Here's what's broken in Windows 10 Mobile build 10149

Now that you have Windows 10 Mobile build 10149 in your hands, you'll want a rundown on what's still broken in this build. Luckily, Microsoft has prepped a list of some known issues you may run into.

From Microsoft:

  • Some people may encounter an 80091007 error trying to upgrade to this build from Build 10136. If you hit this error, sit tight – we're working on a fix. Or if you want the new build right away, you can use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 and then upgrade to Build 10149.
  • The Insider Hub is removed in this build. Don't worry, it will be back in future Insider Preview builds.
  • Sometimes the PIN keypad won't be shown after swiping up to unlock. The workaround is to swipe down to get to Action Center and try to open a notification or Settings to invoke the PIN keypad to unlock your phone.
  • There is a very rare situation where you are unable to unlock your phone after entering your PIN and it keeps letting you type even though you entered your pin correctly. If you hit this – leave the phone alone 1-2 hours before trying to unlock again. This is caused by a TPM issue that could get worse and require you to reflash if you get into this state and power off the phone.
  • If a Gmail account is set up on the phone, the Messaging app may have issues and both incoming and outgoing messages may not work. If this issue is hit, simply reboot your phone to get it working again. We are aware that the Messaging app may behave badly in this state.
  • There is a known issue where apps or games are installed as trial versions even though you have previously purchased them. In-app purchases on Windows 10 Mobile are not functional yet as we migrate the function to the new Windows Store.
  • In certain cases, the colors in some apps may appear off. For example – the titlebar in the Outlook Mail app is orange. There might be some cases where notifications in Action Center appear blank.

Outside of those issues, Microsoft's Gabe Aul notes that this build feels a lot faster and more stable than previous builds.

Source: Microsoft

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

391 Comments
  • Man, those aren't really minor issues... Lol. Bummer. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I don't use pin to unlock, Gmail, or trial versions of apps anyways. So zero bugs for me. I also don't use Insider app much either. Seems like very minor bugs to me. People probably use Gmail tho, and would like to keep their internet bookmarks.. I guess you could just email em to yourself and add em back after update, or use Word. Seems minor.
  • Doesn't matter if you use trial versions or not, the error is that you'll get the trial version even tho you paid for it
  • read before you go full retard...
  • Never go full retard.
  • Lol
  • We can use maestro for gmail. ;)
  • and i think i am locked out of my phone forever. the rarity have stuck me.
  • Yes, just by reading those issues it's still not worth trying even on a secondary phone. Plus all the new bugs/crashes/errors/freezes it will have.
  • 10149 version is the smoothest yet and i personally could use it as a daily driver.  Email, calender 6tag, facebook, and prety much all my apps (exept tube cast and remote controles for xbmc and kodi)n all work.  The start screen is fantastic now on my lumia 930 and is very smooth. Going back is longer usually can get to about 3 seconds. The only things that might stiop me using this build is the fact i cant use my inbox for all my email accounts, i just want 1 inbox, and the photo album is deadfull, it misses all of the functionality of the old version on 8.1, battery life has not been a issue on this or the last version of the prieview either to me.  and if you like the things  i mentioned then id sugest not uising it yet, but the rest is starting to become rather smooth and enjoyable to use.  Thas build 10149 on a lumia 930
  • Still not installable on Primary device. And what about Battery backup. Standby time? I ll wait for couple of more builds.
  • Battery life is WAY better than it used to be on 10136 already. I am getting similar background battery usage as before.   Web browsing and Facebook though were both sucking battery like it was a strawberry milkshake when open and being used. 
  • Use Maestro For Gmail.
  • They are less than minor to me. The only one that I will ever encounter is the trial app thing, which I've already solved by donwnloading the app from the old store instead of the new beta store. I don't lock my phone so I've never seen the PIN pad in 4 years of WinPhone use and the Insider Hub is somethign mIcrosoft need a lot more than I do. I'v ebeen running the last two preview builds on my daily driver. The current one (before this ew one) is excellent, I'd happily stick with it forever if I had to.
  • i need a linked account function and a single inbox followed with a much better photo album but also i have a app tube cast that doesnt recognise i have payed for it and as a result i dont have any cast abilitys making the app useless to me so it certainly is a way to go for it to be ready.
  • If you hit this – leave the phone alone 1-2 hours before trying to unlock again. seriously..
  •   Thats why they advice us not to install on our primar phone, but on a secondary just to try the new features...   (Not that i am following this advice)
  • This is a mistake, he meant 1-2 days.
  • LOL Bowy this group is the best. Just disable your pin.
  • Don't install in your main device if you can't handle testing unfinished software.
  •  i am not installing it in my main device, just can't withstand waiting.
  • Use your primary device in the meantime XD
  • That's your opinion - not Microsoft's
  • It's not my opinion and it has nothing to do with being Microsoft's opinion. It's something that anyone with half a brain and that has been involved in software development knows. If you can't handle testing and will not be able to live with bugs on even the most basic of functions (because anything can happen, you may not even be able to make phone calls which some people may consider the most basic function of a cell phone) then do not test in your main device. It's simple.
  • Exactly, why the morons can't grasp the concept of beta software is beyond dumb.
  • Yup and this is why most companies don't offer beta releases to the public, the expectations and issues people have from being able to try something before its offical is comical. 
  • Even with all of the disclaimers possible, stupid people are bound to show up and ignore it all, then yell at the company for giving them shitty software. I can't fathom how dumb people can be. It's insane.
  • This shit ain't beta....
  • Put your dukes down Nimrod... erm, I mean Nimdock. Sure there are disclaimers scattered around stating that it's unstable and all that jazz, and you have regurgated some of them above. But actions speak louder than words dude. The fact is - MS have made the update available to high end devices for a reason, they want people to install it on the 'daily drivers' because they want the feedback. I'm not criticizing them for it, heck I'm installing the update on my 930 as we speak. I'm just saying they can't have it both ways is all.  
  • no, they released to the high end devices because people kept complaining that it wasn't available to test on them... Microsoft have made it very clear that this is BETA SW and that you should only install if you are ok with the issues that may bring
  • Wtf, man, this shit ain't beta...
  • You're right. It's more like alpha.
  • LOLWUT
  • Are you kidding? It has been stated numerous times you should not install on your daily driver.
  • Honestly, what are you going on about? You literally have no idea what you're talking about. It's a technical preview. What do you not understand? Don't install it on your primary device. It's unfinished software, entirely for testing purposes. Holy crap.
  • For me they should have released windows 10 prieview on their flagship before they rolled it out to others, simply because(and i could be wrong) I believe the most likely people to try prieviewed software are gona be the flagship owners, the ones that want the best that eco system offers.    But right now 10149 feels like its all come together baring a small number of bugs on the 930, its definatly a daily driver for me.
  • Are you sure the final version won't have some serious bugs like unable to talk, lack of notifications or random reboots? Because even today my wp8.1 is still getting random crashes and freezing screens...
  • Any major bugs (maybe even small ones) MS will fix. That's why they've started the inside program. To be fair this program wasn't available in the making of Win8.1 (not saying there wasn't feedback but this is more easier to give the feedback and all/most of it is always viewed by MS) so its highly likely everything (or at least 99%) will have no make our noticeable bugs :D
  • This!
  • ive installed it as a daily driver and im moaning about the things i dont lie cause well i want them to fix them.  When they bring you a torch but ignore a unusable photo album compared to the old version or a email that you cant link your accounts into that 1 inbox i think we need to shout loadly so that we can be heard, other than that im very happy with 10149 build it is very smooth on th staRT MENU BUT THE SLOWNESS NOW APEARS IN GOING BACK FROM 1 PLACE TO ANOTHER, AGAIN NOT A BIG ISSUE.  i SAY TO PEOPLE SHOUT OUT ABOUT WHAT YOU DONT LIKE SO IT MIGHT GET CHANGED, AND WHY BECAUSE WE ALL LOVE WINDOWS PHONES AND WANT THEM TO SUCCEED.  THE ONLY WAY I GO BACK TO IPHONE IS IF MICROSOFT PUSHES ME THERE AND THERES ONLY 1 THING THEY NEED TO REALLY FIX TO PREVENT THAT FOR ME.  iNBOX LINKED ACCOUNTS PLSE.
  • Hope that it is very rare as they say and nobody get its
    Because is a hardcore bug
  • I got the PIN issue. I just turned the phone off and on, and poof, back in. It will only lock if you do it too many times and enter the anti hack period.
  • Careful with that. They specifically say "This is caused by a TPM issue that could get worse and require you to reflash if you get into this state and power off the phone."
  • I just got the issue on my Lumia 635. I type the PIN correctly but it just waits for me to type more or delete. It doesn't let me in. I cannot get a taste of the goddamn 10149 goodness. What is TPM anyway?
  • Trusted Platform Module. It's a chip based security solution that prevents stolen phones from being hacked into.
  • I just got this issue with my 920 as well. When they say leave the phone alone for 1-2 hours, does that mean not even turning the screen on at all? I'm finding it actually super hard not to try again after 1/2hr becuase i just want to try Windows 10 so bad! After you wait, does it just allow you to unlock the phone? Or do you still need to reset the phone? (Soft or Hard reset?)  
  • I most likely got the PIN issue too. I keyed it in once, it waited and didn't do anything. I left it alone. Not sure if I want to try again. I should have disabled the PIN before starting the upgrade :-(
  • Same story here . . . i would have had to remove the company email account to disable the pin, so decided to let it be, now stuck! Has it become okay for you now, Gabe said it would, if left alone for 1-2 hours.
  • I got hit with this issue as well. I can't disable my PIN because I'm using company email which enforces this policy. I'll leave it alone but may have to reflash.
  • Aww to hell with it, I used the key combination to hard reset the phone LOL... gotta love preview builds!!!
  • Were you able to get in after the hard reset?
  • Disabled pin before upgrading
  • I got to say that is a scary bug :p, so i'll wait until that bug is fixed.
  • Everyone knows how shitty alpha or beta software can be...its just that even after so much time, its buggy...its just that we expected the os to be smoother and fluid and not have so many bugs
  • Then you are an idiot.  It's still probably three moths until it is offically released.  If you think that software is not buggy three months before it is released then you don't know how software development works.
  • it was just the same when you use developer apple software, actually ive had a lot worst experience with apple than windows 10 mobile.
  • i definatly had that issue in 10136 where downloading and installing in the background took hours cause of constant failed atempts buy phone, so defo a good idea to wait.
  • Stuck on 0% downloading for a while now. Those servers must be getting killed right now.
  • Same here with my 920
  • same here with my lumia 930 at 15%... hope will start soon..
  • Same here, but actually downloaded it. It is in "preparing..." now.
  • Great advert for Azure ;)
  • same here but leave it itll kove withing 30 minutes.
  • We had that issue too. It was indeed downloading, but the progress bar wasn't updating. If we locked the screen....waited a minute and then unlocked the phone, the progress bar would refresh. Hopefully they have caught that bug with this new build. 
  • Let's see how the 635 handles this. Even though I thought I was done with Preview... it drags me back in.
  • What's the verdict on the 635?
  • I'll post what I experience in the forum  .Right now, after an update to Denim, then an update for the random reboot fix, I am on the dreaded spinning gears screen... moving..so...slow
  • 1-2 hours? I'll come back in 1-2 more builds lol
  • Lol.
  • So falta não ter bugs e hub de contato exiber as foto
  • Chipotle...
  • I bet Microsoft Band is still not working with it.
  • My Band worked just fine with my 1520.3 on build 10136.   So, nice bet!
  • Were you able to use text msg reply from the band and receive notifications?
  • OK, I may have jumped the gun on that then. I didn't try either of those two. So if that's what he was referring to then my bad. Sorry.   Will let you know for 10149 though! :D
  • As of 10136, my Band worked very well except for not receiving email notifications. I could receive/send text messages with no problem. This new build has fixed the problem with email notifications for me.
  • How about Cortana, could you do voice commands with the action button?
  • Haven't gotten any normal notifications yet (so I don't know if they work or not) but so far my SMS are not showing up on my band (build 10149, phone 1520.3).
  • Mine too. With 10080 didnt work.
  • That's what I'm waiting for
  • Band is finally working well with 100149 no lag on notifications and u can text reply.
    Cortana still doesn't work though.
  • Seems faster
  • Which phone are you using?
  • Its not faster. He is probably posting the stupid joke, that WP Central have asked people not too. But like all chidlren, they can't behave themselves. 635 on 10149, its not faster.
  • Well definitely it's not faster, only seems like it, that's the point of the joke anyway.
  • its definatly alot faster and less bugy on the lumia 930.
  • @hwangeruk Well, this time, even Gabe said the same;).
  • Apps are opening faster on 930.
  • me too :D
  • it's slow as fuck for me. previews build was much faster smoother fluid awesome
  • Wish my blu win hd would get. Even on fast ring and still not getting a update
  • is this win hd LTE or just Win HD? If you've been able to get on the dev version how has that experience been for you so far.... I have the HD regular and am considering giving the dev a spin if its usable enough....
  • This is the normal Win HD version no LTE. Just wish i had win 10 tp on here.
  • Can download this build over datavcellular or only over wi fi ??
  • Wi-fi, only. But that is a normal thing to do, anyway....
  • No, uncheck cellular only...
  • Seems awfully random that setting up an email account breaks SMS. Gonna have to wait for next build I guess
  • Only with Gmail..
  • Wow. Gabe drops the "seems faster" bomb!
  • May be suggesting that they haven't abandoned wp yet, after nadella's email :D
  • That's what I was thinking...
  • It is kind of imposible to abandon a milions dollars project;). He is probably talking of fiering some people. Which, by the way, is not that nice from a company as big as MS. But well, greed is everywhere.
  • It definitely had nothing to do with Nadella's email. At least... I hope Microsoft isn't that stupid. These builds go through several rings that take a few days. If they released a build because a few WP fans got worried at vague wording on an internal email..... Well that would be the most concerning thing.
  • Man, someone already installed in L730?
    I really wanna try it again, but I need the basic things working well. (call, SMS, social apps...)
  • I updated to this build, text message, phone, and people are not working!!
  • on my 930 they all are working great.
  • Anyone installed on 1520 yet
  • Will do in a minute