Now You Can Update Your Windows Phone From PC

Microsoft has cut the support for new features of Windows 10 Mobile, but shortly promises to patch remaining Windows Phone devices.

To help users of Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Mobile 10 update their smartphones, Microsoft has released the Updater tool with enhanced cable (OTC), which transfers updates from PC to mobile phone.

To install this program follow these instructions:

  • download the file named OtcUpdaterZip.exe and run it on the PC;
  • connect the phone to the PC via USB;
  • it should not be blocked;
  • turn on the airplane mode to use the update program.

There are requirements from Microsoft:

"Key requirements: - device must be able to connect to a PC via USB - device with PIN lock must be unlocked before using the OTC Updater - device must be in Airplane mode before using the OTC Updater - PC running a supported Windows client OS with latest service pack installed - PC must have a minimum of .NET 4.0 installed - PC must have Internet connectivity and be able to connect to WU." 

Earlier this month, the company finally stopped its attempts to crack the mobile market and said that all resources would focus on security updates, not on new features.

The chief execs of Windows and even Bill Gates have since switched to Android-phones, for example, as the Samsung Edition Galaxy S8 from Samsung, in which Microsoft applications are built-in by default.

The company also did not say anything about the release of the Feature 2 update for Windows phones that resembled the update of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is now released in batches.

On the Microsoft Support page there is a list of devices that are available for  the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 will be available for HP Elite x3, HP Elite x3 Verizon, Microsoft Lumia 550, Microsoft Lumia 650, Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL, Alcatel IDOL 4S, Alcatel IDOL 4S Pro, Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL, HP Elite x3 Telstra, Wileyfox Pro, Trinity NuAns Neo, Softbank 503LV, VAIO Phone Biz, MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601.

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