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  1. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    This will wipe your device. Make backups before continuing

    Hey all, I have found a way to fix the issue causing Lumia smartphones to not update to 8.1 Update 1.

    This applies to Lumia devices only and has worked for me!

    You're going to need Nokia Software Updater for Retail 4.1.2.

    Install it and connect your phone. Click install on the software and accept the precaution warning.
    Let your firmware download and install and set up as a NEW DEVICE!

    Once set up, do all OTA updates before download Preview for Developers.
    Once OTA updates are done, download Preview for Developers and update!

    It worked for me so it should work for you!

    I'm using Nokia Lumia 630 CV GBIE running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1!

    Let me know how you guys get on :)
    Last edited by Ryan ODonnell; 08-05-2014 at 03:17 AM.
    Nik47 likes this.
    08-04-2014 08:25 PM
  2. CellularMan's Avatar
    Not really a proper fix as this requires wiping your device... but thank you anyway.
    tboy2000 and ven07 like this.
    08-04-2014 08:34 PM
  3. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    Not really a proper fix as this requires wiping your device... but thank you anyway.
    I know, unfortunately, it was the only way I could get it to work :(

    If people don't mind wiping their device, then its alright! They can restore with a backup after GDR1 install :)
    ven07 likes this.
    08-04-2014 08:35 PM
  4. Sicarius123's Avatar
    Not too keen on wiping my device. Microsofts backup is still pretty lacklustre compared to Apple, so I'll be losing all Appdata, as well as any apps that have been de-listed from the store.
    ven07 likes this.
    08-04-2014 09:18 PM
  5. darkest.white's Avatar
    I did this same thing earlier today. The nice thing is after a fresh install my phone is running amazing. So fast and butter smooth
    Ryan ODonnell likes this.
    08-04-2014 09:20 PM
  6. Vicky Krishnatrai's Avatar
    I am going nokia care to flash my Lumia 630. I hope it will work.
    08-04-2014 09:57 PM
  7. Ansari Shoeb's Avatar
    Leme know if that works... On any Lumia 625 devices...
    08-04-2014 10:08 PM
  8. Toshin's Avatar
    dude stop posting this link in everythread as a 'fix'

    wiping the entire device is not a fix, and will obviously work if willing.
    tboy2000, benny142, ven07 and 1 others like this.
    08-04-2014 10:24 PM
  9. squire777's Avatar
    Should update the OP with a warning that it will wipe the device in case some person doesn't know that already.
    F3rzz, ven07 and tboy2000 like this.
    08-04-2014 11:49 PM
  10. bAN01TgAZ's Avatar
    this a work-around, not a fix.

    of course flashing a phone to stock and performing updates is an option for soapme, but the vast majority do not want to lose delisted purchases
    08-05-2014 03:30 PM
  11. Geddeeee's Avatar
    The point is that the OP has supplied a way to install Update 1 if you are having problems.
    If you aren't willing to do what he advises, then you deserve to wait until a 'fix' is forthcoming.. In the meantime stop all your ********!!!! Ingrates....
    08-05-2014 03:53 PM
  12. stephen_az's Avatar
    This will wipe your device. Make backups before continuing

    Hey all, I have found a way to fix the issue causing Lumia smartphones to not update to 8.1 Update 1.

    This applies to Lumia devices only and has worked for me!

    You're going to need Nokia Software Updater for Retail 4.1.2.

    Install it and connect your phone. Click install on the software and accept the precaution warning.
    Let your firmware download and install and set up as a NEW DEVICE!

    Once set up, do all OTA updates before download Preview for Developers.
    Once OTA updates are done, download Preview for Developers and update!

    It worked for me so it should work for you!

    I'm using Nokia Lumia 630 CV GBIE running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1!

    Let me know how you guys get on :)
    No offense intended since this may be worth some peoples' time to try; however, the contention that "it works for me so it should work for you" is on just about as solid ground as picking a spouse by throwing darts at a board and then saying it will obviously work for others. Lacking independent testing and verification your success could as likely be random chance as anything else....
    08-06-2014 01:41 PM
  13. colinkiama's Avatar
    No offense intended since this may be worth some peoples' time to try; however, the contention that "it works for me so it should work for you" is on just about as solid ground as picking a spouse by throwing darts at a board and then saying it will obviously work for others. Lacking independent testing and verification your success could as likely be random chance as anything else....
    Well if people are willing to sacrifice their app data for a 'workaround' then let them be. It's not like everyone is going to try this...
    08-06-2014 02:17 PM
  14. Rob Betts's Avatar
    This will wipe your device. Make backups before continuing

    Hey all, I have found a way to fix the issue causing Lumia smartphones to not update to 8.1 Update 1.

    This applies to Lumia devices only and has worked for me!

    You're going to need Nokia Software Updater for Retail 4.1.2.

    Install it and connect your phone. Click install on the software and accept the precaution warning.
    Let your firmware download and install and set up as a NEW DEVICE!

    Once set up, do all OTA updates before download Preview for Developers.
    Once OTA updates are done, download Preview for Developers and update!

    It worked for me so it should work for you!

    I'm using Nokia Lumia 630 CV GBIE running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1!

    Let me know how you guys get on :)
    The same advice as given out by Microsoft 2-3 weeks ago when PD users had problems updating before it was pulled from the servers. At the moment a safe way to get GDR1 and Cyan update as many have done successfully by this route.
    08-06-2014 02:45 PM
  15. Wim TeDe's Avatar
    How can they tell that this Error ( 80188308/80183306/8018330f ) is fixed.
    It is just mentioned by a few "users" and not even Confirmed.
    Pls guys do some more home work before you exite ppl.
    SOURCE ... WMPoweruser
    8018830f.png
    08-06-2014 04:50 PM
  16. PipoDj's Avatar
    that's a good fix but im afraid to wipe out my phone. so what I did is to anger the update button and wholla. it went through... that is after 10 attempts to download the update with that error popping up.
    08-06-2014 07:10 PM
  17. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I'm sorry this is nor a fix nor a work around (an SD card trick would be a work around as it would only help users with an SD card) as it involves reflashing and there by losing all your precious app + game data. Furthermore it doesn't help ATIV S users (HTC 8X & 8S users need driver updates), plus there are chances that this method may not work as you are still downloading and installing the same update package(s).

    The only "fix" would come from work MS right now so your best option is to wait and be happy as opposed to whinging 24/7. People around the world have worse problems to contend with then a update failing to install...
    08-06-2014 07:38 PM

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