#Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10051 for phones now available

Today Microsoft released the Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10051 for phones to the fast ring channel. If you are a Windows Insider, you can download and install this bit in your Lumia devices. As announced by Gabe Aul few days ago, this build now supports more devices.


Find herewith the list of supporting devices, known issues and the way to install it. Before installing, don’t forget to read the known issues section.



If you are already in the fast ring channel and have installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, you might have already received today’s update. If not, check for updates using Windows Insiders application. Here is a list of new devices which will get this update:


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, Microsoft Lumia 430, Microsoft Lumia 435, Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM, Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM DTV, Microsoft Lumia 532, Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM, Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM, Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM.


If you didn’t yet install the Windows 10 Technical Preview, here is a link to install the Windows Insider application in your phone to setup it for update: http://www.kunal-chowdhury.com/2015/01/windows-phone-10.html. Make sure to read the known issues mentioned below.


Known Issues

This preview build 10051 is still in development stage and hence bugs/issues are expected. Microsoft already published a list of known issues mentioned below. Please read those carefully before installing this pre-release version of this build. Microsoft is already working on it to fix these issues and those fixes will be available in future releases.


    • There might be situations in which auto-upload of your Camera Roll to OneDrive may not be working. Please be sure to back up your photos especially if you need to use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1.
    • The Office Hub has been removed from this build. You won’t be able to open Word, Excel, PowerPoint or OneNote files in this build. Preview versions of the universal Office apps will be available in the coming weeks.
    • All Bluetooth-based interactions with Cortana are not working in this build because we’re reworking how Cortana interacts with Bluetooth. This includes dictating and reading text messages, initiating searches and chit-chat, and all system-level control (such as playing music, launching applications, or navigating settings.
    • After upgrade, some apps that have been installed onto a SD memory card will fail to launch. To fix this, uninstall and reinstall the apps.
    • About 1% of the time, incoming phone calls may not play a ringing sound.
    • Call + SMS filtering will not work after upgrade.
    • For people upgrading their phone from Build 9941, there is a bug in which your phone’s MMS settings will be lost after upgrade. The new Messaging app doesn’t yet have the ability to re-enter these settings. You will need to use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 and then upgrade to this build to get MMS working again.
    • Also for people upgrading their phone from Build 9941, the tiles on your Start screen for the Camera and Photos apps may be missing or corrupt. You will have to unpin any corrupt tiles and re-pin the apps to your Start screen.
    • On some phones, due to a scaling bug the dismiss button won’t be visible when an alarm is triggered. To stop your phone from “alarming “just touch the arrow and swipe up on the notification and off the screen to end the alarm.
    • On phones with 512MB of memory, apps can randomly crash due to an issue with memory management.
    • Flight mode cannot be enabled.
    • Data connections can’t be disabled.
    • You may need to re-pin the Phone app after upgrade.
    • The Insider Hub is now included on Phone but may fail to launch on some phones.


Source: New Windows 10 Technical Preview build now available for phones (published by Gabe Aul)


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