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  1. bo_woods's Avatar
    When will the Windows 10 Technical preview for phones be stable/safe enough for us to use on our primary devices.. I understand there will be occasional bugs, jitters, etc all the way until the final version/RTM,
    but how much longer do you think it'll be before I can install it and not worry about bricking my device, or any other issues that critically stunt the usage and reliability of the phone?
    Last edited by bo_woods; 06-03-2015 at 06:21 PM. Reason: typos
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    06-03-2015 05:31 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I think the most accurate answer I can offer is "when it is".

    Maybe in two months?
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    06-03-2015 06:15 PM
  3. kklemn's Avatar
    The next one is said to be quite more stable than the 10080. it's also a jump to more than 10134, so it should be quite a leap! :) however, wait for reviews.
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    06-03-2015 06:24 PM
  4. TheJoester09's Avatar
    We're just under two months from the RTM of W10PC, and I still don't feel comfortable using it as my primary OS...I'm guessing it'll be a good long while before W10M is ready for every day use.
    06-04-2015 07:34 AM
  5. StevoPhilo's Avatar
    It'll probably be just before the release of W10 for mobile.
    06-04-2015 09:23 AM
  6. Iain_S's Avatar
    I would say the next build released to the slow ring will be fairly stable, also the next fast ring release should be quite a bit better than the current build available.
    06-04-2015 07:58 PM
  7. etphoto's Avatar
    I know its stupid but I've been running TP on my main computer for a few builds now (crossing fingers) and so far, so good. Minor stuff but nothing that effected my work flow.
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    06-04-2015 08:14 PM
  8. TechFreak1's Avatar
    General Availability is give or take 52 days away - less than two months so I would emphasis what xandros9 said. For some it has been plain sailing and for others there have been issues. This is due to the insane number of combinations of hardware Windows is being used up on.

    However I would exercise caution if your upgrading your main PC on release day - back everything up and clone the entire hdd as a fail safe.

    The technical preview for me has not been smooth and I'm dual booting, if I wasn't I would have lost quite a bit of data and time - reinstalling Windows 7 + setting everything up again.

    Edit: Oh I see, the OP is talking about phones not PC's - my bad (I blame etphoto! )-
    I know its stupid but I've been running TP on my main computer for a few builds now
    - had the grave yard shift again . For phones the situation is no better, in fact it is worse. The release of phones would most likely more be than two months out given the preview for phones started later and the build we got was no where near what MS had on show. So therefore I imagine they are much more further along however they are drip feeding (not using the the term - "dog fooding" - as some can easily misinterpret that lol) to gauge what users reactions are and incorporate feedback.
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 06-05-2015 at 08:20 PM. Reason: Re-read OP's post
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    06-04-2015 09:22 PM
  9. jesusfreak420's Avatar
    There are definitely still some bugs that need ironing out, but I have been using Windows 10 TP on both my Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 (as well as Surface Pro 3) for several months now. Honesty I'm very impressed. My 1520 is with me every second of the day and there's nothing I can't do (except download music) that I couldn't when using Windows Phone 8. If you're eager to give W10 TP a try, it's probably best wait for the next build, but I'm sure you'll be impressed with what you see. Microsoft have done a great job. 😊
    06-04-2015 09:33 PM
  10. rollindice's Avatar
    right before release, we'll just have to wait it out no doubt
    06-05-2015 07:40 AM
  11. Nightwolf88's Avatar
    I know its stupid but I've been running TP on my main computer for a few builds now (crossing fingers) and so far, so good. Minor stuff but nothing that effected my work flow.
    Yes me to, running the TP since 9926 or something like that. The progress was nice to see. And the last build is very good (10130).
    But i think the people here are talking about the mobile version :)
    06-05-2015 10:13 AM
  12. glovenc's Avatar
    Using the current build on the Lumia 435 and I'd say it runs quite stable with only minor issues here and there.
    06-05-2015 10:20 AM
  13. Sunstorming's Avatar
    There are definitely still some bugs that need ironing out, but I have been using Windows 10 TP on both my Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 (as well as Surface Pro 3) for several months now. Honesty I'm very impressed. My 1520 is with me every second of the day and there's nothing I can't do (except download music) that I couldn't when using Windows Phone 8. If you're eager to give W10 TP a try, it's probably best wait for the next build, but I'm sure you'll be impressed with what you see. Microsoft have done a great job. ��
    You are brave. Build 10080 (or whatever the most recent Fast Ring version was last week) was such a mess on both a 1320 and a 635 in my office that is going nowhere near my 1520. It killed USB Data access on the 1320 and nearly bricked the 635.
    06-05-2015 04:33 PM
  14. tangledW's Avatar
    TP?

    Never.
    06-05-2015 04:39 PM
  15. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    I've been running the TP for PC since the first build. It took three builds for my thoughts of rolling back to be totally gone. That said there has been a lot more time in between builds on phone vs pc so you could be looking at a dramatic change in stability in the next phone build. Just back everything up (which you should be doing anyway) and give it a shot. If you don't like it, rollback to 8.1. No harm no foul. An OS cannot brick a phone
    06-06-2015 07:48 AM
  16. bo_woods's Avatar
    I've been running the TP for PC since the first build. It took three builds for my thoughts of rolling back to be totally gone. That said there has been a lot more time in between builds on phone vs pc so you could be looking at a dramatic change in stability in the next phone build. Just back everything up (which you should be doing anyway) and give it a shot. If you don't like it, rollback to 8.1. No harm no foul. An OS cannot brick a phone
    An OS cant brick a phone?? Many people here have reported the opposite... I've wanted to try the TP for just a day or two, and then roll back, but the stories of phones being bricked stopped me
    06-06-2015 06:35 PM

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