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  1. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    First the mega is a turd. As far as widgets there are many apps that let you make your own. Look at themer, zooper, and UCCW. You can make an Android look like IOS, Firefox, WP, Ubuntu.
    06-15-2014 10:55 AM
  2. anony_mouse's Avatar
    First the mega is a turd. As far as widgets there are many apps that let you make your own. Look at themer, zooper, and UCCW. You can make an Android look like IOS, Firefox, WP, Ubuntu.
    Those apps look cool - thanks for the tip! Well worth checking out. Can anyone recommend some equivalents for Windows Phone?
    Last edited by anony_mouse; 06-15-2014 at 03:49 PM.
    06-15-2014 11:19 AM
  3. Joshua Paul Edison's Avatar
    I am running 8.1 and me and my gf are both experiencing freezing, lagginess, black screen and then some pretty consistently. I did what I though was a hard reset months back, but it really didn't seem convincing. The process erased everything, but it only took like 5 minutes and I really dont feel that it reinstalled the OS fresh like a new copy of Windows. Its like it just removed my stuff and the system was just as buggy as ever :( maybe I should try again this weekend

    I had similar issues after upgrading to windows phone 8.1, i tried soft reset from my phone.. it reset, (just like yours did) after a while it was back to the same condition.

    Finally, frustrated by the issues I faced. I googled for it and found this article on WP
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...mia-620-a.html

    and then I found this article on reset windows phone... i.e to flash your phone completely and install windows phone 8
    [How To] Unbrand/Flash all Nokia Windows Phone 8 [XDA News] - xda-developers ( i recommened to follow this tutorial, it's more detailed)

    I did follow every step mention in the XDA forums. It worked well. Didn't face any issues (although, when i was downloading Nokia care PC suite, i was as alerted by chrome as a Malicious content, I ignored it and it worked fine).

    I've flashed my phone back to windows Phone 8. It works great. !!

    My Phone is back to life. !!

    I would suggest, unless you are a developer don't download windows phone 8.1, it's made for developers. Not for the normal, everyday users.
    I upgraded my phone to 8.1 and learnt a big lesson.!! I'm back to my senses now. My phone works great. !!
    Visa Declined likes this.
    06-15-2014 01:04 PM
  4. darkest.white's Avatar
    Are you using WP8.1? It lacks firmware update from Nokia so optimisation and few features aren't up to par
    If you'll still have problems after Cyan firmware comes then try hard reset.. Or switch to iOS

    Your choice man, i can't stand icon/grid UI in android and iOS so im "forced" to stay with WP, i like it tho
    Yeah I am, and I'm hoping the firmware will really fix things up. But moving to a different OS is not an option for me. Live tiles just make way too much sense
    06-15-2014 01:29 PM
  5. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I feel you mate...I haven't read all the posts and just replying to the op...try a factory reset...all your apps will be wiped of course..I still can't get over the fact that how bad warped the music tile is...they just took a perfectly awesome piece of software and screwed it beyond repair..anyways..the plus side, this is more or less the final build...which means tons of minor fixes and enhancements on the way..


    Sent from iCeborg's iPad.
    06-15-2014 01:40 PM
  6. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Hey guys. I've been a hardcore MICROSOFT fan for a long time, having a full Microsoft eco system such as Lumia 920, Xbox One, Windows PCs and tablets. I work in the #1 Staples store in central Canada and recently Canada as a whole. After being so dedicated to Microsoft, having the dream job of working for them, and can't possibly own Apple or Google products because it just feels wrong.

    However lately my phone feels laggy, slow, buggy, unresponsive, having my gf feel the same way about her 920. Which I know she misses her iPhone and would never admit it to me. After working at a tech center repairing endless windows PCs and having people rave how they never have any issues with Mac and Apple and how much they love them and dont have to think twice if that feature is available to them (because it most defiantly is) along with Android.


    It all comes down to that recently I just feel disappointed that my phone isn't seamless, and that it freezes ever morning I unlock it and have to remember when the touch screen is unresponsive to lock and unlock my phone again for it to work, or that when my screen is black and nothing is responsive to hold the volume down dn power button until the phone vibrates to fix it.

    I just feel like I'm losing hope. And it saddens me. I know it takes lots of time and I love Microsoft so much. But recently it just gets me so down.

    Any one else I in the same boat?
    And the Oscar goes to....
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    06-15-2014 03:32 PM
  7. boothes18's Avatar
    I'm with ya, but for different reasons. Iphone ordered. I feel like I'm doing MSFT wrong by doing it though.
    06-15-2014 05:20 PM
  8. Phillip Deackes's Avatar
    When the developer preview came out I flashed my 920, didn't opt for a restore, then immediately installed the 8.1 preview and then the apps I actually use. My 920 is faster than with 8.0 and I have none of the problems others have reported. I always got WhatsApp notifications, no freezing, no touch screen problems, in fact I can even connect to my work wifi which uses a proxy - WPC said this would only be possible with the future Cyan firmware update. Apps start up noticeably faster than with 8.0 too - all in all I am well pleased and can't wait to get my 930.
    06-15-2014 05:33 PM
  9. b23h's Avatar
    Never put all your eggs in one basket. Technology is constantly evolving. Gadgets come and go. I think it's foolish to limit yourself only to technology that has a certain company's logo on it.

    Always get a device/gadget based on what it can do NOW, not based on a vague hope of what it might be able to do at some nebulous point in the future. You'll only set yourself up for disappointment.
    Sent from my Lumia 822 using Tapatalk
    I've been on WP for a couple of years, no doubt some of you have been on it for longer. I am on WP for several reasons.

    First, I don't like Apple and don't buy their products.

    Second, my experience with Froyo on a Samsung was one of the worst phone experiences I've ever had. Froyo on a Motorola was a bit better. I was tired of having my phone hang and cough up hair balls.

    Third, I've always been a Microsoft guy and wanted to check out WP.

    Finally, and in a sense most importantly, I realized that WP would not get the apps in the store which will enable WP to compete in a real way unless WP showed an increase in its market share. So I have to say part of why I am here is in hope of what WP will be in the future. I am acting exactly opposite of what newfangled suggest. Because at the end of the day, if some of us aren't here, they won't build it and apps won't come.

    P.S. I have 8.1 on my 920 and it is working great. I tend to think Clock Hub is what is giving the OP his issue. I have Cortana pinned to my start screen and am having no issues.
    Last edited by b23h; 06-23-2014 at 06:37 PM.
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    06-15-2014 07:03 PM
  10. Warren_S's Avatar
    I was new to the Windows Phone and really liked the simple and efficient user interface. But my slow TuneIn and iHeart Radio Apps and the ridiculous problems with things as simple as a "playlist" in the native music player app made me jump ship back to Android. Low-and-Behold, all of those problem I had with Windows Phone actually work, and are fast, with Android, even on the el-cheapo Moto G. Jeez, It's just the basics and it frustrates me with the Windows Phone. I'm hoping Microsoft keeps development going and I'm looking forward to a "working" inexpensive 4.5" screen Windows Phone something like the Lumia 635. Me loves the Windows OS (if it works). So in response to you Darkest.White...I feel your pain...he he
    06-15-2014 09:24 PM
  11. chezm's Avatar
    I was new to the Windows Phone and really liked the simple and efficient user interface. But my slow TuneIn and iHeart Radio Apps and the ridiculous problems with things as simple as a "playlist" in the native music player app made me jump ship back to Android. Low-and-Behold, all of those problem I had with Windows Phone actually work, and are fast, with Android, even on the el-cheapo Moto G. Jeez, It's just the basics and it frustrates me with the Windows Phone. I'm hoping Microsoft keeps development going and I'm looking forward to a "working" inexpensive 4.5" screen Windows Phone something like the Lumia 635. Me loves the Windows OS (if it works). So in response to you Darkest.White...I feel your pain...he he
    I'm not having any major issues with my Lumia 1020 (bought used), the UI really keeps me hooked to this platform. With that said I see your point, in terms of what some users would consider basic/standard.

    FOR ME, I cannot confidently defend WP against Android...the only benefit in my opinion is the more secure OS. I have personal issues against android as an OS, but I can honestly say its definitely a more structured and mature system...android stock or the Moto OS which is practically stock.

    If I were to leave WP (but no intentions for the next few years), the only option I would look at is android stock. I see my peers S4 sluggish, while my bro in law Moto g lighting fast and smooth.
    06-15-2014 09:45 PM
  12. boltman2013's Avatar
    WP 8.1 is fine no one should be tied to a phone anyhow. That is why I use my laptop, desktop, Kindle fire and ipad air (provided by my work) also

    Hard to beat $50 OTD or less N520/521 w 8.1 in terms of bang for the buck..lower your expectations and be happy.
    Also YES you do need more than one device and no one needs "the best" what you need is what works for you.

    I give MS props for not trying to be an iphone or copy it like android which is actually limited in many ways
    06-17-2014 09:44 AM
  13. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Lower your expectations hahaha that's what's wrong with this world now. Sounds like an Obama line.
    07-02-2014 11:22 AM
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