05-29-2017 09:25 AM
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  1. brettmilden's Avatar
    What are my choices to stay on Verizon network with a Windows phone with a great camera? My Icon is running 15063.138 but won't update unless I use Inop tools somehow? Questions:
    1. Will new update April 25 update my Lumina Icon? (NO)
    2. How to use Inop tools to change phone model?
    2. Is Verizon updating radios later this year so a 950xl will work on their network?
    3. DJI Drone software is iOS and Android only. Will we see a Windows app?
    4. Wait for an announcement in near future from Microsoft? When?
    Or do I finally give up and go to iPhone?

    I have hung in with Windows Mobile as an Insider and have been happy. A dyed in wool Microsoft Supporter! But I am at the end as I now want a great camera (Icon was great) and be able to run DJI Drone software!

    No need smart remarks please only known advice?
    Thank you!
    04-24-2017 03:23 PM
  2. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    I'm on 15063.2 build is this a higher level or lower build then you.
    04-24-2017 04:30 PM
  3. EspHack's Avatar
    just install interoptools already, all you have to do is change a single reg entry, PhoneModelName = 640 and thats it

    or better yet, stop relying on a carrier, get a wifi box with whatever carrier works for you and use whatever devices you want on the go
    ven07 likes this.
    04-24-2017 04:40 PM
  4. etphoto's Avatar
    I am kind of in the same boat however I am on a L735. My contract ran out on Big Red a few months ago and kind of in limbo as to what to do next. I am leaning toward switching to AT&T and going with a 950 but not sure how long W10M will be around. I will probably hang tight for another month or two and wait for news out of MS before making a final decision.

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    04-24-2017 04:59 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    2. The 950 is not gonna work.

    3. Unlikely but that's up to the developers.

    4. I doubt it, I'd go iPhone or Google/BB at this point.
    libra89, ven07 and Guytronic like this.
    04-24-2017 05:30 PM
  6. brettmilden's Avatar
    Lower
    04-24-2017 09:15 PM
  7. zr2s10's Avatar
    If you really want to stay W10M, switch to AT&T and go Lumia 950. If you switch OS, I'd go Android, iOS is too restrictive, IMO. Samsung is nice, but laggy as heck after just a few months on the last two I had. I would go LG G6, if I were to switch today. I'm honestly very tempted to drop my 950 for one....
    04-24-2017 10:18 PM
  8. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Leave Verizon.
    My wife and I tested out both AT&T and T-Mobile with no contract, month to month service. We found them both to be less expensive and there is no noticeable difference in signal strength nor availability.
    .
    We purchased outright the Lumia 950 and 950XL with leather Mozo replacement body shells. They are thin, great and beautiful phones and we are free of contracts and Verizon.
    zr2s10 and EspHack like this.
    04-24-2017 10:38 PM
  9. spicypadthai's Avatar
    In the same boat. I upgraded my Icon to the CU and it's running well, but I don't think the battery will last more than another 3+ months. Right now I'm leaning towards switching to AT&T and going with a 950XL.
    04-25-2017 04:17 PM
  10. Nate Silver's Avatar
    Leave Verizon.
    My wife and I tested out both AT&T and T-Mobile with no contract, month to month service. We found them both to be less expensive and there is no noticeable difference in signal strength nor availability.
    .
    We purchased outright the Lumia 950 and 950XL with leather Mozo replacement body shells. They are thin, great and beautiful phones and we are free of contracts and Verizon.
    If only that were an option for me. Still using the Icon, since there is very spotty coverage around here for both AT&T and T-Mobile. Verizon or US Cellular are about it in this area. Sure wish MS and Verizon were on speaking terms.
    04-25-2017 06:31 PM
  11. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    Just hop on the release preview ring on insiders and get the creators update. Keep rocking that ICON! ;)
    04-26-2017 08:18 AM
  12. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Just hop on the release preview ring on insiders and get the creators update. Keep rocking that ICON! ;)
    Except, at least for now, if you're on .138, you're not getting .251 from the RP. But it sounds like if you're on the AU and join the RP, then you get .251. Can anyone confirm?
    04-26-2017 08:40 AM
  13. augustaville's Avatar
    I am working with the same issue as the OP. My wife is still using her Icon on Verizon. I upgraded her phone to CU using the insider program. She is still very happy. I took a different path. Last August, I dropped Verizon when I picked up a 950XL and started using a Gophone plan for $55/month from AT&T. I do have some areas where the coverage is lacking from Verizon, but where I spend most of my time it works great. The only real dead area is at our cabin and I guess that gives me some added rest while I am there! My wife is usually with me and her phone works for emergencies.
    04-26-2017 09:05 AM
  14. Sheamartin's Avatar
    Just hop on the release preview ring on insiders and get the creators update. Keep rocking that ICON! ;)
    That's what I wanted to hear! I'm loving my Icon and would be tempted to just buy another if it died. So Creative update will hit the Preview ring? That's perfect.
    04-26-2017 09:25 AM
  15. Tjarren's Avatar
    Not seeing the update there.

    I've read that you have to go to the Slow Ring first and then back to the RP after updating. Is this true?
    04-26-2017 11:08 PM
  16. wgrs's Avatar
    Not seeing the update there.

    I've read that you have to go to the Slow Ring first and then back to the RP after updating. Is this true?
    No. After a long delay, Creator is now coming in on unsupported devices too. Switch to release preview ring if you haven't done yet.
    04-27-2017 12:31 AM
  17. Tjarren's Avatar
    No. After a long delay, Creator is now coming in on unsupported devices too. Switch to release preview ring if you haven't done yet.
    I'm on the Release Preview. I've been on the RP ever since W10M came out. There is nothing new showing. I'm still on 1607.
    04-27-2017 11:20 AM
  18. spicypadthai's Avatar
    I'm on the Release Preview. I've been on the RP ever since W10M came out. There is nothing new showing. I'm still on 1607.
    I got the latest CU build, .251, from the RP today. But I was already on CU, .138, which I installed from the Slow Ring a couple weeks ago.
    04-27-2017 01:23 PM
  19. Tjarren's Avatar
    I got the latest CU build, .251, from the RP today. But I was already on CU, .138, which I installed from the Slow Ring a couple weeks ago.
    So do I need to move the Slow Ring, download the CU and then move back to the RP to get this thing?
    04-27-2017 05:14 PM
  20. spicypadthai's Avatar
    So do I need to move the Slow Ring, download the CU and then move back to the RP to get this thing?
    That's what I would try.
    04-27-2017 06:30 PM
  21. spicypadthai's Avatar
    So do I need to move the Slow Ring, download the CU and then move back to the RP to get this thing?
    Just found this link which says yes.
    Tjarren likes this.
    04-27-2017 06:33 PM
  22. Tjarren's Avatar
    Ok, got it on the Slow Ring, but when moving back to the RP to get the official release, I keep getting an error message (0x80070273). Anyone else getting this? Any idea how to fix it?
    04-28-2017 12:59 PM
  23. buzzard75's Avatar
    Ok, got it on the Slow Ring, but when moving back to the RP to get the official release, I keep getting an error message (0x80070273). Anyone else getting this? Any idea how to fix it?
    I'm in the same boat. I've already tried a soft reset, a hard reset, changing the Insider ring, basically everything except running the Windows Device Recovery Tool. I don't see how that's any different than a hard reset though since the hard reset reinstalls the last operating system build that was installed and erases everything anyway. There has to be something else going on here. The phone acts like it wants to update and says it's initializing and I occasionally catch a glimpse of what looks like the download progress bar and it says 100%, and then it just pops up with this error.
    pmhgeneral likes this.
    04-28-2017 02:36 PM
  24. Tjarren's Avatar
    Ok, now there is a new cumulative update out and I'm still getting the same error message. Has anyone got the official CU working on an Icon??? What's the problem here???
    05-09-2017 05:51 PM
  25. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Ok, now there is a new cumulative update out and I'm still getting the same error message. Has anyone got the official CU working on an Icon??? What's the problem here???
    I have it and updated to .297 today. Sounds like you did everything correctly, upgrading to the CU via the Slow Ring and then changing to RP. Only thing I can suggest is to use the WDRT and then upgrade from there.
    05-09-2017 06:22 PM
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