Microsoft rolled out a mandatory update yesterday for the Insider app, and the speculation was that this update would be followed by some other Windows 10 Mobile update. But it has now been discovered that the new Windows 10 update for Windows Insider brings significant changes. Users can now stop their Insider program membership so that they receive updates from the product track. Prior to this, users could go back to production mode only through a hard reset.
Changes in Windows Insider 18.104.22.168 Update
- A possible provisioning deadlock problem has been fixed
- In the About screen, Windows OS version is shown instead of the Phone build version.
- Leaving the Insider program rolls back the device to the official production build. After that, the phone will be able to receive official updates.
- Other small bug fixes.
One bug that really bugged Lumia 950 XL users was that they were on the latest Windows version yet could not update to the latest firmware when it was released. They either had to hard-reset the phone or use the Windows Device Recovery Tool. So the new Windows Insider update for Windows 10 makes it so easy to stop the Insider program membership and go back to production build. You can then install new firmware updates without interference.
Lumia 950/950 XL New Firmware Update: 01078.00027.15506.020xx
The new firmware update for the Lumia 950 and 950 XL brings down the phone heating, improves battery life, and more. Here’s the full changelog.:
- SD memory card gets improved support.
- Performance and stability improvements.
- Automatic display brightness settings improvements.
- Camera problem that caused noisy images in low-light has been fixed.
- 4K video problem causing stripes over the video playback has been fixed.
Windows 10 Mobile Release Date
Up till now, very limited Microsoft devices have got the Windows 10 Mobile running inside them, including the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and Lumia 640. But if recent rumors are to be believed, then the Windows 10 Mobile update will be rolled out by mid-February to all the Lumia devices that are currently running Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Thanks to the yesterday’s update, no more hard resets are required to switch to the production build from the Insider program. How many of you are going back to the production mode?