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update to windows phone 8.1
PMDonovan
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When will Verizon roll out Windows Phone 8.1 to current customers using Windows Phone 8.0?

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Re: update to windows phone 8.1
primortal
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OEMs are suppose to get 8.1 on 4/14 (if no show stopping bugs are discovered) and Nokia said during Microsoft BUILD Conference that sometime during the Summer 8.1 will be available on all devices which include a new firmware (Cyan).  So the way VZW operates they'll probably release it late summer early fall.

You can join the developer preview program and get sometime after the 14th.

Lastly VZW will never comment on release schedule for updates.

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Re: update to windows phone 8.1
primortal
Sr. Member

OEMs are suppose to get 8.1 on 4/14 (if no show stopping bugs are discovered) and Nokia said during Microsoft BUILD Conference that sometime during the Summer 8.1 will be available on all devices which include a new firmware (Cyan).  So the way VZW operates they'll probably release it late summer early fall.

You can join the developer preview program and get sometime after the 14th.

Lastly VZW will never comment on release schedule for updates.

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Re: update to windows phone 8.1
JMColo
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Has anyone looked into "Preview for Developers"?

Can there be any 8.1 conflicts with Amber, before Cyan?

all you need is AppStudio from MS to be a "Developer"

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Re: update to windows phone 8.1
jsh17001
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If you go that route, you will void your Warranty.

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Re: update to windows phone 8.1
wellSmoke
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I upgraded my 928 on Monday to 8.1. So far its been great its like i have a whole new phone.

All i did was register at the App Studio. Then download Preview for Developers App. Run said App and check for updates.

Also you need update 2 at the least.

Re: update to windows phone 8.1
scolab
Member

I installed the Dev Preview on Monday also. Still getting to it, but some great features, including:

     Notification Center

     Cortana

     Background Image on Start with clear tiles

Follow wpcentral.com for more information.

Re: update to windows phone 8.1
KRBaum
Member

How did you get 8.1?? I checked for it almost daily and its still not available for my 928. (That's what I am doing on the website now seeing if I can findout when its being released))...???

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Re: update to windows phone 8.1
primortal
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It's not officially released yet and you can install the preview version.

If you want to install the preview you'll need a free developers account, https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/develop/devpreview

Then you need to install the Preview for Developers application on the phone itself.

Please be warned that doing this can void your warranty and there is no easy way of going back to 8.0.

Re: update to windows phone 8.1
BryanSP
Member

I installed the 8.1 Developer Preview about a month ago on my Icon.  Since then, it has been hell!  My phone freezes up and gets very hot.  The battery drains within minutes.  I have to restart it several times a day.  Everything seems to work OK until I start using WiFi or leave and connect to another WiFi.

The Developer Preview says you cannot go back to a previous version.  Is there a way to go back?  I loved my phone until I did this update.  I just want to go back to the way it was until Verizon (hopefully) releases their 8.1 update.

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Re: update to windows phone 8.1
primortal
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Have you installed the latest update to the developer preview?

I also had similar problems with the phone heating up and battery drain.  Once I installed the update and did a hard reset my Icon hasn't had any issues as of yet.

The key thing is that with any OS update is to do a hard reset.  A lot of users have said it solves majority of the issues you encounter.

You can revert back to 8.0, Windows Phone Central Forums