1. manny_i_am's Avatar
    After downloading the Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 update and trying to install it, the phone rebooted and now all it does is show the "NOKIA" screen then it goes to the spinning gears for a few, and it shuts down again. Note that it's not the "infinite spinning gears"; these appear for a moment, then the phone will shut off by itself. Everytime I try to boot it up, it does the same thing. I have no idea what went wrong here. Did I break it? Is it bricked? How do I fix it? o.o

    Edit: Forgot to add my device is a Lumia 520.
    08-04-2014 07:31 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    Remove the battery and then remove the SD card and then reboot.
    08-04-2014 07:39 PM
  3. manny_i_am's Avatar
    Okay, I took out the battery and the SD card, then I put the battery in and tried to turn the phone on; no luck with that. Then I put the SD card in and that didn't do the trick, either. Thanks anyway :)
    08-04-2014 07:55 PM
  4. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Sounds like you might to need to use the nokia recovery tool.

    How to downgrade the OS on a Lumia Windows Phone | Windows Phone Central

    Can you plug in your phone to your PC to retrieve the data store on the phone?

    As this process will reflash your phone's rom thereby wiping it completely clean and downgrading it to the public O/S version currently available for your phone.
    08-04-2014 08:20 PM
  5. manny_i_am's Avatar
    Thanks, TechFreak1; I reflashed my phone then installed all the updates consecutively. Now it's working properly.
    08-05-2014 01:44 AM
  6. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Thanks, TechFreak1; I reflashed my phone then installed all the updates consecutively. Now it's working properly.
    Your most welcome, good to hear that it is now working properly.
    08-05-2014 10:02 PM
  7. rigorimpossible's Avatar
    shocks, experienced the same thing... tsk.tsk.tsk.

    will do the recovery thingy...

    Lumia 620 here..
    08-06-2014 04:36 AM

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