Previously, Microsoft announced that from the Windows Insider app testers of preview builds could switch back to production builds. This was a huge advantage over the previous methods such as performing a hard reset. Now you can just go over the Windows Insider app and get the same result with a few taps instead.
Microsoft announced today that it is using this method to roll out new firmware updates. Insiders are getting new firmware updates for the Lumia 950, the Lumia 950 XL, the LG Lancet, and the Lumia 830.
The Lumia’s are receiving firmware version [1078.38.16025] in select markets. To receive this update though you have to use the Windows Insider app. First go to the app, and switch to the Production ring. Once you’ve done that from the app, go to settings and check for updates. The new firmware update should be available from there.
The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL firmware includes the following improvements:
- Stability fixes
- Improvements for GPS reliability
- Improvements for call audio quality
The other firmware updates launched today are the LG Lancet [820.10300.11.101] and Lumia 830 [2179.0.15455.24047].
Microsoft concludes today’s announcement noting that switching rings to receive updates is still not the fastest and most efficient way to do this. Starting in early March there will be a new pipeline to automatically push firmware updates without hopping around rings.Further reading: Firmware, Microsoft, Windows 10 Insider, Windows 10 Mobile