Lumia 535 getting new OS and firmware update, likely addresses display touch issue

As promised a few days ago, Microsoft is now rolling out a new update for the Lumia 535, at least in select markets. This download is supposed to fix a persistent touchscreen sensitivity issue that has been reported by many owners of the smartphone since it was released in the second half of 2014.

This download is both an Windows Phone 8.1 OS update as well as a firmware patch for the Lumia 535 itself. Here are the version numbers to look for:

  • OS: 14234 (8.10.14234.375)
  • Firmware: 15053 (02060.00000.15053.2400x)

Rollout by country and not GDR2

Currently, only certain regions are getting the update, like India, Taiwan, and the UK. However, other countries like Hong Kong, the Philipines, and Singapore are still on the older 14226 OS build. At this point, it's about 50/50 for this update globally.

Other countries are likely to get the update in the coming days, and you can check your device's status by visiting Microsoft's Lumia Update page.

We should also caution that this is not Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 aka GDR2, as recently announced Mobile World Congress. Instead, this is still part of the Update 1 and Denim series (even some Lumia 930s are getting build 14234 now).

Hopefully, this will solve the problems that some owners of the smartphone have encountered with tracking input from their fingers. If you own a Lumia 535 and have downloaded and installed the update, please let us know if it has indeed fixed the touchscreen issues in the comments.

To check for the update, make sure you on are on Wi-Fi and go to:

  • Settings
  • Phone Update
  • Check for Update

You can also visit our Lumia 535 support forums for more information.

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John Callaham