Non-supported phones will see Windows 10 Mobile build 10536, but you shouldn't install it

Along with the list of officially supported handsets, it looks like several non-Lumia phones were also able to download and install Windows 10 Mobile build 10536. That's due to a "detectoid" bug, according to Gabe Aul, who has stated that the build will not work on a non-supported device, and that installing it will require a reflash to get the phone back to a functioning state.

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Once again folks, if you see Windows 10 Mobile build 10536 on non-Lumia devices, do not download and install it. You'll just end up having to reflash your device.

Here's the official list of phones supported by the Windows Insider program:

  • Lumia 430
  • Lumia 435
  • Lumia 520
  • Lumia 521
  • Lumia 525
  • Lumia 526
  • Lumia 530
  • Lumia 532
  • Lumia 535
  • Lumia 540
  • Lumia 620
  • Lumia 625
  • Lumia 630
  • Lumia 635
  • Lumia 636
  • Lumia 638
  • Lumia 640
  • Lumia 640 XL
  • Lumia 720
  • Lumia 730
  • Lumia 735
  • Lumia 810
  • Lumia 820
  • Lumia 822
  • Lumia 830
  • Lumia 920
  • Lumia 925
  • Lumia 928
  • Lumia 930
  • Lumia 1020
  • Lumia 1320
  • Lumia 1520
  • Lumia Icon
  • HTC One (M8) for Windows

**Update:* We've heard back from users stating that the update has been downloaded automatically to those running Windows 10 Mobile on unsupported devices, even with automatic updates turned off. If you're running the preview on non-sanctioned devices, we advise you de-list from the Insider Program until the issue is resolved.

Source: Twitter (Gabe Aul); Via: WinBeta

Thanks Alan!

200 Comments
  • This doesn't help!
  • This article really doesn't. Why not list the list? In the app, all the links don't really say which link is the right link to look at the list... So here i am clicking links...
  • Fair point. Added the list of officially sanctioned devices in-line.
  • Thank you kind sir.
  • Thanks! Having the list is very helpful.
  • The list is posted in the article now
  • Still 0% on Lumia 925 since morning to noon. What's the matter? 
  • I restarted and it worked afterwards. I did noticed I was short on storage and after clearing up space it finished.
  • I restarted and left mine to update. I never saw the numbers increase but it finished when I went back to it several hours later. There was a bug before that progress didn't show when updating so it might be that. Now my 925 running this build.
  • Can you say how it's running on the 925?
  • I can.  Working fine for me.  Only issue was the messaging app was missing..and searching the store for "messaging" will not find it.  Luckily I found a message here that had a link and it installed and works great.
  • Which link did you used? I am also missing the messaging app :(
  • what is the link for the messaging app because I'm missing it too
  • I downloaded the messaging app by clicking the link here on my 928. Hope it helps. This build seems to be quite a bit more stable than the last release so I'm considering updating my Icon to this build. http://www.windowscentral.com/messaging-skype-preview-windows-10-mobile
  • Great support for those who supported WP in the past
  • Yeah. You can't even get 8,1 update 2 on Ativ S
  • Except that update 2 is only available for very few phones (540 DS, 640/XL, 735, 830, and some other Phone like the Yezz Billy)
  • It was available as an upgrade path to every phone which got W10M builds.
  • At least they finally got 8.1.1 out to all aws lte variant owners dont know about the hspa variants ever got full deployment
  • Lol ms should release stats of how many people do this anyway.
  • I guess I was saved from low battery. My phone (HTC 8X) wouldn't let me install until I had like 50+% battery life. But I kind of just want to install it anyways...... Just for fun...... Hehehe
  • Nothing like reflashing your phone OS and losing some data to get the lolz.
  • A nice clean install is good sometimes
  • I know right. This would be like the fifth time to!
  • how the hell did you reflash a htc 8x?! Mine is rebooting every 5 minutes and windows phone recovery doesnt recognize him anymore.
  • Hi I had similar issues with the rebooting every 5 minutes as well.  What I did, was I did a phone reset and setup the whole phone once again.  When it asked you if you want to restore from an old version, just choose start using new.  It's been over an hour, and it did not reboot as of yet.
  • Hello Alex. i also tried phone reset and chose start using new. but still i am facing the same problem of reboot after 5 minutes. is your device working properly? please reply.
  • How did you succeed? are you getting the problem again  
  • Allowed the update before reading about it. Text tiny, apps crash, phone reboots automatically after a few minutes. Currenty doing a hard reset, not sure if it restores 8.1 or 10. Will update this comment, once it's done.
  • It restored 10, most apps are gone, even the settings app is missing, nothing can be done on the phone. Have to reflash 8.1 somehow.
  • Don't do it. You get restarts every 5 minutes and there's no way so far to flash back to 8.1.
  • No recommended to do this. I have now the windows 10.0.10536.1004 I did and now my HTC 8x h​ave serious issues with the display size (everything is small i must use a magnifying glass to look the menu and options). Also my phone restarts first every 5 minutes now almost between 11 minutes and 14 minutes. Unfortunately I will deactivated my windows inside program until this issue es fixed. Trying now a roll back    
  • Did the rollback succeed?
  • i am also having same problems on my HTC 8X, could you solved this problem?
  • No, this really hurts Samsung and HTC owners, who couldn't install it at all prior. Well, pretty much any non Lumia... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I've been featured at Windows Central! Ok I can die now. :D Just kidding.
  • Haha! sir, its your chance to ask now Gabe about the support of non-lumia devices, when would it be? or it might not possible.
  • Holy **** I was very close to installing it. Thank goodness I was patient enough to wait.
  • Wait wait wait!!!
    This might be the only way for HTC and Samsung (and blu, and ...) users to get on 10...
    Who's going to experiment?
  • I did on my M8 and it works just fine.
  • M8 is officially supported
  • Trolol Seriously? WC best get this on a few unsupported phones.
  • Dot view case and double tap to wake don't work.
  • Second that. Hope it returns in the final release.
  • HTC 8X here. Build works but reboots every 5 minutes. Rollback app doesn't work Q.Q
  • Hi I had similar issues with the rebooting every 5 minutes as well.  What I did, was I did a phone reset and setup the whole phone once again.  When it asked you if you want to restore from an old version, just choose start using new.  It's been over an hour, and it did not reboot as of yet.
  • Hi, i had same reboot problem & my icons display is going to very small. can't view anything.. Please help me
  • Try doing a phone reset, and whatever you do. Don't change your region and don't do any restore on your phone.  As for the small icons, nothing can be done unless you use the magnifier , and enlarge the text.  
  • Microsoft damaged our phone, HTC 8X
  • Well, I suppose that is the risk of installing beta software on an unsupported device.  Not really sure that is Microsoft's problem.
  • It's definitely Microsoft's problem. If this is unsupported then why I am able to install it? Microsoft should give more concerned about what they release. Now how can I solve my HTC8X restarting problem?
  • The unsupported list is not going to be like that forever. They will eventually add more phones.
  • Some Chinese third party reference builder already said they are not supporting W10, so if you can afford a test, I'd like someone to go for it...but like they said, might break it for good.
  • Awww man. And here I though I'd get to use W10M on my phone.
  • You will but later
  • The update will automatically install in a couple days and I can't undo my enrollment in the preview or even change to slow ring. HELP. I DONT WANNA BRICK MY PHONE.
  • Factory reset and you'll be fine.
  • If the update starts downloading just disconnect from wlan/mobile data and it will show connection error and update stops then you can change to slow ring/whatever. Won't install until you search for updates again
  • Still not 8X
  • 8.1 works worth all phones.......10..... Does not work with all phones. What's wrong with this picture?
  • Can you wait until W10M is actually released before you complain like it's a complete product? Who knows if the manufacturers will even add the support to their phones.
  • Absolutely nothing, actually. One is an operating system that's been out, in official release, for over a year. That's Windows Phone 8.1. The other is an in-progress operating system that won't be out for AT LEAST another month, and probably more than even that, especially as Microsoft works with OEMs and carriers to get the OS ready for other phones, just as they did with Windows Phone 8.1. Just leave the Insider Program if you aren't able to comprehend that. And if you aren't part of it, don't ever join it, 'cause clearly you don't understand it at all.
  • I have a couple surplus unused 8x's so went ahead and installed. It runs but definitely not at all stable and not viable. Get frequent restarts.
  • Same here. Have you had any luck rolling back? The app tells me there's no software available to flash 0.0
  • Tried it twice and just restarted back to 8.1.
  • Please tell me how to flash my 8x. My phone is bricked I guess. It shows a sad smiley after trying to update and restarts  
  • So which device is not supported?? All the Samsung and old HTC? I can see all the Lumia from x20 series is supported.
  • Actually there are other Windows Phone devices other than the mainstream players. Like Micromaxx from India, Cherry Mobile from the Philippines, Blu, etc.
  • So... exactly how are those users supposed to reflash their devices, returning them?? =S
  • Pray. That agreement you clicked prior to registering should pretty much relieve them of any responsibility... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I tried the Windows Phone Recovery Tool and was informed "No software found on server". Guess my HTC 8X is screwed =(
  • Several features are still to be brought like FLAC, Skype Integration, Continium, etc. Do you guys think Microsoft will be able to bring Windows 10 mobile before Octobwr 10 event?
  • I don't think they really need to. They'll probably announce in October (on the 6th), but I doubt we'll actually see a release of W10M or the new devices until November, at least.
  • Continuum will only be supported on brand new devices from what I understand.
  • Lumia 810 is on the list!
    Isn't that a Windows phone 7 device.
  • Nope. Windows Phone 8. It's T-Mobile's bastard child. The only Lumia device to not receive 8.1.
  • LOL @ bastard child :D
  • No. The 800 was WP7.
  • Well this is indeed a high-risk for Non-Lumia devices, which are pretty much expected. I hope though next-time they will have to block temporarily for those totally unsupported devices with an option to force update. So that for those who are late on the news won't be surprise about these big issues will happen to their devices.
  • So - I was one of the unfortunate ones that got the update (not installed). Now what?! It tells me I have until the 18th to install it or it will do it automatically. Microsoft doesn't have a way to cancel an update - seriously?! Now I have to do a factory reset and reinstall everything?! Not impressed, Microsoft - not at all.
  • Microsoft opted you in automatically to the Insider Program? No?
  • I was not part of the insider program. I installed the insider app after I got the update notice to try and get rid of the update - didn't work and it told me there were no update builds for my phone - but I still have it.
  • You can't get W10 update notifications if you aren't previously registered... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • That is a misunderstand. You can't get any beta updates (Wap20) without the insider app. Face it, you screwed up
  • If you installed the software, opted for Fast ring, then uninstalled the software, you are still in the Fast ring. You need to install then opt out before removing the app
  • You're testing in-development software. You're bound to hit some stones in that road. If you can't handle it, go back to official software.
  • If you're on this program you should have expected to reflash at least once. MS really needs to make this program harder to join...
  • The dev preview of 8.1 was a bit harder but not by much
  • Yeah, like some kind of IQ test.
  • I updated my Lumia 630 which is on the supported device list but close to the end of the updated I got a big black sad smiley and the phone could only be recovered by the windows phone recovery tool.
  • Happened one on my 925. It's part of being on a beta test (Technical Preview). It's not officially released yet. Just do a hard reset
  • HTC 8X here. Got the update. It works pretty well for the most part, but reboots every 5 minutes or so. Can't rollback using the app :(
  • Same here software not found on server.
  • Do a hard reset, the rebooting might stop
  • Innovative new bugs again.
  • I changed some values in register and I got it in my Ativ SE and its working fine atm
  • Can we see a video or such? I got an Ativ SE as well
  • This is the point where i'm afraid of buying another windows phone, i got a HTC windows phone 8s from thailand, still on portico update, don't know who to blame and afraid to ask of., then this one, updating with only some short list of windows phones, why not make an update that will everyone happy (even if it's a bug update). *cries under the table
  • Just change the firmware to one that has 8.1 and you will get updates. You will need to flash manually though
  • Problem is, HTC didn't give any RUU for asia, they ony have for Europe and Russia i think. Goodluck guys for the Windows 10. still holding this phone even in portico. not giving up windows OS, smoothness.
  • Why crying? It's a preview...a beta test...not everyone should expect to get it...
  • Yep, it's a preview. some HTC windows phone 8s from Europe and others can ATLEAST use this, but the phone from Thailand stuck on portico update, need just one update (GDR2 i think) for DP to use but luckily none. anyways guys. Goodluck on this, maybe i'll stick to my mobile until its end, and get a windows phone, (probably 3yrs from now) i think by that time windows OS is stable enough for some non 3rd party app. thanks guys
  • Buy a Lumia next time
  • Probably yes, no more HTC for me, support doesn't give any support. just way behind you guys, just way behind you. lol
  • The HTC One M8 for Windows is supported. Hopefully there will be a Windows version of the rumored HTC Aero.
  • Gonna try again on my phone :( better work
  • Still Not downloding update on lumia 730 what to do ? :(
  • Same here :'( its been 2hr and still at 0%
  • Fiddler Shows this GET https://http://sls.update.microsoft.com/SLS/%7B9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9... HTTP/1.1
    Connection: Keep-Alive
    Accept: */*
    User-Agent: Windows-Update-Agent/10.0.10011.0 Client-Protocol/1.32
    Host: http://sls.update.microsoft.com every second same link
  • Hi can I ask a question I have nokia lumia 1020 and its on the list..if ever I want to update it will automatically download the latest update? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android