Following the announcement of the Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview for a subset of devices (see my previous post http://t.co/ClVYPLlvXu, Microsoft has also published a recovery tool to let you roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 if you are not happy or experience blocking issue with this preview.

You can download the tool from http://download-fds.webapps.microsoft.com/supportFiles/phones/files/recovery/WindowsPhoneRecoveryToolInstaller.exe

In some way, we could say this is what we had with Windows Phone 7 and the Zune client to update our devices.

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Then, just install the tool (use the computer you already used to link your phone with – it will be better)

The installation process is very simple, you just have to follow the wizard with no specific settings to define

Important note, this can be installed on a Windows 10 Technical Preview too Smile

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I strongly recommend to check the option to create a shortcut on the desktop

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Then you just have to launch the application (or at a later time just use the shortcut created on the desktop)

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The first thing is the tool will check if there is any updates available for the tool

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If your phone is not connected, you will have to connect it

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If you hit the My Phone Was Not Detected it will force a device discovery

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If your phone has been connected when you launched the application it will be displayed – it seems there is some sort of bugs here as the phone detected here is not my Nokia Lumia 1020

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If you hit your phone, the application will gather some details about the device

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And finally display the results which then will allow you to check/confirm you are running the latest available version for your device and if needed to rollback to a previous version

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