Downgrade Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers to Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has started rolling out Lumia Cyan Update for windows phone 8.1 but users who had already installed windows phone 8.1 preview for developers are not able to install Cyan Update. So to install Windows Phone 8.1 they need to Downgrade windows phone 8.1 to windows phone 8.

downgrade Windows-phone-8.1 to 8

Recently US carrier AT&T announced the rollout of a Lumia Cyan update with new Windows Phone 8.1 for the Nokia Lumia 1520.

But those who are running Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers on the Lumia 1520 did not receive the Lumia Cyan update, whereas those on Windows Phone 8 did install the update.

It then appeared the Lumia devices running Preview for Developers and using BitLocker full disk encryption were having a problem while upgrading to Windows Phone 8.1, which resulted in locking of the phone.

This problem is not limited to only Lumia 1520. Till now Microsoft has released cyan update for 920, 1020, 820 and 720 Lumia phones. Most of the phones who have bitlocker installed, are facing the same issues.

What Microsoft said to these issues after Revealing Cyan Update:

“We are currently investigating the issue. We have paused delivery of the update to customers using the Preview for Developers, and will resume once a fix is in place. Customers whose phones have been affected should use the Nokia Software Recovery Tool to return your Lumia to a normal commercial software state before downloading the Lumia Cyan update.” 

Nokia Lumia users who are facing the 8.1 install issue, can update their devices after downgrading to windows phone 8 from windows phone 8.1 preview for developers. Once you are downgraded, you are ready to go to install windows phone 8.1 without any further issues.

Those who wish to Downgrade to windows phone 8 must follow below step by step guide. Before downgrading, you are advised to back up your windows phone data.

To Back up your phone data on windows phone follow these steps: Go to Settings>> Backup>>App+settings>> Back up now.

How to Downgrade Nokia Lumia from Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers to Windows Phone 8

 

  • virat

    Hi,
    Sir, lumia 820 windows 8.1 which officially release date

  • Lan

    I use Lumia 625, I can’t backup my phone, it mentioned try it again later
    there are many applications that could not update not can’t use

    please provided other solution for Window 8.1, how I can solve my phone

    Lan

  • jay

    I got the lumia cyan update on my lumia 920. It sucks I want to restore lumiablack back on to my phone.
    Nokia system recovery tool doesn`t work pls help

    • Rick

      Why u r not happy with update.

    • Ingrid

      Hi, I also want to get rid of the lumia cyan, but I cannot find out how to do it. The cyan update took away some functions that i really liked, so please help me too. this is just bad

  • Usama

    Those who are facing trouble that there lumia phone are not recognizing plug your phone in USB 2.0 it will work

  • Aba sacayan

    Yung nag update ako ng wendows 8.1 pangit n ang setting nagloko na ang wifi ko no accest n siya kahit may signal ang internet

    • Rick

      Aba plz write in english.

  • vivek

    I want to downgrade the OS as it is hangs alot plz let me how to downgrade to version 8 I’m currently using updated version…plz reply to mail

    • Rick

      Vivek, read the article on How to downgrade from windows phone 8.1 to 8 . on our site

  • deep

    Hi
    I want to downgrade my lumia 520 from 8.1 to 8. Bcoz after cyan update. Battry drains quickly. Even though i have closed all bacground running app. Still no solution.

  • radi

    I use Lumia 625, I can’t backup my phone, it mentioned try it again later
    there are many applications that could not update not can’t use

    • Rick

      what’s the actual problem , share it with screenshot on our fb page

  • mehul patelm

    Dear ,
    I have Nokia 520 , it is good phone with windows 8 , I am happy to use but after update 8.1 really I am so angry

  • mehul patelm

    Dear ,
    I have Nokia 520 , it is good phone with windows 8 , I am happy to use but after update 8.1 really disturbed, how to reinstall windows 8

  • Sabareesan

    pls tell me how to downgrade Windows 8.1 to 8 in my Lumia 520

    • Rick

      what issue u r facing

  • Vishal Vaidya

    I was very happy with lumia 520 with windows 8 but since I have downloaded 8.1 I am facing many problems. Phone has become very slow, I cant type speedily in whats app, it becomes hot many times and to my surprise my contacts are getting erased. I will be really happy if I can get my windows 8 back. Please help.

    Regards

    • Rick

      We will post a video soon about downgrade from windows phone 8.1 to 8. be updated.

  • Praveen Kumar

    pls tell me how to downgrade Windows 8.1 to 8 in my Lumia 520