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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How to re-upgrade Windows 8.1 after reset your pc back to Windows 8

Since long time i didn’t post anything here, now i would like to share something that may be useful and ease your day.

Re- upgrade Windows 8.1

Maybe before this you reset / refresh your PC or even restore to Factory Default/Settings due to some malfunction or error that keeps happen on your PC.. Then you wanted to re-Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store , but suddenly your actions were stopped by a message saying that you need to update you PC to the latest Update Definitions..

As on my experience, just in this month, i have installed all updates and keeps getting the :

Failure  configuring Windows Update

      Reverting Changes. Do not turn off your computer

This might been more frustrating since you are trying to install all of it and suddenly it come and again, and again..and the most frustrating is when your PC is stuck in the boot loop / in the error message for more than Hours.. As for me i tried troubleshoot it by entering safe mode and everything but it only a temporary since i can’t find what updates actually failed to be configured.

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So let’s back to the point , i go to Google and search for Windows 8.1 Windows Update Definition and finally i found it. (you can get it here : https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2871389 )

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Ok , grab the versions the matches with your Operating System bit , like mine was x64 for 64-bit .(TIPS : 32 bit also known as x86)

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Next , install the downloaded Windows Update package.May take a while.

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Once it is done, restart you PC to make your PC configure it.

Then, go to Windows Store and click on Windows 8.1 Upgrade..

Voila, now you can re-upgrade back to your previous Windows 8.1 .

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-Myh Yazid

PSA : Cara-cara membuang aplikasi Visual Studio 2012

Pada tahun ini , Pihak Microsoft telah memperkenalkan Visual Studio 2013 dan mungkin anda amat berminat untuk memasangnya pada komputer anda.

Fungsi-fungsi baharu Visual Studio 2013 yang mungkin akan menambat hati anda :

  • Anda boleh mencipta Universal Apps ( WIndows Phone 8.1, Windows 8)
  • Bekerja/Mengekod bersama rakan-rakan anda tidak kira di mana jua anda berada (asalkan ada talian internet)
  • dan banyak lagi lihat di sini 

Tapi yang menjadi masalahnya sekarang , terutama sekali kepada pengguna Windows 8 yang telah naiktaraf ke Windows 8.1 Anda tidak boleh membuang/uninstall aplikasi Visual Studio 2012 daripada Peranti anda.Jadi bagaimana anda boleh membuangnya daripada peranti anda? Sila ikuti langkah-langkah yang disediakan ini.

Langkah/Masalah 1

Anda akan mendapat error ini apabila anda cuba untuk membuangnya :

This product can only be installed on a computer running Windows 8 or later

Bagaimanakah untuk menyelesaikan masalah ini?

Pertama anda perlu dapatkan Visual Studio Update 3 / 4 (latest)

Kedua Install Update tersebut ( nama file dia VS2012/4.exe)

Ketiga setelah selesai Uninstall Visual Studio 2012 melalui program and features.

Saya sudah install Update 4 dan sudah lakukan seperti yang di suruh tetapi VS2012 masih memaparkan error yang sama apa yang patut saya buat..??

Ok saya juga menghadapi perkara sebegini tetapi dengan bantuan daripada Para pembangun dan staff di MSDN Forum saya dapat menyelesaikannya.SIla rujuk Langkah/Masalah 2

Langkah/Masalah 2

Saya sudah install Update 4 dan sudah lakukan seperti yang di suruh di Langkah/Masalah 1 tetapi VS2012 masih memaparkan error yang sama apa yang patut saya buat..??

Ok saya juga menghadapi perkara sebegini tetapi dengan bantuan daripada Para pembangun dan staff di MSDN Forum saya dapat menyelesaikannya. Sila rujuk langkah-langkah di bawah.

  • Muat Turun msiinv.exe (tekan “Download” yang terdapat pada bar di atas bersebelahan dengan logo Onedrive)
  • Extract ke C:\msiinv (folder yg bakal menempatkan msiinv.exe)
  • kemudian buka Command Prompt melalui tekan Right Click Butang Start kemudian klik pada Run.Di dalam Run type cmd
  • Selepas itu, run command berikut
  • c:\msiinv\msiinv.exe -p > c:\msiinv\msiinv_output.txt
  • Buka Fail msiinv_output.txt dan search kesemua fail yang berkaitan dengan VS2012
  • Kemudian lakukan
  • msiexec /x <product code> pada command prompt

  • format nya : msiec /x {C1BE870-7D35-3D4R-8AA2-B3241DB1D063} -Contoh Kod.Kod ini anda boleh dapati di dalam dail msiinv_output.txt tadi pada bawah nama Produk
  • Kemudian tekan Yes
  • dan anda sudah selesai.

Ingat jika anda mempunyai VS2012 uninstall dahulu sebelum install VS2013

Universal Apps hanya boleh didapati setelah meng-install RC Update 2

[alert]Muat Turun Visual Studio 2013[/alert]

[alert]Muat Turun RC Update 2[/alert]

Windows 8.1 Update 1 diperkenalkan

Mungkin ramai yang sudah maklum dan suda mendapat kemaskini Update 1 ini.Tetapi tidak apa kami akan menerangkan apa yang ada di Update 1 ini.

Kemaskini Windows 8.1 Update 1 ini membawakan banyak perubahan yang memfokuskan kepada pengguna Papan Kekunci(KEyboard) dan Tetikus ( Mouse). Antara perubahannya ialah :

  • Butang Power dan Search di Start Screen

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  • Aplikasi Windows Store pada Desktop

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  • Integrasi WIndows Store pada Carian Bing.
  • Pin tetapan PC atau PC Settings pada Start Screen

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  • Pengunaan Tetikus (Mouse) bagi pengguna Papan kekunci dan Tetikus

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  • Notifikasi New Application

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  • Windows Store baharu dan Butan minimize dan Exit pada setiap Aplikasi Windows Store(tiada gambar)
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