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  1. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    As you all know that Windows 10 Mobile is not going to make it to Nokia Lumia 925. I want to experience Windows 10 Mobile on my phone & the only way to get it is via Developer Preview. Is Windows 10 Mobile Developer Preview stable enough to be installed on my one and only Nokia Lumia 925?

    Note: I don't have any other phone.
    05-04-2016 08:51 AM
  2. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    As you all know that Windows 10 Mobile is not going to make it to Nokia Lumia 925. I want to experience Windows 10 Mobile on my phone & the only way to get it is via Developer Preview. Is Windows 10 Mobile Developer Preview stable enough to be installed on my one and only Nokia Lumia 925?

    Note: I don't have any other phone.
    The right name is Insider now. If you download and register to Windows Insider, and choose the Release Ring, you'll get the same win10 build released as official. Then, that's clear ;)
    05-04-2016 09:12 AM
  3. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    Ok, thank you. How much is the file size of Windows 10 Mobile?
    Last edited by KKVinayKumar; 05-04-2016 at 09:34 AM. Reason: Wanted to know Windows 10 Mobile file size.
    05-04-2016 09:32 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If you use Insider on the Release Ring, the same version is fetched as the recent public Upgrade received by these phones (10.0.10586.xxx): Phones Eligible for Windows 10 Mobile Official.

    If your phone is not on the supported list, then 10586.xxx (Threshold) is the end of the line. You may as well use Insider and select Production to un-enroll your phone from Insider, but at least you have W10M. WaaS (Windows as a Service) will deliver future updates within Threshold to you without any Insider access required.

    Check out this thread: Windows Insider Testing and You [Recommended Guidelines]

    For right now, Windows Device Recovery Tool is only flashing 8.1 to models that did not launch with 10 so it is the way to revert if you don't care for W10M: How can I recover/reset/restore my phone software?


    Ok, thank you. How much is the file size of Windows 10 Mobile?
    Approx. 3.5GB.
    05-04-2016 11:58 AM
  5. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    3.5 GB Too much for an mobile phone OS. This equal to the computer version of Windows 10.
    05-04-2016 10:06 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    OS + Core Apps + recovery image in case you need to reset your device... On my 1520 it shows "System & Reserve" as 3.49 GB, on my 640 it shows as 3.17 GB.
    05-04-2016 11:12 PM
  7. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    Hmmm... I see.
    05-04-2016 11:29 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    3.5 GB Too much for an mobile phone OS. This equal to the computer version of Windows 10.
    I can't find data on the size of other OSes right now, but I can definitely say 3.5 GB is way to small for an install of Windows 10.

    Desktop Windows 10's system requirements specify 16 GB of space, and that's without much breathing room left over.
    05-04-2016 11:32 PM
  9. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    If after install it takes 3.5 GB then what is the size of file that is downloaded?
    05-05-2016 12:07 AM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    If after install it takes 3.5 GB then what is the size of file that is downloaded?
    I would wager between 800 and 1.5 GB ballpark. I dont know the exact number.
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    05-05-2016 12:19 AM
  11. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    Ok, thank you.
    05-05-2016 12:40 AM
  12. pankaj981's Avatar
    The builds are pretty stable overall but you may want to backup your data before the upgrade and then perform a hard reset to iron out any software quirks. You can start fresh after that. One thing to note is the battery life, read the 925 threads to get a sense of it.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-05-2016 01:03 AM
  13. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    Ok, thank you I'll surely look into it.
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    05-05-2016 01:08 AM
  14. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Ok, thank you I'll surely look into it.
    Did you take the jump?
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    05-06-2016 07:39 AM
  15. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    No, I'll take the jump on 14th or 15th of this month because that is the data cycle period. If I do now my data will be exhausted. I've already installed "Windows Insider" app and opted for "Release Ring".
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-07-2016 10:21 PM
  16. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    Yaay! Yesterday night I installed Windows 10 Mobile and I'm loving it, everything in it is so smooth and refined and polished. It looks like the OS from the future and feels like it is 5 steps ahead of all other OS's. Yes, glance screen works. Didn't test its battery backup as I was busy customising the phone. It seems like I won't be going to back to Windows Phone 8.1 any time soon
    05-11-2016 11:55 PM
  17. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    Battery back up is not great. You'll only get 70% to 80% of backup of what you used to get while using Windows Phone 8.1. Also glance screen also doesn't change its position while "Always on" and when it is kept for charging.
    05-17-2016 08:03 AM
  18. Chris Turek's Avatar
    This preview build is more stable than the most recent release preview build on my lumia 640 and I'm not entirely sure why.....
    05-17-2016 12:58 PM
  19. mikepalma's Avatar
    No ...
    05-17-2016 01:01 PM
  20. Chris Turek's Avatar
    Scratch that, it bricked my messaging. I could hardly send or receive any messages whatsoever. Had to hard reset within hours.
    05-17-2016 05:33 PM
  21. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    Goodbye! Windows 10 Mobile you couldn't even stay for 1 week in my phone. God bless to those people who have Windows 10 Mobile in their device as default OS.
    05-19-2016 04:17 AM
  22. mikepalma's Avatar
    Goodbye! Windows 10 Mobile you couldn't even stay for 1 week in my phone. God bless to those people who have Windows 10 Mobile in their device as default OS.
    Wish I could put 8.1 on my 950xl...at least would get more than 3 hours of battery time
    05-19-2016 03:25 PM
  23. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    You are stuck with Windows 10 Mobile nothing can be done. Doesn't it feel like you are using Android OS with Windows Phone theme on it?
    05-19-2016 10:07 PM
  24. a5cent's Avatar
    3.5 GB Too much for an mobile phone OS. This equal to the computer version of Windows 10.

    Nope. W10M's install size is about one third the size of the PC version (which is around 9GB).

    Download size is much smaller, because you store it twice on your phone (once as the OS that is run + once as the OS recovery image).

    Still, I agree that it's far too fat for a mobile OS. That's just part of the deal when bringing technologies that were originally built for desktop environments over to mobile.
    05-20-2016 01:28 AM
  25. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    You are stuck with Windows 10 Mobile nothing can be done. Doesn't it feel like you are using Android OS with Windows Phone theme on it?
    Yes, it does, and that's why I've gone back to WP8.1. I know why Microsoft went this route with the UI (it's been discussed here a lot) but the reality is I just hate using it. On the other hand, I love using WP8.1 - the UI is innovative, smooth, elegant and beautiful.

    One of the big inelegancies with W10M is the combination of the "three dots" icon and the "three bars (hamburger)" icon. When both are on the screen, I always struggle to remember which one contains the command I want. There is something non-intuitive about it.
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    05-20-2016 04:51 AM

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