Installing Windows 10 on your phone
Even though Windows 10 will be launched later this year, you can install it on your smartphone. Here are some tips on how to install Windows 10 Technical Preview. So, if you are a Windows Phone user and you enjoy trying the latest stuff before anyone else does, or a developer or IT Pro who deals with Windows Phones, boarding on the Windows Insider program and experiencing this build may be the perfect thing for you.
It won`t be called anymore Windows Phone, but Windows 10 and it will function across all devices including PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Among the newest features you will find a full size art for the Start screen, more settings in Action Center, interactive notifications, improved speech to tect and Photos app. In the future we will experience universal apps versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Mail and Calendar.
Which Lumias can work with Windows 10?
Before starting to install Windows 10 by following the steps provided below, you need to take into account the fact that only selected devices can use it at the moment. You can install it on your phone if you own a Lumia 630, 635, 636, 638, 730 or 830. Microsoft states that high-end devices like Lumia 930 or 1320 are excluded because of the fact they will need something called partition stitching. Until that happens, there is not enough space on the OS partition in order to support the update.
Installing Windows 10 Technical Preview on your phone
First you have to open the Store on your Windows Phone device and download the Windows Insider app. Once this is installed, start the app and select the option named `get preview builds`. In order to subscribe to the Windows Insider program to benefit from preview builds of the software, you have tp choose between Insider Slow and Insider Fast.
Fast stands for getting quicker updates with the risk of them being more buggy and crash. The slow version will get longer waiting time in order to obtain a more stable build. Also, Microsoft established a list of known issues in their blog, which you can consult before installing.
Before starting the actual installation of the Windows 10 on your phone you need to read and agree with the terms and conditions of the Insider Programme. The main disadvantage you need to be aware of is the fact that it can void your warranty and it can become buggy which will determine your device to be unusable in various ways.
After agreeing with those terms, the only thing you will have to do is to go to the phone update section of the system settings and tap the `check for updates` button. After the update is downloaded and installed, your phone is likely to reboot and move some data. Even if you get a success message the process is not done yet. It will instruct you to let your phone plugged and allow it to complete the installation. Anyway, you can simply open the Insider app to finish the upgrade. It is up to you and your type of phone if you will be able to experience the WIndows 10.