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Microsoft has announced Windows 10 and until couple of days back my Lumia 625 was still on Windows 8. So I decided updating OTA and to my dismay I got error 8018830f. While finding the solution online, different forum suggested different thing and surprisingly I did everything with no success. Seriously, from deleting memory hungry apps to factory reset, just everything.

One thing was clear, OTA will just not work in my case. The only choices left were either to take my Lumia to Nokia Store or get my own hands dirty and with no surprise latter was my choice. Sharing my personal experience and how I tackled it, today at GizmoStorm, I am here with How To Update Windows Phone Through PC :

Before We Begin, You Need:

  • Nokia Software Recovery Tool.

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  • Windows 7 or later on PC.
  • USB cable for connecting your Lumia with PC.
  • Minimum 4GB space available on your Lumia device.
  • Little patience as files downloaded via Nokia Software recovery tool can go as large as 2GB and it’ll take some time to download depending on your Internet connection.

See also: How To Instantly Share Files Between Windows Phone and Android and iOs

Note: This software will only work for Nokia devices, for other devices like Samsung and HTC, you can go for Windows Software Recovery Tool.

Updating via Recovery tool will delete all the data on your device. Make sure you back up all your important apps, settings, text messages, photos and videos by heading over to Settings-> Backup.

How To Update Windows Phone Through PC

How To Update Windows Phone Through PC

Step 1: Done with Installing Recovery tool on your Windows PC? If yes, open the tool.

Step 2: Connect your Lumia with PC and wait until it detect your device, It’ll take few seconds. You’ll see the latest Software update you can have on your Lumia.

In the screenshot provided below, both the software version installed on my phone and latest software version available are same as I have already updated my Lumia. In your case, if you are not on the latest Windows version, it’ll be different.

How To Update Windows Phone Through PC
Step 3: Please make sure, you have backed up all your Important data and then Press Install. You’ll now begin downloading the software. Installation time depends upon network speed, but your download might take about 30-45 minutes. 15 minutes time suggested by Microsoft just turned out to be gimmick for me.

Step 4: Bingo! You are done with all the necessary steps required to update your Nokia Lumia. After installation completes, restore your backup and enjoy the latest Software version.

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