04-15-2014 04:24 AM
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  1. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    PLEASE FOR THE SAKE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, TAKE MY ADVICE AND DO NOT UPDATE TO WP8.1 YET!

    There are so many different tales on here of success and failure, there is no way for you to know which you will encounter. I have an HTC 8XT and the device is now worthless. This is my primary phone and now I have no idea how I am going to communicate with my wife and kids (especially while they are babysitting at work)

    I understand this "developer preview" came with no guarantees, but this update was available through official Microsoft channels and I had no idea that the bugs I might encounter would not only include poor performance, loss of ancillary functionality, but also constant radio crashes and phone reboots.

    The most offensive bugs are that once the phone falls asleep, the wifi radio will not work again until you reboot the phone. Oh well, at least I can still use talk and text? NO! Think again. I have been sitting here for 10 minutes with my phone on my desk untouched, and every 3 minutes the phone just reboots itself.

    I was so excited for this update I did not consider the officially available preview would render me without a phone. PLEASE DO NOT UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARE!

    I am now desperately scouring the internet for a way to recover my phone via flashing back to 8.0 but there is nothing, not even on XDA. The only options seems to be available for Nokia phones.
    sdreamer likes this.
    04-15-2014 01:14 AM
  2. kingenu's Avatar
    have you tried a reset? (settings-about-reset phone)
    04-15-2014 01:17 AM
  3. fzkpfw's Avatar
    Or the hard reset button combo?


    Sent from my white Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    04-15-2014 01:18 AM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    You seem to need a hard reset, which will fix these issues most likely. But actively discouraging others not to update because of your experience is going a bit far.
    04-15-2014 01:18 AM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    Whoa this will definitely give people second thoughts :/
    04-15-2014 01:18 AM
  6. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    I was very hesitant to perform a hard reset because of other people saying a hard reset wiped their carrier settings and were unable to activate the device. I am trying it now. The point is, does anyone really want to go through all of this? I was so excited for the update I did not consider what a hassle it would be and I think other people deserve the warning. If I had come to these forums before updating, I probably would not have!
    04-15-2014 01:20 AM
  7. zu5be's Avatar
    No problems here. You should try hard reset.
    mayconvert likes this.
    04-15-2014 01:21 AM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    Try the hard reset mate.. At this point you have nothing to lose...
    04-15-2014 01:22 AM
  9. SonOfDad's Avatar
    Whoa this will definitely give people second thoughts :/
    A solo rant doesn't usually sway me, I've had no trouble running it all day
    mayconvert and Curtieson like this.
    04-15-2014 01:22 AM
  10. myoujin's Avatar
    You should get lumia
    04-15-2014 01:24 AM
  11. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    You should get lumia
    No lumia available on Sprint, with whom I have a contract.
    04-15-2014 01:25 AM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    A solo rant doesn't usually sway me, I've had no trouble running it all day
    lol yea but we have weak-minded people in the world :P my phone has been running for almost a day with cortana and 8.1... no problems as of yet
    04-15-2014 01:25 AM
  13. prasath1234's Avatar
    No problems here except heating nd battery drain

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    04-15-2014 01:32 AM
  14. MATRIX RELOADED's Avatar
    Whoa, slow down. Just like what others said, you may have to reset your phone. I'm using Lumia 620 and already rocking wp8.1. So far no problems, instead I'm experiencing a lot goodies on my phone. Although apps like lock screen and volume control stopped working with wp8.1. Developers need to recode or update their apps I guess...
    04-15-2014 01:34 AM
  15. Expression2's Avatar
    My Lumia 1020 works like nothing has ever happened. I'm using the swipe keyboard to type this.
    04-15-2014 01:36 AM
  16. SonOfDad's Avatar
    lol yea but we have weak-minded people in the world :P
    I call them iPhone users! (or they've just converted over to an SGS3, cause the "cool people" run Android now)
    04-15-2014 01:36 AM
  17. ven07's Avatar
    I call them iPhone users! (or they've just converted over to an SGS3, cause the "cool people" run Android now)
    Lol yea "cool people" idjits... lol
    04-15-2014 01:38 AM
  18. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    Well just an FYI, I did a hard reset on my phone, got through device activation DID NOT RESTORE FROM A BACKUP SO AS TO START FRESH and my device is still rebooting itself.
    04-15-2014 01:47 AM
  19. Muessig's Avatar
    If you sign in with your Microsoft account and are on a data connection you should get the option to restore from a backup, provided you have a backup on the cloud (you have to have backups enabled on your phone).
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-15-2014 01:50 AM
  20. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    If you sign in with your Microsoft account and are on a data connection you should get the option to restore from a backup, provided you have a backup on the cloud (you have to have backups enabled on your phone).
    That is not what I said at all. I purposefully skipped restoring from a backup to rule out any problem related to the old settings, and I am still getting reboots. Please read before replying.
    04-15-2014 01:54 AM
  21. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    And not only that, but the phone crashed while the facebook app was installing. Now it cannot be launched nor uninstalled. If I want to use facebook I have to hard reset the phone AGAIN.
    04-15-2014 01:59 AM
  22. dorelse's Avatar
    On the plus side? If you're in the midwest, we're having a killer blood moon right now...

    Sorry about the issues you're having, so are you back on 8.1 or 8.0?
    04-15-2014 02:17 AM
  23. Naren Parker's Avatar
    No problems here except heating nd battery drain

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    This!! The update has been fairly smooth for me. The heating and battery drain is sorta rapid now. Possibly due to Location and Cortana being always on. Battery Saver shows Cortana as the main guzzler. Apart from that, great update.

    To the OP - I strongly suggest you go for a hard reset. If your info is backed onto Onedrive, getting your settings and apps back is a cinch. Lumia 920.
    04-15-2014 02:26 AM
  24. grizzlyaddams's Avatar
    Had to do a 2nd hard reset and now my carrier settings are wiped. Phone is essentially worthless.
    04-15-2014 02:29 AM
  25. Muessig's Avatar
    That is not what I said at all. I purposefully skipped restoring from a backup to rule out any problem related to the old settings, and I am still getting reboots. Please read before replying.
    Misread your post, the capital letters and bold type make it look like you were complaining that your phone didn't restore itself to a backup.

    I'm sorry you're having issues but we're going out of our way to try to help you with them here. There's no need to be rude.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    04-15-2014 02:46 AM
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