Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones apparently raised some issues with a few handsets, including the widely popular Lumia 520.
Windows 10 is highly anticipated as it will bring a slew of neat features and improvements, go easier on devices, and improve the whole experience overall. A while back, Microsoft said that it was testing the latest OS even on devices with 512MB of RAM, but the company has now hit a bump in the road.
Windows 10 Technical Preview is no longer available on three Windows Phone models, including the popular Lumia 520, after reports started to pile up regarding a nasty bug ruining the devices.
"We are seeing some reports of failures on Lumia 520/525/526 devices when trying to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 using the Windows Phone Recovery Tool. We are pausing build availability for these devices temporarily while we investigate the issue and work with customers who have reported problems," a Microsoft employee explained on the Windows Insider forum, as spotted by Windows Central.
Numerous Windows Phone device owners complained about their phones crashing with Windows 10 on board, and bricking their devices altogether when trying to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 using the Recovery Tool.
Such risks are always implied when testing a new OS version before it's ready for public release, which is why it is always recommended not to install preview builds on primary devices.
It remains to be seen how, when, or if Microsoft will be able to overcome these hurdles and make the OS compatible with the aforementioned devices, but for now the company has halted the availability of Windows 10 Preview for the Lumia 520, Lumia 525, and Lumia 526.
The budget-friendly Lumia 520 has proved to be the most popular Windows Phone worldwide, as it was a top seller ever since its debut. Back in September 2013, Microsoft said during a company meeting that the Lumia 520 was the best-selling Windows device ever, not just among smartphones. The handset was such a whopping success due to its low price tag, retailing for less than $100, yet offering a decent performance. The Lumia 525 launched as its successor, sporting minor improvements.
We'll keep you up to date as soon as Microsoft solves the issues and resumes the availability of Windows 10 Technical Preview for the Lumia 520, Lumia 525, and Lumia 526. If you have one of these handsets and have not installed the new Windows 10 for phones yet, consider yourself lucky and leave it at that for now.