1. kasfig's Avatar
    Dear colleagues
    I upgraded the phone to Windows 10 and then a later version of windows 10.

    Now, if I do a hard reset I get a reset to Windows 10 whereas previously whenever I did a hard reset it took me back to Windows 8.

    Please may I enquire: If I decided that I would like to revert to Windows 8 now, is there any method to accomplish this?
    Thanks Ian

    ps In case anyone was thinking to suggest this - I never backed up the Windows OS when it was Windows 8 so that would not be an option.
    10-17-2018 07:49 PM
  2. Old_Mil's Avatar
    10-17-2018 08:54 PM
  3. kasfig's Avatar
    Thank you - I shall try the Windows device recovery tool and report back later.
    10-18-2018 04:24 PM
  4. Old_Mil's Avatar
    Just wondering, what was it about W10M on the 925 that you didn't like?
    10-19-2018 07:05 AM
  5. kasfig's Avatar
    Hi - by the way I did manage to get back to Windows 8.1 thanks to the link kindly provided.
    Theres a certain app that isn't believe it or not working fully with win10
    By the way, does anyone know if flashing firmware can "unlock" a phone please?
    10-20-2018 05:33 AM
  6. Old_Mil's Avatar
    Flashing firmware won't unlock a phone from a specific cell carrier to the best of my knowledge.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-23-2018 02:43 PM
  7. kasfig's Avatar
    Dear Old_Mil
    Thank you for the information - I suspected as much
    At least this will save me from wasting time trying it out!
    10-24-2018 06:58 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    Can confirm that flashing a different firmware won't result in an unlock or otherwise change the SIM lock status.

    Also for future reference, hard resetting a Windows Phone will not revert to an older version of the OS. It will remain at the current OS installed and not upgrade or downgrade. That is where the WDRT you used comes in.
    Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    10-25-2018 12:10 PM

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