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  1. Codeworks's Avatar
    Hello, all.

    I backed up my Nokia restore partition to a USB drive in order to fill up some additional space. Once I went to restore from the drive, it was gone. I am not saying it disappeared or something, I think maybe I set aside the incorrect USB stick, because the one I have labeled for the 2520 is clearly empty.

    In any case, does anyone know how I can go about getting the restore partition for a AT&T Nokia Lumia 2520 in order to restore my system to factory fresh?

    Many thanks in advance!
    02-27-2014 06:58 AM
  2. Codeworks's Avatar
    I tried going down to the local ATT store to see if they would allow me to create a Recovery drive off of their floor model. They said sure, but upon trying it, it required an administrator password and no one in the store seemed to know what it was.

    Anyway, if anyone has a recovery partition backed up on to a USB stick that they would be willing to host for me in order to download it, I would be most appreciative. I would even be willing to throw some $ over to you VIA Paypal.

    ​Thanks.
    03-01-2014 12:33 PM
  3. GizmoEV's Avatar
    Do you know how to make an "ISO" of sorts of the USB drive so it can be uploaded? I have one but I'm not sure how to make the file for you. I have Win8 on my desktop. I could boot up my Linux box and try there if you know with that. Otherwise it would be sending a USB drive physically.
    03-02-2014 11:31 AM
  4. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    Regarding making a recovery drive, my 2520 refuses to format the Kingston DataTraveller USB stick I'm using. The stick is fine as my Win 7 laptop and my Linux laptops all see it and can format it.
    I even logged in as admin on the 2520 to format the thumb drive from the command prompt - no dice.

    Can anyone help?
    04-04-2014 09:13 AM
  5. GizmoEV's Avatar
    Are you manually trying to format it? I just let the recovery backup do the formatting. Have you tried a different USB drive? I don't know if it makes a difference but are you using the USB port in the tablet or the keyboard? I used the one in the tablet.
    04-04-2014 11:10 AM
  6. Pete The Penguin's Avatar
    I'm using one of the USB 2 ports on the keyboard as my thumb drive is USB 2; I'm waiting for my OTG cable. The odd thing is the USB drive does show in file explorer but Windows can't 'see' it.
    See screenshot.

    Are you manually trying to format it? I just let the recovery backup do the formatting. Have you tried a different USB drive? I don't know if it makes a difference but are you using the USB port in the tablet or the keyboard? I used the one in the tablet.
    Attached Thumbnails screenshot-1-.jpg  
    Last edited by CJH_; 04-04-2014 at 12:15 PM.
    04-04-2014 11:57 AM
  7. alex 7's Avatar
    Hey guys... because I saw you have the Lumia 2520 can you please help me to find the recovery image..?

    I would appriciate if someone upolad this for me in dropbox or anywhere else...

    The procces of taking a USB recovery image is that:
    Create a USB recovery drive for Microsoft Surface | Free up Surface storage space

    So then you can transfer the files to your PC to Upload it...

    And one advice: Keep a copy of this to your PC because maybe you will need it sometime...

    Thanks in advance...
    08-27-2014 03:07 AM
  8. GizmoEV's Avatar
    I was a little slow in replying to Alex but in case someone else finds this info helpful I'm reposting part of what I sent to him.
    I have a restore image on a USB drive. I found USB Image Tool at http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...ad-102752.html which I am using to create an image of the USB drive to post. I don't know if it matters but the USB drive the image is from is a SanDisk 8GB Cruzer Switch USB Flash Drive.

    I created two image types. One was done in Device Mode and the other was in Volume Mode which created a 7.8GB file each time. I'm assuming that if the USB drive were smaller that the image would be smaller. I did check to see what it would take to make an ISO image out of a USB image and it isn't exactly simple since this is a bootable image we are talking about. It looks simpler to just stick with a USB image since that is what the tablet will likely be booted with anyway. Another thing I'm not sure of is what happens if an image is restored to a USB drive that is larger than the image. I'm sure a smaller drive can't be used.

    Hope this helps someone.
    09-07-2014 12:29 AM
  9. The_Hex's Avatar
    Hey,

    I am urgently looking for a recovery image. I'm quite sure my recovery partition got corrupted and now my Windows RT system files are corrupted and Windows refuses to active. If anyone could upload a copy somewhere and send me a link I would be unbelievably grateful.

    Thanks!
    10-01-2014 11:35 AM
  10. GizmoEV's Avatar
    I am urgently looking for a recovery image. I'm quite sure my recovery partition got corrupted and now my Windows RT system files are corrupted and Windows refuses to active.
    I assume you are talking about a Lumia 2520. If you are talking about a Surface RT then go to MS site and download the image. If the 2520, I have two with apparently different original images. The older one I purchased during the small "Free keyboard" window and the second one I purchased in September 2014. The newest one didn't have to do the Win 8 to 8.1 update which is why I think its image is newer. Which one do you want? Oh, these are US versions on AT&T.
    10-02-2014 12:59 AM
  11. kontogsl's Avatar
    I am looking for this recovery file as well. I somehow lost the thumb drive that I moved my recovery image to. If you could onedrive it to me I can pm you with my email address.
    10-29-2014 10:03 PM
  12. GizmoEV's Avatar
    I am looking for this recovery file as well. I somehow lost the thumb drive that I moved my recovery image to. If you could onedrive it to me I can pm you with my email address.
    I sent you a PM.
    10-30-2014 07:30 PM
  13. The_Hex's Avatar
    GizmoVE, sorry for this late reply, man. I kind of lost track of this forum/thread. But I'm still desperately looking for a Nokia Lumia 2520 image. My tablet definitely came with W RT 8.1. The only problem is that I imported mine from the UK. I suspect if the model number is the same, your image might work on my tablet. My model number is RX-113
    11-14-2014 04:43 AM
  14. GizmoEV's Avatar
    The number on my tablets is RX-114.

    I sent you a PM.
    11-14-2014 10:21 PM
  15. eomes's Avatar
    Hello everyone.

    I just received my Lumia 2520 and just as soon as I got my tablet activated, downloaded a couple of apps it suddenly switched off. When I switched it back on again it showed the 'sad face' BSOD:

    wp_20141206_22_51_42_pro.jpg

    Then it kept restarting and showing the same message over and over again with a few exceptions when it showed some particular errors instead of the one above (and hanged for 10+ minutes at 100%):

    wp_20141205_15_19_42_pro.jpg

    This kept on going but then I managed to get to the 'Diagnosing your PC' screen followed by:

    wp_20141206_22_53_04_pro.jpg

    None of the options (such as 'Start-up Repair', 'Refresh your PC') fixed anything. So I reckon the only way to make the tablet boot up again is to 'Reset' it using recovery file via USB. It's just that I can't get it from anywhere: looked online for ages - it's not there, tried going to a local shop where they have 2520 in the display - I was not allowed to use it. Could someone share a copy of such file, please?
    12-06-2014 03:19 PM
  16. GizmoEV's Avatar
    If I were you, I would exchange your tablet for another one. Something is definitely wrong with that one and a restore from USB is unlikely to fix it. I'll PM you a link to a couple of images I created in case they happen to work. Also, I would use the micro usb port on the tablet, not the USB on the keyboard, for the restore just to eliminate any extra variables.
    12-07-2014 01:37 PM
  17. eomes's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply, David. I don't have the keyboard so I'll be using the USB port on the tablet. Which version tablet do you have: RX-113 or RX-114? Mine is the former. Wondering if it makes difference or not.
    12-07-2014 01:41 PM
  18. GizmoEV's Avatar
    All three of mine are RX-114. They are all for US based AT&T. I don't know if the Verizon version is the same or not.
    12-07-2014 01:50 PM
  19. eomes's Avatar
    Mine is international as I bought the UK version. Hm... I guess if it's no good for my tablet version I will be notified before the Restoration process. Hopefully.
    12-07-2014 01:56 PM
  20. rbiasca's Avatar
    Does this actually work, to use someone else's image to reboot the 2520
    08-11-2015 09:13 PM
  21. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Does this actually work, to use someone else's image to reboot the 2520
    I would imagine if you used the same variant (there are 3: ATT, Vzw, Unlocked world) it should work. It will ask for a Bitlocker Key before the install. I just restored mine the other day and sent it back to the seller for a refund. I have the image on a stick, but it would take me a loooong time to upload it with my poor WiFi at home.
    08-12-2015 12:20 PM
  22. nfgonz's Avatar
    good day. I have been looking all over the internet for the recovery image of my Lumia 2520 and now I think I have found it on this thread. GizmoEV do you still have your 2520? if so are you still willing tro share your recovery drive for me to be able to fix my 2520? I desperately need this, I have been thinking on buying a new one just to recover my old one but the price of the unit on my country have been doubled.

    thanks in advance.
    08-18-2015 06:04 PM
  23. nfgonz's Avatar
    rbiasca as i have read on all the forums this works.
    08-18-2015 06:05 PM
  24. darla31's Avatar
    I also need the recovery image for the lumina 2520.

    About a month ago, I got an endless loop of OOps! something went wrong, Automatic repair failed. Now I am just stuck with a paperweight.
    09-10-2015 02:36 PM
  25. darla31's Avatar
    I also need the recovery image for the lumina 2520. If you still have it, I would appreciate it.
    09-10-2015 02:54 PM
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