Nokia Software Recovery Tool updated with support for Windows Phone 8.1 and more!

It was in early February that Nokia (now Microsoft) made their official sotware recovery tools available to consumers. Nokia Software Recovery Tool is a desktop application that allows you to reset and recovery your phone. It’s useful for anytime you’re experiencing major software problems and need to reset an unresponsive phone. The app has been updated to version 1.3.1 today. Let’s check out what’s new.

If you already have the software installed you’ll see a prompt to update when you next open it. Download it for the first time and you’ll get a little message letting you know what’s new in this version. Here’s what Microsoft has added to the update:

  • Support for new products based on Windows Phone 8.1.
  • In good networks up to 75% faster download for large software packages.

We’ve heard from a few of you that the update now includes the latest firmware for your Nokia handset. Previously your phone would have the Amber firmware when using the Nokia Software Recovery tool. Now we’re hearing that Lumia Black is available on your handset when using this tool to help your phone.

The new features in version 1.3.1 should be welcomed by anyone rocking Windows Phone 8.1 and needing to save their phone.

Have you used Nokia Software Recovery Tool to bring your Lumia back from the dead? Sound off below and let us know how it went!

Thanks for the tip Fahmi B!

Sam Sabri