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Indeed there is a way to downgrade your Windows Phone from 8.1 to Windows Phone 8.0

0. phoneArena 21 Apr 2014, 02:02 posted on

Did you upgrade your Windows Phone to the new 8.1? It is entirely feasible you did since Microsoft made it easy enough to do so...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 09:20

30. dubbsix (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


I agree. Windows 8.1 is actually pretty good and I dont see anyone ever looking back -- unless they have to return the phone to stock for warranty.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 09:36 2

33. eharris560 (Posts: 77; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


90+% of the comments are not even about the article.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 09:42

35. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I wish it was that easy for Android...

Been saying this since it launched.... before WP, Win Mo was more open than Android as far as having access to the entire system and things like this.

Good to see MS hasnt really changed in this aspect.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 10:04 2

39. AfterShock (Posts: 2991; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


What part is not as easy, sorry I don't get that drift?

The good old registry days, they rocked for tweaking, I agree.
Then they lost their way, burnt the bridges behind them an forced a GUI the majority of the world dislikes.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 12:19 1

51. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


To downgrade on Android....you have to be rooted. Unless its also OEM specific and on Samsung KIES thing it can be done.

I have no experience with that.

Rooting is easy...easier if you have one click options. But this Nokia way just seems easier.

And I agree...MS, HTC was on the right track with the HD2...wish they would have just responded quicker to the changing mobile phone space..

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 10:29 3

44. Liveitup (Posts: 1590; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


The Android haters again, never gets old, saying that Nokia is the reason WP sold is like saying Samsung and the thousand other OEM's are the only reason Android sold, its common sense that OEM sells software regardless of platform, common sense is a rarity these days.

Secondly WP did not kill Nokia WP saved saved, where do these people get these ideas, they obviously don't know a whole lot of what they write about, Nokias lack of insight of how quickly users were adopting to smartphones destroyed Symbian, please read the Burning platform memo educate yourselves. Lastly those hating on WP should realize it influenced everyone else in mobile to go flat, it is a trendsetter.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 11:24

48. elitewolverine (Posts: 2104; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


They dont like reading the burning platform memo because it came from Elop an MS spy.

When in reality, symbian was a complete mess that even cisco didnt want to play with.

Meego was a mess that intel, nokia, amd couldnt sort out.

MS and the WP7 platform allowed nokia to focus on hardware, sure so would have droid, but again droid had 3 players, htc, moto, samsung. Plus if droid would have failed them what OEM would have bought them? Maybe google would have, and we would have the same thing that moto had, a stripped company with no patents to hold....but wait google is god we forgot.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 09:14

68. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/23/symbian_history_part_one_dark_star/

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 09:17

69. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/29/symbian_history_part_two_ui_wars/

posted on 19 May 2014, 16:53

70. jwbolin (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 May 2014)


Instead of bickering over who made who, can we concentrate on the article at hand? I'm curious how doing this process affects carrier information (if at all). Has anyone tried this yet?

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