1. Georgi Ivanov3's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    What would happen with Preview for developers after the official 8.1 rolls out at the end of the month?
    Should we delete the software and unsubscribe? If we keep it, is there some info whether we would receive any next big update before the official one rolls out?

    Thanks!
    06-05-2014 09:15 AM
  2. primortal's Avatar
    Leave the app installed if you want, it will not cause any problems and when the next developers preview is released or equivalent you'll be ready.
    sd173 likes this.
    06-05-2014 09:19 AM
  3. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Maybe they gave us earlier update. Installing that app and enable it equivalent with joining BETA evaluation program

    Maybe they gave 8.2 update in future I don't know. Just leave the software installed. They may pull the app after 8.1. Just untick it if you felt not confortable enough
    06-05-2014 09:24 AM
  4. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Since you're now registered as a developer, you'll get any future "beta OS's" that come down the line. So Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, which should be later this year, will be available to you ahead of everyone else who hasn't signed up! :)
    06-05-2014 09:25 AM
  5. primortal's Avatar
    I doubt they'll pull the app. I have had it installed since they released a preview for Update 3 on 8.0.
    06-05-2014 09:27 AM
  6. Jeff Spradling's Avatar
    Where can I find the instructions and links for becoming a dev and getting the app(s). I'm not sure if I need to install an SDK or just fill out a form.
    06-05-2014 09:38 AM
  7. sd173's Avatar
    Where can I find the instructions and links for becoming a dev and getting the app(s). I'm not sure if I need to install an SDK or just fill out a form.
    I think all you need to do is sign in to this site:
    http://appstudio.windows.com/
    That's what I did at least.
    Jeff Spradling likes this.
    06-05-2014 09:44 AM
  8. Blacklac's Avatar
    The Developer program could very well get another OS release before GDR1.
    06-05-2014 10:01 AM
  9. MDK22's Avatar
    You are aware that when you take the official update :

    - Your phone will be backed up - all apps, data, app data, settings, IE Favorites, etc (take your own backup, also ... before)
    - The OS will be COMPLETELY overwritten - wiped clean, then NEW install
    - Rebooted
    - Backup restored
    - Most settings will revert to before - some default

    Thus the feeling of a new phone - it is. quicker, smoother, snappier - whatever adjective applied to it.

    Leave the Dev Preview app, it'll get you GDR1 early.
    jordanzhninja likes this.
    06-05-2014 07:48 PM

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