Microsoft fixes bug that was preventing Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 from installing correctly

Microsoft fixes bug that was preventing Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 from installing correctly
Microsoft has apparently resolved a bug that was showing error code 8018830f, for some who were trying to install the Developer Preview version of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. On Thursday afternoon, those who had received the error message with the code, were being alerted that the latest build of Microsoft's mobile OS was ready, along with the first update, to be installed properly.

The repair by Microsoft might also help those who received an even rarer error message, 80188306, update their phones. So far, most of the fixes are taking place on Nokia Lumia 925 units that have already received the Lumia Cyan update.

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has sent out a tweet, blaming a "packaging problem" for the error. He is telling those affected by the 8018830f message to try the update again, as it should now work. 


source: @joebelfiore via  WPCentral

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17 Comments

1. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I feel like these update problems are occurring with much greater frequency since the pc Windows 8.1 Update 1 that was released in early April and proved to be very problematic. This is either indicative of a change in culture and priorities or just a fluke streak.

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This article is wrong!... This fix is for the preview to WP8.1, not the update preview to WP8.1..

12. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I don't think so. Some Developer's Preview users were experiencing problems when upgrading to the Update 1 for WP 8.1; this is for that issue.

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I think so, and also does WPC... But, you can trust PA if you want to.... ........http://m.wpcentral.com/microsoft-fixes-8018830f-error-update-preview-developers

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"I feel like these update problems are occurring with much greater frequency since the pc Windows 8.1 Update 1 that was released in early April and proved to be very problematic. This is either indicative of a change in culture and priorities or just a fluke streak." The more Windows Phone becomes like Windows, the more bugs and quality issues there will be. I'm sure you know Microsoft issues weekly patches to Windows that are known to screw up your PC. Microsoft is a fat, lazy monopoly with leadership that is essentially a bunch of boneheads who play "game of thrones" all day to try and get better executive positions. The only rational thing to expect from such a company is low quality and high prices.

2. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Typical Microsoft

4. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Every platform including Android and iOS experiences these things , its technology, it happens.

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Every platform ESPECIALLY Android experiences these things...

13. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

It has problems but not being able to install things with wacky old school 0x8 codes isn't one of them.

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Nevertheless, it has problems, like you said, so I meant what I said!

3. Nimay_7

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Still not working on my lumia 925 :(

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

odd, my 925 is able to get the latest updates from them. Try a master reset and sign in with an alias that is tied to your account (all settings etc will be the same so no loss of data)

5. Daytonadave17

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

Now fix Developer preview for us who wants cyan!! What the hell!!! 1520 here pissed

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Have you tried it again? I thought that was fixed.

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It was, they need to 'down grade' of course nothing is 100% in the computer world

11. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Not fixed yet. Those on Developer's Preview with WP 8.1 have received the Update 1, but never yet received Cyan. We are still waiting on Microsoft to release a fix for the BitLocker issue (the reason why they halted the Cyan rollout for Developer's Preview). After they do that, then they will resume the Cyan rollout for us Dev Preview people. The downgrade to 8.0 alternative is only good for those devices for which the official 8.1 + Cyan is available. For devices like mine (Lumia 928), we just have to wait patiently until Microsoft fixes the update issues and resumes the rollout.

16. Daytonadave17

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

Me too. I have to wait! It sucks to see they can fix another problem in days! But us waiting for an important firmware update(cyan) we have to wait forever! Ughh

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