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  1. ajayden's Avatar
    How to install Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview

    I have been reading on the forums about people having issues with installation of Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview.

    I have installed it on my Lumia 1020 and its working perfectly (with minor bugs). In fact, i am now posting from the same phone.

    So here is what I did.

    I was on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 before the WP10 update.

    1) Back up all the data and pictures on the phone
    2) Hard reset the phone (For a beta OS its better to start from a clean phone)
    3) After hard reset, DO NOT restore from backup. Set up as new phone.
    3) Download Windows Insider App
    4) Select fast ring and complete all steps until the phone reboots
    5) Check for updates in Settings>Phone Updates
    6) Download and install update for Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2
    7) Again check for updates in Settings>Phone Updates
    8) Download and install Windows phone 10 Technical Preview
    9) Very important : Hard reset the phone
    10) Now install all the apps that you need, from the store.

    From here, your phone should work with minimum bugs and better performance

    Some tips:

    1) Microsoft camera does not work. Download Lumia Camera or Proshot from store
    2) Pictures taken might not show in the pictures hub. You can use File explorer that's included in the OS to go to pictures folder to view your pictures and screen shots.

    Hope this helps.

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    How to revert back to Windows Phone 8.1

    Edit : The Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview has been working perfectly for me, only with minor bugs
    1) Battery life is not predictable at times
    2) You tube video cannot play yet from internet explorer

    However it might not be the same experience for everyone. Some of us would like to revert back to Windows Phone 8.1. So here is the guide to revert back to Windows Phone 8.1.

    Always remember
    After you start the recovery process, do bot disconnect your phone from the computer until whole process is finished.

    Always plug your computer into the power source so that it does not go to standby mode.


    Steps for recovery process
    1.Download and install Windows Phone Recovery Tool to your computer. If possible, make sure that your phone's battery is fully charged.
    2.When the installation has finished, start the application and the main screen will appear:
    wprt_450x243.jpg

    1)If your phone is not automatically detected, disconnect all phones from your computer and press My phone was not detected at the bottom of the main screen.

    2)If prompted, select the phone manufacturer.

    3)Connect your phone to your computer with a compatible USB cable.

    4)Wait for your computer to detect the connected phone and follow the screen instructions. If the phone is not connected within one minute you can try to restart your phone: Keep USB connected, press and hold the Power and Volume down keys simultaneously. Release the pressed keys when phone vibrates.

    5) Press Install software to start installing the software to your phone.

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    Screen shots of Performance, Bugs and Solutions
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    Edit: Added Some screen shots for Home screen with background picture, App list with recently added apps (its a neat feature) and new file explorer

    wp_ss_20150412_0004.jpg
    wp_ss_20150412_0005.jpg
    wp_ss_20150412_0006.png

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    Edit : The voice dictation button (Microphone icon) is visible along with the keyboard.
    wp_ss_20150415_0017.png

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    Edit : If you feel that the text in the settings screen is smaller, then this can help you.
    Go to Settings>Ease of access>Ease of access
    Over here you can increase the text size and the size of the text in settings menu also increases.
    wp_ss_20150414_0004.png

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    Edit : The battery saver timing displayed in setting is wrong. At full charge it showed 2 hours and 38 minutes left but I have used the phone for 9 hours and still 42% battery is left. Now it shows 1 hour and 58 minutes left but actually it can go for nearly another 6 to 8 hours.

    So total usage on single charge is 17 hours but the battery saver only shows around 5 hours
    wp_ss_20150414_0002.png

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    Edit : For those who have issue with Weather app not running properly, you can do the following.
    1) Uninstall the weather app
    2) Reinstall the weather app. Now it will be installed as "Bing Weather App"
    3) Then run the "Bing Weather App" and it will ask you to update the app.
    4) Select update and the latest version of weather will be installed.
    It should work perfectly from there. Below are the screenshots.
    wp_ss_20150415_0009.png
    wp_ss_20150415_0010.png
    wp_ss_20150415_0011.png
    wp_ss_20150415_0012.png
    wp_ss_20150415_0013.jpg

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    Edit : We can attach different types of files to the new outlook email. Below are the screen shot, where I am attaching a photo and pdf to the same email.
    wp_ss_20150417_0005.png

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    Edit : Dialer working perfectly to search the phone numbers keyed in and also displays the contact picture during the call.
    wp_ss_20150417_0008.pngwp_ss_20150417_0009.png

    Sent from Lumia 1020 on WP 10 TP using Taptalk
    Last edited by ajayden; 04-17-2015 at 11:53 PM.
    04-12-2015 05:20 AM
  2. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    I have been reading on the forums about people having issues with installation of Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview.

    I have installed it on my Lumia 1020 and its working perfectly (with minor bugs). In fact, i am now posting from the same phone.

    So here is what I did.

    I was on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 before the WP10 update.

    1) Back up all the data and pictures on the phone
    2) Hard reset the phone (For a beta OS its better to start from a clean phone)
    3) After hard reset, DO NOT restore from backup. Set up as new phone.
    3) Download Windows Insider App
    4) Select fast ring and complete all steps until the phone reboots
    5) Check for updates in Settings>Phone Updates
    6) Download and install update for Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2
    7) Again check for updates in Settings>Phone Updates
    8) Download and install Windows phone 10 Technical Preview
    9) Very important : Hard reset the phone
    10) Now install all the apps that you need, from the store.

    From here, your phone should work with minimum bugs and better performance

    Some tips:

    1) Microsoft camera does not work. Download Lumia Camera or Proshot from store
    2) Pictures taken might not show in the pictures hub. You can use File explorer that's included in the OS to go to pictures folder to view your pictures and screen shots.

    Hope this helps.
    Sent from Lumia 1020 on WP 10 TP using Taptalk
    very useful but i tell you . users have already got enough of this update not many are going to go for it hereafter. ;) good day
    ajayden likes this.
    04-12-2015 05:26 AM
  3. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    I have been reading on the forums about people having issues with installation of Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview.

    I have installed it on my Lumia 1020 and its working perfectly (with minor bugs). In fact, i am now posting from the same phone.

    So here is what I did.

    I was on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 before the WP10 update.

    1) Back up all the data and pictures on the phone
    2) Hard reset the phone (For a beta OS its better to start from a clean phone)
    3) After hard reset, DO NOT restore from backup. Set up as new phone.
    3) Download Windows Insider App
    4) Select fast ring and complete all steps until the phone reboots
    5) Check for updates in Settings>Phone Updates
    6) Download and install update for Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2
    7) Again check for updates in Settings>Phone Updates
    8) Download and install Windows phone 10 Technical Preview
    9) Very important : Hard reset the phone
    10) Now install all the apps that you need, from the store.

    From here, your phone should work with minimum bugs and better performance

    Some tips:

    1) Microsoft camera does not work. Download Lumia Camera or Proshot from store
    2) Pictures taken might not show in the pictures hub. You can use File explorer that's included in the OS to go to pictures folder to view your pictures and screen shots.

    Hope this helps.
    Sent from Lumia 1020 on WP 10 TP using Taptalk
    Great article and I think your right on to start out with a clean slate from the beginning, please keep us posted on the performance of your phone.
    Thanks.
    ajayden likes this.
    04-12-2015 05:46 AM
  4. ajayden's Avatar
    Update : Battery life on my Lumia 1020

    The battery saver timing displayed in setting is wrong. At full charge it showed 2 hours and 38 minutes left but I have used the phone for 9 hours and still 42% battery is left. Now it shows 1 hour and 58 minutes left but actually it can go for nearly another 6 to 8 hours.

    So total usage on single charge is 17 hours but the battery saver only shows around 5 hours.

    Now very happy with the battery performance.
    Sent from Lumia 1020 on WP10 using Taptalk
    Attached Thumbnails wp_ss_20150414_0002-thumb.png  
    scottinmd likes this.
    04-13-2015 07:24 PM
  5. ajayden's Avatar
    If you feel that the text in the settings screen is smaller, then this can help you.

    Go to Settings>Ease of access>Ease of access
    Over here you can increase the text size and the size of the text in settings menu also increases.

    Hope this helps.
    Sent from Lumia 1020 on WP10 using Taptalk
    Attached Thumbnails wp_ss_20150414_0004.png   wp_ss_20150414_0003.png  
    Protocol Rahul likes this.
    04-13-2015 07:49 PM
  6. supadryz's Avatar
    Nice guide, i am having issues installing the update on either my Lumia 930 or my back up phone 820. & there is no way I am doing a hard reset on my 930 due to game saves being deleted as no separate memory card.

    But I will try & hard reset my 820 & see if this works.
    ajayden likes this.
    04-15-2015 05:31 AM
  7. mnsiw's Avatar
    I tried WP10 on Lumia 535 two days back but due to data issue downgraded to WP8.1, after reading your post I'm going to try once more, I have no other issue except data.
    04-15-2015 05:43 AM
  8. API_Rock's Avatar
    I am not able to install windows 10 what could be the problem

    so far i have done:-

    1. was getting update error so reset the phone
    2. I was getting the error again so used nokia recovery tool
    3. Then checked got update 8.1 update 2
    4. Now installed insider app launched used both fast & slow device gets reboot, i click on check update but it says my phone is up to date
    5. I change region but no luck :(
    6. Again reset the phone now got the update it took 5-10 min I can see msg insider fast update is running, I can seed two gears going on completed
    7. my phone rebooted but what ? it is still 8.1
    8. Again I reseted the phone but with no luck
    9. I reinstalled the insider app in phone memory but no luck :(

    Please help.

    Using Lumia 520
    04-15-2015 05:56 AM
  9. svaethier's Avatar
    I am not able to install windows 10 what could be the problem

    so far i have done:-

    1. was getting update error so reset the phone
    2. I was getting the error again so used nokia recovery tool
    3. Then checked got update 8.1 update 2
    4. Now installed insider app launched used both fast & slow device gets reboot, i click on check update but it says my phone is up to date
    5. I change region but no luck :(
    6. Again reset the phone now got the update it took 5-10 min I can see msg insider fast update is running, I can seed two gears going on completed
    7. my phone rebooted but what ? it is still 8.1
    8. Again I reseted the phone but with no luck
    9. I reinstalled the insider app in phone memory but no luck :(

    Please help.

    Using Lumia 520
    Go to insider app, click on fast and go through the steps again, next install should be win10
    API_Rock likes this.
    04-15-2015 06:05 AM
  10. ajayden's Avatar
    I am not able to install windows 10 what could be the problem

    so far i have done:-

    1. was getting update error so reset the phone
    2. I was getting the error again so used nokia recovery tool
    3. Then checked got update 8.1 update 2
    4. Now installed insider app launched used both fast & slow device gets reboot, i click on check update but it says my phone is up to date
    5. I change region but no luck :(
    6. Again reset the phone now got the update it took 5-10 min I can see msg insider fast update is running, I can seed two gears going on completed
    7. my phone rebooted but what ? it is still 8.1
    8. Again I reseted the phone but with no luck
    9. I reinstalled the insider app in phone memory but no luck :(

    Please help.

    Using Lumia 520
    Since you say that you are on WP8.1, its still ok.
    First step is to remove your SD card and also remove your sim card.
    Then follow my guide posted above. WP10 is will be installed on your phone.

    However, just a disclaimer for you. If you do not have the technical knowledge to troubleshoot any issues, its better to not install technical preview. Wait for Microsoft to release the update for the slow ring.
    04-15-2015 07:06 AM
  11. ajayden's Avatar
    Nice guide, i am having issues installing the update on either my Lumia 930 or my back up phone 820. & there is no way I am doing a hard reset on my 930 due to game saves being deleted as no separate memory card.

    But I will try & hard reset my 820 & see if this works.
    If L930 is you main phone with the game data, then don't install on it. If you want to try out WP10, then install on your back up phone.
    supadryz likes this.
    04-15-2015 07:08 AM
  12. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Nice guide, i am having issues installing the update on either my Lumia 930 or my back up phone 820. & there is no way I am doing a hard reset on my 930 due to game saves being deleted as no separate memory card.

    But I will try & hard reset my 820 & see if this works.
    The 930 is excluded from this round of Tech Preview. Good luck with the 820.
    04-15-2015 07:16 AM
  13. ajayden's Avatar
    For those who have issue with Weather app not running properly, you can do the following.
    1) Uninstall the weather app
    2) Reinstall the weather app. Now it will be installed as "Bing Weather App"
    3) Then run the "Bing Weather App" and it will ask you to update the app.
    4) Select update and the latest version of weather will be installed.
    It should work perfectly from there. Below are the screenshots.
    wp_ss_20150415_0013.jpg
    wp_ss_20150415_0009.png
    wp_ss_20150415_0010.png
    wp_ss_20150415_0011.png
    wp_ss_20150415_0012.png
    04-15-2015 08:02 AM
  14. mnsiw's Avatar
    What about top right empty tile in notification area, reserved for something, like flash?
    04-15-2015 10:40 PM
  15. API_Rock's Avatar
    Tried but no luck :(
    04-16-2015 04:21 AM
  16. API_Rock's Avatar
    Thanks I tried that too but with no luck, i think something is wrong
    it always say my phone is up to date
    04-16-2015 04:23 AM
  17. ajayden's Avatar
    For those who are asking about attaching different types of email to the new outlook, below is the screenshot. Here I am attaching a photo and a pdf file to the email.
    wp_ss_20150417_0005.png
    04-16-2015 09:57 PM
  18. Arlan Henry's Avatar
    How does one postpone the installation of Windows Phone 10? I am already using 8.1 update 2 and now I'm faced with the ultimatum of having Windows Phone 10 being automatically installed at 3 am on April 21st (tomorrow).


    Any tips?

    wp_ss_20150417_0002.jpg
    Last edited by Arlan Henry; 04-19-2015 at 02:38 PM.
    04-19-2015 01:10 PM
  19. slyronit's Avatar
    You can't. Do a backup and a factory reset. You will stay at update 2 but move off the fast ring and never get prompted for Windows 10 again till you activate insiders app again.
    TruPlaya187 likes this.
    04-19-2015 01:16 PM
  20. Arlan Henry's Avatar
    Thanks.
    04-19-2015 02:46 PM
  21. Assassin 11B3P's Avatar
    Can someone tell me what the current (as of April 20), build of WP 10 TP is? I keep hearing about a possibly different version than what I am seeing on my phone (10.0.12534.56). I have run the Windows Insider multiple times, set to Insider Fast, but then that's it. I seem to be on WP 10 TP, but maybe on a different version. I have a Nokia 822.
    04-20-2015 10:32 PM
  22. ajayden's Avatar
    Edit : Version 10052 was released 2 hours back.

    Thanks Hotphil. It was a typo from me.
    Sent from Lumia 1520 via Taptalk
    Last edited by ajayden; 04-21-2015 at 10:53 PM.
    04-21-2015 06:46 PM
  23. hotphil's Avatar
    I thought it was 10052 today?
    Either way, its not the Insider app thr OP needs to use to get the update - use the normal Check for Updates function once Insider has set the phone for Fast/Slow ring.
    Laura Knotek and ajayden like this.
    04-21-2015 07:00 PM
  24. Assassin 11B3P's Avatar
    Thanks- looks like it's finally installing! :)


    UPDATE: Or not...seems I only have 10.0.12534.59 now after the update. What the h3ll?
    Last edited by Assassin 11B3P; 04-22-2015 at 09:40 AM.
    BeornSV likes this.
    04-22-2015 07:20 AM
  25. ajayden's Avatar
    Just adding the battery life screen shot after update to build 10052.
    Sent from Lumia 1020 on WP10 using Taptalk
    Attached Thumbnails wp_ss_20150423_0001-thumb.png  
    04-23-2015 02:05 AM
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