1. allysisa's Avatar
    Hi all please forgive me if this has been asked and answered before im pretty new to all this stuff so I thought I ask you guys my question and see if I get told off lol ....... im waiting impatiently for the 8.1 phone update ive a lumia 625 brought it 3 months ago.... if I was to do the 8.1 for developers and the official 8.1 gets released will I get that update to over ride the developers update?

    If it all went wrong I saw that nokia software recovery tool can reinstall the software when it was shipped

    How does that work please and would I some how have to back up this phone and again if so how.

    Sorry for all the questions just getting it all out there.
    06-27-2014 08:59 AM
  2. David P2's Avatar
    If you update to the preview, all you will get when 8.1 officially rolls out is the firmware part of the Cyan update (which includes camera stuff and probably battery optimisation). The full Cyan update includes 8.1.

    You can use the recovery tool to downgrade - it puts you on the "most recent commercial release" which would be 8.0 GDR3+Black firmware.

    Before any sort of hard reset (made by phone or software) would wipe everything so you would have to do a backup before doing the reset - if you go into settings there should be an option for Backup - have peek in there.
    06-27-2014 09:17 AM
  3. AV2RY's Avatar
    1. Yes you will get updates
    2. I don't think you will have any problem while/after installing DP. as long as I know the "problem rate" is not high so why should you be one of them?)) anyway that recovery tool seem pretty simple (I didnt use it) if you figured out how to post here your questions you could easily get used to that software

    Don't forget to backup first Settings / Backup
    06-27-2014 09:17 AM
  4. allysisa's Avatar
    thanks I give it a ago xxx
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    06-27-2014 10:10 AM
  5. allysisa's Avatar
    installing as we speak but so far it looks the same on the 3rd install now
    06-27-2014 10:45 AM
  6. David P2's Avatar
    There are 3 major updates in 8.1 so you should be on the last one now if you're on the 3rd.
    06-27-2014 10:57 AM
  7. allysisa's Avatar
    ok ty this one is longer x
    06-27-2014 11:05 AM
  8. allysisa's Avatar
    have you had any problems with battery drain etc
    06-27-2014 11:06 AM
  9. allysisa's Avatar
    oh it was downloading the update it took forever now it says install it can take up to 30mins etc so here goes x
    06-27-2014 11:10 AM
  10. David P2's Avatar
    I haven't personally but my 620 doesn't have the biggest of batteries so have never really noticed any unusual drainage.
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    06-27-2014 11:16 AM
  11. a5cent's Avatar
    Hello Allysisa, and welcome to WPC!

    We have a sticky thread specifically dealing with all the questions related to the developer preview:


    I'd recommend you read that first. I think it will help with most of your questions.

    Good luck!
    06-29-2014 08:56 AM
  12. allysisa's Avatar
    06-30-2014 05:59 AM
  13. a5cent's Avatar
    No harm done. We're here to help. Happens to all of us. ;-)
    06-30-2014 08:10 AM

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