Thursday, August 6, 2015

Finally succeeded installing Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

What should have been easy and routine did not work that way. It needed a lot of preparation before installing the Technical Preview using the Windows Insider app from Windows Store.

The major steps were:

1. Resting the Windows Phone 8.1 to its factory setting which required using the Windows Phone Recovery Tool
2. Using the Windows Insider app to download and install the Technical Preview.
3. Soft resetting the phone a number of times

Windows 10 Technical Preview can be installed on a large number of Nokia/Microsoft phones and each may present some kind of problem or another. It took nearly 3 to 4 days to complete the task.
However, if one were to start from a clean start (as they probably did while testing the Windows Insider app), it should take no more than 2 to 3 hours depending on the Wi-Fi connection.
After it is installed the phone gets switched off. When you switch on the phone you will be greeted by this:
 

The About setting displays this:

 
More details in the following links:
 
 
 
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