How To Downgrade Windows Phone 10 To Windows Phone 8.1 Using Windows Device Recovery Tool – Part 2

This article is the Part 2 of the article ‘How To Upgrade Windows Phone 8.1 To Windows 10 Insider Preview‘. All of you who upgraded would be enjoying the new features going to be launched with stable Windows Phone 10. But We did mention this preview version is not the stable version. It has bugs. If you’re facing a lot of issues after the upgrade then don’t worry. In this article you’ll be downgrading back to Windows Phone 8.1 from Windows 10 insider preview using Windows Device Recovery Tool.
Downgrade Windows Phone 10 to Windows phone 8.1


Windows Device Recovery Tool

Windows Device Recovery tool
Windows Device Recover tool is very useful tool. It downloads and install the latest and stable OS for your specific device. First of all download the tool from Microsoft official website.

Internet Connection

Recovery tool scans your Windows phone hardware and searches the available stable version online for your specific device. You need a fast Internet connection to download the stable OS.
And you need patience till the time it’s downloading stable version. Don’t disconnect the phone until it completes installation. In case you disconnect your phone or switch it off, your device may break and stop functioning.

How To Downgrade Windows Phone 10 Insider Preview To Windows Phone 8.1?

First of all download Windows Device Recovery Tool. Run .exe file and the setup will download some files. Be connected to the Internet.
After the installation has completed, run the application. Connect your phone with computer via USB cable. The application will detect your phone hardware and will give you option to search stable OS version online.
Select phone Windows device recovery
It should take a minute or two to search available stable firmware.
Windows phone stable firmware found
After it finds the one, click the ‘Reinstall software’ button in Windows device recovery. Now It’ll start downloading the firmware. This will take time depending on your Internet speed.
The application will automatically remove Windows 10 Insider Preview and install the stable version. So don’t touch the phone until it completes installation and restart your phone.

My Phone Was Not Detected

Windows Device recovery tool phone not detected
If your device was not detected then click the button ‘My phone was not detected‘. Now select brand of your phone manually and see it works for you. If you still don’t see your device listed then check you’re using original USB cable and it’s not damage. Also check that your computer OS is updated.

Phone Stuck At Scanning Hardware

I had a problem. Tool detected my phone but after that it stucked at Scanning Hardware. This issue is likely to happen if your computer OS is not updated. So please update your computer OS to resolve this issue.

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