1. BicBuck's Avatar
    Guys - great community. Brand new to WP. Picked up an Icon on Craiglist and have been pretty happy with it. 8.1 seems a little buggy on my device (getting hot, power button not waking he device, menus a little slow with NOTHING running), so I was going to "downgrade" to 8.0 until the official 8.1 hit.

    Took a look at this post (http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ack-8-0-a.html) and followed the steps. I keep getting an error message that reads "Software Installation Failed. Error code 0x80131500. You may try to recover or cancel. If you cancel, your phone may stop working."

    This might be an insanely stupid question, but is there any chance at all the 8.1 I have on there isn't the developer preview? Any ideas on how to go about this? Phone seems to work fine after I hit cancel, albeit with 8.1 on.
    06-24-2014 06:30 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    06-24-2014 07:18 PM
  3. BicBuck's Avatar
    Appreciate the reply - those are the exact steps I've been following. I keep getting error 0x80131500.
    06-24-2014 07:53 PM
  4. badcat's Avatar
    Since you are already willing to wipe the phone maybe try doing a hard reset and then try the Software Recovery tool again. I used the tool to reset a 520 and it worked.
    06-24-2014 08:15 PM
  5. Carlos002's Avatar
    Well actually you can not downgrade to 8.0 cause you are in a beta, ive tried to, but is impossible, way to go! 8.1 is better
    06-24-2014 09:49 PM
  6. anon(8648115)'s Avatar
    You actually can downgrade to 8.0. Just finished doing that actually and 8.0 is running smoothly on my L925. You may have just had a stroke of bad luck. You might have to do a full reset then, just in case.
    06-24-2014 09:53 PM
  7. Will6371's Avatar
    Well actually you can not downgrade to 8.0 cause you are in a beta, ive tried to, but is impossible, way to go! 8.1 is better
    I would check your facts before posting wrong information.
    06-25-2014 04:41 AM
  8. jfa1's Avatar
    Didn't the icon come with 8.1 (not DP) and if so to get to 8.0 it would have to be flashed by some means
    06-25-2014 12:45 PM
  9. EwingMCSE's Avatar
    Not sure about now, but my Icon came with 8.0 when I picked it up.

    That being said after a couple of buggy weeks the 8.1 seemed to smooth out and it's been running great. Easily enough battery life for a full day and no more overheating/battery drain episodes.
    06-25-2014 04:48 PM
  10. moegumby's Avatar
    Icon will probably have a firmware update before 8.1 is released. Heating up and draining battery is from location services. Shut that off and its fine no more overheating.
    Sent from my Verizon Icon
    06-25-2014 05:04 PM
  11. badcat's Avatar
    Well actually you can not downgrade to 8.0 cause you are in a beta, ive tried to, but is impossible, way to go! 8.1 is better
    You most certainly can downgrade if you use the Nokia Software Recovery tool. As I posted I managed to revert to 8.0 on a 520 I use as a music player.
    06-25-2014 05:55 PM
  12. Carlos002's Avatar
    What do you mean? Ive tried too, but it seems impossible!
    06-25-2014 06:01 PM
  13. badcat's Avatar
    Well all I did was run the Recovery Tool and follow the prompts. It didn't take too long and when the phone rebooted it was back on 8.0 as the Recovery Tool promised. Here's a link How to fix a Nokia Lumia that has frozen or won't start - Microsoft Community
    06-25-2014 07:03 PM
  14. BicBuck's Avatar
    Tried the reset, still getting the error message. Am I totally hosed here? 8.1 has some cool features, but not being able to get Netflix and WatchESPN are really a downer.

    Will there eventually be an updated to get DP 8.1's on the same kernel/path as everyone who waited, or am in some sort of dead end?
    06-26-2014 09:08 PM

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