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How to get Firmware updates on Insider Devices using Windows Insider app

Update:

Microsoft will start pushing regular Firmware updates to Insider Devices in future just like non-insider Windows 10 Mobile devices. Until that happens they have also added a new option of “Production” in the Windows Insider app to enable Firmware updates for the time being. Here are the steps to use this new option for getting firmware updates on your Insider Devices and also returning back to Insider Preview program once the Firmware update installation is over.

Insider Firmware update

How To get Firmware Updates on Insider Preview Devices:

  1. Open the Windows Insider application on your device
  2. Select “Get preview builds”
    – There will now be three options to choose from:  Insider Fast, Insider Slow, and Production
  3. Select “Production”
  4. Read the presented message and tap “accept” to confirm your selection
  5. Your device may prompt to reboot.  If not, complete a manual reboot.
  6. After the reboot, check for updates.  If available, your device will display an update to receive the newest firmware.
    – Settings > Updates & security > Phone update > (check for updates)

    – If the device shows a “no updates available” message, your device has the most recently available firmware
  7. If available, complete the update by following the on-screen directions
  8. Once installed, re-open the Windows Insider application
  9. Select your desired update ring (Insider Fast or Insider Slow) and reboot as prompted
  10. Your device now has the newest firmware available and is set to receive the next flight when launched for your selected ring

 

Original:

This was the crude way to get Firmware updates on Insider Devices. For how to get Firmware updates now, check the updated part above.

Windows Insider update

With the latest Windows Insider app update, it has now become possible for Windows Insiders to grab Firmware updates from Microsoft’s Production servers. The updated app allows you to leave the programme and the app will attempt to set the phone to received official builds from production server.

How to get new firmware updates:

What you need to do is to go to Menu–>Leave Programme. You will have to again sign in with your Microsoft account and then you will be taken to the first screen below. Once you tap on continue you will taken to the next screen and it will show you that your device is ready to get update from “Production” version. Now, you can go and check for updates and if there is any firmware update available for your devices you will be able to get it.

How to rejoin Insider Programme:

You can rejoin the Insider programme, once you have finished the firmware update. In case you still see all the menu options shown in the above screenshot, you can use “sign in with different account” option and again sign-in with your Microsoft Account to become a Windows Insider again. If you are a Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL user you can grab the firmware updates available for your devices.

Windows Insider Prod

Thanks Haldar & Viktor for the tip. Cheers!!

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  • shady

    woohoo firmware update incoming 🙂 thanks!

    • But this is just for the L950/XL models at the moment, right? Or is every Insider model getting it?

      • Eduardo Soares

        the production updates are for 950/950XL only, but the “Get production update” feature of windows inseder app is for every insider, since the screenshots are from a Lumia 640XL Dual Sim (RM-1067_1000)

        • So, this new feature of WI will in the future enable Insiders to get the firmware earlier than they would officialy (official OTA non-Insider update), once a preview firmware update for their specific device model becomes available?

          • Eduardo Soares

            Yes. from what i understand, this will let tech preview users update directly to production version of the OS once its avaiable to it device, without need to do a downgrade do wp8.1 then update again

            • McHale72

              I still doubt this. So far, NO Lumia 950 or 950 XL has the latest firmware. We are running well behind the rest of the world because of AT&T’s interference and Microsoft’s allowing them to do so. All this new change is going to do is allow us to get the PUBLISHED firmware while staying an insider. It will NOT give us access to all firmware the second it’s available. The carriers still have control.

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