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Nokia Software Recovery Tool updated with support for latest products and more

Nokia Software Recovery TOol

Nokia Software Recovery Tool has just been updated. Try and open the application today and you'll be prompted to update to version 1.5.0. This update is notable for introducing a localized installer that detects your Windows language automatically.

Nokia Software Recovery Tool is a handy desktop application to have around if you have a Lumia. We've used it in the past to downgrade your OS from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows Phone 8. You can also use the software to recover a handset that isn't starting up.

Here's the full changelog for version 1.5.0 of Nokia Software Recovery Tool:

  • New localized installer that detects your Windows language automatically
  • Support for latest products
  • Some bug fixes and layout improvements

Be to sure to download and install Nokia Software Recovery Tool. You never know when you might need to use it.

Via: Plaffo

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Nokia Software Recovery Tool updated with support for latest products and more

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Even my 820 and 520 developer unlocked are not being recognized in asa many as 4 different desktops and with different cables too..Hard Resets have been done..Drivers installed again..But to no vail....

It did for me. It downgrades to the latest available version for your CV. So if  it was released for your phone it should be able to downgrade to that

It is still technically a downgarde cause you still lose data and becasue the official variant is still likely behind the DP version from the numbering perspective.

And even if it wasn't you knew what both of us were talking about and are just posting a comment simply to nitpick 

I didn't know if the original commenter was talking about downgrading from GDR1 or from 8.1 DP. Remember a lot of people with 8.1 in DP still can't upgrade to GDR1, that's why I said likely as I don't remember how the version on 8.1 DP is numbered

My L720 with WP8.1.1 DP pre-Cyan was in a version number smaller than the offered by the recovery tool (sorry, can't remember numbers...). So, it was downgraded to 8.1+Cyan, but as the final version number was above that of the 8.1.1 DP without Cyan, it was like an upgrade too kkk

What's new in this version I didn't get it.
Previously while downgrade it took me to amber update.
Will this new update after downgrade takes me to the black version???
Please clear this thing to me.

Do I lose all save games and other app info if I use this tool on wp 8.1.1 for upgrading to Lumia Cyan ?

Depends on the game, if the dev implemented the app data back-up functionality you won't lose it. Having gone throught the process I can tell you that all of my games lost data and I had to re-adjust the settings for the majority of the apps, including those developped by MS 

that would be great, however if you have  a version of windows available try bootcamping it on your mac, this way you'll still be able to use NSRT

No. and I am glad about that (:
that's what happens for getting a mac and having a WP. you could also bootcamp which funnily, it works better than Osx

I have a 822 that doesn't boot at all.  It is totally dead.  Has anyone been able to recover a phone in that state?  It actually ended up on this condition when I was using the Nokia Software Recovery Tool.

This little piece of software is a lifesaver. My 920 bricked when it got Lumia Cyan over the weekend. Thank goodness I didn't have any super sensitive stuff on my phone. It got all reset, but out was also good because I was approaching 4GB of days in my "other" at of storage...

Or was funny though because I had the "spinning gears of death", and the software didn't recognise my phone until I forced a soft reset while the phone was plugged into the pc...

Sam, (Bit off topic but NSRT might be solution)
I got L925 sim-free with 8.1 preview installed. I'm using 3 UK sim but I'm unable to get Cyan update even though Nokia website states the availability for all UK networks. Should I be using this Nokia SRT to downgrade and try updating?? Any suggestions are warmly welcome.

Yeah, the Nokia software recovery tool will 'restore' lumia cyan to the phone. That is if Cyan is available for the Country Variants, and the sim is irrelevant, by the way.

Cyan updated successfully using NSRT. Was unable to recover apps and data even though I backed it up to OneDrive. One thing I'm missing is Cortana. Hope she gets released for UK soon.

Here's something unexpected.  When I plugged in my updated Dev Preview Rogers 920, the update tool is taking it straight to Lumia Cyan, not the original WP8.  Will save me a good 30 minutes, at least!

P.S. I hate that I will lose my WhatsApp chat history.  I hope they will fix that asap.

Microsoft should do this for all windows phones. After all, they are the rulers of the OS, it would be quite simple.

I just got a replacement 1020 today and used this tool to update the phone instead of doing it over the air. Much faster :D BTW, it's on AT&T in the USA.

Well, the 1.4.3 wasted 6+GB of data without getting the intended results.

My 'power button' fell off, how do I perform a soft restart?

I know that this was made for Nokia devices but I was just wondering if anyone has ever tried it with another WP8 device. The only reason I ask is because my friend's HTC 8X doesn't completely boot up anymore and I was wondering if this would help. And no, the device cannot complete a master reset either.

Can't install Norton comes up with high risk security issue (sonar) suspicious behaviour!!!!!!!

anybody had this problem? i'm running windows 8.1 with norton 360.

It's been crap ever since Peter Norton sold out to Symantec years ago. Last good product was Norton Utilities for MS-DOS.

This tool saved me phone! Went through an ordeal which lasted several hours, dozens bsods with Nokia care suite and the Nokia updater for retail, failed downloads via the Nokia recovery tool. At the end I had cyan and gdr1 installed.

Would I risk doing it again if we have to downgrade for debian red?

Yes, I would :P.

Tempted to use this as my 1020 w/ dp update 1 is starting to really lag and the constant "loading / resuming" and app crashes are starting to annoy. I was hoping that the resuming of Cyan deployment to DP devices would have been more rapid. I'll wait a little longer though... I guess these symptoms are part and parcel of being on the "bleeding edge" ;)

I have a problem using Nokia Software Recovery Tool.
So I'm using WP 8.1 and want to downgrade for me to get Cyan.

Right after finishing the 1.43 GB (I am noting that it has reached 100%). The progress bar returns to zero and it started downloading again... This has happened to me three times already...

And yes I know this may not be the place to bring this up but I have posted in the forums and no one has answered me there.
I hope there's someone here who would have a decent answer.
Good day :)

I want to downgrade to the first version of windows phone 8 coz my screen replacement does not work.. Any possibilities please lumia 620 to be precise

So where is the download link to the tool you are writing about in this masterpiece of an article? You want you readers to go to the original source and read an italian article just for the link?