Windows 10 for phones build 10051 pulled for Lumia 520, 525 and 526, investigation ongoing

Windows 10 for phones Technical Preview pulled for Lumia 520, 525 and 526 due to issues

It’s been a few days since Microsoft released the 10051 build for the Windows 10 for phones technical preview. If you’re a proud owner of the good-old Lumia 520, 525 and 526, you’ll be unable to install the update. 

Why? Several owners of the above-mentioned smartphones reported problems the company’s forums about their issues when trying to revert back to Windows Phone 8.1. Many users reported that there smartphones were bricked when they tried to downgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 using the Windows Phone recovery tool. 

A Microsoft representative further confirmed the reports, and said they’ve pulled the update to work on the reported issues.

“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.”

We’re hoping Microsoft will fix the issues as soon as possible. Stay put.

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