1. avengerxp's Avatar
    I now have a Lumia 525 which does not work corrcectly (not syncing accounts, crashing outlook & other apps etc), I tried downloading the windows insider app & enrolling in it. but when I search for rings, it doesn't show any.

    is there a way to install windows 10 preview release on the lumia 525?
    06-09-2016 11:52 PM
  2. Gaurav Sag's Avatar
    Sign up for the Windows Insider Program, if you haven't already.

    Find out if Insider Preview is right for you, and make sure your phone is on the list of supported phones. Prerelease software doesn't always work as expected, and could cause your phone to stop working permanently.

    Open this webpage from your phone, and then click Download the Windows Insider app. You can also search for the Windows Insider app in the Store from your phone.

    Once it finishes downloading, open the Windows Insider app on your phone and follow the instructions to install Insider Preview. You'll have the option to choose whether you want to get new builds fast or slow. Choose Fast to get updates as soon as they're available, or choose Slow to wait until builds are a little more stable before you update.
    06-10-2016 12:41 AM
  3. avengerxp's Avatar
    If you read my post, I have clearly stated that i tried installing the insider app an it doesn't work. Thank you anyway
    06-10-2016 01:32 AM
  4. Wurstsalat's Avatar
    is there a way to install windows 10 preview release on the lumia 525?
    the only way is to use the Insider app, if this does not work for you, try the "typical" solutions
    - soft reset (power+volume down until it vibrates)
    - hard reset (loosing data!)
    -> try it without backup restore
    Last edited by Wurstsalat; 06-10-2016 at 02:18 AM.
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    06-10-2016 01:46 AM
  5. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    If you read my post, I have clearly stated that i tried installing the insider app an it doesn't work. Thank you anyway
    someone suggested (don't know if this can work) that you need to enrol to developer preview and install developer preview so that you get the necessary configuration files before going with insider app
    06-10-2016 02:08 AM
  6. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I fear you can't, some lower models were removed from Insider Program for new joiners.
    Only way is the registry hacking for changing "Model signature", as a upper model. There's something in Hacking and Dwevelopment forum.
    I tried in my old 520, It didn't work (maybe MS check RAM amount before updating)
    06-10-2016 02:34 AM
  7. avengerxp's Avatar
    OK finally I was able to get the release build via windows insider. Took a several soft resets to make it work. then until the update downloaded it didn't show that the phone had any updates. only clue was when I tried to change the ring it said some updates were downloading.

    now the phone is on 10586.318
    Lumia 525 - 1GB RAM

    a tad slow when compared to snappy 8.1, but now everything works and can be used as a backup device. very happy with this old device being able to handle windows 10. will keep this as the test device until I find a good use for it.
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    06-13-2016 01:24 AM
  8. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    Originally posted by avengerxp
    OK finally I was able to get the release build via windows insider. Took a several soft resets to make it work. then until the update downloaded it didn't show that the phone had any updates. only clue was when I tried to change the ring it said some updates were downloading.

    now the phone is on 10586.318
    Lumia 525 - 1GB RAM

    a tad slow when compared to snappy 8.1, but now everything works and can be used as a backup device. very happy with this old device being able to handle windows 10. will keep this as the test device until I find a good use for it.
    This is only the Threshold release. AFIK, this is an older one. Sure its on 10586.338 now, and .318 is the OTA release, so I would hazard a guess, you aren't on the slow or fast ring, maybe the production one? I would double check on the boards as to what is the 'latest' OTA and which is the Release Preview.
    06-19-2016 06:37 AM
  9. bibinas1995's Avatar
    After using Windows 10 Mobile Insider app mine also showing that YOUR PHONE IS UPTO DATE.........what can i do it upgarde to windows 10.
    02-21-2017 10:47 AM

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