Fix for Phones Affected by Botched Windows 10 Mobile Update Incoming

By: Radu Tyrsina
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A while back, we talked about owners of the HTC 8X reporting problems with the Windows 10 install, and that was actually a wider problem. Now it seems that Microsoft is working on a fix.
windows 10 mobile botched install fixThe most recent Windows 10 Mobile build released to Insider users caused a lot of problems for those who installed it. As it turns out, the update wasn’t actually meant for all devices, and those unsupported phones which got it have become bricked.

But Microsoft is already working on a fix, but at the moment we still don’t know exactly when it will be released. What you should know is that unless your phone is on the list of supported devices, you shouldn’t get the latest version, as it won’t work and you’ll need to reflash. Here’s the list with all supported phones for Windows Mobile Insider Preview:

  • HTC One (M8) for Windows
  • Lumia 430, 435
  • Lumia 520, 521, 525, 526, 530, 532, 535, 540
  • Lumia 620, 625, 630, 635, 636, 638, 640, 640XL
  • Lumia 720, 730, 735, 810, 820, 822, 830, 920, 925, 928, 930
  • Lumia 1020, 1320, 1520, Icon

Also, for Windows Mobile Insider Preview to work it needs to have at least 8 GB internal of storage. We recently reported that Window 10 Mobile won’t install if you have 4GB or less, and this has now been confirmed.

According to Microsoft, the glitch is affecting mostly HTC 8X phones, but some BLU and others. In order to avoid getting your Windows Phone broken, as well, you need to turn off Windows Insider updates.

READ ALSO: New Windows 10 Build Improves Start Menu, Tablet Mode and Fixes Plenty of Bugs

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