05-17-2014 11:47 PM
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  1. Lost_Cosmonaut's Avatar
    Can't tell if its any better yet. The WiFi icon still randomly goes dark like I have no connection even though I'm right next to the router.
    05-10-2014 05:33 PM
  2. swervinsuburban's Avatar
    Thought this fixed the WiFi issue but now I can't connect at work when I easily could and downloaded it at work :\
    05-10-2014 06:23 PM
  3. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Worth it to me, won't be sure how much so till I go through the Monday workday. Wifi is definitely improved.
    You're the only one so far who says it's been helpful to go back to wp8, install the minor firmware, & then go back to wp8.1 DP. I doubt it's worth it.

    But to be honest, everyone else seems to experience more wifi problems than I do. And I'm on wifi almost all day.
    05-10-2014 06:51 PM
  4. Vastustaa's Avatar
    I did the "rolling back to 8.0, updating the firmware and then updating to 8.1" and my WIFI range improved. In addition, I got the new WIFI icon and the orange splash screen. It was worth it to me.
    05-10-2014 07:34 PM
  5. feeked's Avatar
    I don't think that this has helped my reception, but so far it seems as though it may have helped with the lack of stability surrounding the wireless radio.
    05-10-2014 09:00 PM
  6. Harmdizzle's Avatar
    sorry to ask probably the worst question ever, but if i'm using a 929 on t-mobile, would i get the firmware update too? currently on wp8.1 -- don't want to roll back to 8.0 and then not get the update.

    thanks!
    05-10-2014 10:58 PM
  7. MikeSo's Avatar
    I rolled back to 8.0, but I'll keep it at 8.0 for a while to see if it fixed the issue (mainly at work). If it did, I MIGHT try and go to 8.1 again... if people don't see much change, I will stay at 8.0 though.

    It really sucks to have to go back to 8.0, it feels like the stone age now after having used 8.1 for a couple of weeks. :/ But I want WiFi to work reliably.
    05-10-2014 11:31 PM
  8. quantum tao's Avatar
    So far, my battery life has improved(don't forget to turn off the background stuff you don't use, again) and my wifi/internet connectivity has improved and is more stable. I haven't noticed the random heating either. So far so good. Tomorrow will be the real test, @work with multiple wireless and cellular networks.
    8.1>8.0>update firmware>8.1>hard reset 👍
    05-11-2014 11:09 AM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    So far, my battery life has improved(don't forget to turn off the background stuff you don't use, again) and my wifi/internet connectivity has improved and is more stable. I haven't noticed the random heating either. So far so good. Tomorrow will be the real test, @work with multiple wireless and cellular networks.
    8.1>8.0>update firmware>8.1>hard reset
    How much did the battery improve? This might be enough to make me try going back and then forward again.
    05-11-2014 01:57 PM
  10. Tepid's Avatar
    So, I did the downgrade and installed the Official Update,
    I had to use Nokia Software Recovery Tool
    The NokiaSoftwareUpdaterForRetail_4.1.0 did not work, would not find my phone.
    But this did go fairly smoothly, I had one server disconnect, but it picked right back up and continued the download.

    I had to go back through the several updates for WP8.1 DP
    We will see what happens and how well things improve.

    I didn't have any serious issues with WiFi or Battery, but there could be some improvements, so, giving it a shot.
    05-11-2014 05:57 PM
  11. AlastorX50's Avatar
    sorry to ask probably the worst question ever, but if i'm using a 929 on t-mobile, would i get the firmware update too? currently on wp8.1 -- don't want to roll back to 8.0 and then not get the update.

    thanks!
    It doesn't matter what carrier your on, The Lumia Icon (929) is from verizon so it will be pushed to your phone no matter what SIM is in the phone.
    05-11-2014 07:09 PM
  12. quantum tao's Avatar
    ok, did the downgrade upgrade thing on Friday night. it was definitely worth it for me.
    transitioning between wifi networks and lte is greatly improved, never was I without a steady connection.
    battery life is at 4%/hr. I have not had to wake my phone with the camera button either.(although the power button lag is still there, but just for a second).
    05-12-2014 07:10 PM
  13. quantum tao's Avatar
    Oh, and no more overheating power sucking events either.
    05-12-2014 08:18 PM
  14. antonius138's Avatar
    Would love to try downgrading, but when I started the download in the Nokia Recovery Tool it failed twice and now it permanently says that the package has been corrupted. I uninstalled and re-installed, tried to clear out all the directories and it still immediately says package corrupted.

    Any ideas?

    A.
    05-13-2014 03:21 PM
  15. Tepid's Avatar
    Would love to try downgrading, but when I started the download in the Nokia Recovery Tool it failed twice and now it permanently says that the package has been corrupted. I uninstalled and re-installed, tried to clear out all the directories and it still immediately says package corrupted.

    Any ideas?

    A.
    Use this link for the tool....
    FAQ - FAQ - How can I recover/reset/restore my phone software? - Nokia - USA

    Delete C:\ProgramData\Nokia\Packages folder
    then try again.... make sure your phone is plugged in and unlocked
    Reboot, PC and Phone.
    May have to do a hard reset of the phone as well. This will wipe out all data on the phone.

    Try disconnecting the phone, choose the option that the phone will not startup and follow instructions.
    05-13-2014 04:43 PM
  16. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Use this link for the tool....
    FAQ - FAQ - How can I recover/reset/restore my phone software? - Nokia - USA

    Delete C:\ProgramData\Nokia\Packages folder
    then try again.... make sure your phone is plugged in and unlocked
    Reboot, PC and Phone.
    May have to do a hard reset of the phone as well. This will wipe out all data on the phone.

    Try disconnecting the phone, choose the option that the phone will not startup and follow instructions.
    For what it's worth, I did the same thing, chose the phone won't turn on option (no hard reset before), to get back to 8 but with the Software Updater for Retail. My reason was the random battery drain which was usually accompanied by the start screen hanging or "resuming" for a minute. I'm leery of trying 8.1 again until the OTA but today I saw a bunch of people saying unpinning Cortana's tile fixed the battery drain. Anyone with battery issues try that?
    05-13-2014 05:15 PM
  17. wintrmte's Avatar
    My phone downloaded the update before I upgraded to WP8.1 but it appears I'm now stuck where I can't downgrade to 8.0. :( I'm getting the message that "Software package not available for this phone" in the Recovery tool

    The recovery tool is reporting the version as 1028.3566.1417.0047 - Maybe Nokia doesn't have the firmware up yet for download?

    Anyone else having this issue?
    05-13-2014 11:14 PM
  18. clavecinist's Avatar
    You may have to clear previous download data, but before that try selecting the option for a phone that doesn't power on. I was getting the same error but got it to go by turning my phone off and selecting that option.
    05-14-2014 12:00 AM
  19. danwanna's Avatar
    I did the rollback, update, upgrade, hard reset dance tonight. I'm hopeful WiFi will transfer better between access points.
    Last edited by danwanna; 05-14-2014 at 01:13 AM.
    05-14-2014 12:43 AM
  20. petersun21's Avatar
    installing the new update did not improve battery life and it made it worse. there is not visible wifi improvement either
    05-14-2014 06:13 AM
  21. spicypadthai's Avatar
    installing the new update did not improve battery life and it made it worse. there is not visible wifi improvement either
    Do you mean it's not improved after upgrading again to 8.1? I rolled back and stayed at 8 after the update. Battery life is back to normal, maybe a little better.
    05-14-2014 07:33 AM
  22. drufranco's Avatar
    My reason was the random battery drain which was usually accompanied by the start screen hanging or "resuming" for a minute. I'm leery of trying 8.1 again until the OTA but today I saw a bunch of people saying unpinning Cortana's tile fixed the battery drain. Anyone with battery issues try that?
    I have done this and so far so good though I wasn't using Cortana at all just had it pinned so weird glitch if that was the issue.
    Before that mine would lock up when I unlocked the phone or it would hang and overheat and drain battery quite often and that was after doing a hard reset (I was just testing to see if the hard reset fixed any other minor issues I was having after the DP upgrade / I didn't do a restore installed all apps fresh on the hard reset) but it caused an unusable phone for the most part.

    Other things that I did at the same time:
    1. Removed / Rebooted and tested without the extras and info. No more lockups or overheating. After a bit reloaded extras and info and still had no issues.
    2. Removed Perfect Battery. (I don't even see this in the store anymore on a search)
    3. Installed Flashlight which gave me the battery number on the lock screen and home screen that I wanted from Perfect Battery plus a handy flashlight.

    So now I am even using the built in battery saver which I never could use before because of the ongoing issues I was having.
    Last edited by drufranco; 05-14-2014 at 10:34 AM.
    05-14-2014 08:36 AM
  23. Kieta's Avatar
    I finally got the time to do mines last night. Downgraded to 8, installed the new firmware from Verizon, installed 8.1 and then did a hard reset. I know my wifi range picked up because right before I did it I was frustrated standing on the back porch with limited wifi and it wouldn't bring up the web. My wife was next to me on her Kindle fire with only one bar missing from her wifi. Went out on the back porch after the process and had two bars and steady connection. Took a couple of hours but it was worth it.
    05-14-2014 08:53 AM
  24. danwanna's Avatar
    I am seeing a huge improvement in my WiFi stability. Hand-offs between access points are now working for me and I am able to use WiFi in places where I previously had no bars and often "limited" (while other devices were fine).

    The only downside for me is that I went back to having power button lag. I am considering doing another hard reset to see if it goes away.
    05-14-2014 10:44 AM
  25. feeked's Avatar
    After spending a few days with the update and 8.1 I can say definitively that stability is much improved. I used to have the wireless completely crash in some situations and require a reboot. No longer. Screen wake up is very much improved. I don't think I've had it not wake up, and only once or twice have I noticed it delay at all.

    Reception might have been marginally improved, but it's not the biggest issue.

    I don't like the arrow on the radio icons. It's distracting and unnecessary.
    05-14-2014 11:02 AM
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