07-22-2014 07:01 PM
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  1. Anastazja Michniewicz's Avatar
    Hi all :)

    I created this thread to help people on Developers Preview decide if they should revert to WP8 or wait for MS to fix the problem with the update from the preview...

    I am in Ireland and my network got Cyan this morning, I could not update straight away as I was on DP so I downloaded the Nokia Software Recovery Tool and I reverted back to WP8. The whole process was simple and short enough ( 15 minutes ). I installed Cyan straight away after I reverted and everything runs smoother now since all the apps and OS are re-installed. I think it is well worth it to revert and spend just a bit more time on it than wait for MS for a fix that will take them forever or may never happen :/

    So it's up to you Developers Preview users.

    Tell me what you think!
    07-18-2014 10:18 AM
  2. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    My phone does not use bitlocker encryption and currently running v12400 of DP relaesed two-three days back. I will face no issues when Cyan will be released in my region since its just a firmware upgrade and should have no issues with current OS version. So, there are no thoughts to downgrade :-)
    07-18-2014 10:57 AM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    What makes you think the fix will 'take forever or may never happen"?
    Ashish Gupta888 likes this.
    07-18-2014 11:00 AM
  4. David P2's Avatar
    My phone does not use bitlocker encryption and currently running v12400 of DP relaesed two-three days back. I will face no issues when Cyan will be released in my region since its just a firmware upgrade and should have no issues with current OS version. So, there are no thoughts to downgrade :-)
    Except the fact they have blocked all people with the preview from obtaining Cyan until they fix whatever is wrong, even after it's released in your region.
    Ashish Gupta888 likes this.
    07-18-2014 11:06 AM
  5. BRC1711's Avatar
    Where did you get that information?

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    07-18-2014 11:13 AM
  6. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    There will be a fix available. I don't expect Cyan to be released for my AT&T 1520 for at least a few weeks. If, by chance, a fix is not available by then, I don't mind flashing WP8 to upgrade. I was probably going to do a hard reset anyway to fix any potential issues lingering from the preview so it's just one extra step in the procedure.
    07-18-2014 11:21 AM
  7. EC Translating Services's Avatar
    I'd wait for the fix. I am not eager to go back to 8, flash back, wait to see if the update is up and running then reupdate to Cyan. It's a no go.
    07-18-2014 11:27 AM
  8. amolbaikar's Avatar
    But how to get back wp8
    07-18-2014 11:30 AM
  9. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    I'd wait for the fix. I am not eager to go back to 8, flash back, wait to see if the update is up and running then reupdate to Cyan. It's a no go.
    The availability can be checked on this page: Software update for Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8 - Nokia
    I wouldn't consider flashing back until it showed that it is available for me.
    07-18-2014 11:42 AM
  10. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    07-18-2014 11:43 AM
  11. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    Except the fact they have blocked all people with the preview from obtaining Cyan until they fix whatever is wrong, even after it's released in your region.
    Correct.
    07-18-2014 11:57 AM
  12. Anastazja Michniewicz's Avatar
    What makes you think the fix will 'take forever or may never happen"?
    Microsoft said a lot before and some things never happened, like Cortana in the UK was going to be released few weeks ago ( they said it on twitter ) and there was suppose to be no problem with upgrade to Cyan when on DP...

    I just doubt that the fix will arrive soon... although I may be wrong :)
    07-18-2014 11:58 AM
  13. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    By the way, doesn't downgrading mean installing the same OS again but with Cyan at the end. What changed?
    07-18-2014 12:01 PM
  14. T Moore's Avatar
    I don't use bitlocker and by the time AT&T gets the update out this will all over.
    No reason to roll back. Just keep on with 8.1 DP
    07-18-2014 12:21 PM
  15. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    By the way, doesn't downgrading mean installing the same OS again but with Cyan at the end. What changed?
    Yes, but Cyan brings firmware updates which should fix any minor glitches and improve overall stability of the phone. Also on some phones like the 1520 and 930, it brings some additional features. The OS will remain the same. Due to a technical glitch, users with Bitlocker are unable to perform the Cyan upgrade when 8.1 is already installed. They probably were unable to block the update for just Bitlocker users so they blocked it for all developer preview users until a fix is available. Temporarily downgrading to WP8 is the workaround to installing Cyan (with 8.1) until a fix is available.
    07-18-2014 12:25 PM
  16. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    I don't use bitlocker and by the time AT&T gets the update out this will all over.
    No reason to roll back. Just keep on with 8.1 DP
    I agree. The only reason why I would roll back is if it is confirmed that Cyan is available for AT&T and my phone (1520). However, like you said, the fix will likely be available before AT&T pushes the update.

    EDIT: Now that I think about it, I wonder if using the recovery tool would install Cyan & 8.1 when available. It probably shouldn't be an issue because the phone is being wiped clean to install.
    07-18-2014 12:26 PM
  17. raker's Avatar
    Hi all :)

    I created this thread to help people on Developers Preview decide if they should revert to WP8 or wait for MS to fix the problem with the update from the preview...

    I am in Ireland and my network got Cyan this morning, I could not update straight away as I was on DP so I downloaded the Nokia Software Recovery Tool and I reverted back to WP8. The whole process was simple and short enough ( 15 minutes ). I installed Cyan straight away after I reverted and everything runs smoother now since all the apps and OS are re-installed. I think it is well worth it to revert and spend just a bit more time on it than wait for MS for a fix that will take them forever or may never happen :/

    So it's up to you Developers Preview users.

    Tell me what you think!
    I tried and bricked my Lumia :'(
    07-18-2014 12:32 PM
  18. niexus's Avatar
    I already am :D
    Battery life on WP8 is dramatically better than on WP8.1 and all hubs are back (background in photos hub, fb messaging in SMS app, list of all music related apps in Xbox music hub, this kind of stuff).
    Everything else about downgrade is pain in the ***. From losing all my saves in games and settings in apps, through only two rows on start screen and no action center (I really don't care about notification center) and no swype keyboard.
    Oh and 8 works much smoother than 8.1.
    07-18-2014 12:42 PM
  19. slyronit's Avatar
    Any idea whether they will fix this and re-enable CYAN for DP 8.1 users, or will all DP 8.1 users need to flash back to 8.0? This is a real PITA, as I gave my dad a 925 with 8.1 DP and he lives in another city, so he can't flash it back himself.
    07-19-2014 01:53 AM
  20. meet0007's Avatar
    Any idea whether they will fix this and re-enable CYAN for DP 8.1 users, or will all DP 8.1 users need to flash back to 8.0? This is a real PITA, as I gave my dad a 925 with 8.1 DP and he lives in another city, so he can't flash it back himself.
    No just wait for the cyan update.
    You don't need to downgrade.
    07-19-2014 01:57 AM
  21. slyronit's Avatar
    No just wait for the cyan update.
    You don't need to downgrade.
    The problem is, when the CYAN update for the 925 India product code started, 2 of my friends were able to update. I told my dad 2 days later and by then the update was stopped for those with 8.1.

    So Cyan update for this product code is out, but it's been halted for those with the 8.1 DP
    07-19-2014 05:58 AM
  22. Jack Neill's Avatar
    I cant wipe yet, I don't have all the achievements in Rocket Riot and I don't want to lose it... It will be Christmas before Cyan gets released for the AT&T 920 anyway...
    07-20-2014 08:38 AM
  23. liam-ward's Avatar
    I had too. O2 announced in order to get the O2 cyan update with the extra features i need to be running WP8 O2 variant.
    07-20-2014 03:37 PM
  24. vivek tyagi's Avatar
    Hi friend!
    I m from India and own Lumia 1320 that I updated one months back with developers preview 8.1. Now when I tried to downgrade to 8.0 with Nokia software recovery tool, the message on my laptop come up with that your phone software package can not be downloaded. I don't know what problem is this and how it can be managed. Plz help me buddy.
    07-22-2014 11:55 AM
  25. OHardy's Avatar
    NL925.1 Unbranded in Jamaica .... I already did yesterday. :)
    07-22-2014 12:09 PM
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