1. lzicc's Avatar
    When my carrier sends the final release version of Windows 8.1 update and I already have the preview version installed, will I automatically get the final release or do I have to revert back to WP 8?
    05-21-2014 11:31 AM
  2. Shad0wguy's Avatar
    You will get the final release without having to revert. It worked the same when GDR3 was released for anyone on the developer preview.
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    05-21-2014 11:33 AM
  3. coolraoul's Avatar
    As dev preview is identical to the final release, you will not re-download 8.1, but only the specific firmware for your phone ( Nokia Cyan if you have a Nokia).

    It was already the case with WP8 Update 3, for which I had the preview: when it became official, I only downloaded Nokia Black.
    05-21-2014 11:38 AM
  4. lzicc's Avatar
    I have the Icon phone. I just want to make sure I get the final release when it is pushed out.
    05-21-2014 11:41 AM
  5. coolraoul's Avatar
    You will. Dev preview is only a bit in advance compared to the final release, and is then updated if necessary to bring it on par with the official release when it is released.

    This is why we got a small update just before the release of the final 8.1 (on the Lumia 630, first phone shipping with official 8.1).

    You now have the final 8.1, identical to that of the Lumia 630, and will only download Cyan when released for the Icon.
    05-21-2014 12:22 PM

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