1. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    Hi
    I guess the answer is very simple...

    In the DEV preview, you always have the latest OS update. Of course...
    But when do the normal users get it, with participating in the preview? Just with the GDR updates?
    That would be the logical way for me.
    The annoying thing is that if i get the "latest" OS version with any GDR update, its outdated by months until it will install on my phone (you, carriers, delay, etc....).

    Anyway...if DEV preview is now on lets say 8.1.15000, and they say they release a new GDR update NOW, it would be 8.1.15000.

    sorry, im a bit drunk. Maybe i wake up in the morning and thing WTF?!?
    11-12-2014 08:14 PM
  2. Sodikin Gross's Avatar
    I think your problem is simple: You are a Lumia user and you compare developer and consumer version of the Windows Phone. You can choose one of the two. But someone like me who is not a Lumia user, well I have a Huawei Ascend W1-C00, it is a must to be the developer, in case I am not, but there is no kind of "official" update delievered. So I stand on dev side. 😊
    11-12-2014 08:19 PM
  3. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    Well, the only difference between Lumia and other devices is the firmware (cyan, denim...).
    The fact that you dont get official updates is your manufacturer, Huawei :)

    I just try to understand the way updates get delivered, and how far i am behind when im not using DEV Preview / when i get the LATEST updates (i know i wont ever get latest updates due to carrier delay...)
    Sodikin Gross likes this.
    11-12-2014 09:04 PM
  4. Sodikin Gross's Avatar
    To Chris_germany
    That is the number one reason why I stand on Dev side.
    11-14-2014 05:27 PM
  5. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    I need my phone for work, so I don't use DEV because I want it to stay stable, I cant risk an update and then spend a day resetting everything if something goes wrong...it is still a preivew, so there is a risk...
    11-14-2014 07:18 PM
  6. SammyD97's Avatar
    When they release it officially, its not really the latest version but to the ordinary consumer who's never heard of the dev preview its as latest as it gets.

    Btw, you shouldn't have told us you're drunk. Now I keep imagining you slurring your words as I'm reading. Lol.
    11-14-2014 08:22 PM
  7. EspHack's Avatar
    official releases can brick your phone anyway, see the bitlocker thing
    11-14-2014 10:33 PM
  8. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    official releases can brick your phone anyway, see the bitlocker thing

    Rofl...exactly THIS problem was if you installed the DEV before!!! "Normal" users didn't have this problem!
    11-15-2014 05:06 AM

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