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  1. bulls96's Avatar
    I finally did it. Install didnt take that long. Running well so far. It carried over my apps and settings fine. I had to reset to get Messaging working.
    09-27-2015 07:29 AM
  2. dksf42's Avatar
    I finally did it. Install didnt take that long. Running well so far. It carried over my apps and settings fine. I had to reset to get Messaging working.
    OK, I've been running Windows 10 Insider since last Oct and have loved it - but, my Icon is my daily driver and have NOT yet taken the plunge to install Win 10 Mobile yet.

    What is the true story for us Icon users - when is the latest on GA?

    I am assuming that Verizon still "hates" Microsoft, so will Microsoft ever "officially support" Windows 10 Mobile on ICON?
    09-27-2015 11:21 AM
  3. bulls96's Avatar
    So there was another system update after I installed it the first time. The first build won't let me iodate and install apps but this update fixed it.

    Messaging for skype works well so far. Bluetooth in car works. Much more responsive considering I didn't do a fresh install.
    09-28-2015 06:34 AM
  4. MikeSo's Avatar
    What is the true story for us Icon users - when is the latest on GA?

    I am assuming that Verizon still "hates" Microsoft, so will Microsoft ever "officially support" Windows 10 Mobile on ICON?
    Microsoft will "support" it through the Preview program. It is safe to say that Verizon will never update the Lumia Icon again. We never received the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 either.
    09-28-2015 04:39 PM
  5. Mark Monforti's Avatar
    Actually mine charges very quickly with that charger.
    09-29-2015 11:15 AM
  6. mtalinm's Avatar
    hey I gotta say I am now fully onboard the win10mo train.

    for the first week battery life was horrific, but then someone pointed out to me that I could disable a bunch of background apps. (why msft doesn't do this by default is beyond me.) Edge was the main culprit, chewing up a third or so of my battery (!). now it is about as good as 8.1

    also, reading text while driving started working one day for now apparent reason.

    only gripe is that I don't think videos sync automatically. otherwise, happy camper!
    09-29-2015 05:31 PM
  7. 01mggt's Avatar
    I am a current Nexus 6 user and previous Windows Phone user having owned the 8x, 928 and Icon in the past. I am considering buying another Icon since it's the closest thing to a lumia flagship we have on Verizon. But Windows 10 is so tempting. Has there been a statement that the Insider Previews will for sure continue after the launch? I know Verizon will never release an official Windows 10, but if I can use it through the IP program this will be a no brainer for me since I doubt seriously we will see a new flagship on Verizon. Any thoughts or facts?
    09-29-2015 05:34 PM
  8. robnhl's Avatar
    I am a current Nexus 6 user and previous Windows Phone user having owned the 8x, 928 and Icon in the past. I am considering buying another Icon since it's the closest thing to a lumia flagship we have on Verizon. But Windows 10 is so tempting. Has there been a statement that the Insider Previews will for sure continue after the launch? I know Verizon will never release an official Windows 10, but if I can use it through the IP program this will be a no brainer for me since I doubt seriously we will see a new flagship on Verizon. Any thoughts or facts?
    No facts but I'm almost certain the Insider Program will continue post-launch. MS set a precedent with the WP8 Developer Preview program and the desktop W10 IP. I don't see why they'd cancel the mobile program. I recently picked up an Icon for this very reason.
    MikeSo and aximtreo like this.
    09-30-2015 02:00 PM
  9. Kieta's Avatar
    I'm doing a backup now so I can take the plunge again.
    10-01-2015 03:29 PM
  10. odin09's Avatar
    I agree, finally windows 10 works smoothly on my Icon!
    mtalinm and aximtreo like this.
    10-02-2015 07:20 PM
  11. Polychrome's Avatar
    Welp, finally did it.

    Although I'm bummed that I can no longer talk to Cortana on my band and I had to reinstall a crazy number of apps (a bunch didn't work until entirely reinstalled), I have to say that it's running and running well. I imagine they'll eventually clean up that software upgrade process...or at least I hope they will!
    10-02-2015 08:15 PM
  12. beantownsouth's Avatar
    I'm downloading 536 right now. wish me luck. #facepalm

    Update done, now doing a hard reset. 1.5 hours total. Install was 536.1004.
    None of my contacts showed up. Dang this will suck to fix.
    I like the start screen so much better than 8.1.
    More to come............
    Last edited by beantownsouth; 10-04-2015 at 05:51 PM.
    10-04-2015 04:07 PM
  13. bulls96's Avatar
    Still going with mine that I did not hard reset for. Still doing ok. The Band stuff is working a little better but stll messages lag on the band. Im getting notifications fine.



    I have not had any trouble with the touchscreen not working like previous builds. Hotspot works fine.
    MikeSo likes this.
    10-05-2015 06:17 AM
  14. jcrider's Avatar
    thanks
    10-05-2015 10:40 AM
  15. walpy207's Avatar
    So I once-upon-a-time had an Icon - today I picked one up again for a second try.. I've read through the thread but I've been away for a while. Could someone give me a quick TL;DR? I'd like to do the preview/insider for W10 when it gets here, but what do I need to know for dos and Don'ts? Thanks!
    10-07-2015 10:24 AM
  16. MikeSo's Avatar
    After the announcement yesterday, I have to admit that if the Icon only had a user-replaceable battery, I probably wouldn't upgrade my phone... there wasn't anything compelling enough compared to the Icon in there. However, my battery now is so bad it doesn't even last 8 hours with normal use.

    Would putting W10M on it help at all? Or is it worse, for those of you who use it?

    And on a sidenote, is there a way to get a new battery into an Icon? :)
    10-07-2015 11:50 AM
  17. Indistinguishable's Avatar

    Would putting W10M on it help at all? Or is it worse, for those of you who use it?
    Nope. It would have the opposite effect. My battery life is significantly worse on the technical preview.

    But if your battery life is that bad, i would think that a hard reset would help.
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    10-07-2015 02:24 PM
  18. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Nope. It would have the opposite effect. My battery life is significantly worse on the technical preview.

    But if your battery life is that bad, i would think that a hard reset would help.
    YEa, no question, if your having battery life problems, the Preview program is NOT going to help
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    10-07-2015 02:28 PM
  19. sk0gg1es's Avatar
    I chatted with a Verizon rep this morning and they said the official Windows 10 update for the Icon was most likely coming, when Windows 10 Mobile officially rolls out later this year. May not mean anything, but it's better than nothing!
    10-07-2015 05:46 PM
  20. odin09's Avatar
    My Icon with the Windows 10 preview gets about 6 hours. It got about 7 - 8 before. If not for lackluster battery life I wouldn't be planning on upgrading at all... Being on Verizon though I have no idea what that upgrade will actually be.
    MikeSo likes this.
    10-07-2015 06:19 PM
  21. MikeSo's Avatar
    I chatted with a Verizon rep this morning and they said the official Windows 10 update for the Icon was most likely coming, when Windows 10 Mobile officially rolls out later this year. May not mean anything, but it's better than nothing!
    Don't take this personally, because it isn't, but nothing is usually better than something from a Verizon rep. They really don't know anything.
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    10-07-2015 06:26 PM
  22. MikeSo's Avatar
    My Icon with the Windows 10 preview gets about 6 hours. It got about 7 - 8 before. If not for lackluster battery life I wouldn't be planning on upgrading at all... Being on Verizon though I have no idea what that upgrade will actually be.
    Thanks. I guess I won't be trying the W10M on the Icon then.

    Yeah, my Icon is still an excellent phone and I'd have no upgrade plans if it wasn't for the battery. I really like it and it does all that I need. Too bad about the battery. I have been managing it badly, I think. Should've not charged all the time etc.
    10-07-2015 06:28 PM
  23. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I chatted with a Verizon rep this morning and they said the official Windows 10 update for the Icon was most likely coming, when Windows 10 Mobile officially rolls out later this year. May not mean anything, but it's better than nothing!
    If you talk to 5 different reps, at different locations you will get 5 different answers. CS people are not given info like this, they DONT know. With the ICON being discontinued over a year ago, I don't see the ICON getting more than the Preview Program and that will give a hit on battery life.

    I think Android people would be ticked off, as there are lower end phones that are sold as new models and never get upgraded, this happens a lot too...
    10-07-2015 07:44 PM
  24. hopmedic's Avatar
    And on a sidenote, is there a way to get a new battery into an Icon? :)
    Here's a teardown video:

    Problem is that just in a quick search, I'm not finding a replacement battery to buy.
    aximtreo and MikeSo like this.
    10-08-2015 06:09 AM
  25. MikeSo's Avatar
    I actually found quite a few sellers of the battery, which apparently is called Nokia BV-5QW. Not sure how reliable the sellers are, but I might give it a shot. I'm fairly handy with opening up electronics so it could be worth trying. Thanks!
    10-08-2015 10:58 AM
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