1. DavidinCT's Avatar
    This time around, I figure I will start this thread.

    The Preview was released today for some phones but, of course the ICON/929 is not on the list.

    Let's get these thread started by tracking the process or status on the ICON getting Windows 10 for phone.

    -Dave
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    02-12-2015 07:40 PM
  2. DavidinCT's Avatar
    So, anyone with a ICON try the hack to update to Windows 10 ? If so, what is your results ?

    For how to do it, here's the source... Warning, a hard reset is needed..

    HOWTO: Install Windows 10 for Phones on Non-… | Windows Phone 8 Development and Hacking | XDA Forums
    02-16-2015 02:31 PM
  3. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    So, anyone with a ICON try the hack to update to Windows 10 ? If so, what is your results ?

    For how to do it, here's the source... Warning, a hard reset is needed..

    HOWTO: Install Windows 10 for Phones on Non-€ | Windows Phone 8 Development and Hacking | XDA Forums
    Also please heed Rubino's warnings here. From the Editor's Desk ? Should you (hack) install Windows 10 on your phone? | Windows Central

    I wouldn't dare hack my precious Icon.
    02-16-2015 02:34 PM
  4. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Also please heed Rubino's warnings here. From the Editor's Desk ? Should you (hack) install Windows 10 on your phone? | Windows Central

    I wouldn't dare hack my precious Icon.
    And people with a 930 (according to XDA) said it was running great with no major issues. I am not one who was going to jump on it till MS releases a preview but, I am sure there are a few who did the "hack" just wondering their results....

    There is always a few more daring people than myself or I guess if I had 2 ICONs, I might play...

    When they release the version that will work on the ICON, will you install it ?
    02-16-2015 02:42 PM
  5. Indistinguishable's Avatar

    When they release the version that will work on the ICON, will you install it ?
    If it's next week? Probably not. If it's in a month or two, when there have been more features added and more testing done, of course!
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    02-16-2015 02:43 PM
  6. berty6294's Avatar
    As much as I would like to say I'll play it safe, I'll probably install it as soon as its made available for my Icon. lol
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    02-16-2015 03:04 PM
  7. MobileVortex's Avatar
    I might try installing this on my extra 928... Just how much time do i want to put into it? lol
    02-16-2015 03:25 PM
  8. fanbpunx's Avatar
    I was considering hacking it, but I may wait even a few builds after the one for flagships is released.
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    02-16-2015 03:30 PM
  9. MikeSo's Avatar
    I'll wait. I use it and enjoy it on my Lumia 635, but interface-wise Windows 10 is far from prime-time ready. It's kind of a mess right now, and not worth going the "hacking" route for.

    Though it runs very good on my 635, so I'm looking forward to putting it on my Icon when the Preview for Developers version comes out - which I assume is what we will have to use for the Icon, since I doubt Verizon will release it to us officially. Actually, I'll probably put on the Insider version too when it comes out, it's stable enough on my 635. Just want to make sure that someone else tries it first. ;)
    02-16-2015 04:04 PM
  10. DavidinCT's Avatar
    As much as I would like to say I'll play it safe, I'll probably install it as soon as its made available for my Icon. lol
    Well, Microsoft did say it does have a roll back feature built in, **IF** it works like it should, it might be worthy to check it out.

    I'm thinking I will but, of course, I will watch on here a little to see what issues people are having. If for the most part everything I use day to day works, then I will go for it...
    02-17-2015 08:36 AM
  11. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Well, Microsoft did say it does have a roll back feature built in, **IF** it works like it should, it might be worthy to check it out.

    I'm thinking I will but, of course, I will watch on here a little to see what issues people are having. If for the most part everything I use day to day works, then I will go for it...
    I'm glad you can roll back the phone. Of course you can undo an error that happens on the phone.

    But can you undo a dropped conference call? What about a text message that gets lost in space? How about GPS locking up on you when you're on the road? What about a repetitive process that ends up burning your phone? All of those things are plausible in technical previews - especially when run on devices aren't yet approved.

    Play it safe, people. I didn't advise friends to run Windows 10 Technical Preview as their main OS on their main PC - and I definitely wouldn't advise people to run the mobile version on their daily driver.
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    02-17-2015 08:56 AM
  12. grafixguy#AC's Avatar
    I'm waiting. With Denim, I have everything I want and need for now.

    When there's an RTM build available through the preview, I'm in.
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    02-17-2015 09:02 AM
  13. MikeSo's Avatar
    Well, Microsoft did say it does have a roll back feature built in, **IF** it works like it should, it might be worthy to check it out.
    It's not really a built in "roll back feature", it's just Lumia Software Recovery Tool that you can use to do a wipe and reset. You'd lose all data on the phone, as you would with a regular hard reset (or use a backup to get it restored).
    Backup and restore - Microsoft Windows
    02-17-2015 09:18 AM
  14. gernerttl's Avatar
    I'm with Indistinguishable. I recommend holding off on Windows 10 for now. Especially, if the phone is your primary way of communicating. Yes, you can always hard reset and go back to WP8.1/Denim, but if you were unable to back up your data it's gone.

    I'll probably wait until it is released as a developer preview. DP is essentially a finished product that is released to developers to test their apps on.

    Since WP8.1/Denim is working so well, I may just hold off until the next Verizon Windows Phone comes out.
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    02-17-2015 02:38 PM
  15. MikeSo's Avatar
    I'm with Indistinguishable. I recommend holding off on Windows 10 for now. Especially, if the phone is your primary way of communicating. Yes, you can always hard reset and go back to WP8.1/Denim, but if you were unable to back up your data it's gone.

    I'll probably wait until it is released as a developer preview. DP is essentially a finished product that is released to developers to test their apps on.

    Since WP8.1/Denim is working so well, I may just hold off until the next Verizon Windows Phone comes out.
    I agree with this, except I'm getting an AT&T or unlocked phone next. No more Verizon :p
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    02-17-2015 04:17 PM
  16. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Yea, like I said, I am not going to hack it into my phone.... Come on MS release it for the 930/929, so we can check it out.

    I wish there was a true way to back up your phone to a full image. You used to be able to do that with WP7 with a small script for Zune. It would make a full IMAGE of your phone.

    As we have learned APP backup is worthless unless devs update their apps, as we know there are a ton of WP apps that are never updated, nor will devs enable this feature.

    Was there ever a list of apps that actually supported App backup ?
    02-18-2015 07:33 AM
  17. AR2186's Avatar
    So, anyone with a ICON try the hack to update to Windows 10 ? If so, what is your results ?

    For how to do it, here's the source... Warning, a hard reset is needed..

    HOWTO: Install Windows 10 for Phones on Non-… | Windows Phone 8 Development and Hacking | XDA Forums
    Yeah I did it, but wasn't able to get the MMS APN settings to show up so went back to 8.1 (there is a way to use the Windows Insider app to write to the registry to enable it).

    Overall it was better than on my 1520, but not great. Didn't lag as much, which I attribute to the Denim drivers vs Cyan, but its definitely a work in progress

    I used the Chinese method from XDA to do it, as the Fiddler method didn't work for the Icon (did work on 1520)

    Interestingly, by trying out the Fiddler method and playing with the WPFlights.xml file, I was able to basically turn my Icon into the 930. Calls, internet, SMS and mms all work on AT&T but no LTE unfortunately. I posted my XML code in the XDA thread if any of you want to unshackle yourselves from Verizon

    I switched to get away from Verizon and had to get a 1520, now free to use my favorite phone again
    02-18-2015 12:53 PM
  18. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I was able to basically turn my Icon into the 930. Calls, internet, SMS and mms all work on AT&T but no LTE unfortunately
    I'm pretty sure all of that is already the case with the Icon on AT&T. Calls, data, sms, & mms - but no LTE.
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    02-18-2015 04:46 PM
  19. MikeSo's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure all of that is already the case with the Icon on AT&T. Calls, data, sms, & mms - but no LTE.
    Yeah, I've seen other people say the same. The Icon is already unlocked and ready to be used on any GSM network, but the LTE bands are incompatible.
    02-18-2015 05:36 PM
  20. gernerttl's Avatar
    Yeah, I've seen other people say the same. The Icon is already unlocked and ready to be used on any GSM network, but the LTE bands are incompatible.
    It will work internationally on LTE. TELUS in Canada, as well as at least one or two LTE networks in Mexico that I know of. There are probably others; as long as the LTE band is compatible, and you have an activated SIM it will work. It's the MMS settings, I think, that make it problematic.
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    02-18-2015 05:54 PM
  21. Kasey Pierce's Avatar
    Windows Phone 10 right now, you can't even adjust the tile size, correct? too early for me, especially since we just got off of preview 8.1.1
    02-18-2015 08:37 PM
  22. AR2186's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure all of that is already the case with the Icon on AT&T. Calls, data, sms, & mms - but no LTE.
    I think the confusion is that you could use Access Point on Windows Phone 8.0 to manually set APN's, which would have allowed the Icon to be used on AT&T. In 8.1 it has been rendered useless and you no longer can set the MMS APN for use on other networks.

    My trick re-enabled setting MMS APN in the regular settings, just like a 930 has it

    As for LTE, it should work in Canada on a few carriers, as well as on T-Mobile and AT&T depending on where they have have AWS Band 4 LTE (and I think AT&T just spent $18bn on more AWS spectrum for the future)
    02-19-2015 07:35 AM
  23. AR2186's Avatar
    Windows Phone 10 right now, you can't even adjust the tile size, correct? too early for me, especially since we just got off of preview 8.1.1
    No problems adjusting tile sizes. There are actually 2 more tiles sizes and the small tile is actually live now for things like weather (which shows current temperature instead of an icon)
    02-19-2015 07:39 AM
  24. xrs22's Avatar
    I installed TP 10 on my Icon a couple days ago. There's no toggle for cellular or battery saver. As for the extra tiles I don't see a difference not like compared to PFD for Black on my 928. It's laggy in some areas like maps, as I use it for work. I think the settings colors should match your theme color and not that androidish blue color. Some of the toggles I don't even use and should be able to take them off.
    02-20-2015 07:56 PM

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