Windows 10 Mobile Build 10512, 10514, 10536 Download Stuck for Several Users

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According to a couple of Windows 10 Mobile users, it seems that downloading Windows 10 Build 10512, 10514 and 10536 takes a very long while to complete. Here are some more details.

windows 10 mobile buildsA couple of Lumia owners have been complaining that it’s ‘taking forever to download Windows 10 Mobile build 10514 and 10536‘. Here’s what one of them said:

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It seems that it is taking forever to download Windows 10 Mobile build 10514 and 10536.1000 on my Lumia 930. It has been eight hours now, and the phone is still at the Downloading updates (0%).

A soft reset has restarted the update, and it has been running for three to four hours now. But even after the soft reset, the download is still stuck at 0%.

My Lumia 625 (spare phone) has finished downloading the two builds but when it is preparing to install the builds, it crashes with an error 0x800705b4. Twice. And after that it doesn’t receive the builds.

So, as we can see, the user did a soft reset but that didn’t help too much. We need to remind that these builds are fairly new, so this kind of issues are ‘natural’, if I can put it this way.

Windows 10 Mobile build 10512, 10514, 10536 download met with problems

Somebody else also weighed in, saying the following:

Mine is says updates are available and shows both:

Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones (10.0.10514.0) and
Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones (10.0.10536.1000).

It’s been on “Downloading updates 0%” for hours now, including after several soft resets.

It seems I’m a whole update behind, since two builds don’t usually appear at once, but this is the first I’ve seen of either of these updates being available. Maybe that’s part of the problem?

So, as we can see, these are indeed some annoying problems. If you have experienced them, as well, do leave your comment below and share with us. If you know a fix to these issues, then we’ll be happy to hear it.

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  • Same here. Phone sees new builds 10414 and 10536 but the download doesn’t start. Rebooting doesn’t seem to help either. Tried the last two nights a reboot before just letting it sit. Up to now a hard reset seems to be the only option right?

  • I have the problem that after the download begins preparing the installation and after that I get an error (0x800705b4) and not to do, I need help to see if I can solve this error.

  • My 1020 is stuck in “gears” mode and I can’t reset it. Downloads took a while, but they came ok, been spinning in gears mode for hours. Tried to soft reset, hard reset and magic reset to no avail. Phone Recovery Tool won’t connect to it in gears mode apparently, it may have just bricked my 1020. Hope there’s a solution someone finds for this issue and soon. Don’t mind being a guinea pig, but there are limits to my patience. Patiently waiting and reading what goes on from here.

  • I had the same issue with the previous 10512 build.No matter what i did the update just refused to download in build 10166.It was stuck at 0%.Just 2 days back i decided to update my apps from store as my phone was not getting an update.So as i checked the updating apps ,i found “Microsoft .net compatiblity” app to be updated.Once it got updated ,i checked my phone update menu.It turns out while it was showing 0% download complete it was downloading update files in background somehow,and update installation started immediately as soon as that .net compatibility app was updated.and in next 10 minutes my phone was up and running 10512 build.

  • I tried installing it on my Lumia 720, bit it takes a long time to download it, and when using hours to install I always get the error 0x800705b4.

  • Been downloading for most of a day now. Several soft resets. I did hit 65% at work but the battery died. Now with the news that it takes a long time I am just going to leave the phone on the charger and let it do it’s thing overnight. Nokia 1520.

  • I was stuck on 0% downloading, so I factory reset my phone and started over. It pretty much took all night, but I presume that’s because I essentially got 3 upgrades. The first two came together and took a very long time. The third went rather quickly. This is on my Lumia Icon.