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Windows Phone 8.1 2nd update: Installation experience & what has changed / unchanged?

wp8.1 12393Microsoft rolled out the second update to devices running Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview. This update takes the Windows Phone 8.1 OS version to 8.10.12393.890. So, here is the update installation experience and what we can find as new or changed or even unchanged.

Installation:

First things first, please make sure you have “Preview for developers app” still installed and you are signed in and have enabled it for receiving updates. If not, you may not get any “update available” prompt when checking for update.

Now go to Settings—>Phone update—> check for updates. Once prompted let it download the update. 8.10.12393.890 update is about 21 MB in size and the whole installation experience takes 15-20 minutes including data restore post update. Once the update is done you will be informed. Check the above screenshots.

Changelog & what hasn’t changed:

  • There are some reports of change in phone boot-up animation and quiet hours being available without Cortana, both of which doesn’t look valid and I couldn’t see any changes here.
  • There are no visible changes or new features which I could find
  • The home-screen to app and app to home-screen transition times look faster
  • Some bugs related to notification center have been fixed and it really works smoother even when you have lots of notifications

So, it mostly looks like bug-fixes and performance improvements kind of update. We will keep on checking and you also do the same and share if you see anything fancy!

In case you want to read more about Windows Phone 8.1 features, tips, tricks, hands-on, get them all on one page.

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  • Albie

    Since upgrading to 8.10.12393.890 my Nokia 925 has frozen twice in two weeks. Only long press of power and sound(min) could reset it

  • MZ

    Just finished updating the lumia 925. Phone is becoming hot, and there is no sign of cyan update. Also the battery save display setting is bugging now, even that has been disabled. Folder clubbing is new thing now. But I am a user using windows mobile since 2003, and then upgraded to 6.5, 7, 7.5 and then 8 and finally 8.1 update 1. Its becoming painful day by day seeing how the M$ is learning the phone thing ape way. Invested lot of hard earned money on this….but what we are getting at this stretch…folders clubbing….ha ha haha….even apes could have learnt a lot over 11 – 12 years time.

  • Matt

    The problem with cortana is true. Ever since I used the preview for developers app, Cortana wasn’t there. I checked how to get it on WP 8.1 and did everything it said, yet still no Cortana. That was the main reason why I updated in the first place. I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with Cricket Wireless/Aio Wireless ( they are two companies that are partners). Please help!

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