1. tpapictures's Avatar
    I'm going back to 8.1 from the Insider Preview, what do I do so that I go back to 8.1.2 which I had before? Is there some specific way to update to secure that version? I know that carriers aren't sending it.

    If anyone can help, thank you very much!
    09-30-2015 08:22 AM
  2. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Use Windows Device Recovery.
    09-30-2015 08:27 AM
  3. tpapictures's Avatar
    Use Windows Device Recovery.
    Where would I get the firmware of a carrier that has 8.1.2?
    09-30-2015 08:31 AM
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Don't know. you will probably have to look for a 8.1.2 rom an flash it manually.
    09-30-2015 08:36 AM
  5. tpapictures's Avatar
    Don't know. you will probably have to look for a 8.1.2 rom an flash it manually.
    Any idea how long it takes for the backup recovery to remember your start screen set up and reset your tiles that way?
    09-30-2015 10:43 AM
  6. michail71's Avatar
    That is the normal restore process. But unlike the ota update the flash with the tool only takes a few minutes. It's shockingly fast.
    09-30-2015 10:51 AM
  7. tpapictures's Avatar
    That is the normal restore process. But unlike the ota update the flash with the tool only takes a few minutes. It's shockingly fast.
    Sorry, I don't understand. I'm asking when I restore a backup how long does it take to set the start screen back the way it was in that backup? Not sure what your reply is answering.
    09-30-2015 10:54 AM
  8. michail71's Avatar
    Sorry, just meant it wasn't any different than any other restore. It really depends on the number of apps and other data. It could be anywhere from a few minutes to a couple hours.

    However, the phone will be usable right away. There isn't any of that migrating that happens on an update.
    09-30-2015 10:57 AM
  9. tpapictures's Avatar
    Sorry, just meant it wasn't any different than any other restore. It really depends on the number of apps and other data. It could be anywhere from a few minutes to a couple hours.

    However, the phone will be usable right away. There isn't any of that migrating that happens on an update.
    I ended up having to go to a hard reset and another backup. That other one was going on about 6 hours and not restoring my start screen.
    10-21-2015 04:08 AM

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