Update on My Lumia 625

It has been almost 6 months after my last post here, sorry for that. ūüôā . Previously on my last post, I mentioned that my phone was bricked and fortunately I am able to revive it from dead! .¬†Not so long after that, my Lumia 625 has dead for real this time. I was unable to revive it as I do before by using the WPRT.

So, I return to use my old Nokia C3 temporarily until my Lumia 625 is Ok. I brought it to the Nokia Service Center here in Petaling Jaya, Selangor for inspection and they said that the motherboard damaged, screen crack,etc. The overall total cost is around MYR <400 .

Few days later, my parents brought the new Microsoft Lumia 640 as a gift for me. I am very grateful,happy and thanks to my parents for give me the opportunity to own the new Lumia 640. Thanks!

 

Recovering my Lumia from bricked / emergency state

2 days ago, My Lumia 625 started to hang and keep making problems, and I finally decided to reset it through the WPRT. So I proceed to WPRT and connecting my L625 to PC and install the software as usual.But suddenly , WPRT shows an error that “The Operation could not be finished” and my L625 turns black and can’t restart and even no sign of the phone alive ( Light Exposure, red screen , etc).

So i check again with WPRT and it could not detect my L625 , so i decided to go to “My Phone Was not detected” button and choose my Device Manufacturer, Lumia

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After that , once it detected my L625, it brings me to the Software Version checking… ¬†Refer image below

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Ok now i know that my Device is still alive and in UEFI mode or QHUSB_DLOAD (the name of the device at the moment) . Then i proceed by clicking Install Software.

It will take a moment to download the Emergency Packages from Microsoft Servers and soon it started to flash my L625 with the emergency package to recover / return to the Red Screen mode.

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At first , i have tried to install the emergency package for about 10 times but it always ended up with error message ” The operation failed” “Could not found device”

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That night, I try again and it succeed!. My Phone has been flashed with emergency package and return into normal UEFI mode ( The Red Screen with large NOKIA ) .

Then I proceed with software Installation, and again as expected, it failed again and ask me to reboot the device.So i try it and keep rebooting my device for around 3 times. You know what? Miracle happens…. I tried again while watching the Log Files in Temp Directory, and it started to install the software smoothly without the previous error.Screenshot (687)bScreenshot (691)

Ok Let me Summarised it :

  1. Disconnect your phone from your PC
  2. Click on My Phone was not detected button
  3. Reconnect your phone to your PC
  4. If you were prompted to choose your Phone Manufacturer choose either Lumia, if you are using Lumia Devices or HTC if you are using HTC One.
  5. Wait for your computer to detect your phone and follow the screen instructions. If the phone still not connected try reboot it by pressing the combination of Power Key + Volume Down Key 
  6. Once you have been brought to Software Versions checking ( refer Screenshot 2 ) Press on Install Software and it will begin downloading emergency packages and Software Packages and install it.
  7. You’re done

So far, in my case, i have not used any manual steps like install the Software via CMD Prompt using the suitable Hex for the phone etc… ¬†I am grateful that my Lumia 625 back alive!

For more info on WPRT refer my last post or refer Microsoft Mobile Support Page

How to use Windows Phone Recovery Tool?

Its been a long time since i last update this site on December 4, 2014 . So today, I would like to guide on how to use Windows Phone Recovery Tool (WPRT) . Maybe you have been familiar with the Lumia Software Recovery Tool ( LSRT), for your information the WPRT is another synonym software or handy tools by Microsoft that is specially created for Windows Phone 8 users specifically for Lumia’s and HTC One users.

What happened to the old LSRT?

Don;t worry, the LSRT still can be used. It is used for Recovering Nokia’s Phone Software/Firmware.

You may refer here on how to use the LSRT.

Which tool should I use?

Use the Windows Phone Recovery Tool for the HTC One and all Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 or newer. For all other Nokia branded phones use the Lumia Software Recovery Tool. To see which Windows Phone operating system (OS) version is currently installed on your phone, go toSettings > about.

Taken from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA142987

So Let’s get started!

So , First, let’s download the Windows Phone Recovery Tool from Microsoft Mobile Website.

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Next you have to install it first

After you have successfully installed it, connect your phone and launch it

You’ll get this screen

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Now , click on your phone as listed in it. As mine it was the Nokia Lumia 625

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In this phase the WPRT will check either your phone has the same version of Software with the server or not..If not it will download the latest software and install to your phone. In my case, I already have the latest Software which is Windows Phone 8.1 Update or Lumia Denim. So, for who did not have the latest software just proceed by clicking the Install Software button, while for those who already up to date and wanted to reinstall your phone software click on the Reinstall Software.

This will bring you to the next step which is Checking for the compatibility of Downloaded Files ( The OS/ Firmware images ) for those who already downloaded it.For those who doesn’t download it yet , you may have to wait for WPRT to download your phone OS / Firmware images to be downloaded before you can proceed to next step.

For the next step,

WPRT will start installing the Phone Software, and if you noticed it has rebooted your Lumia or HTC Smartphones into UEFI mode or known as Red Screen mode for Lumia users ( Red Screen with large NOKIA logo).

The installation process will begin….

Please make sure that your phone battery level is full and you USB cable is untouchable or undisturbed in order to prevent the software from being failed to install.

If the software is failed to install, your phone will be bricked or cannot be use and it will activate or put itself into emergency mode/ emergency state which is in black screen.You may need to run emergency flashing. I will explain on this later.

After the installation finished, your phone will be rebooted and you’ll have to set it up back according to your preferences.

That’s all.Thank you for reading!

For more info , go to Microsoft Mobile Support Page.

Next in the list : Emergency Flashing on my Lumia!!

 

How to use Lumia Software Recovery Tools on S40

Before this Nokia have released the Nokia Software Recovery Tools( Currently Lumia Software Recovery Tools ) to help Nokia Phones users to troubleshoot their phones by  re-install their phone OS in order to make their phone problem-free / factory resetted by using the OS image provided by them..

In the easy way to understand :

Lumia Software Recovery Tool can help you to reset and recover your phone software at home, if your phone is experiencing software related or software update problems. With Windows Phone 8  models, you can also use Lumia Software Recovery Tool  to recover your phone in case your phone is not responding, it appears to be stuck, or it is not starting. -Taken from Microsoft Mobile FAQ

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.

Supported phones:

  • Lumia phones

  • Asha and Series 40 phones that have USB interface

  • Series 30+ phones that have USB interface

  • Nokia X2 platform phones

  • Symbian phones

Taken from Microsoft Mobile FAQ

Before this I have tried on my Lumia 625 , i’ll update about it later…

But first Let;s get started with our Nokia C3 running on S40…

Before you started to Flash your phone with LSRT , you’ll need to backup your phones before proceeding with it..because in the next step, LSRT will completely removed all items or format your phone.

Ok First of all :

Backup your phone ( in this tuts i’m using Nokia C3 ) using Nokia Suite, you can get it here : http://www.microsoft.com/en-my/mobile/support/product/nokia-suite/¬†

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2nd :

Next get the Lumia Software Recovery Tools here from Microsoft Mobile Support Site : http://download-fds.webapps.microsoft.com/supportFiles/phones/files/recovery/LumiaSoftwareRecoveryToolInstaller.exe  and install it.

After the installation finished, Run LSRT and wait for it to detect your phone.After it detected your phone, it will show like this (refer image below)

Click Install to proceed.

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3rd :

Next , you will get a message that you must acknowledge it before proceed to download the software..

This message is important and you may lost any important things you left on your phone if you are not creating any backup before.

Tick on the box and Continue

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4th :

LSRT will prepare and start to download the Nokia C3 Software Package from their server.This will take 1-5 min or 5-10 min.Leave it until the downloads done

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5th :

After the download done, LSRT will start to install the downloaded software into your phone.At this stage , do not touch or do anything with your phone. Just follow the on screen message.

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Finally :

After the installation completed , LSRT will attempt to restart your phone in around 2 minutes.If your phone isn’t restarting and in my case it showing Test Mode , you are safely to remove the battery and restart your phone and you’re no longer need to connect it back since the installation has done..

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Build 2014 :Microsoft memperkenalkan Windows Phone 8.1

Pada hari pertama Build 2014 ,  Joe Belfiore iaitu Naib Pengerusi dan Pengurus Korporat bagi Windows Phone telah memperkenalkan Windows Phone 8.1 dan fungsi-fungsi baharunya antaranya ialah Cortana dan Notification Center

Windows Phone 8.1

Dengan adanya acara BUILD 2014 ini maka semua persoalan dan khabar angin mengenai Windows Phone 8.1 telah terjawab.Antaranya ialah kehadiran fungsi-fungsi baharu seperti Action Center(ruang Notifikasi) , Cortana (pembantu Peribadi digital) , Fungsi Video Call (3G) melalui Skype , gambar latar belakang pada Start screen dan Wifi Sense dan tema untuk lock screen anda serta sokongan untuk korporat seperti VPN.Tidak lupa juga fungsi ruangan tiles pada Start Screen

Cortana

Cortana ialah Pengurus Peribadi digital bagi Pengguna Windows Phone 8.1 .Secara ringkasnya , cortana adalah seperti/seumpama Google Now dan Siri .Namun demikian fungsi Cortana memang tidak boleh dibandingkan dengan fungsi Google Now dan Siri kerana Cortana mempunyai banyak fungsi-fungsi yang tidak terdapat pada 2 aplikasi yang disebutkan antara fungsi -fungsi cortana ialah :

  • Menyediakan Nota peringatan untuk membuat panggilan
  • Menempah Restoran atau hotel dan sebagainya (terhad kepada Amerika Syarikat buat masa ini)
  • Hubungi nombor yang dikehendaki
  • mencatatkan peringatan pada kalendar
  • tetapkan alarm
  • dan sebagainya
  • Mempunyai Buku Nota tersendiri untuk mengikuti minat pemilik peranti tersebut..(seperti pembantu peribadi di dunia / PA)

Tetapi buat masa ini fungsi-fungsi Cortana hanya terhad kepada penggunaan di dalam Amerika Syarikat sahaja dan mungkin akan dikembangkan ke seluruh dunia tidak lama lagi.

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Action Center

Action Center merupakan sebuah ruangan Notifikasi yang terbaru pada Windows Phone.Fungsi ini boleh didapati dengan cara menarik daripada atas skrin ke bawah seperti di iOS.Di samping itu, Action Center ini juga menyertakan paparan tetapan ringkas atau quick settings pada ruangan atas Action Cneter seperti di Android.Cuma perbezaannya disini adalah, rupa bentuknya adalah Metro. dan hanya memaparkan hanya beberapa tetapan sekadar yang kami tahu buat masa ini.

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Tema untuk “Lock Screen”

Menurut Joe Belfiore juga, mereka bekerjasama dengan pembangun aplikasi Windows Phone terkenal Rudy Huyn untuk mereka bentuk dan membina pelbagai variasi tema unuk para pengguna Windows Phone yang akan hadir pada Windows Store di Windows Phone 8.1 kelak….. antara tema yang telah ditunjukkan ialah Diagonal (gambar pertama ) dan Tokyo (gambar kedua)

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Ruangan “tiles” dan gambar latar belakang Start Screen

Antara fungsi baru juga ialah tetapan bagi ruangan tiles dan gambar latar belakang bagi start screen.Fungsi-fungsi ini agak menarik kerana kedua-dua fungsi ini membuatkan Telefon Pintar Windows Phone anda lebih Peribadi daripada telefon pintar lain.Selain itu, bagi gambar latar belakang start screen, penggunaan gambar yang sepadan juga memberikan hasil yang cantik dan bersih( clear) seperi di dalam gambar ini. Rujuk gambar berasingan di bawah galeri ini untuk mengetahui paparan tetapan fungsi menambah ruangan tiles.

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Sokongan Korporat ( VPN, E-mel korporat, polisi syarikat , dsbg)

Antara fungsi-fungsi yang akan hadir ialah fungsi VPN (virtual Private Network) , E-mel Korporat, Polisi Syarikat ( boleh digunakan untuk menyekat pemasangan aplikasi pada telefon syarikat) dan sebagainya

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WiFi Sense

dengan adanya wifi sense anda tidak perlu lagi memberitahu rakan anda mengenai kata laluan wifi anda dan juga jika anda tiada internet wifi sense akan mencari internet berkualiti yang percuma dan akan sambungkannya dengan peranti Windows Phone anda. Anda hanya perlu tetapkan beberapa tetapan di WiFi sense yang terdapat di dalam settings Wifi (Settings ==> Wifi ==> Wifi Sense) dan seterusnya anda boleh benarkan rakan anda sambung ke wifi di rumah anda tanpa perlu memberitahu kata laluannya kepada orang lain.

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Windows Store dan Calendar

Aplikasi Windows Store dan Calendar diberikan nafas baharu dengan beberapa perubahan kecil iaitu dengan adanya turutan aplikasi bagi memudahkan pengguna mendapatkan aplikasi yang diingini,manakala bagi Calendar ialah fungsi suhu cuaca di setiap penjuru atas kanan pada setiap hari,minggu dan bulan.Selain itu antara muka bagi pandangan Minggu juga diberikan nafas baharu seperti di dalam gambar pertama

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WordFLow Keyboard

Dengan adanya Wordflow Keyboard, iaitu papan kekunci yang dibina / built in di dalam semua peranti yang menjalankan Windows Phone 8.1 pengguna boleh menulis teks dengan cepat dan pantas seperti fungsi Swype pada Android.

Sedikit info menarik mengenai WordFlow Keyboard ini,¬†Gaurav Sharma telah mencipta rekod terbaru bagi papan kekunci WordFlow dan menjadi pemegang rekod dunia terbaru bagi “fastest typing on smartphone” hanya dalam¬†18.44 saat.Rekod terbaru ini juga telah berjaya menumpaskan papan kekunci Swype yang memegang rekod selama 20:53 saat.

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Saksikan acara Build 2014 Keynote 1 (pengenalan WP 8.1 )

Kemaskini Lumia Black hadir pada Nokia Lumia 520 CV Malaysia

Sebelum ini kemaskini Lumia Black telah diperkenalkan kepada Lumia920,1020 dan Lumia 625.Kini kemaskini Lumia Black untuk Nokia Lumia 520 telah hadir bagi pengguna Lumia 520 di Malaysia(CV Malaysia).

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Bagi yang belum mengetahui apakah itu Lumia Black,Lumia Black ialah kemaskini yang membawa fungsi-fungsi baharu seperti butang “close” pada app-switcher¬†, aplikasi Drive Mode dan Nokia Storyteller.Disebabkan oleh Nokia Lumia 520 berspesifikasi rendah,Lumia 520 tidak akan menerima sokongan Nokia Beamer dan Nokia Refocus.

Bagi pengguna-pengguna Nokia Lumia yang masih belum mendapat kemaskini Lumia Black , anda bolehlah layari

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