06-05-2014 02:29 AM
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  1. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Hello everyone. I tried searching this but all I could find was one thread with 4 posts in it, and not much information. I am trying to revert back to WP8 on my Lumia 920. I honestly liked WP8 a lot better than 8.1 and I'd rather not answer any questions regarding my opinion on that.
    I have downloaded the Nokia Software Recovery tool and I am having trouble using it. It is not detecting my phone when plugged in through USB. I have read about the Nokia Care Suite, but I cannot find that file on Nokia's website. I downloaded what I thought was the Care Suite, but I think it is something for non-WP8 phones (maybe symbian phones??).
    Anyway...is there a thread devoted to instructions on how to revert back to WP8?
    If I am unable to do this, I may consider forking over $70 and buying an off-contract Lumia 520. Please help!! Thank you
    04-17-2014 07:29 PM
  2. ashokpun's Avatar
    It's not possible to get back to the previous version. 😞

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    04-17-2014 07:32 PM
  3. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Not even when using Recovery Tool or Care Suite on a Nokia device??
    04-17-2014 07:35 PM
  4. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    04-17-2014 07:35 PM
  5. anon(8657436)'s Avatar
    Not at all possible! Unless you made a backup with the Nokia Software Recovery Tool.
    SinfulKnight likes this.
    04-17-2014 07:36 PM
  6. I3unny's Avatar
    Try the way given here.. It would surely work ;)
    04-17-2014 07:42 PM
  7. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    I can't get the recovery tool to detect my phone...what gives??
    04-17-2014 07:42 PM
  8. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Or is that thread an elaborate trolling?
    04-17-2014 07:43 PM
  9. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    It finally detected my phone and I am installing 3051.xxxx which should be Nokia Black, right?
    04-17-2014 07:59 PM
  10. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Am I going to lose all my contacts that weren't already attached to my SIM?? Or do those get saved to my "hotmail" account?
    04-17-2014 08:02 PM
  11. lee kwan kin's Avatar
    Latest Nokia recovery tool is 1.1.3...downgraded my 1520 from 8.1 back to 8.0...battery drain fast even off background apps (no cortana) now happy with my battery performance
    04-17-2014 08:03 PM
  12. I3unny's Avatar
    Am I going to lose all my contacts that weren't already attached to my SIM?? Or do those get saved to my "hotmail" account?
    they will be surely sync with your hotmail
    04-17-2014 08:05 PM
  13. I3unny's Avatar
    It finally detected my phone and I am installing 3051.xxxx which should be Nokia Black, right?
    Yea I think its Nokia black.. Can u tell me the size of the update that you are installing?
    04-17-2014 08:09 PM
  14. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Its 1gb or so sized file. It already finished downloading and I am reverting to a backup I created on APril 14th before updating to 8.1

    I'm hoping it won't install 8.1 again.... Fingers crossed.

    If so, I will have to go with the "Clean Slate" method
    04-17-2014 08:20 PM
  15. I3unny's Avatar
    Its 1gb or so sized file. It already finished downloading and I am reverting to a backup I created on APril 14th before updating to 8.1

    I'm hoping it won't install 8.1 again.... Fingers crossed.

    If so, I will have to go with the "Clean Slate" method
    Lol.. Gl bro, hope it don't install wp8.1 again :P
    04-17-2014 08:21 PM
  16. I3unny's Avatar
    Latest Nokia recovery tool is 1.1.3...downgraded my 1520 from 8.1 back to 8.0...battery drain fast even off background apps (no cortana) now happy with my battery performance
    Just other than battery.. Do you like using wp8 after using wp8.1??
    04-17-2014 08:23 PM
  17. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    The phone reverted to Nokia Black and not WP8.1. Now I just have to figure out how to get to the latest firmware update that allows you to disabled the windows keys vibrations etc.

    But yeah, WP8.1 was horrible to be honest. Destruction of the Me hub, battery life, Music Hub, IE11 defaulting to mobile versions of websites even after manually selecting desktop version. Just too many things to list. I think even when 8.1 becomes public I'll stick with 8.0. MS messed up big time on this one.
    dennisfang1 and Kon Bick like this.
    04-17-2014 08:46 PM
  18. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Looks like I can't update to the latest WP8.0. Which firmware version is the one that allows you to turn off windows keys vibrations?
    04-17-2014 08:47 PM
  19. anon(8657436)'s Avatar
    It was named as Lumia Black and BTW you should check your "touch" app for updates using sysApp Pusher. Also check for any system apps listed under nokia in the app for updates.
    Dan TheMan86 likes this.
    04-17-2014 09:19 PM
  20. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Under "Touch" there is no setting for Windows Keys as there was before. Very odd... I've installed the SysApp Pusher and there is nothing for touch!! What the heck??
    04-17-2014 09:34 PM
  21. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    OK, I finally found all of them!! Wow, I never knew about this app!! Thank you so much!!
    anon(8657436) likes this.
    04-17-2014 09:36 PM
  22. pankaj981's Avatar
    Under "Touch" there is no setting for Windows Keys as there was before. Very odd... I've installed the SysApp Pusher and there is nothing for touch!! What the heck??
    Install all other system apps as well, my guess is its the extras+info update but I would suggest updating all system apps.
    anon(8657436) likes this.
    04-17-2014 09:38 PM
  23. anon(8657436)'s Avatar
    OK, I finally found all of them!! Wow, I never knew about this app!! Thank you so much!!
    Good for you. It's a great app. The only pain WAS that you had to initially add all apps to the list but now WP8.1 automatically checks for updates to apps and you can even check manually.
    You can even export your app list to OneDrive.
    04-17-2014 09:50 PM
  24. Prosecutor's Avatar
    I Hope you find a solution for your problem
    If not i'll help you
    04-18-2014 03:55 AM
  25. christenmartin's Avatar
    I will be following your lead. My camera will not even open on my 1520 with 8.1. thanks for the trail blazing.
    04-18-2014 09:59 AM
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