Do not update the Microsoft Lumia 550 to this Windows 10 Mobile preview build

Do not update the Microsoft Lumia 550 to this Windows 10 Mobile preview build
Do you own the Microsoft Lumia 550? If you do, better pay attention to what we are about to tell you. Because of a bug found on Windows 10 Mobile preview Build 14267, Microsoft is asking those in the Windows Insider preview program not to install that build on the Lumia 550. The bug prevents the phone from charging or making a connection using the USB port.

Microsoft executive Gabriel Aul suggests that those who already have updated the Lumia 550 to preview Build 14267 and are experiencing these issues, to roll back to Build 10586. To do that, sync the phone to your PC by using the USB port. Open the Windows Device Recovery Tool, and choose "My device was not detected." Once that is done, tap on Lumia and reboot your handset. The Windows Device Recovery tool will detect your phone and re-install Build 10586.

As we said, Build 14267 has a bug that needs to be exterminated before you can install it on the Lumia 550; once it is cleared to be installed, the update will add a music search icon on the upper right of the Cortana screen. If you want to know the name of a song that is playing, open Cortana and tap the icon. The virtual voice activated personal assistant will reveal the name of the song and the artist.

With Build 14267, Microsoft has enabled Word Flow for the address bar on the Microsoft Edge browser. In addition, the update makes it easier to open InPrivate tabs on Microsoft Edge. Right next to the new tabs icon, you will find the button to press when you want to open a private browsing session. And a prompt in Edge will let you know when a download is starting, allowing you to cancel one that has started by accident. Photos can be added to Skype messages by tapping on the paperclip icon on the lower left of the screen, while composing a message to a contact. Or, the camera app can snap a photo that will attach to your Skype message.


Unfortunately, all of these changes are going to have to wait if you're rocking the Lumia 550. If you haven't yet installed Build 14267 on that model, wait for the all-clear sign from Microsoft. If you already installed the update, use Aul's workaround to get back to Build 10586. Time heals all wounds, and eventually Build 14267 will be cleared for takeoff.


source: WindowsCentral

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Lumia 550
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

With only a few people actually buying these devices. Does it really matter if they updated or not? It's not like you have a flagship device. Not to mention the lack of apps.

5. nenadmitrovic

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

I don't have it, I would never buy it, but come on be little more open minded

6. Pavarottipig

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Old spec budget phone with mediocre buggy OS

2. Subie

Posts: 2353; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

It's a preview build... you take your chances with what you may get.

3. JcHnd

Posts: 275; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

"The bug prevents the phone from charging or making a connection using the USB port." " To roll back to Build 10586, sync the phone to your PC by using the USB port." ಠ_ಠ

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1035; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Oh! Did you stop there, or you actually chose or is it poor reading comprehension? I think I read something that goes like: Open the Windows Device Recovery Tool, and choose "My device was not detected." The people that thumbed you up are just as daft as you are.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I laughed all to hard at your simple comment, I facepalmed after reading his comment.

8. matistight

Posts: 980; Member since: May 13, 2009

The preview killed all the functions of the baseband on the Lumia 1020 (network connection, bluetooth, wifi) last year, had to go back to 8.1

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