As Windows 10 Technical Preview for phone is totally for test and experimental purpose. Microsoft released it for test purpose to test it’s features, trace-out the bugs, get feedback from technical experts and end users to enhance it’s performance and add more features as desired by end users, to get a fine and final official release of Windows 10 for Phone. It is expected to be released in December 2015.
Why to downgrade/recover/restore?
- If your phone is not working properly and facing issues with using your phone after upgrading to Windows 10 TP.
- If your phone is dead due to upgrade.
- If you already did an upgrade your Windows Phone to Windows 10 Technical preview and wanna revert back to Windows 8.1.
This tutorial will really help you in getting fix these issues. Lets move on and let me explain How to Downgrade/recover/restore Windows Phone 10 back to 8.1 step by step. Before move on make sure your phone’s battery is fully charged, backup your device data, if it has important data.
Prerequisites for your computer (PC):
- Microsoft Windows 7 or newer.
- USB cable to connect your phone to the computer.
- Minimum 4 GB free storage space.
- A good Internet connection
Step1: Download Window Phone Recovery Tool Microsoft Official Download Link , install it on your PC and launch it. If it asks for installing updates; Install it must.
Step 3: It will download the required software package and install it on your PC itself.
Step 9: Next screen will notify you for creating a backup as I already mentioned. Just Click continue if you already created backup of your phone.
Step 10: Downloading software for your phone will start, will take about 25 to 60 minute or more depends on your internet speed. Don’t disconnect you phone during the installation process, otherwise it may damage your device.
Step 11: After download is complete, the instillation of software on your mobile will starts. If your mobile battery charge is low then you see following screen as I already mentioned. Click next if you phone battery is fully charged.
Hope your issue is fixed successfully and you are back to what you were desired. If you find any difficulty in the whole process, make sure you have followed the exact steps as guided. Still you face any problem or tucked at any step? Drop a comment below and I’ll response back shortly. Thank you