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  1. mtf1380's Avatar
    HELP - this build on my Lumia 950 is bordering on un-usable. I cant play music, it is stuttery, starts and stops when it wants. It crashes all of the time, at the most in-opportune times, and its generally driving me crazy - almost as crazy as i was back in the day when i gave up on Android and switched to WP. All i want to do is plug into my Surface, go through Device Recovery, and flash the latest release build, and establish some sort of normalty, and of course, my device is not detected. Ive tried it on other PC's, still not discovered. Does anyone have any suggestions? I want to Hard Reset, but im not quite sure what happens when you hard reset a Insider Fast build. Does it just re-install the fast build, or does it revert back to factory? Please help - Thanks!!!
    see if your questions can be answered here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...overy-tool-faq
    12-21-2016 07:08 PM
  2. speccy's Avatar
    Tried a different cable yet?
    12-22-2016 07:52 AM
  3. mtf1380's Avatar
    "Happy Holidays" to everyone!":^)
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    12-22-2016 03:00 PM
  4. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    "Happy Holidays" to everyone!":^)
    Same to you and yours, muh man, and everyone else here.

    Peace. Alan
    Galaxy S7Edge [MM6.0.1] Full Dresser
    Lumia ICON [Win10M 14977.1000] Sportster
    Even when I lose, I win.
    12-22-2016 03:11 PM
  5. watty1964's Avatar
    I don't know how to open an epub book in Edge, the one feature I was excited about :(

    Can anyone help?
    12-23-2016 05:37 PM
  6. Rubenidas's Avatar
    My WhatsApp has suddenly stopped working. The app refuses to open.
    Did a soft reset. Uninstalled and reinstalled. Downloaded whatspp beta also. Did a hard reset too.
    Still the app refuses to open.

    Any one else facing this or is there any solution, Using Lumia 930. On latest Insider Fast Ring Build.
    I got the exact same problem! and it happens to several apps so far.. it just sits on the "loading" screen... never opens. I already did a full reset and nothing helps. I guess we have to wait till next build to see if it gets fixed.
    12-26-2016 02:33 PM
  7. Rubenidas's Avatar
    YouTube can't work on this build
    True. I have not been able to play any youtube videos or even use youtube client apps like tubecast and metrotube. The worst thing is that I cant even play videos using Cortana search (bing video). It is horrible... but I will wait till the next build to see if that is fixed.
    TunedM52 likes this.
    12-26-2016 02:35 PM
  8. nasellok's Avatar
    Tried a different cable yet?
    Yup, (2) different cables - no dice - not recognized on my work W7PC, or my SP3...............stuck with this crashtastic build. I did do a full reset, and didnt restore, yet still have crashing problems.
    12-29-2016 11:51 AM
  9. slyronit's Avatar
    The status bar at the top of the screen disappears from time to time on this build. Lumia 950 XL DS.
    Happens on all the builds, when notifications that are set to not show up arrive.
    12-30-2016 02:56 AM
  10. Mark F24's Avatar
    True. I have not been able to play any youtube videos or even use youtube client apps like tubecast and metrotube. The worst thing is that I cant even play videos using Cortana search (bing video). It is horrible... but I will wait till the next build to see if that is fixed.
    I found Movies and TV missing and many videos would not play.....

    I have just tried it I cannot go to Google, but YouTube will play, odd.

    I have have difficulty setting up email on this build, a couple of times I would have to try and set up G-mail two or three times, rebooting did help I think on one occasion.

    Other than the irregular behavior of the web browser because of its distaste for all things Google, this build has shown promise.
    12-30-2016 05:41 AM
  11. Joe920's Avatar
    Other than the irregular behavior of the web browser because of its distaste for all things Google, this build has shown promise.
    For me the camera app, the photos app, Edge, and WhatsApp are a disaster in this build. WhatsApp use can make the phone reboot, Photos app can make the phone reboot. Edge shows blank pages after loading, and as mentioned before started refusing to load google.com at some point.

    Aside from that, the battery life is BAD. Yesterday I had my 950XL on battery saver all day. Watched an hour of video in the Movies and TV app at medium brightness, did a little browsing, took a couple of pictures. Started at 99% at 10 am, ran out of battery at 6pm.

    For me, terrible build all around.
    12-30-2016 07:44 AM
  12. slyronit's Avatar
    I jumped into the Fast ring yesterday after many months on my 950XL and 2 things struck me, using it a day
    1. Almost no new features or changes in the OS compared to RS1. There are some changes in the settings app, but can't find much else
    2. This is the most reliable fast ring build I have seen. The phone runs noticeably cooler, I haven't encountered any bugs (yet) and battery is much better than the RS1 production builds.
    12-30-2016 09:35 AM
  13. Joe920's Avatar
    The phone runs noticeably cooler, I haven't encountered any bugs (yet) and battery is much better than the RS1 production builds.
    Give it time.. :D
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    12-30-2016 09:54 AM
  14. Mark F24's Avatar
    I jumped into the Fast ring yesterday after many months on my 950XL and 2 things struck me, using it a day
    1. Almost no new features or changes in the OS compared to RS1. There are some changes in the settings app, but can't find much else
    2. This is the most reliable fast ring build I have seen. The phone runs noticeably cooler, I haven't encountered any bugs (yet) and battery is much better than the RS1 production builds.
    The screen shuts off in Continuum
    Shamshi-Adad likes this.
    12-30-2016 05:23 PM
  15. slyronit's Avatar
    Give it time.. :D
    Actually 5 days in, I am pleasantly surprised by this build. Only one bug I could find, emails are not being pushed, in spite of the frequency being set to "As they arrive", I have reported this in the feedback hub.

    I love the fact that my phone is so cool to the touch most of the time. With RS1, it was always a little warm.
    Joe920 and Shamshi-Adad like this.
    01-03-2017 05:33 AM
  16. slyronit's Avatar
    The screen shuts off in Continuum
    Ah, hadn't tried that. I used to be a heavy continuum user, but stopped since I bought and connected an NUC to my TV.
    01-03-2017 05:33 AM
  17. Narathan's Avatar
    For me the camera app, the photos app, Edge, and WhatsApp are a disaster in this build. WhatsApp use can make the phone reboot, Photos app can make the phone reboot. Edge shows blank pages after loading, and as mentioned before started refusing to load google.com at some point.

    Aside from that, the battery life is BAD. Yesterday I had my 950XL on battery saver all day. Watched an hour of video in the Movies and TV app at medium brightness, did a little browsing, took a couple of pictures. Started at 99% at 10 am, ran out of battery at 6pm.

    For me, terrible build all around.
    Same here on my HP Elite x3. Outlook doesn't load some emails and Groove music can sometimes make the whole phone freeze. No reboots though, but I need to power cycle the phone sometimes in order to start using it again. I also have a lot of apps crashing when scrolling through content. For example, Tweetium, Newsflow, Groove Music and Outlook Agenda.

    The battery seems really fine though on the x3. My 950 just TANKED though by unlocking the screen, haha.

    Anyway, rolling back the x3 and using the 950 to give feedback.
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    01-03-2017 03:17 PM
  18. Kerry2112's Avatar
    Well, I bought a Nexus 6P over the holidays and am trying that out for a while as my daily driver. Not getting rid of my 950XL, though. I will stay on the Fast Ring and see what the new builds bring to that platform.

    First observation on Android: the Outlook app is OK, but you can't edit calendar entries unless they were made on the phone and you can't snooze calendar reminders. Also, you can't set recurrences for appointments using the app.

    ...and I miss Live Tiles (even though they never worked perfectly for me). Widgets are no substitute.
    Joe920 likes this.
    01-04-2017 09:52 AM
  19. Joe920's Avatar
    First observation on Android: the Outlook app is OK, but you can't edit calendar entries unless they were made on the phone and you can't snooze calendar reminders. Also, you can't set recurrences for appointments using the app.
    That's the kind of thing you don't know in advance when switching. For all the glitches and crashes with WP10, I'm 100% certain that there would be plenty of annoyances to be had on either iOS or Android. No such thing as a perfect mobile device just yet! Not rebooting after taking a picture would be pretty sweet though..
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    01-04-2017 10:51 AM
  20. Joe920's Avatar
    So by now we've gone for seven weeks on this crashy build. Remind me never to be on the Fast ring in December, because both the OS and the engineers go on an extended vacation. :| At the time (Dec 1) the release notes didn't list any significant 'known issues', so I'm not quite sure how they test these builds. Maybe they run them on clean installs with only natives apps and nothing on the SD card? Sheesh.. I hope today is the day we finally get a new FR build.

    Edit: ugh, no new build today, via Sarkar: "there is no build today, Thursday REdmond time." Boo
    Last edited by Joe920; 01-05-2017 at 11:57 AM.
    01-05-2017 06:34 AM
  21. nasellok's Avatar
    Well........I think all of the random resets,battery pulls, and soft resets finally did my phone in (AT&T Lumia 950)...........my phone has just gave up on this build, since it will not even turn on, and is unrecognized by the device recovery software........any suggestions would be helpful - im completely fine with a full reset, ill bring it back to stock, i dont care - but it wont turn on at all.

    I guess ill be heading to the MS store this afternoon if i cant get it on.
    01-05-2017 07:47 AM
  22. nasellok's Avatar
    Thankfully, MS store had an extra unit to replace - sticking to stock..........until there is a good reason not to.
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    01-06-2017 08:16 AM
  23. Kerry2112's Avatar
    So I just turned on my 950XL after not having used it for a week or so. Naturally, I had lots of app updates pending, the first of which was to the Store app. Unfortunately, after that app updated, it will no longer open. Just goes right back to the Start screen whenever I try to open it. Anybody else seeing this? I tried a device restart and a soft reset with no luck.
    01-08-2017 10:11 AM
  24. Joe920's Avatar
    No new fast ring build for mobile today.. :(

    https://twitter.com/donasarkar/statu...659393?lang=en
    Mark Kaplan likes this.
    01-09-2017 12:08 PM
  25. oscarodas's Avatar
    Phone 950XL, every time i take a picture or screenshot, I can see them, but when I go to photos app or file manager and open the respective folder I can see that all the photos are there on small icons, but when I try to open any picture all i get is a black screen, and the app crashes, anyone has the same problem? Thanks.
    01-10-2017 10:13 PM
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