1. WPSanjib's Avatar
    I have windows10.
    Want to downgrade to 8.0....

    Can anyone tell me the whole process step by step?

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    02-12-2016 03:42 AM
  2. Blackberry-Prince's Avatar
    1. Download and install the latest version of the Windows Device Recovery Tool to your PC.
    2. Launch the recovery tool and connect your phone using a USB cable. If your handset isn't detected, click My phone was not detected to force the application to rescan for and detect the phone.
    3. In the next screen, click your phone, wait a few seconds, and you'll see your phone information and the software available for download to roll back to a previous operating system. To continue, click Reinstall software.
    4. Next, the recovery tool will warn you to backup all your data, settings, and apps before continuing, as the rolling back process will delete all the previous data in your phone. Click Continue to proceed.
    5. Now, the recovery tool will download the image from Microsoft's servers and replace Windows 10 Mobile that is currently on your phone. The process will take some time depending on your internet connection and the hardware in question.



    As you can see, Microsoft is making it very convenient to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 from Windows 10 Mobile preview, and the company is starting to add support for non-Lumia devices, which is a big plus. So you don't have to spend time searching on the internet for different tools to go back to the previous operating system.

    However, you have to remember that the operating system is far from complete. Not only will you find issues, but you might also stumble upon problems trying to roll back, as I hear many users reporting issues restoring Windows Phone 8.1 on their Lumia 930. As such, you should avoid using Windows 10 Mobile preview as your primary mobile operating system, at least until it hits RTM.

    Hope this helps!
    02-12-2016 03:59 AM
  3. WPSanjib's Avatar
    I know this one.
    How can get 8.0 on my lumia.. ?

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    02-12-2016 04:36 AM
  4. Kunal Gala's Avatar
    Possible you will get WP8 using the recovery tool. And then update over the air to WP8.1.

    Atleast this happens with Lumia 720.
    02-12-2016 06:10 AM
  5. WPSanjib's Avatar
    I don't think I'll get 8.0 by recovery tool.
    YouTube shows it'll be 8.1..

    And I haven't tried recovery tool yet..

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    02-12-2016 06:39 AM
  6. Blackberry-Prince's Avatar
    One question. Don't mind
    Why would you want to go back to 8? And not 8.1?
    Isn't 8.1 bigger and better?

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    02-12-2016 02:19 PM
  7. WPSanjib's Avatar
    One question. Don't mind
    Why would you want to go back to 8? And not 8.1?
    Isn't 8.1 bigger and better?

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Just tell me if u knw

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    02-20-2016 08:30 AM
  8. alinauman97's Avatar
    You first need to find a WP8.0 ROM for your Lumia 520. Once you do, you can use Nokia Care Suite to flash that ROM on your phone.
    02-20-2016 09:18 AM

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