How To Revert Windows 10 Phone Preview Back To Windows Phone 8.1

Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phone is finally out, unfortunately for a select number of Lumia devices. However it is not going to be a smooth ride as the build is in its early stage and unfinished and there are high chances you will encounter bugs and face issues.

If things are not going the right way for you, for example phone stops working or is unresponsive, restarting your Lumia device will fix the problem. If still the problem presists, Microsoft has released Windows Mobile Recovery Tool that will allow users who installed the Technical preview to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1.

The downside of the tool is that it will completely format your device and you will lose all your personal contents. It is highly recommended that you backup all the important contents to OneDrive or MicroSD card before installing Win10 technical preview for phone.

Hit the download link below to get the Windows Mobile Recovery Tool.

Download : Windows Mobile Recovery Tool

Steps to to roll back to Windows 8.1

1.Download the Windows Recovery Tool to your computer.
2.Connect your Windows Phone to the PC with the USB Cable. If your phone is not automatically detected, disconnect it from your computer and press ‘My phone was not detected’ at the bottom and follow the instructions on the screen.
3.After the phone is detected, tap the phone model on the screen to continue.
4.The next screen shows the available software versions. Tap the reinstall button at the bottom
5.There’s a disclaimer that suggests to back up your phone. Tap continue at the bottom.
6.The recovery tool downloads and installs the firmware. This may take a while depending on your network connection. The installation files are about 1.7 GB. Make sure not to disconnect the cable.
7.If all goes well, you get a message that says, “Operation successfully completed

Read More:
Windows 10 Technical Preview For Phones Now Available
How To Install Windows 10 Technical Preview On Your Lumia Devices

List Of Known Issues And Workarounds In The Windows 10 Technical Preview For Phones

Kaiser Bey
Kaiser is a tech enthusiast who likes to write, read and talk about tech. He dreams of going to Mars and never come back. We hope that you find his posts on AndroGuider helpful and informative
How To Revert Windows 10 Phone Preview Back To Windows Phone 8.1 How To Revert Windows 10 Phone Preview Back To Windows Phone 8.1 Reviewed by Kaiser on 2/13/2015 03:06:00 AM
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