Nokia Cyan update is bricking some users' phones
posted by Alan F. / Jul 17, 2014, 1:07 AM
If you can't wait for a solution, Microsoft does have an idea. The software giant suggests that those with the developer preview, downgrade to commercial software first, before downloading Nokia Cyan. If it's too late and your phone has been bricked after an attempt to install the new OS build, you will need to use the Nokia Recovery Software Tool to "un-brick" your handset.
Keep in mind that it is only those with the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers using BitLocker, that are having the problem. If you're running Windows Phone 8 on your handset, waiting for Nokia Cyan to arrive just like any ordinary Joe, you shouldn't have a problem at all. This must be the Mobile God's idea of payback against those who were able to use the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 to brag about receiving Cortana before the update rolled out to others.
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posted on Jul 17, 2014, 1:22 AM 12
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Well... I though "Nokia" is the Brick and not some update makes it a Brick... :)
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 2:29 AM 5
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Stupid kid trying to act mature pops up again. Don't you have any homework or projects to do kid?
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 3:35 AM 0
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Now I believe that Windows for Phone really is based on Windows for PC.
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 1:35 AM 10
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Hahahaahha! So, theres a possibility that we will see the infamous BSOD on WinPhone?
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 2:16 AM 6
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Never expected from ms :o
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 1:53 AM 2
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What you should expect from MS is, NEXT VERSION WILL FIX IT... or maybe the next one... or maybe the next one... or maybe the next one... or maybe the next one... or maybe the next one... or maybe the next one... or maybe the next one...
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 3:05 AM 0
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Oh, so when Windows Phone has a problem with firmware code written by Nokia BEFORE Microsoft took over, it's Microsoft's fault, but when Android has a problem with firmware code written by Samsung, it's Samsung's fault. Way to pick and choose there!
posted on Jul 18, 2014, 8:01 AM 0
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To clarify a bit further, Microsoft is only suggesting that users who have already bricked their phones use the available software to revert their phone back to 8.0. Everybody else on Dev Preview currently is safe. Also, this is only affecting a small subset of WP8.1 users -- those with BitLocker encryption on their device. This feature is only available to corporate users, so general consumers remain unaffected. However, Microsoft has gone ahead and halted the Cyan update to all 8.1 Dev Preview users until a fix for the BitLocker issue is released. So even if you don't have BitLocker, just sit tight and wait for the fix to be released, after which Microsoft will resume the Cyan rollout.
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 1:57 AM 0
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I can't believe that this happened from Microsoft and Nokia thanks for the God that I didn't use preview for developers :)
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 2:09 AM 0
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Halfbaked project Bugs and viruses An advice, do not update, until Wp8.2
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 5:19 AM 4
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WP 8.2 will fix WP 8.1 WP 8.3 will fix WP 8.2 The microsoft next version will fix it song...
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 8:06 AM 0
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And android will do the same over and over. Know how many updates our s5's and note 3's have had in just a very few short months to fix sms issues? If you think any software is free of bugs, i have a bridge to sell you, actually a Note 3 to sell ya (be carefull its my 3rd one).
posted on Jul 17, 2014, 8:43 AM 0
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