1. Phil Bradburn's Avatar
    I tried to download the recovery tool - but is only for windows... I have a Mac at home, and after playing with the tech preview for windows 10 I can't find a way of rolling back to windows phone 8.1.

    I don't care about keeping my apps / photos etc. I just want to get back to Windowsphone 8.1. I miss cortana speaking to me.

    I'm in UK, and have a Lumia 735.
    04-12-2015 10:26 AM
  2. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    I tried to download the recovery tool - but is only for windows... I have a Mac at home, and after playing with the tech preview for windows 10 I can't find a way of rolling back to windows phone 8.1.

    I don't care about keeping my apps / photos etc. I just want to get back to Windowsphone 8.1. I miss cortana speaking to me.

    I'm in UK, and have a Lumia 735.
    How to roll back from Windows 10 Preview to Windows Phone 8.1 | Windows Central

    good day;)
    04-12-2015 10:28 AM
  3. anon(5335899)'s Avatar
    So how does that link explain what to do when you are on a mac again?

    But back on topic.. You need access to a windows PC.
    gpobernardo and Phil Bradburn like this.
    04-12-2015 10:52 AM
  4. Phil Bradburn's Avatar
    Exactly - I have read that link before I posted the question. I don't have a Windows Laptop - therefore that's my problem. So, basically no way to do it unless I find someone with a windows laptop?

    Incidentally, I have hard reset my WP10TPreview and it works much better now... so might just stick it out and give feedback to Microsoft
    04-12-2015 01:52 PM
  5. Harrie-S's Avatar

    Incidentally, I have hard reset my WP10TPreview and it works much better now... so might just stick it out and give feedback to Microsoft
    That would be a good idea ( giving feedback) and that also gives you some time to find a windows pc/laptop.
    But to be honest you should have checked how to roll back before you updated to W10 TP. And then you would have known that it can not be done with a Mac.😊
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    04-12-2015 02:13 PM
  6. Phil Bradburn's Avatar
    It is true - I should have done that. But, I didn't. I'm too impatient ;-)
    Harrie-S likes this.
    04-12-2015 03:55 PM
  7. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    You could use Virtual OS programs on your mac and run the W10TP to do it
    Phil Bradburn likes this.
    04-12-2015 03:57 PM
  8. Phil Bradburn's Avatar
    What like Parallels? Is there anything free ? Anything to.recommend? Great idea by the way.
    04-12-2015 08:17 PM
  9. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Boot camp?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-12-2015 09:05 PM
  10. anon(5335899)'s Avatar
    Bootcamp was killed off by Apple. The amount of people loading Windows on their hardware was a bit top-heavy ;)

    But seriously. You could use Virtualbox with the win10 TP ISO if you do not have win7 or win8 at hand.
    J0n5ey likes this.
    04-13-2015 12:35 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Bootcamp was killed off by Apple. The amount of people loading Windows on their hardware was a bit top-heavy ;)

    But seriously. You could use Virtualbox with the win10 TP ISO if you do not have win7 or win8 at hand.
    No, it was not. Boot Camp - Apple Support
    04-13-2015 12:46 AM
  12. Phil Bradburn's Avatar
    Thanks - I'm going to try it tonight! :-)
    04-13-2015 11:27 AM
  13. Guzzler3's Avatar
    You'll still need a copy of windows to load via boot camp.

    By chance do you have a friend, neighbor with a windows machine you can go over and use? That actually might be the quickest and easiest. How about at work, do you have a windows system there?
    04-13-2015 03:41 PM
  14. Phil Bradburn's Avatar
    I've installed a tech preview version of windows 10 on virtualbox on my mac. I haven't had chance to look at it this morning. I have a friend with a windows laptop and he said he will bring tomorrow. At work we aren't allowed to download anything to the laptop so cant install the software recovery tool.
    04-14-2015 01:29 AM
  15. Senthil Perumal's Avatar
    No way unless you use MS OS in Virtual in Mac - like parallel or boot camp and load Windows there.
    05-23-2015 02:46 PM

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