1. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I originally had WP8.1 via developer preview on my Luma 920. I was displeased with it and the lack of ability to simul-post to Facebook and Twitter, changes to the Music player/app, battery life issues, and more. I switched back to WP8 using the software recovery tool. Now that 8.1 has been approved for Lumia 920 on AT&T, I keep getting the popup notice "A new update is available" or whatever for 8.1. To be honest I really like WP8 and don't want to update. It gives me a choice of "Dismiss" or "download". If I select download, will it only download the update, or will it automatically install it as well?

    Here's to hoping this thread doesn't turn into a "Why don't you just install 8.1??" war.

    Thanks!
    10-27-2014 08:53 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    It will download and prep, than wait for your go ahead to install, although - I don't know for sure, but it could auto-install sometime.
    Dan TheMan86 likes this.
    10-27-2014 08:57 AM
  3. adrian1338's Avatar
    Why don't you just install 8.1??
    10-27-2014 08:58 AM
  4. colinkiama's Avatar
    there is an app called multishare which links to the people hub. It lets you post simultaneously. Unishare does too. Update to 8.1. You are missing out on the action centre, transparent tile backgrounds, shape writing(Swype) etc. there is non reason not to update.
    ajcletus500 and link68759 like this.
    10-27-2014 09:06 AM
  5. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    there is an app called multishare which links to the people hub. It lets you post simultaneously. Unishare does too. Update to 8.1. You are missing out on the action centre, transparent tile backgrounds, shape writing(Swype) etc. there is non reason not to update.
    I can live without Swype (I only used it sparingly when I had Dev Preview), I'd rather use the Me hub and FB/Twitter integration than have to go to each respective app EVERY time I want to check a notification. Transparent backgrounds are not really a benefit for me.
    10-27-2014 09:58 AM
  6. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    it only downloads the update, then gives you the option to install it

    and i can completely relate with your situation. it's unacceptable how they worsened several thing with WP 8.1, like games hub for example.
    Dan TheMan86 likes this.
    10-27-2014 10:56 AM
  7. envio's Avatar
    Are you really refusing to update to 8.1 because of the native loss of simultaneously multi-post to social media - that's it? Wow, you're missing out on so much. Live folders, Cortana, Storage Sense, Battery Sense, IE 11 (with reading view, HTML5, inline video), text (SMS) message search, deep call history - the list is literally endless. For what it's worth, I have Multishare installed, integrates with your Me tile i.e. when you select 'post an update', you can set Multishare as the target and it provides a simple, fast, clean UI, consistent with WP8.0 functionality and has some extra features too. Works with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Upgrade and relax!
    link68759 likes this.
    10-27-2014 12:09 PM
  8. link68759's Avatar
    Just upgrade. If you have a problem with the updates to the "apps" that are built into the system, find a third party app that does what you want.
    10-27-2014 01:12 PM
  9. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    You still lose the Me Hub and FB/Twitter integration. Usually its a LOT faster and easier to just check that instead of opening the app, watching the splash screen, then going thru the laggy slow FB app. But thanks to those who answered the question!
    10-27-2014 01:24 PM
  10. colinkiama's Avatar
    You still lose the Me Hub and FB/Twitter integration. Usually its a LOT faster and easier to just check that instead of opening the app, watching the splash screen, then going thru the laggy slow FB app. But thanks to those who answered the question!
    the Facebook app is amazing now. Also it links to the people hub so if you tap a picture on the people hub, the picture is opened on Facebook. Pressing back sends you back to the people hub. What's wrong with that?
    10-27-2014 01:36 PM
  11. colinkiama's Avatar
    You still lose the Me Hub and FB/Twitter integration. Usually its a LOT faster and easier to just check that instead of opening the app, watching the splash screen, then going thru the laggy slow FB app. But thanks to those who answered the question!
    Laggy?
    10-27-2014 01:39 PM
  12. colinkiama's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I originally had WP8.1 via developer preview on my Luma 920. I was displeased with it and the lack of ability to simul-post to Facebook and Twitter, changes to the Music player/app, battery life issues, and more. I switched back to WP8 using the software recovery tool. Now that 8.1 has been approved for Lumia 920 on AT&T, I keep getting the popup notice "A new update is available" or whatever for 8.1. To be honest I really like WP8 and don't want to update. It gives me a choice of "Dismiss" or "download". If I select download, will it only download the update, or will it automatically install it as well?

    Here's to hoping this thread doesn't turn into a "Why don't you just install 8.1??" war.

    Thanks!
    Also the music player is fixed with the latest update. Amazing now. Battery life is good now. The other storage issue is gone too. However, I understand that you wanna stick with 8. It 's more 'comfortable'. 8.1 made the OS more like android. It feels very weird at first. The only problem is that you won't have 'cyan' which is needed for fitness apps like Fitbit which require Bluetooth LE. Also certain apps are now created only for 8.1 like the files app(official file manager from Microsoft), cortana etc. also there should be a check box on the phone update settings which disables the update.
    10-27-2014 01:53 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Why do I have an uneditable file for Windows Phone 8.1?
    By Sae1962 in forum Windows Phone 8.1
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-04-2014, 02:38 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-01-2014, 05:23 AM
  3. Fitbit for Windows Phone grabs background-sync, Cortana integration, and support for new trackers
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-29-2014, 07:31 AM
  4. Windows 8.1 update (developer preview ) on htc 8s
    By mankl in forum Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-28-2014, 05:51 AM
  5. Fitbit announces new Charge trackers and Surge fitness 'superwatch'
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-27-2014, 08:42 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD