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Windows 10 Mobile: Now we can refurbish your phone from your PC

Microsoft has given adult on new Windows 10 Mobile features, though it has betrothed to patch remaining Windows Phone inclination into a nearby future.

To assistance Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Mobile 10 users implement destiny updates, Microsoft has expelled a over-the-cable (OTC) Updater tool, that moves updates from a PC to a phone.

To implement it, users need to download a record OtcUpdaterZip.exe and run it on a PC. In what appears to be a hastily-written support note filled with spelling errors, Microsoft explains that a apparatus “updates authorised Windows phones to a latest chronicle of WIndows [sic] 10 Mobile”.

The phone needs to be connected to a PC around USB, unlocked, and in aeroplane mode to use a updater.

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The Windows 10 Mobile — or Windows Phone 8.1 — device needs to be connected to a PC around USB before it can use a new updater.


Image: Andrew Hoyle/CNET

“Key requirements: – device contingency be means to bond to a PC around USB – device with PIN close contingency be unlcoked [sic] before regulating a OTC Updater – device contingency be in Airplane mode before regulating a OTC Updater – PC using a upheld Windows customer OS with latest use container commissioned – PC contingency have a smallest of .NET 4.0 commissioned – PC contingency have Internet connectivity and be means to bond to WU,” writes Microsoft.

The association progressing this month effectively close down a latest try during enormous a mobile market, announcing it would usually concentration on confidence updates and not new features.

Key Windows execs and even Bill Gates have given switched to Android phones, such as a Microsoft Edition of Samsung’s Galaxy S8, that comes pre-installed with Microsoft apps.

The association also hasn’t pronounced anything about a release of a Feature 2 update for Windows Phones that corresponded with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, that is being rolled out in batches now.

According to Microsoft’s support page, a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 will be accessible for a HP Elite x3, HP Elite x3 Verizon, HP Elite x3 Telstra, Wileyfox Pro, Microsoft Lumia 550, Microsoft Lumia 650, Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL, Alcatel IDOL 4S, Alcatel IDOL 4S Pro, Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL, Softbank 503LV, VAIO Phone Biz, MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601, Trinity NuAns Neo.

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Windows 10 Mobile: Now we can refurbish your phone from your PC

Microsoft has given adult on new Windows 10 Mobile features, though it has betrothed to patch remaining Windows Phone inclination into a nearby future.

To assistance Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Mobile 10 users implement destiny updates, Microsoft has expelled a over-the-cable (OTC) Updater tool, that moves updates from a PC to a phone.

To implement it, users need to download a record OtcUpdaterZip.exe and run it on a PC. In what appears to be a hastily-written support note filled with spelling errors, Microsoft explains that a apparatus “updates authorised Windows phones to a latest chronicle of WIndows [sic] 10 Mobile”.

The phone needs to be connected to a PC around USB, unlocked, and in aeroplane mode to use a updater.

microsoft-lumia-950-2071.jpg

The Windows 10 Mobile — or Windows Phone 8.1 — device needs to be connected to a PC around USB before it can use a new updater.


Image: Andrew Hoyle/CNET

“Key requirements: – device contingency be means to bond to a PC around USB – device with PIN close contingency be unlcoked [sic] before regulating a OTC Updater – device contingency be in Airplane mode before regulating a OTC Updater – PC using a upheld Windows customer OS with latest use container commissioned – PC contingency have a smallest of .NET 4.0 commissioned – PC contingency have Internet connectivity and be means to bond to WU,” writes Microsoft.

The association progressing this month effectively close down a latest try during enormous a mobile market, announcing it would usually concentration on confidence updates and not new features.

Key Windows execs and even Bill Gates have given switched to Android phones, such as a Microsoft Edition of Samsung’s Galaxy S8, that comes pre-installed with Microsoft apps.

The association also hasn’t pronounced anything about a release of a Feature 2 update for Windows Phones that corresponded with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, that is being rolled out in batches now.

According to Microsoft’s support page, a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 will be accessible for a HP Elite x3, HP Elite x3 Verizon, HP Elite x3 Telstra, Wileyfox Pro, Microsoft Lumia 550, Microsoft Lumia 650, Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL, Alcatel IDOL 4S, Alcatel IDOL 4S Pro, Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL, Softbank 503LV, VAIO Phone Biz, MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601, Trinity NuAns Neo.

Related coverage

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update preview build for mobile

New facilities embody two-factor authentication and AppLocker improvements.

No new features, phones for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft takes a serve step behind on mobile devices.

Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft only put a final spike in a coffin

Microsoft finally confirms that Windows Phone won’t get some-more facilities or phones.

Read some-more on Windows and mobility

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