this looks like a bit of an issue since there's tons of threads on it and lots of information on the internet without much of a solution. Most people seemed to have success by changing the date and time and correcting it. Tried this, no success. Tried a hard reset, no success. Used the WDRT tool again, no success. Off I go to Microsoft Support to see if they have any help...no help there. They just say they're having sign in issues which I state I can use this account on multiple other devices, signing in and out with no issues and that this appears to be some bug related to resetting your device. He says no.

    Alright, I'll wait. So while I'm waiting I fiddle around with region settings and date and time and manually setting it and somehow by the grace of god it accepts and allows me to login. I'm not going to lie I'm not really sure what fixed it or if I just got the right combination of date and time and whatnot.

    Anyways, I'm now logged in and downloading the Windows 10 update.

    I'll update you guys when things get rolling.

    Phew.
    04-06-2017 05:07 PM
  2. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    That's a weird horror story for sure.

    Not a specialist in that particular error, but sometimes MS locks the login for a particular account for a period of time (mostly 24 hours) apparently they do that also in the devices regardless if it's connected to Internet or not.

    Again, not sure, but it's nice you were able to solve your problem.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-06-2017 05:45 PM
  3. meattray's Avatar
    That's a weird horror story for sure.

    Not a specialist in that particular error, but sometimes MS locks the login for a particular account for a period of time (mostly 24 hours) apparently they do that also in the devices regardless if it's connected to Internet or not.

    Again, not sure, but it's nice you were able to solve your problem.
    Yeah it was a fun adventure. Wasted a few hours this afternoon fiddling around but such is life.
    Chemy JMHT likes this.
    04-06-2017 05:51 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Looking forward to your impressions @meattray ! Congrats on the 1520. Glad that you resolved it though.
    RumoredNow and meattray like this.
    04-06-2017 06:00 PM
  5. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    I just used the WDRT on my 640 and have the same issue, unable to log in.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-06-2017 06:56 PM
  6. meattray's Avatar
    I just used the WDRT on my 640 and have the same issue, unable to log in.
    Try messing around with those settings. See if you can get it to work. I think I manually set the time and the region again before it worked.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-06-2017 07:45 PM
  7. meattray's Avatar
    More impressions - holy this phone is big. I've just gotten back to it so downloading some build updates.

    Quick first impressions - much snappier than the 640. Love the large screen for W10. Just seems to work well with it.

    More in a bit.
    04-06-2017 07:46 PM
  8. xrs22's Avatar
    W's looking at getting as a back up if the 950 acts up like last time so ill have a phone. Used my 900 in the meantime and till works just as good.
    meattray and RumoredNow like this.
    04-06-2017 08:14 PM
  9. meattray's Avatar
    Playing around a bit more. Enjoying the keyboard it seems to be very responsive and autocorrects pretty decently so far.

    Just slowly getting all the apps up to date and what I want. Definitely a bit of an adjustment but so far so good.

    If anyone has any tips or things I should be looking at fire away.
    libra89 and RumoredNow like this.
    04-07-2017 10:44 AM
  10. meattray's Avatar
    As far as apps go - Facebook and messenger as most know loads pretty slow. A lot faster than on my 640 but still pretty slow. I'm really not a heavy user of either though so not a big deal. Enjoying the notifications through Cortana on my SP4 throughout the work day, very convenient. (Yes blackberry had blend and android has pushbullet and others, but this works really well and convenient.)

    Twitter app seems pretty good.

    Put on Feedlab to look through my RSS feeds, seems pretty good, will be upgrading to support the developer soon.

    installed the band app. It doesn't seem to be getting my notifications once I setup the Cortana app to receive notifications on the sp4 - I may have to look into this more. Looks the same as the android app though.

    Windows Central...I've tried out both of the apps in the Store...fairly disappointing. (Don't yell at me @James Falconer ) ha ha. Just doesn't seem very user friendly to browse the forums or really do much on. May have to look at doing it through Edge.

    Edge. I quite enjoy it on here, seems like a nice browser and works quite well.

    Haven't had a chance to dive into the camera..more later.
    RumoredNow, aximtreo and libra89 like this.
    04-07-2017 05:03 PM
  11. raycpl's Avatar
    Windows Central...I've tried out both of the apps in the Store...fairly disappointing. (Don't yell at me @James Falconer ) ha ha. Just doesn't seem very user friendly to browse the forums or really do much on.

    Haven't had a chance to dive into the camera..more later.
    True about our WC app, I use that for the news but mTalk for the forums. Man, if they could ever merge the two... it'll be perfect

    Enjoy the camera, Meattray. I wear glasses, and I found out its easier to take pictures with a big screen.... and the 1520 shoots very very decent videos.

    ... !!
    RumoredNow, aximtreo and libra89 like this.
    04-07-2017 07:49 PM
  12. meattray's Avatar
    Is mtalk still available?
    04-07-2017 08:07 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Is mtalk still available?
    It looks like it is. http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=GUbJoJtv
    04-07-2017 10:03 PM
  14. meattray's Avatar
    Can you download it or no? It says currently not available for me?
    04-07-2017 10:32 PM
  15. Geeta Ohri's Avatar
    HI there, new to these forums.. not sure where to ask, so plz forgive in advance.
    I am really curious to try out a windows phone but cant decide between the 1520 and the 950 xl. recommendation? also am in Canada and the only place where I can buy is ebay or amazon.. recommendations? please and thank you...
    04-08-2017 08:35 AM
  16. meattray's Avatar
    More impressions... Using edge for any period of time just eats battery like crazy.
    04-08-2017 09:48 AM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Can you download it or no? It says currently not available for me?
    I don't know. I no longer have any Windows 10 Mobile devices.
    04-08-2017 12:54 PM
  18. meattray's Avatar
    HI there, new to these forums.. not sure where to ask, so plz forgive in advance.
    I am really curious to try out a windows phone but cant decide between the 1520 and the 950 xl. recommendation? also am in Canada and the only place where I can buy is ebay or amazon.. recommendations? please and thank you...
    There's definitely a difference in price and features between the two. The 950xl is newer and has an upgraded camera, Iris scanning etc. The 1520 seems like a nice phone from my current use, has a nice camera, runs windows 10 very well. I have no complaints.

    I've never used the 950xl so I can't comment there but maybe someone else can.
    04-08-2017 02:30 PM
  19. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    HI there, new to these forums.. not sure where to ask, so plz forgive in advance.
    I am really curious to try out a windows phone but cant decide between the 1520 and the 950 xl. recommendation? also am in Canada and the only place where I can buy is ebay or amazon.. recommendations? please and thank you...
    I'd say go with the 1520. The 950XL is an awesome device, but if you just want to try out WP, the 1520 is cheaper and runs very smoothly now with W10. If money is no obstacle, then go with the XL. It's a great phone, the perfect size, with a great camera.

    Sent from mTalk
    04-08-2017 03:31 PM
  20. meattray's Avatar
    I'd say go with the 1520. The 950XL is an awesome device, but if you just want to try out WP, the 1520 is cheaper and runs very smoothly now with W10. If money is no obstacle, then go with the XL. It's a great phone, the perfect size, with a great camera.

    Sent from mTalk
    Thanks @Scienceguy Labs
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    04-08-2017 03:36 PM
  21. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    HI there, new to these forums.. not sure where to ask, so plz forgive in advance.
    I am really curious to try out a windows phone but cant decide between the 1520 and the 950 xl. recommendation? also am in Canada and the only place where I can buy is ebay or amazon.. recommendations? please and thank you...
    While the 1520 is larger and cheaper, another thing you have to consider is future updates. The 950 XL will see more updates from Microsoft, while the 1520 is currently not getting the Creators Update. I'm really hoping Microsoft changes this as I'm also a Canadian interested in getting a 1520 later this year, so it's just something you have to bear in mind.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-08-2017 08:05 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    As far as apps go - Facebook and messenger as most know loads pretty slow. A lot faster than on my 640 but still pretty slow. I'm really not a heavy user of either though so not a big deal.
    Haven't had a chance to dive into the camera..more later.
    For Facebook, try an app called SlimSocial. I have heard that it works pretty well and also has dark theme too!

    I'm curious what happens when you search mTalk or Tapatalk in the store. Any luck with doing those?
    04-08-2017 09:05 PM
  23. meattray's Avatar
    The app shows up but just says currently not available?

    Not sure if it's a country thing or if it's just off the app store? Weird that I can see it but not download.
    04-08-2017 09:48 PM
  24. raycpl's Avatar
    For Facebook, try an app called SlimSocial. I have heard that it works pretty well and also has dark theme too!

    I'm curious what happens when you search mTalk or Tapatalk in the store. Any luck with doing those?
    Seems its not available.
    Not sure if this link works

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=uFXbOhpf

    ... !!
    04-08-2017 09:48 PM
  25. libra89's Avatar
    Hmm I see what both of you are talking about now. This is a bummer because it would really change your forum experience. :(
    04-08-2017 11:07 PM
92 123 ...

Similar Threads

  1. Using the 2520 in 2017, with Windows 10?
    By themadpoet1 in forum Nokia Lumia 2520
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-28-2018, 02:03 AM
  2. T-Mobile may have just dropped the Idol 4s
    By Mark Fetters in forum Alcatel Idol 4S
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 04-14-2017, 02:09 PM
  3. Sms to my new Android from WP10?
    By downup in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-14-2017, 01:33 PM
  4. Victor Vran's refreshing slant on the Action RPG makes a smooth transition to Xbox One
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-13-2017, 02:40 PM
  5. How to broadcast on Beam in Windows 10 Creators Update
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-13-2017, 02:10 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD