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Windows Phone 8.1 for developers is ready for download

14 April, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
Windows Phone 8.1 for developers is ready for download - read the full textJust as promised, Windows Phone 8.1 is now available for download to developers. Joe Belfiore, the chief of the Windows Phone Program Management at Microsoft has tweeted a screenshot of the WP 8.1 update prompt. Mind you, before being able to install the Windows Phone 8.1 update, you'll have...


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Correct me if i am wrong. When the GM Update would be available almost all of you would have to roll back to the stable version and then update to the new 8.1 version. And in that process almost many would have issues as most of the people are not that much phone geeks and most would result in bricking up their phones. Everyone is pretty excited to update though but rolling back to the original update would be a pretty tough task.

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  • 2014-04-14 17:09
  • KIEZ

windows phone store working guys? in 8.1?

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  • 2014-04-14 17:09
  • XNpC

F cking Windowsphone Store isnt available right now that is why i cant download the developer preview apps..tang inang Microsoft to..

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  • 2014-04-14 17:06
  • t7Xk

To all of those who are wondering if this update is available to your Windows Phone 8 devices. This is Windows Phone 8.1 "Developer Preview". It's the same as Windows Phone 8.1. Consider it as a testing software before final release. It's complete, perfect and everything from Windows Phone 8 you have from apps to games are working in Windows Phone 8.1. The list of devices that can get Windows Phone 8.1 developer Preview.

* HTC 8S
* HTC 8X
* HTC 8xt
* Huawei Ascend W1
* Huawei Ascend W2
* Nokia Lumia 520/521
* Nokia Lumia 525
* Nokia Lumia 620
* Nokia Lumia 625
* Nokia Lumia 720
* Nokia Lumia 810
* Nokia Lumia 820
* Nokia Lumia 822
* Nokia Lumia 920
* Nokia Lumia 925
* Nokia Lumia 928
* Nokia Lumia 1020
* Nokia Lumia 1320
* Nokia Lumia 1520
* Nokia Lumia Icon
* Samsung ATIV S
* Samsung ATIV Odyssey
* Samsung ATIV S Neo
* Samsung ATIV SE

This update is available worldwide. No matter which country you belong from India to Philippines. Africa to America. Russia to UK. Norway to North Pole. It's available to each and every county so don't ask now if it's available in your country. Really, it is.

Question - How to install Windows Phone 8.1 "Developer Preview"?

1) Sign up to be a Windows Phone developer at for free using the Microsoft account associated with your phone.
2) Get the Preview for Developers app from the Windows Phone Store
3) Run the app and sign in with your Microsoft account.
4) Check for updates (Settings > Phone update > Check for updates) and download/install any that are available. You’ll have an update to download and install before Windows Phone 8.1 shows up if you’re downloading the Preview for Developers program for the first time.

- Copied from WPCentral(steps)

Personally, I have updated my Lumia 520, 920, updating 1020 right now. I am so much excited when I was using WP8.1 on my 520. It rocks and the phone is still smooth as it was before. Cortana is just amazing. Thank god it understand my ascent lol. But I am really really happy. All the patience I was keeping has led out to this beautiful version of Windows Phone 8.1 Thank you Microsoft and Nokia. You guys are the best. Enjoying it :)

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  • 2014-04-14 16:57
  • sSP9

> In reply to AdityaVikkram @ 2014-04-14 15:51 from bCa0 - click to readrun 'preview for developers' app until u get 'SUCCESS'. Check for update in settings

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  • 2014-04-14 16:51
  • 7qLR

> In reply to [deleted post]Even i hv got it in this update is awsome..

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  • 2014-04-14 16:50
  • uw}}

Just updated my phone and oh man this was the update we are waiting for....yepp we can use phone just like before...everything is working fine...

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  • 2014-04-14 16:50
  • uw}}

And how about nokia apps? Can I still using those apps while using preview version on my phone?

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  • 2014-04-14 16:44
  • PEdJ

The update is solid. There are a lot of changes In the look and feel and it is awesome. Only problem is that the windows store is not opening at the moment. I get a message to try again later.
But anyway it sure is worth it!

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  • 2014-04-14 16:43
  • PG$3

> In reply to AdityaVikkram @ 2014-04-14 15:51 from bCa0 - click to readThen install the preview for developer app on your device....

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  • 2014-04-14 16:21
  • Xu6Z

If I download the developer version will I get the official consumer version of the update

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  • 2014-04-14 16:14
  • X}YY

Not really worth $19.
Yeah I can use AppStudio for free, but it allows max 2 sideloaded apps. With normal $19 developer account I can sideload up to 10 apps.

Or I can just wait for regular update much later.

WP is locked-down like a jail, it's ridiculous why they have to limit the number of apps you can sideload!

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  • 2014-04-14 16:12
  • wrse

I Have not updated my Lumia 520 to Black update,Is there would be any problem if I update my phone to 8.1 ?

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  • 2014-04-14 16:09
  • t1$B

This is all your need to know. Anyone can update to WP8.1 right now

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  • 2014-04-14 16:08
  • Rc1P

> In reply to surya.hi5 @ 2014-04-14 15:02 from G6{x - click to readhow'd u get it in india?? Tried registering for developer but faild... :v

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  • 2014-04-14 16:03
  • 2S@3

Is this update for lumia 1520 I want purchase new one..... plz help

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  • 2014-04-14 15:57
  • U$0h

What a major difference it is and its so much faster and more fluid the new notification centre makes it so much easier well done microsoft

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  • 2014-04-14 15:54
  • m7it

how to register as a developer using App Studio. i logged in using my microsoft account account and got a username registered. then?

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  • 2014-04-14 15:51
  • bCa0

I got the update and I hate it -.- They are now forcing us to use the crap that they call "Facebook application". The address book, the pictures hub, the "Me Tile", it all now depends on that application being installed and running in the background. If you don't do that, you can forget about Facebook. For us who use it, it's a big deal (well, for me it is). Does anyone know why they did this? It was all so nicely integrated, why the hell did they do this now?

As for other stuff, I only noticed the notifications center thing and the tiles background image. I don't see Cortana anywhere (nor would I use it if I did), and all the other stuff is pretty much irrelevant to me. In fact, the Facebook app crap on the verge of pushing me to some other platform, the only thing keeping me is Nokia -.- Yes, pissed of right now -.-

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  • 2014-04-14 15:51
  • LHeN

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