1. RelaxedPerson's Avatar
    hi everyone, i'm a brand new user here. this place seems great so i'm very happy to be part of it!

    i've got a Nokia Lumia 530 here running Win8.1. I just tried updating it to Win10, but it doesn't mention that an update is available.

    what can i do?
    ananve likes this.
    07-21-2016 03:43 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    The 530 is not officially supported for Windows 10 Mobile, sorry. What you can do if you really want it is to download the Windows Insider app, choose Release Preview ring to get it. If I'm not mistaken, updates will stop because your device is not supported officially.

    I hope someone else can come in and confirm what I said, if I'm not correct, just correct me please.
    EspHack likes this.
    07-21-2016 03:48 PM
  3. EspHack's Avatar
    updates will probably stop after anniversary goes official for mobile, so you better hurry up if you want w10 on that phone the easy way
    Maurizio Troso likes this.
    07-21-2016 03:58 PM
  4. RelaxedPerson's Avatar
    thanks so much for the replies.

    i know today is the last day that Windows 10 will be free. if i stay with Windows 8 on my Nokia Lumia 530 will i still receive security updates and other updates?
    07-27-2016 08:23 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    thanks so much for the replies.

    i know today is the last day that Windows 10 will be free. if i stay with Windows 8 on my Nokia Lumia 530 will i still receive security updates and other updates?
    Security updates, I doubt it. There might be occasional app updates though. Skype will no longer work after October of this year.
    07-27-2016 08:56 PM
  6. RelaxedPerson's Avatar
    Security updates, I doubt it. There might be occasional app updates though. Skype will no longer work after October of this year.
    WOW, really???

    i may upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile then, but if i upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile on my Nokia Lumia 530 won't i run into serious problems later because it's not officially supported...?
    07-27-2016 10:43 PM
  7. RelaxedPerson's Avatar
    does anyone know? the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade ends today...
    07-28-2016 12:46 AM
  8. pankaj981's Avatar
    Windows 10 Mobile upgrade will always be available. The deadline is only applicable to the desktop OS version.
    07-28-2016 01:02 AM
  9. RelaxedPerson's Avatar
    i'm glad to hear that!

    let's say i upgrade to Win10 Mobile on the Nokia Lumia 530 and i need tech support: Couldn't Microsoft say that "Windows 10 Mobile isn't support on the Lumia 530"???
    07-28-2016 01:06 AM
  10. milkyway's Avatar
    Hi there! You can't get W10 through Insider Release Preview Ring anymore. MS cleared this Ring for Redstone builds. You are now stuck with WP 8.1 (unless you are willing to hack your registry to get Redstone)
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-28-2016 01:15 AM
  11. EspHack's Avatar
    Originally posted by RelaxedPerson
    i'm glad to hear that!

    let's say i upgrade to Win10 Mobile on the Nokia Lumia 530 and i need tech support: Couldn't Microsoft say that "Windows 10 Mobile isn't support on the Lumia 530"???
    yes they would say exactly that, and you're out of time, now if you want w10 you will have to regedit your phone, go check XDA for that matter
    libra89 likes this.
    07-28-2016 01:18 AM
  12. RelaxedPerson's Avatar
    Hi there! You can't get W10 through Insider Release Preview Ring anymore. MS cleared this Ring for Redstone builds. You are now stuck with WP 8.1 (unless you are willing to hack your registry to get Redstone)
    ahhh really? i don't mind using Windows Mobile 8.1 but i just want to make sure i'll keep receiving security updates...
    07-28-2016 03:14 AM
  13. EspHack's Avatar
    you wont get anything man
    libra89 likes this.
    07-28-2016 03:17 AM
  14. RelaxedPerson's Avatar
    wow.... that really sucks because i've only had this Lumia 530 for a very short time...

    what's my best option to keep receiving security updates?
    07-28-2016 05:08 AM
  15. milkyway's Avatar
    wow.... that really sucks because i've only had this Lumia 530 for a very short time...

    what's my best option to keep receiving security updates?
    WP8.1 is already "bulletproof" so there's not really a need for security updates
    libra89 and EspHack like this.
    07-28-2016 06:01 AM
  16. RelaxedPerson's Avatar
    thanks!

    so the Lumia 530 will be still safe to use even if it's running Windows Phone 8.1 and it's not getting any updates...???
    07-28-2016 11:47 AM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    You can still use it. Just be aware that app updates are going to be reduced, if not stopped. And you will no longer be able to use Skype after October 2016.
    EspHack likes this.
    07-28-2016 01:12 PM
  18. xandros9's Avatar
    thanks!

    so the Lumia 530 will be still safe to use even if it's running Windows Phone 8.1 and it's not getting any updates...???
    WP8.1 will remain safe for the foreseeable future and it never really saw security updates like desktop Windows. But yea no more updates.
    libra89 likes this.
    07-28-2016 08:55 PM
  19. RelaxedPerson's Avatar
    mmm that really sucks for me...

    so Win8.1 won't get any more updates so what else can i do to run something that'll get updates???
    08-05-2016 07:16 PM
  20. xandros9's Avatar
    mmm that really sucks for me...

    so Win8.1 won't get any more updates so what else can i do to run something that'll get updates???
    Buy a newer Windows Phone. (like the Lumia 650 or 830 or... Update future is murky with Microsoft's history clashing with the potential of 10.)

    Buy an iPhone. (Probably as new as you can afford for most long-term updates.)

    Buy a Android Nexus. (Guarantee version updates are maybe 2 years so that's shorter than it should be, but you do get security updates for three and the option to use custom ROMs. maybe Blackberry)

    I would strongly consider option 2 since it's easiest and foolproof.
    libra89 and pankaj981 like this.
    08-05-2016 09:05 PM

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