Windows Device Recovery Tool updated to support Lumia 950, 950 XL and 550

Owners of the newly launched Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and the Lumia 550 smartphones from Microsoft can now use the company's Windows Device Recovery Tool. The PC application has just been updated to support those new Windows 10 Mobile smartphones.

Lumia 950

The new version number of the application is 3.1.5. Officially, the change log only says the update has "bug fixes and improvements" but it does allow owners of those new phones to use the tool for the first time. For those of you unfamiliar with the app, it allows owners of some Windows Phone devices to go back to a previous OS version if something goes wrong with their smartphone.

Interestingly, the new update also shows there's a new firmware version available for download for both the AT&T Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Our AT&T Lumia 950 shows firmware build 15454 being available up from the current 15447. We have yet to confirm the changes on the XL. (Update: We're told some AT&T Lumia 950's shipped with this version on the server, in which case it may be because ours was an earlier build for reviews).

There's no word on what this new version contains, but we suspect it has its own bug fixes and improvements. For those of you who have yet to download the app on your PC, you can go to Microsoft's support page to grab the program.

Microsoft's Gabriel Aul noted that "early this week" these new Lumias would see the latest build of Windows 10 Mobile added to the Insider program. That still seems to be the case and these recovery images pave the way for that to happen.

Via: Windows Phone Addict

John Callaham