Update phone to windows 10


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows Phone 8.1
       #1

    Update phone to windows 10


    I joined insider a while back and updated my Lumia 640 to Windows 10. In December I bought a used Lumia 1520 (AT&T sim) on windows 8.0. I updated it to 8.1 in late December but I can't get it to update to "10".

    Upgrade Advisor APP says I can update phone but need do a phone update on 8.1 first. And when I try that, I keep getting an error code 80004005. Tried the OTCupdater method using a USB cable to my laptop but that fails with a multiple roots error line 2 position 2.


    Does anyone know if there is a solution to this ?
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  2. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,359
    Mac OS Catalina
       #2

    That is because Microsoft no longer supports Windows Mobile. This was news for quite a while. Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Mobile Is Dead MS has moved toward more Opensource projects such as Chromium, Linux and Android for certain projects. Even Gates has used AndroidOS devices vs. his own stock, because he knew that Windows mobile was never going to do well in the end. Even Bill Gates Has Switched to Android... Windows Phone is dead (for realsies) as Microsoft discontinues Skype and Yammer apps

    December 11, of 2019 is the last date that Windows 10 Mobile will receive any kind of updates. The only updates that are being pushed are security and minor cosmetic. 24 Months from release was the EOL set by MS on this OS.
    Last edited by bro67; 08 Jan 2019 at 10:54.
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,367
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    Windows phones are a dead end with no new apps appearing. I've moved on to a basic Android phone to have access to the latest apps and for security updates. I've kept the old Windows phone as a backup.
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  4. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 18,441
    W10+Developer Insider + Linux
       #4

    W10 on phones is not dead (yet), I just updated my Lumia 640 DS KB4478936 update Windows 10 Mobile v1709 Build 15254.544 - December 11 Mobile - Windows 10 Forums
    It was upgraded to W10 couple of years ago and it had more or less regular updates.
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,367
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #5

    CountMike said:
    W10 on phones is not dead (yet), I just updated my Lumia 640 DS KB4478936 update Windows 10 Mobile v1709 Build 15254.544 - December 11 Mobile - Windows 10 Forums
    It was upgraded to W10 couple of years ago and it had more or less regular updates.
    Not my Lumia 520!
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  6. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 18,441
    W10+Developer Insider + Linux
       #6

    Steve C said:
    Not my Lumia 520!
    My brother's 525 did until he run it over with car. After that it didn't do anything but smoke.
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  7. Posts : 693
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #7

    My Windows 8.1 then 10 (with most updates) has been the most reliable device I have owned.
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows Phone 8.1
    Thread Starter
       #8

    It's a miracle!
    Last night at 10 pm my phone gave a notification that an update was ready.
    I went to settings, phone update and watched as the update was installed
    an 30 minutes later the phone booted to Windows 10.Mobile with a
    OS build of 10.0.10586.107. I then spent several hours adding, deleting
    and updating apps and adjusting settings. This am the phone said it
    would update to 10.0.14393.1066 Lifeisgood.
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  9. Phone Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,320
    Windows 10 Pro 1909 64 bit
       #9

    I have 2 Lumia 929 Icon on 10.0.14393.2551 which is ver 1607 and no longer get updates.

    They are still working good but limited apps.

    I still get app updates from MS Store on my current apps.

    Jim
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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows Phone 8.1
    Thread Starter
       #10

    more


    Looks like that update failed but when I tried to update again
    it installed version 1607 build 10.0.14393.2551. and my next
    try to update says the device is up to date. Again Life is good.
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