Microsoft rolling out Preview for Developers 14176 update for Windows Phone 8.1.1

It is 1 PM Eastern Time, which means it is time for Microsoft to begin pushing out an OS update. Indeed, for those enrolled in the Preview for Developers program and who want an early look at the latest version of Windows Phone, a new update is now live. Version 14176 of Windows Phone 8.1.1 is the new update.

We have just started the download it ourselves and we will update this article shortly. Microsoft's Joe Belfiore mentioned earlier this week that this update should address lingering issues with those not getting the Lumia Cyan firmware, errors in installing, and even a fix for HTC users. We will try to verify all of that soon.

Update 1 - Confirmed that HTC devices are now eligible for the Preview updates, including the HTC 8X and HTC 8XT. Thanks, Steve O.

Update 2 - The Windows Blog has posted details about the update:

"Build 8.10.14176 starts rolling today to developer preview participants, and provides a bunch of performance improvements and general fixes. One of the important fixes addresses an issue some folks were seeing during the update process – the 80188308 error – which resulted from running out of storage space in the system partition during update. We expect this fix to solve the update issue for most users."

Regarding the Lumia Cyan update Microsoft is now "targeting a whole lot more (devices) starting today" with the updates. However, this means not all phones are yet eligible for Cyan, so we will have to wait and find out which are the lucky phones.

Update 3 - We can confirm that the HTC One for Windows is also getting the Preview update

Update 4 - The AT&T Lumia 920 and Lumia 925 are two of the phones that can now receive Lumia Cyan if already on 8.1.1

Update 5 - Users in India with Lumia 720 and Lumia 920s are reporting Cyan updates are unblocked. Some other Lumia 920 and 1520 users are also saying the same, though region and carrier details vary.


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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.