1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I am using the Windows Insider Program and have installed Windows 10 on my Nokia Lumia 625. This morning my phone had the following message on my screen: Error: Unable to find a bootable option. Press any key to shut down.
    I have tried soft resetting and hard resetting the phone but the Error message keeps re-appearing and not allowing me to perform either re-set.

    Can anyone help?
    05-05-2015 03:05 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Central.

    There are two things you can try:
    1. Try connecting your phone to your PC and launch the Lumia Software Recovery Tool. Select the option that says that your phone won't start up. If your phone gets detected successfully, your PC will begin reinstalling the OS on your phone - this should resolve the issue.

    2. If your phone was not successfully detected by your PC, then the only option is to take your phone to a service center and have them repair it. Note that as soon as you mention that you've tried installing the technical preview, any warranty your phone may have could be considered void.

    This happened to my L1020 several months ago. PC didn't detect my phone. Took it to a service center. Got it back after 90 days.

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    boulderdave likes this.
    05-05-2015 03:16 AM
  3. boulderdave's Avatar
    Sadly, it's not worked. The PC managed to recognise my phone but the software couldn't install. Looks like I'll have to either send it to be repaired or get a new one. Thanks for the help though.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    05-05-2015 04:16 AM
  4. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Check the warranty of your phone. In my case, they replaced the "main board" of my L1020 for free, but I had to wait (as mentioned). If your phone is still under warranty, they should also repair your phone without fees.
    05-05-2015 05:36 AM
  5. nehajaniya's Avatar
    pls help me
    12-07-2015 04:54 AM
  6. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    pls help me
    Search google for these two softwares:
    Nokia Care Suite
    and a guide in english or you language, that's the laboratory procedure for bricked phones.

    If they can't work, the motherboard is burned, and there's only repair center :(
    12-07-2015 05:03 AM
  7. Nischal Prajapati's Avatar
    the real story that worked for 1020, you need another lumia for this process though, on other lumia (working) try to restore as normally with recovery tool, then after downloading of firmware of working lumia, just after tools says "preparing to flash" which means its going to flash mode disconnect the healthy(working lumia) and plug in the lumia that shows "unable to find a bootable option. press any key to shut down " screen. then it should boot to flash mode and flash the firmware files. It worked on my 1020 i was worried.
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 01-03-2017 at 10:51 AM. Reason: remove personal contact info
    kasun lakshitha likes this.
    01-03-2017 04:53 AM
  8. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    A short internet search reveals that the only way to fix this is to replace the mainboard. Unless Nischal's suggestion worked? That is a clever idea and worth a try.
    01-04-2017 08:19 AM
  9. Nischal Prajapati's Avatar
    lol you don't have to replace the whole motherboard, in some rare or worst case if my suggestion didn't worked you gotta try this SUCCESS Lumia 520 WPLock EMMC Error "Unable to Find a Bootable option" - GSM-Forum , the error is caused due to what is called emmc memory(embedded memory) on ur hardware, I repeat its the worst case only and can be 100% fixed using jtag(search for it). But if ur phone is bricked suddenly or due to some making mess in system files or wp internals thing then my solution will work for sure. Yeah, you may find it difficult or may not be succeeded but its worth trying than sitting as it is or looking for other's folk NONSENSE suggestion like take to service center replace motherboard, buy another device, etc. I repeated there is NO need to REPLACE MOTHERBOARD.
    kasun lakshitha likes this.
    01-04-2017 08:29 AM
  10. kasun lakshitha's Avatar
    Thank you very much brother you are like a GOD. to my self
    again thank you very very much
    08-01-2017 04:14 PM
  11. kasun lakshitha's Avatar
    Thank you very much
    08-01-2017 04:14 PM
  12. AV2RY's Avatar
    08-01-2017 05:46 PM

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