Next build of Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview coming to more models

Next build of Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview coming to more models
Microsoft admitted in a blog post on Friday, that the Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview it pushed out last month was available for a "very limited" number of phones. Microsoft explains that it had to select phones that had sufficient partition sizes. While that limited the number of phones that could handle the Technical Preview, Microsoft has come up with a way to increase the number of handsets that will receive the next Technical Preview.

Thanks to a process called "partition stitching," Microsoft can re-size the partition dynamically, allowing the update to be sent to more models. The "partition stitching" was tested last week by Microsoft. The company says that another week of engineering is needed to make sure that the next Technical Preview will be representative of Windows 10 for all of the units that will be allowed to install it.

The following is a list of Windows Phones that are expected to support the next Technical Preview of Windows 10 for Phones: Lumia 1020, Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520, Lumia 520, Lumia 525, Lumia 526, Lumia 530, Lumia 530 Dual Sim, Lumia 535, Lumia 620, Lumia 625, Lumia 630, Lumia 630 Dual Sim, Lumia 635, Lumia 636, Lumia 638, Lumia 720, Lumia 730, Lumia 730 Dual SIM, Lumia 735, Lumia 810, Lumia 820, Lumia 822, Lumia 830, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928, Lumia ICON, Microsoft Lumia 430, Microsoft Lumia 435, Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM, Microsoft Lumia 532, Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM, Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM and the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM.

Microsoft cautions that the phones listed above are not 100% locked into receiving the preview. If a bug shows up on a particular handset during testing, that model might be removed from the list. If the Windows Phone model you own is on the list now, you might just want to keep your fingers crossed hoping that it stays there.

source: Windows via WindowsCentral



1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

No thanks, give me original update.

9. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

This is an original update , just not a final release...

2. adnanzaki

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

I don't want to sacrifice my phone for this tech-preview. Prefer wait for the final OS.

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

sacrifice? you do know you can roll back right....

21. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Yes and no. The Windows 10 update can be done using just the phone. To roll back you need a Windows PC and the correct software. Something to be aware of if, like me, you don't have a Windows PC.

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

True, but a 50$ brand new budget pc can do it AND you get a neat little tablet when you do. A good majority do have pc's, it is the minority at this moment who do not. So my assumption would be based on majority assumption.

4. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well for those who want to take the challenge to set what windows 10 tech preview is all about before the month is out you can GO FOR IT especially is you have and extra Windows smart phone handy to check out Windows 10. i had Windows phone 8.1 tech preview on my Verizon Nokia lumia 928 and it was pretty good. I went back to Windows phone 8 to get the official version of Windows phone 8.1 from Verizon. if I find a cheap enough extra windows smart phone I might give it a try but will not put it on My Nokia lumia 928.

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

i wouldnt be worried with rollback available.

5. milad95

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Where is Lumia 930 man?WTF?

6. Jabarkas unregistered

Its just a bug. Lumia 930 is included as well.

22. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

The Nokia Lumia Icon is the 930

7. Jabarkas unregistered

I certainly hope, that phonearena editors will eat their hats and caps. Because you guys started a wave of panic with your indications, that old Lumia phones (especially those with 512 MB RAM) will not receive windows 10.

8. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Yes, the Lumia 810 is available for the preview! It's my spare phone, so I don't care if it gets messed up. I really want to try the preview!

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

they have roll back and ms has the recovery tool. It even fixed a 710 that would even boot passed the tmobile splash screen, so i bet you will be hard pressed to actually brick your phone.

13. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's already messed up, with the dev preview. As you may know, the 810 stopped getting updates after Amber. It's updated thanks to the dev preview. I can't really roll back, because it would send me back a long time. As I said though, I don't mind. It has served me well, and it's nearing the end of its life. I use it as a spare, but it bearly good for that.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It would but nothing a dev preview install wouldnt fix either. Just roll back, update, then restore phone through settings (this keeps the version of windows the same), and then use your last saved profile to restore everything.

14. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

i should buy a cheap lumia for testing im not going to install it on my main lumia

15. vladislavvaz

Posts: 12; Member since: May 19, 2014

ive had enough of the windows lumia bull crap.. my sisters lumia 520 is stuck on flight mode ever since and from 2 days back my 730 is also stuck now.. ive checked for solutions and did the system recovery also not result.. cant find iemi no of both the phone.. nokia care says they dont knw whts wrong with the phone they seem to be ok but the flight mode is stuck,,, :( looks like my next phone will be an android phone..

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

if you think android is without problems, 2hrs into my job today have i have just exchanged 2 of them for process that a reset didnt fix, and a persons phone just reset this morning, killing the sd card and now it wont get past the splash screen, reset doesnt fix (this one is an s5). I have a bridge to sell you if you think android is the os to run to for any kind of OS problem free. What you need to do is this: And if that doesnt work. Because you have a 730, download the nokia care suite, do the config hack (i can provide link, just a file you copy and paste nothing special). You then search for your 'rom' file. Download, then perform the steps to install. Took me 15mins to fix a 710 that wouldnt even boot past the carrier splash screen. Now it is running just fine. Hell if you really need it, i could even make a video on how to download your rom. No IMEI needed. As well if you dial *#06# from any dial screen including the emergency dialer, you will get your IMEI or should.

18. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Finally I'm a Windows Phone user first as I was with the platform for four years before leaving for Android last year when the Xperia Z3 was released. I still own my trusty old Lumia 920 so for me there are no risks involved with trying the preview on my phone. Android has been fantastic and this is a chance to get involved with WP as it evolves to the final build. Depending on what they develop and if the next flagship is worthy of the long wait, I just may go back to my first love. If not, I'll stick with Android and continue to cheer Microsoft on from a distance.

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Hope your liking your z3, i do enjoy mine and like it more than the note 3 i gave up for it.

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You guys are double agents fanboys! Preach one thing while doing another.

26. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Just be happy to know if you met me in person without knowing who i was, i would be just as happy to sell you a Android vs an iOS or WP. I wont tell customers to choose my reality based off my bias.

20. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

What about Mi 4?

24. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

What about it? This is Lumia phones only.

27. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

WTF.. WHY no HTC M8.. SERIOUSLY.. ! Bought it because it was 8.1 and SUPPOSED to be Win10 ready. ACCORDING TO MS !!

28. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

It will be in later builds. They will add more devices to the list as it gets closer to release. This is the second release and they added a ton more devices.

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