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Step by step: How to get Preview for Developers on your Windows Phone

With Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview right around the corner, we are all very excited to get our hands on this.  Also, it is not fair that only developers get it so there is an easy process we can walk you through on how to get this app.

Step 1: Go to App studio and register

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Step 2: You go through a few easy steps signing into your Microsoft account

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Step 3: Download the app Preview for Developers for Windows Phone


Step 5: Read the directions and press next


Step 6: Read the Terms and Conditions (if you really want to) and accept


Next, check the Enable Preview for Developers and click done


 All you have to do is check the phone update and install when a new update is available.  I had the preview on my Lumia 822 and used it to get GDR3 early.  It worked very well and did not negatively affect my Lumia 822.

Jeff Holloway

I am an information systems major. I am a big nokia fan and I am glad to be part of the Nokia power user team. I am also a big fan of fantasy football and fantasy hockey. Currently using a Lumia Icon. Have a nice read and feel free to share your feedback. @fantasyandfones
  • Phelipe Carlos

    Meu Nokia Lumia 830 ele opera o Windows phone 8.1,estou tentando atualizar para Windows phone 8.1.1 e preparar para atualizar a versão mas recente que seria windows phone 10.

    Fiz tudo que tinha que ser feito e mesmo assim a atualização não consegue preparar para instalar e aparece o erro (8018830f).
    Utilizei programas recomendados,(Windows Device Recovery Tool ) entre outros ,por favor quem souber resolver o meu problema fico agradecido de coração,sou fã da Nokia Lumia e sempre vou usar os modelos que sempre desejei 830 930 1020 1520 modelos que considero relíquia!

  • shivam

    great !!!!! workin on lumia 625 !!


    so will this work on 1520.I mean it wont void my warranty or brick the phone.Can i do factory reset after installing the updates.Will it switch me back to WP8.

    • You cannot revert back, unless you try Nokia Recovery Tool (assuming you have a Lumia phone), that could probably get you back to the last official OS+firmware combo but I’m saying “probably” because I’m only guessing. And you would lose all data in the process. This shouldn’t brick your phone because it’s pre-release OS update over the air, RTM version of whatever you would like to call it. As for the warranty. Technically there shouldn’t be any problems but that really depends on the manufacturer and carrier. There’s no right answer to that question, I’m afraid.

    • Btw, sorry, I completely missed the part where you said you have 1520 so ignore that “assuming you have a Lumia phone” remark down there 😀

    • Kamal

      Yes, it will work on Lumia 1520. Warranty, we are not of sure, as unofficial software mod voids warranty. But, it is still official update and in India, devices are already factory unlocked. You can do factory reset without any issues. You can use Nokia software recovery tool for re-flashing it with WP8.